Discover the North Sea and its islands thanks to this new itinerary designed by PONANT, a journey to the lands of legends.
From Denmark, your 11-day cruise aboard Le Bellot—one of the latest additions to our fleet -will take you to Iceland, via Norway, Scotland, the Orkney Islands and Shetland Islands, as well as the Hebrides.
You will visit Stavanger, a cosmopolitan and prosperous small town with a perfectly balanced blend of old and new. During your stopover, walk the paved streets and admire the wonderfully preserved fishermen’s houses that date from the 18th century.
You will then reach the Shetland Islands and the port of Lerwick. This port is well known because just a few kilometres inland lie the remarkable ruins of Scalloway Castle, built in 1600. Then it will be Kirkwall, the capital of the Orkney Islands off the coast of Scotland, home to sea birds, gannets, shags, grey petrels and many other animals.
You will also discover Heimaey, the only inhabited island in the Westmann Islands. Fishing is the main source of income in this exceptional site. You can admire its volcanoes and its almost-desert like landscapes.
Finally, Le Bellot will take you to Reykjavik is the most northerly capital in the world, lying slightly above the 64th parallel. Houses with colourful roofs line its streets and this, coupled with the many ducks in its lake, produces a picture postcard setting. It boasts real cultural riches, particularly in contemporary art, notably with the Reykjavik Art Museum.