Iceland

Soaring volcanoes, spouting geysers, peaceful fjords and spectacular waterfalls — join us on an epic expedition to the land of ice and fire.

Iceland Expedition Cruises

An expedition to Iceland offers steaming volcanic landscapes, vast glaciers, gushing waterfalls, and bubbling hot springs. Visit these incredible sights and discover Iceland’s wildlife, birds and whales. Get to know its Norse heritage, fishing communities and more as you explore with our Expedition Team. See our exciting itineraries, activities and current offers.

Expedition cruises to Iceland

You can explore the ‘land of fire and ice’ on a circumnavigation of Iceland, or choose from several Arctic Islands expedition cruises, that take in Svalbard, Greenland, Jan Mayen, the Shetland Islands, Norway and even Hamburg.

Activities in Iceland

Experience Iceland on an exhilarating selection of included and optional activities that will bring your expedition to life. The long summer days are the best time to go walking, hiking and kayaking in Iceland.

Wildlife in Iceland

The summer months are immense for wildlife along Iceland’s coast. Go whale watching for humpbacks, minke and blue whales. Spot for Arctic birds including Atlantic Puffins and see seals as you sail.

Expedition Team in Iceland

Your Expedition Team will guide hikes and landings. They’ll also share fascinating insights in lectures on the geology, nature and history of Iceland.

Land of Ice and Fire

Stunning otherworldly landscapes of steaming geysers and black sand beaches await you in Iceland. Hike on glaciers, through lava fields, to waterfalls and hot springs.

Active adventure

You’ll visit the best places along Iceland’s coastline on guided town walks, hikes in nature, wildlife watching, or on kayaking trips in glorious fjords.

Activities in Iceland

Iceland’s stunning landscapes are a magnet for adventure enthusiasts, nature lovers and those looking for experiences off the beaten track. You’ll explore Iceland on your expedition cruise with us on a host of included and optional activities.

Whales and Arctic birds

We’ll take you to some of the best destinations in Europe for whale watching. Iceland is also home to some of the world’s largest bird populations in the summer months, including Atlantic Puffins, Arctic terns and skuas.

Iceland's wildlife

Iceland’s incredible scenery may steal the limelight, but marine mammals and bird life also thrive here among the volcanoes and glaciers. Around 23 whale species frequent these waters, including humpbacks, minke, white-beaked dolphins, harbour porpoises and even the occasional blue whale. Look out too for harbour and grey seals, and thousands of birds.

Nordic folklore

Icelandic folk tales are full of mysticism and supernatural creatures. Learn about Viking sagas and their enduring impact on modern Icelandic society.

Iceland Expedition Team

Get more out of your travels with lectures and talks from your Expedition Team as you visit Iceland’s most popular and important sights. Immerse yourself in Iceland’s jaw-dropping scenery actively and safely on activities and adventures, guided by your Expedition Team.

Ships to Iceland Expedition Cruises

Explore our ships that regularly sail to Iceland Expedition Cruises

Sustainable adventures

Single-use plastics are banned on board our ships and we continually work to be more sustainable. We also support stronger community engagement, so you’ll have the chance to help on local initiatives, giving you a deeper cultural understanding of the places you visit.