Classic Scenic Iceland

14th Jul 2022 9 nights Sails from Newcastle Balmoral L2219
FROM ONLY £1,499 per person
Dettifoss waterfall, Iceland Dettifoss waterfall, Iceland
FROM ONLY £1,499 per person
FREE On Board Spend up to £100pp plus tips covered

On-board spend/Tips covered offer: applicable to new bookings, made from 16/08/21 onwards, on sailings of up to 19 nights in duration, departing from the UK, between January 2022 and May 2023, excluding cruises L22SN, T2212, & M2223; cruises over 20 nights & Fly-cruises including M2233 are excluded. Free On Board Spend amount is per person (pp), up to two guests per cabin, amount varies per cruise up to £100 pp. E&OE.

As Balmoral guides you on this circumnavigation of Iceland, taking in remote waterways and destinations along the way, you’ll experience the scenic wonder of this remarkable country to the full.[ReadMoreMob] From Reykjavik, you can tour to the Golden Circle and watch bursting geysers and cascading waterfalls make their mark on the landscape, while Ísafjörður is your gateway to the beautiful westfjords and the bird haven of Vigur Island. After Ísafjörður, enjoy views of Hornstrandir’s majestic mountains and the jagged, tooth-like peaks of Drangaskörð.

At Akureyri, opt to see the splendour of the Godafoss and Dettifoss waterfalls or, for an experience of a lifetime, go whale watching on the lookout Humpback and Minke whales, dolphins and porpoises in their natural habitat. Finally, after revelling in the beauty of Eyjafjörður, pretty Hrísey and Grimsey, and cruising by Borgarfjordur Eystri – home to a large population of elves, according to local folklore – there’s a visit Seyðisfjörður. Here you you can savour scenes of towering mountains and colourful houses, or perhaps tour to the enchanting Skálanes Nature and Heritage Centre.  

Your Itinerary

  • Go whale watching in Akureyri
  • Explore natural wonders including Gullfoss Waterfall
  • Cross the Arctic Circle
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Balmoral, carrying up to 1,350 guests is small enough to navigate narrow waterways such as Kiel Canal and bring inspirational sights and experiences closer to you.

Like the rest of the fleet, Balmoral retains a warm, welcoming atmosphere and features comfortable accommodation and lounges, stylish restaurants and plenty of open-deck space.

In recent years, we have seen a new era emerging in cruising.

There is a trend for everything to get bigger and busier, and for a cruise to be seen as an alternative to a large luxury resort, with a limitless flurry of activity. But this is not for us. Find out more 

1. WE ARE PROUD TO SAIL OUR OWN COURSE

We are free to do things a different way because we are family-run. Of course some people enjoy the bigger, busier cruises, but it is not for everyone, and it is not for us. We prefer to do things, 'The Olsen Way'.

2. SMALLER IS BETTER

We have fewer guests, so the atmosphere on board our ships is always warm and civilised. Our smaller ships allow us to visit the more interesting places that the world has to offer.

3. HAND-CRAFTED, NOT MASS PRODUCED

We pride ourselves on putting our all into the Fred. Olsen cruise experience. Our itineraries are created from scratch every year, our service is genuinely personal and each and every area of our ships is designed by hand.