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Panorama

Journeys in the Land of Ice and Fire 8 Day Cruise (West and North Cruise from Akureyri)

The Panorama was launched in 1993 and fully renovated in 2009 and is now a state of the art sail cruiser comfortably accommodating up to 49 passengers. The ship boasts a spacious dining room, lounge and bar area, including a well stocked library, providing a relaxed and informal atmosphere. Life on board the Panorama centres around the outdoor areas and its sun deck is the perfect place in which to relax, sunbathe and admire the passing scenery.

 

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Embark

Embark the ship in Akureyri.

Day 1: Akureyri

Embark the Panorama in Akureyri this afternoon between 3pm-4pm. Meet your fellow passengers and crew at a Welcome Cocktail followed by dinner. Overnight in port and time for an optional late afternoon walking excursion in Akureyri.

Day 2: Akureyri - Husavik

Today you may join a full day excursion to Husavik. You will visit the lake Myvatn, namarksard and dimmuborgir, all fine examples of the volcanic world with lava fields, boiling and steaming mud pools, steam vents and craters. After lunch visit Lake Myvatn, Namarksard and Dimmuborgir, all fine examples of the volcanic world with lava fields, boiling and steaming mud pools, steam vents and craters. Rejoin the Panorama in Husavik and will spend some time walking around this colorful port. Overnight in port.

Day 3: Husavik - Siglufjordur

This morning the ship will sail through the Skjafandi Bay to Siglufjordur. As always your Captain will inform you of whales’ sightings. At midday arrive at Iceland's most northern city, Siglufjordur. The city is situated very close to the arctic circle and possibly the most picturesque port of Iceland. Join an optional walking tour through the city will take you to the port, the herring museum, the folk music center housed in Madame house, the oldest house in the city. In the afternoon, sail for Isafjordur.

Day 4: Isafjordur

Arrive at Isafjordur, a large fishing port in Wesfjords. Today you may join an optional excursion to Bolungravik and then to Osvor town where you will visit a restored fisherman's hut. Return to the town and visit the maritime museum and walk around the town known for its rich cultural heritage and merchant's homes dating from the 18th century. Overnight at Isafjordur.

Day 5: Bildudalur

This morning you may join an optional excursion from Isafjordur to Bildudalur. The Panorama sails -without passengers who are joining the excursion - to Bildudalur. On the optional excursion, stop by the Dynjandi Waterfalls before reaching Bildudalur and visiting the town and the Sea Monsters Museum (Rejoin the Callisto in port). Sail South after lunch and cruise around the Westford coast line and sail past the Latrarbag cliffs which rise 450 m over the sea.

Day 6: Akranes

In the morning the ship reaches Akranes for an optional full day excursion to Deildartunguhver, Europe's most powerful thermal spring, to the Hraunfossar and Barnafoss waterfalls area. Stop in Reykholt which was at one time one of the intellectual centers of the island and had for many years one of the most important schools of the country. Here lived in the Middle Ages one of the most important persons in Icelandic history: Snorri Sturluson. He was a famous poet and politician whose records of the Old Norse language and mythology of medieval Iceland are invaluable to modern scholars. In the afternoon rejoin the ship. Overnight in port.

Day 7: Reykjavik

Morning sailing and arrival in Reykjavik. All day optional excursion in Reykjavik city before leaving to enjoy a panoramic tour to the volcanic Reykjanes Peninsula. Vikingaheimar, and the geothermal fields of Krysuvik. Overnight in port.

Day 8: Reykjavik

After your final breakfast disembark the ship in Reykjavik.

Disembark

Disembark the ship in Reykjavik.

Includes

  • 7 Nights' accommodation on board the Panorama
  • Full board: Buffet breakfast and two meals daily, including a Welcome Cocktail, a local Theme Evening, fun BBQ (weather permitting) and Captain’s Dinner
  • Filter coffee, tea and mineral water available throughout the day
  • Use of fishing and snorkelling equipment (subject to availability)
  • Multilingual Cruise Escort

Excludes

  • International flights
  • Transport to and from the ship
  • Beverages (other than those already mentioned)
  • Shore excursions and other land arrangements
  • Gratuities
  • Personal expenses
  • Personal insurance
  • Passport and visa costs, where applicable
  • Wi-Fi (available at a charge)
 

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