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01756 706500
+44 1756 706500

Legend Of The Icelandic Sagas

Discover the dramatic landscapes of Iceland, the 'Land of Ice and Fire', and the serene fjords and majestic glaciers of Greenland on this superb luxury expedition cruise from Reykjavik

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14 nights from £14399pp

Luxury Expedition Holiday
  • Reykjavik
  • Ittoqqortoormiit
  • Scoresby Sund
  • Greenland
  • Akureyri
  • Seydisfjordur
  • Heimaey

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Learn about Iceland's strong Viking heritage and Greenland's outstanding natural beauty on this exciting expedition voyage.

From the Icelandic capital of Reykjavik, head north to the beautiful fishing village of Grundarfjordur in the heart of the Snaefellsnes Peninsula, and the island of Vigur, renowned for its astonishing birdlife. You'll then make your way to Greenland, where breathtaking fjords and glaciers await. The small town of Ittoqqortoormiit is a kaleidoscope of colour with its brightly-painted buildings, while the serene Scoresby Sund is the longest fjord in the world and home to muskox, foxes and Arctic hares.

Cruise the awe-inspiring King Oscar Fjord, the Alpe Fjords in the heart of Northeast Greenland National Park, and the Kejser Franz Joseph Fjord, one of Greenland's largest fjord systems. The ship then returns to Iceland, visiting Akureyri with its numerous galleries and museums, and remote Seydisfjordur, known for its thriving arts scene. Papey Island is a haven for seabirds including Atlantic puffins, as is picturesque Heimaey, the largest of the Westman Islands.

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Legend Of The Icelandic Sagas Itinerary

Day 1 - Reykjavik (Iceland)

Embark your ship in the Icelandic capital of Reykjavik.

Day 2 - Grundarfjordur

The beautiful fishing village of Grundardfjordur is located in the heart of the Snaefellesnes Peninsula and the gateway to Snaefellsnes National Park. It is overlooked by the majestic Mt Kirkjufell. During the summer months, a Viking village is created in the centre of the town and re-enactments take place. In July, the town is transformed into a kaleidoscope of colour to celebrate the A godri stund town festival. Keep an eye out for marine and birdlife during your time here.

Day 3 - Vigur Island

Vigur Island is the second largest island in the Westfjords, a remote and wild region. It is one of the most renowned areas in Iceland for observing nesting birds. You may also be lucky enough to spot an arctic fox.

Day 4 - Ittoqqortoormiit (Greenland)

The Greenlandic town of Ittoqqortoormiit lies at the entrance to Scoresby Sund, the longest fjord in the world. Ittoqqortoormiit means 'Big-House Dwellers' in Greenlandic. See seal and polar bear skin drying on racks outside houses, and sled dogs eagerly awaiting winter. In the Post Office, you can buy Greenlandic stamps and post your postcards. Perhaps take a look inside the church which has a gabled interior, painted in white and blue.

Day 5 - Hekla Havn - Rode O

Scoresby Sund is one of the most remote regions on Earth and named in honour of English explorer William Scoresby. Wildlife includes muskox, foxes, Arctic hares and lemmings. Close to Hekla Haven, see vast expansive of tundra dotted with freshwater ponds. Rodefjord is renowned as an iceberg graveyard as glaciers become trapped in the shallows of the bay. Deep in Scoresby Sound you will discover Rodefjord, or Red Fjord. The ford is walled with Permian red sandstone cliffs, a striking contrast to the blue sky and white icebergs. Rode O is an island of the rock which is sometimes called New Red. On the island's southern shore is a small cave which should be accessible via Zodiac. You may be able to land on Rode Island.

Day 6 - Bear Island - Sydkap

At the top of Ofjord is a group of islands known as the Bear Islands. Sydkap at the northern end is set against a backdrop of the breathtaking Stauning Alps. Here you'll see icebergs which have run aground in the shallow water. Early settlers known as the Thlish culture created a settlement here and the ruins of their houses can still be seen. Cruise the northeastern coast of the fjord to a headland overlooking a bay. This is Sydkap or South Cape. On the headland are two huts which are still used by people hunting musk oxen or the nearby rivers. See the impressive icebergs and the the array of flora.

Day 7 - King Oscar Fjord - Alpe Fjords

King Oscar Fjord forms the northern border of the Scoresby Land peninsula and was named after Oscar II, the king of both Norway and Sweden. Keep an eye out for wildlife and enjoy stunning views of the fjord and Stauning Alps. The Alpe Fjords are located in the heart of Northeast Greenland National Park and home to musk oxen, as well as impressive icebergs.

Day 8 - Ella Island - Blomster Bugt

Ella Island is arguably one of the most stunning landscapes in Greenland. It is home to the famous Sirius Dog Sled Patrol. Their base camp offers spectacular views, as cliffs create an amazing backdrop to the red buildings. Blomster Bugt or Flower Bay gets is name from the colourful flowers on its shores. The lake is a haven for northern divers who raise their young, while the area is also home to white arctic hares and grazing musk oxen. Perhaps visit the early 20th-century hunters' hut.

Day 9 - Kejser Franz Joseph Fjord

The Kejser Franz Joseph Fjord is one of the largest fjord systems in Greenland and located in East Greenland National Park. One of its tributaries, Nordfjord, culminates at the Walterhausen Glacier, while in the other direction is the reddish mountain called the Devil's Castle. Wildlife includes seals, walrus, narwhals, caribou and arctic hares. There are also breeding populations of seabirds.

Day 10 - At sea

Relax on board during a day at sea.

Day 11 - Akureyri (Iceland)

Akureyri is nicknamed 'The Capital of the North' and lies at the head of Eyjafjordur, the longest fjord in Iceland. Mt Kerling is visible from the town. perhaps visit Akureyri's numerous galleries, museums and art exhibitions. Nearby Hrisey Island is often called 'The Pearl of Eyjafjordur'.

Day 12 - Seydisfjordur

The remote town of Seydisfjordur is home to around 700 people. It is known for its thriving arts scene and resident artists. Surrounded by snow-capped mountains, Seydisfjordur is home to the Technical Museum of Iceland as well as populations of both eider ducks and Atlantic puffins.

Day 13 - Papey Island

Papey Island is the largest island in Eastern Iceland. Rocky sea cliffs surround the island and are a haven for nesting seabirds including Guillemots and Atlantic puffins. Seals and eider ducks can also be seen during breeding season. Perhaps visit the lighthouse, a dwelling and the church which has a colourful red roof.

Day 14 - Heimaey Island

Heimaey Island is the largest in the Westman Islands and home to over eight million Atlantic puffins. Puffin chicks taking their first flights at night can become stranded in the village, and local children rescue them and set them free. Heimaey has been nicknamed the 'Pompeii of the North' following a volcanic eruption in January 1973.

Day 15 - Reykjavik

Disembark the ship in Reykjavik.

Due to the nature of this itinerary, it is subject to change. Each day, the Captain and Expedition Leader will determine the schedule based on various conditions.

Price Includes

  • 14-night all-inclusive cruise
  • Complimentary premium spirits and fine wines available at all times
  • Welcome Champagne and complimentary in-suite bar stocked with your preferences
  • Open-seating dining in the restaurant
  • Activities including Zodiac cruising and guided hikes
  • Insightful lectures and Seabourn Conversations sessions with the expedition team
  • Tipping and gratuities
  • Taxes, fees and port charges

Price Does Not Include

  • International flights – we can arrange these for you
  • Overseas transfers
  • Optional shore excursions
  • Optional activities including kayaking and use of the submarines
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