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Luxury

Iceland and Faroe Islands with Highlands of Scotland

Reykjavik to Edinburgh
20 Days Request Quote
Trip Code: NOBCRS22
  • Trip Highlights
  • Map & Itinerary
  • Travel & Accommodation

Your Vacation Includes

  • Experiences in 25 destinations
  • Relax with a private visit to the Mývatn Nature Baths
  • 12 nights on the small ship MS Caledonian Sky
  • Locally inspired dining – a total of 53 meals
  • Nine nights authentic land accommodation
  • A wide range of onboard beverages
  • Expert APT expedition leader and team

Map & Itinerary

Europe map NOBCRS22 2021
Reykjavik to Edinburgh

Designed Exclusively for APT guests

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

These once-in-a-lifetime moments allow you to experience an unforgettable world of exclusive moments, incredible cultures and charming surprises

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™

Give your holiday a personal touch with a choice of included sightseeing or dining options

Welcome to Reykjavík! We’ll meet you at the airport and transfer you to your ship.

Stay: 12 Nights, MS Caledonian Sky

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FREEDOM OF CHOICE™

Docking in Grundarfjorour, disembark and delve into ancient Icelandic literature, as you explore trails through deep-green lava fields and learn of the sagas set in this epic landscape. From here, continue to Helgafell Mountain, ‘The Holy Mountain’ and on to Stykkisholmur to visit the region’s foremost folk museum. Or, a tour of the Snæfellsnes Peninsula offers a snapshot of Iceland’s otherworldly natural attractions including Snæfellsjokull, the glacier-capped volcano made famous by Jules Verne’s novel, Journey to the Centrefree of the Earth.


Today, discover Iceland’s western frontier with a choice of explorations.

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Today, you’ll be whisked to the Westfjords 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. Later, back aboard, set sail for Ísafjörður. Known as the capital of the Westfjords, time has been put aside for you to explore what is one of the region’s largest settlements. Delve into this harbour town’s maritime history, which has been central to the region’s fishing industry. Discover local culture and a town that makes the perfect base for hiking, skiing and outdoor activities.

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View across the water towards a small village on the coast, Iceland

In Siglufjorour today, spend time strolling around this colourful fishing town. You’ll visit the Herring Era Museum and learn of the booming economy of the 1900s, centred around the fishing industry. Then set sail for the northern city of Akureyri where your ship will dock for the evening so that you can enjoy some time ashore. Often branded as the ‘Capital of the North’, Akureyri is the second largest Icelandic settlement after Reykjavik.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Relax with a private visit to the Myvatn Nature Baths. This popular hot spring will be opened exclusively for APT guests.


This morning, enjoy a Signature Experience. Lake Myvatn, dotted with hot springs and rock formations, is also a significant ecosystem and the largest migratory bird sanctuary in Europe. Explore nearby Namaskard’s lava fields and boiling mud pools, as well as the steam vents of Lake Myvatn’s craters. Rounding off the day, you’ll visit the ‘Waterfall of the Gods’, Godafoss, one of Iceland’s most spectacular sights.

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The banks of Godafoss Falls at sunset

Venture across the Arctic Circle today with a visit to Iceland’s Grimsey Island. Literally straddling the Arctic Circle, the island’s basalt cliffs are home to countless nesting birds. Explore on a nature walk and soak up the views of the Arctic Ocean, which stretch as far as the eye can see.

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  • Lunch
  • Dinner

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™

Discover the brightly painted Norwegian-style wooden buildings of this fishing village on a walking tour. Visit local shops famous for their Icelandic patterned woollen garments. Or hike along a picturesque river trail, exploring a verdant landscape with seasonal wildflowers.


In Seydisfjordur, choose your experience.

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Relax this morning at sea before arriving in the Faroe Islands where a tour of Kirkjubour reveals a thousand years of fascinating history. See the 900-year old Roykstovan, considered to be the oldest wooden house in Europe. Your ship remains in port overnight, allowing you to explore the town this evening.

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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 Saksun, an isolated settlement set beneath steep majestic mountains. Later visit a traditional Faeroese wooden church in Kollafjordur.

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FREEDOM OF CHOICE™

Perhaps join an island discovery, driving through quaint colourful villages and stunning fjords, discovering Akraberg lighthouse, the 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. Here, choose your activity.

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  • Dinner

Arrive in the Outer Hebrides today, in Stornoway, on the Isle of Lewis. Discover the Scottish Stonehenge at Callanish Standing Stones, which date from around 3000BC. You’ll have the opportunity to 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.

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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. Later today you’ll also cruise past one of the largest gannetries in the world at Stac Lee. Soaring stacs rise 170 metres from the sea and are home to up to 60,000 breeding pairs of northern gannet.

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Journey to Kinloch Rannoch today and visit Stirling Castle on the way.

Stay: Two Nights, Kinloch Rannoch, Dunalastair Hotel Suites

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  • Dinner

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™

Perhaps visit Rannoch railway station and explore Rannoch Moor, one of Europe’s last remaining wildernesses. Otherwise, visit a whisky distillery and try the local tipple.


The choice is yours when it comes to the activities on offer today.

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Stop by the incredible Cairngorms National Park, nestled in the heart of the Scottish Highlands. Continue to Inverness, arriving in time for dinner.

Stay: Two Nights, Inverness, Ness Walk Hotel

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Embark on an exploration of the rarely visited Ullapool, a remote, picturesque fishing port town situated on the shores of Loch Broom. We have left the rest of the day free for you to further explore on your own.

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Travel to the iconic Loch Ness and stop at the famous viewpoint over Loch Garry. You will then continue past the immense mountain range of the Five Sisters of Kintail. Later, see the village of Kyle of Lochalsh with its whitewashed buildings before crossing the bridge to the Isle of Skye, where you’ll have dinner tonight.

Stay: Two Nights, Isle of Skye, Cuillin Hills Hotel

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Today is all about exploring the Isle of Skye, commencing with a visit to Dunvegan Castle and Gardens, set in the heart of a staggering 17,000-hectare property. Afterwards, take a scenic drive along the dramatic Trotternish Ridge. Later, return to your hotel for dinner.

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View of cliffs at the Isle of Skye in Scotland.

Take the ferry across to the town of Mallaig, before stopping near the Glenfinnan Viaduct for a photo of the Jacobite Steam Train. Tonight, savour an incredible gourmet experience at your hotel’s fine dining restaurant.

Stay: Two Nights, Isle of Eriska Hotel, Spa and Island

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  • Dinner

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™

Choose to explore Glencoe, considered one of the most beautiful glens in Scotland. Otherwise, enjoy a round of golf.


Tonight, return to your island for dinner.

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