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Iceland & the Northern Isles Cruise

13 Days From £1319*
Departing 2017
* Price shown: 22 Jul 2017 - ZQY
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Extraordinary and fascinating

This superb cruise brings not only the chance to circumnavigate the stunning land of fire and ice, and visit its wonderful capital Reykjavik, but also to discover and explore the beautiful, remote outposts of the Faroes and the Shetland Islands.

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There's far more to life on board Magellan than we could possibly fit on one page. Click here to find out more about her fantastic facilities and welcoming atmosphere.

What The Price Includes

  • 12 nights' accommodation in your choice of cabin
  • Full-board arrangements including full breakfast, lunch, dinner, afternoon tea and midnight snacks
  • On-board entertainment as arranged
  • Calls at ports as detailed in the itinerary
  • The services of a friendly, professional crew and cruise staff
  • Port charges and taxes

Single and upgrade cabins are available for a supplement

Ship Information

At 46,000-tonnes and with a passenger complement of around 1100, Magellan retains a sense of traditional cruising and small-ship intimacy thanks to the beautiful layout and tasteful contemporary style of her public areas. Her friendly, welcoming crew and cruise staff, and a major refit in 2010 ensure her position as a thoroughly modern, bright and supremely comfortable floating home.


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Cruise Information

The greatest pleasure of a cruise holiday is the knowledge that as each day dawns, there'll be a new adventure to enjoy, a new experience to savour.

Ports of call

  • Day One - Depart Newcastle, UK 1600hrs
  • Day Two - Dundee, Scotland
  • Day Four - Torshavn, Faroes
  • Day Five - Seydisfjordur, Iceland
  • Day Six - Akureyri, Iceland
  • Day Seven - *Isafjordur, Iceland
  • Day Eight - Hafnarfjordhur (for Reykjavik), Iceland
  • Day 11 - *Lerwick, Shetland Islands
  • Day 12 - *Kirkwall, Orkney
  • Day 13 - Arrive Newcastle, UK 0900hrs

N.B. All days not listed are spent at sea enjoying the excellent facilities aboard Magellan. Please see the Full Itinerary for details. Ports marked with an asterisk will be reached by landing boat and may be inaccessible for customers with mobility difficulties.

Day One

Board Magellan in Newcastle today, and settle in to your cabin as she prepares to set sail.

Day Two

Today Magellan calls at the Tayside port-city of Dundee. Explore this historic city, and perhaps visit Captain Scott's Royal Research Ship Discovery - a beautifully restored example of the days when maritime adventures were less luxurious affairs.

Day Three

Spend today relaxing, and getting to know the ship, her crew and your fellow passengers.

Day Four

Tiny, Toytown-like Torshavn is the capital of the Faroe Islands. Explore its confusion of lanes, narrow passages and black-tarred houses with green turf on the roofs, or join an excursion, perhaps to cross the famous Bridge across the Atlantic connecting the main island of Streymoy with the spectacular scenery and ancient wooden churches of smaller Eysturoy.

Day Five

Today Magellan arrives in the stunning natural harbour of Seydisfjordur, one of Iceland's most beautiful coastal locations and the cultural capital of east Iceland.

Day Six

Akureyri, on Iceland's rugged north coast, is a thriving winter sports centre and home to a fascinating Botanical Garden. The area beyond is wondrously scenic, and today's excursion, to the Godafoss Falls and volcanic Lake Myvatn, will highlight many of its delights.

Day Seven

This morning Magellan arrives in tiny, exquisite Isafjordur, the capital of the Westfjords area, and gateway to the magical, mystical land of West Iceland from which Norse sailors set out to discover Greenland and the New World.

Day Eight

Today we'll arrive at the historic port of Hafnarfjordur. Return coach transfers from here will carry you the 10 kilometres to Reykjavik, where the brightly painted wooden buildings contrast sharply with the stunning beauty of its setting beneath Mount Ejsa. Step ashore to explore, take the lift to the top of the Hallgrimskirkja Church for a panoramic view, or visit the fascinating Arbaer Folk Museum and the Saga Museum.

Days 9-10

Relax on board as Magellan spends another few days at sea.

Day 11

Our next port is the Shetland capital, Lerwick. Spend time exploring this rugged but enchanting town, or join an excursion to the 3,000 year-old archaeological site at Jarlshof, with its Bronze and Iron Age remains.

Day 12

Today Magellan arrives in Kirkwall, Orkney's historic capital. Wander the streets and marvel at magnificent St Magnus Cathedral, or join an excursion to fabled Scapa Flow, Churchill's famous Barriers or the Italian Chapel.

Day 13

Bid farewell to Magellan and all your fellow travellers, today, as you disembark at the end of your cruise.


DateNightsPrice From
22 Jul 2017 12 £1319.00

*This offer applies to new bookings made between 27th December 2016 and 30th April 2017 (inclusive) only. Prices shown when booking include this discount. The exact value of the discount included will vary depending on cruise, cabin and departure date selected. Discounts apply to all cabin categories. The offer may be withdrawn at any time. All fares exclude gratuities.

Iceland and the Northern Isles Cruise Reviews collected by Reevoo

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Icelandic Wonders & the Northern Isles CruiseScores 6.5 out of 10 based on 11 reviews
(9 out of 10)


whitley bay tyne and wear Friends
Excellent itinary and the evening entertainment dancers and singers were excellent. we were dissapointed in the level of day time lectures especially as none of them linked with the places we were visiting - missed opportunity?
Confirmed traveller: 05 August 2013
Published on: 20 February 2014
(2 out of 10)


the ship was an old tired affair and should be retired, this was our 6th cruise and it was by far and away the worst we have been on, we received an up grade to a suite which was on a par with a standard balcony cabin on other ships. The cabin was ok and service in cabin what we would expect. The restaurant was small and at times waiting staff would bump into my chair in their efforts to serve people. The crockery on the tables was quite regularly unsuitable for use, with cracks and chips at most sittings. the entertainment was average at best but enjoyable. on a positive note, the bingo sessions were honest and paid out all the money collected and did not profit from the passengers, the only cruise that we have been on who have done that. The embarkation and disembarkation was the best i have experienced superbly organised and completely hassle free. I dont beleive I would ever use cruise and maritime voyages again unless a significant investment in new ships was made.
Confirmed traveller: 05 August 2013
Published on: 13 December 2013
(4 out of 10)


Stockton-On-Tees Couple
We were told that this ship had had a complete re-fit, this was untrue, most of the ship was very 'tired' with peeling paint and a leaking roof to the main eating area. The food overall was very poor as was the level of service from most of the staff. Only the destinations and shore excursions saved this (expensive) holiday from being a complete disaster. I would not recommend going anywhere on this ship.
Confirmed traveller: 05 August 2013
Published on: 09 December 2013
(9 out of 10)


Middlesbrough Couple
This was a really memorable holiday, helped by generally good weather. The Captain was so friendly and this was true of all the staff on board. Our Cabin Stewardess was such a pleasant person, who worked so hard, but always made time to enquire about our plans/experiences of the day.
The highlight of the evening entertainment for us was the brilliantly talented classical duo (piano and violin) who we heard every evening. We also enjoyed the variety of the guest lecture programme, being particularly moved by the Great Wall of China account, with the last mile being completed in gold high heels to fulfil a promise made to her dying mother,
The excursions were extremely well organised, both by on board staff and guests, using an extremely high calibre of local guides. This reaaly helped to bring the areas visited to life.
It was wonderful to have the convenience of sailing from Port of Tyne (Newcastle), less than an hour away from home.
Thank you for such a good holiday,
Confirmed traveller: 05 August 2013
Published on: 08 December 2013