On board MS BREMEN from Dublin to Reykjavik
Expedition to wild Scotland and Island - Natural adventure in a magical setting
Discover Europe’s unknown side with unforgettable tales to tell. This premiere route on the BREMEN reveals an unbelievably diverse island world between the Irish Sea and Iceland. Mystical expanses, a rich animal kingdom and great natural spectacles: the Zodiacs will be put to water almost daily here.
from Dublin to Reykjavik
|Cruise dates:||from 15.06.2016 to 26.06.2016 (11 days)|
|Your ship:||MS BREMEN|
| Wed, 15.06.2016 |
Scheduled flight Germany – Dublin
| Thu, 16.06.2016 |
Cruise on Loch Fyne
In a dramatic and mystical realm
| Fri, 17.06.2016 |
- Sat, 18.06.2016
Rathlin Island/Northern Ireland
Exhilarating landscape of the Inner Hebrides
| Sun, 19.06.2016 |
- Mon, 20.06.2016
Outer Hebrides (St. Kilda , cruising off Boreray and the Flannan Isles, Lewis)
Mystical outpost: the Outer Hebrides
Even from a distance, the seldom-visited St. Kilda island group promises breathtaking natural spectacles: literally as solid as a rock, the steep, towering “stacks” emerge off the coast. The archipelago is both a UNESCO World Cultural and Natural Heritage Site. Accompanied by your experts, you will ride in the Zodiacs to the main island of Hirta. Walks over green hills take you past typical stone bothies, or “cleits”, and grazing sheep. A rare, horned breed of sheep lives on the uninhabited island of the same name, Boreray, where the BREMEN will cruise as it will off the remote Flannan Isles. The old lighthouse on the main island of Eilean Mor is steeped in mystery. Why did three keepers disappear without trace here in 1900? Mystery also surrounds the origins of the around 4,000-year-old stone circles of Callanish* on the island of Lewis. And what would Scotland be without tweed? On a visit to the Hebridean island of Harris*, you will gain an insight into its production in a traditional factory.
| Tue, 21.06.2016 |
Relaxiton at sea
| Wed, 22.06.2016 |
- Thu, 23.06.2016
Iceland’s east coast , (Seydisfjoerdur, Bakkagerdi, Djupivogur)
Iceland and the volcanic world which lies on the remote east coast of the island will be your next series of exciting natural experiences. Enjoy three unusual destinations which even the well-travelled BREMEN has never visited before. Colourful wooden houses at the feet of high mountain ranges exude an almost Norwegian flair in the small town of Seydisfjoerdur, whilst the remote village of Bakkagerdi reveals Iceland’s mysticism: surrounded by the spectacular mountains of the Borgarfjordur fjord, Icelanders believe this place to be the main region of the elves and the residence of their queen. The “lords of the skies” can be spotted right at the port on the famous bird-inhabited cliffs, which are home to numerous puffins.
| Fri, 24.06.2016 |
Bizarre lava formations, grassy chains of hills and steep cliffs: Heimaey, the largest of the Westman Islands and to the south of Iceland, is an explorer’s paradise. An island tour* takes you to petrified victims of the Eldfell eruption of 1973. Surtsey, a UNESCO World Natural Heritage Site, indicates the creative power of primeval forces: the volcanic island, which emerged only around 50 years ago, may only be accessed by scientists who observe how life is developing here. These hot and cold contrasts at the edge of the Arctic Ocean are a fitting conclusion to your diverse cruise.
| Sat, 25.06.2016 |
Reykjavik/Iceland, arrival 7.00 hrs
| Sun, 26.06.2016 |
Journey to Keflavik
* The shore activities are not included in the cruise price and are in the planning stage. Subject to changes.
A change in itinerary may become necessary on this expedition. The captain will decide on the best possible alternative depending on local conditions.
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Please note that our pre- and post-cruise programmes are conducted in German.
For individual programmes kindly consult your travel agent.
Following programmes we offer in German:
PRE-CRUISE PROGRAMME A: EXPLORING DUBLIN
POST-CRUISE PROGRAMME A: ICELANDIC IMPRESSIONS
POST-CRUISE PROGRAMME B: VOLCANOES, GLACIERS AND GEYSERS – ICELAND’S OUTDOOR EXPERIENCES
A geology specialist in the team of experts
Dr Hans-Joachim Lauenstein was already travelling the world to see exotic landscapes and distant cultures when he was still studying mineralogy and geology. He will enrich your expedition with his geological knowledge, passion for exploration and exciting lectures.