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Smyril Line - North Atlantic Cruise

North Atlantic Cruise

On our unique North Atlantic Cruise you will have a one week round trip exploring the North Atlantic ocean, Iceland and the Faroe Islands. The North Atlantic Cruise period is from 01.04 to 03.06 & 26.08 to 21.10.2017.

Popular weeklong North Atlantic cruise bound for Iceland and the Faroe Islands.

Try seeing the North Atlantic with the eyes of the Vikings. Imagine that you are seeing the Faroe Islands for the very first time – from a wooden ship with no comforts or conveniences whatsoever. Then open your eyes and take a look at the Norröna. Make the most of your options for activities and relaxation: for example, watch the sun set into the sea from your seat on the deck or have a quiet drink in the bar – so you will be ready for the interesting excursions that are arranged from Seyðisfjörður and Tórshavn.

 

This one week North Atlantic Cruise includes a 35 hours stop-over in East Iceland and two stops for 9 and 6 hours in the Faroe Islands, one stop on the way to Iceland and one on the return. You may bring your car along at an additional cost of € 199 and get the most out of your stops, or join the excursions in the Faroe Islands and Iceland. You have the opportunity to go on two excursions in Iceland and one in the Faroe Islands on the way to Iceland and one on the return to journey. 

 

If you decide to disembark with your car in the Faroe Islands on the outbound and/or return journey it is important that you inform the check-in staff in Hirtshals and in Seyðisfjørður about this. You will then get an FO sign from the check-in staff to place on the windscreen of the car.

 

You have three North Atlantic Cruise options to choose from: Deluxe, Premium and Standard. Please see below what is included.

 

For booking please send an email to booking@smyrilline.com.

Please see further information about the North Atlantic Cruise programme, excursions etc. below.

 

 

Product Comparison

Below you see what is included in each product:

Standard Premium Deluxe
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Cabin for 2 persons
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7 x breakfast buffet
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1 x North Atlantic Cruise Buffet
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1 x North Atlantic Cruise punch in Sky Bar Wednesday
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1 x coctail Saturday evening
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1 x change of bed linen and 3 x change of towels
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2 excursions in Iceland
 
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2 excursions in the Faroe Islands
 
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3 x lunch (Sunday/Thursday/Friday)
 
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6 x dinner in Norröna Buffet 1 x North Atlantic Cruise Buffet
 
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1 x 3-course menu in Simmer Sim
 
 
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Bridge visit Friday
 
 
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1 x one hour in the hot tub
 
 
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*5 x dinner in Norrøna Buffet Restaurant

 

    Norröna departs from Hirtshals, Denmark, every Saturday at 15:00 in the period 1st of April until 3rd of June, and again from 26th of August until 21st of October. The duration of the North Atlantic Cruise is one week, meaning that you arrive back in Hirtshals the following Saturday at 10:00.

     

    Saturday: Departure from Hirtshals, Denmark
    Sunday: At sea
    Monday:  9 hours stop in Tórshavn, the Faroe Islands
    Tues-/Wednesday: 35 hours stop in Seyðisfjørður, Iceland
    Thursday: 6 hours stop in Tórshavn, the Faroe Islands
    Friday:  At sea
    Saturday: Arrival in Hirtshals, Denmark

     

    Important: Please inform the check in staff in Hirtshals and in Seyðisfjörður if you plan to disembark with the vehicle in the Faroe Islands. Embarkation in the Faroe Islands is possible when check in opens. It is not allowed to have the vehicle on board while in Seyðisfjörður, but it is possible to park the vehicle free of charge at the harbour in Seyðisfjörður. Embarkation in Seyðisfjörður is possible when check in opens. The Tax Free Shop and other facilities are closed while in Seyðisfjörður.

    Friday evening, when the North Atlantic Cruise is nearing its end, we celebrate our adventures with a North Atlantic Cruise Buffet offering original dishes from the Viking Age (800-1150). The Vikings were more than fearsome warriors, they were also culinary explorers, who discovered and disseminated new raw materials, food preparation techniques and storage methods.

     

    After an exhaustive search for authentic recipes and ingredients, such as fish, meat, poultry and spices from Viking times, we have put an enticing buffet together with a plethora of original dishes from the Viking Age.


    Executive Chef
    MS Norröna 

     


     

    During the North Atlantic Cruise we make three stops. Monday we stop in Tórshavn for approx. 9 hours, Tuesday to Wednesday in Seyðisfjörður for approx. 35 hours, and Thursday approx. 6 hours in Tórshavn on the way back to Denmark. This gives you the opportunity to enhance your North Atlantic Cruise with exciting excursions on the Faroe Islands and Iceland. These excursions can be pre-ordered or you can book the excursions in the reception on board. 

     

    There is limited space for these excursions, so we recommend that you pre-book the excursions.

     

    Book all 4 excursions in Iceland and in the Faroe Islands and SAVE 5%. All 4 excursions are included the Deluxe and Premium packages.

      


      

     

    • Bus tour to historical Kirkjubøður
      Destination
      Faroe Islands
      Duration
      Approx. 4 hours. Begins at 08:00 and back at 12:00.
      Included
      Bustrip with guide, a walk in the old part of Tórshavn, a guided tour at Kirkjubø and hot drinks and pastries in the atmospheric Roykstovan.
      Available in season
      Spring/autumn
      Available in the period
      03.04 - 05.06 & 28.08 - 23.10.2017
      Price per person
      € 54
      Where to book:
      Can be booked together with your trip or in the reception on board.

      On this unique excursion we will drive through Tórshavn, quite possibly the world’s smallest capital, and then up across beautiful mountains, past the village Velbastaður clinging to the steep slopes.

       

      The bus trip will be both scenic and informative. We will visit the enigmatic Magnus Cathedral, built around the year 1300 by Bishop Erlendur, the St. Olaf’s Church and the Kirkjuböargarður estate farmhouse (Roykstovan), a stave house dating back to the turn of the first millennium, said to be the world’s oldest inhabited wooden house. To round off the visit, there will be hot drinks and pastries in the atmospheric Roykstovan.

       

      Included in this bus tour is also a guided walk in the old part of Tórshavn.

    • Unique daytrip to Lake Mývatn
      Destination
      Iceland
      Duration
      Approx. 10 hours. Begins upon arrival and back at around 19:00-20:00.
      Included
      Bustrip with guide and a light meal at Jarðbóðin.
      Available in season
      Spring/autumn
      Available in the period
      04.04 - 06.06 & 29.08 - 24.10.2017
      Price per person
      € 121
      Where to book:
      Can be booked together with your trip or in the reception on board.

      We will make our first stop by Námaskarð to experience its awe-inspiring geothermal activity – pits of bubbling mud and a dark lunar landscape.

       

      As we make our way around the lake, we will first pass through the city Reykjahlíð on its north bank, then, on the south bank near Skútustaðir, we will have the chance to take in craters created by old volcanic eruptions. There will also be an opportunity to explore the landscape on foot when we make a stop amongst the looming lava formations known as Dimmuborgir, meaning dark castles. Before heading back, we will make a final stop at Jarðböðin, the lake Mývatn Nature Baths, where a light meal will be served. Entry to the baths is an optional extra.

    • Bus trip to Lake Lögurinn
      Destination
      Iceland
      Duration
      Approx. 6 hours. Begins at 10:00 (ship time) and back at around 16:00.
      Included
      Bustrip with guide, lunch buffet and a guided visit to a museum and heritage site.
      Available in season
      Spring/autumn
      Available in the period
      05.04 - 07.06 & 30.08 - 25.10.2017
      Price per person
      € 81
      Where to book:
      Can be booked together with your trip or in the reception on board.

      From there, the route continues along the southeast bank of Lake Lögurinn to our first stop, the Hallormsstaður arboretum, which tells the story of Iceland’s reforestation. Fittingly, we then head through the beautiful Hallormsstaðarskógur, Iceland’s largest forested area, and follow along the lake past the tumbling 120-metre-high waterfall Hengifoss. 
       
      Our next stop is Skriðuklaustur – Cultural Centre East Iceland – a near millennium-old manor, turned cloister and finally cultural institute, Gunnarstofnun, dedicated to Gunnar Gunnarsson, one of Iceland’s most renowned 20th century authors. During our stay there, a lunch buffet will be served in the charming manor café, Klausturkaffi. This location also boasts a second attraction. Right next to the cultural institute lies Snæfellsstofa, the new Visitors’ Centre built for the Vatnajökull National Park, which is Europe’s largest. 
       
      Finally, on our way back, we will have about half an hour stopover for relaxing or strolling in Egilsstaðir before we head to Seyðisfjörður.
       
       
       
       
       

    • Bus trip to romantic Gjógv
      Destination
      Faroe Islands
      Duration
      Approx. 4 hours. Begins upon arrival and back at around 19:00.
      Included
      Bustrip with guide and hot drinks and pastries at Guesthouse Gjáargarður.
      Available in season
      Spring/autumn
      Available in the period
      06.04 - 08.06 & 31.08 - 26.10.2017
      Price per person
      € 54
      Where to book:
      Can be booked together with your trip or in the reception on board.

      On our way East we will cross the bridge connecting the islands Streymoy and Eysturoy, pass the imposing summits of Slættaratindur (882 metres) and Gráfelli (857 metres), the tallest mountains in the archipelago, located between the villages of Eiði and Gjógv.   
       
      Gjógv is best known for its picturesque scenery dotted with multi-coloured old house built around its vital natural harbour, which lies protected in the gorge that has given the village its name, gjógv means gorge in Faroese. It is a fitting name; the harbour carved by the sea was the village’s lifeline before the arrival of modern roads. 
       
      This is a very small village – approx. 30 people live in Gjógv nowadays, but it attracts many visitors, both foreigners and locals, who are seduced by its romantic tranquillity. Gjógv is the perfect spot for a leisurly stroll, and we will explore the little village before heading to its charming guesthouse, Gjáargarður, for hot drinks and home-baked pastries.
       

    Parking

    If you come by car to Hirtshals, and you do not want to take the car with you on board MS Norröna, it is possible to park at the Montra Skaga Hotel.It takes approx. 15 min. to walk from the hotel to the ferry terminal.

     

    Please contact the hotel for reservation of parking space. You have to pay directly to the hotel. The price is DKK 200 per week (subject to change).

     


    Hotel contact information:

     

    Montra Skaga Hotel
    Willemoesvej 1
    DK-9850 Hirtshals
    Tel.: +45 98 94 55 00
    E-mail: skaga@skagahotel.dk