Journey to seldom-visited, distant gems found along the idyllic seascapes and coastlines of Scotland, Denmark, and Iceland. An unsurpassed richness of archaeological heritage has been left behind by the Vikings and their predecessors. Explore fascinating ruins and ancient stone monuments like the 5,000-year-old Callanish Stones, which are considerably older than Stonehenge. Enjoy a private cruise of Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon in UNESCO World Heritage-designated Vatnajökull National Park. Observe Heimaey’s largest puffin colony from the headland of Stórhöfði. Cruise along the coast of Surtsey, one of Earth’s youngest islands and designated a UNESCO World Heritage site for its ecological significance. Edinburgh/Glasgow Pre-Program and Reykjavik Post-Program Options.
Glasgow, Isle of Islay, St. Kilda, Isle of Lewis, Faroe Islands, Jökulsárlón, Heimaey, Reykjavik
Day 1 Depart the U.S. or Canada
Day 2 Glasgow, Scotland/Embark Le Bellot
Day 3 Isle of Islay
Day 4 Stac Lee, St. Kilda/Callanish, Isle of Lewis
Day 5 Tvoroyri, Faroe Islands, Denmark
Day 6 Torshavn/Vestmanna
Day 7 Cruising the North Atlantic Ocean
Day 8 Djupivogur, Iceland, for Jökulsárlón
Day 9 Heimaey, Westman Islands/Cruise along Surtsey Island
Day 10 Reykjavik/Disembark ship/Return to the U.S. or Canada
ON BOARD THE EXCLUSIVELY CHARTERED, FIVE-STAR SMALL SHIP LE BELLOT
- Eight‑night cruise from Glasgow, Scotland, to Reykjavík, Iceland.
- Elegantly appointed, Five‑Star Suite or Stateroom, each with a private balcony.
- Captain’s Welcome and Farewell Receptions.
- Complimentary alcoholic and nonalcoholic beverages available throughout the cruise.
- All meals aboard ship. u Complimentary Wi‑Fi access (conditions permitting).
- Visit to a Scottish malt whisky distillery on the Isle of Islay.
- Explore the UNESCO World Heritage site of St. Kilda, occupied sporadically for at least 2,000 years with the last 35 Gaelic‑speaking inhabitants evacuated at their own request in 1930.
- Cruise along the 600‑foot‑high cliffs of Stac Lee and observe its gannet colony.
- Excursion to the Standing Stones of Callanish on the Isle of Lewis.
- Excursion to Tórshavn, the capital of the Faroe Islands, to visit 13th‑century St. Magnus Cathedral and the 900‑year‑old Roykstovan bishopric.
- Full‑day excursion along Iceland’s east coast from Djúpivogur to the Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon, in UNESCO World Heritage‑designated Vatnajoküll National Park with a private cruise among Jökulsárlón’s icebergs.
- Visit to Heimaey Island to tour the Eldheimar Museum and see the lava fields of “Fire Mountain,” and visit Herjólfsdalur Valley’s ancient Viking ruins.
- Cruise along the coast of Surtsey Island, named a UNESCO World Heritage site for its ecological significance.
- Transfers and luggage handling abroad if your arrival(s)/departure(s) coincide with the scheduled group transfer(s).
- Experienced, English-speaking local guides for included excursions.
- Gratuities to local guides and drivers on included excursions and transfers.
- Complimentary bottled water in your Suite or Stateroom and on excursions.
- Hospitality desk aboard ship.
- Experienced Gohagan & Company Travel Directors at your service.
- Complimentary use of an audio headset during guided excursions.
- Automatic $250,000 flight insurance policy for each participant ticketed on flights by Gohagan & Company.