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Icelandic Wonders & Wildlife

Departed 22nd Jul 2018 13 nights Sails from Southampton Braemar M1818
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A seemingly endless collection of stunning natural wonders and an abundance of fascinating wildlife are yours to discover on this incredible exploration of Iceland aboard Braemar. Each port of call will be as breathtaking as the last; and the awe-inspiring sights and experiences will create memories which will last a lifetime.

Stopping overnight in Reykjavik is the perfect start to your Icelandic adventure. The stunning capital is your gateway to the wonders of the Golden Circle, and you’ll have plenty of time to take in the ‘Big Three’: The Gullfoss ‘Golden' Waterfall, the Geysir Hot Springs and Thingvellir National Park. Or perhaps you would prefer to visit the Blue Lagoon Geothermal Spa and bathe in the warm, mineral-rich waters; or take a boat tour along the coast on the lookout for Atlantic Puffins. The choice is yours before cruising on to Ísafjörður. Vigur Island is just a short boat ride away from Ísafjörður  the Westfjords largest town  and well worth a visit to encounter thousands of sea birds. Also close by is the unspoilt Hornstrandir Nature Reserve, where magnificent mountains and craggy cliffs are home to hundreds of birds of various species. [ReadMore]

The following day will begin in Akureyri, ideally situated for discovering the awe-inspiring Godafoss ‘Waterfall of the Gods’ and Lake Mývatn. The beauty of these natural wonders has to be seen to be believed. Alternatively you’ll have the chance join once-in-a-lifetime whale watching excursions, going in search of Minke and Humpback Whales, as well as dolphins and porpoises. Once back on board Braemar you will enjoy an evening of memorable scenic cruising, with the outstanding beauty of Eyjafjörður, Hrisey Island and Skjálfandi Bay to take in from the ship’s decks. The final stop of your epic Icelandic exploration is the town of Seyðisfjörður, stopping here after immersing yourself in the mysteries of the Borgarfjörður Eystri and cruising the twisting Seyðisfjörður. You could savour the magnificent scenery and admire the colourful houses here; though a tour to the enchanting Skálanes Nature and Heritage Centre, home to Eider Ducks and much more, is highly recommended. What’s more, before your exploration of Iceland you’ll also divert to the Faroe Islands and call into the charming capital, Tórshavn.