Circumnavigating Iceland and the Fjords of East Greenland

Price from $17,020
$13,616

Departure date
Duration
21 days

Cruise Overview

Embark on an epic expedition cruise to explore the majestic wild landscapes of Iceland and east-coast Greenland – two northern lands straight out of the old sagas. 

Embark on an epic expedition cruise to explore the majestic wild landscapes of Iceland and east-coast Greenland—two northern lands straight out of the old sagas. 

Circumnavigate Iceland – the land of fire and ice

Reykjavik is your starting point to explore the so-called land of ice and fire. Journeying north, you’ll begin your circumnavigation of Iceland’s stunning coast visiting the picture-perfect fishing villages of Stykkishólmur and Patreksfjörður. Afterwards, discover Akureyri—‘Iceland’s Northern Capital’. 

Hop across the Arctic Circle on the windswept and isolated island of Grimsey, then sail to Bakkagerdi, home to breathtaking mountain views and, legend has it, numerous elves. Finally, you’ll get to explore ‘Iceland’s Pompeii’, Heimaey, before completing your circular journey back in Reykjavik. 

Witness the majesty of Greenland’s pristine wilderness 

From Reykjavik, we sail across the Denmark Strait to the spectacular and wild east coast of Greenland. Our destination is Scoresbysund, the world’s largest fjord system, fanning out over 14,000 square miles. Under the expert guidance of our Expedition Team, you’ll get an intimate look at this precious ecosystem on landings, nature walks, and kayaking tours.  

Wildlife abounds in this peaceful wilderness. As we glide across dark, placid waters at the feet of soaring mountains, you’ll be watching for whales and other marine wildlife. Bird enthusiasts will be on the lookout for species such as Brünnich's Guillemots, Snowy Owls and Greenlandic Gyrfalcons. We’ll then end your grand expedition where it all started, in Reykjavik.

Itinerary

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

The start of the adventure

Day 1

Welcome to Sagaland

Day 2

The fjord of St Patrick

Day 3

Northwest Iceland

Day 4

Capital of the north

Day 5

Step across the Arctic Circle

Day 6

The land of the elves

Day 7

Iceland's Pompeii

Day 8

The start of a new adventure

Day 9

Crossing the Denmark Strait

Day 10

Largest fjord system on Earth

Day 11–19

Heading back to Iceland

Day 20

The end of this adventure

Day 21

What's included

Take a look at what you can look forward to on this 20-day expedition cruise.

Expedition Cruise

  • Expedition cruise in the cabin of your choice
  • Breakfast, lunch, and dinner including beverages (house beer and wine, sodas, and mineral water) in restaurant Aune
  • Fine-dining À la carte restaurant Lindstrøm is included for suite guests
  • Complimentary tea and coffee
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi on board. Be aware that we sail in remote areas with limited connection. Streaming is not supported.
  • Complimentary reusable water bottle to fill at onboard water refill stations
  • English-speaking Expedition Team who organize and guide activities, both on board and ashore
  • Range of included excursions

Onboard activities

  • Experts from the Expedition Team present detailed lectures on a variety of topics
  • Use of the ship’s Science Center, which has an extensive library and advanced biological and geological microscopes
  • The Citizen Science program allows guests to contribute to current scientific research
  • The onboard professional photographer will give tips and tricks for taking the best landscape and wildlife photos
  • The ship has hot tubs, a sauna, an outdoor and indoor gym, and an outdoor running track
  • Participate in informal gatherings with the crew, such as daily recaps and the next day’s preparations

Landing activities

  • Escorted landings with small boats (RIBs)
  • Loan of boots, trekking poles, and all equipment needed for the activities
  • Complimentary wind- and water-resistant expedition jacket
  • Expedition photographers help you configure your camera settings

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

Included Programs

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

Ships on this expedition

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