Iceland

Circumnavigating Iceland: The Land of Elves, Sagas and Volcanoes (Itinerary 2)

Price from $7,094
$6,094

Departure Dates
5 departures between May 2023 and Aug 2024
Duration
11 days

Discover Iceland's raw natural beauty on a cruise around the island

11-Day Circular Expedition Cruise around Iceland from Reykjavík

Iceland past and present 

In Reykjavík, you'll get a taste of modern Iceland, with its stylish restaurants, boutiques and galleries, museums delving into Icelandic history and culture through the ages. On tiny islands and in coastal fishing villages, you'll hear tales of elves and epic Viking sagas. 

Volcanic landscapes, whales and puffins 

Discover Iceland's starkly beautiful, volcanic scenery – with active volcanoes, geysers, glaciers, mountains and waterfalls. Iceland offers among the best whale watching in Europe at this time of year, from humpbacks to belugas. And among the Arctic birdlife you'll scan the skies for here are Atlantic Puffins.

What's included

Take a look at what you can look forward to on this 10-day expedition cruise.

Expedition Cruise

  • A stay in a cabin of your choice 
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner including beverages* in restaurant Aune  
  • À la carte restaurant Lindstrøm included for suite guests 
  • Complimentary tea and coffee 
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi on board† 
  • Complimentary reusable water bottle 
  • English-speaking Expedition Team who organise and accompany activities on board and ashore 
  • Range of included activities 

Onboard Activities

  • In-depth lectures and discussions hosted by experts on the Expedition Team 
  • Full use of our Science Center, extensive library and advanced biological and geological equipment 
  • Citizen Science Programme where you can assist with ongoing scientific research 
  • Photography tips and techniques for capturing landscape and wildlife from our onboard professional photographer 
  • Use of ship's hot tubs, panoramic sauna and indoor gym. 
  • Informal gatherings with the crew for daily briefings 

Landing Activities

  • Escorted landings with small expedition boats 
  • Loan of boots, trekking poles and all equipment for activities 
  • Complimentary wind- and water-resistant expedition jacket 
  • Expedition photographers on hand to assist you 

Notes

  • All planned activities are subject to weather and ice conditions 
  • Excursions and activities are subject to change 
  • Please make sure you meet all entry and boarding requirements  
  • No gratuities expected 

What's not included

  • International flights 

  • Travel insurance 

  • Luggage handling 

  • Optional shore excursions with our local partners 

  • Optional small-group activities with our Expedition Team

Route overview

We'll help you plan where to go, when to visit and how long to stay

Discover Iceland's modern capital

Day 1

Gateway to spectacular Snæfellsnes

Day 2

A stunning beach, waterfalls and superb birdwatching

Day 3

Explore Northwest Iceland, expedition-style

Day 4

The history of the herring entrepreneurs

Day 5

Explore Akureyri and see volcanic moonscapes

Day 6

Cross the Arctic Circle and see Atlantic Puffins

Day 7

Iceland's best whale watching spot

Day 8

Local folklore and staggering natural beauty

Day 9

Discover the town that defied a volcano

Day 10

Explore Reykjavík at your leisure

Day 11

Ships on this expedition

Take a closer look at our ships typically used on this expedition

Included Programmes

It's a mixture of adventure activities for individuals of all ages