Iceland

Circumnavigating Iceland: The Land of Elves, Sagas, and Volcanoes (Itinerary 2)

Price from $7,737
$5,803

Departure Dates
5 departures between May 2023 and Aug 2024
Duration
11 days

Cruise Overview

Discover Iceland's raw natural beauty on an 11-day expedition cruise

11-day circular expedition cruise around Iceland from Reykjavík

11-day circular expedition cruise around Iceland from Reykjavík

Iceland, past and present

In Reykjavík, you’ll get a taste of modern Iceland. Check out its stylish restaurants, boutiques, galleries, and museums that delve into Icelandic history and culture through the ages. On tiny islands and in coastal fishing villages, hear tales of elves and epic Viking sagas.

Volcanic landscapes, whales, and puffins

Discover Iceland’s stark scenery, with active volcanoes, geysers, glaciers, mountains and waterfalls. Iceland offers the best whale watching in Europe at this time of year, from humpbacks to belugas. The Arctic birdlife in the skies include Atlantic puffins.

Itinerary

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

Discover Iceland's modern capital.

Day 1

Gateway to spectacular Snæfellsnes

Day 2

A stunning beach, waterfalls, and superb birdwatching

Day 3

Explore Iceland, expedition-style.

Day 4

The history of the herring entrepreneurs

Day 5

Explore Akureyri and see volcanic moonscapes.

Day 6

Cross the Arctic Circle and see Atlantic puffins.

Day 7

Iceland's best whale-watching spot

Day 8

Local folklore and staggering natural beauty

Day 9

Discover the town that defied a volcano

Day 10

Explore Reykjavík at your leisure

Day 11

What's included

Take a look at what you can look forward to on this 10-day expedition cruise.

Expedition Cruise

  • Stay in a cabin of your choice
  • Breakfast, lunch, and dinner, including beverages* in the Aune restaurant
  • 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 organizes and guides 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, a sauna with a view, and an indoor gym.
  • 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.

Notes

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

What's not included

  • International flights

  • Travel protection

  • Baggage 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