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Hurtigruten Group

The Scottish Isles

Island Hopping in the Hebrides


Departure Dates
3 departures between Apr 2025 and Apr 2025
11 days
Multiple Offers

Cruise Overview

British Isles cruise - The Scottish Isles: Island Hopping in the Hebrides 2025/2026

Discover some of Scotland's most remote, romantic and rugged Hebridean islands on this island-hopping odyssey from Glasgow (Greenock).

Visit picture-perfect villages and historic towns, and marvel at spectacular scenery and breathtaking beaches.

Seek out Atlantic seabirds and marine life as we island hop around Islay, Mull, the Treshnish Isles, Colonsay and the Outer Hebrides.

Romantic and rugged landscapes

Starting in Glasgow (Greenock), your Hebridean adventure takes you to remote and wildlife-rich Scottish islands, discovering fascinating local culture and history, and experiencing activities that bring you close to nature. We'll be landing on beaches, going on guided hikes, sea kayaking and much more as we explore these rugged islands.

Wild nature and deep history

You'll be transfixed by the raw natural beauty of the Treshnish Isles and Iona,while the islands of Vatersay and Mingulay in the Outer Hebrides give new meaning to ‘wild abandon’. Visit castles, historic homes and standing stones and experience Scotland's cultural notes with whisky, tartan and tweed.

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Cabin 1
(2-15 years)

Available Dates

No available cabins


We'll help you plan where to go, when to visit and how long to stay

Embark in Glasgow (Greenock)

Day 1

Beautiful Isle of Arran

Day 2

Islay's whisky and nature

Day 3

Sustainable Isle of Gigha

Day 4

The spirit of Iona

Day 5

Expedition day

Day 6

Stalwart Stornoway

Day 7

Isles of beauty

Day 8

Mull’s Colourful Fishing Port

Day 9

Colonsay birds and blooms

Day 10

Back to Glasgow

Day 11

What's included

Expedition Cruise

  • A stay in a cabin of your choice
  • Daily breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • Wine, beer and spirits available at meals and throughout the day and evening (subject to licensing laws, excludes premium drinks)
  • All day coffee, tea and soft drinks
  • A complimentary water bottle to refill on board and take home
  • A polar expedition jacket, a backpack, or another piece of HX kit
  • Professional photos from your trip taken by our onboard photographer
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi. Please note, streaming is not supported
  • Use of sauna, hot tubs, fitness room, lounges and more
  • Gratuities included. Fantastic service is standard at HX – though if you’d like to leave something extra, it’s always appreciated
  • Range of included activities 

Onboard Activities

  • In-depth lectures and discussions hosted by experts on the Expedition Team
  • Full access to the ship’s Science Centre
  • Citizen Science Programme allows guests to assist with ongoing scientific research 
  • Professional onboard photographer gives tips and tricks for the best landscape and wildlife photos 
  • Informal gatherings with the crew for daily briefings

Landing Activities

  • Escorted landings with small expedition boats
  • Loan of boots, trekking poles and all equipment for activities
  • Expedition photographers on hand to assist you


  • All planned activities are subject to weather conditions
  • Excursions and activities are subject to change
  • Please make sure you meet all entry and boarding requirements
  • Depending on your flight times, an additional overnight might be needed (not included)

What's not included

  • International flights

  • Travel insurance

  • Luggage handling

  • Optional shore excursions with our local partners

  • Optional small-group activities with our Expedition Team

Excursions & Activities

Learn more about what you can experience when going with us

Pre-post programmes

Penguins perched on the ice of Cuverville Island, Antarctica. Credit: Espen Mills / HX Hurtigruten Expeditions

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