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Iceland - Land Of Ice & Fire

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. In September it is possible to see the Northern Lights.

From£1,925

  • Iceland

  • 9, 10, 11, 13 nights
  • Sightseeing

  • Jun

    Jul

    Sep

Moderate

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Grade 4

Full and half day walks at a moderate pace over hilly terrain.

Most of these holidays have an element of sightseeing as well.

Half day walks will probably involve about 3 hours of walking, with full day walks having around 5 hours. Expect ascents and descents of up to 600m.

Overview

Holiday Highlights

  • Glaciers, geysers and volcanoes and the famous Golden Circle Tour from Reykjavik
  • Rich flora and opportunities for bird watching
  • NEW in 2020: Beautiful trail through wetlands with great views of the river, gushing through the canyon over 12 waterfalls in Ísafjörður

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.

When you sail north, you sail into the lands of natural wonders. This is a cruise for the spectacular scenery of cliffs, thermal eruptions, glaciers, fjords and near 24-hour daylight. Iceland is a destination you may have dreamed of visiting. Its volcanic landscape, rugged coastline and wild vastness exert a deep pull on the imagination. Its thermal areas, volcanoes and glaciers are amongst the natural wonders of the earth. An added bonus is the diverse bird life which we hope to see in the north of the island. Iceland has a reputation for being expensive, but on a Ramblers Cruise & Walk holiday you benefit from excellent value and all the amazing scenery you would get on a land-based holiday.

One of the great things about Cruise & Walk is that now and again we have the chance to visit remote, spectacularly located places – such places are Isafjörður in the northwest and Seydisfjörður on Iceland’s north coast. Akureyri also provides us with the chance to explore the wild natural environment that is Iceland.

From Reykjavik, our first port of call in Iceland, we visit the continental divide and some of the waterfalls for which the country is so well known, as well as walking in areas where the earth’s crust is so thin that steam fills the air. Whilst the sun will not be up for 24 hours on our cruise, the daylight hours will be very long. For example, in Akureyri on 28th June the sun sets at 00.42 and rises just over an hour later. In a very meaningful sense, there is a chance of seeing the midnight sun.

Our walking programme compliments the great sights we will see on the cruise – very few people ever get the chance to walk in some of the places you will be visiting.

Whilst we will not experience 24-hour daylight, we cruise very close to the Arctic Circle and therefore will have several days when it won’t get dark. On 5th July in Akureyri, for example, the sun rises at 02.16 and does not set until 17 minutes past midnight the following day, rising again an hour and 3 minutes later.

And at the end of each day’s activities you return to the excellent food and comfort of Boudicca, and sail on towards another scenic destination.

Please note, ports of call may change between different departure dates. It is important to check the individual tour date proposed itinerary for details of your cruise.

  • Breakfast and dinner throughout your tour, plus lunch on sea days
  • Complimentary tea and coffee at select locations throughout the ship
  • All entertainment, sports & leisure facilities on board
  • A programme of walks and excursions from our ports of call including any necessary transportation costs
  • Tips to the ship’s restaurant staff
  • All drinks on board
  • Any local excursions not included in the Ramblers Cruise & Walk Holidays programme including entrances to museums, sites or Fred Olsen on shore activities
  • Access to Wi-Fi on board the ship. At the time of writing Fred Olsen offer various packages from £16 for 30 minutes to £84 for unlimited access on a 14-day cruise. Please ask for more details at the Reception Desk on the ship
  • Personal laundry and dry cleaning, hairdressing, health, beauty treatments and selected fitness classes
  • Holiday Insurance
  • Occasionally a local guide or your Ramblers Cruise & Walk leader might suggest entering a site or monument in a city for which there is an entrance fee to pay. Please allow approximately £30 for this.
  • Discretionary gratuities to the crew, drivers, guides etc both on board and ashore

Holiday Information

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Itinerary & Travel

Itinerary Details

Whilst every effort will be made to adhere to the outlined itinerary and advertised programme, local conditions can change due to weather or other unforeseen circumstances. This may mean that routes and timings need to be amended or the order of days may change, sometimes at short notice.

Your Itinerary

Day 1

Sail from Dover

Meals

Dinner

Accommodation

Today you board Boudicca in Dover and set sail for Iceland. Check in for the cruise begins one hour prior to embarkation. Embarkation at the cruise terminal usually begins three hours before departure and closes one hour prior to sailing. At Dover you will be greeted by Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ staff, including porters who will arrange for your luggage to be delivered to your cabin. There will be a letter from your Ramblers Cruise & Walk Holidays’ leader in your cabin informing you of the place and time for you to meet the rest of the group. Sailing time is usually from mid afternoon to early evening and will be confirmed on your travel documents.

Day 2

Sailing to the Orkney Islands

Meals

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation

We have a day at sea to relax and enjoy the ship’s facilities. There is usually a range of activities available on board – you may choose to join a fitness class or visit the onboard gym, attend one of the on-board lectures, treat yourself to a treatment in the spa, stroll along the deck, or just simply relax in one of the lounges with a coffee and a book from the library. Each evening a Daily Times newsletter will be placed in your cabin, detailing events and timings for the following day. As we approach Iceland on Wednesday evening there should be good views of the Eyjafjallajökull volcano, the one which caused the ash cloud in 2010.

Day 3

Walking from Kirkwall

Meals

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation

  • Time

    3 ½ hours

  • Distance

    6.5 miles

  • Ascent/Descent

    100m

From Kirkwall, the capital of the Orkney Islands, we take a coach across the island of Mainland to the Kitchener Memorial, from where we walk across moorland and along cliffs to Scara Brae, on arrival at which there should be time for a visit before returning to the ship. Occasional changes to the ship’s schedule means we cannot guarantee there will be time to visit Scara Brae, so we do not include the entrance ticket (around £8) in the price of the cruise.

Day 4 to 5

Sailing to the Orkney Islands

Meals

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation

We have two further days at sea as we head towards Iceland. (‘Fair Isle, Faroes, Southeast Iceland’… where have you heard those names before?). As we approach the coast on Wednesday evening we should be able to see the Eyjafjallajökull that caused so much grief back in 2010 when it erupted and covered much of Europe in an ash cloud.

Day 6

Geysers & Waterfalls from Reykjavik

Meals

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation

Today we undertake a Ramblers Cruise & Walk version of the famous Golden Circle Tour from Reykjavik, which showcases south west Iceland’s amazing landscapes. This includes time at the massive Gulfoss waterfall, a walk through the Thingvellir National Park where the land is split by a massive fissure, and time at Geysir to see the famous geyser. We walk for about an hour at Thingvellir, and less at Gulfoss and Geysir.

Day 7

Steam Valley Walk & Reykjavik Sightseeing

Meals

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation

  • Time

    3 ½ hours

  • Distance

    5 miles

  • Ascent/Descent

    300m

A 40 minute drive from Reykjavik brings us to the ‘Steam Valley’ Just north of Hveragerdi. Our walk here takes us past steaming fumaroles to a spot where it is possible to take a dip in the thermal heated waters. Returning the same way we drive back to Reykjavik for free time to explore the city before boarding Boudicca.

Day 8

Exploring Ísafjörður

Meals

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation

  • Time

    3½ hours

  • Distance

    6.5 miles

  • Ascent/Descent

    250m

Early in the morning, before arriving in Isafjörður, we sail past the 14km long cliffs at Latrabjarg which mark the westernmost point of Europe, excluding some of the Azores. These cliffs, at 441m, are also Europe’s highest bird cliffs and home to millions of birds, including puffins, northern gannets, guillemots and razorbills during the breeding season. On coming ashore, we have the opportunity to visit the small town of Ísafjörður (population 3,500), view the peaks surrounding the fjord from a coastal route and then to walk up on to the hills over-looking the fjord for some splendid views across the town and surrounding countryside.

Later this evening we will enjoy views of the craggy fjords and cliffs of northwest Iceland. We cruise past the cliffs at Hælavíkurbjarg & Hornbjarg down to the amazing sea peaks of Drangaskörð, amongst the most remote and rugged places in Iceland and only accessible by sea or on foot. Coast views don’t come much more spectacular than this.

Day 9

Excursion to Lake Myvatn

Meals

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation

We come ashore in Akureyri at the southern end of Eyjafjörður on Iceland’s northern coast. As we cruise along the fjord we pass by the island of Hrisey, rich in birdlife. Today we have an excursion to the bird watching and volcanic areas centered on Myvatn Lake, one of the highlights of any visit to northern Iceland. An early start is sometimes necessary to take full advantage of the day and we may have to have a late dinner.

Our first stop is at the mighty Godafoss waterfall, ‘the waterfall of the gods’ and one of the most beautiful in Iceland. At the northern end of Myvatn we go bird spotting amidst the craters by the lakeshore for some rare northern species. Next is the Dimmuborgir lava field followed by a visit to the tectonic plates at Grjotagia where is is possible to stand with one foot on the American and one of the European plate. We should also be able to walk at the Viti crater lake where there are superb lava landscapes from recent volcanic activity. A really great day!

Day 10

Walking from Seyðisfjörður

Meals

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation

  • Time

    2 ½ hours

  • Distance

    4 miles

  • Ascent/Descent

    70m

From the port we walk south through meadows and beside the river bank. There are good views of waterfalls, which can be spectacular after rain, and we may pass close to an arctic tern nesting area. Back in a pretty small town of Seydisfjörður the Blue Church is well worth a look.

Day 11

Walking from Torshavn

Meals

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation

  • Time

    3 ½ hours

  • Distance

    6.5 miles

  • Ascent/Descent

    260m

We have an afternoon in the capital of the Faroe Islands. We take a bus out to Kirkjubour and return on foot across open moorland with good views out to neighboring islands and the possibility of spotting some of the local birds.

We don’t leave the island until around 21.00 so there will be time to look around Torshavn. There are churches dating from Viking times and a vicarage from the seventeenth century.

Day 12 to 13

Sailing to Dover

Meals

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation

We have a couple of final days at sea to mull over the amazing sights we have seen in Iceland, as well as taking it easy on Boudicca, enjoying the food and many enjoyable features the ship has to offer.

Day 14

Arrive in Dover

Meals

Breakfast

You arrive in Dover around 07.00 for disembarkation after breakfast.

From (GBP)£2,599

Departure dates for your selected tour

20th Jun 2020 - 3rd Jul 2020 (13 Nights)

Your Itinerary

Day 1

Sail from Rosyth

Meals

Dinner

Accommodation

Today you board Balmoral in Rosyth and set sail for Iceland. Check in for the cruise begins one hour prior to embarkation. Embarkation at the cruise terminal usually begins three hours before departure and closes one hour prior to sailing. At Rosyth you will be greeted by Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ staff, including porters who will arrange for your luggage to be delivered to your cabin. There will be a letter from your Ramblers Cruise & Walk Holidays’ leader in your cabin informing you of the place and time for you to meet the rest of the group. Sailing time is usually from mid afternoon to early evening and will be confirmed on your travel documents.

Day 2 to 3

Sailing to Iceland

Meals

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation

We have two days at sea to relax and enjoy the ship’s facilities. (‘Fair Isle, Faroes, Southeast Iceland’… where have you heard those names before?) There is usually a range of activities available on board – you may choose to join a fitness class or visit the on-board gym, attend one of the on-board lectures, treat yourself to a treatment in the spa, stroll along the deck, or just simply relax in one of the lounges with a coffee and a book from the library. Each evening a Daily Times newsletter will be placed in your cabin, detailing events and timings for the following day.

As we approach Iceland on Wednesday evening there should be good views of the Eyjafjallajökull volcano, the one that caused so much grief back in 2010 when it erupted and covered much of Europe in an ash cloud.

Day 4

Geysers & Waterfalls from Reykjavik

Meals

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation

Today we undertake a Ramblers Cruise & Walk version of the famous Golden Circle Tour from Reykjavik, which, showcases south east Iceland’s amazing landscapes. This includes time at the massive Gulfoss waterfall, a walk through the Thingvellir National Park where the land is split by a massive fissure, and time at Geysir to see the famous geyser. We walk for about an hour at Thingvellir, and less at Gulfoss and Geysir.

Day 5

Steam Valley Walk & Reykjavik Sightseeing

Meals

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation

  • Time

    3 ½ hours

  • Distance

    5 miles

  • Ascent/Descent

    300m

A 40 minute drive from Reykjavik brings us to the ‘Steam Valley’ just north of Hveragerdi. Our walk here takes us past steaming fumaroles to a spot where it is possible to take a dip in the thermal heated waters. Returning the same way we drive back to Reykjavik for free time to explore the city before boarding Boudicca.

Day 6

Exploring Ísafjörður

Meals

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation

  • Time

    3 hours

  • Distance

    4 miles

  • Ascent/Descent

    300m

Early in the morning, before arriving in Isafjörður, we sail past the 14km long cliffs at Latrabjarg which mark the westernmost point of Europe, excluding some of the Azores. These cliffs, at 441m, are also Europe’s highest bird cliffs and home to millions of birds, including puffins, northern gannets, guillemots and razorbills during the breeding season. For 2020 we have a new walk from Isafjordur. On coming ashore we will be met by a local guide and coach to take us to the Valagil Canyon 30 minutes away. We follow a beautiful trail through wetlands and a tiny forest with great views of the river gushing through the canyon over 12 waterfalls.

Later this evening we will enjoy views of the craggy fjords and cliffs of northwest Iceland. We cruise past the cliffs at Hælavíkurbjarg & Hornbjarg down to the amazing sea peaks of Drangaskörð, amongst the most remote and rugged places in Iceland and only accessible by sea or on foot. Coast views don’t come much more spectacular than this.

Day 7

Walking & Sightseeing from Akureyri

Meals

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation

Akureyri lies at the southern end of Eyjafjörður on Iceland’s northern coast. As we cruise along the fjord we pass by the island of Hrisey, rich in birdlife. Today we have an excursion to the bird watching and volcanic areas centered on Myvatn Lake, one of the highlights of any visit to northern Iceland. An early start is sometimes necessary to take full advantage of the day and we may have to have a late dinner. Our first stop is at the mighty Godafoss waterfall, ‘the waterfall of the gods’ and one of the most beautiful in Iceland. At the northern end of Myvatn we go bird spotting amidst the craters by the lakeshore for some rare northern species. Next is the Dimmuborgir lava field followed by a visit to the tectonic plates at Grjotagia where is is possible to stand with one foot on the American and one of the European plate. We should also be able to walk at the Viti crater lake where there are superb lava landscapes from recent volcanic activity. A really great day!

Day 8

Walking from Seyðisfjörður

Meals

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation

  • Time

    2 ½ hours

  • Distance

    4 miles

  • Ascent/Descent

    70m

From the port we walk south through meadows and beside the river bank. There are good views of waterfalls, which can be spectacular after rain, and we may pass close to an arctic tern nesting area. Back in a pretty small town of Seydisfjörður the Blue Church is well worth a look.

Day 9 to 10

Sailing to Rosyth

Meals

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation

We have a couple of final days at sea to mull over the amazing sights we have seen in Iceland, as well as taking it easy on Balmoral, enjoying the food and many enjoyable features the ship has to offer.

Day 11

Arrive in Rosyth

Meals

Breakfast

You arrive at Rosyth around 07.00 for disembarkation after breakfast.

From (GBP)£2,135

Departure dates for your selected tour

29th Jun 2020 - 9th Jul 2020 (10 Nights)

Your Itinerary

Day 1

Sail from Liverpool

Meals

Dinner

Accommodation

Today you board Black Watch in Liverpool and set sail for Iceland. Check in for the cruise begins one hour prior to embarkation. Embarkation at the cruise terminal usually begins three hours before departure and closes one hour prior to sailing.At Liverpool you will be greeted by Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ staff, including porters who will arrange for your luggage to be delivered to your cabin. There will be a letter from your Ramblers Cruise & Walk Holidays’ leader in your cabin informing you of the place and time for you to meet the rest of the group. Sailing time is usually from mid afternoon to early evening and will be confirmed on your travel documents.

Day 2 to 3

Sailing to Iceland

Meals

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation

We have two days at sea to relax and enjoy the ship’s facilities. (‘Fair Isle, Faroes, Southeast Iceland’… where have you heard those names before?) There is usually a range of activities available on board – you may choose to join a fitness class or visit the on-board gym, attend one of the on-board lectures, treat yourself to a treatment in the spa, stroll along the deck, or just simply relax in one of the lounges with a coffee and a book from the library. Each evening a Daily Times newsletter will be placed in your cabin, detailing events and timings for the following day.

As we approach Iceland on Wednesday evening there should be good views of the Eyjafjallajökull volcano, the one that caused so much grief back in 2010 when it erupted and covered much of Europe in an ash cloud.

Day 4

Geysers & Waterfalls from Reykjavik

Meals

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation

Today we undertake a Ramblers Cruise & Walk version of the famous Golden Circle Tour from Reykjavik, which showcases south west Iceland’s amazing landscapes. This includes time at the massive Gulfoss waterfall, a walk through the Thingvellir National Park where the land is split by a massive fissure, and time at Geysir to see the famous geyser. We walk for about an hour at Thingvellir, and less at Gulfoss and Geysir.

Day 5

Exploring Ísafjörður

Meals

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation

  • Time

    ½ hours

  • Distance

    6.5 miles

  • Ascent/Descent

    250m

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Early in the morning, before arriving in Isafjörður, we sail past the 14km long cliffs at Latrabjarg which mark the westernmost point of Europe, excluding some of the Azores. These cliffs, at 441m, are also Europe’s highest bird cliffs and home to millions of birds, including puffins, northern gannets, guillemots and razorbills during the breeding season. On coming ashore, we have the opportunity to visit the small town of Ísafjörður (population 3,500), view the peaks surrounding the fjord from a coastal route and then to walk up on to the hills over-looking the fjord for some splendid views across the town and surrounding countryside.

Later this evening we will enjoy views of the craggy fjords and cliffs of northwest Iceland. We cruise past the cliffs at Hælavíkurbjarg & Hornbjarg down to the amazing sea peaks of Drangaskörð, amongst the most remote and rugged places in Iceland and only accessible by sea or on foot. Coast views don’t come much more spectacular than this.

Day 6

Excursion to Lake Myvatn

Meals

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation

We come ashore in Akureyri at the southern end of Eyjafjörður on Iceland’s northern coast. As we cruise along the fjord we pass by the island of Hrisey, rich in birdlife. Today we have an excursion to the bird watching and volcanic areas centred on Myvatn Lake, one of the highlights of any visit to northern Iceland. An early start is sometimes necessary to take full advantage of the day and we may have to have a late dinner.

Our first stop is at the mighty Godafoss waterfall, ‘the waterfall of the gods’ and one of the most beautiful in Iceland. At the northern end of Myvatn we go bird spotting amidst the craters by the lakeshore for some rare northern species. Next is the Dimmuborgir lava field followed by a visit to the tectonic plates at Grjotagia where is is possible to stand with one foot on the American and one of the European plate. We should also be able to walk at the Viti crater lake where there are superb lava landscapes from recent volcanic activity. A really great day!

Day 7

Walking from Seyðisfjörður

Meals

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation

  • Time

    2 ½ hours

  • Distance

    4.5 miles

  • Ascent/Descent

    70m

From the port we walk south through meadows and beside the river bank. There are good views of waterfalls, which can be spectacular after rain, and we may pass close to an arctic tern nesting area. Back in a pretty small town of Seydisfjörður the Blue Church is well worth a look.

Day 8 to 9

Sailing to Liverpool

Meals

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation

We have a couple of final days at sea to mull over the amazing sights we have seen in Iceland, as well as taking it easy on Black Watch, enjoying the food and many enjoyable features the ship has to offer.

Day 10

Arrive in Liverpool

Meals

Breakfast

You arrive in Liverpool around 07.00 for disembarkation after breakfast.

From (GBP)£1,925

Departure dates for your selected tour

27th Jul 2020 - 5th Aug 2020 (9 Nights)

Your Itinerary

Day 1

Sail from Liverpool

Meals

Dinner

Accommodation

Today you board Black Watch in Liverpool and set sail for Iceland. Check in for the cruise begins one hour prior to embarkation. Embarkation at the cruise terminal usually begins three hours before departure and closes one hour prior to sailing. At Liverpool you will be greeted by Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ staff, including porters who will arrange for your luggage to be delivered to your cabin. There will be a letter from your Ramblers Cruise & Walk Holidays’ leader in your cabin informing you of the place and time for you to meet the rest of the group.

Sailing time is usually from mid afternoon to early evening and will be confirmed on your travel documents.

Day 2 to 3

Sailing to Iceland

Meals

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation

We have two days at sea to relax and enjoy the ship’s facilities. (‘Fair Isle, Faroes, Southeast Iceland’… where have you heard those names before?) There is usually a range of activities available on board – you may choose to join a fitness class or visit the on-board gym, attend one of the on-board lectures, treat yourself to a treatment in the spa, stroll along the deck, or just simply relax in one of the lounges with a coffee and a book from the library. Each evening a Daily Times newsletter will be placed in your cabin, detailing events and timings for the following day.

As we approach Iceland on Wednesday evening there should be good views of the Eyjafjallajökull volcano, the one that caused so much grief back in 2010 when it erupted and covered much of Europe in an ash cloud.

Day 4

Geysers & Waterfalls from Reykjavik

Meals

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation

Today we undertake a Ramblers Cruise & Walk version of the famous Golden Circle Tour from Reykjavik, which showcases south west Iceland’s amazing landscapes. This includes time at the massive Gulfoss waterfall, a walk through the Thingvellir National Park where the land is split by a massive fissure, and time at Geysir to see the famous geyser. We walk for about an hour at Thingvellir, and less at Gulfoss and Geysir.

Day 5

Steam Valley walk & Reykjavik Sightseeing

Meals

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation

  • Time

    3 ½ hours

  • Distance

    5 miles

  • Ascent/Descent

    300m

A 40 minute drive from Reykjavik brings us to the ‘Steam Valley’ just north of Hveragerdi. Our walk here takes us past steaming fumaroles to a spot where it is possible to take a dip in the thermal heated waters. Returning the same way we drive back to Reykjavik for free time to explore the city before boarding Black Watch.

Day 6

Cruising past cliffs & fjords

Meals

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation

There are plenty of scenic wonders to keep our attention during this day at sea. Mid-morning we round Hornstrandir, Iceland’s northernmost peninsula. It is a remote and uninhabited area, now a nature reserve with abundant plant life. The King & Queen Cliffs here are particularly striking, as is the Drangaskord, a group of rocks jutting out into the sea which resemble a dragon’s tail. Most extraordinary of all is the Hvitserkur or Dinosaur Rock which does indeed bear an uncanny resemblance to the dinosaur standing in the sea.

Day 7

Excursion to Lake Myvatn

Meals

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation

We come ashore in Akureyri at the southern end of Eyjafjörður on Iceland’s northern coast. As we cruise along the fjord we pass by the island of Hrisey, rich in birdlife. Today we have an excursion to the bird watching and volcanic areas centered on Myvatn Lake, one of the highlights of any visit to northern Iceland. An early start is sometimes necessary to take full advantage of the day and we may have to have a late dinner.

Day 8

Walking from Seyðisfjörður

Meals

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation

  • Time

    2 ½ hours

  • Distance

    4.5 miles

  • Ascent/Descent

    70m

From the port we walk south through meadows and beside the river bank. There are good views of waterfalls, which can be spectacular after rain, and we may pass close to an arctic tern nesting area. Back in a pretty small town of Seydisfjörður the Blue Church is well worth a look.

Day 9

Walking from Eskifjörður

Meals

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation

  • Time

    3 hours

  • Distance

    3 miles

  • Ascent/Descent

    150m

Before we arrive in Eskifjördur we cruise along Reyðarfjörður the longest and widest of Iceland’s eastern fjords. The Norwegians used to use it as a whaling station and in WWII, it was occupied by British forces. On coming ashore in Eskifjörður we meet a local guide and coach and travel the short distance to the Holmanes Peninsula. The walk takes us down to the beach, then onto the summit of Holmsborg from where there are great views. (The last few metres of these involve an optional scramble.) On the way back to the ship we sometimes see reindeer, then normally have a short guided tour around the village.


Day 10 to 11

Sailing to Liverpool

Meals

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation

We have a couple of final days at sea to mull over the amazing sights we have seen in Iceland, as well as taking it easy on Black Watch, enjoying the food and the many comforts the ship has to offer.

Day 12

Arrive in Liverpool

Meals

Breakfast

You arrive in Liverpool around 07.00 for disembarkation after breakfast.

From (GBP)£2,299

Departure dates for your selected tour

1st Sep 2020 - 12th Sep 2020 (11 Nights)

Accommodation

Accommodation information

Below is the accommodation featured on this holiday across all departure dates. Please refer to the Itinerary for more detail about each nights' accommodation for each departure date.

Boudicca (Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines)

Named after the British warrior Queen, Boudicca offers a sense of timeless elegance not seen or experienced on modern 'megaships'. The emphasis is on providing an intimate and more traditional cruise experience. Up to 880 guests can cruise aboard Boudicca, and the ship has recently undergone an extensive refurbishment of the ship's suites, bedrooms, restaurants, lounges and facilities.

Boudicca's bars and lounges feature comfortable seating, ample space and are open throughout the day, so you'll always find somewhere to unwind, marvel at ever-changing scenery and enjoy a range of fantastic entertainment. You can also indulge in luxurious coffees and chocolates at the Bookmark Café, sip a cold beer or refreshing cocktail in the sunshine at the Marquee Bar; or enjoy a traditional Afternoon Tea accompanied by spectacular views at the Observatory. If you’re feeling more active, take a dip in one of the three heated pools, visit the fully-equipped Fitness Centre, join a class or walk a mile around the Lido Deck's open promenade

On board facilities also include two swimming pools, a fitness centre including a sauna, steam room and beauty salon, two sun decks, Jacuzzis, several lounges and bars, a card room, small casino, library, coffee shop, internet room and restaurants. The ship has a medical centre, a boutique, a shop where you can buy essentials such as sun cream or toiletries, and there is also a self service laundrette and ironing room on board.

All guest cabins are are equipped with climate control, an interactive smart TV, hairdryer, desk, phone, fridge (which can be stocked as a mini-bar) and tea and coffee making facilities as standard. Allocated cabins will be an inside cabin unless you have paid a supplement to upgrade.

Your cabin steward will keep your cabin in immaculate condition, replacing any linen or towels as or when required. Separate towels are provided for poolside use. Boudicca operates a satellite telephone system, with telephones in each cabin, and personal mobile phones enabled for international roaming should work on board. The voltage on board the Boudicca is supplied at 220 volts (requiring a continental style 2-pin plug).

Payment on board is in Sterling, and a credit account system is operated on board allowing purchases to be charged to your account which must be settled at the end of your cruise.

Balmoral (Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines)

Our cruise ship is the Balmoral, Fred Olsen’s largest and newest cruise ship. She is however still compact enough to offer an intimate, homely atmosphere and the combination of Balmoral's comfortable cabins, excellent cuisine, friendly attentive crew and onboard facilities are second to none.  On board facilities include two swimming pools, a fitness centre including a sauna, steam room and beauty salon, two sun decks, Jacuzzis, several lounges and bars, a card room, small casino, library, internet room and restaurants. The ship has a medical centre, a boutique, a shop where you can buy essentials such as sun cream or toiletries, and there is also a self service laundrette and ironing room on board.The main restaurant is The Ballindalloch (named after the Speyside village and castle), while the two other formal restaurants - Avon and Spey - are also in keeping with the Scottish theme and are named after two of Scotland's most beautiful salmon rivers.There's a comfy pub with occasional live music or comedy, cabaret and shows in the Neptune Lounge, or drift away with a cool drink and spectacular seascapes in the Observatory Lounge

After dinner there are always shows, reviews and evenings of cabaret for your entertainment. Or maybe even try your hand at the Casino?  Our accommodation is in twin and single cabins with shower and wc. All cabins are equipped with individually controlled air-conditioning, television, hairdryers, tea and coffee making facilities and a safety deposit box. Balmoral has a non-smoking policy on board and smoking is not permitted in any cabin. Allocated cabins will be an inside cabin (normally on the Main or Atlantic Deck) unless you have paid a supplement to upgrade. Those booking single cabins may not necessarily be allocated a twin cabin for sole use.   Your cabin steward will keep your cabin in immaculate condition throughout your stay, replacing any linen or towels as or when required. Separate towels are provided for poolside use. Balmoral operates a satellite telephone system, with telephones in each cabin, and personal mobile phones enabled for international roaming should work on board.

The voltage on board the Balmoral is supplied at 220 volts (requiring a continental style 2-pin plug). If you are in any doubt as to the appropriate voltage to use your electrical appliances on board, please check with the ship’s Reception Desk. Adapters are usually available for hire on board, or may be bought at the ship’s shop.

Deck plans for the Balmoral can be viewed at the following address: 

https://www.fredolsencruises.com/our-ships/balmoral/deck-plans 


Black Watch (Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines)

Black Watch is sleek, intimate and harks back to the days when cruise ships were revered for their style and charm. The ultimate home-from-home at sea; Black Watch is spacious with a friendly and familiar feel, and provides guests with a traditional cruise experience. Having undergone a thorough refurbishment in late 2016, Black Watch features a selection of stylish suites and rooms, restaurants and spacious public rooms that provide up to 804 guests with everything needed for a comfortable, enjoyable and stress-free stay on board, while retaining the elegant style of a traditional cruise ship.

Black Watch has several restaurants; welcoming bars and lounges offering an array of music, dance, comedy and entertainment. There are inviting open deck spaces; and a teak-lined promenade. You can soak-up the sunshine at the Marquee Bar; or enjoy the sophistication of a Traditional Afternoon Tea, accompanied by breathtaking views, in the Observatory. To satisfy your caffeine cravings, visit The Bookmark Café for luxurious coffees and indulgent chocolates. In the evening, settle-in amongst the familiar surroundings of the Morning Light Pub; then take in the after-dinner show in the Neptune Lounge. In the Lido Lounge you can simply sit back with a drink in hand, or hit the dance floor! Black Watch also has an upgraded 4K, 3D cinema if you fancy a ‘movie night’.

On board facilities also include two swimming pools, a fitness centre including a sauna, steam room and beauty salon, two sun decks, Jacuzzis, several lounges and bars, a card room, small casino, library, coffee shop, internet room and restaurants. The ship has a medical centre, a boutique, a shop where you can buy essentials such as sun cream or toiletries, and there is also a self service laundrette and ironing room on board.

All guest cabins are are equipped with climate control, an interactive smart TV, hairdryer, desk, phone, fridge (which can be stocked as a mini-bar) and tea and coffee making facilities as standard. Allocated cabins will be an inside cabin unless you have paid a supplement to upgrade.

Your cabin steward will keep your cabin in immaculate condition, replacing any linen or towels as or when required. Separate towels are provided for poolside use. Black Watch operates a satellite telephone system, with telephones in each cabin, and personal mobile phones enabled for international roaming should work on board. The voltage on board the Black Watch is supplied at 220 volts (requiring a continental style 2-pin plug).

Payment on board is in Sterling, and a credit account system is operated on board allowing purchases to be charged to your account which must be settled at the end of your cruise.

Trip Information

All the details you need

Holiday Grade

This Grade 4 moderate holiday includes full and half day walks at a moderate pace over hilly terrain and is likely to include an element of sightseeing as well. Half day walking will probably include about 3 hours of walking, with full days having around 5 hours. Expect ascents and descents of up to about 600m. See the 'Proposed Itinerary' section for more information.

Walks & Excursions

The described walks assume that the weather will be good and that the ship will keep to the planned schedule. We may have to change the walks if the ship’s schedule changes or there is poor weather.

Local Transport Costs

All local transport costs in conjunction with the advertised activity programme are included in the holiday cost. There may be occasions where additional visits or excursions are added to enrich your experience, these will be paid for locally by you if you choose to participate. Local transport can be a mix of private hire coaches, taxis, local buses and ferries depending on the itinerary.

Optional Excursions

A range of local excursions and activities may be available to book at your destination through a local operator. We have no involvement in such activities or excursions which are not run, supervised or controlled in any way by us. Your contract will be with the local activity supplier and we accept no responsibility for their actions or omissions.

Spending Money

Fred Olsen Paying On Board

The currency on board ship is sterling. A credit account system is operated onboard allowing bar drinks, wine in restaurants, laundry charges, purchases from the shop and any other incidental expenses to be automatically charged to your account. You will be required to register a debit or credit card at check-in against which to charge your onboard account. At the time of writing there is no charge for payment by credit or debit card. Onboard accounts can be settled in cash, however, a debit or credit card must still be registered at check-in to secure the on-board account balance.

The following credit cards are accepted: Diners Club, MasterCard and Visa. Fred. Olsen also accepts Visa debit cards but is unable to accept American Express, Solo, and Electron, travel agent debit cards or traveller’s cheque cards.

The ship operates a Bureau de Change onboard, where currency can be purchased or sold subject to local currency restrictions. All major currencies are stocked based on the cruise destinations with no commission charge and competitive rates.

Entrance Fees

Whilst sightseeing plays a part in our itinerary, no entrances to museums or monuments are planned, and therefore no entrance fees are included in the price of the holiday.

Currency in Iceland

Icelandic Krona.

ATM machines provide the most convenient way to withdraw cash. Credit cards are widely accepted throughout Iceland. Foreign currency and travellers’ cheques can be exchanged in banks, hotels and currency exchange bureaux. Please note that there are no facilities for exchanging money in Reykholt. The hotel accepts debit and credit cards for small sums and packed lunches.

Tipping

Fred. Olsen operates a system whereby the recommended level of gratuities will be automatically added to guests’ onboard accounts at the end of the cruise. Ramblers Cruise & Walk Holidays include the tips for the dining room waiters but £2.50 per guest per day will be added to all onboard accounts for cabin stewards. Anyone wishing to vary the amount given can do so via reception and guests are free to remove the charge from their onboard account and tip the relevant staff in the traditional ‘envelope & cash’ method if they prefer.

Tour Leaders & Local Guides

Tour Leaders

Your tour leader makes the world of difference to your holiday and ours are as passionate about discovering the world on foot as you are. They're resourceful, organised and widely travelled. They will handle all the local administration and other needs that might arise to ensure that you don't have to worry about planning your days and you can enjoy your holiday. Although leading group holidays, they won't forget that every group is made up of individuals. Each tour leader has their own individual style, talents and professional backgrounds and all are trained, qualified, experienced and dedicated to making your holiday as enjoyable, interesting and inspiring as possible.

Leader's Evening Briefing

Each evening, your tour leader will discuss with you the programme for the following day. This will be your opportunity to discuss the details and ensure the planned activities suit your walking ability. If you have concerns on clothing or equipment, this can be discussed then also. If you do not wish to join the organised group programme, please let the leader know.

Local Guides

To enhance your experience, as well as your tour leader, each holiday will be accompanied in some centres by a well qualified and knowledgeable English-speaking local guide.

Your Travel Details

Luggage Allowance & Travel Documents

Your luggage allowance is 200lbs or 90kg. For safety reasons, each piece of luggage should weigh less than 44lbs or 20kg.

Approximately 10 days prior to departure, we will send you your cruise tickets and luggage labels. 

Please be advised that there are a number of items that are prohibited to be taken on board. To avoid any items being confiscated at check-in, please familiarise yourself with our prohibited items policy at www.fredolsencruises.com and search for ‘prohibited items’.

Personal Details Check

To ensure that we can accurately administer your holiday arrangements, please confirm that the personal details we hold for you are up to date and that you have provided the information we need to secure your holiday travel and accommodation arrangements. Please check your passport details, date of birth and any other important details necessary for us to properly manage your holiday booking. You can view and update information already provided, and add details not yet asked for, by using the Manage My Booking facility on our website www.ramblersholidays.co.uk, or by calling our Sales and Reservations team on +44 (0)1707 331133. When you receive your booking confirmation please check the details as soon as possible.

Passports and Visas

General Passport Advice

It is a good idea to carry photocopies of the personal details pages of your passport. Should you lose your passport, this may assist with the issue of replacement documents and your return to your home country.

Passport and visa requirements can change at any time. It is your own responsibility to ensure that you inform yourself from a professionally qualified source on, and comply with, such requirements.

General travel and destination advice for UK nationals is available from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office at www.fco.gov.uk/travel and at www.gov.uk/travelaware.

Fred Olsen Holiday and Passport Info

Please ensure your passport has at least 6 months’ validity from the date you return from the cruise and have enough spare pages to accept immigration stamps/visas. Ramblers Walking Holidays will not be held responsible for any guest refused entry to a country/countries for non-compliance with the above, and passage will be refused to any guest at point of embarkation with insufficient passport validity. We would suggest a minimum of four clear pages excluding pages required for any visas you are required to apply for in advance of sailing. It is also a requirement of all immigration authorities that your passport is not damaged in any way or has no missing pages - we strongly recommend you check the condition of your passport prior to travel.

Meals

So, what’s on the menu? One certainty is that no one on board the ship will ever go hungry. All meals are included, and you start the day with breakfast, a buffet arrangement where you can choose from fresh fruits, cereals, yoghurts, a full English breakfast, cheeses, cold cuts, breads, pastries, fresh juices and unlimited tea or coffee.

We’ll take our lunches on board on cruising days and the choice is yours: sample the ample buffet in the restaurant, see what’s on offer in the informal café or choose an alfresco poolside affair. When we’re out for the day we’ll be provided with a packed lunch.

Dinner is a sumptuous five course feast. The choices are many, and the food is excellent. The menus are varied and mouth-watering, freshly cooked by award-winning chefs. Special diets such as fat-free, vegetarian and gluten-free meals can be catered for. Dinner is taken in a stylish restaurant with smiling courteous waiting staff creating a wonderful atmosphere for your evening meal. We are booked for dinner at 6.15pm to allow you plenty of time to also enjoy the evening entertainment if you wish. Wine can be pre-ordered from the Maître’d, over the interactive intranet in your cabin, or at the table.

If this is not enough, there is also morning coffee, afternoon tea and extensive late-night suppers to indulge in! We’ll also have an exclusive drinks party for our group one evening in addition to the Captain’s welcome and farewell parties and a traditional afternoon tea with waiter service on one of our sea days.

Complimentary tea and coffee can be found aboard the ship throughout the day, usually in the informal café. Other drinks must be purchased but the prices are very reasonable. No alcoholic drinks purchased ashore may be taken aboard the ship for consumption during the cruise.

If you have any special dietary requirements such as diabetic, gluten/wheat-free, dairy-free/soya, vegetarian, vegan, or low fat please advise us at the time of booking or no later than 14 weeks prior to departure.

Footwear & Kit List

Footwear

Lightweight waterproof walking boots with a good moulded sole (such as Vibram or similar) and a deep tread and which provide ankle support are strongly recommended and may be essential for some walks. 

Footwear As Hand Luggage

We recommend that you either wear your walking boots or shoes or pack them and some waterproofs in your hand luggage as in the unlikely event that your hold luggage is delayed, you will still be able to participate in the holiday programme.

General Kit List

Outdoor activities are always safer and more enjoyable if you are prepared.

If you have not travelled with us before the following list might be of use:

  • Waterproof jacket (Goretex or similar) and trousers
  • Lightweight quick-drying trousers
  • Walking T-shirt/shirts
  • Walking socks
  • Fleece or jumper
  • Sun hat, sunglasses, lip salve and sun block
  • Warm hat and gloves (if appropriate)
  • Swimwear (if appropriate)
  • Day sack (this should be able to carry all you would need for the day's activity)
  • Day sack liner
  • Water bottle - at least 1 litre capacity (more than 1 bottle may be required)
  • Basic first aid kit
  • Lunchbox
  • Walking poles (should you find them useful)
  • Sit mat

This list is not exhaustive and every walker is different and may have their own preference.

Cruising Attire

Daywear

Daytime wear is casual with comfortable shoes for walking around deck. A lightweight jacket or coat is recommended for the early evening when the sun sets. You may also like to take a towel and swimwear as Black Watch has two small swimming pools and Jacuzzis. Towels are provided at the poolside should you forget your own. During the day casual wear is allowed in the restaurant but not swimwear.

Evening attire

During your cruise, there will be formal and smart casual evenings. On formal evenings, gentlemen are encouraged to wear ‘black tie’, although a dark suit and tie will suffice, with ladies elegantly dressed in cocktail or evening dress. On smart casual evenings, men can wear open-necked shirts, chinos and dark coloured jeans, and women dress or trousers and a top.

Travel Documents Checklist

Documents and Information to take with you:

  • Passport (make sure it's yours and valid)
  • Your travel tickets or e-ticket itinerary
  • Any visa or electronic travel authorisation (if required)
  • Holiday money
  • Credit or debit cards (and separate details of who to call if lost)
  • Car parking ticket and car park directions (if prebooked)
  • Coach or rail travel tickets (if prebooked)
  • Your holiday Booking Confirmation document
  • Your travel insurance details
  • Alternative form of identification (such as a driving licence)
  • Photocopy of the personal details pages of your passport
  • A valid European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) if relevant
  • Details of any medical condition or allergy your holiday leader should know about

Electricity on Board

The voltage on board is supplied at 220 volts (requiring a continental style 2-pin plug).

Water To Go

An alternative to bottled water from single-use sealed water bottles is filtered water from a refillable bottle containing its own water filter such as a Water-to-go bottle available from www.watertogo.eu. Just fill up from any water source and save the environment from disposable plastic bottles.

We have negotiated an exclusive 15% discount with our partners Water-to-Go for you as a thank you for helping the environment. Please go to their website at www.watertogo.eu and enter the code RWH17 when ordering. In addition, Water-to-Go will match the discount with a donation to our charity, Heart & Sole, which will allow us to continue to make a difference in the countries you visit on our holidays.

Maps, Guidebooks & Other Information

The Map Shop

Maps and guidebooks relating to your the areas you will be walking in may be brought before your holiday from The Map Shop at www.themapshop.co.uk

Weather

Visit the following websites for an idea of the climate in your destination:

Staying Healthy On Holiday

Health requirements can change at any time. It is your own responsibility to ensure that you inform yourself from a professionally qualified source on, and comply with, such requirements at least 6 to 8 weeks before departure. Advice on vaccinations is available from your GP.

Staying Healthy Onboard

Although most cruises experience calm seas, there is always the possibility of heavy weather. It is possible in these circumstances that some clients may be susceptible to sea-sickness. You may wish to consider packing some travel motion sickness medication which can greatly reduce any symptoms. Please liaise with your local pharmacist or doctor for advice regarding particular medication.

Whilst none of the walks is difficult you need to be comfortable walking over uneven and occasionally steep ground to enjoy them to the full.

Network and Centre website at www.travelhealthpro.org.uk, the NHS Fit for Travel website at www.fitfortravel.nhs.uk and the Foreign Office Travel Advice website at www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice or a local travel health clinic.

Further Travel Advice

For further advice please visit:

You might wish to take a small bottle of antibacterial hand gel with you for times when you're unable to wash your hands.

Travel Insurance

We cannot stress enough the importance of good quality, comprehensive cruise insurance. Insurance is a mandatory requirement for all customers travelling on board. If for any reason you are yet to do so, please contact Ramblers Walking Holidays.

We do not insist that you insure with us, but we require that you are adequately insured for the nature of your holiday. You will be unable to participate in our local walking and other activity programmes without being able to demonstrate that you have valid travel insurance. Your Ramblers Cruise & Walk leader will ask for this information locally and you will not be able to join our walking and activity programme without this information.

Please ensure that as a minimum your travel insurance policy covers you for travel to your holiday destinations (country and geographical region) and for medical expenses, mountain rescue (including helicopter rescue) and emergency repatriation to your home country in the event of illness or injury. Your policy should also provide adequate cover for the activities, included and optional, you are likely to participate in during your holiday. It is vital that you have disclosed all pre-existing medical conditions to your insurer. Please see our brochure or website for further advice regarding holiday insurance.

Whoever you insure with, please ensure that you take full details, and ideally the policy itself, with you on holiday and provide our tour leader with your insurer's name, the policy number and emergency assistance contact numbers.

Please note that it is very difficult to obtain travel insurance once your holiday arrangements have started.

EHIC Cards

Please take your European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) with you; it will help you in the event of you needing medical assistance during your holiday. Please note that the EHIC has an expiry date, so please check that your card is valid for the duration of your holiday. Please note however the EHIC should not be considered a substitute for medical or travel insurance. 

For more information please visit ehic.org.uk.

Safety Onboard

Naturally, the safety and comfort of our guests and crew is always our highest priority. We would therefore like to reassure you that when in certain ‘hot spots’ around the world, additional and robust security measures are put in place. Whereas you will appreciate that we cannot divulge these plans we would like to pre-advise that additional safety drills will take place prior to reaching these waters and it may be necessary to close the portholes of lower deck cabins whilst in areas considered to be at a higher threat level. We thank you in advance for your co-operation and understanding.

Cultural Awareness

Fred Olsen Plastic Policy

The use of single-use plastics on board Fred Olsen ships has been stopped wherever possible, including the banning of plastic straws, cocktail sticks, stirrers, cutlery and take away coffee cups. In addition, their officers and crew always consider how they can reduce the use of plastic further. All waste is collected, sorted and discharged by the ship’s staff following strict environmental regulatory requirements. This waste is subsequently landed ashore to approved recycling and receiving operators. The only waste that is discharged at sea is commuted food waste and wastewater.

Responsible Travel

We're committed to ethical tourism in all our destinations. Our holidays are designed for you to discover the essence of the country you are visiting. Travelling in small groups not only gives you an up close and personal experience of your destination, but minimises your impact on the immediate environment. We feel that the most important starting point to protect the environment is to be out in it. For more details visit our website.

The Ramblers Holidays Charitable Trust

Unlike many tour operators we have our own trust through which RWH Travel’s profits are channelled back into a variety of outdoor, walking-related or environmental conservation projects in the UK. The focus of the Trust’s financial support is Britain’s leading walking charity, The Ramblers, and their role in promoting the benefits and importance of walking to the British public. In addition the Trust welcomes applications for small grants from local organisations in the UK who need support for walking-orientated activities. This includes the establishment of footpaths and bridleways, funding for rebuilding bridges and renovating huts, as well as bursary funding for the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award for children who could not otherwise afford to do it. Please visit the ‘About Us’ section of our website and click on the Charitable Trust link for more details.

Heart and Sole

We appreciate that we are in a fortunate position to be able to use our profits to help make a difference to people's lives. Heart & Sole is a venture managed by our office staff, whose aim is to reach the heart of the communities in the countries we visit. Through Heart & Sole, we hope to make more of a long term, direct impact to these communities, particularly in less developed countries where even a small amount goes a long way. See our website for more information and details of some of the projects we support.

Staying In Touch

Mobile Phones

Please do provide us with a mobile phone contact number. We will only use this to contact you with important information relating to your holiday arrangements. 

Do keep your mobile phones switched on and readily available when travelling to the airport or if delayed in transit so that we can contact you with any last minute information relating to your travel arrangements.  

As a matter of courtesy, please switch off your mobile phone during walks, or endeavour to minimise its use. Please also try to minimise the use of mobile devices during group meals.

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Iceland

  • Capital

    Reykjavik

  • Currency

    Icelandic Krona

  • Language

    Icelandic

  • Time Difference

    UTC

  • Flight duration

    3.5hrs from UK

Visas and Passports

No Visa Required

Average weather

  • January

    -1°C

    Avg. Rain: 84mm

  • February

    -1°C

    Avg. Rain: 70mm

  • March

    0°C

    Avg. Rain: 71mm

  • April

    2°C

    Avg. Rain: 62mm

  • May

    5°C

    Avg. Rain: 49mm

  • June

    8°C

    Avg. Rain: 58mm

  • July

    10°C

    Avg. Rain: 64mm

  • August

    9°C

    Avg. Rain: 83mm

  • September

    7°C

    Avg. Rain: 91mm

  • October

    3°C

    Avg. Rain: 103mm

  • November

    1°C

    Avg. Rain: 89mm

  • December

    0°C

    Avg. Rain: 95mm

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