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The Footsteps of the Vikings

10 Day
Between Bergen and Reykjavik
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Trace the steps of one of history’s most revered civilisations as part of our The Footsteps of the Vikings cruise. From their historic home nation of Norway to the wild shores of Iceland, this 10 day itinerary explores the legacy of the Vikings and the countries which they helped to shape and influence during their 500 year history. The tour begins in the beautiful Norwegian city of Bergen, where you’ll travel to the breath-taking Hardanger Fjord, an area renowned for its outstanding natural beauty. Thanks to the intimate proportions of Scenic Eclipse, you’ll cruise to the centre of this magnificent waterway, savouring the majestic scenery beyond your luxury stateroom. From Norway, you’ll travel across the North Sea in absolute comfort thanks to Scenic Eclipse’s innovative design and safety features, before paying a visit to some of Scotland’s most picturesque islands, including the Orkney Islands, the Shetland Islands, the Outer Hebrides and the Isle of Lewis. After discovery the wild, untamed beauty of this string of Scottish isles, you’ll set sail across the Atlantic to Iceland, just as the Vikings would have done over a thousand years ago. 

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* From price is for a 28 July 2019 departure. For a full list of pricing and availability, please see below. All prices are per person, twin share in GBP, based on two guests sharing. Terms and conditions apply and we reserve the right to withdraw our offers at any time. Please note, the ship operating a particular cruise is subject to change.
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Day 1
UK > Bergen
Fly from the UK to Bergen where you will be transferred to Scenic Eclipse. Regional flights are available on application. Toast the start of your luxurious cruise.
Meals included: Dinner
Day 2
Hardanger Fjord

Hardanger Fjord, the fourth longest fjord in the world, is the second longest in Norway. A spectacular day of discovery awaits as we cruise through the magnificent scenery.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 3
Lerwick

Closer to Norway than Scotland, the Shetland Islands boast astounding archaeological sites, ancient ruins and Viking and Norse influences.

There will be time at leisure this evening to discover the local nightlife.

Freechoice

Explore Jarlshof Prehistoric site or discover the Norse history on your tour of the town and Shetlands Museum. Or you can choose to discover Scalloway and visit the Museum, or play a round of golf.

Enrich

Immerse yourself in Scottish traditions with a Highland fling and concert of Shetland fiddlers and Celtic singers.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 4
Fair Isle

Halfway between the isles of Orkney and Shetlands with a resident population of just 60, Fair Isle is a place rich in wildlife, cultural heritage and community spirit. Be welcomed by the locals to their island paradise and share stories of their life and history as you tour the Museum and enjoy their home made cakes and biscuits.

Helicopter excursions are available^.

Freechoice

Choose from a range of discovery excursions to explore the island by Zodiac or kayak. Take a short birdlife walking tour or the more active can choose a hike to the more remote areas of the island in search of wildlife.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 5
Kirkwall

Kirkwall, the ancient capital of Orkney, has an intriguing ancient history, Viking heritage and Scottish traditions.

Helicopter and submarine excursions are available^.

Freechoice

Uncover the Neolithic history and visit the World Heritage-listed Ring of Brodar or taste local brews at Highland Park Distillery and Orkney Brewery. You can also choose to witness local artisans at a demonstration or take a walking tour and visit St Magnus Cathedral. The more active can take a guided kayak or Zodiac adventure.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 6
Stornoway > Portree

Stornoway, originally a Viking settlement, is now a bustling hub for the arts and Gaelic heritage.

Arrive in the afternoon to Portree, the thriving capital of the Isle of Skye and the perfect location to moor overnight.

Enjoy time at leisure this evening to explore this charming Scottish cultural centre.

Freechoice

Uncover the intriguing Viking and Iron Age history or at Harris Distillery sample the local malt. Alternatively play a round of golf, or take a discovery excursion by Zodiac or kayak in search of bird and marine life.

Freechoice

Visit Dunvegan Castle, traditional home of Clan Macleod or take a tour of Portree and its surrounds.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 7
Loch Ewe

One of the most beautiful places in Scotland, Inverewe Estate and gardens date back to 1860. Carefully sculpted since its inception, this outstanding garden is an oasis of exotic plants and vibrant colour fuelled by the warm currents of the North Atlantic Gulf Stream. Discover the diversity of species and its history on your tour. Helicopter and submarine excursions are available^.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 8
St Kilda

This isolated archipelago of volcanic islands in the North Atlantic Ocean is a nature reserve boasting the largest colony of guillemots in the world, the oldest and largest colony of fulmars, the biggest colony of puffins in Britain and over one million birds in total.

Helicopter excursions are available^.

Freechoice

Choose a discovery excursion by Zodiac and kayak to search for some of the fascinating bird species or take a guided walk across the islands.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 9
At sea

Relax on board and perhaps try a course in Scenic Epicure.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 10
Reykjavik > UK
After breakfast, disembark and transfer to Reykjavik airport for your flight back to the UK.
Meals included: Breakfast
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