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Experience Sailing From Denmark To Iceland

Travelers Today       By    Sheobi Anne Ramos

Updated: Apr 22, 2017 05:05 AM EDT

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These days, Iceland has become a really popular tourist destination, partly because of it being the filming location of the popular television show "Game of Thrones," and also because of its booming tourism infrastructure and the chance to see the Northern Lights.

Nevertheless, visiting Iceland is magical, and most visitors fly directly to the country's international airport located in Keflavík. But if you have the time and the patience, you can actually make the most of your journey to Iceland by opting to ride on a ferry from Denmark, stopping at the scenic Faroe Islands, before arriving at Iceland itself.

The only ferry line that offers this kind of service is the Smyril Line passenger & car ferry called the Norröna, according to Seat 61. The sailing time takes more than two days, depending on the weather. From the port at Denmark, you're going to sail 36 hours until you arrive at Tórshavn in the Faroe Islands, a mandatory stopover. The stopover usually ranges from six hours to three days, depending on the schedule.

Although the trip can take long, it's not boring riding in The Norröna. The ship is a blend of a freight ferry, a passenger ship, and a cruise line, complete with numerous dining options, a swimming pool, small cinema, and a fitness center, according to the Lonely Planet.

To make the journey even more special, bring binoculars so you can gaze at the picturesque views found when you're sailing past the Shetland Islands en route between Denmark and the Faroes. Another magical treat is the time when you can admire the emerald peaks of islands of Eysturoy and Kalsoy when you're sailing past Tórshavn, it makes for an awesome background photo you shouldn't miss!

On board, you'll probably meet Europeans sailing for business or pleasure, depending on the season. Acquainting with some of them on the way to Iceland is a good way to gain some new friends, and you might even get some useful tips along the way!

Although the Norröna sails all year round, it's advisable to go only during the warmer months. For the full schedule of the trip and other necessary information, you can check out their website.

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