Iceland landscape

© Michelle Valberg

Itinerary and Pricing Small-Ship Expedition Cruise
Scotland, The Faroe Islands, & Iceland: North Atlantic Saga

June 24 to July 4, 2023

From $4,395 to $13,495 USD

Save 15% until January 31, 2022

Applies to berth cost only.

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Map

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  • Day 1: Aberdeen, Scotland
  • Day 2: Kirkwall, Orkney
  • Day 3: Fair Isle
  • Day 4: Sumba, Suðuroy Island, Faroe Islands
  • Day 5: Tórshavn
  • Day 6–7: Western Faroe Islands
  • Day 8: Mykines Island
  • Day 9: At Sea
  • Day 10: Heimaey, Vestmannaeyjar (Westman Islands), Iceland
  • Day 11: Reykjavík, Iceland

Itinerary

  • Aberdeen 3

    Day 1: Aberdeen, Scotland
    Begin Your Adventure

    Board the Ocean Endeavour for an evening departure after enjoying some self-guided exploration in Aberdeen.

    Many of the historic stone buildings here are made of locally quarried granite; high in mica, they can sparkle like silver.

    The city is also famed for its forty-five parks, gardens, and floral displays. Though it is now a modern city, Aberdeen retains its old-world charm.

  • Orkney Scotland

    © Dennis Minty

    Day 2: Kirkwall, Orkney
    Visit the Heart of Neolithic Orkney UNESCO World Heritage Site

    Wander through the stone walls of the Heart of Neolithic Orkney, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, where you’ll find the 4,000-year-old Ring of Brodgar.

    Tour the Hall of Clestrain, childhood home of Arctic explorer John Rae and take in the sights of the city of Kirkwall, dominated by the massive St. Magnus Cathedral, dating from 1137.

  • Fair isle puffin photographer

    © Dennis Minty

    Day 3: Fair Isle
    Enjoy Birdwatching at a Quaint Island Community

    Journey to charming Fair Isle, once a Viking hub and now an idyllic island colony of artists and shepherds.

    Keep your binoculars handy to spot some of the 350 bird species that the island boasts, including puffins and great skuas in substantial numbers.

    Take a tour of the local museum, dedicated to preserving island heritage.

  • Western Faroe Islands

    © Dennis Minty

    Day 4: Sumba, Suðuroy Island, Faroe Islands
    Immerse Yourself in Faroese Culture & Spectacular Hiking

    Visit the village of Sumba on Suðuroy Island, population 239 and occupied since the seventh century—it is also a stronghold of Faroese chain dancing.

    Hike the foothills of nearby Beinisvørð Mountain, affording spectacular, panoramic views of the region.

    See for yourself why the island is famed for its dramatic cliffs towering over the North Atlantic and enjoy this paradise for birds, including European storm petrels and Atlantic puffins.

  • Torshavn Faroes

    © Dennis Minty

    Day 5: Tórshavn
    Visit Galleries, Shops, and Restaurants

    Explore the splendid little city of Tórshavn (“Thor’s harbour”), the Faroe Islands’ capital and a former Viking trading centre.

    Be sure to stop in at the treasured national art gallery at Nordic House, surrounded by gorgeous grounds with walking trails.

    Experience excellent shopping, restaurants, and pubs.

  • Mulafossur waterfall 02

    © Dennis Minty

    Day 6–7: Western Faroe Islands
    Soak in Dramatic Mountains & Waterfalls

    Travel to the northwestern shores of Eysturoy and Streymoy islands, perfect for hiking, birding, and photography.

    You’ll love these charming villages connected by high-tech tunnels through mountains and beneath the ocean floor, a unique and startling infrastructure feature of the Faroes.

    Take the perfect photo at the Múlafossur waterfall in Gásadalur, a small village home to about twenty people reached via one such tunnel—but look for the old switchback trail over the mountain, once used by the local postman when this village was only accessible by foot!

  • Mykines Island puffins

    © Dennis Minty

    Day 8: Mykines Island
    Delight in Excellent Birdwatching

    Make a stop at Mykines, the westernmost of the Faroe Islands and a geological marvel, where great columns of basalt tower thirty metres above the ocean.

    Enjoy excellent birdwatching on the islet of Mykineshólmur, connected by a forty-metre footbridge to the western end of Mykines, famed for its sea stacks and a lighthouse dating to 1909.

    The island has been identified as an Important Bird Area by BirdLife International.

  • Paint workshop

    © Michelle Valberg

    Day 9: At Sea
    Learn Onboard

    Deepen your understanding of the environment, cultures, and history of the region as we steam across the North Atlantic towards Iceland.

    Enjoy workshops and presentations, watch a documentary, and get out on deck!

  • Heimaey Vestmannaeyjar 01

    © Michelle Valberg

    Day 10: Heimaey, Vestmannaeyjar (Westman Islands), Iceland
    Marvel at Volcanic Landscapes

    Witness geology in action at Vestmannaeyjar, lying off the south coast of Iceland and comprised of fourteen islands, numerous rocks, and skerries.

    Learn about the compelling history of this volcanically active area that has experienced two major eruptions in recent times.

    1963 saw the formation of the island of Surtsey and the Eldfell eruption ten years later destroyed much of Heimaey, the largest of the Vestmannaeyjars.

    Enjoy a beautiful Zodiac cruise searching for the numerous species of seabirds that nest in the steep rock faces along the ocean cliffs here.

  • Reykjavik icland north atlantic saga

    Day 11: Reykjavík, Iceland
    Wave a Fond Farewell

    Complete your journey in Reykjavík, Iceland’s cosmopolitan capital that was established in the year 874 CE.

    Food, culture, and nightlife abound, while the National Culture House preserves treasures like the Poetic Edda and the Norse Sagas in their original manuscripts.

    Disembark the Ocean Endeavour in the morning and say your farewells in what is widely considered one of the cleanest, greenest cities in the world.

Pricing and Cabins

Canadian residents may opt to take advantage of Adventure Canada's in-house exchange rate and pay for their voyage in Canadian dollars, if desired. Contact us for more details.

Ship

Ocean Endeavour Labrador

Ocean Endeavour

Our spacious, ice-strengthened vessel features twenty Zodiacs, advanced navigation equipment, and stabilizers. A doctor, paramedic, medical clinic, and enhanced health regime offer peace of mind. Roomy facilities offer comfortable travel with plenty of breathing room for all.

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Details

  • Small-Ship Expedition

    Scotland, The Faroe Islands, & Iceland: North Atlantic Saga

    June 24 to July 4, 2023

    From $4,395 to $13,495 USD

    Save 15% until January 31, 2022

    Applies to berth cost only.

  • Single Supplement: No single supplement on a limited quantity of cabins in categories 3 to 7!

    Once these cabins are sold, the single supplement fee is 1.5 times the berth cost.

  • Starts: Aberdeen, Scotland

    Ends: Reykjavik, Iceland

Inclusions and Exclusions

Included:

  • Passage aboard the Ocean Endeavour
  • Applicable taxes and credit card fees
  • Complimentary expedition jacket
  • Contribution to Adventure Canada’s Discovery Fund
  • Special access permits, entry, and park fees
  • Expert expedition team
  • Guided activities
  • Sightseeing and community visits
  • All Zodiac excursions
  • Port fees
  • Pre-departure materials
  • Educational program
  • Nikon Camera Trial Program
  • Interactive workshops
  • Evening entertainment
  • All shipboard meals

Not Included:

  • Commercial and charter flights
  • Program enhancements/optional excursions
  • Gratuities
  • Personal expenses
  • Mandatory medical evacuation insurance
  • Additional expenses in the event of delays or itinerary changes
  • Possible fuel surcharges and administrative fees
  • Pre- and post-trip hotel accommodation

Incentives

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    Free Single Supplement

    For those who prefer not to share, we have a limited quantity of cabins in category 3 through to category 7 with no single supplement! Once these cabins are sold, the single supplement fee is 1.5 times the berth cost. Single occupancy in categories 8–10 is available at full double-occupancy rates. Can be combined with the Multi-Trip Promotion, League of Adventurers Loyalty Rewards Program, and 2023 Early Booking Bonus. Subject to cabin availability.

  • Multi Trip Promotion Icon

    Multi-Trip Promotion

    Receive 10% off the berth cost when you book more than one 2023 Ocean Endeavour expedition (excluding Antarctica). Can be combined with the Early Booking Bonus, Free Single Supplement, and League of Adventurers Loyalty Rewards Program.

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    Family Friendly

    Children four years old and younger pay only for charter airfare—and children two years and younger travel free! Children must be accompanied by a full-fare adult. Can be combined with the League of Adventurers Loyalty Rewards Program.

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    Price Guarantee

    If Adventure Canada reduces the price of the berth portion of the fare of any expedition more than 120 days prior to departure, previously booked clients may claim the lower rate. For more information, please visit adventurecanada.com/guarantee.

  • Save 30 Under 30 Icon

    Save 30% under 30

    Save 30% on the berth cost for travellers under thirty years of age. Can be combined with the Free Single Supplement and League of Adventurers Loyalty Rewards Program.

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