Exploring Greenland, Iceland & the Faroes with Fred. Olsen

Sometimes, finding an interesting itinerary can be tough work. But for those with a sense of adventure and a desire to visit destinations off the beaten path, UK-based Fred.Olsen Cruises has an itinerary that delivers in spades.

Fred. Olsen's beautiful Boudicca, seen here in Venice. Photo courtesy of Fred. Olsen Cruises/Stephen Bath.

Departing July 28, 2011 from Rosyth, Scotland, guests sail for 17 days aboard the line’s venerable Boudicca to Greenland, Iceland and the Faroe Islands.

After departing Rosyth, two days of sailing precede the call in beautiful Torshavn, in the Faroe Islands. After that, it’s across the North Atlantic to Greenland. Accessible only by charter air and ocean travel, many Greenlandic ports remain cut off from the rest of the world, resulting in a culture that is as unique as the rocky landscape of this fascinating country. All-day calls to Qaqortoq, Narsarsuaq and Nanortalik allow guests to spend ample time ashore exploring three of Greenland’s most fascinating ports.

A highlight of the trip is an evening sail through Greenland’s stunning Cape Farewell. Marked by high mountain peaks and dotted with ice floes, Cape Farewell is as picturesque as Alaska and as mysterious as the Northern Arctic itself.

Sailing into Reykjavik, Iceland. Photo courtesy of Aaron Saunders

Departing Greenland, guests will awaken to find themselves immersed in the landscape of Iceland. Located midway between Greenland and the Faroe Islands, Iceland is marked by breathtaking mountain ranges, stunning geysers, volcanic rock-dotted valleys, and fascinating cities. Passengers will have a chance to explore this unique country through calls to the pretty town of Isafjordur and the capital city of Reykjavik.

After that, three relaxing days at sea await guests as Boudicca makes her way back to the port of Rosyth on August 13, 2011.

If that all sounds intriguing, why not familiarize yourself with this fascinating British line by taking a look at our Fred. Olsen line overview and detailed ship reviews right here on The Avid Cruiser.  There’s never been a better time to explore Europe and discover the mysteries of these unique North Atlantic countries.