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Northern Islands & Northern Lights

Join Magellan in Tilbury as she sails north in search of the Aurora Borealis - the enchanting and unforgettable Northern Lights. This superb cruise to Iceland will also reveal the stark but stunning landscape of this remote island-nation, and the friendly bustle of its capital, Reykjavik. Here the brightly painted buildings contrast sharply with the natural beauty outside the city, and you'll have time to 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.

Call in Rotterdam to discover a city of contrasts - from the stunning architecture of the Erasmus Bridge and the remarkable Markthal food market to the lovingly preserved Old Harbour and Delfshaven's step-gabled houses and ancient wharves. Spend lazy days at sea enjoying life on board, and make the most of opportunities to explore the Faroe Islands, Shetland and Orkney.

What does this price include?

  • 12 nights' accommodation in your choice of cabin
  • Delicious full board cuisine
  • Afternoon teas and late night snacks
  • Captain’s Cocktail Party (cruises of 6 nights or more)
  • Self service tea & coffee (6am to midnight)
  • Big show entertainment, cabarets and classical interludes
  • Daytime activities and leisure facilities
  • Guest speaker and arts & crafts (cruises of 5 nights or more)
  • Porterage of luggage, port to cabin
  • Port Taxes

Your Itinerary

  • Depart: 1500hrs

  • Arrive: 0800hrs

    Depart: 1400hrs

    Magellan reaches her first port of call today: the Dutch maritime city of Rotterdam. Step ashore to see the stunning architecture of the Erasmus Bridge and the remarkable Markthal food market. Browse the World-class museums, explore the lovingly preserved Old Harbour and stroll past nearby Delfshaven's step-gabled houses and ancient wharves.

  • Spend today relaxing on board.

  • Arrive: 1100hrs

    Depart: 1900hrs

    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.

  • Spend today relaxing on board.

  • Arrive: 0800hrs (Day Six)

    Depart: 1900hrs (Day Seven)

    Reykjavik 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 Hallgrimskirkja Church for a panoramic view, or visit the fascinating Arbaer Folk Museum and the Saga Museum as Magellan spends an evening and a full day here, and 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.

  • Spend two days relaxing on board.

  • Arrive: 0700hrs

    Depart: 2000hrs

    Lerwick, the Shetland Islands' rugged capital, is your gateway to an ancient land of legend, traditional crafts and an incredible abundance of bird life. Discover the town, or join the optional excursion to the 3,000 year-old archaeological site at Jarlshof, with its Bronze and Iron Age remains.

  • Arrive: 0700hrs

    Depart: 1700hrs

    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.

  • Spend today relaxing on board.

  • Arrive: 0800hrs


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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