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Reykjavik To Reykjavik

30 May 2022
10 nights
Silver Moon
United Kingdom
EXCLUSIVE OFFER! Includes Business Class flights, overseas transfers, NEW shore excursions PLUS EXCLUSIVE $200 FREE to spend on-board per couple | Includes 10% early booking bonus - pay in full to receive these prices

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was £6599pp

£5759

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28
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North Atlantic Endeavor-Reykjavik to New York

09 Aug 2022
32 nights
Insignia
North America
Includes flights and overseas transfers. FREE Wi-Fi for all bookings | PLUS choose from: 14 FREE shore excursions* | FREE drinks package* | $1,400 FREE to spend on-board*

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was £6969pp

£6759

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wt
12

Iceland Intensive Voyage

16 Aug 2021
12 nights
Azamara Quest
Polar Regions
Sale now on | Save up to 40% PLUS FREE Wi-Fi on Club Oceanview Staterooms and above | Includes flights and overseas transfers

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was £4354pp

£2849

pp

wt
9

Skylines & Seasides

17 Jun 2021
22 nights
Insignia
North America
Includes flights | 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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£5679

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tk
8

Iceland & Norway Cruise

17 Jun 2021
11 nights
Celebrity Reflection
United Kingdom
ALWAYS INCLUDED: Classic Drinks Package, Surf Wifi Package and Tips included as standard

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was £4555pp

£4389

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wt
5

Legend Of The Icelandic Sagas

21 Aug 2022
14 nights
Seabourn Venture
Polar Regions
Includes flights, kayaks and zodiacs and a FREE expedition Parka and Backback

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£12539

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wt
5
expedition cruise

Reykjavík To Reykjavík

05 Jul 2022
10 nights
Silver Whisper
Scandinavia
UPGRADE SALE | Includes Business Class flights, overseas transfers and NEW complimentary shore excursions | Includes 10% early booking bonus - pay in full to receive these prices. Receive a FREE upgrade from a Vista to a Veranda Suite

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£7589

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4

Edinburgh (Leith) To Reykjavik

24 Jun 2022
11 nights
Silver Whisper
United Kingdom
Includes Business Class flights, overseas transfers and NEW complimentary shore excursions | Includes 10% early booking bonus - pay in full to receive these prices

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was £5400pp

£4709

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4

Reykjavik To Reykjavik

04 Jul 2021
10 nights
Silver Whisper
Polar Regions
Business Class flights and overseas transfers | Includes 10% early booking bonus - pay in full to receive these prices

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was £5800pp

£5059

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wt
4

Iceland & Greenland

15 Aug 2021
14 nights
Celebrity Summit
Polar Regions
ALWAYS INCLUDED: Classic Drinks Package, Surf Wifi Package and Tips included as standard

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was £10999pp

£10439

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wt
4

Nordic & Baltic Quest-Reykjavik to Paris

09 Aug 2022
18 nights
Insignia
Polar Regions
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 £4877pp

£4729

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4

Iceland & Greenland

01 Aug 2021
14 nights
Celebrity Summit
Polar Regions
ALWAYS INCLUDED: Classic Drinks Package, Surf Wifi Package and Tips included as standard

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was £17735pp

£10619

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wt
3

Viking Homelands-Reykjavik to Stockholm

13 Aug 2021
12 nights
Insignia
Scandinavia
Includes flights | FREE Wi-Fi for all bookings | PLUS choose from: 6 FREE shore excursions* | FREE drinks package* | $600 FREE to spend on-board*

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was £4129pp

£3399

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3

Iceland & Ireland

29 Aug 2022
12 nights
Celebrity Silhouette
United Kingdom
ALWAYS INCLUDED: Classic Drinks Package, Surf Wifi Package and Tips included as standard

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£5179

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wt
3

A Viking Midsummer

22 Jun 2021
15 nights
Seabourn Quest
Scandinavia
Sale now on | Includes Business Class flights and overseas transfers. FREE upgrade from an Oceanview to a Veranda Suite, 300 minute internet per couple and $500 FREE to spend on-board per couple. Book a Penthouse Suite and receive unlimited internet and $1,000 FREE to spend on-board per couple

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was £8499pp

£8069

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3

Kilts & Fjords-Edinburgh to Reykjavik

03 Jul 2021
12 nights
Sirena
United Kingdom
Includes flights | FREE Wi-Fi for all bookings | PLUS choose from: 6 FREE shore excursions* | FREE drinks package* | $600 FREE to spend on-board*

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was £3899pp

£2849

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2

Reykjavik To London (Greenwich)

15 Jul 2022
12 nights
Silver Whisper
United Kingdom
EXCLUSIVE OFFER! Includes Business Class flights, overseas transfers, NEW complimentary shore excursions PLUS EXCLUSIVE $250 FREE to spend on-board per couple | Includes 10% early booking bonus - pay in full to receive these prices

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was £5200pp

£4539

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2

Reykjavik To Reykjavik

24 Aug 2022
10 nights
Silver Whisper
Scandinavia
Includes Business Class flights, overseas transfers and NEW complimentary shore excursions | Includes 10% early booking bonus - pay in full to receive these prices

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was £6600pp

£5759

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wt
1

Reykjavik To Tromso

28 Jun 2022
13 nights
Silver Cloud
Scandinavia
Expedition Word Cruise Segment | Includes flights, overseas transfers, one-night pre-cruise hotel stay and one-night post-cruise hotel stay

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£11639

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1
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Iceland Intensive Voyage

16 Aug 2022
9 nights
Azamara Pursuit
Polar Regions
JUST RELEASED! Includes flights and private transfers in Copenhagen

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£3389

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1
12

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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