Iceland landscape

© Michelle Valberg

Itinerary and Pricing

Small-Ship Expedition

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

June 24 to July 4, 2023

From $4,395 to $13,495 USD

Coming soon

Map

North atlantic saga 2023 map
  • 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
    The Adventure Begins

    Many of Aberdeen’s historic stone buildings are made of locally quarried granite; high in mica, they can sparkle like silver. The city is famed for its forty-five parks, gardens, and floral displays. Though it is now a modern city, Aberdeen retains its old world charm. We board the Ocean Endeavour in the afternoon.

  • Hall of clestrain

    © Dennis Minty

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

    Kirkwall is dominated by the massive St. Magnus Cathedral, dating from 1137. We’ll visit the Heart of Neolithic Orkney, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, where we’ll find the 4,000-year-old Ring of Brodgar. We’ll also tour the Hall of Clestrain, childhood home of Arctic explorer John Rae.

  • Fair isle puffin photographer

    Day 3: Fair Isle
    Birdwatching & Island Culture

    Once a Viking hub, Fair Isle is now an idyllic island colony of artists and shepherds. The island boasts 350 bird species, including puffins and great skuas in substantial numbers. The local museum is dedicated to preserving island heritage.

  • Sumba

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

    Suðuroy Island, Faroes, is famed for its dramatic cliffs towering over the North Atlantic, and is a paradise for birds, including European storm petrels and Atlantic puffins. The village of Sumba, population 239 and occupied since the seventh century, is a stronghold of Faroese chain dancing. Hiking is excellent in the foothills of nearby Beinisvørð Mountain, affording spectacular, panoramic views of the region.

  • Torshavn Faroes

    Day 5: Tórshavn
    Museums, Shopping, and Cafés

    Tórshavn, “Thor’s harbour,” is the Faroe Islands’ capital and largest town. A former Viking trading centre, Tórshavn is a splendid little city to explore. The National Art Gallery is a treasure surrounded by gorgeous grounds with walking trails. We will visit Nordic House and experience excellent shopping, restaurants, and pubs.

  • Western Faroe Islands

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

    The northwestern shores of Eysturoy and Streymoy islands are perfect for hiking, birding, and photography. Charming villages connected by high-tech tunnels through mountains and beneath the ocean floor are a unique and startling feature of Faroese life. The spectacular waterfall at Gásadalur is reached through one such tunnel—but look for the old switchback trail over the mountain, once used by the local postman!

  • Mykines Island puffins

    Day 8: Mykines Island
    Birdwatching

    Mykines is the westernmost of the Faroes and a geological marvel. Great columns of balsalt (called the Stone-wood) tower thirty metres above the ocean. On the western end of the island, connected by a forty metre footbridge, is the islet Mykineshólmur, famed for its sea stacks and a lighthouse dating to 1909. Mykines has been identified as an Important Bird Area by BirdLife International.

  • At sea stack north atlantic saga

    Day 9: At Sea
    Onboard Learning

    Today we will enjoy a day at sea with plenty of onboard education opportunities. We'll also spend time out on deck, using our binoculars and keeping our eyes open for marine wildlife and seabirds!

  • Heimaey Vestmannaeyjar 01

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

    Vestmannaeyjar lies off the south coast of Iceland and comprises fourteen islands, numerous rocks, and skerries. Only the largest island, Heimaey, is inhabited. Numerous species of seabirds, including the famous puffin, nest in the steep rock faces along the ocean cliffs, which make for beautiful Zodiac cruising.

    The volcanically active area has seen two major eruptions in recent times: the formation of the island of Surtsey in 1963, and the Eldfell eruption ten years later that destroyed much of Heimaey.

  • Reykjavik icland north atlantic saga

    Day 11: Reykjavík, Iceland
    A Fond Farewell

    Reykjavík (“smoky bay”) is a cosmopolitan capital city on the site of what is believed to be the first permanent settlement in Iceland, established in the year 874 CE. Entirely powered by geothermal energy, Reykjavík is among the cleanest, greenest, and safest cities in the world.

    We’ll disembark the Ocean Endeavour in the morning.

Pricing and Cabins

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

    Coming soon

  • 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

  • Free Single Supplement Icon

    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.

  • Family Friendly Icon

    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.

  • Price Guarantee Icon

    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.

Adventure Canada itineraries may be subject to change without notice due to weather, ice, and sea conditions