Whales, Waterfalls & Geysers of Iceland

16th Jun 2023 10 nights Sails from Liverpool Borealis S2310
FREEDOM FARE FROM £1,699 per person
Gullfoss waterfall, Iceland Gullfoss waterfall, Iceland
FREEDOM FARE FROM £1,699 per person
£150pp FREE On Board Spend or £300pp when booking a Suite

*Applicable to new bookings from 16/03/2022 on 2022/23 cruises sailing from the UK, of 10 to 12 nights in duration, see terms & conditions.

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.[ReadMore]

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.

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.

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.