About This Cruise
Reykjavik, Surtsey Island, Heimaey Island, Seydisfjordur, Akureyri, Isafjordur, Grundarfjordur,
- Six nights accommodation in double or twin cabins with private bathroom with shower and air conditioning
- All meals in all venues
- All non-alcoholic beverages
- Welcome Cocktail at reception
- Fresh fruit and flowers in stateroom
- All onboard entertainment
- Use of fitness facility
- Use of watersports equipment
- Transportation to most shore excursions
- Soak in Reykjavik’s famous Blue Lagoon, a soothing 98-104°F year-round
- Sail past Surtsey Island, the youngest place on earth, created by an eruption in 1963
- Visit the island of Heimaey, the Pompeii of the North, covered in ash by a devastating 1973 eruption
- Overnight in Seydisfjordur with its colorful historic houses imported from Norway by wealthy merchants at the turn of the 20th century
- Take a polar flight to Grimsey Island and stand half in, half out of the Arctic Circle
- Witness the rainbow-colored beauty of Godafoss, “Waterfall of the Gods,” outside Akureyri
- Meet a friendly Icelandic horse, brought to Iceland by the Vikings in the 9th or 10th century A.D.
- Sample “Viking sushi” (fermented shark), the national dish of Iceland
While we have no specific air deals on this cruise, please call 1-888-868-6871 if you would like us to assist with your airfare.
- Alcoholic drinks with meals
- Tips and Gratuities
- Government taxes and fees (usually between $35 to $300 per person)
- Travel Insurance
Day 1: Reykjavik, Iceland
The world's most northerly capital enjoys almost 24-hour sunlight in summer, all the better to show off the city’s eclectic architecture and dazzling natural wonders. Soak in the milky Blue Lagoon, visit Guilfoss Waterfall, find Pingvellir National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site , or explore the surprisingly vibrant local museum and art scene.
Day 2: Surtsey, Iceland
Take a boat tour to view Surtsey Island, which only rose from the sea in the 1960's and has been a protected UNEXCO World Heritage Site since its birth. The other big attraction here is seabirds. Zodiac tours provice close up views of seabird populated sea cliffs including the largest colony of Atlantic puffins.
Day 2: Heimaey Island, Iceland
Witness a world still in transition. Circle Surtsey Island, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, which rose from the sea in the 1960s. Next up, Heimaey, where a volcanic eruption created a modern-day Pompeii in 1973.
Day 3 and 4: Seydisfjordur, Iceland
Seydisfjord is 11 miles of long, narrow, beautiful waterway surrounded by high mountains that ends at the town of Seydisfjordur, known for its old multi-colored wooden buildings and cascading waterfalls even in the town. This is home of the Skalanes Nature Reserve with its wide variety of wildlife including more than 45 bird species. The first high-voltage electricity in Iceland was opened here in 1913 and is still in operation today. A popular hiking path starts at the town center, following the east bank of the Fjardara River that flows through the center of town.
Day 5: Akureyri, Iceland
Akureyri is an important port and fisheries center especially because of its ice-free harbor so close to the Arctic Circle. It lies at the end of Iceland’s longest fjord, which is 37 miles long, at sits at the base of snowcapped peaks that offer some of Iceland’s best skiing during the winter. Must-sees in Akureyri include the Listagil (art canyon) which is home to many arts and crafts galleries and shops, the beautiful church in the center of town, the botanical garden, and Hafnarstraeti, the main shopping street.This is also the perfect place to ride an Icelandic horse or soak in the sky-blue Myvatn Nature Baths.
Day 6: Isafjordur, Iceland
Small and easily walkable Isafjordur has one of the largest fisheries in Iceland. But the sever decline of the fishing industry has caused Isafjordur to look elsewhere for work. Despite its small size, this town has a school of music and has become a center for alternative music and they host a yearly festival that provides a platform for local musicians, band from around Iceland and the world to perform.
Day 7: Grundarfjordur, Iceland
Beautiful Grundarfjordur is located between a mountain range and the sea. The road nearby crosses a lava field that is partially warm so now does not always stick there. The main attraction of the area is Snaefellsjokull National Park full of regal glaciers, lava fields, waterfalls, caves, calderas, and basalt cliffs. The peninsula there received the EARTHCHECK Sustainable Community Award in 2010, the first area in Iceland to win such a award.
Day 8: Reykjavik, Iceland
The world's most northerly capital enjoys almost 24-hour sunlight in summer, all the better to show off the city's eclectic architecture and dazzling natural wonders. Soak in the milky Blue Lagoon, visit Guilfoss Waterfall, find Pingvellir National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, or explore the surprisingly vibrant local museums and art scene.
Shore excursions not included. Please call 888-868-6871 for information.
Please call 888-868-6871 for information.