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Land of the Northern Lights to Iceland Cruise

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Circumnavigate the stunning land of fire and ice

This unique cruise from Tilbury includes two nights in the Icelandic capital, Reykjavik, and calls at the Orkney, Shetland and Faroe Isles. It's the perfect way to discover these rugged, beautiful islands, and gaze skywards in search of the magical Northern Lights.

Discover life on board Magellan

Discover life on board MagellanThere'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.

Tour Highlights And Inclusions

  • 12 nights' accommodation in your choice of cabin
  • Full-board arrangements including full breakfast, luncheon, 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.

Deck-plans

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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 London Tilbury, 1500hrs
  • Day Two - Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Day Four - Torshavn, Faroes
  • Days Six & Seven - Reykjavik
  • Day 10 - Lerwick, Shetland Isles
  • Day 11 - Kirkwall, Orkney Isles
  • Day 13 - Arrive London Tilbury

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.

Full Itinerary

Day One

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

Day Three

Today will be spent at sea. Settle into the shipboard routine of rest and relaxation and make use of Magellan's many amenities.

Day Two

Magellan's first call is Amsterdam. Spend the day exploring canals, flower markets and museums, wander the cobbled streets, or take to the water on a canal cruise.

Day Four

Tiny, Toytown-like Torshavn is the capital of the remote Faroe Islands. A birdwatcher's paradise, the islands are home to countless species, and its inhabitants are guardians of a deep-rooted Norse tradition. Explore Torshavn's confusion of lanes and narrow passages, or join an excursion to other parts of the islands, perhaps crossing 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

A second day at sea brings another chance to relax into the pace of life on board.

Days Six and Seven

Early this morning Magellan arrives Reykjavik. We'll stay overnight in this friendly, fascinating city, and you'll have ample time to wander the city and explore on our optional excursions. Witness geothermal activity at the famous Blue Lagoon Pool and at the original Geysir, or visit the fascinating Arbaer Folk Museum and the Saga Museum.

After dark, join another optional excursion and - with luck - witness the extraordinary Aurora Borealis in the Icelandic night skies - a sight that has captivated and bewildered generations.

Days Eight and Nine

The next two days are spent relaxing at sea and enjoying life on board.

Day 10

The Shetland Islands, and their enchanting capital, Lerwick, are home to ancient legends, traditional crafts and an incredible abundance of bird-life. Spend time in the town, or join the excursion to the 3,000 year-old archaeological site at Jarlshof, with its Bronze and Iron Age remains.

Day 11

Today Magellan docks in Kirkwall, just a mile from the waters of historic Scapa Flow, where the German Fleet was scuttled in 1919, and HMS Royal Oak sank in WW2. Shore excursions will include highlights of this island, where history, archaeology, crafts and wildlife are inextricably intertwined.

Day 13

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

Day 12

Your final full day is spent at sea, no doubt recalling the memories of your voyage.

Further Information

Passport requirements

British Citizens will need a full, 10-year passport to travel on this cruise. Since some countries require visitors to be valid for at least six months after the return date of the cruise we recommend that all customers ensure that this is the case. Holders of non-British passports should check with the relevant embassies to see if any requirements and restrictions exist for any countries visited during the cruise.

Foreign Office travel advice

Visit www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice to find out the latest Foreign And Commonwealth Office travel advice for your holiday destination, as well as information about passports and visas.

*The Spring Getaways offer of up to 60% applies to new bookings made from 19th January 2018 and is subject to availability on Voyager Fare Inner and Ocean-view cabins on selected cruises. The price shown on this page includes any initial Saver Fare discount. The exact value of the discount included will vary depending on offer, cruise, cabin and departure date selected. Further information is available as you book your chosen cruise. Discounts apply to all cabin categories.

All offers are subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time. All fares exclude gratuities.

On many of our cruises, a limited number of Voyager Fare Inner and Ocean-view cabins are available. Choose these and you will be accommodated in at least a Standard Twin Inner or Ocean-view cabin, but will pay only the reduced Voyager Fare price. Availability is limited, so book now to secure your discount.

*This offer applies to new bookings made between 27th December 2017 and 31st March (inclusive) only. The price shown on this page includes any initial Saver Fare discount. The exact value of the discount included will vary depending on offer, cruise, cabin and departure date selected. Further information is available as you book your chosen cruise. Discounts apply to all cabin categories. This offer may be withdrawn at any time. All fares exclude gratuities.

On many of our cruises, a limited number of Voyager Fare Inner and Ocean-view cabins are available. Choose these and you will be accommodated in at least a Standard Twin Inner or Ocean-view cabin, but will pay only the reduced Voyager Fare price. Availability is limited, so book now to secure your discount.

Land of the Northern Lights to Iceland Cruise reviews verified by reevooReevoo

Land of the Northern Lights to Iceland CruiseScores 8.0 out of 10 based on 23 reviews
(10 out of 10)

Heather

Bradfield, Manningtree Couple
Very enjoyable.
Confirmed traveller: 16 March 2018
Published on: 31 March 2018
(8 out of 10)

Margaret

Whitecroft Couple
Fabulous cruise, very disappointed that the northern lights didn’t fully show.
Confirmed traveller: 16 March 2018
Published on: 31 March 2018
(10 out of 10)

Patricia

Harlow Family
Had a great time. See the northern lights from the ship twice.
Everything was so well organised ie getting on and off the ship, and the excursions.
Entertainment very good. Room always clean. And all staff were very efficient. Good food
Confirmed traveller: 16 March 2018
Published on: 31 March 2018
(7 out of 10)

P

Brighton Couple
At this time of the year expect cold temperatures. Dressed accordingly and generally we liked the experience. However the risks are high. Two days earlier and the canal boat excursion in Amsterdam wouldn't have happened as the canals were frozen. The coach excursion on snowy roads in the Faroes was exceptional but again another risk. We saw the Northern Lights and thanks to experts around the ship managed to adjust the camera setting to get half decent pictures. Eyesight is a wonderful thing, but cameras show the true colours. Other risks were the whale watching excursions where none were seen. Also be prepared for rough seas - so not everyone's cup of tea. Using the old scouts motto - Be Prepared.
Confirmed traveller: 16 March 2018
Published on: 30 March 2018
(8 out of 10)

Vivien

Bedworth Friends
Although the Magellan was clean & tidy, staff friendly, I've never been on a ship so noisy, day & night, coming into port was the worst. I never had a decent nights sleep the whole holiday.
Confirmed traveller: 16 March 2018
Published on: 28 March 2018
(8 out of 10)

Anthony

Chichester Couple
We were starting our Golden Wedding celebrations which are in July, the cruise would have been perfect IF my husband wasn't taken ill and spent time being cared for in the infirmary by the Ships doctor and the nurses. It did marr our cruise, but the crew were so helpful. Really amazing.
Confirmed traveller: 16 March 2018
Published on: 28 March 2018
(9 out of 10)

Susan

Ipswich Couple
This is a very good company(MCV) they provided several activities each day, had some of the best shows on board and everyone was friendly and were always available to help or just say hello. I have 2 food allergies and my menu was discussed every evening at the end of dinner for the following day. They had a special team who cooked and arranged meals for anyone with any allergy/intolerance to any food. The food supplied was excellent.
Confirmed traveller: 16 March 2018
Published on: 27 March 2018