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Icelandic Wonders & Wildlife

18th Jun 2019 13 nights Sails from Dover Boudicca D1914
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FROM ONLY £1,899 per person *
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FROM ONLY £1,899 per person *
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Visits to four incredible Icelandic destinations are sure to thrill as Boudicca guides you on an unparalleled adventure taking in three sides of this spectacular country. Astonishing landscapes, awe-inspiring natural wonders and an amazing mix of wildlife, from whales and dolphins to seals and sea birds, awaits, leaving you spellbound every step of the way.

On the east coast of Iceland, your ship will divert into Reyðarfjörður – the longest and widest of the beautiful Eastern Fjords – and stop at the enchanting fishing town Eskifjörður. Here you’ll be presented with the stunning sight of Mount Hólmatindur, regarded as one of the most impressive scenic delights in the region. Continuing north, Boudicca will head for Iceland’s longest fjord, Eyjafjörður. Scenic cruising of this narrow, picturesque waterway en route to Akureyri will be an experience to remember; rugged cliffs, mountains and islands such as Hrisey – home to over 40 species of seabirds – come into view here. Once docked in Akureyri, an overnight stay will allow you time to go in search of natural treasures such as the glorious Godafoss ‘Waterfall of the Gods’ and Lake Mývatn; or even embark on once-in-a-lifetime whale watching tours for chances to see Humpback and Minke Whales, dolphins and porpoises in their unspoilt, natural habitat. Akureyri’s charming church, Art Museum and Botanical Gardens are worth discovering too. [ReadMore]

Within the scenic Westfjords, Ísafjörður – situated on the banks of one of Iceland’s deepest fjords – is a delight to explore. Here you can enjoy a relaxing day admiring the splendid natural harbour and uncovering the beautifully preserved timber houses and friendly cafés of the charming town centre. Alternatively, perhaps you’ll opt to marvel at magnificent untouched scenery on an exhilarating fjord kayak tour; or take a boat trip to see the puffins of Vigur Island. Ísafjörður is also your gateway to the remote Hornstrandir Nature Reserve. Enjoying an overnight stay in Reykjavik is the perfect way to end your Icelandic adventure. The world-famous wonders of the Golden Circle – the gushing Geysir hot springs, the mighty Gullfoss waterfall, and the UNESCO-listed Thingvellir National Park – are within your reach here, though you could choose to visit the Blue Lagoon and bathe in its warm geothermal waters. Two days in capital affords time visit interesting museums, galleries and delightful cafés too. As you finally head for home, you’ll call at Kirkwall en route back to Dover, for a chance to delve into the rich history and rugged scenery of the Orkneys.

Single supplement offers are available on selected grades on this sailing, please call for details.

Named after the British warrior Queen, Boudicca has built up a loyal following, combining style and space with the renowned personal Fred. Olsen service. Up to 880 guests can sail in comfort on board Boudicca, enjoying the welcoming, home-from-home ambience, ample space and fantastic restaurants, lounges, bars and facilities of a smaller, friendly ocean-going cruise ship.

Real ships
We don’t have boastful megaships. We take immense pride in our fleet of smaller-scaled vessels that retain the style, ambience and understated quality of a country house hotel.  We ensure they remain contemporary too: from winter 2016 to spring 2018 the whole fleet underwent dry dock refits to further enhance the facilities for guests. With the fifth generation Fred. Olsen as Chairman and 170 years of seafaring heritage behind us, we believe we’ve found the perfect formula for you to get the best out of your holiday with us.

Smaller but spacious
A smaller ship doesn’t mean less space; far from it. Each room is comfortably sized, with all that you’ll need to enjoy your holiday. In fact, our rooms are comparable to those on some of the mammoth cruise ships. While our vessels are on a more accessible scale, you can have just as much private space.  With fewer people on board it’s easy to find a quiet spot to relax in peace with a drink or a good book. There’s room to stretch out by the pool and you can get ashore more quickly too. And when you’re ashore, you’re seeing the best of each port of call with hundreds – not thousands – of others, giving you a much more authentic experience.

Service with a smile
Each member of the Fred. Olsen team has been carefully selected for their warm and welcoming personalities. The quality of our people, supported by training and development, ensures they will give you a great holiday: in guest feedback our staff are always the most highly-rated aspect of the whole experience.