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Exploring Rugged & Remote Greenland & Iceland

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Away from the regularly-trailed tourist routes, Borealis takes you to explore the remote regions of Greenland and Iceland and experience them at their most wild, untamed and unspoilt. You’ll be captivated throughout four days of Greenlandic adventure. There’s a diversion into awe-inspiring Prins Christiansund – rated Fred. Olsen guests’ best scenic cruising experience – to marvel at the mountains and glaciers of the surrounding ancient lands, while a rare visit to Narsarsuaq brings the remarkable Qooroq Ice Fjord within your reach. Take a boat tour from Narsarsuaq into majestic Qooroq and see magnificent icebergs up-close, hear their echoing creaks and roars, and breathe in the fjord’s cool, fresh air. Stops at Qaqortoq and Nanortalik offer a taste of Greenland’s authentic culture and Norse history too; visit museums to learn about the country’s past, and perhaps enjoy Kaffe-Mik with the friendly locals in Qaqortoq.

In Iceland, a visit to Akureyri is a chance to tour to the the Godafoss ‘Waterfall of the Gods’ and tranquil Lake Mývatn. For an experience of a lifetime, join a boat tour seeking out humpback and minke whales, dolphins and porpoises, living freely in the surrounding waters. Wild wonders also await you from Reykjavik; the capital is your gateway to the Golden Circle where you can marvel at the natural power of the Gullfoss Waterfall and gushing Geysir hot springs. A rare visit to Heimaey, the largest of the Vestmannaeyjar Islands, affords an opportunity to discover the treasures of this volcanic gem, from its small coastal towns and villages, to coastal cliffs that are the perfect natural habitat for seabirds such as Atlantic Puffins, which nest here in large colonies during the summer.

 

What does this price include?

  • Comfortable, stylish cabins and suites equipped with a Smart TV, hairdryer, tea and coffee making facilities, a fridge and individually controlled air conditioning
  • A tempting choice of cuisine every day throughout your cruise – with five-course à la carte dinners, casual breakfast and lunch buffets, late-night snacks and much more
  • Unlimited, self-service tea and coffee available 24hrs at selected venues, complimentary afternoon tea* with sandwiches and cakes, and in-room sandwiches and snacks
  • A full programme of evening entertainment, including cabaret shows, comedy, dancing and live music
  • Full use of on board leisure facilities, including swimming pools, Jacuzzis and gym
  • A wide choice of engaging on board activities and lectures throughout the day
  • All UK port taxes (where collectable in advance)
  • Luggage porterage between your cabin and the drop-off/pick-up point
  • Formal welcome and/or Captain’s Drinks Party and Gala Buffet

Your Itinerary

View a full breakdown of your holiday to help you plan your trip

  • Depart: Late PM

  • Cruising

    Enjoy a relaxing day at sea, making the most of the on-board amenities, meeting with new-found friends, or simply curling up with a good book as the ship heads toward the next exciting port of call.

  • Cruising

    Enjoy a relaxing day at sea, making the most of the on-board amenities, meeting with new-found friends, or simply curling up with a good book as the ship heads toward the next exciting port of call.

  • Arrive: Early AM

    Depart: Late PM

  • Arrive: Early AM

    Depart: Late PM

    Reykjavik

    Reykjavík is the world's northernmost capital. Its 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 Hallgrímskirkja Church for a panoramic view, or visit the fascinating Arbaer Folk Museum and the Saga Museum. Perhaps take a nighttime trip outside the city in search of the Northern Lights, the enchanting Aurora Borealis, that flicker across Iceland’s autumn and winter skies.

  • Arrive: Late AM

    Depart: Late PM

    Isafjordur

    Perched dramatically on Iceland’s northwest coast, the town of Isafjordur is set on an arcing spit that extends out into Skutulsfjordur, the country’s most westerly fjord, and encased by towering peaks and the dark waters of the fjord.

  • Cruising

    Enjoy a relaxing day at sea, making the most of the on-board amenities, meeting with new-found friends, or simply curling up with a good book as the ship heads toward the next exciting port of call.

  • Arrive: Early AM

    Depart: Late PM

  • Arrive: Early AM

    Depart: Late PM

    Qaqortoq

    The cruise will round Cape Farewell, the southern tip of the Greenland archipelago. Spend time at pretty Qaqortoq and explore Southern Greenland’s largest settlement – of only 3,000 inhabitants.

  • Arrive: Early AM

    Depart: Late PM

    Narsarsuaq

    Narsarsuaq, the gateway to South Greenland, means ‘the great plain’. The nearby waters teem with trout and are home to humpback and minke whales. As you bid farewell to Greenland, sailing out across the Tunugdliarfik Fjord, there may well be sightings of these amazing creatures.

  • Arrive: Early AM

    Depart: Late PM

  • Cruising

    Enjoy a relaxing day at sea, making the most of the on-board amenities, meeting with new-found friends, or simply curling up with a good book as the ship heads toward the next exciting port of call.

  • Cruising

    Enjoy a relaxing day at sea, making the most of the on-board amenities, meeting with new-found friends, or simply curling up with a good book as the ship heads toward the next exciting port of call.

  • Arrive: Early AM


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.

Dates & Prices

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Further Information

  • Cruise descriptions include optional, chargeable experiences that may be enjoyed independently and/or with optional Fred. Olsen Shore Tours. 

    *Premium Traditional Afternoon Tea not included.

    Upgrade to All Inclusive Drinks Package is available as a chargeable optional extra and can be added to your booking up to six days prior to your cruise departing.

  • Rules may have changed since you last travelled to European Union countries and Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland. The following are useful guidelines which will help you prepare for your next adventure. Note that these new rules do NOT apply when travelling within the United Kingdom or to the Channel Islands, the Isle of Man or the Republic of Ireland. You do require government issued ID when travelling by air though.

    Names

    It is very important that all passenger names are exactly as per your passport although we do not require middle names.

    Passport

    Your passport must meet two requirements to travel to an EU country and to Switzerland, Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein. It must be:

    • Less than 10 years old on the day you return home – please check the "date of issue"
    • Valid for at least 3 months after the day you return home – please check the "expiry date"

    These rules do not apply to travel to Ireland where you can continue to use your passport as long as it’s valid for the length of your stay.

    Visa

    If you’re a tourist, you do not need a visa for short trips to most EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland. You’ll be able to stay for up to 90 days in any rolling 180-day period. Different rules will apply to Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus and Romania; if you visit these countries, visits to other EU countries will not count towards the 90-day total. Travel to Ireland will not change and stays there will not count towards the 90-day total.

    European Travel Information & Authorisation System (ETIAS)

    Towards the end of 2022, it is likely that non EU citizens will be required to apply online for an authorisation to visit most European countries. The current details suggest there will be a charge of €7 per person and the authorisation will be valid for all trips made to the EU in a three year period from issue. We will advise you of confirmed details prior to your tour’s departure.

    Border Control

    At border control, you may need to show proof of your return journey - your travel documentation issued by us will be sufficient for this. You will also need to use separate lanes from EU, EEA and Swiss citizens if manual checks are required.

    Healthcare Cover

    You should always get appropriate travel insurance with healthcare cover before you go abroad which covers pre-existing conditions. You should understand the terms and conditions of your travel insurance and be happy with its cover for healthcare and travel disruption. Newmarket sell a comprehensive travel insurance policy. Ask our travel consultants for more information.

    You should also apply for a UK Global Heath Insurance Card (GHIC) which lets you get urgent state healthcare in Europe at a reduced cost or sometimes for free. Note GHIC is only valid in EU countries and not in Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland.

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