28 Night Cruise sailing from Dover roundtrip aboard Boudicca.
A rare opportunity to seek out both the awe-inspiring Aurora Borealis and eerie Midnight Sun on one cruise makes this very special Arctic adventure simply unmissable. You’ll head off the beaten track to remote Svalbard for the last chance to absorb the archipelago’s seasonal around-the-clock sunshine; and – if nature is on our side – you might be lucky enough to see the Northern Lights’ kaleidoscope colours tinting the night sky in Akureyri and Ísafjörður.
There are hours of mesmerising scenic cruising too, with your Captain making the most of Boudicca’s smaller size to show you the unparalleled beauty of the most spellbinding routes in Norway, Iceland and Greenland. Pass the sharp-pointed peaks of the Seven Sisters Mountains; glide along Trollfjord, the Tasermuit and Tunugdlliarfik fjords; and see, hear and marvel at the creaking
glaciers of Prins Christiansund – ranked by Fred. Olsen guests as our best scenic cruising experience. Out to sea, as you breathe in the Arctic’s cool air and revel in the tranquillity of ocean cruising, you’ll see the legendary North Cape and Jan Mayen Island’s 2277-metre-high glacier-adorned Beerenberg Volcano.
If all that wasn’t enough to create a picturebook of memories, your incredible 28-night itinerary is punctuated with time ashore in a string of destinations, many of which are out of reach to larger ships. You can tour to the majestic Qooroq Ice Fjord and see its magnificent glaciers on tour from Narsarsuaq, and delve into Nanortalik’s fascinating history; sample the finest, most flavoursome local seafood in Ísafjörður; and see the wild landscapes of Svolvær and Longyearbyen. Visiting Reykjavík leaves you perfectly placed to explore the Golden Circle, while Akureyri is the starting point for encountering diverse wildlife such as humpback whales, minke whales, white-beaked dolphins and porpoises.
Highlights of this cruise:
Dover, United Kingdom
Home of the famous White Cliffs, Dover is one of England's most iconic towns. Located on the south-east coast of England just 21 miles across the English Channel from France, Dover – home of the world's busiest passenger port – is the first sight for many visitors arriving from around the world.
This historic town is much more than a gateway to Britain, and offers much to discover, including the 12th century Dover Castle – which overlooks the pretty harbour and houses the extensive Secret Wartime Tunnels – Archcliffe Fort, and the Western Heights, where a series of coastal defences and unspoilt nature reserves await exploration.
Honningsvåg, on Norway’s North Cape, a fishing community characterised by its charming, pastel-shaded wooden buildings, attracts tourists from all over the world. Often referred to as the top of Europe, Honningsvåg is framed by dramatic rugged mountains and the remoteness of the Arctic Ocean.
Honningsvåg is the gateway to the Nordkapp (North Cape), Europe’s most northernmost point. Its rocky coastlines, picturesque villages, endless cliff faces and vast snow-capped mountains are a joy to explore. For two months of summer, the sun is visible 24 hours a day from Nordkapp, and when the sun does set on this extraordinary landscape, the Aurora Borealis lights up the Polar sky. More on these wonderful seasonal changes can be experienced in the North Cape Hall visitor centre, which offers wide-screen film presentations about this Arctic region.
Honningsvåg was completely destroyed during the Second World War, but rapidly rebuilt. The Artico Ice Bar in the city centre – made entirely of ice sourced from the natural lakes of Norwegian Lapland – is worth a visit. While the sea views from the Kompasset Restaurant, and the freshly baked waffles of the Grotten Bar – a huge cave cut into the face of the Cape cliff, both need discovering.
Reykjavik – Iceland’s stunning coastal capital and cultural centre – is the world’s most northerly capital. The city combines colourful buildings, impulsive, creative people, extraordinary design, and some of the country’s most beautiful natural wonders.
The cosmopolitan city with big heart is home to the Althing – the world’s oldest parliament, and the National and Saga Museums, which trace Iceland’s Viking history. The impressive Hallgrímskirkja Church bell tower and the rotating Perlan glass dome offer panoramic views off island. Reykjavik’s galleries and exhibitions, including the outstanding Reykjavík Art Museum and National Gallery, feature radical Icelandic design, and there are many public art installations.
The capital has benefited from a surge in high-quality restaurant openings, offering a broad mix of creative cuisine. Daytime cafés switch to restaurants and bars at night – tapas, concept-dining and burger joints all sit comfortably together. And then there’s the wonderful nightlife.
Located in southwest Iceland – characterised by vast peninsulas, coves, straits and islands – Reykjavik is in easy reach of several must-see geological attractions. The iconic Golden Circle Trail includes the Blue Lagoon Spa, the Thingvellir National Park, the renowned Gullfoss Waterfall, and the incredible Geysir hot springs.
Nauthólsvík Geothermal Beach – Reykjavik’s little bit of paradise – is also unmissable. The popular sandy beach and geothermal lagoon, where cold sea and hot geothermal waters meet to produce higher temperatures, offers hot-tubs, steam baths and various water sports to try.
Located in Northern Iceland, Akureyri is a beautiful town best known for its spectacular landscapes, lush vegetation and its diverse wildlife. On your journey to Akureyri you’ll sail through the longest fjord in Iceland, Eyjafjordur, a wonderful prelude to your time on shore.
The perfect destination for nature lovers, the waters surrounding the town are teaming with rare, native species such as humpback whales, minke whales, white-beaked dolphins and porpoises to go in search of. Within reach on tours are incredible natural wonders too, such as the Godafoss ‘Waterfall of the Gods’ and Lake Myvatn.
In the town centre, there are many museums, galleries and exhibitions to discover and enjoy, offering an insight into the diverse culture of Akureyri and Iceland as a whole. ‘Arts Alley’ – the main street that runs directly through the town – is Akureyri’s cultural hub. Here you will find the very best galleries, exhibitions and restaurants that the town has to offer.
Fred. Olsen are excited to unveil a brand new sailing from the yet-to-be-launched 2021 programme. In one sailing, guests will be able to visit remote destinations in Norway, Svalbard, Iceland and Greenland.
Take advantage of a rare opportunity to witness the eerie Midnight Sun in Norway and search for a glimmer of the awe-inspiring Aurora Borealis in Iceland.
Be mesmerised by small ship scenic cruising, including a glide along glorious Prins Christiansund; an up-close view of the astonishing Tuna Glacier; and a glimpse of volcanic Jan Mayen Island.
Make memories ashore, with chances to explore the Qooroq Ice Fjord; see Longyearbyen’s wild landscapes; tour Iceland’s Golden Circle; and much more.
CRUISE FARE INCLUDES:
- 28 night Voyage to the Top of the World cruise aboard Boudicca roundtrip from Dover
- All meals on board (excludes specialty dining)
- Entertainment on board
- Port charges & government taxes
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