ICELAND CRUISE & STAY OFFER
8 nights from £1450 departing 31 August
This is without doubt a ‘bucket list’ cruise where you will discover nature at it’s most awesome and discovering all this on our mega yacht, the sail cruiser Panorama, brings all this so much closer.
Our great Value 8 night package includes flights, transfers and a night in Reykjavik at the Skuggi hotel, giving you time to discover this most unusual of capitals
Embark mid-afternoon but as we spend the night here there’s plenty of time (and daylight!) for a late afternoon walking excursion in Akureyri.
Aukreyri – Husavik
Our full day optional excursion takes you back to Viking days as we travel to Husavik via the Godafoss Waterfall (literally the waterfall of the Gods). Todays’ legend tells all about the Krisni Saga which recounts the arrival of Christianity and the end of Paganism on Iceland. Then it’s back to Akureyi and an evening sailing.
Husavik – Siglufjord – Isafjordur
Siglufjord is the northernmost city in Iceland, almost in the Arctic circle and widely regarded as the most picturesque harbour in Iceland. Originally a herring port with a population of 3,000 today it’s a small place of only just over 1,000 inhabitants and experiences ‘midnight sun’ during the weeks of high-summer. In the afternoon we sail for Isafjordur. Overnight at sea.
Morning arrival into Isafjordur, an old trading port with one of the largest fishing fleets in Iceland with a folk museum boasting the oldest surviving house in Iceland and dating back to 1734.Our optional morning excursion will take us to the Maritime Museum and walk the town. Overnight in port.
Isafjordur – Bildudadur – Akranes
Wikipedia claims that this small fishing village on the Westfjord coast of Iceland is home to less than 150 people. Lonely Planet says it’s surrounded by towering peaks and has one of the best fjord-side positions in the country. Famous for salmon and prawns and being something of a curiosity one thing is for sure – you wouldn’t get into here in a big ship! Morning optional excursion to Bildudadur, we stop by the Dynjandi Waterfalls, visit the town and the Sea Monsters Museum. Overnight at sea to Akranes.
This morning we reach Akranes for our full day Optional excursion to Deildartunguhver, Europe’s most powerful thermal spring, to the Hraunfossar and Barnafoss waterfalls area. We will stop in Reykholt which was at one time one of the intellectual centers of the island and had for many years one of the most important schools of the country. Here lived in the Middle Ages one of the most important persons in Icelandic history: Snorri Sturluson. He was a famous poet and politician whose records of the Old Norse language and mythology of medieval Iceland are invaluable to modern scholars. He lived and died here. Remains of his farm and a bathroom with hot pot and a tunnel between the bath and the house can still be visited. In the afternoon we rejoin the ship. Overnight in port.
Morning sailing and arrival in 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.
We’ve written the cruising itinerary this way around just so you can see how different and off the beaten track coastal Iceland can be. In so doing we’ve saved the biggest place until last – but even then this northernmost capital city in the world has a population only half the size of Reading. Despite that it’s enormously rich in life and culture, design and style, food and drink. Disembarkation 6 am – 10 am.
Your vessel: the Sailing Yacht Panorama
A majestic triple masted Motorsailer accommodating up to 49 passengers in 24 cabins. The “Panorama” was launched in 1993 and has been fully refurbished in 2001 and 2014 including major upgrades to accommodation and bathrooms.
This state of the art Motorsailer is one of very few cruise vessels that can sail under wind power alone, when conditions permit. The vessel has performed several Atlantic Ocean crossings and has sailed most of the worlds seas offering guests a high standard of comfort, whilst the friendly crew are renowned for their attentive service and friendly informal atmosphere on board.
Home at Sea
- Single seating dining Indoor & Outdoor Lounge – Bar
- Indoor Restaurant
- Audiovisual in Lounge
- Mini library
- Beach Towels
- Snorkeling equipment
- Board Games
- Swimming Platform
- Windows: Upper & Main deck cabins
- Portholes: lower deck cabins
- Triple Occupancy cabins: Category B
- Flat-Screen TV
- Mini Safe
- Mini Fridge
- Individually controlled A/C
- En suite bathroom with shower
- Telephone for internal use
- Central music
Lower Deck – 1 Double Bed or 2 Twin Beds
The Category C cabins are located on the Lower Deck and have portholes. The cabins are air-conditioned and fitted with TV, telephone, hairdryers, mini-fridge, central music, and public address system and safe boxes. The fully equiped bathrooms are finished with marble.
Lower Deck – 2 Lower Beds
The Category B cabins are located on the Lower Deck and have portholes. The cabins are air-conditioned and fitted with TV, telephone, hairdryers, mini-fridge, central music, and public address system and safe boxes. The fully equiped bathrooms are finished with marble or corian.
Upper Deck or Main Deck – 2 Lower Beds or 1 Double Bed Cabin
The Category A cabins are located on the Upper Deck or on the Main Deck and have large windows enabling a breathtaking view or the areas you are cruising in. The cabins are air-conditioned and fitted with TV, telephone, hairdryers, mini-fridge, central music, and public address system and safe boxes. The fully equiped bathrooms are finished with marble or corian.
The lounge is situated on the main deck and has a library where you can enjoy a book and look through the floor to roof windows.
During the day life on board centers around the outdoor areas, the sun deck and the shaded exterior deck on the aft of the Panorama.
Upper Deck Bar Lounge area:
The classy spacious indoor and outdoor bar lounge area is located on the Upper Deck and is surrounded by large windows providing beautiful views and is ideal to relax in the evening.
The classy spacious dining room is located in the Main Deck and is surrounded by large windows providing beautiful views and accommodates all guests in one seating.
Upper Deck – Outdoor Lounge Area
The Upper Deck indoor lounge area extends to outdoor sitting area to enjoy the views.
- Category C: £1450pp
- Category B: £1650pp
- Category A: £1899pp
- Single Supplement (any category cabin): £100
Departs 31st August
What is included:
Flights | One-night Hotel Stay in Reykjavik | Transfers | Cruise
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