This sensational cruise explores three spectacular sides of Iceland, from the stunning capital, Reykjavik, to the charming remote towns and the breathtaking natural beauty awaiting discovery. Absorb the wonders of the Golden Circle; marvel at the Godafoss ‘Waterfall of the Gods’; encounter incredible native wildlife such as puffins and whales; and much more, all packed into one unmissable cruise sailing from Liverpool.
Titan’s VIP door-to-door travel service collects you from home, for your journey to Liverpool, where our staff will greet you and assist with embarking Black Watch (3T+) in preparation for a late evening sailing.
Familiarise yourself with the onboard facilities and entertainment as we enjoy two days of cruising.
Arrive early this morning in the stunning city of Reykjavik, home to a number of museums, galleries and exhibitions. An array of natural wonders are well within reach such as the Blue Lagoon Spa, Thingvellir National Park, Gullfoss and Seljalandsfodd waterfalls and the Geysir hot spring area. There are also many cafes, restaurants and bars to explore in this vibrant picturesque city.
Early this morning we arrive in Ísafjörður - the largest town of the Westfjords. Ísafjörður has a fine natural harbour, that has made it one of the country’s main fishing and trading centres for over 250 years. Set against a backdrop of steep mountains and perched on a sand-spit that juts out into an inlet of one of the deepest fjords in northwest Iceland, it isn’t just one of Iceland’s most important towns; it’s one of the prettiest too.
On your journey to Akureyri you’ll sail through the longest fjord in Iceland, Eyjafjord which is an exhilarating prelude to our arrival in Akureyri early in the morning. This beautiful town is best known for its spectacular landscapes, lush vegetation and its diverse wildlife. This is the perfect destination for nature lovers as the waters surrounding the town are teaming with rare and native species such as humpback whales, minke whales, white-beaked dolphins and porpoises. Be sure to have your camera at hand when later into the evening you cruise along the beautiful fjord of Eyjafjörður passing the peaceful island of Hrisey and Skjálfandi Bay, regarded as one of the world’s best whale watching and bird spotting destinations.
Early this morning we cruise the breathtakingly beautiful Borgarfjörður Eystri in Eastern Iceland before arriving early in the afternoon to Seyðisfjörður, regarded as one of Iceland’s most picturesque towns, its remoteness makes a visit here even more special. The valley above the town echoes to the sound of the 25 thundering waterfalls formed by the river Fjaroara as it cascades down to a lagoon at the head of the fjord. Later in the afternoon you cruise Seyðisfjörður passing magnificent hills, mountains and cliffs and then to Nipukollur a mighty 1,958ft-high peak situated on the east coast of Iceland.
You have two full days to relax on board, as we cruise back towards Liverpool. Perhaps take the opportunity to unwind with a massage in the spa or enjoy a dip in one of the pools.
We disembark after breakfast and you will be met and guided to your Titan vehicle, for the journey home.
You will have the option to book your own flights independently with the operator.
Why Titan Travel?
Scooping 21 awards at the 2016 British Travel Awards, you can be sure that a touring holiday with Titan Travel will be something special. Among others, Titan received gold awards for Best Escorted Tours Holiday Company and Best Special Interest Holiday Company, so they are perfectly placed to provide that exceptionally epic tour to any corner of the globe.
A Titan holiday begins and ends at your front door with chauffeur-driven transfers, scheduled international flights and the most memorable form of touring transport. Where this is a coach, they provide the best available. Titan pride themselves in providing tours that enable you to see all the sights of the area you visit as well as giving you the option for plenty of free time, optional excursions and extra nights here and there to tailor-make your holiday and make it extra special. The choice of destinations and interests are extensive including gems such as a wildlife tour of Sri Lanka, exploring the musical history of the Deep South, grand tours of North America, China, South America, Italy, Asia and Kenya, searching for the Northern Lights in Iceland and Norway, and a cruise to discover Japan and Russia.
Escorted tours are not simply limited to coaches. Titan is also one of the UK’s leading rail specialists and a number of their holidays incorporate journeys on iconic trains that transport you not only through some of the most dramatic and beautiful landscapes in the world, but also back in time to a nostalgic ‘golden age’ of luxurious and stylish travel. If you are undecided between the elegance and relaxation of a cruise and the enthralling insight of an escorted tour, Titan’s Cruise & Tour holidays could be the perfect choice. You can cruise with some of the most respected names in the industry, including Fred.Olsen and Holland America, around regions of awe-inspiring beauty and then head ashore for an extra land-based touring adventure. The waterways of Europe, Egypt and China link the most spectacular cultural gems in picturesque fashion and a river cruise is an excellent way to appreciate wonderful destinations from a different and more relaxed perspective.