Circumnavigating Iceland

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

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

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

  • 11-day expedition cruise around Iceland starting and ending in Reykjavik, visiting some of Iceland's most captivating natural wonders.

  • Experience the land of volcanoes, elves, glaciers and geothermal pools as we circumnavigate Iceland.

  • Go whale watching in Húsavík, visit Akureyri, see seabirds and Atlantic Puffins on Heimaey, and step across the Arctic Circle in Grímsey.

Iceland past and present

In Reykjavik, you'll get a taste of modern Iceland, with its stylish restaurants, boutiques, galleries, and museums detailing 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 see are colonies of colourful Atlantic Puffins.

What's Included

Onboard activities

Landing activities

Route overview

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

Relax in Reykjavik

Day 1

Snæfellsnes Peninsula

Day 2

Beautiful Patreksfjörður

Day 3

Leuchtturm Flatey, Island

The Northwestern Region

Day 4

Djupavik's old factory

Day 5

Eyjafjörður to Akureyri

Day 6

Grímsey Island's puffins

Day 7

Whale watching in Húsavík

Day 8

Landscape in Bakkagerði Iceland

Hike in Bakkagerði

Day 9

Heimaey's explosive past

Day 10

Rekyjavik and beyond

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