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Belfast
Route Of The Vikings

Route Of The Vikings

05 Aug 2022
24 nights
Seabourn Quest
North America
Incldues return flight to the UK and overseas transfers PLUS $1,000 FREE to spend on-board per couple. Book a Penthouse Suite and receive $2,000 FREE to spend on-board per couple

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was £10879pp

£10329

pp

wt
152
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New World Exploration I I

New World Exploration I I

05 Aug 2022
36 nights
Seabourn Quest
North America
Combination cruise | $1,000 FREE to spend on-board per couple. Book a Penthouse Suite and receive $2,000 FREE to spend on-board per couple

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was £16499pp

£15669

pp

wt
41
New World Exploration II

New World Exploration II

01 Aug 2023
36 nights
Seabourn Quest
North America
Includes a return flight back to the UK! Includes a FREE internet package!* Book and pay in full to save an additional 10%

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£16009

pp

wt
37
Tromso To Reykjavik

Tromso To Reykjavik

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

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was £7700pp

£6579

pp

wt
31
Path Of The Discoveries

Path Of The Discoveries

22 Jul 2022
38 nights
Seabourn Quest
Europe
Combination cruise | $1,000 FREE to spend on-board per couple. Book a Penthouse Suite and receive $2,000 FREE to spend on-board per couple

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was £16199pp

£15389

pp

wt
25
Belfast
Southampton To Reykjavik

Southampton To Reykjavik

18 May 2022
12 nights
Silver Moon
United Kingdom
Includes private door-to-door transfers, Business Class flights, overseas transfers and complimentary shore excursions | Includes 10% early booking bonus - pay in full to receive these prices

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was £6600pp

£5639

pp

wt
17
Route of the Vikings

Route of the Vikings

01 Aug 2023
24 nights
Seabourn Quest
North America
BRAND NEW | FREE unlimited internet*

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was £10299pp

£9779

pp

wt
17
Copenhagen
Iceland Intensive

Iceland Intensive

30 Jul 2023
13 nights
Azamara Pursuit
Polar Regions
Book a Club Balcony Stateroom or above and receive $300 FREE to spend on-board per couple, FREE Premium Drinks Package and FREE Wi-Fi for one device

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was £3510pp

£3439

pp

wt
14
Legend Of The Icelandic Sagas

Legend Of The Icelandic Sagas

21 Aug 2022
14 nights
Seabourn Venture
Polar Regions
FREE unlimited internet* | Last chance to book! very limited availability

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£16339

pp

wt
12
expedition cruise
Southampton to Reykjavik

Southampton to Reykjavik

22 Jun 2023
12 nights
Silver Moon
Europe
Includes private door-to-door transfers, Business Class flights, overseas transfers and one FREE shore excursion per port per day

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was £5800pp

£5509

pp

wt
10
Kangerlussuaq
Majestic Fjords Of Greenland & The Canadian Arctic

Majestic Fjords Of Greenland & The Canadian Arctic

04 Sep 2022
28 nights
Seabourn Venture
Polar Regions
Combination cruise | FREE unlimited internet*

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was £31599pp

£30019

pp

wt
6
expedition cruise
Reykjavik
Reykjavik To Reykjavik

Reykjavik To Reykjavik

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

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was £6900pp

£5899

pp

wt
6
Akureyri
Reykjavik to Reykjavik

Reykjavik to Reykjavik

17 Aug 2023
10 nights
Silver Moon
Polar Regions
Includes private door-to-door transfers, Business Class flights, overseas transfers and one FREE shore excursion per port per day

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was £6200pp

£5889

pp

wt
6
Reykjavik
Southampton to Reykjavik

Southampton to Reykjavik

05 Aug 2023
12 nights
Silver Moon
United Kingdom
EXCLUSIVE OFFER | EXCLUSIVE $250 FREE to spend on-board per couple | Includes private door-to-door transfers, Business Class flights, overseas transfers and one FREE shore excursion per port per day

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was £5800pp

£5319

pp

wt
6
Reykjavik
Iceland in Depth

Iceland in Depth

24 Jul 2023
9 nights
Scenic Eclipse
Polar Regions
Includes FREE private door to door chauffeur transfers*, flights, overseas transfers, one-night pre-cruise hotel stay, all excursions including Zodiacs, kayaks and e-bikes, butler for all guests, gratuities and more | Save up to 20% - book now and pay in full 12 months prior to travel to receive these prices

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£7479

pp

wt
5
yacht cruise
Akureyri
Reykjavik to Reykjavik

Reykjavik to Reykjavik

04 Jul 2023
10 nights
Silver Moon
Polar Regions
Includes private door-to-door transfers, Business Class flights, overseas transfers and one FREE shore excursion per port per day

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was £6200pp

£5889

pp

wt
4
Reykjavik
Reykjavik to Reykjavik

Reykjavik to Reykjavik

14 Jul 2023
10 nights
Silver Moon
Polar Regions
Includes private door-to-door transfers, Business Class flights, overseas transfers and one FREE shore excursion per port per day

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was £6200pp

£5889

pp

wt
4
Akureyri
Reykjavík To Reykjavík

Reykjavík To Reykjavík

05 Jul 2022
10 nights
Silver Whisper
Scandinavia
Save 20%! | Includes private door-to-door transfers, Business Class flights, overseas transfers and complimentary shore excursions | Includes 20% early booking bonus - pay in full to receive these prices

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was £6600pp

£5009

pp

wt
4
Akureyri
Reykjavik To Reykjavik

Reykjavik To Reykjavik

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

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was £6700pp

£5719

pp

wt
4
Dublin
Reykjavik to Southampton

Reykjavik to Southampton

27 Aug 2023
12 nights
Silver Moon
United Kingdom
Includes private door-to-door transfers, Business Class flights, overseas transfers and one FREE shore excursion per port per day

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was £5600pp

£5319

pp

wt
3
12

Heimaey, Westmann Islands Port

Heimaey is an island which lies off the coast of Iceland and despite being only four miles in length, it’s the largest and most populous island off the country’s coast and also the largest of the 16 islands and 30 much smaller islets which make up the Westmann Islands archipelago. Visitors come to this rugged and volcanic destination chiefly to get an authentic feel for the scenery of the North Atlantic and also to experience some of its bountiful wildlife.

Tradition holds that Heimaey was first settled in 900 by the farmer Herjolfur Baroarson in the year 900, however, archaeological excavations in 1971 revealed a number of ancient ruins which proved that a settlement had been established there at least 100 years earlier. Another significant year in the history of Heimaey was 1627, when three Arabian pirate ships arrived in Iceland and raided a number of coastal towns and islands, Heimaey included. Most notable of the island’s survivors was Tyrkja Gudda, who was captured and enslaved by the invaders, but who fought her way back to Iceland through Tunisia, Italy and Denmark to marry resident poet Hallgrimur Petursson. The next devastating event in the island’s history came in 1973 and was the will of nature, not man, involving the eruption of Mount Eldfell on the island. A lava flow began to head to the harbour and an oppressive ash cloud forced the evacuation of the island’s 5,000 inhabitants. As a small island, Heimaey naturally relied on the fruits of the sea for trade, so desperate townspeople set about spraying the encroaching lava and succeeded in saving the harbour and also their livelihoods.

Sightseeing in Heimaey

If you visit the island yourself, you’ll have a rare opportunity to witness one of the world’s youngest volcanically shaped destinations. So powerful was the eruption that the shape and size of the island were changed. Before the eruption, it measured 4.3 square miles across and following it, 5.19 square miles. Though it had a devastating effect on the island’s population, the eruption left a landscape of stunning natural beauty, one which makes this small island one of Iceland’s most enduring tourist destinations. The reshaped landscape is home to many different species of seabird, including large numbers of the perennial favourite, puffins, which find the steep cliffs and abundant vegetation particularly appealing. You’ll be able to see a great deal from your cruise ship as you arrive, but the best way to experience the areas natural beauty and abundant feathery fauna is by booking a boat tour around the archipelago.

On land, it’s possible to climb the lava flow and witness the markers which show where the town’s structures which were destroyed once stood. In the town itself, be sure to head to the Natural History Museum if you want to know more about the island’s fascinating story and get up close and personal with some of its inhabitants, namely puffins. The island welcomes around eight million of them a year and at the museum, it’s possible to handle a puffin yourself and learn all about the birds’ habitat and also about other species which reside on the island.

Shopping in Heimaey

Heimaey is well-known for the production of woven goods, so it’s a great place in which to pick up souvenirs and items of that nature, particularly clothes. Most of the shops are clustered around the town centre, so you’ll be able to peruse what the island offers conveniently and easily.

Eating out in Heimaey

The island’s home to a busy fishing port, so if you’re exploring there, you’ll have a good choice of seafood restaurants in which to sample the daily catch. Local delicacies include haddock, lobster, prawns, scallops, monk fish and kelp. You’ll also find a number of restaurants selling classic Scandinavian fayre as well as a number of international outlets.

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