This year's hot favourite, in more ways than one!
The jewel in the Atlantic’s crown and top of everyone’s bucket list, Iceland’s supercharged scenery will take your breath away. A magnet for star gazers, nature lovers and city explorers, the land of fire and ice has it all. Natural beauty, geothermal wonders and a cosmopolitan capital… you’ll be transfixed from the moment you step ashore.
Cruise northern oceans and experience natural wonders. Hear the crack and low thunder of glaciers tumbling into the sea, marvel at the rush of super-heated geysers and see volcanoes against the Arctic sky. Iceland's fragile crust creates some of nature's greatest spectacles. We also visit remote fjords on the north and east coast.
Our unique shore walks and excursions include:
Reykjavik - From Iceland’s capital we go on our special version of the classic Golden Circle tour. Visit the thundering waterfall at Gulfoss, see the steaming water spout at Geysir and walk in the Thingvellir National Park where the American and European continents meet. If you have two nights here we also include a hike through Steam Valley near Hveragerdi.
Akureyri - On Iceland’s north coast we walk along the coast and inland up a former glacial valley which offers rich flora and great opportunities for bird watching.
Seydisfjördur - From this port on Iceland’s east coast we walk with a local guide to see beautiful waterfalls and a variety of Icelandic vegetation. Wild crowberries and blueberries can be found here in August.
Isafjördur - The largest town in the western fjords and an ancient trading post. We view the peaks surrounding the fiord from a coastal route then walk up onto the hills overlooking the fjord, town and countryside.
Eskifjördur - A local guide takes us to the remote Holmanes Peninsula for a fascinating walk through the nature reserve where eider ducks nest in the spring. There are over 150 plant varieties here, as well as a many sea birds.
Kirkwall - Our cruise calling in to the capital of Orkney is proof that Iceland does not have the monopoly on fabulous scenery. We walk along cliffs and across moorland to the famous Neolithic village of Scara Brae.
Fred.Olsen adopts smart casual dress code
Fred. Olsen has altered its dress code to allow for a smart casual option. There will still be formal nights on selected evenings, but the relaxed dress code will apply on all other nights. This means men can wear open necked shirts, chinos and dark coloured jeans, and women a dress or casual separates.
Drinks Inclusive package
A Drinks Inclusive Package is available for £29 per person per night. The offer includes bar drinks such as wine, beer, spirits and soft drinks (but not cocktails, premium drinks, minibar drinks, room service or events such as an additional afternoon tea visit).