STAR COLLECTOR: SUMMER SOLSTICE ON THE NORTH SEA

Itinerary & Ports

Star Collector: Summer Solstice on the North Sea

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SAT JUN 16
TO 6:00 PM Dublin

day 1 Dublin, Ireland


Dublin (Dun Laoghaire), Ireland
Dublin is a city of delights and surprises. Stroll across the Ha’Penny Bridge to Trinity College for a glimpse of the Book of Kells. Step inside the 11th century Dublin Castle. Stop by the Guinness Storehouse or Old Jameson Distillery for a taste of Irish history. And embrace the beauty of Dublin Bay, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve.
SUN JUN 17
8:00 AM TO 4:00 PM Isle of Man

day 2 Isle of Man, United Kingdom


Isle of Man, United Kingdom
From the Manx Grand Prix to the 14th century castle at Peel. From Rushen Abbey to the island’s own breed of cats and sheep. The Isle of Man stands on its own. Here you can enjoy one of our most exciting optional excursions – experience the motorcycle course that draws fans from all over the world on our own specially designed 3-seater Trike. And enjoy beautiful scenery of this UNESCO Biosphere Reserve while you ride.
MON JUN 18
8:00 AM TO 9:00 PM Portrush

day 3 Portrush, Ireland


Portrush, Ireland
Enjoy this beautiful Northern Ireland resort town, graced by sandy beaches and wonderful tide pools. You may also want to visit Belfast from here, with its superb gardens and architecture. Or arrange a side trip to the famous Giant’s Causeway, a UNESCO site. A visit to Mussenden Temple at Downhill Demesne will heighten your appreciation for the builder’s art.
TUE JUN 19
8:00 AM TO 4:00 PM Tobermory

day 4 Tobermory, Scotland


Tobermory, Scotland
On the beautiful approach to Tobermory, you’ll be hard-pressed to decide if the cheery buildings along the harbor or the fishing boats in front have the brighter palette. Call it a draw, and an appetizer to the day ahead in this charming port off the beaten path. Go whale watching or watch the shadows play in the cloister of magnificent Iona Abbey. Good thing your yacht is so appealing or you might be tempted to stay.
 
WED JUN 20
8:00 AM TO 5:00 PM Portree

day 5 Portree, Scotland


Portree, Scotland
Watch for sea eagles as we approach Skye’s picturesque capital. The rare bird with an 8-foot wingspan was re-introduced here in 1975 and several pairs nest at Portree Bay. The pastel buildings along the waterfront and Cuillin Ridges beyond promise a day of Hebrides-style adventure. Visit stately Dunvegan Castle, or shop for naturally dyed yarns in Skye colors.
THU JUN 21
9:00 AM TO 6:00 PM Kirkwall

day 6 Kirkwall, Scotland


Kirkwall, Scotland
Everything about Orkney is olde, from the 5,000-year-old village of Skara Brae (the “Scottish Pompeii”) to the peat-distilled whisky at Highland Park to the UNESCO site of the Ring of Brodgar, dating back to 2700 B.C. Even the local brogue hints at times past, accented by the area’s Viking legacy.
FRI JUN 22
8:00 AM TO 9:00 PM Invergordon

day 7 Invergordon, Scotland


Invergordon, Scotland
Here is your entry to Scotland’s spectacular Highlands. In Inverness, listen for the song of the Highlands in the sparkling gurgle of the River Ness as it winds through the town’s center. Look for a glimpse of the elusive Nessie in Loch Ness. And wait for whispers of Shakespeare’s Macbeth in the fairytale setting of Cawdor Castle.
SUN JUN 24
9:00 AM TO 5:00 PM Edinburgh

day 9 Edinburgh, Scotland


Edinburgh, Scotland
From the Firth of Forth, a UNESCO site, to the Royal Mile, Edinburgh is steeped in history. Edinburgh Castle. The Royal Botanic Gardens. The UNESCO site of Old Town. The wonders of Edinburgh are never ending. From one of Europe’s best-preserved castles to the world’s longest herbaceous border, a riot of color and culture pervades. In this city as old as Scotland itself, you’ll find the perfect blend of historic tradition and natural beauty.
MON JUN 25
1:00 PM TO 11:59 PM Kirkwall

day 10 Kirkwall, Scotland


Kirkwall, Scotland
Everything about Orkney is olde, from the 5,000-year-old village of Skara Brae (the “Scottish Pompeii”) to the peat-distilled whisky at Highland Park to the UNESCO site of the Ring of Brodgar, dating back to 2700 B.C. Even the local brogue hints at times past, accented by the area’s Viking legacy.
TUE JUN 26
12:01 AM TO 7:00 PM Kirkwall

day 11 Kirkwall, Scotland


Kirkwall, Scotland
Everything about Orkney is olde, from the 5,000-year-old village of Skara Brae (the “Scottish Pompeii”) to the peat-distilled whisky at Highland Park to the UNESCO site of the Ring of Brodgar, dating back to 2700 B.C. Even the local brogue hints at times past, accented by the area’s Viking legacy.
THU JUN 28
8:00 AM TO 5:00 PM Bergen

day 13 Bergen, Norway


Bergen, Norway
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.
FRI JUN 29
12:00 PM TO 7:00 PM Geiranger

day 14 Geiranger, Norway


Geiranger, Norway
Visit tiny goat villages to sample homemade cheese. Take a RIB boat out on the spectacular Geirangerfjord, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Buy yourself a mango ice cream cone and absorb all the beauty around you.
SAT JUN 30
8:00 AM TO 7:00 PM Alesund

day 15 Alesund, Norway


Alesund, Norway
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. 
 
SUN JUL 1
8:00 AM TO 7:00 PM Molde

day 16 Molde, Norway


Molde Norway
Known as the City of Roses, Molde is encircled by 222 mountains, each one worthy of oohs and ahhs. Breathtaking excursions await, including the world-famous Trollstigen scenic mountain road with its sheer cliffs, waterfalls, and hairpin turns. Or take the low road—the Atlantic Road—twisting its way across the islands of the North Sea like an asphalt roller coaster.
 
TUE JUL 3
6:00 AM TO 2:00 PM Torshavn

day 18 Torshavn, Denmark


Torshavn, Denmark
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. 
THU JUL 5
8:00 AM TO 11:59 PM Reykjavik

day 20 Reykjavik, Iceland


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, find Pingvellir National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site , or explore the surprisingly vibrant local museum and art scene.
FRI JUL 6
10:00 AM TO 5:00 PM Heimaey Island,

day 21 Heimaey Island, Iceland


Heimaey Island, Iceland
Witness a world still in transition. Circle Surtsey Island, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, which rose from the sea in the 1960s. Next up, Heimaey, where a volcanic eruption created a modern-day Pompeii in 1973. 
SAT JUL 7
6:00 PM TO 11:59 PM Seydisfjordur

day 22 Seydisfjordur, Iceland


Seydisfjordur, Iceland
Seydisfjord is 11 miles of long, narrow, beautiful waterway surrounded by high mountains that ends at the town of Seydisfjordur, known for its old multi-colored wooden buildings and cascading waterfalls even in the town.  This is home of the Skalanes Nature Reserve with its wide variety of wildlife including more than 45 bird species.  The first high-voltage electricity in Iceland was opened here in 1913 and is still in operation today. A popular hiking path starts at the town center, following the east bank of the Fjardara River that flows through the center of town. 
SUN JUL 8
12:01 AM TO 1:00 PM Seydisfjordur

day 23 Seydisfjordur, Iceland


Seydisfjordur, Iceland
Seydisfjord is 11 miles of long, narrow, beautiful waterway surrounded by high mountains that ends at the town of Seydisfjordur, known for its old multi-colored wooden buildings and cascading waterfalls even in the town.  This is home of the Skalanes Nature Reserve with its wide variety of wildlife including more than 45 bird species.  The first high-voltage electricity in Iceland was opened here in 1913 and is still in operation today. A popular hiking path starts at the town center, following the east bank of the Fjardara River that flows through the center of town. 
MON JUL 9
9:00 AM TO 7:00 PM Akureyri

day 24 Akureyri, Iceland


Akureyri, Iceland
Akureyri is an important port and fisheries center especially because of its ice-free harbor so close to the Arctic Circle.  It lies at the end of Iceland’s longest fjord, which is 37 miles long, at sits at the base of snowcapped peaks that offer some of Iceland’s best skiing during the winter.  Must-sees in Akureyri include the Listagil (art canyon) which is home to many arts and crafts galleries and shops, the beautiful church in the center of town, the botanical garden, and Hafnarstraeti, the main shopping street.This is also the perfect place to ride an Icelandic horse or soak in the sky-blue Myvatn Nature Baths.
 
TUE JUL 10
12:00 PM TO 8:30 PM Isafjordur

day 25 Isafjordur, Iceland


Isafjordur, Iceland
Small and easily walkable Isafjordur has one of the largest fisheries in Iceland. But the sever decline of the fishing industry has caused Isafjordur to look elsewhere for work. Despite its small size, this town has a school of music and has become a center for alternative music and they host a yearly festival that provides a platform for local musicians, band from around Iceland and the world to perform.
WED JUL 11
9:00 AM TO 6:00 PM Grundarfjordur

day 26 Grundarfjordur, Iceland


Grundarfjordur, Iceland
Beautiful Grundarfjordur is located between a mountain range and the sea.  The road nearby crosses a lava field that is partially warm so snow does not always stick there. The main attraction of the area is Sn√¶fellsjokull National Park full of regal glaciers, lava fields, waterfalls, caves, calderas, and basalt cliffs. The peninsula there received the EARTHCHECK Sustainable Community Award in 2010, the first area in Iceland to win such an award.
 
THU JUL 12
7:00 AM TO Reykjavik

day 27 Reykjavik, Iceland


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, find Pingvellir National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site , or explore the surprisingly vibrant local museum and art scene.

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