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Blue Water Holidays - ABTA - ATOL - CLIA
01756 706500
+44 1756 706500

Discovering the Arctic and Greenland

Experience the wild beauty of Greenland and explore the diverse landscapes of Iceland on this 21-night no-fly cruise including visits to the scenic Faroes and Scotland's Orkney Islands

No Fly Cruise
21 nights from £2799pp

Mid size Ship Holiday
  • Akureyri, Iceland
  • Godafoss Waterfall, Iceland
  • Nuuk, Greenland
  • Reykjavik, Iceland
  • Sisimiut, Greenland

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Join Marco Polo for this exceptional 21-night voyage of adventure to Greenland, the largest island on Earth and Iceland, the land of fire and ice. Discover stunning fjords and glaciers, witness fascinating wildlife and enjoy encounters with Inuit communities on this no-fly cruise.

Visit the magnificent St. Magnus Cathedral and the Neolithic standing stones on the Orkney Islands and explore Kollafjørdur, a small fishing port on the Faroe islands of Streymoy. Discover the charming coastal village of Eskifjördur in Iceland and enjoy an optional excursion to the remarkable Godafoss Waterfall from Akureyri.

Experience the tranquillity of Tasiilaq in Greenland, admire the colonial-period architecture of Qaqortoq and embrace the Greenlandic culture in Nuuk before exploring Iceland's quirky capital, Reykjavik.

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Discovering the Arctic and Greenland

Day 1 - London Tilbury (UK)

Embark Marco Polo in London Tilbury.

Day 2 - At Sea

Enjoy the ship’s facilities on a relaxing day at sea.

Day 3 - Kirkwall (Orkney Islands)

Kirkwall is the capital of the Orkney archipelago. Visit the spectacular St. Magnus Cathedral which is a legacy of the town's rich Viking heritage and dominates the town's skyline. Perhaps explore the magnificent archaeological site of Skara Brae and witness the Neolithic standing stones.

Day 4 - Kollafjørður (Faroe Islands)

Kollafjordur is a small fishing port on the northern shore of the Kollafjørdur Fjord. Optional excursions visit the island communities on this isolated archipelago with its wild and dramatic landscape.

Day 5 - Eskifjörður (Iceland)

The coastal village of Eskifjordur lies in the middle of Iceland's East Fjords. The Maritime Museum gives an insight into how the sea has shaped village culture and industry. Some of Iceland's largest spar crystals have been found further along the coast at a famous spar mine. Perhaps visit the mine on an optional excursion or head to the Icelandic Wartime Museum.

Day 6 - Akureyri (Iceland)

Akureyri lies just below the Arctic Circle, however the climate here is temperate, allowing Akureyri's Botanical Gardens to provide a home for over 2,000 species of flora from around the world. Optional excursions explore highlight Iceland’s extraordinary landscapes including Skutastadir's lunar-like pseudo-craters and the magnificent Godafoss Waterfall. Alternatively, visit the Laufas Folk Museum or Myvatn Nature Baths

Day 7 - At Sea

Enjoy the ship’s facilities on a relaxing day at sea.

Day 8 - Tasiilaq (Greenland)

Sitting just below the Arctic Circle, Tasiilaq (formerly Ammassalik) is a picturesque and idyllic place with traditional brightly coloured houses, trickling streams and snow capped mountains surrounding the town. Home to some unique flora and fauna, the region is a strikingly beautiful place with plenty of trails and routes to walk in the summer months with stunning views, especially from Tasiilaq’s Cairn, built in 1944 to celebrate the town’s 50th anniversary.

Day 9 - Cruising the Tunugdliarfik Fjord Passage

Enjoy the ship’s facilities on a relaxing day at sea.

Day 10 - Narsarsuaq (Greenland)

Significant in Norse history as being near to the location of famed explorer Erik the Red’s farm Brattahlið, Narsarsaug is today a destination for tourists keen to see the learn more about the Eastern Settlement of the Norsemen which is nearby. Narsarsuag also features the unique Arboretum Groenlandicum, an Arctic botanical garden that is home to more than 110 species of trees stretching across 15 hectares.

Day 11 - At Sea

Enjoy the ship’s facilities on a relaxing day at sea.

Day 12 - Sisimiut (Greenland)

Sisimiut is located just north of the Arctic Circle. The area has been inhabited for around 4,500 years and travelling by dog sled has been the main means of winter transport for centuries.

Day 13 - Kangerlussuaq (Greenland)

Kangerlussuaq is on the very edge of the Arctic Circle and enjoys over 300 days of clear skies each year. With 24 hour daylight in the summer, it makes for a surreal experience when you spot the Midnight Sun.

Day 14 - Nuuk (Greenland)

The capital and largest city in Greenland, Nuuk has been inhabited by many settlers over the centuries but the present city was only established in 1728. 90% of the population are aboriginal people, so the Greenlandic culture is alive and well and waiting for you to experience it here in the most indigenous city in the world.

Day 15 - Qaqortoq (Greenland)

Qaqortoq was founded in 1775 and still reveals some examples of colonial-period architecture. It is the largest town in South Greenland and one of the most charming with a pleasant town centre and a small square with Greenland’s oldest fountain.

Day 16-17 - At Sea

Enjoy the ship’s facilities during relaxing days at sea.

Day 18 - Reykjavik (Iceland)

Reykjavik is one of the world's smallest capital cities and boasts magnificent mosaics, spectacular sculptures and colourful houses. Perhaps visit the classic 'Golden Circle' with its lava fields, bubbling mud pools and impressive geysers on an optional excursion along with the chance to bathe in the famous Blue Lagoon.

Day 19-21 - At Sea

Enjoy the ship’s facilities during relaxing days at sea.

Day 22 - London Tilbury

Disembark Marco Polo in London Tilbury.

The Captain reserves the right to modify the itinerary.

Price Includes

  • 21 nights accommodation in cabin grade of your choice
  • Full board with traditional British and international cuisine including afternoon teas and late night snacks
  • Superb programme of daytime and evening entertainment
  • Guest speakers on board
  • Wide range of onboard leisure facilities
  • Port Taxes
  • UK Currency onboard

Price Does Not Include

  • Shore Excursions

2020 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

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