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Iceland & the fjords of Norway on Seabourn Venture

13-day expedition cruise from £9,995 pp incl. flights

Early booking offer - 10% off cruise

Summary

Short description

An expedition of coastal Iceland and Norway's fjords in luxury

Highlights

  • Sail through majestic vista’s and breathtaking fjords in western Norway
  • Discover the rugged coast and stunning islands of Iceland’s Northern coast
  • Experience an ultra-luxurious journey aboard Seabourn's brand new Expedition ship Venture
  • Indulge with all-inclusive dining throughout from a fantastic selection of restaurants, bars and lounges
  • Book optional underwater experiences aboard mini-submarines for the ultimate sea adventure

In Brief

  • 1 Night Reykjavík
  • 1 Night Westfjords
  • 1 Night Skjálfandi
  • 1 Night Seydisfjordur
  • 1 Night Papey island
  • 1 Night at sea
  • 1 Night Flåm
  • 1 Night Runde
  • 1 Night Brønnøysund
  • 1 Night Svolvær
  • 1 Night Day at sea
  • 1 Night North Cape
  • 1 Night Tromsø

About

Recommended for:
Activity adventure | Expedition cruise | Natural world | Ocean cruise | Wildlife

Aboard Seabourn’s all-new ultra-luxury expedition ship Venture, you’ll set sail on a journey that discovers the quaint villages and volcanic landscapes of northern Iceland, before sailing across the Norwegian Sea, where you'll explore dramatic fjords and small islands hosting impressive numbers of wildlife. Throughout this fantastic voyage you’ll enjoy all-ocean-front suites, a fine selection of culinary delights, indulgent bars with panoramic views and unique expedition venues hosting interactive and informative events. What’s more, the ship features two small submersible submarines for the ultimate underwater adventure – an expedition experience like no other.

Day by day itinerary

Day 1
UK to Reykjavik

After enjoying your complimentary airport lounge access, fly out to Reykjavik, where you’ll be transferred and brought aboard the ultra-luxurious expedition ship Seabourn Venture. The friendly crew on board will show you to your suite, a relaxing home at sea with a private veranda, spacious bathroom, walk-in closet and comfortable living area. After settling in, explore the new ship and the many amenities on offer.

Stay: Seabourn Venture

Meals: D

Day 2
Westfjords & Vigur Island

This morning you’ll rise and enjoy breakfast with the Westfjords' stunning landscape on the horizon. A sparsely populated peninsula in the northwest of Iceland where tall mountains are cut by dozens of fjords. You’ll have the chance to explore the waters around Vigur Island by kayak, home to a variety of nesting birds and on occasion the illusive Arctic fox,. For a truly unique experience, speak to our specialists about booking a tour on a small submersible submarine and explore the underwater world of the island, like never before. In the afternoon, discover the history around Isafjordur, which plays host to the oldest house in Iceland, built in 1734, and is now part of the local museum.

Stay: Seabourn Venture

Meals: B L D

Day 3
Pearl of Eyjafjörður & Skjalfandi Bay

As the ship makes its way north, you’ll discover more picturesque landscapes and fjords along the way. This morning’s stop will explore the dreamy little island of Hrisey, which was once a hub for shark hunting, but now plays host to Europe’s largest breeding colonies of Arctic terns. This afternoon you’ll sail into Skjalfandi Bay, renowned for whale-watching, and the ship’s bow lounge offers a water-level seat for spotting a variety of marine life that frequent the bay.

Stay: Seabourn Venture

Meals: B L D

Day 4
Peaks of Seydisfjordur

Enjoy breakfast surrounded by the 1,000 metre peaks of Seydisfjordur, on the eastern coast of Iceland where waterfalls can be seen cascading into the sea below. Once the settlement of Norwegian fishermen, the small town is now home to up-and-coming artists and colourful Norwegian-style wooden houses. Head ashore to explore the town on a guided walking tour, discover the fjords by kayak or dive the wreck of El Grillo by submersible – all fantastic excursions available to book.

Stay: Seabourn Venture

Meals: B L D

Day 5
Papey island

Your final stop along the Icelandic coast, Papey island, is best explored by Kayak getting up close to the diverse wildlife that call this small but beautiful island home. Its windswept, grassy slopes and rocky sea cliffs host guillemots until mid-summer before the resident Atlantic puffins return until mid-September. A glimpse of a cute puffin with its mouth full of fish, will surely be a highlight of the day.

Stay: Seabourn Venture

Meals: B L D

Day 6
Day at sea

Every journey has some down time and a welcome day at sea provides ample time to enjoy the world-class facilities on board. If weather permits, head to the infinity pool and enjoy a refreshing swim or indulge at the ship’s spa and wellness centre, where specialist treatments provide that relaxing holiday feeling you’ve been longing for. As the sun sets over the horizon, the top deck sky bar and 270 degree views of the constellation lounge set the stage for an evening of fine-dining and socialising.

 Stay: Seabourn Venture

Meals: B L D

Day 7
Flam’s Norwegian fjords

Enjoy breakfast and gaze upon the dramatic landscape of soaring mountains, deep valleys and majestic waterfalls – a world of natural beauty and Norway at its best. The ship will arrive in the small town of Flam where adventure awaits. Whether you decide the walk the small shops of town, ride the famous Flam railway, hike to a breathtaking waterfall or explore a UNESCO viking village, our specialists can help you find the right excursion to suit your tastes.

Stay: Seabourn Venture


Meals: B L D

Day 8
Isle of Runde, a bird-watching paradise

Today you’ll have a chance to explore the beautiful Isle of Runde which is located south of Alesund and part of a myriad of small islands, and it’s the cliffs of the island that draw bird enthusiasts from around the world each summer, as over 500,000 species of birds inhabit the island, from Atlantic puffins and common guillemots to razorbills and northern gannets.

Stay: Seabourn Venture

Meals: B L D

Day 9
Viking heritage in Bronnoysund

Sitting on a narrow peninsula off the mainland, where waterways are dotted with a maze of small islands, the town of Bronnoysund and its Viking heritage date back to the 13th-century and is a classic example of Norwegian charm with colourful houses, quaint shops and friendly locals. Towering over the peninsula, Torghatten mountain and it’s hole pierced centre is an iconic landmark of the region. Enjoy an included hike to the summit, where stunning panoramic views over the coast await.

Stay: Seabourn Venture

Meals: B L D

Day 10
Lofoten & Trolljord

Enjoy breakfast and stunning views as the ship docks in Svolvaer, where you’ll witness the stunning beauty of Lofoten, where dramatic cliffs, mountains and fjords carve their way through the landscape. Whether you head out by kayak to explore the unique terrain or dive under the water to a shipwreck from 1982, you’ll surely discover something new. In the afternoon, you’ll make you way through the tight, 100 metre Fjord opening at Trollfjord, where steep cliffs give way to a majestic inner bowl. Enjoy the views from the open decks or optionally, head out with the expedition team aboard a zodiac for a closer inspection.

Stay: Seabourn Venture

Meals: B L D

Day 11
Norwegian Fjords

Today will be spent at leisure as you sail towards Norway’s northernmost coast and the small town of Storstappen, passing small fishing villages, hidden coves and endless fjords. 

Stay: Seabourn Venture

Meals: B L D

Day 12
North Cape

Arriving in Norway’s North Cape, the island chain of Gjesvaestappen, a designated nature reserve, is a birdwatcher's paradise. The small islands welcome puffins, black-legged kittiwakes and razorbills to the grassy slopes and cliffs in impressive numbers. Make sure to book a zodiac excursion, where knowledgeable expedition guides with introduce you the many species that visit this area annually. Continuing on, you’ll arrive in the small fishing village of Skarsvag, which has claimed the title the world’s northernmost fishing village and is best viewed by air. Book a scenic helicopter tour, where you’ll witness the stunning coast and North Cape from a truly unique perspective.

Stay: Seabourn Venture


Meals: B L D

Day 13
Tromso to UK

This morning you’ll enjoy a final breakfast as you arrive into the northern town of Tromso. You’ll enjoy a scenic tour of the area, visiting the Polar museum, the Tromso Cable car and the impressive Arctic cathedral before being dropped off at the airport for your return flight home.

If you wish to experience the area in more detail, speak to our specialists about adding on a couple nights at a luxurious Tromso hotel.

Meals: B

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Pricing

Any element of this cruise can be adjusted to suit your needs. Just contact us to find out more.

Prices

Accommodation rating: Deluxe

13-day expedition cruise from £9,995 pp incl. flights

Departure: 22 May 2023

Early booking offer - 10% off cruise
Book by: 31 July 2022

Early booking offer

  • Save 10% when you pay in full at the time of booking (price shown includes discount)

Includes 

  • Flights from the UK to Reykjavik and return from Tromso
  • Private transfers from airport to ship and ship to airport
  • 12-day cruise aboard Seabourn Venture
  • Gourmet dining at a range of onboard restaurants
  • Complimentary premium spirits and fine wines available on board at all times
  • Complimentary Expedition Parka and Backpack

Why not extend your stay in Reykjavik and/or Tromso before/after your cruise - please speak to one of our cruise specialists for details of what we can offer. 

Terms & Conditions: Prices are per person based on two people sharing a twin/double room; prices are subject to availability and possible change; normal booking conditions apply.

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