Uncrowded Iceland

26th Mar 2022 10 nights Sails from Liverpool Black Watch W2207
Famed Blue Lagoon in Reykjavik, Iceland Famed Blue Lagoon in Reykjavik, Iceland

Exploring Iceland at a time of year with fewer tourists around is a unique and unmissable opportunity to experience one of the world’s most spectacular countries. You’ll find early spring is the perfect time to visit; smaller crowds make it easier to seek-out and marvel at wonders such as those within reach of Reykjavik. The capital is a gateway to many iconic sites, including the ‘big three’ of the glorious Golden Circle – Gullfoss ‘Golden Waterfall', Geysir Hot Springs and Thingvellir National Park – and the famed geothermal baths of the Blue Lagoon; while there are cultural and architectural highlights aplenty to discover in the city itself too.[ReadMoreMob]

Within the beautiful Westfjords, an exhilarating fjord kayaking tour from Ísafjörður is the best way to immerse yourself in the beauty and tranquillity of the region’s astonishing waterways; or, to see native puffins up-close, you could opt for a boat tour to picturesque Vigur Island. Finally, a visit to Akureyri is a chance to join a whale watching tour and experience a once-in-a-lifetime adventure going in search of Humpback and Minke Whales, dolphins and porpoises in their unspoilt, natural habitat. And, as if all that wasn’t enough, with luck on your side you might even get to witness the magic of the awe-inspiring Northern Lights when night falls.

Your Itinerary

  • Take advantage of an unmissable opportunity to experience the awe-inspiring wonder of Iceland, at a time of year with fewer tourists around and smaller crowds.
  • Early spring is the perfect time to seek-out iconic sites such the waterfalls, geysirs and national parks of the Golden Circle, and the famed Blue Lagoon, from Reykjavik.
  • There are chances to experience exhilarating fjord kayaking in the Westfjords; go an unforgettable whale watching tour from Akureyri; and maybe even witness the magical Northern Lights.
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Bringing the world closer

Our size advantage means we can take you to places that some of the larger cruise vessels simply can’t. We dock close to the heart of some of the world’s most beautiful cities and can take you on scenic cruising adventures showcasing inspirational landscapes. Our itineraries are expertly crafted to make the most of this advantage.

Smaller but spacious

Aboard our smaller, friendlier ships you'll find there's plenty of room to stretch out by the pool, enjoy a drink and great conversation with like-minded guests, and make the most of your time away. Sailing with hundreds, not thousands, of others allows you to get ashore faster too, and make the most of each destination.

Service with a smile
Waitress with drinks and guest on deck, Boudicca

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 fact, 97% of guests rated Fred. Olsen’s friendly, attentive staff ‘Excellent’ or ‘Good’.

Black Watch is the ultimate home-from-home at sea: spacious with a friendly, familiar feel and providing a traditional cruise experience. This classically-designed, 804-guest ship features stylish décor, fittings and furniture throughout, and comfortable, spacious bars and lounges including the beautiful Black Watch Room. 

What's more, soft furnishings, smart TVs and mini-bars enhance the accommodation on board. And while Black Watch features all of the modern amenities and facilities you would expect, she still retains her sleek, intimate style and has a warm, welcoming ambience - just like the rest of the Fred. Olsen fleet.