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Flexibility is a hallmark of our expeditions, and often the day-by-day itinerary will change as we take advantage of rare wildlife sightings or photographers linger ashore through the golden hour of light. Extraordinary adventure is a guarantee.  


  • DAY 1-2: U.S./Bergen, Norway/Embark

    Bergen is one of the major cities of the powerful Hanseatic League. Hansa merchants operated in the historic Bryggens Wharf area, filled with wooden buildings from the Middle Ages. (Day 2: D)

  • DAY 3: Orkney Islands, Scotland

    Enjoy a morning at sea, then see the standing stones at the Ring of Brodgar and the stoneslab village of Skara Brae. Step into the world of the Vikings at the red sandstone cathedral of St. Magnus, built in 1137. (B,L,D) 

  • DAY 4: Shetland Islands

    Our ship glides past the towering bird cliffs of Noss for views of murres and kittiwakes. Visit the Jarlshof archaeological site and see the famous Shetland ponies. (B,L,D) 

  • DAY 5: At Sea/Tórshavn, Faroe Islands, Denmark

    The rugged Faroese are proud of their Viking ancestry, reflected in their ancient language and love of the sea. In Tórshavn, wooden boats bob at anchor in the harbor and harken back to Viking times. Visit the natural history museumand the Kirkjubøur archaeological site, a medieval farming and religious center.  (B,L,D)  

  • DAY 6: Vestmanna, Faroe Islands

    Today we continue our explorations of the Faroe Islands by visiting northern Streymoy, with its historic settlements and Viking graves. (B,L,D)  

  • DAY 7: Mykines, Faroe Islands/At Sea

    Tranquil Mykines is known for its overwhelming number of puffins. Visit the nesting grounds, where thousands of birds take off and land. Continue to the tiny lighthouse, then stroll through the village of turf-roofed houses. (B,L,D)

  • DAY 8: Djúpivogur, Iceland

    Dock in Djúpivogur and drive down the coast to explore the vast Vatnajökull icecap. Get close views of the deep blue icebergs in Jökulsárlón ice lagoon. (B,L,D)  

  • DAY 9: At Sea/Grimsey

    Enjoy a morning at sea as we sail northward to the land of the midnight sun, going ashore in the evening at the tiny island of Grimsey. Home to nesting sea birds, it lies exactly on the Arctic Circle. (B,L,D)

  • DAY 10: Lake Mývatn/Akureyri

    Drive to Lake Mývatn, the most geologically active area in Iceland. See the mud pools at Hverarond and the unforgettable sight of Goðafoss, the waterfall of the gods. Visit the explosion crater at Viti. Drive to Akureyri with its beautiful period houses, backed by snow-capped mountains. (B,L,D)  

  • DAY 11: Ísafjördur

    Located in the Westfjords, the tiny town of Ísafjördur is surrounded by water on three sides and is a great place to view the stunning fjord landscape and photograph tiny flowering plants. (B,L,D)  

Please note: All day-by-day breakdowns are a sampling of the places we intend to visit, conditions permitting.

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