ICELAND, WESTMAN ISLANDS & WESTFJORDS CRUISE – Peregrine 17 Aug 2019

Cruise Line
Peregrine Adventure Cruising
Ship
Panorama
Package Departs
17 Aug 2019
Package Duration
7 Nights
Embark Ship
Reykjavik, Iceland
Disembark Ship
Reykjavik, Iceland
Oceanview
AU $5,385
per person

Iceland is a land of physical extremes, from towering rocky cliffs and glacier-tipped volcanoes to sweeping tundras and Viking haunts. On this cruise you will see it all, from the popular Westman Islands to the remote and relatively untouched Westfjords. Wonder at thundering waterfalls of Reykholt, climb the dizzyingly steep Latrabjarg cliffs and encounter history both ancient and contemporary.

HIGHLIGHTS:
– Only a fraction of visitors to Iceland make it across to the far-flung west, and the lack of tourists make its landscapes and villages a dream to explore
– Learn about the devastating effects of a volcano eruption which rocked the Westman Islands in 1973, leaving large swaths of town buried beneath ash and lava and earning the moniker `Pompeii of the North`
– Visit the home of influential Icelandic scholar Snorri Sturluson and see the landscapes that inspired his epic poetry
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BONUS OFFER:
QANTAS FREQUENT FLYER POINTS! Book this cruise and earn 1000 Qantas points
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SMALL SHIP CRUISING!
Standard Lower Deck – Double or twin bedded cabin – from $5,385*pp
Lower Deck – Double or Twin beds – from $5,940*pp
Premium Main Deck – Double or Twin beds – from $6,375*pp
Premium Upper Deck – twin beds – from $6,375*pp
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CRUISING ICELAND, WESTMAN ISLANDS & WESTFJORDS Cruise-Only package includes:
– 7 night small ship cruise aboard MS Panorama round trip from Reykjavik
– Mamu shipboard main meals (7 breakfasts and 7 dinners)
– Included activities: Rope Swinging Demonstration | Eldheimar Museum | Hraunfossar and Barnafoss Waterfalls Visit | Reykholt Museum | Krauma Thermal Pools | Cliffs of Latrabjarg – Walk | Raudasandur Beach | Pingeyri Visit | Icelandic Cooking Demonstration | Snaefellsnes Peninsula Visit | Reykjavik City Tour
– The services of 1 to 2 Peregrine local tour leaders (depending on passenger numbers)
– All tips (excluding optional tipping for the tour leaders)
– Port & govt charges

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SINGLE TRAVELLERS
Rooming on this trip is twin-share. Single travellers will share a room with another traveller of the same gender. If you’d prefer not to share, a single cabin supplement is available at an additional charge.

Special Conditions

*Conditions Apply: All prices shown here are per person share twin (unless stated as single) in AUD, based on best available cruise fare at time of publication (16Jan19). Some cabins may have obstructed views. All prices based on cash payment - credit card fees may apply. Cruise deposit, amendment and cancellation conditions apply. Travel agent service fees may apply. Special conditions apply - please ask for full details at time of enquiry. All passports, vaccinations and visas are the responsibility of the travelling guest to secure prior to departure from Australia. Please note that the prices shown here are not shown in real time. International airfare/taxes and transfers are not included. While we endeavour to keep our pricing as up-to-date as possible, the advertised prices shown here may differ from the prices in our booking system at time of reservation. Offer subject to availability at time of booking.

Special Validity Dates

Special is valid from 16 Jan 2019 to 17 Jul 2019 or until sold out/withdrawn.

Cruise Itinerary

DateActivityArriveDepart
17 Aug 2019
Reykjavik, Iceland
18 Aug 2019
Westman Islands (Vestmannaeyjar), Iceland
19 Aug 2019
Akranes, Iceland
20 Aug 2019
Patreksfjordur, Iceland
21 Aug 2019
Patreksfjordur, Iceland
22 Aug 2019
Grundarfjordur, Iceland
23 Aug 2019
Reykjavik, Iceland
24 Aug 2019
Reykjavik, Iceland

All itineraries and ports of call at the discretion of the cruise line subject to local weather conditions and may change without notice.

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Category Twin Per Person     Single Per Person
Oceanview
   

7 Night Cruise sailing from Reykjavik roundtrip aboard Panorama.

Discover the dramatic peaks and valleys of Iceland, a place alive with geothermal activity and history, on this cruise.

Iceland is a land of physical extremes, from towering rocky cliffs and glacier-tipped volcanoes to sweeping tundras and Viking haunts. On this cruise you will see it all, from the popular Westman Islands to the remote and relatively untouched Westfjords. Wonder at thundering waterfalls of Reykholt, climb the dizzyingly steep Latrabjarg cliffs and encounter history both ancient and contemporary.

Day 1 Why not spend the morning getting acquainted with Iceland’s capital before boarding the Panorama in the late afternoon. Savour the view of modern skyscrapers against immense mountains as you set sail before enjoying a welcome dinner. Perhaps enjoy a post meal Brennivin (a local savoury schnapps) before bed, and get some rest during the overnight trip to your first destination.

Day 2 Westman Islands
Say good-morning to rocky cliffs and alight for a bus tour of these rugged islands. Visit the Eldheimar Museum, which offers insight into the devastating volcano eruption of 1973, which left huge swaths of town buried beneath layers of lava and ash. Later, watch the locals scale treacherous cliff faces while rope swinging, a traditional method of gathering bird eggs reinvented as an exhilarating sport. If you’d like, grab a “pylsa” (Icelandic hot dog) and eat while you explore before heading back to the ship for an overnight journey.

Day 3 Akranes
From port it’s a short journey to Reykholt, a town alive with geothermal activity and once home to eminent medieval scholar and politician Snorri Sturluson. Learn about this towering Icelandic figure and more at the Reykholt Museum. Then, visit the thundering waterfalls Hraunfossar and Barnafoss, and see why Sturluson imagined Iceland’s cascades to be the watering holes of the gods “where joyful Odin drinketh every day.” Make sure to pack a towel and bathers so you can take a dip in the Krauma thermal pools. Return to Akranes and spend the evening at sea.

Day 4 Patreksfjordur
Travel from the small fishing town to Raudasandur Beach, where the lurid sand stretches are far as the eye can see. Explore the Latrabjarg cliffs, and perhaps spot the bold and wonderfully tame puffins that live there. Return to port and feel free to grab a kayak from the ship and explore the bay. Perhaps grab a dinner of fresh fish in Patreksfjordur with the locals, or enjoy a late night drink on deck, as the ship will be docked here overnight.

Day 5 Patreksfjordur
Take a trip to nearby Pingeyri, a small town rich in Viking history that lays nestled beneath the tallest of the Westfjord Alps. Here you will find a festival site constructed in the Old Icelandic style, a traditional hearth surrounded by seating made from stones and grass, where you can imagine yourself as a celebratory Viking, before returning to the ship for an overnight journey.

Day 6 Grundafjordur
Arrive early in Grundafjordur and spend the day wandering glacier topped volcanoes in the awe-inspiring Snaefellsnes Peninsula, where you will surely work up your appetite for an afternoon cooking demonstration aboard the Panorama. Learn how to make staple dishes that have remained relatively unchanged for centuries. Maybe spend the evening reading one of the Icelandic sagas while the ship returns to the capital.

Day 7 Reykjavik
Revisit Reykjavik during a tour from your now-familiar on-board leaders. The city is full of architecture that is almost as striking as the nearby mountains, and you may wish to explore buildings like the towering Hallgrimskirkja, a stark modern cathedral. Enjoy a farewell dinner on deck, and toast your new friends before spending your final evening on board.

Day 8 Reykjavik
Your trip has come to an end. Say farewell to the crew and staff of the Panorama. If you have time, try one of the local eateries before returning home or continuing on your journey.

The Panorama offers the highest standard of accommodation, comfort and safety. Launched in 1993, the boat was rebuilt in 2001 and then renovated in 2014.

The three-masted state-of-the-art Motor Sailer has performed several Atlantic Ocean crossings, including sailing from the Seychelles to Monte Carlo and the Black Sea to Tunis.

Ship Profile & Stats

  • Length: 54 metres
  • Maiden Voyage: 1993
  • Refurbished: 2014
  • Passenger Capacity (dbl): 49

Ship Amenities

  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • In Room Safe
  • Mini-Fridge
  • Telephone
  • Television

Ship Facilities

  • Dining Area
  • Sun Deck
  • Lounge with Library
  • Indoor/Outdoor Bar & Lounge

Our name stems from the word ‘Peregrinate’, meaning to migrate, walk or take a pilgrimage – very fitting for our beginnings as a trekking company. Since our inception, we’ve broadened our horizons and now offer small group journeys in over 80 countries across all seven continents, which can be enjoyed by anyone with an enquiring mind who enjoys getting off the beaten track (without forgoing some of the comforts of home).

Introducing a new a style of travel – a premium cruise without the premium crowds. Think less on-board casinos and more island hopping along the Dalmatian Coast, Cyclades port stops for grilled octopus and fresh olives, or dropping anchor for a swim in some secluded Cuban archipelago. This is Peregrine’s small ship adventure cruising. Welcome aboard.

Conventional big ship cruising is all about life on the boat. What to eat, what to do, which show to catch. Adventure cruising is more about the destination: stopping at little islands the big ships can’t reach, exploring local markets and trying fresh produce, learning a place’s history and culture from local guides who know it best.

These journeys are designed to be low impact. That means there’s fewer passengers on-board, less stress on local communities, and each trip is carbon offset through a range of renewable energy projects. And while the big boats moor out at sea and ferry passengers to land by tender, we can sail straight into port. You can hop on or hop off as you like. It’s convenience and comfort, all in one.

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* Unless otherwise noted all pricing is on a per person twin share basis. All prices based on cash payment - credit card fees may apply. Cruise deposit, amendment and cancellation conditions apply. Special conditions may apply - please ask for full details at time of enquiry. All passports, vaccinations and visas are the responsibility of the travelling guest to secure prior to departure from Australia. Any pricing not in Australian Dollars will be converted on the day of payment into the relevant currency based on our daily rate of exchange. Please note that many of the prices shown on this website are not shown in real time. Whilst we endeavour to keep our pricing as up-to-date as possible, the advertised prices shown here may differ slightly from the live prices in our booking system. All pricing and offers are subject to availability at time of booking. Whilst all information is correct at the time of publication, offers are subject to change. We reserve the right to correct errors without penalty. Please submit any data errors/omissions you may notice on this site.

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