Iceland and Faroe Islands (Caledonian Sky)

Iceland and Faroe Islands (Caledonian Sky)

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Iceland and Faroe Islands – 13 day Small Ship Cruise from Reykjavik to Edinburgh aboard Caledonian Sky.

These once-in-a-lifetime moments allow you to experience an unforgettable world of exclusive moments, incredible cultures and charming surprises

Give your holiday a personal touch with a choice of included sightseeing or dining options

Trip Name
Iceland and Faroe Islands (Caledonian Sky)
Vessel Type: Luxury Expedition Length: 90 metres Passenger Capacity: 114 (in 57 suites) Built: 1991 / refurbished 2012 The MS Caledonian Sky accommodates a maximum of 114 passengers in 57 spacious outside suites. Many have walk-in wardrobes and some feature tub baths. There will be seven categories of suites and sixteen suites will have private balconies. For those familiar with the MS Island Sky she will feel like a second home, although there are some differences. The dining room, lounge, Lido Deck and bar are all similar. However, the ‘Club’ on the MS Caledonian Sky has been transported to the very top deck. Here, there is a library and bar which leads out on to a lovely forward deck. The ‘Club’ has wonderful views with ceiling to floor windows. If you like the MS Island Sky, we are sure you will also approve of her sister. And, of course it is important that we offer the very best of facilities. However, equally as important are the staff on board whether they are the vessel’s crew or our own expedition staff. Noble Caledonia’s reputation has been built on providing the very best in all areas. Their crew of 74 not only offer an excellent service they are also noted for their kindness and attention to detail. A well run ship with a warm atmosphere is what we are known for, and it is because most of our crew have been with us for many years that we are able to engender such an atmosphere. Your Suite Onboard there are 57 exceptionally spacious and well designed suites. The passenger accommodation is arranged over four decks and all suites have outside views. All feature a sitting room area and some have private balconies. Each affords considerable comfort with en-suite bathroom featuring a country style wash basin, hot towel rack and vanity unit with sink and walk-in shower and/or bath tub. Facilities in the suites also include walk-in or spacious wardrobes, dressing table with large mirror and stool or desk, mini-fridge, flat screen television, telephone, programmable electronic safe, hairdryer, assorted toiletries, air-conditioning and heating. Bottled water, towelling dressing gowns and slippers are also provided for your comfort. Your space The spacious and finely decorated public rooms include a large lounge where daily briefings and talks will be provided throughout the voyage and an elegant bar where a pianist plays periodically throughout the day. The bar also features a 24-hour tea and coffee station. In addition there is the Club Lounge on the Panoramic Deck which features a bar. The onboard travel library is the perfect place to relax with a book and is stocked with reference books pertaining to the places the vessel is visiting along with a selection of games and two computers with internet access. Daily newspapers and magazines are also placed in the library depending on local availability. Outside there is a rear Lido deck where meals are served in warm weather under shade. On the top deck there is a further observation and sun deck with bar service and comfortable deck furniture for sun bathing or relaxing with a book. There is also a small gymnasium onboard and hairdressers with appointments made on request. Your dining With only one sitting and a maximum of just over 100 passengers, the quality of cuisine will be of a consistent superior quality. Where possible and when it meets his high standards, our accomplished chef will obtain local produce in markets or buy the catch of the day from a passing fishing boat. Such purchases enhance the well stocked larders and bring a local touch to the varied menus. In the main elegant dining room, breakfast is served buffet-style, with certain items cooked to order and lunch and dinner is à la carte. When weather permits, breakfast, a buffet-style lunch and dinner are also served on deck. To enhance your dining experience even further a selection of wines are included with lunch and dinner. Afternoon tea is served in the lounge and tea and coffee are available 24 hours. With sufficient notice, most diets can be catered for on board. For your comfort, safety and security The vessel is equipped with the latest safety, navigation and communications equipment along with roll stabilisers to minimise the ship’s motion. The Captain and officers operate an open-bridge policy that allows passengers onto the bridge at most times with the exception of arrival and departure from port and during times of complicated navigation. Here you can check the ship’s progress by charts and learn more from the officers about your journey. There is also a dedicated channel on your television in your suite showing the routing of the vessel along with technical information and estimated times of arrival and departure from port. On board you will also find a clinic and doctor and a lift that serves all decks. Smoking on board is restricted to outside decks only. Gratuities Unlike many other cruise vessels, onboard the MS Caledonian Sky you do not need to worry about tipping staff as we have included them in your holiday price. In addition we tip all their guides and drivers along the way, thereby taking away the hassle of always having to remember to have some small change with you.


Day 1 - Day 1 Arrive Reykjavík, Embark Ship
Welcome to Reykjavík! We’ll meet you at the airport and transfer you to your ship.Stay: 12 Nights, MS Caledonian Sky
Day 2 - Day 2 Grundarfjörður
FREEDOM OF CHOICE™Docking in Grundarfjörður, disembark and delve into ancient Icelandic literature, as you explore trails through deep-green lava fields and learn of the sagas set in this epic landscape. From here, continue to Helgafell Mountain, ‘The Holy Mountain’ and on to Stykkishólmur to visit the region’s foremost folk museum. Or, a tour of the Snæfellsnes Peninsula offers a snapshot of Iceland’s otherworldly natural attractions including Snæfellsjökull, the glacier-capped volcano made famous by Jules Verne’s novel, Journey to the Centre of the Earth.Today, discover Iceland’s western frontier with a choice of explorations.
Day 3 - Day 3 Vigur, Ísafjörður
Today, you’ll be whisked to the Westfjords by Zodiac and make landfall on Vigur. An island home to just five residents who share this paradise with thousands of puffins, eider ducks and Arctic terns. Later, back aboard, set sail for Ísafjörður. Known as the capital of the Westfjords, time has been put aside for you to explore what is one of the region’s largest settlements. Delve into this harbour town’s maritime history, which has been central to the region’s fishing industry. Discover local culture and a town that makes the perfect base for hiking, skiing and outdoor activities.
Day 4 - Day 4 Siglufjörður, Akureyri
In Siglufjörður today, spend time strolling around this colourful fishing town. You’ll visit the Herring Era Museum and learn of the booming economy of the 1900s, centred around the fishing industry. Then set sail for the northern city of Akureyri where your ship will dock for the evening so that you can enjoy some time ashore. Often branded as the ‘Capital of the North’, Akureyri is the second largest Icelandic settlement after Reykjavík.
Day 5 - Day 5 Akureyri, Námaskard, Goðafoss
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCERelax with a private visit to the Mývatn Nature Baths. This popular hot spring will be opened exclusively for APT guests.This morning, enjoy a Signature Experience. Lake Mývatn, dotted with hot springs and rock formations, is also a significant ecosystem and the largest migratory bird sanctuary in Europe. Explore nearby Námaskard’s lava fields and boiling mud pools, as well as the steam vents of Lake Mývatn’s craters. Rounding off the day, you’ll visit the ‘Waterfall of the Gods’, Goðafoss, one of Iceland’s most spectacular sights.
Day 6 - Day 6 Grimsey Island
Venture across the Arctic Circle today with a visit to Iceland’s Grimsey Island. Literally straddling the Arctic Circle, the island’s basalt cliffs are home to countless nesting birds. Explore on a nature walk and soak up the views of the Arctic Ocean, which stretch as far as the eye can see.
Day 7 - Day 7 Seyðisfjörður
FREEDOM OF CHOICE™Discover the brightly painted Norwegian-style wooden buildings of this fishing village on a walking tour. Visit local shops famous for their Icelandic patterned woollen garments. Or hike along a picturesque river trail, exploring a verdant landscape with seasonal wildflowersIn Seyðisfjörður, choose your experience.
Day 8 - Day 8 Tórshavn
Relax this morning at sea before arriving in the Faroe Islands where a tour of Kirkjubøur reveals a thousand years of fascinating history. See the 900-year old Roykstovan, considered to be the oldest wooden house in Europe. Your ship remains in port overnight, allowing you to explore the town this evening.
Day 9 - Day 9 Tórshavn, Vestmanna
Arrive in Vestmanna this morning, in the northwest corner of Streymoy. Board local boats to explore the nearby vertical cliffs that rise almost 500 metres from the North Atlantic and are home to thousands of seabirds including puffins, guillemots, fulmars and kittiwakes. Return to your ship for lunch before visiting the striking village of Saksun, an isolated settlement set beneath steep majestic mountains. Later visit a traditional Faeroese wooden church in Kollafjørður.
Day 10 - Day 10 Suðuroy
Your last morning in the Faroe Islands will be spent on Suðuroy, the southernmost island of the group. Here, choose your activity.
Day 11 - Day 11 Isle of Lewis, Shiant Islands
Arrive in the Outer Hebrides today, in Stornoway, on the Isle of Lewis. Discover the Scottish Stonehenge at Callanish Standing Stones, which date from around 3000BC. You’ll have the opportunity to visit a Pictish fort and stop at a reconstructed village featuring traditional black houses with thatched roofs. Later board your ship’s Zodiacs to explore the wild basalt cliffs of the Shiant Islands.
Day 12 - Day 12 St Kilda
Awake this morning in St Kilda, an uninhabited archipelago beyond the Outer Hebrides where a local ranger will lead you on a series of guided walks. Later today you’ll also cruise past one of the largest gannetries in the world at Stac Lee. Soaring stacs rise 170 metres from the sea and are home to up to 60,000 breeding pairs of northern gannet.
Day 13 - Day 13 Oban, Disembark Ship, Depart Edinburgh
Disembark your ship in Oban, from where we’ll transfer you to Edinburgh airport for your onward flight.
Day 14 - Please Note:
Itinerary and inclusions are subject to change.

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    • Relax with a private visit to the Mývatn Nature Baths