North Atlantic Saga: Scotland, the Faroe Islands, and Iceland
June 21, 2018 - July 1, 2018
Aboard the 198-Passenger Ocean Endeavour
Emerging from the mists of legend, the north Atlantic isles are wonders of geology, ecology, and human history. From the craggy coastline of Scotland, past the staggering cliffs of the Faroe Islands to the volcanic plains of Iceland, this expedition charts a course unlike any other on Earth.
Join us as we explore ancient Neolithic ruins on rugged Celtic islands, and sail into the sagas of Norse explorers bound for far-flung Arctic shores. Hikers and bird-watchers alike will delight in the puffins and skuas that wheel over wave-battered headlands. You’ll experience local culture in villages that have been occupied since ancient times, and meet modern-day fishermen working the same waters that fed their forebears.
Find seabird populations abounding in their vast nesting grounds. Photograph exquisite wildflowers in early summer bloom. Visit newborn islands, picturesque communities, and sprawling glaciers. Join the lucky few who have travelled in the wake of the Vikings from Aberdeen to Rekyavík—charting an ancient course between modern ports, amid the mythic islands of the north Atlantic!
OUR INTENDED ITINERARY
JUNE 21–JULY 1, 2018
Day 1:Aberdeen, Scotland
Day 2:Stromness, Orkney Islands
Day 3:Fair Isle & Grutness, Shetland Islands
Day 4: Suðuroy Island and Sumba, Faroe Islands
Day 5: Tórshavn
Day 6: Western Faroe Islands
Day 7: Mykines Island
Day 8: At Sea - Surtsey Island, Iceland
Day 9: Heimaey, Westman Islands
Day 10: Southwest Iceland
Day 11: Reykjavík, Iceland
Charter flights: None
This is our proposed itinerary. It is highly probable that weather, sea, and ice conditions will not allow us to travel this exact route. Our Expedition Leader and the Ocean Endeavour's captain will determine our exact route day by day.
2018 EXPEDITION COSTS INCLUDE:
*Passage aboard the Ocean Endeavour for two in Category Eight accommodations *Pre-departure materials *Special access permits, entry and park fees *Team of expedition staff *Applicable taxes *Educational program *Interactive workshops *Evening entertainment *Guided activities *Sightseeing and community visits *All Shipboard Meals *All Zodiac excursions *Port fees *Charter flights where indicated
2018 EXPEDITION COSTS DO NOT INCLUDE:
*Commercial flights *Gratuities (suggested $15 usd per passenger, per day) *Personal expenses *Mandatory medical evacuation insurance *Additional expenses in the event of delays or itinerary changes *Pre & post hotel accommodation *Optional excursions
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