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TREASURES OF THE NORTHERN ISLES

This glorious early summer cruise from London Tilbury features an unforgettable circumnavigation of the stunning ‘Land of Fire and Ice’ and a quintet of Icelandic calls, including the fascinating capital, Reykjavík. Visits to the remote Orkney Isles and exquisite Tórshavn, capital of the Faroe Islands, round off a wonderful journey.

Board Amy Johnson in London Tilbury and sail north to historic Kirkwall and toytown Tórshavn, respective capitals of Orkney and the Faroes, before continuing north to Iceland. Your first Icelandic port-of-call is the stunning natural harbour of Seyðisfjörður, followed by Akureyri on the rugged north coast, home to a fascinating botanical garden. Continue to exquisite Ísafjörður, capital of the Westfjords, and then to the small town of Grundarfjörður, which sits in the shadow of the picturesque Kirkjufell mountain. Two days at in Reykjavík, the world’s most northerly capital, with its painted wooden buildings, completes your cruise.

What does this price include?

  • 13 nights' accommodation in your choice of cabin
  • Delicious cuisine and full-board dining
  • Afternoon teas and late-night snacks
  • Captain’s Cocktail Party
  • Self-service tea and coffee (6am to midnight)
  • Big-show entertainment, cabarets and classical interludes
  • Daytime activities and leisure facilities
  • Guest speakers and arts-and-crafts groups
  • Luggage porterage from port to cabin
  • Port taxes

Your Itinerary

  • Depart: 1600hrs

    Board Amy Johnson in Tilbury, today, settle in to your cabin and relax as your cruise begins.

  • Spend your first day at sea, relaxing and getting to know the ship, her crew and your fellow passengers.

  • Arrive: 0700hrs

    Depart: 1600hrs

    Explore the historic capital of Orkney as Amy Johnson docks in Kirkwall, just a mile from the historic harbour and battlefield at Scapa Flow. While here, you'll have opportunities to visit Kirkwall’s magnificent centrepiece, St Magnus Cathedral, or join an optional shore excursion to discover some of the island’s unique history, archaeology, crafts and wildlife.

  • Arrive: 0930hrs

    Depart: 1600hrs

    Tórshavn, the tiny capital of the Danish Faroe Islands, is Amy Johnson's destination today. The Faroes are a birdwatchers’ paradise in the heart of the Gulf Stream, and their inhabitants live surrounded by natural beauty. Discover Tórshavn’s confusion of lanes and narrow passages, black-tarred houses with turf roofs and modern centre, or join an excursion to another part of the islands, perhaps crossing the famous Bridge Across the Atlantic, which connects the main island of Streymoy with smaller Eysturoy.

  • Arrive: 1200hrs

    Depart: 1800hrs

    Today Amy Johnson calls in the stunning natural harbour of Seyðisfjörður, one of Iceland's most beautiful coastal locations. From here ferries and a sub-ocean telephone cable connect Iceland to the outside world. Wander the streets lined with Norwegian-style houses or head inland to discover yet more breathtaking countryside.

  • Arrive: 0900hrs

    Depart: 1900hrs

    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 Goðafoss Falls and volcanic Lake Myvatn, will highlight many of its delights.

  • Arrive: 0800hrs

    Depart: 19800hrs

    This morning Amy Johnson arrives in tiny, exquisite Ísafjörður, 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.

  • Arrive: 0800hrs

    Depart: 2000hrs

    Grundarfjörður, on Iceland's west coast, is a peaceful little port surrounded by some truly spectacular scenery. The dramatic slopes of the Snæfellsnes Peninsula rise behind the town, laced with the crystal threads of tumbling streams and waterfalls, while the picturesque green-and-grey cone of Kirkjufell forms its own little peninsula just outside the town.

  • Arrive: 0700hrs (Day 9)

    Depart: 2000hrs (Day 10)

    Amy Johnson will spend two fascinating days in Reykjavík, the world's northernmost capital. Set on a promontory jutting into crystal-clear waters, and framed by majestic Mt Ejsa, this city's brightly painted wooden buildings stand in sharp contrast to the stunning beauty of its setting. Take the lift to the top of the Hallgrímskirkja church for a panoramic view or visit the Arbaer Folk Museum. Witness geothermal activity at the famous Blue Lagoon, and at the original Geysir – after which all others are named.

  • Enjoy three days at sea relaxing as Amy Johnson cruises home.

  • Arrive: 0800hrs

    Amy Johnson arrives in London, today, and you'll disembark at the end of a wonderful cruise to Iceland.


Days marked above with an anchor include ports where you will be transferred to shore by landing boat. These ports may be inaccessible for customers with mobility difficulties as a result. Any days not listed will be spent at sea.

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Further Information

  • 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.

  • 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.

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