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Fred. Olsen – Whales, Waterfalls & Geysers Of Iceland – 2023

  • Reykjavikurtjorn, Reykjavik - Summer night

    Reykjavikurtjorn, Reykjavik, Iceland - Summer night (NCN)
  • Namaskaro hot springs

    Namaskaro hot springs, Iceland (NCN)
  • Þingvellir National Park in autumn

    Þingvellir National Park, Iceland - In autumn (NCN)
Borealis - S2310 - Friday 16 June 2023 - 10 nights
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Sails from Liverpool

As Borealis takes you on a journey into peaceful waterways and by beautiful landscapes, in search of their wonders, wildlife and the cultural highlights of those who live amongst them, you’ll experience the very best of Iceland. There’s a visit to Reykjavik, gateway to some of the country’s greatest and most famous sites; you could opt to tour to the Golden Circle and witness the natural power of the Gullfoss Waterfall and gushing Geysir hot springs, or head for the Blue Lagoon for a dip in its thermal waters. Within the Westfjords, marvel at the wild, unspoilt landscapes that await you at Ísafjörður.Show less

When you visit Akureyri, you’ll be ideally placed to head to the Godafoss ‘Waterfall of the Gods’ and tranquil Lake Mývatn. Though for an experience of a lifetime, you could join a boat tour and seek out humpback and minke whales, dolphins and porpoises living freely in the surrounding waters. At scenic Seyðisfjörður, you can savour scenes of towering mountains and colourful houses; or perhaps tour to the enchanting Skálanes Nature and Heritage Centre. Throughout your adventure, you’re also in for unforgettable scenic cruising experiences; see the landscapes of Eyjafjörður, verdant, sparsely populated Hrísey and Borgarfjordur Eystri – home to a large population of elves, according to local folklore, and witness the breathtaking midnight sun too.

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Friday 16 June 2023

Cruise Itinerary

Friday 16 June 2023

Departure from Liverpool, United Kingdom

Board the ship mid-afternoon before you set sail later that evening.

Saturday 17 June 2023

At Sea

Enjoy a full day of cruising.

Sunday 18 June 2023

At Sea

Enjoy a full day of cruising.

Monday 19 June 2023

Seyðisfjörður, Iceland

Nestled in between the beautiful Mount Strandartindur and Mount Bjolfur in the Eastfjords of Iceland, Seyðisfjörður is a unique place, and home to a unique collection of wonderfully preserved wooden structures.

Regarded as one of Iceland’s most picturesque towns, Seyðisfjörður’s remoteness makes a visit here even more special.  The valley above the town echoes to the sound of the 25 thundering waterfalls formed by the river Fjaroara as it cascades down to a lagoon at the head of the fjord. Gufufoss is one of its very photogenic waterfalls.

Tuesday 20 June 2023

Akureyri, Iceland

Located in Northern Iceland, Akureyri is a beautiful town best known for its spectacular landscapes, lush vegetation and its diverse wildlife. On your journey to Akureyri you’ll sail through the longest fjord in Iceland, Eyjafjordur, a wonderful prelude to your time on shore.

The perfect destination for nature lovers, the waters surrounding the town are teaming with rare, native species such as humpback whales, minke whales, white-beaked dolphins and porpoises to go in search of. Within reach on tours are incredible natural wonders too, such as the Godafoss ‘Waterfall of the Gods’ and Lake Myvatn.

Wednesday 21 June 2023

Ísafjörður, Iceland

The pretty, ancient church site of Ísafjörður, perched on the peninsular of the Westfjords, has been one of Iceland’s busiest and most important fishing and trading centres for over 250 years. With its fine natural harbour, Ísafjörður is set against a backdrop of steep mountains and an arcing spit that extends out into the deep Skutulsfjörður.

The town centre’s preserved timber and tin-clad buildings are a joy to explore. Easily navigable streets offer warm cafes, bakeries and welcoming family-run restaurants that serve the finest locally caught seafood all year round. The Westfjords Heritage Museum has exhibits on the town’s maritime history, while the Old Hospital contains archives and photography. The occasional music festival in town provides the chance to experience modern Icelandic culture.

Thursday 22 June 2023

Reykjavik, Iceland

Reykjavik – Iceland’s stunning coastal capital and cultural centre – is the world’s most northerly capital. The city combines colourful buildings, impulsive, creative people, extraordinary design, and some of the country’s most beautiful natural wonders.

The cosmopolitan city with big heart is home to the Althing – the world’s oldest parliament, and the National and Saga Museums, which trace Iceland’s Viking history. The impressive Hallgrímskirkja Church bell tower and the rotating Perlan glass dome offer panoramic views off island. Reykjavik’s galleries and exhibitions, including the outstanding Reykjavík Art Museum and National Gallery, feature radical Icelandic design, and there are many public art installations.

Friday 23 June 2023

Reykjavik, Iceland

The capital has benefited from a surge in high-quality restaurant openings, offering a broad mix of creative cuisine. Daytime cafés switch to restaurants and bars at night – tapas, concept-dining and burger joints all sit comfortably together. And then there’s the wonderful nightlife.

Located in southwest Iceland – characterised by vast peninsulas, coves, straits and islands – Reykjavik is in easy reach of several must-see geological attractions. The iconic Golden Circle Trail includes the Blue Lagoon Spa, the Thingvellir National Park, the renowned Gullfoss Waterfall, and the incredible Geysir hot springs.

Nauthólsvík Geothermal Beach – Reykjavik’s little bit of paradise – is also unmissable. The popular sandy beach and geothermal lagoon, where cold sea and hot geothermal waters meet to produce higher temperatures, offers hot-tubs, steam baths and various water sports to try.

Saturday 24 June 2023

At Sea

Enjoy a full day of cruising.

Sunday 25 June 2023

At Sea

Enjoy a full day of cruising.

Monday 26 June 2023

Arrival at Liverpool, United Kingdom

After an early breakfast, disembark the ship for your journey home.

Important Ship Information Borealis

Borealis, like her sister ship Bolette, has capacity for less than 1,400 guests but is larger in overall size than the other vessels in the Fred. Olsen fleet. This means when you come on board for a memorable cruise holiday, to relax and enjoy a premium level of comfort – as well as our renowned personal service – in the elegant public areas, lounges, bars and dining venues, you have even more space in which to do so.

With its warm, welcoming atmosphere and timeless style, and classic open deck spaces providing a place to fully immerse yourself in the magic of ocean cruising, Borealis is very much in keeping with what our guests have come to expect from a Fred. Olsen ship.

Date  Arrival Departure  Port of Call
Fri 16 June 2023 Late PM Liverpool, United Kingdom
Sat 17 June 2023 Cruising
Sun 18 June 2023 Cruising
Mon 19 June 2023 Early AM Late PM Seyðisfjörður, Iceland
Tue 20 June 2023 Early AM Late PM Akureyri, Iceland
Wed 21 June 2023 Early AM Late Night Ísafjörður, Iceland
Thu 22 June 2023 Early AM Reykjavik, Iceland
Fri 23 June 2023 Early PM Reykjavik, Iceland
Sat 24 June 2023 Cruising
Sun 25 June 2023 Cruising
Mon 26 June 2023 Early AM Liverpool, United Kingdom

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