Icelandic Adventure is a 12 night cruise sailing from Newcastle onboard the Marella Explorer 2. This cruise itinerary will take you to Lerwick, Reykjavik, Isafjord, Akureyri, and Kirkwall – a perfect opportunity to see stunning fjords, chocolate box coastal towns and beautiful lakes. All while onboard the all inclusive Marella Explorer 2. Read on to find out more about this itinerary:
Based on 2 adults: From £1,406pp, - includes discount £147 - Total Price £2,812.
Friday, September 10, 2021, for 12 night cruise - onboard the Marella Explorer 2, Icelandic Adventure itinerary, Decks 8/9/12 Outside Cabin - All Inclusive with Marella Cruises by TUI - departure port Newcastle.
Icelandic Adventure - Itinerary day 1: Newcastle
Icelandic Adventure - Itinerary day 2 Ship at Sea
Icelandic Adventure - Itinerary day 3: Lerwick
It may be Britain’s most northerly town, set on an island off Scotland's north coast, but you’d never know it – Lerwick has just as much to offer as its mainland cousins. The bustling capital of Shetland has a great line-up of shops, top restaurants and rustic pubs. Iron Age attractions team up with modern architecture to create a cosmopolitan vibe, so you’ll find a different view around every corner.
- Walk out to Clickimin Broch – an ancient grey-stone building, and one of the best preserved brochs in Scotland. Built in the Bronze Age, the area was completely excavated in the 1950s, so you can see the original structure today.
- Step back in time at Fort Charlotte. Built in the 1700s, this five-sided defence system has been restored to its original glory, and comes with stunning views over Bressay Sound.
Icelandic Adventure - Itinerary day 4 Ship at Sea
Icelandic Adventure - Itinerary day 5 Ship at Sea
Icelandic Adventure - Itinerary day 6: Reykjavik
Dropped into Mother Nature's breathtaking canvas, vibrant Reykjavik thrives under the gaze of Mount Esja. A melting pot of history and culture, it's the world's northernmost capital and claims to be the cleanest city on earth.
Icelandic Adventure - Itinerary day 7: Isafjord
Encased in the awe-inspiring scenery of the Westfjords peninsula, this chocolate box coastal town dates back to the 9th century. It's a tranquil little place where life operates at a deliciously lazy pace. Cocooned in the heart of the rugged West Fjord, the islands and inlets nearby are a magnet for wildlife with a host of rare sea birds making a home here.
Icelandic Adventure - Itinerary day 8: Akureyri
Set on the shores of one of Iceland’s finest fjords, this city certainly isn’t short of natural beauty. In fact, the frosted scenery alone should be enough to win you over. But throw in beautiful churches, a thriving arts scene and a great coffeehouse culture and we’re certain this snow-dusted gem will positively melt you.
- You’ll hear the thundering rush of water and feel the mist drench your clothes long before you arrive at the magnificent Godafoss Waterfall. This is a natural masterpiece not to be missed.
- Bypass the beauty parlour and visit the natural spa near Lake Myvatn. You’ll be able to stew in a series of geothermal pools and moisturize your skin with volcanic mud.
- It may only be 60 miles from the Arctic Circle but Akureyri has some of the best weather in Iceland. To get an idea of how warm it is, you only have to wander through the Botanical Gardens where more than 2,000 plant species flourish.
Icelandic Adventure - Itinerary day 9 Ship at Sea
Icelandic Adventure - Itinerary day 10 Ship at Sea
Icelandic Adventure - Itinerary day 11: Kirkwall
Kirkwall is huge by Orkney standards, but that doesn’t mean it’s an Edinburgh or a Glasgow. Instead, you’ll be greeted with a historic, sloth-paced capital that quietly hums with restaurants, museums and shops. Sitting in the centre of it all is the crimson red St Magnus Cathedral – the most northerly of its kind in the UK.
- Feel the nostalgia in the air at the Orkney Wireless Museum. Techies will be fascinated by its collection of old radios, juke boxes and wartime memorabilia.
- Wander the kitchens, great hall and private chambers of the Earl’s Palace. These ruins of a French Renaissance-style residence come with entry into the next-door Bishop’s Palace, too.
Icelandic Adventure - Itinerary day 12
Icelandic Adventure - Itinerary day 13: Newcastle
Overlooking the River Tyne, Newcastle is an urban hub with a party-loving vibe. It’s famed for its nightlife, but there’s a lot more to the city than just thumping baselines. For starters, there’s the elegant Quayside – the modern bridges that stretch across the river are seriously impressive. Then there’s the great shopping scene. Factor in a string of art galleries, and you’ve got a city that’s got its finger firmly on the pulse.
- Take a tour of St. James’ Park, home of Newcastle United Football Club. You’ll get to explore the changing rooms, see the dugouts and take a look at the media suite, as well as climbing to the stadium’s highest point for the best view.
- Wander the halls in the Biscuit Factory Art Gallery – one of the largest commercial galleries in Britain. It’s packed with paintings, sculptures, prints and jewellery. The cake shop on the first floor is really popular, too.
Cruise Ship Details - Marella Explorer 2 :
- 8 restaurants
- 9 bars
- Coffee shop
- Outdoor pool
- Beauty salon
Marella Explorer 2 is our newest ship in the fleet. It’s adults only and flaunts a range of exciting facilities, from a Champneys Spa to a chic bar-club-casino space. You’ve got nine bars and nine restaurants on this ship, too. Top spots include The 19th Hole – a golf-themed bar with a golf simulator – Flutes, where you can sip Champagne* or Prosecco to the sounds of a pianist and Beach Cove – a relaxed restaurant with barbecue-inspired menus and quirky swinging seats. Not to mention the outdoor spaces, such as The Veranda, where you can enjoy far-reaching sea views.
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