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Whales & Volcanic Landscapes of Iceland

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Stunning Eruption of Strokkur Geysir in Iceland Stunning Eruption of Strokkur Geysir in Iceland
15 Jun 2024
Liverpool
12 nights
Bolette

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Remarkable scenery, fascinating wildlife and wonders of nature await on this exploration of Iceland, planned to coincide with the phenomenon of the Midnight Sun, and for the best time of year to see puffins. As well as on a whale-watching tour from Akureyri, you will have the chance to spot marine life from Bolette with the help of wildlife charity ORCA. Immerse yourself in local life by sampling freshly caught seafood, relax in the soothing waters of the Blue Lagoon or Myvatn Natural Baths, or experience horseback riding through the countryside on an Icelandic horse. Geothermal activity presents itself at every turn, from thundering waterfalls to spurting geysers; and you'll have the chance to take in the photogenic sites of Gásadalur and the dramatic Vestmanna cliffs. 

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Highlights

Geysirs, Iceland

Volcanic Vistas

Your cruise to Iceland offers the opportunity to experience a multitude of outstanding and unique vistas, including geysers, waterfalls and glaciers, from both Bolette and when ashore. From Reyjavik, join us on a tour to the Golden Circle and explore the magnificent Thingveller National Park, Geysir Geothermal Area and Gullfoss Waterfall. You are also perfectly placed to enjoy a visit to Raufarholshellir Cave, a spectacular lava tunnel formed thousands of years ago; or marvel at the sheer power of Strokkur geyser. Bolette will also journey into the calm waters of Seydisfjordur, Isafjordur and Eyjafjordur. You'll be joined on board by geologist Glynda Easterbrook, who will speak about some of the natural landmarks you will see on this cruise.

Blue Lagoon, Iceland

Icelandic Identity

Each of the Icelandic destinations on this fantastic cruise offer you the chance to immerse yourself in local life. Icelandic folklore tells rich tales of trolls and elves over many centuries, which are deeply rooted in the country's culture, and are revered still to this day by showing equal respect for the nature and supernatural of local landscapes. Embrace the culture of wellness here by relaxing in the warm waters of the Blue Lagoon or Myvatn Natural Baths; or choose to hike or ride across volcanic terrain on horseback. Reykjavik local, Sólveig Dagmar Þórisdóttir, will be on board to speak to you about the culture and way of life in Iceland.

 

Dolphins in Iceland

Whales, Dolphins & Seabirds

Your Bolette cruise has been timed to provide you with the best possible chance of seeing marine life such as humpback and minke whales, and white-beaked dolphins who come here to feed in the nutrient-rich waters; and puffins who come here to breed in the summer months. Join us on a tour from Akureyri to see these magnificent creatures with a marine biologist, who will share their extensive knowledge of whales with you. Wildlife charity ORCA will join you on board, and will be out on deck helping you find ocean wildlife and seabirds. 

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Life On Board

Introducing Bolette

With just 690 cabins Bolette fits perfectly in our fleet of smaller ships. With her warm, welcoming atmosphere, timeless style, and classic open deck spaces providing a place to fully immerse yourself in the magic of ocean cruising.

Bolette in Olden, Norway
Bolette at sunrise

Bolette

Bolette is one of the largest ships, by overall size, in our fleet. 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, Bolette is very much in keeping with what our guests have come to expect from a Fred. Olsen ship.

690 cabins
1,338 guests
657 crew
62,735 GT
24.5kts 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.

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

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

Vigur Island

Vigur Island

Visit the island of Vigur, famous for its enormous colony of birdlife. Species here include puffins, eider ducks, arctic terns, black guillemots and razorbills.

££££

Ísafjörður

Whale Watching

Whale Watching

This adventure through Eyjafjörður will give you spectacular 360-degree views of the stunning mountain ranges as you sail the tranquil waters in search of the gentle and curious giants who live here.

££££

Akureyri

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.

Glynda Easterbrook
Geology

Glynda Easterbrook

A Fellow of the Geological Society and an Earth Scientist, Glynda will be on board speaking on a range of topics which relate to the natural world in the destinations we will be visiting.

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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 15:00 26/05/2024, 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 15:00 26/05/2024, based on the lowest available Cruise Only fare, and on sole occupancy. Please call +441473746175 for live availability & prices.

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Balcony Junior Suite (BJ)

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

Little man Solo traveller offer available

Saver Fare From £3,499 pp
Freedom Fare From £3,699 pp

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Balcony Junior Suite Wheelchair Adapted (BJD)

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

Little man Solo traveller offer available

Saver Fare From £3,499 pp
Freedom Fare From £3,699 pp
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Balcony Suite (BS)

Located on deck 6, Bolette's Balcony Suites have a private balcony

Little man Solo traveller offer available

Saver Fare From £3,699 pp
Freedom Fare From £3,899 pp
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Premier Suite (PS)

Bolette’s Premier Suites are located on Deck 7, and have a private balcony.

Freedom Fare From £5,199 pp
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Premier Suite Wheelchair Adapted (PSD)

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

Freedom Fare From £5,199 pp
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Olsen Suite (OW)

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

Freedom Fare From £7,499 pp
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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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