Sunday, 31 October 2010

In the Wake of the Vikings

By guest blogger Steve Newman

Scotland and adventure travel may seem like an unexpected pairing. Yet, Zegrahm Expeditions combines Scotland with the unspoiled islands of the Faroes and the volcanic wonders of Iceland for a 14-day expedition from July 13-26, 2011, aboard Clipper Odyssey that is sure to transform your view of Northern Europe from well-trodden to well-off-the-beaten-path.

Travelling in the wake of true expeditionary travellers — the Vikings — be amazed by the dramatic scenery that sets the stage for Zegrahm's expert team of lecturers to bring the region's natural history and culture to life. Voyage highlights include:

  • Tour (and taste!) Scotland's best-known industry: whisky
  • Storm the beach (via Zodiac) at Dunrobin and explore this 13th-century castle and its Versailles-inspired gardens
  • Sail past seabird colonies perched on cliffs along the region's dramatic fjords
  • Take a cliff-side hike and enjoy stunning views while learning about the volcanic geology below your feet
  • Visit picturesque coastal villages still steeped in Viking tradition
  • Embark on a thrilling snowmobile ride across Europe's largest glacier

For further information about Zegrahm Expeditions’ cruises, visit http://www.zeco.com/ or call the adbenture cruise specialists at The Cruise Line on 0800 008 6677.