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Circumnavigating Iceland

Reykjavik - Reykjavik

Our expedition cruise makes a full circumnavigation of Iceland to explore some of the most surprising, enchanting and beautiful terrain on Earth.

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    • Explore mystical Iceland – the land of fire and ice
    • See fascinating nature with waterfalls, volcanoes and glaciers side by side
    • Experience a bird and whale watching paradise
    • Discover the entirety of Iceland´s coast


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    Day 1 Reykjavík
    Iceland’s capital offers a rich urban life and is close to glaciers, waterfalls, geysers
    and mountains. Explore this fascinating Arctic city before embarkation.

    Day 2 Stykkishólmur (Full day)
    Explore the town or join optional excursions to the Snæfellsnes Peninsula’s Lóndrangar cliffs or the black sand beaches of Djúpalónssandur.
    Walking tour and visit to the Eider Centre

    Day 3 Patreksfjördur (Full day)
    A charming settlement of around 660 inhabitants, this village is set on a picturesque fjord with great hiking opportunities.
    Stroll through the most western village of Europe

    Day 4 Exploration Day
    Our experienced captain and Expedition Team will plan a day exploring the stunning fjords of northwest Iceland.

    Day 5 Djupavik (Full day)
    We discover this remote former settlement in stunning natural surroundings.
    Herring factory visit and leisurely hike

    Day 6 Akureyri (Full day)
    Close to renowned natural treasures such as Lake Mývatn and Goðafoss waterfall, Akureyri hosts fine botanical gardens and a lively cultural scene.
    Town walk and Botanical Garden visit

    Day 7 Grímsey Island & Húsavík (Full day)
    The Arctic Circle cuts across this scenic island and we hope to have the chance to step across that line. In the afternoon, we sail to Húsavík.
    Arctic Circle crossing ceremony

    Day 8 Húsavík & Langanes Peninsula
    Húsavík is renowned for its whale watching and Whale Museum. In the evening we will sail past the scenic Laganes Peninsula.
    Whale Museum visit

    Day 9 Bakkagerði (Full day)
    Bakkagerði is known for its natural beauty and is considered ‘the land of the elves’. Puffin colonies abound in the local fjord, making this a popular place for birdwatching.
    Puffin colony visit

    Day 10 Heimaey (Full day)
    The ‘Home Island’ boasts a harbour with a very narrow entrance, caused by a volcanic eruption and steep cliffs that are a habitat for countless birds, including the charming puffin.
    Fun and lively walk over the lava with a local

    Day 11 Reykjavík
    Our voyage of discovery and adventure ends in the Icelandic capital. If you have time, we recommend a few extra days with our PostProgramme to explore the fascinating surroundings.

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    Expedition Cruise 
    • Expedition cruise in a cabin of your choice
    • Breakfast, lunch and dinner including beverages (house beer and wine, sodas, and mineral water) in restaurants Aune
    • À la carte restaurant Lindstrøm 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 use at water refill stations on board
    • English-speaking Expedition Team who organize and accompany activities onboard and ashore
    • Range of included excursions
    Onboard Activities
    • Experts on the Expedition Team deliver in-depth lectures on a variety of topics
    • Use of the ship’s Science Center, which has an extensive library and advanced biological and geological microscopes
    • Citizen Science program allows guests to assist with live scientific research
    • Professional onboard photographer gives top tips and tricks for the best landscape and wildlife photos
    • Use of the ship’shot tubs, panoramic sauna,and indoor gyms
    • Informal gatherings with the crew such as daily recaps and preparation for the day to come
    Landing Activities
    • Escorted landings with small expedition boats while in Iceland
    • Loan of boots, trekking poles, and all equipment for activities
    • Complimentary wind and water-resistant expedition jacket
    • Expedition Photographers help with your camera settings before landings
    Not Included In Your Expedition
    • 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 wellness and spa area 
    • All planned activities are subject to weather and ice conditions
    • Excursions and activities are subject to change 
    • Please ensure you meet all visa entry requirements
    • No gratuities expected

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