A guest speaking engagement on the Oriana in late August, gave me the chance to see something
of Iceland. There were three ports of call. Reykjavic, Isafjordur in the West Fjords and Akureyri.
The landscape of the West Fjords was very dramatic, the area being the most sparsely populated region of Iceland.
Sailing out from them was, for me, one of the highlights of the cruise. Endless snow capped volcanic peaks, a harsh, barren panorama set against glowering skies.
Occasionally those peaks burst into gold as they were lit up by shafts of late evening sun.