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Hurtigruten Group

Iceland and Beyond

Reykjavík to Hamburg via Scotland's Northern Isles

Price from £6,916

Departure date
15 days

Cruise Overview

Iceland Cruise - Iceland and Beyond - Reykjavík to Hamburg via Scotland's Northern Isles

Explore Iceland, the Shetland Islands and Orkney on this expedition cruise from Reykjavík to Hamburg.

Witness geological wonders as you half circumnavigate the land of ice and fire, from volcanoes and glaciers to geysers and hot springs.

Go whale watching, marvel at vast ice caps and soaring volcanoes, discover Iron Age sites, and explore towns where Viking influences can still be seen.

Iceland’s raw natural beauty

In stylish Reykjavík, you'll get a taste of modern Iceland, before setting sail for a half circumnavigation of the land of fire and ice. Discover the country’s starkly beautifulscenery – with active volcanoes, geysers, glaciers, mountains and waterfalls, and encounter iconic wildlife. 

Remote Scottish isles

In the Shetland Islands and Orkney, you’ll experience windswept beauty, rich island culture and deep-rooted history. Visit Iron Age villages, Viking-influenced towns, and islands where birdlife thrives. Your adventure ends in Hamburg, Germany’s great port city.

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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

Cosmopolitan Reykjavík

Day 1

Heimaey's explosive past

Day 2

Charming Grundarfjörður

Day 3

Picturesque Isafjörður

Day 4

Djúpavík's old factory

Day 5

Akureyri and Goðafoss

Day 6

Húsavík and the Arctic Circle

Day 7

Tiny Bakkagerði

Day 8

Vatnajökull cruising

Day 9

At sea

At sea

Lerwick’s past and present

Day 11

Far-flung Fair Isle

Day 12

Highlights of Orkney

Day 13

A final day at sea

Day 14

Germany’s Hanseatic treasure

Day 15

What's included

Expedition Cruise

  • A stay in a cabin of your choice
  • Daily breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • Wine, beer and spirits available at meals and throughout the day and evening (subject to licensing laws, excludes premium drinks)
  • All day coffee, tea and soft drinks
  • A complimentary water bottle to refill on board and take home
  • A polar expedition jacket, a backpack, or another piece of HX kit
  • Professional photos from your trip taken by our onboard photographer
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi. Please note, streaming is not supported
  • Use of sauna, hot tubs, fitness room, lounges and more
  • Gratuities included. Fantastic service is standard at HX – though if you’d like to leave something extra, it’s always appreciated
  • Range of included activities 

Onboard Activities

  • In-depth lectures and discussions hosted by experts on the Expedition Team
  • Full access to the ship’s Science Centre
  • Citizen Science Programme allows guests to assist with ongoing scientific research 
  • Professional onboard photographer gives tips and tricks for the best landscape and wildlife photos 
  • 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
  • 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
  • Depending on your flight times, an additional overnight might be needed (not included)

What's not included

  • International flights 

  • Additional overnight(s) if required due to international flight timings 

  • Travel insurance 

  • Luggage handling 

  • Optional shore excursions with our local partners 

  • Optional small-group activities with our Expedition Team

Special offers

Expedition exclusive cost savings and rare opportunities.

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

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

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