From Hamburg to Iceland

Half Circumnavigation of the Land of Ice and Fire

Price from $8,975

Departure date
13 days

Cruise Overview

Unforgettable landscapes and Atlantic wildlife

  • 13-day expedition cruise from Hamburg to Iceland, via the Shetland and Faroe Islands, and spectacular Pulpit Rock in Norway.

  • Explore Iceland's sparkling waterfalls, wild scenery and charming communities on this thrilling half-circumnavigation of the Land of Fire and Ice.

  • Discover the famous Rainbow Road of Seyðisfjörður and the Atlantic Puffins of Grímsey Island in the Arctic Circle, ending in wonderful Reykjavik.

Remote nature of Northern Europe 

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

Reach of Norse influence 

You'll see one of Norway's most impressive fjords and visit one of Europe's oldest capitals in the Faroe Islands. Experience a taste of life in the Scottish Isles. Explore Iceland's volcanic landscapes and remote fishing villages, and scan for whales, puffins and other seabirds.


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

Cross the Arctic Circle and see Atlantic 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

Enjoy Reykjavík at your leisure

Day 13

What's included

Take a look at what you can look forward to on this 12-day expedition cruise.

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 

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

Special offers

Expedition exclusive cost savings and rare opportunities.

* Certain offers may not be combinable, up to two savings opportunities except where noted otherwise

Included Programmes

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

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