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Reykjavik
Iceland Intensive Voyage

Iceland Intensive Voyage

07 Aug 2022
9 nights
Azamara Pursuit
Polar Regions
Last minute prices too good to miss! | Book a Club Continent Suite and receive $1000 FREE shore excursion credit to spend on-board

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was £2868pp

£1349

pp

wt
103
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Copenhagen
Epic Northern Adventure - Southampton round-trip

Epic Northern Adventure - Southampton round-trip

16 Jul 2024
44 nights
Marina
United Kingdom
FREE Wi-Fi for all bookings | PLUS choose from: 26 FREE shore excursions* | FREE drinks package* | $2,600 FREE to spend on-board*

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£11339

pp

wt
56
Bergen
Magic in Iceland - Copenhagen round-trip

Magic in Iceland - Copenhagen round-trip

21 Jun 2022
17 nights
Seven Seas Splendor
Scandinavia
Top 30 | BRAND NEW SAILING | Book a Penthouse Suite and receive $1,000 FREE to spend on-board per couple | Includes flights, overseas transfers and up to 48 included shore excursions. Book a Concierge Suite or above and receive a one-night pre-cruise hotel stay.

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was £11099pp

£8489

pp

wt
53
Lisbon
Grand European Collection - Rome to Reykjavik

Grand European Collection - Rome to Reykjavik

25 May 2024
43 nights
Sirena
Europe
Includes flights and overseas transfers | FREE Wi-Fi for all bookings | PLUS choose from: 24 FREE shore excursions* | FREE drinks package* | $2,400 FREE to spend on-board*

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£9729

pp

wt
52
Edinburgh
Iceland & Scotland Adventure - Southampton to Reykjavik

Iceland & Scotland Adventure - Southampton to Reykjavik

09 Jul 2023
12 nights
Riviera
Europe
Upgrade sale | Includes up four category upgrade* | Business Class flight upgrades available from £99 per person! | Includes Flights | FREE WI-FI FOR ALL BOOKINGS | PLUS CHOOSE FROM: 6 FREE SHORE EXCURSIONS* | FREE DRINKS PACKAGE* | $600 FREE TO SPEND ON-BOARD* | Call us to add transfers and hotel stays

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was £3969pp

£3849

pp

wt
32
Stockholm
Europe & Arctic Adventure - London to London

Europe & Arctic Adventure - London to London

11 Jul 2023
56 nights
Marina
Europe
FREE Wi-Fi for all bookings | Plus choose from: 30 FREE shore excursions* | FREE drinks package* | $3,000 FREE to spend on-board per couple

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£13589

pp

wt
30
Tromso
Lands of Fire & Ice and the Arctic Circle

Lands of Fire & Ice and the Arctic Circle

04 Apr 2023
26 nights
Seabourn Pursuit
Scandinavia
Enjoy included Shore Excursions in almost every port and included Expedition Experiences led by the onboard Expedition Team. Experiences include hiking, Zodiac® cruises/landings, snorkelling, and scuba diving.

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£25919

pp

wt
25
expedition cruise
Copenhagen
Nordic & Baltic Quest-Reykjavik to Paris

Nordic & Baltic Quest-Reykjavik to Paris

09 Aug 2022
18 nights
Insignia
Polar Regions
OLife Ultimate - It's ALL included! | FREE Wi-Fi for AND 8 FREE shore excursions* AND FREE drinks package* AND $800 FREE to spend on-board* PLUS NEW REDUCED PRICES on selected staterooms! | Includes flights | - offer valid on Deluxe Oceanview to Concierge Veranda | Call to add on transfers and hotel stays

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was £7379pp

£4859

pp

wt
19
Copenhagen
Iceland Intensive Voyage

Iceland Intensive Voyage

16 Aug 2022
9 nights
Azamara Pursuit
Polar Regions
Last minute prices too good to miss! | Includes flights, selected overseas transfers and one-night pre-cruise hotel stay | Book a Club Continent Suite and receive $1000 FREE shore excursion credit to spend on-board

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was £3499pp

£1699

pp

wt
17
Cork
Iceland & Ireland

Iceland & Ireland

13 Jul 2023
11 nights
Celebrity Silhouette
United Kingdom
ALWAYS INCLUDED: Classic Drinks Package, Surf Wi-Fi Package and Tips included as standard

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was £4999pp

£4699

pp

wt
17
Copenhagen
Norwegian & Arctic Saga - Copenhagen to Southampton

Norwegian & Arctic Saga - Copenhagen to Southampton

26 Jul 2024
34 nights
Marina
United Kingdom
Includes flights and overseas transfers | FREE Wi-Fi for all bookings | PLUS choose from: 20 FREE shore excursions* | FREE drinks package* | $2,000 FREE to spend on-board*

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£9329

pp

wt
16
Copenhagen
Epic Northern Expedition - Copenhagen to London

Epic Northern Expedition - Copenhagen to London

23 Jul 2023
44 nights
Marina
Europe
Includes flights | FREE Wi-Fi for all bookings | Plus choose from: 24 FREE shore excursions* | FREE drinks package* | $2,400 FREE to spend on-board per couple | Call us to add overseas transfers

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was £14309pp

£9849

pp

wt
15
Edinburgh
A Viking's Crossing - Edinburgh to Boston

A Viking's Crossing - Edinburgh to Boston

24 Aug 2024
18 nights
Nautica
United Kingdom
Includes flights and overseas transfers | FREE Wi-Fi for all bookings | PLUS choose from: 8 FREE shore excursions* | FREE drinks package* | $800 FREE to spend on-board*

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was £6329pp

£5019

pp

wt
14
Qaqortoq
Lands of the Midnight Sun - London to Oslo

Lands of the Midnight Sun - London to Oslo

09 Jul 2023
27 nights
Riviera
United Kingdom
Business Class flight upgrades available from £99 per person! | Includes flights | FREE WI-FI FOR ALL BOOKINGS | PLUS CHOOSE FROM: 14 FREE SHORE EXCURSIONS* | FREE DRINKS PACKAGE* | $1,400 FREE TO SPEND ON-BOARD | Call us to add on transfers and hotel stays

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£9399

pp

wt
13
Belfast
Iceland & Ireland

Iceland & Ireland

29 Aug 2023
11 nights
Celebrity Silhouette
Polar Regions
ALWAYS INCLUDED: Classic Drinks Package, Surf Wi-Fi Package and Tips included as standard

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was £5099pp

£4799

pp

wt
13
Stornoway
Inaugural: Scotland & Lands of Fire & Ice

Inaugural: Scotland & Lands of Fire & Ice

23 Mar 2023
26 nights
Seabourn Pursuit
United Kingdom
Enjoy included Shore Excursions in almost every port and included Expedition Experiences led by the onboard Expedition Team. Experiences include hiking, Zodiac® cruises/landings, snorkelling, and scuba diving.

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£25919

pp

wt
12
expedition cruise
Kristiansund
Nordic Explorer - Reykjavik to Southampton

Nordic Explorer - Reykjavik to Southampton

12 Aug 2023
14 nights
Seven Seas Voyager
Europe
Includes flights, overseas transfers and up to 61 FREE shore excursions. Book a Concierge Suite and receive a FREE one-night pre-cruise hotel stay. Book a Penthouse Suite and receive FREE Business class flights

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was £9699pp

£9209

pp

wt
12
Copenhagen
Dazzling Norse Treasures - Dublin To Reykjavik

Dazzling Norse Treasures - Dublin To Reykjavik

14 Jun 2024
23 nights
Sirena
Europe
Includes flights and overseas transfers | FREE Wi-Fi for all bookings | PLUS choose from: 12 FREE shore excursions* | FREE drinks package* | $1,200 FREE to spend on-board*

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£6009

pp

wt
12
Greenock
Iceland & Ireland

Iceland & Ireland

29 Aug 2022
12 nights
Celebrity Silhouette
United Kingdom
Includes FREE upgrade from Classic to Premium Drinks Package and $400 FREE to spend on-board per stateroom PLUS Wi-Fi and Tips included as standard when you book by 4th May!

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was £7799pp

£5239

pp

wt
11
Liverpool
Iceland & Ireland

Iceland & Ireland

11 Jun 2022
14 nights
Celebrity Silhouette
United Kingdom
Includes FREE upgrade from Classic to Premium Drinks Package and $400 FREE to spend on-board per stateroom PLUS Wi-Fi and Tips included as standard when you book by 4th May!

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was £14799pp

£8559

pp

wt
11
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Akureyri, Iceland

Journey north to see the stark, unspoiled beauty of Iceland for yourself. Known as the cultural and commercial capital of Northern Iceland, Akureyri is a friendly, picturesque town of white and red buildings – with clear, still waters before it and dramatic, snow-topped mountains behind.

Despite being just 60 miles from the Arctic Circle, Akureyri offers visitors one of the warmest climates in the country thanks to the sheltering effects of its mountain backdrop – and a harbour free from ice, which has played a big part in its success as one of Iceland’s major ports and fishing communities.

Sightseeing in Akureyri

The small-town nature of Akureyri offers visitors a quieter, less crowded experience of an urban centre than they might be used to – with a population of less than 20,000, you’re unlikely to get caught in huge crowds whilst enjoying the streets, shops and attractions in the area.

Northern lights

A trip to the planet’s northernmost reaches wouldn’t be the same without seeing the incredible Northern Lights of the Arctic Circle. The haunting green glow of Aurora Borealis can often be seen in the skies above Akureyri from September to April on clear nights, and the Icelandic Met Office gives very useful year-round forecasts of the likelihood of seeing them. We now know that the Northern Lights are caused by electrically charged particles glowing in the thinnest, highest parts of the Earth’s atmosphere, which form at the magnetic centres of the north and south poles – but what must Iceland’s ancient Nordic settlers have made of them?

Akureyri Church

Akureyri’s distinctive white Lutheran church looks down over the town from the top of a stepped, landscaped hill above the Kaupvangsstraeti. The church was designed by Guðjón Samúelsson, the Icelandic architect responsible for the striking, stepped spike design of the Hallgrimskirkja in Reykjavik. Akureyri Church has a more traditional layout and interior than its sister church in the capital, but is no less impressive for it – featuring an organ with over 3,000 pipes, beautiful stained glass windows in a bright, almost comic-book style and a model ship suspended from the ceiling – a reminder of the country’s Nordic tradition of giving offerings to protect seafarers on their voyages.

Botanical Gardens and Natural History Museum

The comparatively warm climate and naturally fertile soil of the region make Akureyri a great place to grow a wide variety of plants, and the town’s peaceful, beautifully maintained botanical gardens offer visitors and locals alike a gorgeous place to relax. The gardens hold every native species of flora, as well as thousands of plant species from overseas. The town’s natural history museum on Hafnarstraeti is also popular with visitors to the area, and functions as a research institute too – with more than 50 employees monitoring the local natural environment, and advising schools and the wider public on issues of natural resources. Visitors to the museum will find comprehensive collections of Iceland’s native plants and wildlife – like its range of native insects and falcons, waders, seabirds and ducks. Akureyri’s museum is twinned with one in Reykjavik, which together form Iceland’s Institute of Natural History.

Shopping in Akureyri

Bargain hunters might want to put Akureyri at the top of their list for shopping – many shops in town have ‘tax-free’ signs, and although this involves a minimum spend to qualify for tax-free purchases, this does mean an added discount of about 15%. Shops can be found mainly in the Glerartorg shopping mall and along the Hafnarstraeti, the latter being visitors’ best bet for designer outlets and souvenir shops.

Eating Out in Akureyri

There are some charming old-fashioned cafes in the town, serving coffee, cocoa, hot meals and a range of homemade desserts – these establishments are often painted in bright colours, and may offer spectacular views of the surrounding mountains. If you’re looking for something more cutting-edge, however, you could also try some of the town’s bistros, serving gourmet Nordic cuisine in ultra-modern settings.

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