This voyage follows the route of the great Viking explorers from Norway to unforgettable Scotland, on to the ruggedly beautiful Faroe Islands, and finally to mystical Iceland. Explore raw wilderness, encounter rare wildlife, and visit fascinating historic settlements on this exciting journey.
11 days


The history of the Vikings is fascinating. These great sailors were fierce warriors, dreamers and explorers, settling along the rugged shores of Iceland and Scotland, among other places. Their heritage is very much in evidence today, reflected clearly in the language and sagas of Iceland. Join us for an unforgettable journey through exciting Viking history. 

The Fared and Fabled Norsemen

Although the Vikings are often thought of as barbaric raiders, they were also accomplished explorers and settlers. According to Viking tradition, only the eldest son in the family was entitled to inherit his father’s land, so any younger brothers had to find their own land to farm. On the west coast of Norway, where the Vikings originally lived, the population was becoming too dense, so expeditions were sent out with the aim of colonizing new land. Even though colonization may have been the main aim, the Vikings still raided and pillaged settlements along the coasts of the British Isles for centuries.

The Viking Heritage

The Vikings colonized a lot of land and their heritage is still evident today. We have handpicked some of the most interesting sites to visit as we journey through the history of the Vikings. We will follow the Vikings’ route, from Bergen in Norway to the beautiful Shetland and Orkney Islands, both of which are rich in Viking history. We then sail on to Tórshavn, Eiði and Mykines in the Faroe Islands, before continuing further north to the “Kingdom of the Vikings" – Iceland!

Our Expedition Team will share their knowledge with you as we enjoy social gatherings with fellow travelers on deck or in the observation lounge. 




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Note

This is an expedition where the elements rule, and the weather, wind and ice conditions will determine our schedule. Safety is paramount and the captain will decide the final sailing itinerary during the voyage. Hence, this itinerary is just an indication of what you can experience and why every expedition with Hurtigruten is unique.