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Hurtigruten Group

Expedition to Iceland - Hamburg to Reykjavík via Scotland's Northern Isles


Departure date
13 days

Cruise Overview

Iceland Cruise | Expedition to Iceland - Hamburg to Reykjavík via Scotland's Northern Isles

Join an expedition cruise from Hamburg to Iceland via the Shetland and Faroe Islands, and Norway’s spectacular Lysefjord. 

Discover Iceland's powerful waterfalls, wild scenery and charming communities on this exciting half-circumnavigation of the ‘Land of Ice and Fire’. 

Walk along Iceland’s famous Rainbow Road in Seyðisfjörður and scan for the Atlantic Puffins on Grímsey before arrivingin laid-back Reykjavík. 

A North Atlantic Island Odyssey 

Taking in highlights including Norway, the Shetlands and the Faroes along the way, we set out from Hamburg to explore Iceland’s natural wonders on an enthralling half-circumnavigation of the ‘Land of Ice and Fire’.  

A heady mix of culture and wild landscapes

See one of Norway's most impressive fjords and visit one of Europe's oldest capitals in the Faroe Islands. Experience a taste of remote island life in Scotland’s Northern Isles, and explore Iceland's volcanic landscapes and remote fishing villages. 

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(2-15 years)

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

Your adventure to Iceland begins

Day 1

Enjoy a leisurely sea day aboard MS Fridtjof Nansen

Day 2

Remarkable landscapes of Lysefjord

Day 3

Discover the deep Norse roots of Scotland's Shetland Islands

Day 4

A visit to Streymoy in the Faroe Islands

Day 5

Waterfalls and wildlife in special Seyðisfjörður

Day 6

Grímsey Island's puffins

Day 7

See dramatic moonscapes and waterfalls

Day 8

Exploring Northwest Iceland, expedition-style

Day 9

A stunning beach, waterfalls and superb birdwatching

Day 10

Snæfellsnes peninsula

Day 11

Discover the town that defied a volcano

Day 12

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Enjoy Reykjavík at your leisure

Day 13

What's included

Expedition Cruise

  • A stay in a cabin of your choice 
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner including beverages* in restaurants Aune and Fredheim 
  • 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 
  • *House beer and wine, sodas, and mineral water
  • †Please note there is very limited Wi-Fi and phone signal in the remote areas we travel to, and streaming is not supported.

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, infinity pool, panoramic sauna, outdoor and indoor gyms, and running track 
  • 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 


  • 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 

  • Optional treatments in the onboard wellness and spa area

Included Programmes

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

Penguins perched on the ice of Cuverville Island, Antarctica. Credit: Espen Mills / HX Hurtigruten Expeditions

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