23-24 August 2019:
London to Iceland:
Crossing the Atlantic, Part 1

By Corey Sandler, Destination Consultant Silversea Cruises

We came into London Friday morning, passing through Tower Bridge with perfect time to (briefly) disrupt the morning rush hour.

This time the weather was glorious. We passed the London Flood Barrier at about 6:45am and through Tower Bridge an hour later:

We leave Saturday in the early evening, which should provide entertainment for Londoners and all aboard ship.

To guests leaving us here, we wish safe travels. And welcome aboard to new friends.

The London Flood Barrier
Tower Bridge from the navigational bridge of Silver Wind

Once we were through the bridge and tied up to HMS Belfast in the river, we went ashore to visit the Sky Garden at 20 Fenchurch in the City of London. Here are some of the spectacular views from the 35th floor:

Views of the Thames and London from the 35th floor

From here we head along the south coast of the United Kingdom to make a visit at St. Mary’s on the Isle of Scilly, one of the westernmost parts of England. From there we will continue to Ireland for visits to the great city of Dublin, then back to the UK for Belfast and Londonderry in Northern Ireland.

More island lay ahead: Tobermory on the Isle of Mull and Stornoway on the Isle of Lewis, both offshore of Scotland.

We make a left turn and cross over to Seyðisfjörður on the mainland of the island nation of Iceland, and then to Heimaey, the home island of the
Vestmannaeyjar archipelago in the south part of Iceland, and from there on to the capital city of Reykjavik.

Here’s our plan:

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