Icelandic Wonders & Wildlife

29th Jun 2020 10 nights Sails from Rosyth (Edinburgh) Balmoral L2014
FROM ONLY £999 per person
Gullfoss waterfall, Reykjavik, Icelands Gullfoss waterfall, Reykjavik, Icelands
FROM ONLY £999 per person
Solo traveller offer available

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

Circumnavigating Iceland on board Balmoral, taking in extraordinary waterways and destinations along the way, you’re in for an exhilarating adventure packed with opportunities to marvel at the awe-inspiring natural wonders, dramatic landscapes and magical wildlife of one of the world’s most spectacular countries.[ReadMoreMob]

Your incredible Icelandic exploration kicks-off with views of Eyjafjallajökull Volcano, the notorious ‘Big E’ which famously erupted in 2010; Elliðaey Island, home of the ‘world’s most isolated house’; and the unusual Elephant Rock, all en route to the capital. Reykjavik is the gateway to the Golden Circle’s world-famous wonders; you could marvel at the thundering Gullfoss Waterfall and feel the heat from powerful geysers. [ReadMoreDesk]Or perhaps you’ll opt to visit the Blue Lagoon during your overnight stay, to bathe and relax in warm geothermal waters. Within the gorgeous Westfjords, a short visit to Ísafjörður affords an opportunity to head to Vigur Boat by boat to observe charming puffins in their breathtaking natural habitat; before Balmoral shows you Hornstrandir’s majestic mountains and the jagged, tooth-like peaks of Drangaskörð in all their remarkable glory. 

The following morning brings you the charming town of Akureyri, ideally placed for tours to the glorious Godafoss ‘Waterfall of the Gods’ and tranquil Lake Mývatn. For an experience of a lifetime, you can embark on a magical whale watching tour from Akureyri to seek out and see Humpback and Minke whales, dolphins and porpoises swimming and living freely in Iceland’s cold, azure waters. After Akureyri, a relaxing evening of scenic cruising takes in scenic Eyjafjörður and pretty Hrísey as you head for your final port of call. Arriving at Seyðisfjörður, you can savour scenes of towering mountains and colourful houses; or perhaps tour to the enchanting Skálanes Nature and Heritage Centre. Your Icelandic adventure will come to the perfect end, leaving this amazing setting behind to cruise by the pyramid-esque Dalatangi, Akurfell and Tóarfjall mountains, Nipukollur and Norðfjarðarhorn as you finally head for home.


Bringing the world closer
Braemar in Bordeux, France

Our size advantage means we can take you to places that some of the larger cruise vessels simply can’t. We dock close to the heart of some of the world’s most beautiful cities and can take you on scenic cruising adventures showcasing inspirational landscapes. Our itineraries are expertly crafted to make the most of this advantage.

Smaller but spacious
Guest swimming in pool, Marquee deck, Boudicca

Aboard our smaller, friendlier ships you'll find there's plenty of room to stretch out by the pool, enjoy a drink and great conversation with like-minded guests, and make the most of your time away. Sailing with hundreds, not thousands, of others allows you to get ashore faster too, and make the most of each destination.

Service with a smile
Waitress with drinks and guest on deck, Boudicca

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 fact, 97% of guests rated Fred. Olsen’s friendly, attentive staff ‘Excellent’ or ‘Good’.

Balmoral is the largest of Fred. Olsen's smaller, friendly ocean-going cruise ships – with capacity for up to 1,350 guests – yet is still 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.