From Norway, thisbrand new 9-day cruise aboard Le Champlain will take you all the way to Iceland via the Orkney Islands, the Shetland Islands, and the Faroe Islands.
Departing from Bergen, you will sail towards Kirkwall, capital of the Orkney Islands, where numerous seabirds, such as gannets and European shags, have taken up residence. You will then call at the port of Lerwick in the Shetland Islands. This port is well known because just a few kilometres inland lie the remarkable ruins of Scalloway Castle, built in 1600.
You will then set a course for the Faroe Islands, the northernmost autonomous territory of Denmark. You will immerse yourself in the wild and spectacular natural environment of these volcanic islands, home to countless birds and flocks of sheep. You will enjoy prime vantage points from the sea to discover fascinating terrestrial landscapes and exceptional marine panoramas. Sailing along the coastlines here will afford you moments of pure enchantment.
You will then discover Heimaey, the only inhabited island in the Westmann Islands. Fishing is the main source of income in this exceptional site. You can admire its volcanoes and its almost-desert like landscapes.
Finally, Le Champlain will take you to Reykjavik the most northerly capital in the world, lying slightly above the 64th parallel. Houses with colourful roofs line its streets and this, coupled with the many ducks in its lake, produces a picture postcard setting. It boasts real cultural riches, particularly in contemporary art, notably with the Reykjavik Art Museum.