Ultra Luxury Iceland Expedition Cruise from Dublin

from€8900
for 14 nights

Witness the authentic raw beauty of wild and remote Iceland with this Ultra Luxury 14-night cruise from Dublin onboard Silver Wind.

What's Included
  • No flights required!
  • 14 nights on board Ultra Luxury Silver Wind based on two sharing
  • Excursions included at each port
  • Choice of restaurants, diverse cuisine, open-seating dining
  • All-Inclusive: Beverages in-suite and throughout the ship, including champagne, select wines and spirits
  • In-suite dining and 24-hour room service – always complimentary, always available
  • Sophisticated entertainment from live music to production shows
  • Butler service in every suite – all guests
  • Spa and Fitness Centre
  • Unlimited free WiFi
  • Onboard gratuities
  • All onboard entertainment
  • Taxes and unlimited baggage

Witness the authentic raw beauty of the wild and remote British Isles and Iceland, which are so far from big cities that they are best explored by boat. Start with Iceland with its patchwork of glaciers, peaceful blue seas, and soaring mountains. You’ll sail to the far north of Scotland to discover uninhabited islands, see colonies of rare seabirds such as puffins and dine on delicious local cuisine. These lands are rich in culture, history, and tradition.

Enjoy the 24-hour gourmet dining, butler service, superb entertainment and premium beverages that Silversea is known for.

Itinerary Changes:
18th June 2025: Day 8 – Djupavik in the morning, Veidleysufjordur in the afternoon.

2nd July 2025: Day 3 – Iona. Day 12 – Kirkwall, Orkney Islands, Scotland. Day 13. Boreray Island Cruising in the morning, St. Kilda in the afternoon. Day 14 – Derry, Northern Ireland.

Special Offers
Bonus Offer Exclusive to Travel Escapes
Get an extra $150pp Onboard Credit on the 18th June and 17th August departures.
Silver Wind

Silver Wind is a perfect illustration of how complete a small-sized ship can be. With just 296-guests, luxury suites and spacious public areas, Silver Wind is one of the cosiest and most intimate ships afloat today. Warm welcomes and gracious personalized service inspire our guests to call Silver Wind their “home away from home”.

A major upgrade in December 2018 saw Silver Wind looking better than ever. A second refurbishment in November 2021 saw her benefitting from a strengthened ice-class hull and made her one of the most adaptable ships in our fleet. Still timelessly elegant, still luxuriously relaxed, Silver Wind’s improved cruising versatility means she can whizz from Polar Regions to iconic ports with fluid ease. Whether you want to get up close and personal to penguins in Antarctica or laze on the golden sands of the Caribbean, get ready for a wealth of diverse destination experiences aboard Silver Wind.

  • Guests capacity: 298
  • Crew capacity: 222
  • Last refurbishment: 2018
  • Tonnage: 17 400 Tons

The Grill
Soft breezes and ocean views beckon at the Grill, especially as the sun goes down when cruise guests gather for cocktails at the outdoor bar and talk about the day’s events.

La Terrazza
Authentic Italian recipes and the freshest, sustainable ingredients come together in this restaurant at sea.

The Restaurant
Enjoy Continental and regional specialities, as well as sweeping ocean views in our main dining room.

La Dame
La Dame features a menu of seasonally inspired dishes prepared with the freshest locally sourced ingredients.

Silversea
Prices
Dates Price (pps) Price
18 Jun 2025 Vista (Oceanview) €8900 Book Now
18 Jun 2025 Classic Veranda €10900 Book Now
18 Jun 2025 Single Vista €13350 Book Now
02 Jul 2025 Vista (Oceanview) €8900 Book Now
02 Jul 2025 Classic Veranda €10900 Book Now
02 Jul 2025 Single Vista €13350 Book Now
03 Aug 2025 Vista (Oceanview) €8900 Book Now
03 Aug 2025 Classic Veranda €10900 Book Now
03 Aug 2025 Single Vista €13350 Book Now
17 Aug 2025 Vista (Oceanview) €8900 Book Now
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17 Aug 2025 Single Vista €11130 Book Now
31 Aug 2025 Vista (Oceanview) €8900 Book Now
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31 Aug 2025 Single Vista €13350 Book Now
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Booking Remarks
Inclusive of taxes and service charges as indicated
Non-refundable or transferable booking deposit of 15%
Optional Insurance from €31 (conditions apply)
Beverages in-suite and throughout the ship – select wines, premium spirits, speciality coffees and soft drinks, plus your own tailored mini-bar
Gratuities always included in your fare with Silversea
These prices are guidelines only and are subject to change and availability. Pricing will be confirmed at time of booking.
Silversea Terms and Conditions apply
Itinerary
Day 1

Dublin, Ireland

You board the Ultra Luxury Silver Whisper in Dublin Port with the aid of your butler and the wonderful Silversea crew.

Atmospheric cobbled streets, with buskers scraping fiddles and characterful pubs inviting passersby inside, is Dublin in a snapshot. A city of irrepressible energy and lust for life, Ireland’s capital is as welcoming a place as you’ll find. Horse-drawn carriages plod along cobbled centuries-old streets, blending with an easy-going, cosmopolitan outlook. Known for its fun-filled gathering of pubs, any excuse works to enjoy a celebratory toast and chat among good company. Home to perhaps the world’s most famous beer – slurp perfect pourings of thick, dark Guinness – cranked out for the city’s thirsty punters. Learn more of the humble pint’s journey at the Guinness Storehouse. Dublin has come along way since the Vikings established a trading port here, back in the 9th Century. In the time since, the city became the British Empire’s defacto second city, and the Georgian imprint still adds oodles of historic character. Learn of 1916’s Easter Uprising, when the Irish rebelled and established their independence here, as you visit the infamous, haunting Kilmainham Gaol. The uprising’s leaders were tried and executed in these dark confines. Dublin’s St. Patrick’s Cathedral has immense history below its steep spire, which dates back to 1191. There’s rich literary heritage to leaf through too, and the city’s streets were rendered vividly in James Joyce’s classic Ullyses. The Museum of Literature celebrates the full scope of Dublin’s lyrical talents. Trinity College also has a prestigious roll-call of alumni – visit to see the Book of Kells, a beautifully illustrated bible of the medieval era.

Day 2

Lunga, Scotland

The stunning Isle of Lunga is the largest island in the Treshnish archipelago. With volcanic origin the isle was populated until the 19th Century, and remains of black houses can be seen around this magnificent coastal jewel. Abundant plant life and exotic birdlife are now the main inhabitants of the area. Fortunate visitors view the magnificent array of birds, especially the great puffins that breed on the islands plateau. One can sit within just a few feet away without disturbing the avian ambassador’s peace. The 81 hectare island is home to many rare and endangered plants such as, primroses and orchids. Views over the landscape and across the ocean can be seen from the 300 foot high cliffs.

Day 3

St. Kilda, Scotland

Gloriously remote, St. Kilda is an archipelago 50 miles off the Isle of Harris. Although the four islands are uninhabited by humans, thousands of seas birds call these craggy cliffs home, clinging to the sheer faces as if by magic. Not only is St. Kilda home to the UK’s largest colony of Atlantic Puffin (almost 1 million), but also the world largest colony Gannets nests on Boreray island and its sea stacks. The islands also home decedents of the world’s original Soay sheep as well as having a breed of eponymously named mice. The extremely rare St. Kilda wren unsurprisingly hails from St. Kilda, so birders should visit with notebook, binoculars and camera to hand. While endemic animal species is rife on the island, St. Kilda has not been peopled since 1930 after the last inhabitants voted that human life was unsustainable. However, permanent habitation had been possible in the Medieval Ages, and a vast National Trust for Scotland project to restore the dwellings is currently being undertaken. The islands even enjoyed a status as being an ideal holiday destination in the 19th century. Today, the only humans living on the islands are passionate history, science and conservation scholars. One of the caretakers even acts as shopkeeper and postmaster for any visitors who might like to send a postcard home from St. Kilda. It should be noted that St. Kilda is the UKs only (and just one of 39 in the world) dual World Heritage status from UNESCO in recognition of its Natural Heritage and cultural significance.

Day 3 continued

Boreray Island cruising (Scotland)

As an isolated island of the remote St Kilda Group, Boreray island is one of the most far flung and weather impacted islands of the North East Atlantic. Imagine trying to live here during stormy weather. Landing requires jumping or swimming ashore; and yet the island has been lived on or visited from Neolithic times. Collecting seabirds and their eggs, and storing them for winter, may have been even more important than raising sheep. Boreray Sheep are the rarest breed of sheep in Britain. They evolved from short-tailed sheep brought from the Scottish mainland but have been isolated long enough to have evolved into a distinctive small and horned breed. Only found on Boreray Island, they remained as a wild flock when the last people left the St Kilda Islands in 1930. The Souy are a separate and different breed of sheep found on the other St Kilda Islands. Look out for the Boreray Sheep grazing on the slopes of hilly Boreray Island. Seabirds thrive on Boreray and its two attendant rocks stacks, raising new chicks each summer. Northern Gannets glide overhead as they attempt difficult landings at nest sites. Seeing gannets plunge from a great height into the sea is an exciting way to understand the effort required to feed themselves and chicks. Northern Fulmers nest on the volcanic rock cliffs and Atlantic Puffins fly in and out of burrow-strewn slopes. Boreray is part of the St Kilda World Heritage Site, a rare example of a site recognised for both its outstanding natural and cultural values.

Day 4

At Sea

Days at sea are the perfect opportunity to relax, unwind and catch up with what you’ve been meaning to do. So whether that is going to the gym, visiting the spa, whale watching, catching up on your reading or simply topping up your tan, these blue sea days are the perfect balance to busy days spent exploring shore side.

Day 5

Djupivogur, Iceland

Slow the pace and discover the refreshing approach to life that Djupivogur has made its trademark. You can leave your phone behind as you step out into this Icelandic town, which has won awards celebrating its leisurely outlook and stubborn rebellion against the frenetic pace of modern life. After all, who needs emails and notifications when you have some of the most humbling monochrome scenery and gashed fjords, waiting on your doorstep? Sitting on a peninsula to the south-east of Iceland, the glacial approach to life here wins many hearts. A place where hammers knock on metal in workshops, artists ladle paint onto canvases, and where you might spot a few Icelandic horses roaming across mountains, Djupivogur is an uninhibited artistic hub – full of makers and creatives. The most expansive project is the 34 egg sculptures that dot the coastline, created by the Icelandic artist, Sigurður Guðmundsson. Each egg represents a different native bird species. Fishing remains the primary industry, and you can savour the soft fruits of the labour in restaurants serving up smoked trout and fish soup within their cosy confines. Wander the surrounding landscapes, where snow-freckled mountains rise, and lazy seals lie on dark rock beaches, to feel Djupivogur’s natural inspiration seeping under your skin. Alive with greens and golds in summer, further ventures reveal glaciers and the sprawling waterfalls of Vatnajökull National Park. The cliff-hugging puffins of Papey Island are a must see, while Bulandstindur Mountain’s pyramid shape is a stand out even among these fairy-tale landscapes.

Day 6

Tumavik, Iceland

Meet with the family from the Holt farm at the beach. The farm is home to over 400 sheep, 16 horses, dogs, cats and chickens. Some of those horses and dogs that love to pose for pictures will join the event at the beach.

Choose from different level of hikes guided by authentic Icelandic farmers who will tell you the stories of the land as well as birds and wildlife.

A taste of the traditional cuisine will be offered: lambsoup, smoked lamb, dry fish and of course the ‘kleinur’ the Icelandic donut. (Please note that vegetarian and vegan options are not available).

Day 6 continued

Raufarhöfn, Iceland

Raufarhöfn is the northernmost village on the Icelandic mainland where the Arctic Circle lies just off the coast. It is a peaceful setting to enjoy walks, fishing and birdwatching and offers a front-row seat for enjoying the midnight sun in summer and northern lights in winter. On a small elevation at the edge of the village, the Arctic Henge is being constructed. A huge stone sundial with allusions to mythology and folklore, designed to interact with the unique natural light of this remote place. The Arctic Henge is around 50 meters in diameter, with 6 meter high gates that face the main directions. Between the gates is a high wall with a small opening at the top. Inside the circle stands 10 meter high column on four pillars. The play of light and shadow will follow the time of the day.

After a dry landing ashore, enjoy a lecture about the history of the site and the power of the elements. Embark on a walk up the hill to explore and celebrate the Arctic Henge.

Day 7

Hofsos, Iceland

Located in the Northwest, Hofsós is one of the oldest trading posts in Iceland, dating back to the 1500s. Today, it is a peaceful seaside fishing village.

Choose from different level of guided hikes along the shore to explore the spectacular hexagonal basalt columns, the beautiful coastline of Skagafjordur fiord facing the Tröllaskagi mountains as well as the birds and the wildlife.

During times of famine following major eruptions, particularly from the 18th Century to the beginning of the 20th, many Icelanders crossed the Atlantic in hopes for a better life. Iceland lost 16,000 residents between 1870 to 1914, all pursuing the dream of a “New Iceland”. A number of harbourside buildings have been converted to the Iceland Emigration Centre. Visit the main exhibition is a collection of letters, photographs and displays called “New Land, New Life”, which brings this story to greater attention.

Day 7 continued

Malmey Island, Iceland

Malmey is an uninhabited island off the northern coast of Iceland, one of the three islands in the Skagafjörður bay. It is a long and narrow island, about 4 km long and about 1 km wide, surrounded by cliffs on all sides. The structure of the southern part is hyaloclastite and the northern part shows the remnants of a shield volcano, which probably erupted early in the ice age. There is a lighthouse which was built in 1937. The island is well vegetated and the farmland was considered very good. It was inhabited until 1950, when a fire destroyed the farm which housed 14 people and it has remained uninhabited since.

Day 7 continued

Drangey Island, Iceland

The early Ice Age volcanic island of Drangey in Skagafjordur is a flat topped mass of tuff, rising almost 200 metres out of the ocean. The vertical high cliffs serve as nesting sites for millions of sea birds and have been used throughout Iceland’s history for egg collection and bird netting.

Day 8

Veidileysufjordur, Iceland

The Veiðileysufjörður is a small fjord enclosed by high, steep mountains. Located on the Arctic Coast connects you to unspoiled nature and wildlife. Whale, seals, and birds have their summer residence in North Iceland. The pure nature invites you to slow down and fill up with energy.

Day 8 continued

Djupavik, Iceland

Djúpavík is a small village in the Northern Westfjords of Iceland and has the least populous municipality in Iceland with only 53 residents. Djúpavík offers breathtaking scenes and a truly fascinating history.

A herring salting factory was constructed in 1917 by the foremost residents of the vicinity. Owing to various downfalls that the industry went through, the herring factory was shut down by the 1920s. Meanwhile, the place witnessed several evolutions such as the building of a new factory and a sharp decline in the herring business during the late 1940s. Many citizens arrived in Djúpavík by the 1980s. Ásbjörn Þorgilsson and his wife Eva Sigurbjörnsdóttir, the third generation of a former Djúpavík resident, bought back the herring factory. They renovated the factory beautifully and turned a part of it into a guesthouse.

The environment and the cultural heritage of the site are well-preserved by the family and their staff. Choose from different level of guided hikes from 3 to 6 km (1.8 to 3.7 miles) to explore the scenic surroundings. Visit the historic herring factory and enjoy a home-made refreshment.

Day 9

Husavik, Iceland

There’s simply nowhere better than Husavik – the European capital of whale watching – for getting up close and personal with the majestic giants of the ocean. Feel the awe as whales breach the waves around you, before gulping in air and plunging away with almighty tale flicks. Pretty Husavik is framed by the majestic Húsavíkurfjall mountain, which swells up behind, creating a stunning backdrop for the town’s tiny wooden warehouses, cherry red houses and undulating fishing ships. The little wooden church has been a beacon of light, guiding tired fishermen back to the shores of Iceland’s oldest settlement, since 1907. Let the wind rip through your hair and the sea speckle your face, as you ride waves out among the region’s almighty marine creatures, who throw their weight around so spectacularly. Sail among gentle giants in Shaky Bay, spotting humpbacks, minke whales and the world’s biggest – blue whales. You may also see teams of smaller white-beaked dolphins skipping across the waves, displaying the full range of acrobatic skills. The town’s whale museum is an interesting journey through Iceland’s relationship with the sea giants, while its restaurants serve up local specialities – taste juicy reindeer burger and plokkfiskur, a buttery mash of local fish. Hikes into the surrounding countryside can take you up around Lake Botnsvatn, to views down from the slopes of the Húsavíkurfjall – where purple spired lupin flowers spill down amongst the emerald slopes. From the summit, look out over views of the bay, reaching out to the crumpled snowy peaks beyond. Or feel the full force of this land of natural power, at Dettifloss Waterfall, one of Europe’s most powerful, thrashing flumes.

Day 10

Eskifjordur, Iceland

Almost swallowed up by the looming forms of Eskja and Hólmatindur mountains, the quiet fishing village of Eskifjordur minds its own business in the midst of some of Iceland’s most extroverted natural scenery. A place where the wind’s gentle whistle and the whir of fishing rods unspooling are the only sounds you hear as you stroll, Eskifjordur is a peaceful introduction to eastern Iceland’s fjord lands. Get lucky, and you’ll witness the scenic setting bathed in an otherworldly, achingly-beautiful light – as daylight trickles away and emerald plumes spread across the night’s sky. Natural wonders abound here, whether it’s the streams that gurgle, the finger-like reach of the Reyðarfjörður fjord, or the geothermal pools that bubble with warmth from the depths of the earth. Hólmatindur mountain lends the area’s scenery evocative drama, soaring from the waters like a snow-speckled pyramid. Ambitious hikers who conquer the peak will be richly rewarded with magnificent widescreen panoramas across the stunning landscape. The views are no less mesmerising from ground level, with pretty, cherry-red fishing huts adding a charming accent to the landscape. Indulge in gentler walks among the cacophony of birdlife, or take in cultural pursuits like the Maritime Museum, and exposed spar mine nearby. Fishing is a way of life here, and the glass-smooth fjord waters hold a rich bounty for keen anglers. Try for yourself – to witness first hand how the fish practically jump onto your line – or leave it to the experts and taste the produce that Eskifjordur is best known for – shark meat and pickled herring.

Day 11

At Sea

Day 12

Stromness, Orkney Islands, Scotland

Modern Stromness hasn’t changed dramatically since the turn of the last century and stone houses still stand over cobbled streets, but Orkney’s main historic claim is the rich legacy of Neolithic sites and artefacts found here. It was proclaimed a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1999 under the title “Heart of Neolithic Orkney.” The most famous of these monuments is probably the settlement of Skara Brae, once a small village of 50-100 people living together near the shores of Skaill Bay. Occupied from roughly 3180 BCE-2500 BCE, the site has given us invaluable insight into the daily lives of our forebears, and Skara Brae forms the hub of a network of Neolithic sites across the Orkneys, many of which are still being excavated. Other sites include the standing stones of the Ring of Brodgar, situated on an isthmus between the sea loch of Stenness and the freshwater loch of Harray.

Day 13

Duart, Isle of Mull, Hebrides, Scotland

An ancient stone castle on a remote rugged landscape evokes all sorts of fantasies, especially when approached from the sea. You can imagine mythical, romantic or historic tales as you approach or explore the Duart Castle on the Isle of Mull. The true stories may be just as good.

The Isle of Mull is the second largest of the islands of the Inner Hebrides, after the Isle of Skye. The island has a mountainous core and several radiating promontories covered in moorland. On one headland jutting into the Sound of Mull sits Duart Castle. It was originally built in the 13th century and soon became the ancestral home of the Clan Maclean. Control and ownership of the castle has changed hands over the centuries as broader conflicts for the Isle of Mull and Scotland played out. It was a ruin when the Maclean clan regained control by purchasing and restoring the castle in 1911. It is clan home for all the descendants of the family of Maclean spread throughout the world.

There are stories of wrecks and treasure in the waters near Duart. The most evocative must be the wreck of a Spanish galleon in Tobermony Bay. This ship was part of the Spanish Amarda defeated by the English fleet and Atlantic storms, and the crew were taken to Duart Castle. The galleon is rumoured to have a treasure of gold bullion still waiting to be found. Zodiac travel may reveal other treasures. Mull is known for its European Otters and the majestic White-tailed Sea Eagle which has successfully re-colonised Mull after a long absence.

Day 13 continued

Iona, Hebrides, Scotland

If tiny islands that resonate with peace and tranquillity are your idea of travel heaven, then welcome to Iona. Almost 200 miles east of Edinburgh, set in Scotland’s Inner Hebrides, this magical island has a spiritual reputation that precedes it. And luckily, more than lives up to. The island is miniscule. Just three miles long and only one and a half miles wide, this is not a place that hums with urban attractions. 120 people call Iona home (this number rises significantly if the gull, tern and Kittiwake population is added), although residential numbers do go up (to a whopping 175) in summer. The beautiful coastline is lapped by the gulf stream and gives the island a warm climate with sandy beaches that look more Mediterranean than Scottish! Add to that a green field landscape that is just beautiful, and you’ll find that Iona is a place that stays with you long after you leave. Iona’s main attraction is of course its abbey. Built in 563 by Saint Columbia and his monks, the abbey is the reason why Iona is called the cradle of Christianity. Not only is the abbey (today an ecumenical church) one of the best – if not the best – example of ecclesiastical architecture dating from the Middle Ages, but it also serves as an important site of spiritual pilgrimage. St. Martin’s Cross, a 9th century Celtic cross that stands outside the abbey, is considered as the finest example of Celtic crosses in the British Isles. Rèilig Odhrain, or the cemetery, allegedly contains the remains of many Scottish kings.

Day 14

Belfast, Northern Ireland

Reborn as a cool, modern city, Belfast has successfully left its troubles behind, emerging as a hotbed of culture and architecture, where the comfort of a cosy pub is never far away. Take a voyage of discovery in its maritime quarter, home to a celebrated museum dedicated to the most famous ship ever built, which was constructed right here in the city’s shipyards. A walk across the Lagan Weir Footbridge brings you to Belfast’s fascinating Titanic District – an area of the city devoted to its rich ship-building heritage. The state-of-the-art Titanic Museum brings the story of the doomed vessel to life, and is the largest museum dedicated to the infamously ‘unsinkable’ ship. Wind up a nautical-themed ramble along the Maritime Mile with a visit to SS Nomadic, the smaller cousin of the Titanic, and a ship which serves as a fascinating time capsule back to the pomp and grandeur of the Titanic, while also telling its own stories of service in both World Wars. There’s just enough time to give the 10-metre long Salmon of Knowledge sculpture a quick peck for luck, before continuing to explore. A stark barbed wire and graffitied sheet metal barrier marks an abrupt scar through the city’s residential areas. The Peace Line was constructed during the height of the Troubles, when Belfast was plagued by sectarian divisions between Protestants and Catholics. Nowadays, you can jump in a black taxi tour to see the colourful murals and living history of the walls, which stand as a stark reminder of the fragility of peace. After exploring the city’s historic divisions, a reminder of Belfast’s uniting creativity can be found at the Metropolitan Arts Centre – a seven-storey tall building, which invites light to gloriously cascade inside. The Cathedral Quarter is a cobbled blend of flower-adorned pubs, restaurants and theatres, and venues where music spills out onto the streets at night, and many a pint is cheerily shared.

Day 15

Dublin, Ireland

Your cruise comes to an end as you sail into Dublin port.

Please note: Some departures have slight itinerary changes.

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