Learn of ancient myths and legends of Norse mythology
Skaftafell is a wilderness area which boasts stunning glaciers, lakes, waterfalls and mountains
Witness one of the most spectacular waterfalls in Iceland, the 'Waterfall of the Gods'
These once-in-a-lifetime moments allow you to experience an unforgettable world of exclusive moments, incredible cultures and charming surprises
Personalise your holiday with a choice of included sightseeing options sure to leave you with lifelong memories
Be met on arrival and transfer to your hotel. Tonight, enjoy a Welcome Dinner.
Stay: Reykjavík, Hotel Canopy by HiltonDaily :
Travel to the hot springs of Deildartunguhver, then continue to the spectacular waterfalls of Hraunfossar and Barnafoss. After lunch, board a glacier truck (subject to conditions) and head to the Langjokull Glacier, the second-largest ice cap in Iceland. Traverse the icy wilderness to a man-made ice cave, where you will disembark to explore. Continue to Húsafell for dinner.
Stay: Two Nights, Hotel HúsafellDaily :
Visit Fossatun, whose rocks and waterfalls inspired Steinar Berg’s stories about ‘Trolls’. In Reykholt, see where 13th-century historian Snorri Sturluson lived. In the small town of Borgarnes, visit the Settlement Centre, an exhibition that details the Saga of the Settlement of Iceland, as well as Iceland’s most famous Viking and first poet, Egill Skallagrimsson.Daily :
This afternoon at a local farm, perhaps visit the greenhouse, where you will gain insight as to how vegetables can be grown in Iceland’s cold dark winters. Alternatively, enjoy a horse show featuring the noble Icelandic Horse. Later, arrive in Hella.
Visit Þingvellir National Park, the site of the world’s first parliament. Continue to Gullfoss, then head to the Geysir geothermal area, where the explosive geyser Strokkur erupts every few minutes.
Stay: Two Nights, Hella, Hotel Ranga or similarDaily :
Travel to Gígjökull Glacier to explore the hidden oasis of Þórsmörk , which is only accessible by a 4WD vehicle.
Set out on an optional hike along a mountain path, or simply relax and enjoy the scenery.Daily :
Head to stunning Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss waterfalls this morning. Continue to Þorvaldseyri and gain an insight into how the volcanic eruption of Eyjafjallajökull in 2010 not only changed local life, but brought all of Europe to a complete halt. Continue to Vik, a striking black sandy beach with incredible basalt columns. Later, arrive at Jökulsárlón glacial lagoon.
Stay: Two Nights, Fosshotel JökulsárlónDaily :
Travel to the stunning Jökulsárlón glacial lagoon and enjoy a boat trip around the icebergs in the lagoon. Later, head to Skaftafell Glacier for a scenic walk.Daily :
Head to the small village of Kirkjubæjarklaustur and visit the beautiful waterfall Systrafoss. Continue to the Blue Lagoon and perhaps take a swim in the warm, mineral-rich waters. Return to Reykjavík for a tour, before transferring to your small ship.
Stay: 12 Nights, MS Hebridean SkyDaily :
Delve into the rich history of Icelandic literature as you explore lava trails and learn of the sagas set in this epic landscape. From the lava field continue to Helgafell Mountain, ‘The Holy Mountain’ and onwards to Stykkishólmur to see the region’s foremost folk museum. Alternatively, a tour of the Snæfellsnes Peninsula unveils many highlights such as Snæfellsjökull, the glacier made famous by Jules Verne’s novel ‘Journey to the Centre of the Earth’.
Today explore the western frontier of Iceland with a choice of tours.Daily :
Explore the Westfjords, stopping at of Ísafjörður and Jokulfjordur by Zodiac and make landfall on Vigur, an island home to just five residents who share this paradise with thousands of puffins, eider ducks and Arctic terns. Visit Iceland’s only surviving windmill dating from the 19th century. Explore the oldest villages in Westfjords, Þingeyri and Hrafnseyri. See the thunderous Dynjandi, the highest waterfall in the Westfjords and one of the most spectacular sights in Iceland. Back aboard sail past the enormous Hornbjarg Cliffs. Rising over 500 metres from the ocean the cliffs are home to thousands of puffins.Daily :
Stroll through the picturesque town of Siglufjörður and visit the Herring Era Museum and learn of the booming economy of the 1900s centred around the fishing industry. Sail to Akureyri where your ship will dock for the evening giving you a chance to have some free time ashore.Daily :
Start today with a private visit to the Mývatn Nature Baths, this popular hot spring will be opened exclusively for APT guests.
Lake Mývatn, speckled with impressive natural rock formations and hot springs, is also a significant ecosystem and is the largest migratory bird sanctuary in Europe. Later explore the lava fields and boiling mud pools at Námaskard and steam vents of Lake Mývatn’s craters. Next visit the thunderous ’Waterfall of the Gods’, Goðafoss, one of Iceland’s most spectacular waterfalls.Daily :
Today visit Grímsey Island, bisected by the Arctic Circle. Here, enjoy free time to take a nature walk exploring the island’s basalt cliffs, home to countless nesting birds.Daily :
Discover the brightly painted Norwegian style wooden buildings of the fishing village of Seyðisfjörður on a walking tour. Visit local shops famous for their Icelandic patterned woollens garments. Alternatively hike along a picturesque river trail, exploring a verdant landscape flush with wildflowers.
Relax this morning at sea before arriving in the Faroe Islands where a tour of Kirkjubøur reveals a thousand years of fascinating history. See the 900-year old Roykstovan, considered to be the oldest wooden house in Europe. A hike into the surrounding hills is also offered. Your ship remains in port overnight, allowing you to explore the town this evening.Daily :
Arrive in Vestmanna this morning, in the northwest corner of Streymoy. Board local boats to explore the nearby vertical cliffs that rise almost 500 metres from the North Atlantic and are home to thousands of seabirds including puffins, guillemots, fulmars and kittiwakes. Return to your ship for lunch before visiting the striking village of Saksu, an isolated settlement set beneath steep majestic mountains. Later visit a traditional Faeroese wooden church in Kolla Fjord.Daily :
Perhaps choose to join an island tour, driving through quaint colourful villages and stunning fjords, discovering the Akraberg lighthouse most southern point of the island. Alternatively join an energetic hike along the east coast of the island, to Hvannhagi. Enjoy stunning views towards the three islands Litla Dimun, Stora Dimun and Skuvoy.
Your last morning in the Faroe Islands will be spent on Suðuroy, the southernmost island of the group.Daily :
Arrive in the Outer Hebrides today on the Isle of Lewis. Discover the Scottish Stonehenge at Callanish Standing Stones, which date from around 3000BC. Visit a Pictish fort and stop at a reconstructed village featuring traditional black houses with thatched roofs. Later board your ship’s Zodiacs to explore the wild basalt cliffs of the Shiant Islands.Daily :
Awake this morning in St Kilda, an uninhabited archipelago beyond the Outer Hebrides where a local ranger will lead you on a series of guided walks.Daily :
Disembark your ship in Oban then be transferred to Edinburgh airport for your onward flight.Daily :
With only 59 suites, our ships allow you to venture where larger vessels cannot for greater exploration
Enjoy an all-inclusive lifestyle, with sightseeing, meals, onboard beverages, tipping and port charges taken care of
It has been a privilege to welcome so many guests aboard APT’s award-winning journeys, and a joy to see those guests fall in love with each new experience the world presents.