Iceland and Norway Cruises 2015
Cruise One of the Most Beautiful Regions on Earth
Norway, Iceland and the Norwegian Fjords cruises provide travelers with amazing scenery including spectacular fjords, waterfalls and snow-capped mountains.
Norway is often referred to as the Land of the Midnight Sun. The scenery around you is constantly changing with dramatic coastlines. Norway’s Geiranger Fjord for example, lined by soaring snow-capped mountains and fabled waterfalls, is a World Heritage Site that defies description.
The stark wonders of North Cape and remote towns like Spitsbergen and Tromso await further north in Norway. From Tromso continue onto Bear Island and Svalbard where polar bears and walrus loll on glaciers. Other ports of call may include Bergen, Flam, Trondheim, Honningsvag, Alesund, Stavanger and Hammerfest.
Travel along Iceland's valleys, volcanic landscapes, monumental cliffs, black sand beaches, gushing geysers and thundering waterfalls. Spend time exploring the geological wonders of Iceland's Golden Circle. Popular ports on Iceland cruises include Akureyri, Isafjordur and Reykjavik.
Port Highlights: Reykjavik, Iceland
Many cruises combine both Iceland and the Norwegian Fjords in one itinerary. Cruise ship typically offer itineraries from may through mid-September. The cold waters of Iceland are rich in Marine life and is a great location for whale watching. Reykjavik, is a highlight on any Iceland cruise. This region is wrapped around a sweeping bay and has managed to retain its charming Old-World atmosphere. A pastiche of colorful-roofed houses together with the tall gray tower of Hallgrim’s Church dominate the skyline. In Old Town, many of the wooden buildings have been lovingly restored and stand side by side with modern timber and concrete structures. There are fine museums and art galleries; historic pubs present activity in late afternoon. The beautiful countryside outside of Reykjavik includes such natural wonders as volcanoes, geysers, glaciers, mountains and spectacular waterfalls.
Port Highlights: Iceland's Golden Circle
The Golden Circle is a circular route that covers many of Iceland's most famous landmarks. Start at Thingvellir National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site, and a place of tremendous interest of both Iceland’s geological and historical heritage. Here you will find the first parliament, which dates back to 930 AD. After Thingvellir, continue to Lyngdalsheidi heath into the fertile farmlands of the south, to visit the most beautiful waterfall of the country, Gullfoss. It is Europe's largest waterfall at 105 ft. It is a beautiful site. You will often see dozens of rainbows extended from the falls. Nearby, you can also visit Geysir geothermal area with its multitude of hot springs, where the most active one, Strokkur, spouts every few minutes. That completes the Golden Circle, but on the way back to Reykjavik, we suggest a visit Hveragerdi village, where geothermal water has been used to build up an extensive greenhouse industry. Last but not least stop at the Pearl, which is a glass dome built on hot water tanks that store water for the greater Reykjavik area as well as from the viewing deck you will find panoramic views of the city.
Port Highlights: Oslo, Norway
Oslo is the oldest of the Scandinavian capital cities with a varied collection of cultural attractions and natural wonders. Situated at the head of a 60-mile fjord on the southern coast, Oslo is beautifully framed by a vast expense of woods, moors and lakes. Visit the Akershus Fortress which sits atop a cliff for amazing views of the city and the surrounding fjords. Woodcarvings and colorful frescoes decorate the city's buildings, and the parks and public squares are resplendent with unique works of sculpture.
Port Highlights: Bergen, Norway
Norway’s second largest city is often referred to as the country’s Western capital. Perfect for any cultural enthusiasts, the timber-clad houses and narrow streets are a reminder of old Norway, and the magical Bryggen buildings are a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage site. Explore the ancient fortress, Hakonshallen which was built in the 13th century. Walk along the wharf and take the Mount Floibanen Funicular to the highest point of the city. Bergen is also home to Northern Europe's largest aquarium.
Iceland and Norway Cruises
Inaugural Year: 2010
Passenger Capacity: 2,850
14 Night Iceland & Fjords Cruise
Round-trip from Southampton, England sailing on June 27th, 2015
Ports of Call: Akureyri, Alesund, Geiranger, Klaksvik, London (Southampton), Olden, Reykjavik, Stavanger
Cunard Iceland and Norway Cruises
Inaugural Year: 2010
Passenger Capacity: 2,068
12 Night Ireland, Iceland and the Faroes Cruise
Round-trip from Southampton, England on July 14th, 2015
Ports of Call: Akureyri, Belfast, Dublin, Isafjord, Kirkwall, Orkney Islands, London (Southampton), Reykjavik, Thorshavn, Faroe Islands
7-Night The Fjords Cruise
Round-trip from Southampton, England on August 23rd, 2015
Ports of Call: Bergen, Flam, Geiranger, London (Southampton), Stavanger
Inaugural Year: 2007
Passenger Capacity: 1,990
7-Night Fjords and Waterfalls Cruise
Round-trip from Southampton, England on August 24th, 2014
Ports of Call: Bergen, Flam, London (Southampton), Olden, Stavanger
Queen Mary 2
Inaugural Year: 2003
Passenger Capacity: 3,090
11-Night Arctic Circle Adventure Cruise
Round-trip from Hamburg on August 7th, 2014
Ports of Call: Alesund, Andalsnes, Bergen, Hamburg, Stavanger, Tromsoe, Trondheim
15-Night Arctic Circle Discovery Cruise
Round-trip from Southampton, England on August 5th, 2014
Ports of Call: Alesund, Andalsnes, Bergen, Hamburg, London (Southampton), Stavanger, Tromsoe, Trondheim
30-Night Grand Arctic Circle Discovery Cruise
Round-trip from Brooklyn Cruise Terminal, New York on July 28th, 2014
Ports of Call: Alesund, Andalsnes, Bergen, Brooklyn Cruise Terminal (New York), Hamburg, London (Southampton), Stavanger, Tromsoe, Trondheim (Including 19 Days at Sea)
Royal Caribbean Iceland and Norway Cruises
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Inaugural Year: 2001
Passenger Capacity: 3,114
National Geographic Iceland and Norway Expeditions
NO SCHEDULED CRUISES AT THIS TIME
Inaugural Year: 2008
Passenger Capacity: 148
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