TO 6:00 PM
Dublin (Dun Laoghaire)
day 1 Dublin (Dun Laoghaire), Ireland
Welcome to a city of rainbows, writers, whiskey, and song. Arrive early and explore them all, or make do with a taste of Guinness in a pub where everyone’s your friend.
9:00 AM TO 7:00 PM
Everything about Orkney is olde, from the 5,000-year-old village of Skara Brae (the “Scottish Pompeii”) to the peat-distilled whiskey at Highland Park. Even the local brogue hints at times past, accented by the area’s Viking legacy.
8:00 AM TO 5:00 PM
Colorful Bryggen, Bergen’s Hanseatic quay and a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is so delightful you may find it difficult to explore further. But do. Watch the Huldras (forest nymphs) dance at Kjosfossen Waterfall, wander the narrow smau between the old buildings climbing the hillside.
9:00 AM TO 10:00 PM
At the entrance to spectacular Geirangerfjord, Alesund has been voted the most beautiful town in Norway, and not only because of its location. The town burned to the ground in 1904 and was rebuilt in Art Nouveau style, with a few added elements from Nordic mythology – a longboat here, an image of Thor there.
10:00 AM TO 8:00 PM
Visit tiny goat villages to sample homemade cheese. Take a RIB boat out on the spectacular Geirangerfjord. Buy yourself a mango ice cream cone and absorb all the beauty around you.
6:00 AM TO 2:00 PM
Dock within walking distance of Old Town and marvel at a place where people mow their roofs and 17th century buildings are considered young. Listen to echoes of Old Norse in the language of shopkeepers and passersby as you shop for warm knit sweaters made from the islands’ distinctive wool.
day 12 Reykjavik, Iceland
The world's most northerly capital enjoys almost 24-hour sunlight in summer, all the better to show off the city’s eclectic architecture and dazzling natural wonders. Soak in the milky Blue Lagoon, visit Guilfoss Waterfall, or explore the surprisingly vibrant local museum and art scene.
*Rates shown are per person, based on double occupancy, reflect all discounts and include non-discountable amounts. Government fees & taxes are additional.