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Shetland, Faroe, Iceland: wild islands & lands of legends

Bergen - Reykjavík

Dates:
3/8/2024
to  13/8/2024

11
days
10
nights on board
Starting from*
AU$12,790
15% Ponant Bonus

From Bergen to ReykjavikPONANT proposes an 11-day expedition cruise aboard Le Champlain exploring the most beautiful landscapes of the Celtic and Viking lands of Norway, Scotland, the Faroe Islands and Iceland

From Bergen, the city founded by the Vikings and famous for its Hanseatic wharf, you will sail in the calm waters of Hardangerfjord, the second longest fjord in Norway. In the heart of this natural preserved jewel, you will discover stunning scenery while lavish fruit orchards sprawl across its lush shores. 

Le Champlain will then set sail west towards the Shetland Islands. The exploration of this British archipelago located in the North Atlantic Drift promises breath-taking scenery on land and at sea: a jagged coastline of immaculate sandy beaches, windswept verdant moors, thousand-year-olds cliffs sculpted by marine erosion. To the great pleasure of ornithologists, many bird colonies have found refuge in the crevices of these landscapes! The Shetland Islands and the Orkney Islands are deeply steeped in Viking and Scottish heritage and can also be discovered via their remarkably well-preserved archaeological vestiges.

Your ship will then sail north towards the the Faroe Islands, Denmark’s northernmost autonomous territory. In this isolated archipelago, you will immerse yourself in a wild and spectacular natural environment. In Suduroy, the rolling plains populated by sheep shape the scenery punctuated by sheer summits, mountain lakes and jagged cliffs looking out to the islands, offering outstanding terrestrial and maritime panoramas. Eysturoy reveals itself through the life of the archipelago’s inhabitants, between remote villages, green roofs, a traditional black wooden church, and local customs. You will also enjoy sailing around cliffs that are home to bird colonies. Here, Viking legends and Nordic cosmogony are never far away.

On the edge of the Arctic, with its vertiginous fjords, volcanoes and waterfalls, Iceland offers up a simultaneously romantic and wild face.  In the East Fjords region, where life is organised around fishing, you will discover a jagged coastline and alpine landscapes before reaching Heimaey. This is the only inhabited island in the Westman archipelago. An exceptional place composed of volcanoes and almost-desert landscapes, it is also a refuge for many colonies of birds, including gannets.

Finally, you will arrive in Reykjavik, the world’s northernmost capital, your disembarkation port.

We are privileged guests in these remote lands where we are at the mercy of weather, ice, tidal and current conditions. Landings on certain sites and the observation of certain wildlife cannot be guaranteed. They vary from day to day, making each PONANT cruise a unique experience. The Captain and the Expedition Leader will make every effort to ensure that your experience is as rich as possible, while complying with the safety rules and instructions imposed by the AECO. 


Ref : EC030824


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An all-new expedition cruise discovering subarctic islands, isolated volcanic territories with singular identities. Outings and shore visits with an experienced team of naturalist-guides.  Hiking...


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Deluxe Stateroom
 

(19 m2)

From AU$12,790
15% Ponant Bonus

Prestige stateroom Deck 4
 

(19 m2)

From AU$14,200
15% Ponant Bonus

Prestige stateroom Deck 5
 

(19 m2)

From AU$14,900
15% Ponant Bonus

Prestige Deck 6
 

(19 m2)

From AU$15,750
15% Ponant Bonus

Deluxe Suite Deck 5
 

(27 m2)

Fully booked
15% Ponant Bonus

Deluxe Suite Deck 4
 

(27 m2)

Fully booked
15% Ponant Bonus

Deluxe Suite Deck 6
 

(27 m2)

Fully booked
15% Ponant Bonus

Deluxe Suite Deck 3
 

(27 m2)

From AU$21,980
15% Ponant Bonus

Prestige Suite Deck 5
 

(38 m2)

From AU$29,750
15% Ponant Bonus

Prestige Suite Deck 6
 

(38 m2)

From AU$31,310
15% Ponant Bonus

Privilege Suite Deck 5
 

(32 m2)

From AU$32,870
15% Ponant Bonus

Privilege Suite Deck 6
 

(32 m2)

From AU$32,870
15% Ponant Bonus

Grand Deluxe Suite Deck 5
 

(45 m2)

From AU$36,120
15% Ponant Bonus

Grand Deluxe Suite Deck 6
 

(45 m2)

From AU$36,120
15% Ponant Bonus

Owner's Suite
 

(45 m2)

From AU$44,530



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