Iceland Circumnavigation

10 Days / 9 Nights Iceland Circumnavigation

Experience an unforgettable journey around the island of fire and ice. Iceland is a country of contrasts and the diverse natural landscape provides the possibility for unique experiences like nowhere else on earth. The cruise reveals both natural wonders and the Icelandic way of living. A range of exciting shore excursions brings the unique charactre of Iceland closer to you.

 

Starting from EUR 1,995 per person (triple occupancy) / EUR 3,245 (double occupancy)

Included in the price

  • accommodation in booked cabin category
  • all meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner)
  • coffee, tea, and water
  • all Zodiac excursions
  • all lectures from cruise staff and guest speakers
  • Iceland ProCruises wind jacket
  • onboard entertainment program
  • useage of gym facilities

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Use your leisure time in Reykjavík to uncover the unique charm of the world’s northernmost capital or book one of our pre-programmes for a unique Iceland experience. The OCEAN DIAMOND docks in Old Reykjavík Harbor in the heart of the city, a five minute stroll to the main squares, shopping and dining. The ship departs Reykjavík harbor at 8 p.m.     

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We begin our exploration of Snaefellsnes Peninsula from the cheerful town of Stykkisholmur in West Iceland. The peninsula is dominated by Snaefellsnes National Park which represents nearly every type of nature seen in Iceland. Adventurous spirits may opt to join an expedition to Snaefellsjökull glacier which sits atop a 700,000 year old dormant volcano and served as the mystical entrance to earth’s interior in Jules Verne’s novel, ‘Journey to the Centre of the Earth’.     

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Today‘s destination is Isafjördur, honorary capital of the Westfjords. This secluded peninsula is connected to the mainland by only a narrow strip of land and includes areas where cars have never been. The landscape provides jaw-dropping views of dramatic fjords carved by ancient glaciers, sheer table mountains plunging into the sea and untouched vegetation. Enjoy the rarity of pure silence and the tranquility of nature while sea-fishing or watching thousands of puffins on the tiny island of Vigur, or visiting the massive cascade of Dynjandi waterfall.     

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The next morning we reach the fjord town of Siglufjördur which was once the centre of the world’s herring industry and is enjoying a rebirth in popularity. Learn about the golden herring age at the award-winning Herring Era Museum located on the vibrant harbor-front. The uninhabited Hedinsfjördur inlet provides a breathtaking backdrop surrounded by majestic mountains of the Tröllaskagi Peninsula. Early evening we arrive in Akureyri, Iceland’s lovable second city. Get a feel for the town’s Arctic charms with a stroll through the compact city centre and world’s northernmost botanical gardens which host every flower native to Iceland.     

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While docked for the second day in the port of Akureyri we explore nearby Lake Myvatn Nature Reserve. Visitors are mesmerized by the area’s schizophrenic landscape where it seems as if “heaven and hell” have clashed. One side of the lake features rugged remnants of volcanic activity, while the other side of the lake is fertile with lush greenery and varied bird life. Shore excursion options include a trek to Askja volcano via Super Jeep in summer, or exploring the colourful Myvatn area year-round.      

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Early morning we reach Husavik, also known as “The Whale Capital of Iceland.” In Skjalfandi Bay you can spot 15 different whale species, as well as dolphins and 30 varieties of bird. Catching a glimpse of these graceful ocean giants in their Arctic habitat is an unforgettable experience.      

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To explore Iceland’s East Fjords we dock in the impossibly picturesque port of Seydisfjördur. This fishing village is nestled between steep mountain slopes and panoramic sea views. Activities to enjoy include seal spotting, horseback riding, kayaking amongst idyllic fjords and guided hikes of the scenic and historical Vestadalur area.      

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Located off the coast of South Iceland, the island group Vestmannaeyjar was formed by submarine volcanic eruptions 10,000 years ago. Surtsey Island emerged from the sea in 1963 and is one the youngest place on earth. We go ashore on Heimaey, the only inhabited island of the archipelago. Here the evidence of Iceland’s volcanic fury is on full display with half-buried houses in ash from a violent eruption in 1973 when the entire island had to be evacuated. An epic experience here is to play a round of golf in a sunken volcanic crater.      

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In the morning we bid farewell to the OCEAN DIAMOND and after breakfast greet our final destination of Reykjavík. Book one of our post-programmes and extend your stay in Iceland. This chic capital of friendly citizens is the perfect city for those who want to refresh the spirit and combine invigorating activity, good food, nature appreciation and world-class cultural entertainment