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VieniSulMar's Port Reviews of Reykjavik,
Celebrity Eclipse cruise in July 2012
Member Name: VieniSulMar
Cruise Date: July 2012
Embarkation: Southampton
Destination: British Isles & Western Europe
Member Review: VieniSulMar's Celebrity Eclipse Review
Reykjavik
Port Rating: 5+ out of 5+
We took the shuttle and walked around this fascinating city in glorious sunshine. We went to an Art Gallery, walked up to the amazing Cathedral then around to the park and back to the central area. There is an amazing blue glass building on the waterfront that is a must see, the interior is marvellous.

In Akureyi we took the 'Jewels of the North Tour' again in sunshine and saw the Waterfall of the Gods, the Hverfell mountain, Dimmuborgir the magical landscape and the geothermal field with the steam vents and boiling springs. The countryside was green and charming with little farms and trout streams.

In klaksvik, Faroe Islands we took the shuttle and strolled around this delightful little town. We went to the little Museum sited in a historic building part of which is a cafe lit by candles, and to the Church where a trio was playing guitars and singing, mostly in English but also in Faroeise. The local beer and cider was sampled and the shopping was popular. The sail away was magical, the scenery is exceptional , green cliffs rising sheer from the sea with little villages nestled in the valleys near the sea.

Having visited Geiranger before we took a hike up the mountain to the look outs and the forest with waterfalls was very pretty.

In Molde we walked in to town and took a quick look at the small historic building collection then walked down past the lovely gardens of the Chateau and back into town where the Jazz Festival was very lively.

In Flam we were fortunate to get tickets for the Railway and refreshments tour which we really enjoyed. The waterfalls are spectacular and the views amazing. I bought the DVD in case my own camera efforts don't do it justice. We also walked around the new village paths for the views and liked the brewery and shops.

In Bergen we took the shuttle and went to the Haaken Hall which is a bit like Westminster Hall. It has extensive lower galleries, not many people entered so it was atmospheric. With entry you get a coffee or tea and reduced price entry to other museums. We had little time so walked around the grounds then the Bryggen historic area and the Fish Market. There were many cruise ships in port so Bergen was very crowded but jolly with band music and street perfumers (the native American musicians had everyone enthralled). The sail away was impressive with a suspension bridge then many small islands with tiny houses and boat docks.

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