Natural Wonders of Iceland - 17 April 2024
- Witness Iceland’s geology and geothermal activity
- Learn about Icelandic folklore on scenic cruising around the Westfjords
- Look for marine wildlife with ORCA en route to Iceland
During this discovery of Iceland’s natural wonders, you can encounter geology and geothermal activity, from thundering waterfalls to bursting geysers. From Akureyri, you can go in search of humpback whales in their natural habitat, while in Isafjörður and Seyðisfjörður you can see what life is like in the more remote areas of Iceland. There will be plenty of Scenic Discovery highlights too, including crossing the Arctic Circle to sail by Grímsey Island at sunset, and passing sites immortalised in Icelandic folklore, such as Hornstrandir and the Borgarfjörður Eystri.
DINING & LOUNGES
- À la carte breakfast, lunch & dinner
- Daily buffet dining options
- Late night Supper Club
- Afternoon tea
- Self-service tea & coffee
- In-cabin dining & snacks
TREATS & PASTIMES
- Evening shows
- Live music & dancing
- Dance classes
- Lectures & talks
- Cookery demonstrations
- Traditional deck games
- Daily games & quizzes
RELAXATION & FITNESS
- Swimming Pools
- Fitness Centre
- Fitness Classes
17 April 2024 Departing Newcastle
20 April 2024 Reykjavik, Iceland
Reykjavik is the world’s most northerly capital city - with its location on the southwest coast of the country, its within easy reach of the iconic Golden Circle trail to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Thingvellir, a keystone of Icelandic history, Gullfoss – the ‘Golden Waterfall’, considered to be the most beautiful waterfall in the country, and the Geysir geothermic area with its spouting geysers and bubbling mud pots.
21 April 2024 Ísafjörður, Iceland
Located on the peninsular of the Westfjords, with a backdrop of steep mountains, Ísafjörður has been one of Iceland’s most important fishing and trading centres for over two centuries. Ísafjörður is used as the starting point to visit the spectacular Dynjandi waterfall, cascading down the mountainside from a height of 100m, spreading out like a bride’s veil. The area surrounding Ísafjörður is the most rural in Iceland, with many secluded valleys that are home to historic and isolated farms.
22 April 2024 Akureyri, Iceland
The compact city of Akureyri is located at the end of the Eyjafjordur, Iceland’s longest fjord, and is the gateway to the breath-taking ‘Waterfall of the Gods’, Godafoss Waterfall. The waters around the fjord and coastline offer one of the best feeding grounds in the world for cetaceans, particularly humpback whales.
23 April 2024 Seyðisfjörður, Iceland
Located in the Eastfjords of Iceland, Seyðisfjörður is regarded as one of Iceland’s most picturesque towns, surrounded by valleys where 25 waterfalls cascade down into the lagoon at the head of the fjord. Skalanes Nature Reserve is situated on the south side of the town and many seabirds, such as the black tailed godwit, and cetaceans – including seal and porpoise, can be found here.
26 April 2024 Return to Newcastle