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’ll 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 influence of the Vikings 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 expedition boats, on MS Maud’s decks or on foot, look out for towering cliffs where seabirds nest in summer, seals lounging around the shores, and whales and dolphins splashing in the seas around us.

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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 Reykavik

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 crowning jewel

Day 14

What's included

expedition cruise

  • A stay in a cabin of your choice 
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner including beverages* in restaurants Aune and Fredheim 
  • 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 organise and accompany activities 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 
  • Citizen Science programme where you can assist with ongoing scientific research 
  • Photography tips and techniques for capturing landscape and wildlife from our onboard professional photographer 
  • Use of ship's hot tubs, panoramic sauna, and indoor gym  
  • 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 
  • Complimentary wind- and water-resistant expedition jacket 
  • 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 your entry and boarding requirements  
  • No gratuities expected 

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

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

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