Adventure Canada - North Atlantic Saga

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Starts: 05/24 at 9:00 AM (EST)
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Adventure Canada

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Phone: 905-271-4000/1-800-363-7566
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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! 

Highlights

  • Experience Reykjavik, the world’s northernmost capital city—and one of its greenest and cleanest
  • Be among the few to sail the dramatic seascapes and cliffs of western Faroes
  • Discover Tórshavn, capital of the Faroes, with its superb walking opportunities
  • See one of the world’s newest islands, the volcanic Surtsey in Iceland 
  • Follow the Viking explorers on sea-routes recorded in the Norse sagas
  • Shop for exquisite handicrafts unique to the north Atlantic islands
  • See the teeming fulmar, puffin, and gannet colonies along the cliffs of fair isle
  • Wander the prehistoric villages of Skara Brae and Jarlshof, c. 3180 bc
  • Stand among the Neolithic standing stones of Stenness and Brodgar

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

Questions? info@adventurecanada.com

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