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Whales & Volcanic Landscapes of Iceland

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Strokkur geyser, Iceland Strokkur geyser, Iceland
11 Jul 2024
Dover
11 nights
Borealis

Your cruise at a glance

Hand-crafted highlights

This cruise to the Land of Fire & Ice offers opportunities to see nature at its most powerful. Awe-inspiring wonders of nature can be seen throughout your sailing, including the spurting Strokkur Geyser, the powerful Goðafoss & Gullfoss Waterfalls, and the imposing Hekla, Katla & Eldfell Volcanoes. Your visit has also been perfectly timed to see puffins before they migrate, and to spot humpback Whales on a tour from Akureyri. You can also search for marine life from the comfort of your ship, assisted by conservationists from wildlife charity ORCA. Elsewhere, tours to Vigur Island (reachable from Ísafjörður) and a visit to the hard-to-reach island of Heimaey present the best chances of spotting puffins. And of course, there is time to relax and enjoy the scenic sailing of the picturesque Seydisfjordur and Isafjordur too.

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Highlights

Dynjandi foss cascade waterfall, Westfjords, Iceland

Explore the Land of Fire & Ice

 

We have planned this itinerary to allow you to discover the contrasting volcanoes, fjords, geysers, glaciers and waterfalls which give Iceland it’s famous moniker. From Reykjavík, you can explore the spectacular Golden Circle, visiting Thingveller National Park, Geysir Geothermal Area and Gullfoss Waterfall, while our call into Ísafjörður has you perfectly placed to visit the thundering waters of Dynjandi Falls. You will be joined on board by Geologist Tony Waltham who will speak about the volcanoes, glaciers and waterfalls of Iceland ahead of our arrival.

 

Blue Lagoon, Iceland

Experience the Icelandic Culture

At each port of call on this exciting cruise, you can experience the Icelandic way of life, a blend of ancient traditions and modern influences shaped by the country’s unique history and landscapes. Embrace the wellness culture by relaxing in the warm waters of the Blue Lagoon or Sky Lagoon from Reykjavík, enjoy a hike to Valagil Waterfall from Ísafjörður, and ride across the volcanic landscapes on horseback from Akureyri. You can also discover the rich folklore of Iceland, abundant with mythical creatures and epic sagas.

Humpback whale fluking tail

Seek Out Whales, Dolphins & Seabirds

We have timed this cruise to give you the best possible opportunity to spot wildlife such as humpback whales and puffins in their natural habitats, before they head south in August. Puffins are often seen at Eyjafjörður, Iceland’s longest fjord, which also attracts cetaceans such as dolphins and even blue whales. Ocean conservationists ORCA will also be on board, leading wildlife spotting sessions on deck and helping you identify the marine life you may see. 

Itinerary

Cruise Itinerary

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Life On Board

Introducing Borealis

Sister ship to Bolette, Borealis is perfectly suited for enjoying scenic cruising of the world's lesser-known waterways. From cruising past remarkable landscapes and historical sites to capturing the beauty of the natural world. 

Borealis at sea at sunset
Borealis at sea at sunset

Borealis

Sister-ship to Bolette, Borealis is perfectly suited for taking guests on a journey around the globe, enabling more exploration in more exciting ports. Her smaller size, spacious public areas, open deck spaces and impressive array of restaurants make her perfect for longer voyages, and shorter journeys alike.

702 cabins
1,360 guests
662 crew
61,849 GT
25kts max speed
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Sample Shore Tours

At each port of call on your cruise, we carefully research and hand pick Shore Tour options for you, designed for you see as many of the world's best destinations as possible.

Below, you will find some sample Shore Tours which will give you an example of what to expect on your cruise. Your Shore Tours will be available to book approximately 8-13 weeks prior to departure via your My Cruises account.

Whale watching tour excursion

Whale Watching with a Marine Biologist

Embark on a picturesque drive along Eyjafjörður to Húsavík, then board a boat for a voyage with a Marine Biologist across Skjálfandi Bay. Keep watch for humpback whales, minke whales, white-beaked dolphins, and porpoises. After returning, savor a delightful meal and explore the Whale Museum.

££££

Akureyri

Godafoss waterfall, Iceland

Waterfall Tour of the North

Witness some of Iceland’s most spectacular waterfalls and landscapes on this scenic tour including Lake Mývatn, Dettifoss Waterfall and Goðafoss Waterfall.

££££

Akureyri

Horseback Riding in Akureyri

Begin your tour with a scenic drive into the countryside to a local stable home to Icelandic horses. Upon arrival, you will receive a safety briefing and demonstration before embarking on a scenic ride horseback through the countryside near Akureyri.

££££

Akureyri

Dynjandi Waterfall, Iceland

Dynjandi Falls

Visit the magnificent Dynjandi Waterfall. Located in the beautiful Arnarfjörður, this magnificent 100m tall waterfall cascades down the mountainside, spreading out like a bridal veil. You will have plenty of time here to explore, take pictures and enjoy the spectacular views.

££££

Ísafjörður

Charming village of Flateyri, Iceland

Secluded Valley Life

Explore rural life in the Westfjords with a visit to Holt Farm in Onundarfjordur. Meet local farmers, discover the historic farm church, and savor Icelandic treats at Holt Inn. Learn about farming practices and meet the sheep. Hear tales of the legendary cow Sæun before returning to your ship.

££££

Ísafjörður

Beautiful Icelandic Summer landscape with Fjord

A Taste of Ísafjörður's Fishing Life

Embark on a walking tour led by Kári, the friendly fish store owner in Ísafjörður. Explore the store's back area, learning about local fish species and enjoying a sushi tasting. Visit Dokkan microbrewery for beer sampling, then savor seafood soup at Tjöruhúsið, housed in one of Ísafjörður's oldest buildings.

££££

Ísafjörður

Gullfoss Waterfall

Golden Circle

Witness Iceland’s spectacular natural wonders. Drive over the moorlands of Mosfellsheiði en route to Þingvellir National Park. Visit Goðafoss Waterfall and watch the water from the Hvítá River thunder before visiting the Geysir geothermal area.

££££

Reykjavík

Puffins on a cliff, Lerwick

Puffin Paradise

Set sail on a scenic boat cruise to discover the protected habitats of the Atlantic puffin. Venture to the picturesque islands of Akurey or Lundey, where your Captain will bring you close to observe puffins and other bird species like fulmars, cormorants, eider ducks, and guillemots.

££££

Reykjavík

Thingvellir National Park

Ring of Fire - Geothermal Landscapes of Reykjavík

Explore the geothermal area surrounding Mount Hengill, an active volcano that last erupted 2,000 years ago. Visit Hellisheiði Geothermal Power Plant, Hveragerði, a town located on top of an old magma chamber, and Þingvellir National Park.

££££

Reykjavík

Your Guest Speakers

We’ve arranged for some wonderful guest speakers to join us for this cruise. They will be delivering a programme of insightful talks and activities to deepen your cultural, artistic and historical understanding of the destinations we will be exploring, well as helping you to enjoy the natural beauty of the places we visit.

Space

Dr. Chris Welch

Dr. Chris Welch is the Principal at Space-ist, the Interdisciplinary Aero Space Consultancy, and a former Astronautics and Space Engineering professor. He will be joining us to talk about the phenomenon of the Midnight Sun and other space-related topics.

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Tony Waltham
Geology

Dr. Tony Waltham

Geologist Dr. Tony Waltham will be joining us on this cruise to provide an insight into the volcanoes, geothermal energy and geology of Iceland.

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ORCA
Ocean Wildlife

Orca

Founded in 2001, ORCA is a group of Ocean Conservationists. Join them out on deck to search the seas for marine life.

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Treats & Pastimes

In addition to our Signature Experiences, we have a selection of lovely Treats & Pastimes for you to enjoy when on board. Just check your Daily Times each day for full details.

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Cabins, Prices & Offers

Cabin Options On Your Cruise

* Prices correct as of 07:00 16/06/2024, based on the lowest available Cruise Only fare, and on two people sharing a twin cabin. Please call +441473746175 for live availability & prices.

* Prices correct as of 07:00 16/06/2024, based on the lowest available Cruise Only fare, and on sole occupancy. Please call +441473746175 for live availability & prices.

Cabin Grades

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Suite

Balcony Junior Suite (BJ)

Borealis' Balcony Junior Suites have a private balcony and sitting/bedroom area.

Little man Solo traveller offer available

Saver Fare From £2,799 pp
Freedom Fare From £3,099 pp
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Balcony Junior Suite Wheelchair Adapted (BJD)

Borealis' Balcony Junior Adapted Suites have a balcony and sitting/bedroom area.

Little man Solo traveller offer available

Saver Fare From £2,799 pp
Freedom Fare From £3,099 pp
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Balcony Suite (BS)

Located on decks 6 & 7, Borealis' Balcony Suites have a private balcony.

Little man Solo traveller offer available

Saver Fare From £2,899 pp
Freedom Fare From £3,199 pp
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Premier Suite (PS)

Borealis' Premier Suites are located on Deck 7, and have a private balcony.

Little man Solo traveller offer available

Saver Fare From £3,899 pp
Freedom Fare From £4,199 pp

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Premier Suite Wheelchair Adapted (PSD)

Borealis' Premier Adapted Suites are spacious and stylish, and located on deck 7.

Little man Solo traveller offer available

Saver Fare From £3,899 pp
Freedom Fare From £4,199 pp
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Olsen Suite (OW)

The Olsen Suite is the largest suite on Borealis, with a private balcony and sitting area.

Freedom Fare From £6,199 pp
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Cruise Offers

Solo traveller offer available   Saver Fare
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What's Included

SO MUCH ALREADY INCLUDED

As well as our Signature Experiences, there are a host of other treats to enjoy on board our ships.

  • À la carte breakfast, lunch & dinner
  • Daily buffet dining options
  • Late night Supper Club
  • Afternoon tea
  • Self-service tea & coffee
  • In-cabin dining & snacks
  • Evening shows
  • Live music & dancing
  • Dance classes
  • Lectures & talks
  • Cookery demonstrations
  • Traditional deck games
  • Daily games & quizzes
  • Swimming Pools
  • Jacuzzis
  • Fitness Centre
  • Fitness Classes

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