Natural Wonders of Iceland

17th Apr 2024 9 nights Sails from Newcastle Balmoral L2410
FREEDOM FARE FROM £1,399 per person
Godafoss waterfall in Iceland Godafoss waterfall in Iceland
FREEDOM FARE FROM £1,399 per person
Solo traveller offer available

Fantastic reduced single supplement deals available on selected grades on this sailing. T&Cs apply*

£100pp FREE On Board Spend or £200pp when booking a Suite

*Applicable to new bookings made from 16/03/2022 on 2022/23 cruises sailing from the UK, of 7 to 9 nights in duration, see terms & conditions.

On this circumnavigation of Iceland, you’re in for an unforgettable insight into the country’s geology and geothermal activity, witnessed in its thundering waterfalls, bursting geysers and incredible landscapes. Reykjavik is your gateway to some of the most iconic wonders; tour from the capital to the Golden Circle to watch geysers and waterfalls make their mark on the landscape, and even snorkel the crystal-clear waters of the Silfra Fissure. Meanwhile, from Ísafjörður, the beautiful scenery of the Westfjords and Vigur Island awaits your exploration.[ReadMore]

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, a visit to Seyðisfjörður is a chance to savour the sight of its colourful town, set to a backdrop of mighty mountains, and sample life in Iceland’s remotest regions. There are plenty of scenic cruising highlights on your Icelandic adventure too, including crossing the Arctic Circle to sail by Grímsey Island at sunset, and passing sites immortalised in Icelandic folklore, such as Hornstrandir and the Borgarfjörður Eystri.

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.

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.