Uncovering the Natural Wonders of Iceland

20th Jun 2020 13 nights Sails from Dover Boudicca D2015
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FROM ONLY £1,899 per person
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FROM ONLY £1,899 per person

From whales to geysers, waterways to geothermal pools, the thrilling diversity of Iceland awaits your discovery on an incredible voyage. Exploring three sides of this astonishing country aboard Boudicca, you’ll be left spellbound by spectacular landscapes, awe-inspiring nature, amazing wildlife and the delights of four remarkable ports of call.

Scenic cruising by Eyjafjallajökull Volcano, which famously erupted in 2010; Elliðaey Island, home of the ‘world’s most isolated house’; and the unusual Elephant Rock kicks-off your Icelandic adventure, en route to the enchanting capital, Reykjavik. [ReadMoreMob]World famous natural wonders are all within your reach here; you could marvel at the thundering Gullfoss Waterfall and feel the heat from powerful geysers within the fabled Golden Circle. Alternatively, visit the Blue Lagoon to bathe in warm geothermal waters; or simply make the most of your two-day stay in Reykjavik to take in the city’s contemporary art galleries, quirky cafés and striking architecture. Within the scenic Westfjord, a visit to Ísafjörður – situated on the banks of one of Iceland’s deepest fjords – then offers a chance to uncover the beautifully preserved timber houses and friendly cafés of this quaint town. You can immerse yourself in untouched fjord scenery on a kayaking tour here too; or even head to Vigur Island by boat to observe charming puffins in their natural habitat. [ReadMoreDesk]

Sailing along the north coast, Boudicca will take you deep into Eyjafjörður – Iceland’s longest fjord – all the way to Akureyri, gateway to the glorious Godafoss ‘Waterfall of the Gods’ and beautiful 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. Finally, arriving at Seyðisfjörður – one of the most picturesque ports on the stunning east coast – affords you an opportunity to savour scenes of towering mountains and colourful houses; or perhaps tour to the enchanting Skálanes Nature and Heritage Centre. In addition to your unforgettable Icelandic exploration, your cruise will also include a visit to Scotland’s rugged, captivating Orkney Islands and time in Tórshavn, capital of the pretty Faroe Islands.

Named after the British warrior Queen, Boudicca has built up a loyal following, combining style and space with the renowned personal Fred. Olsen service. Up to 880 guests can sail in comfort on board Boudicca, enjoying the welcoming, home-from-home ambience, ample space and fantastic restaurants, lounges, bars and facilities of a smaller, friendly ocean-going cruise ship.

Real ships
We don’t have boastful megaships. We take immense pride in our fleet of smaller-scaled vessels that retain the style, ambience and understated quality of a country house hotel.  We ensure they remain contemporary too: from winter 2016 to spring 2018 the whole fleet underwent dry dock refits to further enhance the facilities for guests. With the fifth generation Fred. Olsen as Chairman and 170 years of seafaring heritage behind us, we believe we’ve found the perfect formula for you to get the best out of your holiday with us.

Smaller but spacious
A smaller ship doesn’t mean less space; far from it. Each room is comfortably sized, with all that you’ll need to enjoy your holiday. In fact, our rooms are comparable to those on some of the mammoth cruise ships. While our vessels are on a more accessible scale, you can have just as much private space.  With fewer people on board it’s easy to find a quiet spot to relax in peace with a drink or a good book. There’s room to stretch out by the pool and you can get ashore more quickly too. And when you’re ashore, you’re seeing the best of each port of call with hundreds – not thousands – of others, giving you a much more authentic experience.

Service with a smile
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 guest feedback our staff are always the most highly-rated aspect of the whole experience.