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Panorama

EARLY BOOKING OFFER - Journeys in the Land of Ice and Fire 8 Day Cruise (West and North Cruise from Reykjavik)

The Panorama was launched in 1993 and fully renovated in 2009 and is now a state of the art sail cruiser comfortably accommodating up to 49 passengers. The ship boasts a spacious dining room, lounge and bar area, including a well stocked library, providing a relaxed and informal atmosphere. Life on board the Panorama centres around the outdoor areas and its sun deck is the perfect place in which to relax, sunbathe and admire the passing scenery.

 

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Embark

Embark the ship in Reykjavik.

Day 1: Reykjavik

Embark the Panorama in Reykjavik this afternoon between 3pm-4pm. Meet your fellow passengers and crew at a Welcome Cocktail followed by dinner.

Day 2: Reykjavik

All day optional excursion in Reykjavik city before leaving to enjoy a panoramic tour to the volcanic Reykjanes Peninsula. Vikingaheimar, and the geothermal fields of Krysuvik. Overnight in port.

Day 3: Akranes -

Morning sailing and arrival in Akranes for an optional full day excursion to Deildartunguhver, Europe’s most powerful thermal spring, to the Hraunfossar and Barnafoss waterfalls area. Stop in Reykholt which was at one time one of the intellectual centres of the island and had for many years one of the most important schools of the country. Here lived and died in the middle ages one of the most important persons in Icelandic history: Snorri Sturluson, a famous poet and politician whose records of the old Norse language and mythology of medieval Iceland are invaluable to modern scholars. In the afternoon rejoin the ship and sail to the west fjords. Overnight at sea

Day 4: Bildudalur

Sail past the latrarbag cliffs which rise 450 m over the sea and reach Bildudalur. An afternoon optional excursion will take you to the Dynjandi waterfall and you can also walk around Bildudalur and visit the sea monsters museum. In the afternoon, the ship cruises around the Westfjords to Isafjordur. Evening arrival in Isafjorfur. Overnight in port.

Day 5: Isafjordur

Isafjordur is a large fishing port in Wesfjords. The afternoon optional excursion will take you to Bolungravik and then to Osvor town where you will visit a restored fisherman's hut. Back in town, visit the maritime museum and walk around the town known for its rich cultural heritage and merchant's homes dating from the 18th century. In the afternoon sail to Siglufjordur. Overnight at sea.

Day 6: Siglufjordur

This morning the ship reaches Siglufjordur, Iceland's northernmost city, very close to the arctic circle and possibly the most picturesque port of Iceland. Once known as the capital of herring fishing. The optional walking tour through the city will take you to the port, the herring museum, the folk music centre housed in Madame house, the oldest house in the city. After lunch leave for nearby Husavik port. Late in the afternoon the ship sails in the Skjafandi Bay and reach Husavik, Europe's capital of whale watching. You will have time to stroll around this charming fishing village and visit the wooden church, the best preserved church in Iceland. Overnight

Day 7: Husavik - Akureyri

Today you may join an optional full day excursion from Husavik to Akureyri (where you will meet the Panorama in the evening). You will visit the lake Myvatn, namarksard and dimmuborgir, all fine examples of the volcanic world with lava fields, boiling and steaming mud pools, steam vents and craters. After lunch continue on the ring road to reach Godafoss waterfall - the falls of the gods - and will hear about the kristni saga, recounting the arrival of Christianity and the end of paganism. Rejoin the Panorama in Akureyri the capital of northern Iceland and you will spend some time walking around this colourful city visiting in particular the art alley. Overnight in port.

Disembark

Disembark the ship in Akureyri (6 am-10 am).

Includes

  • 7 Nights' accommodation on board the Panorama
  • Full board: Buffet breakfast and two meals daily, including a Welcome Cocktail, a local Theme Evening , fun BBQ (weather permitting) and Captain’s Dinner
  • Filter coffee, tea and mineral water available throughout the day
  • Use of fishing and snorkelling equipment (subject to availability)
  • Multilingual Cruise Escort

Excludes

  • International flights
  • Transport to and from the ship
  • Beverages (other than those already mentioned)
  • Shore excursions and other land arrangements
  • Gratuities
  • Personal expenses
  • Personal insurance
  • Passport and visa costs, where applicable
  • Wi-Fi (available at a charge)
 

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