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In the Wake of Celts and Vikings

Atlantic Odyssey: Ireland to Iceland

Iceland, Ireland, Scotland

13 Days

From $14,008

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    This North Atlantic voyage takes you from Britain's most northerly islands across the Atlantic Ocean to Iceland. Along the way, you'll discover Scottish isles, from the Hebrides to the Shetlands and Orkney, before heading to the Danish outpost of the Faroe Islands, and several days exploring Iceland. With rugged landscapes, picturesque villages, and evidence of ancient settlements, you'll experience culture, hospitality, and unrivaled natural beauty as you explore these fascinating remote places.

    Arrive: Dublin, Ireland

    Depart: Reykjavík, Iceland

    Highlights

    • Explore Skara Brae, northern Europe's best-preserved Neolithic village predating Stonehenge
    • Visit the Faroe Islands' Tórshavn, with its turf-covered churches and colorfully painted homes
    • See the mighty Vatnajökull ice cap, the largest outside the Arctic regions
    • Explore the seabird sanctuary of Vigur Island

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      Dublin, capital of Ireland, seamlessly blends grit and beauty with Georgian squares, parks, and canals. It boasts a rich literary heritage, home to renowned writers like Oscar Wilde and James Joyce. Literary attractions include Trinity College Library, housing the 9th century Book of Kells, and the James Joyce Centre. The vibrant pub culture, with landmarks like the Guinness Storehouse and Temple Bar, adds to its lively charm.
      Iona, in the Inner Hebrides off the western coast of Scotland, holds over a thousand years of spiritual history. With a population of barely 100, the island remains mostly untouched. Iona is renowned for its abbey, established by St. Columba and his Irish followers in 563 CE. In these serene cloisters, the priceless Book of Kells was created, which was later taken to Ireland in 807 CE to safeguard it from Viking raids. Explore Iona Abbey on foot; an optional excursion includes a nature walk with specialized guides.
      Portree is the largest town, capital, and gateway to the Isle of Skye in the Inner Hebrides. Fringed by cliffs, Portree's harbor, with a pier designed by engineer Thomas Telford, is surrounded by colorful homes and is best photographed from the viewpoint next to the Royal Hotel. Popular as a base for hiking, to the north is the Old Man of Storr, a rocky pinnacle popular with hikers. Take a stroll around the gardens of Dunvegan Castle and see the waterfall known as Rory Mor's Cascade. As an option, you can walk to the pinnacle of the Old Man of Storr.
      The dramatic village of Ullapool on Scotland's west coast sits on fjord-like Loch Broom, the narrow waters curling away into the distance below the misty mountains. The countryside is packed with wonders: Corrieshalloch Gorge, steep, narrow and with the roar of rushing water; Achmelvich Beach, a crescent of pure white sand and turquoise waters protected by rocky outcrops; and the Bone Caves, where bones of reindeer and polar bear have been found. You'll visit the loch and see the ruins of Calda House and Ardvreck Castle. Optional excursions include hiking in Knockan Crag and the Geopark or a visit to the Glen Ord Distillery to sample "liquid gold."
      Ramshackle Stromness is an 18th century stone seaport, barely changed since Captain Cook's ships stopped in 1780. The Pier Arts Centre housing modern art is often described as a "little seaside Tate." Just 7 miles north, prehistoric Skara Brae is Northern Europe's best preserved Neolithic village, predating Stonehenge and the Giza pyramids. Shore excursions include a visit to the ancient village of Skara Brae and the Ring of Brodgar, a colossal ceremonial stone circle nearly 5,000 years old. An option is to take a walking tour of Stromness.
      Nearer Norway than the Scottish mainland, the solid, stone-built town of Lerwick is the capital and only town of the Shetland Islands, a subarctic Scottish archipelago with Viking roots. The port has a Dutch flair with 17th century Fort Charlotte. In the island's south, Jarlshof Prehistoric and Norse Settlement reveals an exceptional archaeological site spanning 5,000 years of history. Around 1,500 tiny Shetland ponies roam freely on the islands. Visit the bird cliffs at Jarlshof and Sumburgh Head—puffins, shags, fulmars, and gannets—or visit a jewelry workshop and meet the locals.
      Disembark in Tórshavn, the port capital of the Faroe Islands. Cut adrift in the Atlantic, halfway between Scotland and Iceland, the Faroes are a self-governing archipelago within the Kingdom of Denmark. Off the radar for most travelers, the Faroes are becoming increasingly well known for their scenic splendor (think New Zealand crossed with Iceland), and the unique cultural heritage. Thanks to a melange of influences, the Faroes has its own flag, saga, dances, traditions, and language. Sited on the southern tip of Streymoy, the largest of the 18 islands, the lively little capital, "Thor's Harbour," will charm with its rainbow-hued clapboard warehouses, grass-roofed wooden churches, and the quaint old quarter, Tinganes. You might opt to explore the twin-sited Føroya Fornminnissavn, an excellent museum; the Skansin Fort; the church of Havnar Kirkja, with its distinctive clock tower. Or the shops might tempt you, the fabulous concept store, Oström, or renowned knitwear designer Gudrun & Gudrun is an obvious choice in a place where sheep outnumber people nearly two to one.
      With Viking-era origins, Djupivogur, a tranquil fishing village with fewer than 500 residents, is renowned for its unhurried pace of life and the art installation "The Eggs at Merry Bay," featuring 34 granite eggs representing local bird species. Nearby, Vatnajökull National Park, covering 14 percent of Iceland, offers a wild expanse with Europe's largest ice cap, Vatnajökull Glacier, thundering glacial rivers, and active volcanoes. Enjoy a cultural walk in the village, with a visit to a local craft museum, or opt to travel to Einstigsfoss waterfall, the Hoffellsjökull, an outlet glacier formed during the "little ice age,” or navigating through the icy wonderland of Jökulsárlón by boat.
      Grímsey is a remote island located 25 miles off Iceland's north coast. Many people travel here for the purpose of setting foot in the Arctic Circle, the only place in Iceland where you can do so. The island is home to fewer than 100 people, but over one million seabirds. Birdlife thrives here thanks to the lack of egg predation and the well-stocked surrounding seas. Grímsey has one of Iceland's largest tern nesting sites and puffin colonies. Enjoy a 4-mile nature walk with birds flying overhead and visit a church built from driftwood in the 19th century.
      Home to some 18,000 residents, Akureyri stands proud as the Land of Fire and Ice's "Capital of the North." It's the gateway to some natural wonders including the Myvatn region, Dettifoss waterfall, Godafoss waterfall, and Asbyrgi canyon. But before you rush off, take some time to explore: Iceland's winsome second city is colorful, cozy, and utterly enchanting. Enjoy the quaint harborfront; climb the steps to the towering Akureyri Church; stroll around Lystigardurinn, the city's Arctic botanical garden; visit the Laufás Turf Houses; get in the festive spirit early at the Christmas House (Jolahusid); admire the exhibits at the Akureyri Art Museum or the Hof cultural center; or take a dip in the outdoor, geothermal swimming pool. Optional excursions include a hike from Hverfell, a large, circular volcanic crater.
      Surrounded by fjords in the Westfjords region, Ísafjördur is a bustling fishing town in northwest Iceland with colorful wooden 18th and 19th century houses in its old town, Neskaupstadur. Nearby, Sudavik is home to the Arctic Fox Center. Iceland's only mammal, the arctic fox, lives on the lush tundra of Hornstrandir Nature Reserve, the northernmost peninsula in the Westfjords with two of Europe's largest bird cliffs. Get a glimpse of Westfjords' life and culture at the Maritime Museum; optional excursions include an ATV tour of the mountainous terrain or a whale watching sail along the beautiful Snæfjallaströnd (Snow-Mountain-Coast).

      A jewel of the Westfjords, Vigur is the fjord's second-largest island and a thriving seabird sanctuary. Flocks of arctic terns, puffins, guillemots, and eider ducks nest atop rocky cliffs. As one of only two inhabited islands, Vigur supports a family farm continuing the centuries-old eiderdown harvest across 3,500 nests. This remote pillar also houses Iceland's sole windmill, its tiniest post office, and a 200-year-old, still-seaworthy rowing boat.
      Considered one of Iceland's most impressive falls, the thunderous Dynjandi waterfall in the Westfjords region gives the impression of a bridal veil as it spreads down ever-growing cascades. The walk takes 15 minutes passing five smaller waterfalls. Nearby, Hrafnseyri is the birthplace of Jón Sigurðsson, 19th-century leader of the Icelandic Independence movement. The museum includes an Icelandic turf house.

      The dramatic 1,300-foot-high Látrabjarg cliffs stretch over 8 miles along Iceland's and Europe's westernmost edge. As the largest seabird cliff in Europe, Látrabjarg is home to thousands of breeding birds: Atlantic puffins, gannets, guillemots, fulmar, and kittiwakes as well as 40 percent of the world's population of razorbills belonging to the auk family.
      Your cruise ends in Reykjavík. Make sure there is sufficient time before you begin your journey home to explore this diminutive but dramatic capital city. Despite its small size, you won't be short of things to see and do. To get your bearings, take the elevator to the top of Hallgrímskirkja. This church, designed by famed Icelandic architect Gudjón Samuelsson, is one of the most distinctive buildings in town. When you return to earth, visit the city's other renowned building, Harpa Concert Hall, located at the heart of Reykjavík's regenerated harbor—also the home of the Maritime Museum. Speaking of cultural spaces, tour the National Museum to learn the story of Iceland from past to present. The Reykjavík Art Museum houses an impressive contemporary collection including eye-catching pieces by Erró. And, of course, just 30 miles outside the city lies Thingvellir National Park, the site of Iceland's original Viking parliament.

      Dates & Pricing

      Payment & Cancel Schedule

      At time of reservation: 20% of trip cost
      130 days prior to departure: Balance

      Please note that this differs from our standard policy.

      Cancellation & Transfer Schedule

      Minimum fee: $300 fee per person
      119-60 days prior to departure: 15% of trip cost
      59-30 days prior to departure: 75% of trip cost
      29 days or less: 100% of trip cost

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      Included
      • One selected shore excursion/expedition activity per port of call
      • All meals onboard
      • 24-hour room service
      • Coffee, tea, soft drinks, and selected alcoholic beverages
      • Standard Wi-Fi
      • Lecture programs by the expedition team and guest speakers
      • Onboard gratuities and port taxes
      • Arrival and departure transfers
      Not Included
      • Airfare to/from points of embarkation and debarkation of the ship
      • Pre- or post-trip accommodations
      • Taxes or government arrival fees
      • Passports or visa fees
      • Baggage fees
      • Travel, health, accident, or other insurance (required)
      • Any meals or beverages not specified in the itinerary
      • Gratuities or other items or services of a personal nature (laundry, etc.)

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      Vega

      Days 1-12 (12 nights)

      The recently constructed Vega is a new-generation expedition cruise ship. Although large enough to accommodate more than 250 passengers, the Vega carries just 158 in spacious outside-facing staterooms and balcony suites, resulting in one of the most generous space-to-guest ratios among cruise ships. Her PC5 Category A ice-strengthened hull and...

      What the Trip is Like

      This trip is rated 1+, Easy. For most activities, a relatively moderate level of exertion is required. You will need to climb in and out of Zodiacs for excursions ashore.
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      With more than 200 different adventures to choose from, we want to help you find the trip that’s right for you. Our Trip Level system ranks each trip in two ways: a number rating from 1 to 6 according to the activity, and general travel rigors. 1 is the easiest and 6+ the most difficult—see descriptions below for explanations of each number. A plus (+) sign means the trip is a bit more strenuous than other trips of that level. The detailed explanation of each trip—below the bar with the number rating—is perhaps more important, specifying activities, altitudes, hiking, and travel conditions. The Detailed Itinerary, available by download or mail, gives further information. Our Area Managers can also answer questions and guide you to the trip that best suits your interests.

      Level 1 – Easiest

      Non-camping journeys, optional walks, little elevation gain or loss.

      Level 2 – Easy to Moderate

      Hotel nights and/or safari-style camping, hikes of two to four hours on some days. Other physical activities are sometimes included, such as optional sea kayaking.

       

      Level 3 – Moderate

      Half- to full-day hikes (3-6 hours) over rolling countryside on most days, occasional steep trails. Many of our hotel-based walking tours are in this category, as are our snorkeling adventures.

      Level 4 – Moderate to Strenuous

      Full-day hikes (4-6 hours), mountainous terrain, significant elevation gains and losses (hiking up or down as much as 3,000 feet) on many days. Altitudes no greater than about 10,000 feet.

       

      Level 5 – Strenuous

      Full-day hikes (4-8 hours), mountainous, steep terrain (hiking up or down as much as 3,500 feet) on many days. Trips with hiking at average altitudes of 10,000 to 12,000 feet are in this category.

      Level 6 – Very Strenuous

      Full-day hikes (5-8 hours), mountainous, steep terrain (hiking up or down as much as 3,500 feet) on many days. Most hikes take place at altitudes above 10,000 feet, with some days ascending as high as 18,000 feet.

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You can learn more about the policy on our <a href=\"https:\/\/www.wildernesstravel.com\/toucan\/travel-insurance\">website<\/a>.<\/p>","System_Purchased_Insurance":"Please remember to bring a copy of your Travelex Confirmation of Coverage and State Specific Policy with you on your trip. You should have received an email directly from Travelex with these documents. If you need this email to be re-sent, please contact Travelex's Customer Solutions team at 844-877-1885 or e-mail customersolutions@travelexinsurance.com. <br><br><br>","System_COVID-19":"The Public Health Emergency for COVID-19 declared by the World Health Organization and the US Department of Health and Human Services expired in 2023. As of March 2024, we no longer require guests who exhibit cold or flu symptoms to test for COVID-19. Guests who test positive for COVID-19 will be required to follow local health protocols, wear a mask in group vehicles and during indoor activities for the remainder of the trip, and may be asked to dine separately. Any travel companion sharing a room with them will also be required to wear a mask at all times in the shared group vehicles for the remainder of the trip.<br><br>We encourage all travelers to actively monitor their own well-being and to use common-sense preventative measures such as regular handwashing (or use of hand sanitizer) and\/or wearing a face mask. If you are feeling sick, we encourage you to self-isolate and\/or wear a mask to protect your fellow travelers. Guests may be required to wear a mask if the Trip Leader believes the situation warrants it.<br><br>Leading up to the trip, we encourage you to do everything possible to stay healthy, including avoiding close contact with anyone displaying cold or flu symptoms and washing your hands often. As always, by traveling with Wilderness Travel, guests agree to be accountable for their own well-being. If you are worried about a fellow traveler's cold or flu-like symptoms, you may opt to wear a mask or distance yourself as needed. It's important to remember that there are inherent risks associated with travel and group settings.<br><br>These protocols will be reviewed and adjusted as guidance evolves. <br><br>","System_Photography":"<strong>Camera Recommendations<\/strong><br>With the many advances in digital technology, a simple compact digital camera or even your smartphone is capable of taking pictures suitable for the needs of most people. For higher quality images and the ability to use long lenses for closer wildlife pictures, a DSLR camera is well worthwhile, though heavier. Most digital cameras and phones have good video options, but you may want to consider a GoPro for a lightweight, waterproof option. Always practice ahead of time with new equipment and bring your manual with you. You may want to consider renting camera equipment for your trip from places such as <a href=\"https:\/\/www.lensrentals.com\/\">lensrentals.com<\/a>. This is an especially good idea for renting large zoom lenses that you may need for just one trip. Adding their extra insurance fee to cover expensive equipment is recommended. <br><strong><br>Camera Accessories<\/strong><br>We recommend bringing at least two large capacity memory cards or a small digital storage unit (or tablet) to back up your photos, freeing space on your memory cards. Don't forget to bring a battery charger and a backup battery so one is always charged and ready to use. For trips where you may be away from power sources for multiple days, consider looking into a solar-powered battery charger or buying additional backup batteries, and check that you have the appropriate adapter for the electrical outlets in your destination.<br><strong><br>Sharing Your Images<\/strong><br>We would love for you to share photos from your trip, and with your permission, may even use your photos in our marketing materials or on our photo blog. We request that you send us a small sample of your best images. Please email your photos to wtphotoblog@gmail.com or tag us @WildernessTravel on social media.<br><strong><br>Photography Etiquette<\/strong><br>When taking pictures of local people, be aware of cultural considerations. Approaching people with a warm smile and using polite gestures or simple phrases to ask permission to photograph them usually works well. It is always recommended to engage people in conversation before asking to photograph them, but if people do not wish to have their photo taken, please honor their requests. We urge travelers to avoid giving money in exchange for photo opportunities, which makes it harder for future travelers to have a meaningful personal interaction with local people. Please always heed your Trip Leader's guidelines for what is appropriate. ","System_Gear_Store":"To help you prepare for your next WT adventure, we've put together a great collection of top brands including Patagonia, Outdoor Research, Eagle Creek, and more at our WT Gear Store (<a href=\"https:\/\/wildernesstravel.newheadings.com\/\">wildernesstravel.newheadings.com<\/a>).","System_Questions?":"<p>Our Area Specialists are your single point of contact and would be happy to answer any questions about your trip!<br>800.368.2794 | 510.558.2488<\/p>","System_Pricing_Detail-Small_Group_Adventure":" <br><br>To offer the lowest possible cost, our trips are priced according to the number of participants on the trip. All costs are per person, based on double occupancy. If you wish to have a single room, you must pay the single supplement fee. Please note that Wilderness Travel staff, or guests of Wilderness Travel such as travel writers, photographers, or leaders-in-training, are not included in the tier pricing count.","System_Travel_Insurance":"<!-- Generated by XStandard version 3.0.0.0 on 2023-01-27T07:58:05 --><p>We highly recommend you purchase travel insurance. You can take advantage of a comprehensive Travel Protection Plan designed for Wilderness Travel by Travelex, or purchase other insurance on your own. See our website for details: <a href=\"http:\/\/www.wildernesstravel.com\/insurance\">saito8.com\/insurance<\/a><\/p>","System_Make_it_Your_Trip":"<!-- Generated by XStandard version 3.0.0.0 on 2023-03-29T11:44:18 --><p>The prices above are for the ready-to-book adventure outlined in this Detailed Itinerary, a popular option that has been handcrafted by our Area Specialists to include the best of every destination. While many travelers choose to book this tour as is, our Area Specialists are also happy to work with you to customize this Private Journey to suit your specific interests and style of travel. We can arrange for longer or shorter stays, offer hotel upgrades (see below for sample costs), or add an extension to additional places of interest. We can even add special activities or customize excursions depending on your interests. We invite you to contact us to discuss your options!<\/p>","System_Signing_up_for_a_Trip":"<!-- Generated by XStandard version 3.0.0.0 on 2023-03-29T11:44:42 --><p>Early reservations are recommended since accommodations often sell out far in advance. Please call 1-800-368-2794 and ask for our [Africa Manager] or email us at [africa@ wildernesstravel.com] with any questions that you may have about this trip. To reserve your Private Journey, we will need to know your preferred dates of travel. We will then check availability and send you a proposed itinerary with exact pricing for your adventure. We can typically hold a provisional booking for one week. At that time, we must collect your initial deposit or accommodations will be released. We accept Visa, Mastercard, or American Express card. Upon receipt of your deposit, we will send you a Welcome Packet that includes a letter of confirmation, Detailed Itinerary, Trip Application, Medical Form, and Pre-Departure Information Booklet with information to help you prepare for your adventure. Please see our Cancellations and Transfer Fee Schedule for specific payment information.<\/p>","System_Trip_Leaders":"<p>Wilderness Travel Trip Leaders have a passion and a joy for creating an unforgettable journey. We are extremely proud of them and the incredible travel experiences they make possible. For more information, including client comments about them and which specific trips they will be leading, please visit <a href=\"https:\/\/www.wildernesstravel.com\/leaders\/\">wildernesstravel.com\/leaders<\/a>.<\/p>"},"terms":{"PaymentSchedule":"<p>At time of reservation: 20% of trip cost<br>130 days prior to departure: Balance<\/p><p><em>Please note that this differs from our standard policy.<\/em><\/p>","CancelSchedule":"<p>Minimum fee: $300 fee per person<br>119-60 days prior to departure: 15% of trip cost<br>59-30 days prior to departure: 75% of trip cost<br>29 days or less: 100% of trip cost<\/p><p><em>Please note that this differs from our standard policy.<\/em><\/p>"}}