Icelandic Wonders & Wildlife

21st Jul 2021 10 nights Sails from Rosyth (Edinburgh) Balmoral L2122
West Fjords of Iceland with picturesque moutains and waterfalls West Fjords of Iceland with picturesque moutains and waterfalls

Smaller-sized Balmoral takes you deeper into Iceland, to experience the sheer, awe-inspiring beauty of this dramatic, capricious island to the full. On your in-depth exploration, you’ll uncover landscapes and waterways out of reach to larger ships – see the best of the beautiful Westfjords, including the stunning bird haven of Vigur Island, during a visit to Ísafjörður; and at Seyðisfjörður, immerse yourself in the sights and sounds of towering mountains, stunning glaciers and magnificent waterfalls.

As well as lesser-known treasures, some of Iceland’s greatest and most famous wonders also await you. While Reykjavik boasts architectural and cultural highlights galore, chances to explore the Golden Circle and watch the violent waters of geysirs and cascading waterfalls make their mark on the landscape, or indulge in pure relaxation in the Blue Lagoon’s geothermal waters, are sure to tempt. For an experience of a lifetime, you could also join a whale watching adventure – to look out for whales, dolphins and porpoises living freely in their unspoilt natural habitat – from Akureyri, which is also the starting point for tours to glorious Godafoss waterfall and Lake Mývatn.

Your Itinerary

  • Experience the awe-inspiring beauty of Iceland
  • Discover stunning scenes out of reach to larger ships
  • Witness the waterfalls of the Golden Circle
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Bringing the world closer

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

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, carrying up to 1,350 guests is 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.