North Atlantic Saga: Scotland, The Faroe Islands & Iceland

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North Atlantic Saga: Scotland, The Faroe Islands & Iceland

in United Kingdom · about Adventure

Emerging from the mists of legend, the north Atlantic isles are wonders of geology, ecology, and human history. From the craggy coastline of Scotland, past the staggering cliffs of the Faroe Islands to the volcanic plains of Iceland, this expedition charts a course unlike any other on Earth. Join us as we explore ancient Neolithic ruins on rugged Celtic islands, and sail into the sagas of Norse explorers bound for far-flung Arctic shores. Hikers and bird-watchers alike will delight in the puffins and skuas that wheel over wave-battered headlands. You’ll experience local culture in villages that have been occupied since ancient times, and meet modern-day fishermen working the same waters that fed their forebears. Find seabird populations abounding in their vast nesting grounds. Photograph exquisite wildflowers in early summer bloom. Visit newborn islands, picturesque communities, and sprawling glaciers. Join the lucky few who have traveled in the wake of the Vikings from Aberdeen to Reykjavík—charting an ancient course between modern ports, amid the mythic islands of the north Atlantic!


HIGHLIGHTS

  • Stand amidst the Neolithic standing stones of Stenness and Brodgar
  • Wander the prehistoric villages of Skara Brae and Jarlshof, c. 3180 BC!
  • See the teeming fulmar, puffin, and gannet colonies along the cliffs of Fair Isle
  • Shop for exquisite handicrafts unique to the North Atlantic islands
  • See one of the world’s newest islands, the volcanic Surtsey in Iceland
  • Discover Tórshavn, capital of the Faroes, with its superb walking opportunities
  • Be among the few to sail the dramatic seascapes and cliffs of western Faroes
  • Experience Reykjavik, the world’s northernmost capital city—and one of its greenest and cleanest



INTENDED ITINERARY

JUNE 21–JULY 1, 2018

Day 1: Aberdeen, Scotland

Day 2: Stromness, Orkney Islands

Day 3: Fair Isle & Grutness, Shetland Islands

Day 4: Suðuroy Island and Sumba, Faroe Islands

Day 5: Tórshavn

Day 6: Western Faroe Islands

Day 7: Mykines Island

Day 8: At Sea ->Surtsey Island, Iceland

Day 9: Heimaey, Westman Islands

Day 10: Southwest Iceland

Day 11: Reykjavík, Iceland




EXPEDITION COSTS INCLUDE:

*Passage aboard the Ocean Endeavour *Applicable taxes *Pre-departure materials *Special access permits, entry and park fees *Team of expedition staff *Educational program *Nikon Camera Trial Program *Interactive workshops *Evening entertainment *Guided activities *Sightseeing and community visits *All shipboard meals *All Zodiac excursions *Port fees

EXPEDITION COSTS DO NOT INCLUDE:

*$250 Discovery Fund Fee *Commercial & charter flights *Gratuities (suggested $15 usd per passenger, per day) *Bicycle rentals *Personal expenses *Mandatory medical evacuation insurance *Additional expenses in the event of delays or itinerary changes *Possible fuel surcharges *Pre- & post-trip hotel accommodation *Additional costs associated with payments made by credit card *Program Enhancements



Terms, conditions and restrictions apply; pricing, availability, and other details subject to change and/ or apply to US or Canadian residents. Please confirm details and booking information with your travel advisor.

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