Natural Wonders of Iceland

31st Aug 2023 9 nights Sails from Liverpool Borealis S2318
FREEDOM FARE FROM £1,499 per person
Beautiful Oxararfoss waterfall in summer, Thingvellir National Park, Iceland Beautiful Oxararfoss waterfall in summer, Thingvellir National Park, Iceland
FREEDOM FARE FROM £1,499 per person
Solo traveller offer available

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

£100pp FREE On Board Spend or £200pp when booking a Suite

*Applicable to new bookings made from 16/03/2022 on 2022/23 cruises sailing from the UK, of 7 to 9 nights in duration, see terms & conditions.

Amongst scenes of spectacular landscapes and waterways, you can get closer to the wonders and wildlife of Iceland’s rugged lands than you may have imagined. Reykjavik is your gateway to uncovering a trove of natural treasures – tour the Golden Circle to be awe-struck by the sight of gushing Geysir hot springs, the mighty Gullfoss ‘Golden Waterfall’ and UNESCO-listed Thingvellir National Park; or perhaps visit the famous Blue Lagoon, to unwind in the soothing warmth of geothermal baths. At Ísafjörður, you can embark on an fjord kayaking adventure and immerse yourself in the tranquillity and natural beauty of the Westfjords, or take a boat tour to Vigur Island to encounter native puffins.[ReadMore]

For an experience of a lifetime, join a whale watching tour from Akureyri and go in search of whales, dolphins and porpoises in their unspoilt, natural habitat. You could take in the glorious Godafoss ‘waterfall of the gods’ and the bird haven of Lake Mývatn on tour too. At remote Seyðisfjörður, situated on a breathtaking waterway of the same name, you’ll revel in the sight and sounds of glorious glaciers, towering mountains and tumbling waterfalls. Throughout your adventure, you’re also in for unforgettable scenic cruising experiences; see the landscapes of Eyjafjörður and Borgarfjordur Eystri – home to a large population of elves, according to local folklore, enjoy a memorable sail by verdant, sparsely populated Hrísey as the sun rises, and watch Dynjandi Waterfall at sunset too.

In recent years, we have seen a new era emerging in cruising.

There is a trend for everything to get bigger and busier, and for a cruise to be seen as an alternative to a large luxury resort, with a limitless flurry of activity. But this is not for us. Find out more 


We are free to do things a different way because we are family-run. Of course some people enjoy the bigger, busier cruises, but it is not for everyone, and it is not for us. We prefer to do things, 'The Olsen Way'.


We have fewer guests, so the atmosphere on board our ships is always warm and civilised. Our smaller ships allow us to visit the more interesting places that the world has to offer.


We pride ourselves on putting our all into the Fred. Olsen cruise experience. Our itineraries are created from scratch every year, our service is genuinely personal and each and every area of our ships is designed by hand.

Borealis, like her sister ship Bolette, has capacity for less than 1,400 guests but is larger in overall size than the other vessels in the Fred. Olsen fleet. This means when you come on board for a memorable cruise holiday, to relax and enjoy a premium level of comfort – as well as our renowned personal service – in the elegant public areas, lounges, bars and dining venues, you have even more space in which to do so.

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, Borealis is very much in keeping with what our guests have come to expect from a Fred. Olsen ship.