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CRUISE ALONG HORNBJARG CLIFFS

If you think you know nature, think again. The Hornbjarg Cliffs are in a realm all of their own. Considered as “the king and queen of Iceland”, the sea-facing cliffs are perhaps one the most memorable places you’re ever likely to experience. They are a palette for the eye; miles upon miles of emerald hills that fall sharply into the deep blue sea. Set against a backdrop of (hopefully) sapphire skies, we guarantee you will never have felt more inspired by Iceland. View more

But, of course, while the Hornbjard Cliffs are without a doubt stunning, it is the birdlife that really places them above the rest. Thousands of Northern Fulmars, Common and Brünnich’s Guillemots, Atlantic Puffins and gulls can be seen in the cliffs or soaring in the updrafts, and while the noise is at times deafening, it is paradoxically eerily silent. The cliffs are part of the Hornstrandir Nature Reserve and are located in the Westfjords, in the north-west of Iceland. The total area covers 580 square kilometres (220 square miles) of tundra, and is also home to Iceland’s only native mammal, the enigmatic Arctic fox. The reserve has been protected since 1975 and with no human inhabitants, the local wildlife has been allowed to thrive. To date there are more than 250 species of flowering plant and 30 species of bird nesting in the craggy ravines.

An Introduction to Silversea Cruises

The romance of the seas, small ship sizes and intimate atmosphere, Silversea has long been a leader in the ultra-luxury market. Travelling to both iconic and secluded ports, Silversea’s award-winning itineraries inspire wanderlust and exploration. With over 900 destinations, longer port stays and more late-night departures than ever before, even the savviest traveler will find something new. A butler for every suite, a complimentary in-suite bar stocked with your preferences, all-inclusive exquisite dining, award-winning onboard entertainment and an unparalleled space to guest ratio all contribute to the Silversea experience. Not forgetting our famed Italian hospitality, where new faces become old friends. Bienvenuti a bordo.

An Introduction to Silversea Cruises

The romance of the seas, small ship sizes and intimate atmosphere, Silversea has long been a leader in the ultra-luxury market. Travelling to both iconic and secluded ports, Silversea’s award-winning itineraries inspire wanderlust and exploration. With over 900 destinations, longer port stays and more late-night departures than ever before, even the savviest traveler will find something new. A butler for every suite, a complimentary in-suite bar stocked with your preferences, all-inclusive exquisite dining, award-winning onboard entertainment and an unparalleled space to guest ratio all contribute to the Silversea experience. Not forgetting our famed Italian hospitality, where new faces become old friends. Bienvenuti a bordo.