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North Atlantic Saga: Scotland, the Faroe Islands, and Iceland
North Atlantic Saga: Scotland, the Faroe Islands, and Iceland
North Atlantic Saga: Scotland, the Faroe Islands, and Iceland
North Atlantic Saga: Scotland, the Faroe Islands, and Iceland

North Atlantic Saga: Scotland, the Faroe Islands, and Iceland   picture Emerging from the mists of legend, the north Atlantic isles are wonders of geology, ecology, and human history. From the craggy coastline of Scotland, past the staggering cliffs of the Faroe Islands to the volcanic plains of Iceland, this expedition charts a course unlike any other on Earth.

Join us as we explore ancient Neolithic ruins on rugged Celtic islands, and sail into the sagas of Norse explorers bound for far-flung Arctic shores. Hikers and bird-watchers alike will delight in the puffins and skuas that wheel over wave-battered headlands. You’ll experience local culture in villages that have been occupied since ancient times, and meet modern-day fishermen working the same waters that fed their forebears.

Find seabird populations abounding in their vast nesting grounds. Photograph exquisite wildflowers in early summer bloom. Visit newborn islands, picturesque communities, and sprawling glaciers. Join the lucky few who have travelled in the wake of the Vikings from Aberdeen to Rekyavík—charting an ancient course between modern ports, amid the mythic islands of the north Atlantic!



day 1
Aberdeen, Scotland
day 2
Stromness and Orkney
day 3
Fair Isle, Shetland Islands
day 4
Suðuroy Island and Sumba, Faroe Islands
day 5
Tórshavn, Faroe Islands
day 6
Western Faroe Islands
day 7
Mykines Island
day 8
At Sea — Surtsey Island, Iceland
day 9
Heimaey, Vestmannaeyjar (Westman Islands)
day 10
Southwest Icelandic Coast
day 11
Reykjavík
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Aberdeen—the Granite City, or the Silver City—is the third most populous urban area in Scotland. Many of Aberdeen’s buildings are of locally quarried granite; the high mica content of this stone can sparkle like silver. The traditional industries of fishing, paper-making, shipbuilding, and textiles, have been overtaken by the oil industry since discovery of North Sea oil in the 1970s. Aberdeen’s heliport is one of the busiest in the world. The city is famed for its forty-five parks, gardens, and floral displays. We board the Ocean Endeavour in the afternoon.

North Atlantic Saga Map
June 21, 2018 - July 1, 2018 - Click on cabin category for ship deckplan

All prices are per person, in US Dollars (USD) unless specified otherwise, and are cash or cheque discounted.

  • 1

    $4995.00   Deck four. Interior cabin, four lower berths, private bath

  • 2

    $5995.00   Deck four. Interior cabin, three lower berths, private bath

  • 3

    $7295.00   Deck five. Interior cabin, two lower berths, private bath

  • 4

    $8595.00   Deck four, porthole window, two lower berths, private bath

  • 5

    $9595.00   Deck five, picture window, two lower berths, private bath

  • 6

    $10595.00   Decks four, seven and eight, picture windows (obstructed view), two lower berth OR matrimonial bed, private bath, refrigerator

  • 7

    $11595.00   Decks five and eight, large picture window (partial obstruction), two lower berth OR matrimonial bed, private bath, refrigerator

  • 8

    $12595.00   Deck five and seven, picture window, two lower berths, private bath, refrigerator

  • 9

    $13595.00   Deck five and seven, picture window, two lower berths, private bath

  • 10

    $14595.00   Deck seven, picture window, two lower berths, private bath, refrigerator


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    Please add Discovery Fund Fee - North Atlantic Saga fee of $250.00 to above prices

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North Atlantic Saga: Scotland, the Faroe Islands, and Iceland

Ocean Endeavour

Details

  • Capacity: 198
  • Registry: Bahamas
  • Length: 137 meters (450ft)

DESCRIPTION



The Ocean Endeavour is the perfect vessel for expedition cruising. Outfitted with twenty Zodiacs, advanced navigation equipment, multiple lounges, and a top deck observation room, she is purpose-built for passenger experiences in remote environments. The Ocean Endeavour boasts a 1B ice class, enabling her to freely explore throughout the Arctic summer. Launched in 1982, she has had numerous upgrades, most recently in 2016. At 137 metres in length, the Ocean Endeavour has plenty of interior and exterior space. Ample deck space offers comfortable lounge chairs, a swimming pool, two saunas, and even a hot tub! The spacious interior allows for varied workshops and presentations to occur simultaneously. The three lounges aboard the Ocean Endeavour are optimal locations for seminars, events, parties, and conversation. The Ocean Endeavour’s crew is experienced and friendly. The ship’s shallow draft and manoeuvrability allow her to access isolated fjords, bays, and secluded communities. Enjoy the class and comfort of a boutique hotel while venturing to some of the world’s last great frontiers aboard the Ocean Endeavour! More

  • Alex Preston

    Alex Preston

    Assistant Expedition Leader

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  • Andrew  Bresnahan

    Andrew Bresnahan

    Anthropologist

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  • Brittany Manley

    Brittany Manley

    Expedition Support

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  • Callum Thomson

    Callum Thomson

    Archaeologist & Historian

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  • David Reid

    David Reid

    Expedition Team

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  • David Edwards

    David Edwards

    Geologist

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  • David Newland

    David Newland

    Host

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  • Dawn Bazely

    Dawn Bazely

    Botanist

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  • Dawson Freeze

    Dawson Freeze

    Expedition Team

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  • Dennis Minty

    Dennis Minty

    Photographer and Naturalist

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  • Devon Bayly-Jones

    Devon Bayly-Jones

    Cruise Director

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  • Dr. Lizanne Henderson

    Dr. Lizanne Henderson

    Historian & Folklorist

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  • Ella Swan

    Ella Swan

    Assistant Cruise Director

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  • Gay Peppin

    Gay Peppin

    Expedition Support

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  • Gwen Freeze

    Gwen Freeze

    Expedition Support

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  • James  Raffan

    James Raffan

    Explorer

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  • Jane Sproull-Thomson

    Jane Sproull-Thomson

    Ethnographer

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  • Jean Knowles

    Jean Knowles

    Naturalist

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  • Jean Bouffard

    Jean Bouffard

    Expedition Support

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  • Klaus Kiesewetter

    Klaus Kiesewetter

    Expedition Team

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  • Martin Aldrich

    Martin Aldrich

    Expedition Team

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  • Matthew James Swan

    Matthew James Swan

    Expedition Leader

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  • Mike Strizic

    Mike Strizic

    Marketing Coordinator

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  • Mike Beedell

    Mike Beedell

    Explorer

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  • Milbry Polk

    Milbry Polk

    Explorer

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  • Pál  Weihe

    Pál Weihe

    Faroese Physician

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  • Pete Ewins

    Pete Ewins

    Ornithologist

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  • Pierre Richard

    Pierre Richard

    Marine Biologist

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  • Stefan Kindberg

    Stefan Kindberg

    Expedition Leader Emeritus

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  • Ted Cowan

    Ted Cowan

    Historian

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  • Tyler Yarema

    Tyler Yarema

    Musician

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What's Included

ABOARD
  • Pre-departure materials
  • The expertise and company of our expedition staff
  • Onboard educational programming
  • Interactive workshops
  • Evening entertainment
  • All shipboard meals, including on deck barbecues & afternoon tea, 24-hour coffee, tea and snacks
  • Hors d’ouevres & snacks during evening recaps
  • 24-hour documentary and film programming
  • Fully stocked library
  • Nikon Camera Trial Program

    ASHORE
  • Introductions to local people and customs
  • Sightseeing
  • Museum entries, park accesses, port taxes
  • Access to pristine wilderness areas
  • Zodiac tours and cruises
  • On-site archaeology workshops
  • Community programming: local performances, presentations, and demonstrations


    What's Not Included

  • $250 USD Discovery Fund Fee
  • Commercial and charter flight costs
  • Gratuities (suggested at $15 USD per person per day)
  • Bicycle rentals
  • Personal expenses
  • Mandatory medical evacuation insurance
  • Additional expenses in the event of delays or itinerary changes
  • Possible fuel surcharges
  • Pre- and post-trip hotel accommodation
  • Additional costs associated with credit card payment
  • Program enhancements
    • Experience Reykjavik, the world’s northernmost capital city—and one of its greenest and cleanest
    • Be among the few to sail the dramatic seascapes and cliffs of western Faroes
    • Discover Tórshavn, capital of the Faroes, with its superb walking opportunities
    • See one of the world’s newest islands, the volcanic Surtsey in Iceland
    • Follow the Viking explorers on sea-routes recorded in the Norse sagas
    • Shop for exquisite handicrafts unique to the North Atlantic islands
    • See the teeming fulmar, puffin, and gannet colonies along the cliffs of Fair Isle
    • Wander the prehistoric villages of Skara Brae and Jarlshof, c. 3180 BC
    • Stand among the Neolithic standing stones of Stenness and Brodgar