Scotland/Faroe Islands/Iceland

North Atlantic Adventure: Scotland, the Faroes and Iceland

Experience the rich history of the north Atlantic islands while discovering volcanic plains, vast nature reserves, and the colorful local traditions.
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Program No. 23031RJ
15 days
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At a Glance

Carved from ice at the top of the world, the northern Atlantic islands are wonders of geology, ecology and human history. Navigate Scotland’s craggy coastline, remote and wind-swept islands and Iceland’s stunning ports by rugged expedition ship. Be one of the lucky few to learn about lands that chart their history through Norse sagas and ancient ruins. The ports of call offer special access to the 4,000 year-old archaeological treasures and volcanic plateaus, providing glimpses of prehistoric lifestyles still practiced, remnants of far-flung outposts and some of the best wildlife viewing in all of Europe.
Activity Level
Keep the Pace
Walking up to two miles per day over hilly, rocky, uneven terrain. Climbing stairs between decks on board as well as external gangway stairs to transfer between the ship and Zodiacs. Most embarkations and disembarkations will be via Zodiac, which require stepping up or down about 12 inches. Zodiac landings will generally entail disembarking onto rocky or gravelly beaches, and in windy weather can make for rather splashy rides.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Venture to the ancient village of Skara Brae where the standing stones at Stenness and Brogdar reveal a palpable prehistoric presence.
  • Hike along the Faroe Islands’ most spectacular coastlines and climb waterfalls, towering cliffs, and picturesque sea stacks.
  • Enhance your knowledge with unique access to Adventure Canada’s seasoned onboard staff.

General Notes

The itinerary is subject to change based on weather conditions. The program is limited to 24 participants and the Ocean Endeavour holds 198 passengers.
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Vikings: the North Atlantic Saga
by William F. Fitzhugh, Elisabeth Ward
Scotland: the Story of a Nation
by Magnus Magnusson
The Vikings: Lords of the Seas
by Yves Cohat
How to Hygge: the Nordic Secrets to a Happy Life
by Singe Johansen
The Viking Doscovery of America: the Excavation of a Norse Settlement in L'Anse aux Meadows, Newfoundland
by Helge Instad
Vikings at War
by Kim Hjardar, Vike Vegard
The Prose Edda: Tales from Norse Mythology
by Snorri Sturluson
Robert the Bruce: King of Scots
by Ronald McNair Scott
The Viking Saga
by Peter Schledermann
The King of Vinland's Saga
by Stuart Mirsky
The Wasp Factory
by Iain Banks
Scotland: a New History
by Michael Lynch
Waverly (1814)
by Walter Scott
The Oxford Illustrated History of the Vikings
by Peter Ayer
The Last Stronghold: Scottish Gaelic Traditions in Newfoundland
by Margaret Bennett
A Viking Voyage
by W. Hodding Carter
How the Scots Invented Canada
by Ken McGoogan
St. Kilda: Island on the Edge of the World
by Charles Maclean
The Penguin Historical Atlas of the Vikings
by John Haywood
How the Scots Invented the Modern World
by Arthur Herman
Beyond the Northlands: Viking Voyages and the Old Norse Sagas
by Eleanor Rosamund Barraclough
Viking Clothing
by Thor Ewing
The Sagas of Icelanders
by Jane Smiley Ed.
Before Scotland: The Story of Scotland Before History
by Alistairi Moffat
A History of the Vikings
by Gwyn Jones
Sunset Song
by Lewis Grassic Gibbon
No Gods and Precious Few Heroes (Vol 8: Scotland, 1914-80)
by Christopher Harvie
by Irvine Welsh
The World of the Vikings
by Richard Hall
The Complete Poems and Songs of Robert Burns
by Robert Burns
Independent People
by Halldor Laxness
Celtic Lightning: How the Scots and the Irish Created a Canadian Nation
by Ken McGoogan
Nordic Runes: Understanding, Casting, and Interpreting the Ancient Viking Oracle
by Paul Rhys Mountfort
Mingulay: An Island and Its People
by Ben Buxton
Historical Atlas of the Viking World
by Angus Konstam
The Blue Fox: A Novel
by Sjon
The Lost Salt Gift of Blood
by Alistair Macleod
Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1886)
by Robert Louis Stevenson
The History of Iceland
by Gunnar Karlsson
by Diana Gabaldon
Norse Mythology: a Guide to the Gods, Heroes, Rituals, and Beliefs
by John Lindow
Iceland: Land of the Sagas
by David Roberts, Jon Krakauer
The Nordic Theory of Everything: In Search of a Better Life
by Anu Partanen
Vikings: Life and Legend
by Williams, Pentz, Wemhoff Ed.

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