Day 1 | Highlights:
Welcome to Bergen where a world of wonder awaits with a warm greeting by the crew as you step on board. Tonight toast to the start of your luxurious cruise.
Day 2 | Hardanger Fjord Highlights:
Hardanger Fjord, the fourth longest fjord in the world, is the second longest in Norway. A spectacular day of discovery awaits as we cruise through the magnificent scenery.
Day 3 | Lerwick Highlights:
Closer to Norway than Scotland, the Shetland Islands boast astounding archaeological sites, ancient ruins and Viking and Norse influences.
Day 4 | Fair Isle Highlights:
Halfway between the isles of Orkney and Shetlands with a resident population of just 60, Fair Isle is a place rich in wildlife, cultural heritage and community spirit. Be welcomed by the locals to their island paradise and share stories of their life and history as you tour the Museum and enjoy their home made cakes and biscuits.
Day 5 | Kirkwall Highlights:
Kirkwall, the ancient capital of Orkney, has an intriguing ancient history, Viking heritage and Scottish traditions.
Day 6 | Stornoway > Portree Highlights:
Stornoway, originally a Viking settlement, is now a bustling hub for the arts and Gaelic heritage.
Day 7 | Loch Ewe Highlights:
One of the most beautiful places in Scotland, Inverewe Estate and gardens date back to 1860. Carefully sculpted since its inception, this outstanding garden is an oasis of exotic plants and vibrant colour fuelled by the warm currents of the North Atlantic Gulf Stream. Discover the diversity of species and its history on your tour. Helicopter and submarine excursions are available^.
Day 8 | St Kilda Highlights:
This isolated archipelago of volcanic islands in the North Atlantic Ocean is a nature reserve boasting the largest colony of guillemots in the world, the oldest and largest colony of fulmars, the biggest colony of puffins in Britain and over one million birds in total.
Day 9 | At sea Highlights:
Relax on board and perhaps try a course in Scenic Epicure.
Day 10 | Reykjavik Highlights:
Reykjavik signals the end of your cruise as you disembark after breakfast taking with you a lifetime of wonderful memories.