ICELAND CIRCUMNAVIGATION

 

ITINERARY

 

Day 1 ~ Reykjavik

Arrive in Reykjavik. Take time to experience the charm of this northernmost capital, before embarkation. With our pre-programs or our car tour you can enjoy the country of fire and ice before you leave. Your vessel awaits you just minutes from the city center – embarkation is at 4pm . At 8 pm the ship sets sail (so to speak). (D)

Day 2 ~ Stykkisholmur

Stykkisholmur is the starting point of our exploration on the Snaefellnes Peninsula. The area is often referred to as "Island in miniature", because its landscape diversity reflects almost all of Iceland's characters. Breidafjördur Bay is well known for its fascinating birdlife, unique basaltic rock formations and breathtaking views! (B, L, D)

 

 

Day 3 ~ Isafjordur

The idyllic town of Isafjördur is the capital of the Westfjords, a secluded peninsula that is only connected by a narrow strip of land with the rest of Iceland. Table mountains and dramatic fjords dominate the local landscape. Isafjördur is the ideal starting point for our optional excursions: enjoy the silence and solitude of kayaking, watch puffins on the small island of Vigur or visit Dynjandi Waterfall, the highest waterfall in the region. (B, L, D)

 

 

Day 4 ~ Siglufjördur and Grimsey

This morning we reach the town Siglufjördur, former center of the herring industry. An optional visit to the local herring museum revives the golden age of the herring boom. In the early afternoon we head to the island of Grimsey. Grimsey is located about 40 km north of Iceland, directly on the Arctic Circle. Here many species of birds can be observed, including puffins, lumbos and various species of gulls. If the weather does not permit a trip to Grimsey, we visit Hrisey, Iceland's second largest island. With only 153 inhabitants, the island is located in Eyjafjördur, about 35 kilometers north of Akureyri. (B, L, D)

 

Day 5 ~ Akureyri

Today our ship is waiting in the harbor of Akureyri while we explore the north of Iceland. Akureyri is the starting point for optional excursions: Take a bus ride to Myvatn Lake, one of the most beautiful areas in Northern Iceland, and visit the godafoss before a soothing dip in the Myvatn geothermal bath awaits you. Or visit the horseshoe-shaped Asbyrgi Canyon and Dettifoss, Europe's mightiest waterfall. Even if you want to explore the area individually with the car, we are happy to help. (B, L, D)

 

 

 

 

Day 6 ~ Husavik

We reach Husavik early in the morning. Especially the north Icelandic coast attracts a variety of whale species! Look carefully for the giants of the sea. In the sheltered bay of Skjalfandi there are up to 15 different species of whales and dolphins. (B, L, D)

 

Day 7 ~ Seydisfjördur

Characteristic of the region are the picturesque fishing villages, the steep mountain slopes and the unique panoramic views. Take an optional horseback ride and watch the seals from the back of the horse. (B, L, D)

 

Day 8 ~ Djupivogur

Our destination today is the fishing village of Djupivogur, a good starting point for our optional excursion to the unique Jökulsarlon glacier lagoon. Experience how huge blocks of ice from the Breidamerkurjökull Glacier break into the water on a regular basis and drift around as icebergs on the lagoon. (B, L, D)

 

Day 9 ~ Vestmannaeyjar (Westman Islands)

Vestmannaeyjar off the coast of Iceland, the Icelandic name of the Westman Islands, originated in submarine volcanic eruptions only about 10,000 years ago. In the port of Heimaey a shore leave is planned. On an optional bus tour you will get to know the history of the Westman Island. (B, L, D)

 

Day 10 Reykjavik

This morning you’ll sail into the port of Reykjavik. After breakfast, it's time to say goodbye. Alternatively you can extend your stay in Reykjavik and include the Golden circle bus tour (or self drive).  Here you will discover fascinating natural wonders, such as the Gullfoss Waterfall or the active Strokkur Geyser Strokkur. (B)

 

End of Cruise

 

(Code: B – Breakfast, L – Lunch, D – Dinner)

 

CRUISE COST FROM:  $2,115 per person sharing a triple room

 

NOTE:  cruise is quoted in Euros, so cost will fluctuate with the exchange rate

Includes:

  • Accommodation on board M/V Ocean Diamond

  • Full board on board (all meals)

  • Coffee, tea and water

  • Zodiac rides (weather permitting)

  • Icelandic tour guide (German / English speaking)

  • all lectures on board

  • Entertainment program on board

  • Iceland ProCruises windbreaker

 

Excludes:

  • International flights

  • Travel Insurance

  • Optional excursions

  • Gratuities

  • Items of a personal nature
     

A percentage of each booking  cost goes to a charity of your (or our) choice.

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