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Hurtigruten Group

Expedition to Iceland - Hamburg to Reykjavík via Scotland's Northern Isles


Departure date
13 days

Cruise Overview

Iceland Cruise | Expedition to Iceland - Hamburg to Reykjavík via Scotland's Northern Isles

Join an expedition cruise from Hamburg to Iceland via the Shetland and Faroe Islands, and Norway’s spectacular Lysefjord. 

Discover Iceland's powerful waterfalls, wild scenery and charming communities on this exciting half-circumnavigation of the ‘Land of Ice and Fire’. 

Walk along Iceland’s famous Rainbow Road in Seyðisfjörður and scan for the Atlantic Puffins on Grímsey before arrivingin laid-back Reykjavík. 

A North Atlantic Island Odyssey 

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

A heady mix of culture and wild landscapes

See one of Norway's most impressive fjords and visit one of Europe's oldest capitals in the Faroe Islands. Experience a taste of remote island life in Scotland’s Northern Isles, and explore Iceland's volcanic landscapes and remote fishing villages. 

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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

Your adventure to Iceland begins

Day 1

Enjoy a leisurely day at sea aboard MS Fridtjof Nansen.

Day 2

Remarkable landscapes of Lysefjord

Day 3

Discover the deep Norse roots of Scotland's Shetland Islands.

Day 4

Visit Streymoy in the Faroe Islands

Day 5

Waterfalls and wildlife in special Seyðisfjörður

Day 6

Grímsey Island's puffins

Day 7

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

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Enjoy Reykjavk at your leisure.

Day 13

What's included

Expedition Cruise

  • Stay in a cabin of your choice
  • Breakfast, lunch, and dinner, including beverages* in the Aune and Fredheim restaurants
  • Fine-dining À la carte restaurant Lindstrøm is included for suite guests
  • Complimentary tea and coffee
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi on board*
  • Complimentary reusable water bottle
  • English-speaking Expedition Team who organize and guide activities, both 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
  • The Citizen Science Program allows guests to contribute to ongoing scientific research projects.
  • Our onboard professional photographer will give photography tips and teach techniques for capturing landscape and wildlife photos.
  • The ship has hot tubs, an infinity pool, a sauna, an outdoor and indoor gym, and a running track
  • Join informal gatherings with the crew for daily briefings.

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 will be on hand to assist you.


  • All planned activities are subject to weather and ice conditions
  • Excursions and activities are subject to change
  • Please ensure you can meet all entry and boarding requirements
  • No gratuities are 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

Included Programs

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

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

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