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Thingvellir National Park Blue Lagoon All of the following included from only £122 per person, per night: Breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea, 5-course à la carte dinner, late night buffet & self-service tea & coffee • Varied daytime activities • Lectures & talks • Swimming pools, Jacuzzis & gym Choice of live evening entertainment • 3 formal nights and the striking Blue Church. Tours are available to Lagarfljót Lake, the purported location of the mysterious ‘Worm Monster’. Cruising Eyjafjörður & Borgarfjörður eystri Enjoy breathtaking scenic cruising in Iceland. Sail through Eyjafjörður, the country’s longest fjord and cruise the Borgarfjörður eystri, believed to be the residence of Iceland’s Elf Queen. Cruising by Hrísey The peaceful island of Hrísey lies in the middle of the Eyjafjörður, off the north coast of Iceland, and is only inhabited by approximately 200 people. Keep an eye out as you cruise past; around 40 bird species nest here, particularly ptarmigans and Arctic terns. Akureyri, Iceland Sitting proudly at the head of Iceland’s longest fjord and atop Lonely Planet’s ‘Best places in Europe 2015’ list, Akureyri is an enchanting spot. Easy-going, with no ‘big city’ feel, it’s a rewarding adventure in itself, with art galleries and quality restaurants to discover. The wonders and wildlife of Northern Iceland are accessible too: tour to Godafoss, ‘Waterfall of the Gods’, or Lake Mývatn; encounter whales in their natural environment; or visit the famous Laufás turf houses for a superb photo opportunity. «RECOMMENDED EXPERIENCE Admire some of nature’s most magnificent creatures in their natural habitat on a whalewatching tour from Akureyri – a wildlife experience not to be missed. Cruising by Hornstrandir (King & Queen of Cliffs) Feel royally spoilt for views as you bask in the grandeur of the King & Queen of Cliffs, majestically pointing outwards and upwards into the sky. Home to huge numbers of migrating birds every year, this incredible natural wonder lies at the tip of the mystical, remote Hornstrandir Nature Reserve. Cruising the Westfjords Projecting majestically from the northwest of Iceland, the jaw-dropping Westfjords region is one you may not want to leave. Embark on a magical adventure as you glide along Ísafjarðardjúp, an inlet fjord that branches off into several smaller fjords; the breathtaking mountains get progressively steeper and the scenery more mystical the further north you go. Only a small percentage of Iceland’s visitors see this remote area, making a cruise through even more special. Ísafjörður, Iceland Set against a backdrop of steep mountains, Ísafjörður is a delight to explore, from the Reykjavik and the Golden Circle tour were excellent, as was the Godafoss Waterfall from Akureyri. independent customer reviews Godafoss Waterfall well-preserved timber buildings of the Old Town to the Westfjords Heritage & Maritime Museum. It’s also the gateway to many intriguing adventures, including the Hornstrandir Nature Reserve and Vigur Island – home of Iceland’s only windmill and one of Europe’s smallest post offices. Reykjavík, Iceland Overlooked by the iconic Hallgrímskirkja Bell Tower, Reykjavík is a stunning capital, which makes admiring the splendour from The Pearl observation platform a very worthwhile activity. What’s more, a collection of picturepostcard natural wonders lie nearby. Highlights include the Blue Lagoon Spa, Thingvellir National Park, the Gullfoss and Seljalandsfoss waterfalls and the Geysir hot spring area. «RECOMMENDED EXPERIENCE Relax in the mineral-rich waters of the Blue Lagoon geothermal spa, one of the most popular attractions in Iceland. Dublin, Ireland Dublin wears its past with pride and is a magnet for visitors seeking ceaseless charm and energy. In the ‘Fair City’, visit the vibrant Temple Bar district; explore the beautiful gardens and squares of Trinity College – also home to the iconic Book of Kells; or sample the famous ‘black stuff’ on a tour to the Guinness Storehouse. Arctic, Iceland, Greenland & Norway View destination and ship videos at www.cruisewithfred.tv 211


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