14-Night Princess Iceland Cruise
Visit Iceland, Norway & the Northern Isles on One Cruise!
|Cruise Line:||Princess Cruises|
|Sail Date:||September 7, 2020|
|From/To:||Roundtrip London (Southampton)|
|Interior Stateroom From||Ocean View Stateroom From||Balcony Stateroom From||Mini-Suite Stateroom From|
This quaint town perched on the North Sea boasts dual personalities. While renowned as the site where Viking king Harald Hårfagre united Norway as a kingdom in the 9th century, it’s also one of the country’s most popular destinations for the annual Sildajazz Festival and Norwegian Film Festival. Add in a thriving town center with hundreds of shops and cultural diversions to jaw-dropping scenery and thrilling excursions, your stay in Haugesund promises to be an enthralling experience you won’t soon forget.
Shetland Islands (Lerwick), Scotland:
The Shetlands are the most northerly of the British Isles and consist of over one hundred islands, of which a mere 16 are inhabited. Lerwick is the capital of the archipelago. Located on the eastern shore of Mainland, the largest Shetland Island, the town was largely developed by Dutch herring fisherman in the 17th century. The islands are renowned for their superb crafts ranging from woolen and cashmere knitwear to intricate lace shawls and fine jewelry.
Faroe Islands, Denmark:
The unspoiled Faeroe Islands lie far off the beaten track in the North Atlantic. Discovered by Irish hermits in the 8th century AD, the 18 islands were settled by Vikings 100 years later. While Faeroes means “Sheep Islands,” the people of these weather-beaten rocks have always turned to the sea for sustenance. Tórshavn, with a population of about 15,000 souls, is the capital of the archipelago.
Iceland is a land of volcanoes and glaciers, lava fields and green pastures, boiling thermal springs and ice-cold rivers teeming with salmon. This unspoiled demi-paradise is also home to a very old and sophisticated culture. The northernmost capital in the world, Reykjavik, Iceland is an international center of commerce and home to one of the most technologically sophisticated societies in the world.
Reykjavik is the gateway to Iceland’s natural wonders, which range from ice fields to thermal pools.
Sailing into Grundarfjordur, one travels into Iceland’s heroic past, for this township – village really – is one of the oldest settlements on the island. The imposing landscape with its austere mountains, volcanoes and lava fields provided the dramatic setting for one of Iceland’s cultural treasures, the sagas. Much of the Snæfellsnes Peninsula is a national park. The park’s centerpiece is the mighty Snæfellsjokull, an imposing stratovolcano with flanks buried beneath a glacial flow. The mountain is a frequent setting in Icelandic myth. The peninsula is also a birdwatcher’s paradise.
The town is your gateway to the famous “Land of Fire and Ice” – Iceland’s dramatic landscape of volcanic craters, extinct lava lakes and majestic waterfalls. Visitors to Akureyri have a hard time grasping the fact that the town lies just below the Arctic Circle. The climate here is temperate: flower boxes fill the windows of houses, and trees line the neat, well-tended avenues. Thanks to that mild climate, Akureyri’s Botanical Gardens provide a home for over 2,000 species of flora from around the world – all surviving without greenhouses.
Considered the cultural capital of Eastern Iceland, Seydisfjordur lies at the head of a narrow fjord flanked by high mountains. This town of some 700 souls achieved municipal status in 1895, the first town in the East of Iceland to do so. The city is also the terminus for the ferry service linking Iceland to the Faeroe Islands and Denmark. Seydisfjordur is your gateway to the wild and isolated scenery of the Eastern Fjords. Seydisfjordur boasts a wealth of well-preserved 19th century homes and buildings. In the summer the small town can take on a cosmopolitan air as visitors flock to town aboard the ferry.
Perched between the sea and seven hills, Bergen has witnessed Vikings setting sail on voyages of exploration, trade and war. The city retains much of its 18th- and 19th-century charm. Visitors to Bergen will encounter a city that offers a heady blend of natural beauty, history and culture.
Norway’s fifth largest city was founded by Christian IV in the year 1641 as a market town and administrative center on Norway’s then-strategic southern coast. The city is separated from Denmark by the Skagerrak, the long strait that connects the Baltic and North Seas. Today the capital of the Aust-Agder region is one of Norway’s most popular vacation destinations: the city and the surrounding countryside boast the sunniest summer weather in Norway.
|Sept. 7||Mon.||Southampton, Great Britain||5:00pm|
|Sept. 8||Tues.||At Sea|
|Sept. 9||Wed.||Haugesund, Norway||9:00am||6:00pm|
|Sept. 10||Thurs.||Lerwick, Great Britain||7:00am||5:00pm|
|Sept. 11||Fri.||Thornshaven, Faroe Islands, Denmark||8:00am||6:00pm|
|Sept. 12||Sat.||At Sea|
|Sept. 13||Sun.||Reykjavik, Iceland||7:00am||10:00pm|
|Sept. 14||Mon.||Grundarfjordur, Iceland||7:00am||4:00pm|
|Sept. 15||Tues.||Akureyri, Iceland||9:00am||6:00pm|
|Sept. 16||Wed.||Seydisfjordur, Iceland||7:00am||5:00pm|
|Sept. 17||Thurs.||At Sea|
|Sept. 18||Fri.||Bergen, Norway||7:00am||4:00pm|
|Sept. 19||Sat.||Kristiansand, Norway||8:00am||5:00pm|
|Sept. 20||Sun.||At Sea|
|Sept. 21||Mon.||Southampton, Great Britain||5:00am|
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Original musicals, dazzling magic shows, feature films, top comedians and nightclubs that get your feet movin’ and groovin’. There’s something happening around every corner; luckily, you have a whole cruise of days and nights to experience it all.