Whales & Volcanoes of Iceland & The Azores

Departed 6th May 2022 17 nights Sails from Liverpool Borealis S2210
Whale tail in the sea, Iceland Whale tail in the sea, Iceland
Up to £500pp FREE On Board Spend
 

This unique and unforgettable 17-night voyage offers chances to marvel at amazing wildlife linking the contrasting islands of sub-Arctic Iceland and the subtropical Azores. In the deep blue Atlantic waters that surround these spectacular lands, various species of whale migrate to their summer feeding grounds in late spring, and from the comfort of smaller, friendlier Borealis – with the help and guidance of ORCA conservationists on board [ReadMoreMob]– you may get to see the world’s largest mammals living freely in their breathtaking natural habitat. Look out for Blue Whales, Humpback, Orca, Pilot Whales and more, learn of their nature and play a part in assisting with the conservation of these astonishing creatures. [ReadMoreDesk]

Beyond the wildlife in their waters, unspoilt landscapes connects the Azores and Iceland, which await your discovery and exploration. Follow in the footsteps of artists and photographers, revelling in the Azorean wonderland of vibrant colours and black volcanic treasures, from the stunning craters lakes of São Miguel’s Sete Cidades volcano to the lush valleys of emerald-green Faial Island, and immersing yourself in the drama of awe-inspiring Icelandic scenery. You’ll see soaring mountains and sheer cliffs surrounding Ísafjörður, Akureyri and Eskifjörður – facing mighty Mount Holmatindur; and can tour from Reykjavík to uncover the gems of the fabled Golden Circle.

There’s rich history and culture to delve into during your time ashore too. Fascinating historic quarters and centuries-old fortifications – including the impressive 16th-century Fort of Santa Catarina – are yours to explore in the cosmopolitan Azorean towns of Praia da Vitoria and Ponta Delgada, while in Iceland there’s everything from traditional fishing ports and timber-clad town centres to the capital’s cool cafés, interesting museums, extraordinary architecture and world-famous attractions.