Icelandic Intrigue

from R103,785 pps

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  • Copenhagen, Denmark to Copenhagen, Denmark
  • 25 June - 9 July 2023

Cruise on board Seabourn Ovation from Copenhagen, Denmark to Copenhagen, Denmark for 14 nights.

From futuristic skyscrapers to lush natural splendours, treat your senses to a unique blend of soaring modernity and serene beauty. Discover a wealth of history and culture, from majestic fjords and volcanic islands to cosmopolitan world capitals as you circumnavigate Iceland aboard Seabourn Ovation.

Cruise Itinerary

Copenhagen, Denmark 25-06-2023
Gothenburg 26-06-2023
Djupivogur, Iceland 29-06-2023
Vopnafjordur, Iceland 30-06-2023
Akureyri, Iceland 01-07-2023
Isafjordur, Iceland 02-07-2023
Akranes, Iceland 03-07-2023
Heimaey, Westman Islands 04-07-2023
Kristiansund 07-07-2023
Skagen, Denmark 08-07-2023
Copenhagen, Denmark 09-07-2023
Copenhagen, Denmark

Copenhagen, Denmark Embark: 25 June 2023

Copenhagen was founded during the 12th century. So much is new and striking, so much richly traditional - from the ramparts of Hamlet's Elsinore to the very latest examples of Scandinavian design. Copenhagen literally takes your breath away. Be wowed by the Amalienborg Palace, Christiana's hippy commune and the delightfully relaxing Tivoli Gardens.
Gothenburg

Gothenburg In Port: 26 June 2023

Sweden's second city is a pleasant whirl of parks and canals, and proud maritime traditions. The grand Maritime Museum celebrates this, and even its modern opera house resembles a classic ocean liner.
Djupivogur, Iceland

Djupivogur, Iceland In Port: 29 June 2023

Djúpivogur is a very small, quaint town of some 456 people, located in East Iceland in Berufjörður fjord. Towering, pyramid-shaped Mount Búlandstindur dominates the landscape, rising to 3,510’ (1,069 m). It is a place of unspoiled nature, with quiet lagoons and a tranquil harbour populated by colourful fishing boats. The area is well-known for the diversity of birdlife, especially in nearby Búlandsnes Bird Sanctuary where most of Iceland’s bird species can be observed.
Vopnafjordur, Iceland

Vopnafjordur, Iceland In Port: 30 June 2023

The bay of Vopnafjörður was first settled by Vikings in the late 9th century. Little is known about the history of Vopnafjörður after Iceland lost its independence to Norway in 1264. This is an area of truly rugged, natural beauty. Devoid of trees and carpeted in thick mosses, the landscape surrounding Vopnafjörður is typical of the extreme east coast of Iceland. Gljúfursárfoss, a graceful, cascading waterfall plunges into a very dramatic gorge. It is one of the best known waterfalls in this part of the country. A highlight of Icelandic culture and lifestyle is the Bustarfell Folk Museum. Bustarfell is a quaint group of six houses, many centuries old, constructed in the traditional Icelandic farm style. The brown wooden houses, gabled in red with grass-grown roofs, is one of the oldest and best preserved farms of its kind in Iceland.
Akureyri, Iceland

Akureyri, Iceland In Port: 1 July 2023

Established in the mid-17th century, Akureyri is home to Iceland's largest fishing company and its biggest shipyard. Viking sagas, spectacular fjords, snow-capped mountains... Iceland's Capital of the North is also surprisingly mild and the so-called Green Town is made for those long summer days.
Isafjordur, Iceland

Isafjordur, Iceland In Port: 2 July 2023

The Westfjords in northwest Iceland is a remote and sparsely populated peninsula of steep, tall mountains cut by dozens of fjords. The raw and untamed natural landscape around Ísafjörður is characterized by a subarctic environment. A colourful show of blooming tundra wildflowers carpets the mountain slopes and valleys during the short, cool summer. Keep your binoculars handy. Iceland's western fjords are prime whale watching waters and, if your luck's in, you may just spot a tell-tale spout of water.
Akranes, Iceland

Akranes, Iceland In Port: 3 July 2023

Picturesque Akranes sits at the base of Akrafjall mountain on the tip of a small peninsula separating the Hvalfjörður and Borgarfjörður fjords. On a clear day you can see across to Reykjavik, just 40km or so away. This area of western Iceland was settled during the 9th century, although the town didn’t take shape until the mid-1800s, born from the fishing industry that still dominates the local economy. Today around 7,000 people live in Akranes — a major metropolis by Iceland standards — and the surrounding coastline is rich with birdlife. The Akranes Folk Museum offers insight into the town’s heritage with exhibits. Visitors can soak in the Guðlaug thermal pool or comb popular Langisandur Beach; the Breiðin lighthouse offers breath-taking views. Akranes has a proud football (soccer) tradition, and its team, Íþróttabandalag Akraness, is recognized as one of the country’s best.
Heimaey, Westman Islands

Heimaey, Westman Islands In Port: 4 July 2023

Heimaey Island is the largest in the Westman Islands located 6,5km off the south-west coast of Iceland. One of the most visually impressive islands in Iceland, it is ringed by tall, vertical sea cliffs many hundreds of feet high. Heimaey is also the home to over eight million Atlantic puffins, more nesting puffins than anywhere else on earth. A local story tells that puffin chicks, taking their first flights at night, often become stranded in the village streets, where the local children rescue them and set them free the next day. In 1973 the island received the nickname, ‘Pompeii of the North’ when a volcanic eruption and lava flow destroyed half the town. This caused a crisis when the town’s only harbour was nearly blocked by advancing lava. Nowadays it is a lively place with a vibrant culture and over four thousand residents.
Kristiansund

Kristiansund In Port: 7 July 2023

After the past few days spent exploring tranquil and isolated coastal settings, get ready for a change of tempo today. Dock at Kristiansund which is one of the most densely populated cities in Norway. Its urban area is spread across four islands with bustling waterfronts, scenic marinas and distinctive architecture, decorated in shades of red, yellow and green. It’s a city that has made its living from the sea: fishing, shipping and oil and gas. Kristiansund is also known as Norway’s ‘Dried Cod Capital’ because of its historic export of salted fish or bacalao, known locally as klippfisk.
Skagen, Denmark

Skagen, Denmark In Port: 8 July 2023

Filled with red and yellow clapboard houses, Skagen occupies a large spit of sand at the most northerly reaches of Denmark. Many flock to Grenen, the scenic end point of the dunes where two beaches meet. The light in the area has long attracted artists, and the results of the area's inspiration can be seen in the Skagen Museum, and in local shops filled with pottery and glassware.
Copenhagen, Denmark

Copenhagen, Denmark Disembark: 9 July 2023

Copenhagen was founded during the 12th century. So much is new and striking, so much richly traditional - from the ramparts of Hamlet's Elsinore to the very latest examples of Scandinavian design. Copenhagen literally takes your breath away. Be wowed by the Amalienborg Palace, Christiana's hippy commune and the delightfully relaxing Tivoli Gardens.
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Seabourn Ovation

Introducing Seabourn Ovation, the sister-ship to the already prestigious Seabourn Encore. Seabourn Ovation represents another welcome stage in the evolution of small-ship cruising, which Seabourn pioneered and has consistently expanded and enriched. Both ships will deliver a wealth of new concepts, a fresh vision and a host of illuminating ideas to delight the world’s most discerning travelers.

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