The Faroe Islands’ iconic Gasadalur waterfall

Sail north to the magical Faroes and Scottish Isles with Stitchtopia!

Stitchtopia’s seven-night knitting cruise with Jane Crowfoot is the perfect way to experience the breathtaking natural beauty of the Faroes and the Scottish Islands.

24th August 2017

Setting sail on 24th June 2018, this exclusive seven-night cruise will allow crafters to discover the traditional knitting isles of Shetland and the Faroes, along with visits to Orkney and the Isle of Mull.

Along with your fellow crafters, well-known expert Jane Crowfoot will accompany the cruise, and will host three workshops while onboard.

Jane will also accompany you on two woolly excursions on the Shetlands and the Faroes. And you’ll have free time onboard to join ‘knit and natter’ sessions with fellow cruisers who share your passion for knitting.

CMV Columbus

Sailing north to the delightful Scottish Islands and the remote, majestic Faroese Archipelago, this cruise promises a getaway like no other.

The wealth of scenery, wildlife and nature will be a treat for your senses, while each trip ashore will reveal fascinating traditions and cultures – as well as historic settlements and mysterious ancient sites. 

The cruise commences in Newcastle on Day One. After setting sail at 4pm, you will have your welcome get-together and first dinner aboard with Jane and fellow craft cruisers.

On Day Two you will have free time ashore in Dundee, before Jane leads her first workshop aboard the ship.

Lerwick town under blue sky

Your port of call on Day Three is Lerwick, capital of the spectacularly scenic Shetland Isles – where there will be an exclusive excursion lined up just for your group. 

The morning of Day Four will see your second workshop with Jane, and then you'll arrive into Klaksvik – a cultural and commercial centre of the Faroes, with a history dating back to Viking times.

Arriving overnight into Torshavn, the capital of the Faroe Isles, on Day Five you will set out on an excursion to explore the stunning scenery and learn about local knitting traditions. You will also have time to visit wool and handicraft shops.

Puffin on Shetland Islands

Early on Day Six you'll arrive into Kirkwall, the capital of the Orkney Isles. It’s a hive of creative activity boasting many craft shops, and there are optional excursions to explore the islands’ 6,000-year history, encompassing Neolithic standing stones and the world-famous archaeological site of Skara Brae.

Day Seven takes you to one of the prettiest ports in all Scotland – Tobermory on the Isle of Mull. With this picture postcard backdrop, the afternoon will see your final workshop with Jane.

The voyage ends on Day Eight with arrival into Liverpool – and a final hearty breakfast, of course!

For a full breakdown of the trip’s intinerary, simply click here.

Flowers at Sumburgh

Prices for the trip start from £1095 per person (standard twin inner)

Deposit: £250

Included in the price:

Seven nights’ full board cruise aboard Magellan

The company and expertise of Jane Crowfoot

Three half-day workshops on board in private workshop room

Workshop kit included 

Two exclusive excursions in the Faroes and on Shetland

Knit and natter sessions with Jane during the cruise

For a full list of what is and is not included in the price, click here.

Want to bring a non-crafting friend or partner? 
If a non-crafting family member or friend wishes to accompany you on any of the holidays, and is sharing a room with you, then the following reductions will apply to the price the non-crafter pays:
Europe: £50

Travelling solo?
For single travellers who are interested in these trips, but don’t have a friend able to come with them – why not join the “Stitch Together” programme? They're designed to help you find someone to share a room with on any of the Stitchtopia Holidays.

For more information or to book your trip, visit www.arenatravel.com or call Arena Travel on 01473 633506.

When booking your trip, please quote code IMM18.
Faroe Islands landscape

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