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Godafoss waterfall, Iceland Humpback whale, Iceland

06 Apr 2023


10 nights


The cruise at a glance

The Olsen Way Highlights

Your voyage has been planned to visit Iceland at a time of year with fewer tourists around. There will be a host of wonders and wildlife to seek out, from whales returning to their breeding grounds in the north, to geothermal sites home to geysers, hot springs and waterfalls. ORCA conservationists will be on board to help you spot whales whilst at sea. Your exploration will be made easier with Bolette docking within a mile of the centre in Akureyri, Tórshavn and Seyðisfjörður, the latter of which is so remote that cruising to it makes for an extra special experience. 

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Tail of a humpback whale in Skjálfandi bay, Iceland.

Whale Watching with a Marine Biologist 


Húsavík is considered the capital of whale watching in Iceland due its wide open bay, rich marine life and excellent spotting rates. This tour offers the unique opportunity to enjoy magnificent wildlife and to witness whales and birds in their natural habitat. Join a local marine biologist who will share their knowledge gathered from years of tracking whales and provide you with fascinating insights into their lives as well as the various species which may be seen during the trip to Skjálfandi Bay.

Dolphin spotted from on board

Wildlife spotting on board with ORCA


Grab your binoculars and join your on-board ORCA team as they search the seas for native ocean wildlife. They will be on hand throughout the cruise delivering talks on the marine life, such as whales and dolphins, who call this region home, as well as running wildlife watching sessions out on deck.


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Life On Board

Introducing Bolette

With just 690 cabins Bolette fits perfectly in our fleet of smaller ships. With her warm, welcoming atmosphere, timeless style, and classic open deck spaces providing a place to fully immerse yourself in the magic of ocean cruising.

Bolette in Olden, Norway


Bolette is one of the largest ships, by overall size, in our fleet. 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, Bolette is very much in keeping with what our guests have come to expect from a Fred. Olsen ship.

690 cabins
1,338 guests
657 crew
62,735 GT
24.5kts max speed
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Our Signature Experiences

To make your experience even more special, our Journey Planners have designed a unique programme of Signature Experiences which will allow you to discover real insights about the culture and nature of the places we are visiting, so you can arrive in each destination fully prepared to get the most out of your visit.

Itinerary Insights

We have carefully curated a programme of events to give you a deeper understanding of each of the destinations you will be visiting

Scenic Discoveries

Our Scenic Discoveries are designed to allow you to enjoy seeing the world from the unique perspective of our ships

The Ship and the Sea

Maritime is in our DNA - our history in shipping goes back almost 200 years

The Sky at Sea

There’s very little in the natural world more beautiful than a clear night sky, sunrise or sunset seen at sea

Treats of the Region

We love to bring a taste of the region's food, drink, local tastes and culinary traditions to life on board

Cabins, Prices & Offers

Cabin Options On Your Cruise

Please call our Reservations Team for latest pricing and availability.

What's Included


As well as our Signature Experiences, there is a host of other treats to enjoy on board our ships.

Treats & Pastimes

In addition to our Signature Experiences, we have a selection of lovely Treats & Pastimes for you to enjoy when on board. Just check your Daily Times each day for full details.

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Enhance your cruise

Each of our cruises has been carefully designed for you to get the very best out of your time on board; and now you can enhance your cruise to make it even more special.

Enhance Cruise with some of our optional extras

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