From Hamburg to Iceland – Half Circumnavigation of the Land of Ice and Fire

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Departure date
May 1, 2023
13 days

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 Fire and Ice. 

Reach of Norse influence

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

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

Day 1

Departing Hamburg

Day 2

A day at sea

Day 3

Views at Pulpit Rock

Day 4

The Shetland Islands

Day 5

10th century Tórshavn

Day 6

Seyðisfjörður's Rainbow

Day 7

Grímsey Island's puffins

Day 8

Akureyri and Goðafoss

Day 9

The Northwestern Region

Day 10

Beautiful Patreksfjörður

Day 11

Snæfellsnes Peninsula

Day 12

Heimaey's explosive past

Great views from Reykjavik´s cathedral.

Day 13

Rekyjavik and beyond

Ships on this expedition

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

Included Activities

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

Photo Credit: Espen Mills

Onboard Science Programme

Our Science Programme has one goal: to increase your curiosity, knowledge and interest of the areas you are sailing to.


From Hamburg to Iceland – Half Circumnavigation of the Land of Ice and Fire