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Viking Saturn to debut in 2023 with trio of new itineraries

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Viking's 2023 oceangoing newbuild will be called Viking Saturn, and it will sail three new Nordic itineraries.

They are two 15-day journeys, 'Iconic Iceland, Greenland & Canada' and 'Iceland and Norway's Arctic Explorer' and the 29-day 'Greenland, Iceland, Norway & Beyond.'

Ninth in a series of 930-passenger ships

Viking Saturn is the ninth in a series of 930-passenger, 47,800gt ships, and follows 2022's Viking Mars and Viking Neptune.

Viking also plans to bring back its eight-day 'Iceland's Natural Beauty' itinerary starting in August 2023.

'The thousands of guests who sailed our welcome back voyage in Iceland this past summer enjoyed the experience so much they provided record-level ratings,' Viking Chairman Torstein Hagen said. 'These new itineraries are ideal for curious travelers and trace routes of the early Viking explorers to Iceland and other North Atlantic destinations known for their natural beauty.'

The new itineraries

'Iconic Iceland, Greenland & Canada' spans Iceland, Greenland and the Canadian provinces of Newfoundland and Nova Scotia. Sailing between New York City and Reykjavik, the adventure highlights the volcanic landscape of the Westman Islands, the relaxed pace of life in Djúpivogur and picturesque towns like Seydisfjördur and Akureyri.

'Iceland and Norway's Arctic Explorer' will show travelers life on the far north during a voyage across the Arctic Circle and along the distant shores of Norway and Iceland. After an overnight stay at Viking Saturn's homeport of Bergen, travelers will follow the paths of Vikings as they visit Honningvåg’s remote North Cape and explore Longyearbyen, home to more polar bears than people.

'Greenland, Iceland, Norway & Beyond' combines the two itineraries into a 29-day odyssey that begins in Bergen and ends in New York.

Returning favorite

The returning 'Iceland's Natural Beauty,' round-trip Reykjavik, which sails on Viking Star, uncovers natural beauty — cascading waterfalls and pristine fjord landscapes — wildlife and the history of explorer Leif Eriksson.

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