It is difficult to describe the dramatic and unique landscape of Iceland without resorting to clichés: this is the land of gushing geysers, rumbling volcanoes and creeping glaciers. The small volcanic island of Heimaey in the remote Westmann archipelago is your first Icelandic port of call and it is then on to the island’s cosmopolitan capital, Reykjavik. From here you will visit the dramatic landscapes of Thingvellir National Park.
Then sail to the port of Isafjordur on the edge of the Arctic Circle and on to Akureyri with its magnificent green pastures, waterfalls and whale-filled bays. Finally, a call at Husavik a charming harbor surrounded by snow-covered mountains, which is full of colorful houses and home to the geothermal Myvatn Nature Baths. On this trip you will also visit Scottish castles, Viking settlements in the Faroe Islands and the remote Orkney and Shetland Islands.
|05 Aug Saturday||Departure Depart North America|
|06 Aug Sunday||London, England, United Kingdom Arrival and transfer to hotel||overnight hotel|
|07 Aug Monday||London, England, United Kingdom Sightseeing tour in England's capital including Panoramic London and optional tours to stroll through Greenwich Royal Park.||overnight hotel|
|08 Aug Tuesday||London (Tilbury), England, United Kingdom Embark Aegean Odyssey in Tilbury. Optional tour of the British Museum.||7.00pm|
|09 Aug Wednesday||At sea Lectures and activities at sea|
|10 Aug Thursday||Rosyth, Scotland, United Kingdom Admire Scotland's capital, with a choice of tours: The Royal Mile or Stirling Castle||7.30am||5.00pm|
|11 Aug Friday||Kirkwall, Scotland, United Kingdom Discover Neolithic highlights such as the Maes Howe burial chamber, the henge and stone circle as well as the well-preserved settlement of Skara Brae||1.00pm||5.00pm|
|12 Aug Saturday||At sea Lectures and activities at sea|
|13 Aug Sunday||Heimaey, Iceland Afternoon walking tour and visit to Eldfell, the 'mountain of fire', or visit the island's sheer cliffs and puffin colonies with a highlights of Heimaney tour.||3.00pm||8.00pm|
|14 Aug Monday||Reykjavik, Iceland Choice of included tours: The Golden Circle Route, Blue Lagoon or discover Reykjavik's culture.||9.00am||7:30pm|
|15 Aug Tuesday||Isafjordur, Iceland Visit the Maritime Museum or take a boat trip to nearby Vigur Island||midday||5.00pm|
|16 Aug Wednesday||Akureyri, Iceland Discover the landscape of pseudo-craters, lava and geothermal fields||9.00am||8.00pm|
|17 Aug Thursday||Husavik, Iceland Ideal chance to take a whale watching boat trip||7.00am||6.00pm|
|18 Aug Friday||At sea Lectures and activities at sea|
|19 Aug Saturday||Torshavn, Faroe Islands Visit the capital of the Danish Faroe Islands, discover the prolific birdlife and colorful turf-roofed villages||8.00am||1.00pm|
|20 Aug Sunday||Lerwick, Shetland Islands A choice of tours: Lewick walking tour, Archaeological site of Jarlshof or visit Lewick Castles||8.00am||midday|
|21 Aug Monday||At sea Lectures and activities at sea|
|22 Aug Tuesday||London (Tilbury), England, United Kingdom Disembark Aegean Odyssey in Tilbury and transfer to London airport for flight home||10.00am|
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