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Emma Durkin
Emma Durkin
This remarkable archipelago boasts the highest sea cliffs in the world and for me venturing out in to the North Atlantic Ocean to discover a coastline teeming with birdlife and a significant breeding area for the Atlantic puffin was unforgettable. Board the Nordlysid schooner from the capital and explore caves, gaze at waterfalls pouring over the cliff edge and enjoy mouth-watering fish soup prepared by the famous Faroese skipper, Birgir Enni.

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Solar Eclipse 2015 Cruise
 

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Tour Highlights
  • Witness the 2015 solar eclipse
  • Experience over two minutes of totality
  • View the eclipse at the ideal location
  • Explore the Faroe Islands
  • Tour the quirky capital Torshavn
  • Eat freshly caught fish from the ocean
  • Discover historic architecture
  • Enjoy stunning scenery

Faroe Islands Solar Eclipse Cruise 2015

8 day tour, from £879 per person
Price Includes:
  • Accommodation
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Experience the most spectacular astronomical and natural phenomena of the total solar eclipse on March 20th 2015 in the Faroe Islands, one of the only locations in the world suitable for land based viewing. Set sail from Newcastle to this unexplored cluster of islands, tucked away inbetween Iceland, Norway and the Shetland Islands, in the heart of the North Atlantic Ocean. Local experts have selected the perfect viewing site to experience 2 minutes and 9 seconds of totality on March 20th.

Price based on 4 bedded cabin, for cabin options see Price Notes. If you would like to bring your own car to the Faroe Islands, please contact one of our Travel Specialists for more details.

 

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Itinerary
Day 1
DEPART NEWCASTLE
Board the M/S Princess Seaways in Newcastle and depart at 15:00. Overnight on board.
Day 2
AT SEA
Cruise to the Faroe Islands. Overnight on board.
Day 3
ARRIVE KOLLAFJODUR
Arrive in Kollafjordur. A shuttle bus from here to Torshavn will be running so head to one of the world's smallest capitals and explore the area. Spend some time in and around the charming city and discover a variety of restaurants, cafés and handicraft shops. Take a stroll along the harbourside, visit the Nordic House - the most important cultural institution in the Faroes, and explore the old town with its many turf-roofed houses. Overnight on board. (D)
Day 4
DAY AT LEISURE
Eysturoy is a fantastic island to travel around as there are several good hiking routes and many small towns and villages to discover. Those with a car can drive to Eidi and spot the Giant and the Witch rock formation in the sea and climb Slaettaratindur (882m) – the highest mountain in the Faroes to experience breathtaking views. Alternatively join an organised excursion. Overnight on board. (B,D)
Day 5
DAY AT LEISURE
Perhaps explore the northern islands which are scattered with small villages and dominated by dramatic high mountains with steep falls to the sea. Visit Vidareidi, the northernmost village on the Faroe Islands, and return to Torshavn in the evening. Other organised excursions will be offered. Overnight on board. (B,D)
Day 6
SOLAR ECLIPSE
After breakfast, journey by coach to the location, selected by local experts to view the total solar eclipse. The eclipse will cover the Faroe Islands in darkness at 9:41am. Join in with local celebrations taking place on the Faroe Islands. Overnight on board. (B,D)
Day 7
DEPART KOLLAFJODUR
Depart the Faroe Islands and sail back to the UK. Overnight on board. (B)
Day 8
ARRIVE IN NEWCASTLE
Arrive back in Newcastle.
Price Includes
  • Ferry transfer from Newcastle to the Faroe Islands return
  • Port taxes
  • Accommodation aboard the MS Princess Seaways
  • Transfer to and from the chosen viewing point on March 20th 
  • Meals as specified whilst in the Faroe Islands only (B= Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner)

 

Price Excludes
  • Travel Insurance
  • Tips and gratuities
Price Notes
Seaways Class Inside
4-bedded cabin (deck 2) £879
3- and 4-bedded cabin (deck 4 and 5) £1020
2-bedded cabin (deck 6, 7 and 8) £1110

Seaways Class Outside
2-bedded cabin (deck 4, 5 and 7) £1250

Commodore Class – outside
2- and 3- bedded cabin (deck 8) £1390

Commomdore Class de Luxe- outside
2-bedded cabin (deck 6 and 9) £1550 SOLD OUT
Itinerary Dates From Price Single Room Supplement
15 Mar 2015
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22 Mar 2015
£899 £395

M/S Princess Seaways

Built in 1986 this impressive ship was renovated in 2006, bringing it fully up-to-date. With room for over 1,300 guests this large cruise ferry offers a great mix of restaurants, shops, a casino, bars - and much more.

The ship has a range of cabins  to suit every taste and budget. Those wanting a little luxury can stay in Commodore Class. These cabins provide lot more than just extra space.

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