Exploring Rugged & Remote Greenland & Iceland

4th Aug 2023 14 nights Sails from Liverpool Borealis S2315
FREEDOM FARE FROM £2,599 per person
Church in Nanortalik in Greenland Church in Nanortalik in Greenland
FREEDOM FARE FROM £2,599 per person
£200pp Free On Board Spend or £400pp when booking a Suite

*Applicable to new bookings made from 16/03/2023 on 2022/23 cruises sailing from the UK, of 13 to 15 nights in duration, see terms & conditions.

Away from the regularly-trailed tourist routes, Borealis takes you to explore the remote regions of Greenland and Iceland and experience them at their most wild, untamed and unspoilt. You’ll be captivated throughout four days of Greenlandic adventure. There’s a diversion into awe-inspiring Prins Christiansund – rated Fred. Olsen guests’ best scenic cruising experience – to marvel at the mountains and glaciers of the surrounding ancient lands, while a rare visit to Narsarsuaq brings the remarkable Qooroq Ice Fjord within your reach. Take a boat tour from Narsarsuaq into majestic Qooroq and see magnificent icebergs up-close, hear their echoing creaks and roars, and breathe in the fjord’s cool, fresh air. Stops at Qaqortoq and Nanortalik offer a taste of Greenland’s authentic culture and Norse history too; visit museums to learn about the country’s past, and perhaps enjoy Kaffe-Mik with the friendly locals in Qaqortoq.[ReadMore]

In Iceland, a visit to Akureyri is a chance to tour to the the Godafoss ‘Waterfall of the Gods’ and tranquil Lake Mývatn. For an experience of a lifetime, join a boat tour seeking out humpback and minke whales, dolphins and porpoises, living freely in the surrounding waters. Wild wonders also await you from Reykjavik; the capital is your gateway to the Golden Circle where you can marvel at the natural power of the Gullfoss Waterfall and gushing Geysir hot springs. A rare visit to Heimaey, the largest of the Vestmannaeyjar Islands, affords an opportunity to discover the treasures of this volcanic gem, from its small coastal towns and villages, to coastal cliffs that are the perfect natural habitat for seabirds such as Atlantic Puffins, which nest here in large colonies during the summer.

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 


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'.


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.


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.

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.