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10 days - Hurtigruten Voyage exploring the castles, capitals and Vikings
Starting from Hamburg, sail the picturesque coasts of England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, and the Faroe Islands before arriving in Iceland. You’ll see beautiful English cliffs and countryside, stunning Scottish islands, and vibrant capital cities. This is also a journey into the past as you visit the ancient ruins of castles, abbeys, and former Viking settlements.
- Visit the coasts of England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, the Faroe Islands and Iceland
- Enjoy scenery such as Cornwall’s Isles of Scilly and Isle of Man, a Biosphere Reserve
- Learn about Viking history on the Isle of Man and in the Western Scottish Isles
- Watch for rich marine and bird life along the coast and around the islands
- Day 1
- Depart Hamburg
- Day 2
- Day at sea
- Day 3
- Dartmouth, England
- Day 4
- Beauty, history and wildlife on Isles of Scilly
- Day 5
- Viking History on a Celtic Island
- Day 6
- Belfast - Charming industrial capital
- Day 7
- Isle of Lewis in the Outer Hebrides
- Day 8
- Torshavn, Faroe Islands
- Day 9
- Day at sea
- Day 10
- Northernmost Capital City in the World
- Start/End Place
- Destinations Visited
- 10 Days
MS Fridtjof Nansen
- Expedition cruise in a cabin of your choice
- Full board including beverages (house beer and wine, sodas, and mineral water) in restaurants Aune and Fredheim
- Complimentary tea and coffee
- Complimentary Wi-Fi on board. Be aware that we sail in remote areas with limited connection. Streaming is not supported.
- Complimentary reusable water bottle to use at water refill stations on board
- English-speaking Expedition Team
- Range of included excursions, onboard activities and lectures
- Loan of trekking poles, and all equipment for activities
- Complimentary wind and water-resistant expedition jacket
- International flights
- Travel insurance
- Luggage handling
- Optional shore excursions with our local partners
- Optional small-group activities with our Expedition Team
- Optional treatments in the onboard wellness and spa area
Day 1 - Depart Hamburg
The second-largest city in Germany is also one of the greenest urban areas in Europe – boasting large parks, botanical gardens and nature reserves. Before embarking on your ship, you may want to enjoy a tour on a harbour barge to explore some of the city´s canals.
Day 2 - Day at sea
Enjoy a relaxing day at sea, sailing to Dartmouth. Scout for wildlife from the observation deck or the Explorer lounge, spend time in the Science Center, soak in the hot tubs and the pool, and listen as the Expedition Team briefs you on the days to come.
Day 3 - Dartmouth, England
Set on the banks of the River Dart, the enchanting town of Dartmouth is steeped in maritime history and boasts Britain’s largest Naval College along with a rich cultural history. Buckfast Abbey, castles, steam trains and magnificent walking trails are just a few of the compelling attractions waiting to be explored during our visit.
Ship will be anchored in the centre of the town with a short tender ride ashore, allowing you easy access to visit the town on your own. Or join one of the impressive excursions to learn more about this fascinating town.
Day 4 - Beauty, history and wildlife on Isles of Scilly
This enchanting archipelago off the coast of Cornwall is home to outstandingly beautiful, uncrowded and unspoilt islands.
Ideal for exploring on foot, the town of Tresco is home to the world famous Tresco Abbey Garden with its 20,000 plants from 80 different countries. You can also explore the castle ruins or stroll along the tropical-like white beaches. You may also visit St. Mary’s – the largest of the islands – with its rocky coves, archaeological sites and charming Hugh Town.
Alternatively, join one of the optional excursions for a trip around the islands, visiting shipwreck sites, spotting seals basking on the rocks and cruising around the bird sanctuary of Annet to observe the puffins and numerous other breeding seabirds.
Day 5 - Viking History on a Celtic Island
With a rural landscape and rugged coastline, the Isle of Man became a designated Biosphere Reserve in recognition of its marine and coastal ecosystems. Our location in Douglas enables us to explore the island which has a strong Celtic and Viking heritage. Explore a spectacular landscape of rolling hills, pebble-dash beaches and coastal paths. Visit magnificent castles and Viking museums, board a historic steam train, or just enjoy strolling through the town at your leisure.
Day 6 - Belfast - Charming industrial capital
A city of industry and elegance, Belfast is the birthplace of the Titanic, as well as being the capital and largest city of Northern Ireland. It is a gateway to a glorious countryside of pretty villages and a beautiful rugged coast with pristine beaches and breathtaking clifftop walks. Experience Giants Causeway, hike through spectacular scenery or explore what this impressive city has to offer.
Day 7 - Isle of Lewis in the Outer Hebrides
Originally a Viking settlement, Stornoway is the main town of the Western Isles and the capital of the Isle of Lewis, which is the largest and most northerly of the Outer Hebrides. A bustling harbour and waterfront with museums and art galleries are overlooked by the handsome Lews Castle which we invite you to explore with us. Further afield are mills and cottages where hard-wearing Harris Tweed is woven. There are tiny folk museums, the world-famous Callanish Standing Stones, and the mysterious Carloway Broch - the best preserved fort in Scotland dating back more than 2,000 years.
Day 8 - Torshavn, Faroe Islands
The Faroe Islands are a group of 18 isles that lie in the middle of the North Atlantic, halfway between the Shetland Islands and Iceland. Tórshavn is one of the smallest capitals in the world, with just 15,000 inhabitants. It was founded in the 10th century, and might very well be the oldest capital in northern Europe. Since the turn of the 20th century, Tórshavn has grown rapidly, and is today the economic, cultural and administrative centre of the Faroes. The town is a charming blend of old and new with small houses in nearly every colour.
Day 9 - Day at sea
The Expedition Team will host interesting talks and useful workshops in the onboard Science Center. You can also hit the gym, relax in the sauna, or soak in the outdoor hot tubs. Why not watch the world go by in the explorer lounge or from one of the outside observation decks.
Day 10 - Northernmost Capital City in the World
Voyage ends in Iceland’s trendy capital of Reykjavik. Its name means 'Smokey Bay', so called because of the columns of steam that rise from its many hot springs. We highly recommend booking a Post-Programme to explore the surrounding geysers, mountains, glaciers and geothermal baths on offer near to the city.
From price per person in twin share.
31 May 2021