A Taste of Iceland
Set sail from Liverpool and experience an incredible exploration of Iceland, taking in three sides of this spectacular country on a shorter, simply unforgettable adventure packed with highlights from beginning to end.
First you’ll call into Reykjavik after spending just two relaxing days at sea. Not only is the stunning Icelandic capital home to an abundance of interesting museums, galleries and delightful cafés, it’s also a gateway to the wonders of the Golden Circle. Not to be missed are the ‘Big Three’: the Gullfoss ‘Golden Waterfall', the Geysir Hot Springs and Thingvellir National Park. The mineral-rich waters of the Blue Lagoon Geothermal Spa are within easy reach too. Up next is Ísafjörður, where you can embark on an exhilarating kayaking tour and immerse yourself in untouched fjord scenery; or perhaps take a boat trip to Vigur Island, home of thousands of sea birds. From here it’s also possible to tour to the unspoilt Hornstrandir Nature Reserve, which boasts beautiful landscapes and huge colonies of various bird species. [ReadMore]
The following day will begin in Akureyri, ideally located for taking tours to 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 Black Watch 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. Finally you’ll visit the town of Seyðisfjörður after cruising the Borgarfjörður Eystri and Seyðisfjörður. Savour the magnificent scenery and admire the colourful houses here; or perhaps tour to the enchanting Skálanes Nature and Heritage Centre. Your time in Iceland will come to the perfect end with scenic cruising by the soaring mountains and rugged cliffs of a string of breathtaking waterways.