Part of the
Hurtigruten Group

Wild Islands of the North Atlantic

From Reykjavík to Edinburgh


Departure date
14 days

Cruise Overview

14-day expedition cruise from Reykjavík to Edinburgh discovering Iceland, the Faroe Islands and the Shetland Islands.

Embark on the ultimate adventure in the North Atlantic as we explore Iceland, the Faroe Islands and the Shetland Islands en route to Edinburgh.

Discover Viking heritage and distinct cultures as we half-circumnavigate Iceland and island-hop our way south aboard expedition ship MS Maud.

Visit bustling cities and tiny villages, marvel at wild scenery, and spot the seabirds and marine life that thrive in this diverse part of the world.

14-day expedition cruise from Reykjavík to Edinburgh discovering Iceland, the Faroe Islands and the Shetland Islands.

Ancient sites and modern life 

Sailing from the Icelandic capital to Edinburgh in Scotland, you discover the incredible natural wonders of the ‘Land of Ice and Fire’ before exploring the remote and wild islands of the North Atlantic. Experience enchanting capital cities, Iron Age sites, thriving island towns, and tiny villages where the Viking influence can still be felt.

Wildlife and expansive skies 

Seabirds and marine life thrive under the huge skies of the North Atlantic. Whether you’re on our small boats (RIBs), on MS Maud’s decks or on foot, look out for towering cliffs where seabirds nest in summer, catching sight of seals lounging on the shore or whales and dolphins splashing in the seas.

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(2-15 years)

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

Depart from Reykjavik

Day 1

Heimaey’s explosive past

Day 2

Snæfellsnes Peninsula

Day 3

Beautiful Patreksfjörður

Day 4

The Northwestern Region

Day 5

Akureyri and Goðafoss

Day 6

Windswept Grímsey

Day 7

Seyðisfjörður’s Rainbow

Day 8

Remote Runavik

Day 9

10th-century Tórshavn

Day 10

The capital of the Shetland Islands

Day 11

Far-flung Fair Isle

Day 12

A relaxing day at sea

Day 13

Scotland’s crown jewel

Day 14

What's included

expedition cruise

  • Stay in a cabin of your choice
  • Breakfast, lunch, and dinner, including beverages* in the Aune and Fredheim restaurants
  • À la carte Restaurant Lindstrøm included for suite guests
  • Complimentary tea and coffee
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi on board†
  • Complimentary reusable water bottle
  • English-speaking Expedition Team who organize and guide activities, both on board and ashore
  • Range of included activities

onboard activities

  • In-depth lectures and discussions hosted by experts on the Expedition Team
  • Full use of our Science Center, extensive library, and advanced biological and geological equipment
  • The Citizen Science program allows guests to contribute to ongoing scientific research projects
  • Our onboard professional photographer will give photography tips and teach techniques for capturing landscape and wildlife photos
  • Use of the ship’s hot tubs, panoramic sauna, and indoor gym
  • Join informal gatherings with the crew for daily briefings

landing activities

  • Escorted landings with small boats (RIBs)
  • Loan of boots, trekking poles, and all equipment needed for the activities
  • Complimentary wind- and water-resistant expedition jacket
  • Expedition photographers will be on hand to assist you


  • All planned activities are subject to weather conditions
  • Excursions and activities are subject to change
  • Please ensure you meet all entry and boarding requirements
  • No gratuities are expected

What's not included

  • International flights

  • Travel protection

  • Baggage handling

  • Optional shore excursions with our local partners

  • Optional small-group activities with our Expedition Team

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

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