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01756 706500
+44 1756 706500

Viking Voyage to America

Follow in the footsteps of the Vikings on this epic voyage on Scenic Eclipse exploring the Hebrides, Faroe Islands and Iceland, before crossing continents to Greenland, Newfoundland and Nova Scotia. Includes hotel stay in Dublin, shore excursions and return flights from the UK

Fly Cruise
20 nights from £13175pp

Luxury Expedition Holiday
  • Dublin
  • Stornoway
  • Torshavn
  • Seydisfjordur
  • Heimaey
  • Reykjavik
  • Prins Christian Sund
  • Gros Morne National park
  • Halifax

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This incredible cruise from Dublin explores some of the ports visited by the Vikings thousands of years ago, from remote islands to spectacular fjords.

As you follow in their footsteps, you'll encounter the icy landscapes that they had to navigate, some of which are still barely visited today. As Scenic Eclipse cruises through the crisp Arctic waters, keep an eye out for the region's remarkable wildlife, including seals, whales and seabirds.

Enjoy an overnight hotel stay in Dublin, lively capital of the Emerald Isle, then head to Belfast, renowned for its rich maritime history, and pretty Stornoway on the Isle of Lewis. The Vikings originally named the town 'Steering Bay', which was later translated to 'Stornoway'.

After a call at picturesque Torshavn, one of the world's smallest capital cities, Iceland awaits. Once settled by wealthy Norwegian fishermen, Seydisfjordur is lined with brightly coloured wooden houses set against a backdrop of towering mountains and cascading waterfalls. Continue to the stunning Westman Islands, home to a variety of species of birds, including puffins, and on to the Icelandic capital of Reykjavik, the world's northernmost capital.

Prins Christian Sund is one of Greenland's most scenic waterways flanked by magnificent glaciers and granite cliffs, while the fjords of Southern Greenland are simply breathtaking. Visit Qaqortoq with its colourful wooden houses surrounding the fjord's picturesque bay, home to playful whales. Learn about Greenlandic culture and its Viking history, before cruising to serene Newfoundland. See UNESCO-listed L'Anse aux Meadows and the incredible beauty of Gros Morne National Park. During your time in Louisbourg, enjoy an exclusive visit to the Fortress of Louisbourg after hours, where you'll be welcomed by the military drummers, then sail to Halifax, capital of Nova Scotia, with its historic waterfront precinct.

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Viking Voyage to America Itinerary

Day 1 - UK - Dublin (Ireland)

Fly from the UK to Dublin and have an overnight stay in a luxurious hotel.

Day 2 - Dublin

Welcome to the lively Irish capital, Dublin, where your Norse adventure begins. Step on board the magnificent Scenic Eclipse and raise a glass to toast the start of your epic voyage.

Day 3 - Belfast (Northern Ireland)

From the capital of Ireland to the capital of Northern Ireland, today you'll arrive in Belfast, a city transformed. With its rich cultural heritage you'll have the day to explore Belfast's world-class museums and flourishing arts scene. Not to mention the city's famous maritime history found in the Titanic Quarter, now one of the world's largest urban-waterfront regeneration projects.

Day 4 - Stornoway (Hebrides, Scotland)

Leave the bustle of the cities behind as you sail for Scotland's Outer Hebrides to Stornoway, on the east coast of the Isle of Lewis. A natural sheltered harbour, the town was named by the Vikings as Steering Bay, later to be translated to Stornoway. On the Isle of Lewis you'll find medieval castles, Gaelic culture and rugged coastlines that give way to dramatic island landscapes.

Days 5-6 - Torshavn (Faroe Islands)

Sailing far into the North Atlantic arrive in Torshavn, the capital of the Faroe Islands. One of the world's smallest capital cities, Torshavn and the Faroe Islands remain one of Europe's least travelled destinations. It's truly off the beaten path. Towering cliffs, craggy fjords and powerful waterfalls make up the wild landscape of the Faroe Islands; home to over a million seabirds, including puffins. With Torshavn being named after the Norse god of thunder, Thor, and the Faroese having 37 different names for fog, you get an idea of the dramatic, atmospheric nature of the Faroe Islands that lies in wait.

Day 7 - Seydisfjordur (Iceland)

Your first visit port of call in Iceland will be Seydisfjordur, at the mouth of a beautiful fjord on the east coast of the Island, or the Eastfjords. We dock right in the heart of this charming town; settled by wealthy Norwegian fishermen which is full of brightly coloured wooden houses set to a backdrop of spectacular mountains and waterfalls.

Day 8 - Heimaey (Westman Islands)

This small and fascinating archipelago was born from volcanic activity and is full of natural beauty. It's home to vast species of birdlife, including nesting puffins each summer. Whilst it's not uncommon to spot whales and seals in the surrounding waters. The largest island, Heimaey, was the site of the eruption of the Eldfell volcano in 1973 that covered most of the island with volcanic ash.

Day 9 - Reykjavik

A full day in Reykjavik will give you the opportunity to really explore the quirky Icelandic city, and the world's northernmost capital. Reykjavik translates as 'Smoky Bay'; named as such by the first Viking settler, Ingolfur Arnarson, due to the steam rising from the area's geothermal activity. Today Reykjavik perfectly combines a contemporary art and creative scene with the country's historic past, full of Norse sagas, folklore and superstition.

Day 10 - At Sea

Cruise Arctic waters as you follow in the footsteps of Vikings in crossing continents to Greenland.

Day 11 - Prinz Christian Sund (Greenland)

Carving a breath taking and naturally-formed path separating the mainland from the islands of Cape Farewell, Prins Christian Sund is one of Greenland's most scenic waterways. 105 kilometres in length, and flanked by magnificent glaciers and granite cliffs, this narrow passage is only accessible during the summer, when the largest ice blockades melt away. Scenic Eclipse brings you close to the glaciers, huge icebergs and imposing peaks for unmissable photo opportunities.

Day 12 - Narsarsuaq

Delve into the fjords of Southern Greenland to visit the birthplace of the country. On settling in Narsarsuaq, the Norse Vikings regaled tales of a verdant arctic forest, which led to them naming the country Greenland. This small village on the Tunulliarfik Fjord is surrounded by imposing nature and is the gateway to Southern Greenland and the Greenland ice sheet.

Day 13 - Qaqortoq

Qaqortoq is Southern Greenland's largest city, with a population of around 3,000. The colourful wooden houses surround the fjord's picturesque bay, which can host floating icebergs and playful whales. Here you'll learn even more about Greenlandic culture and its Viking history, with a museum in the town centre and Norse settlements and ruins never far away.

Day 14 - At Sea

Cruise the Labrador Sea, making the most of Scenic Eclipse's luxurious features on your way to North America. There'll be insightful lectures and presentations from the Discovery Team in the theatre, and time to relax in the Spa Sanctuary.

Day 15 - L'Anse Aux Meadows (Canada)

Discovered by Leif Erikson and his crew of Norse explorers, L'Anse aux Meadows is the only known Norse village in North America. Now a UNESCO World Heritage Site, here you'll be transported back in time to where Vikings once settled. On the north coast of Newfoundland you can also search for whales and dolphins on your cruise.

Day 16 - Gros Morne National Park

Today you'll be awed by another UNESCO World Heritage site; Gros Morne National Park. Its ancient landscapes were shaped by colliding continents and grinding glaciers, leaving behind an area of stunning natural beauty that's rich in wildlife.

Day 17 - Louisbourg

Opening exclusively for Scenic Eclipse guests, visit the Fortress of Louisbourg after hours. Be welcomed by the military drummers and be regaled with tales of days past by the entertaining guides. You'll be treated to a concert in the local chapel and have the chance to learn about the rum matured on site, or the French Canadian way to make hot chocolate. Before witnessing the impressive cannon firing ceremony.

Day 18 - Halifax

Halifax, the capital of Nova Scotia, is a vibrant and lively city with a historic waterfront precinct.

Day 19 - At Sea

Relax on board Scenic Eclipse as you cruise into the Gulf of Maine towards your final destination.

Day 20 - Boston (USA) - UK

Your Arctic to America cruise ends here in New England and the iconic city of Boston. Say farewell to the crew and disembark Scenic Eclipse for your journey home. You will be transferred to the airport for your overnight flight home.

Day 21 - Arrive UK

Welcome home.

For navigation reasons, the Captain reserves the right to modify the cruise itinerary.

Price Includes

  • 18-night all-inclusive cruise on Scenic Eclipse
  • 1-night hotel stay in Dublin
  • Return flights from the UK
  • Overseas transfers
  • Scenic Enrich and Scenic FreeChoice tours
  • Zodiac landings, kayak and snorkelling excursions with the Discovery Team
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi on-board ship
  • All tipping and gratuities
  • Unlimited complimentary premium wine, beer, spirits and soft drinks on-board ship
  • Complimentary in-suite minibar on-board ship

Price Does Not Include

  • Optional helicopter and submarine excursions
  • Travel insurance
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2021 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

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