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Iceland Circumnavigation Cruise

Iceland Circumnavigation Cruise

From USD $2,885

Description

Experience an unforgettable journey around Iceland onboard the OCEAN DIAMOND. Discover this mystical land steeped in Viking traditions and volcanic landscapes rarely seen anywhere else on earth. This voyage reveals a diverse array of natural wonders and the Icelandic way of life. A range of exciting shore excursions offers countless ways to interact with Iceland’s culture, nature, history and people.

Trip Name
Iceland Circumnavigation Cruise
Days
10
Overview
Vessel Type: Expedition Length: 124 metres Passenger Capacity: 224 Built / refurbished: 1974 / 1986 / 2018 / 2021 Thanks to two stabilizers that significantly reduce roll and an ice-strengthened hull, the OCEAN DIAMOND is the ideal ship for exploring the waters around Iceland. Due to its compact size, the OCEAN DIAMOND can enter fjords and bays too shallow for larger vessels. The ship features a range of modern onboard amenities and is staffed with outstanding officers and crew, as well as bilingual expedition leaders and guides. The ship’s Zodiacs are available for shore excursions. After a busy day of exploration, passengers can savor a health or beauty treatment in the onboard Spa, or enjoy views of the spectacular Arctic scenery from the Panorama Salon. The Green Initiatives on the OCEAN DIAMOND include: Better water conservation practices, reducing and eliminating single use plastics and using biodegradable shampoos and cleaning products. 

Itinerary



Day 1 - Day 1 Reykjavik
Our optional Air & Ground package (prices for 2022 on request) provides a convenient arrival. Use your leisure time in Reykjavik to discover the unique charm of the world’s northernmost capital and book one ouf our pre-programs (prices for 2022 on request). Or explore the sights of south and west Iceland on a self-drive road trip (prices upon request). The OCEAN DIAMOND docks in Old Reykjavik Harbor in the heart of the city, a five-minute stroll from the main squares, shopping and dining. The ship departs in the evening.
Day 2 - Day 2 Stykkisholmur
Stykkisholmur is the starting point of our adventures on the Snaefellsnes Peninsula. Often called “Iceland in Miniature” because of its diverse landscapes, the area is home to bird-rich Breidafjordur Bay and Snaefellsjokull glacier. This glacier sits atop of a 700,000-year-old dormant volcano that was featured in the Jules Verne novel Journey to the Center of the Earth.
Day 3 - Day 3 Isafjordur
Today‘s destination is Isafjordur, an idyllic town in the Westfjords region. This secluded peninsula is connected to the Icelandic mainland by only a narrow strip of land and includes many roadless areas where cars have never been. The landscape includes jaw-dropping views of dramatic fjords carved by ancient glaciers, sheer table mountains that plunge into the sea and pristine North Atlantic vegetation.
Day 4 - Day 4 Siglufjordur/Hrisey
By morning we reach the fjord town of Siglufjordur, once the hub of the global herring industry and now enjoying a rebirth in popularity. Learn about the golden age of herring at the award-winning Herring Era Museum located on the vibrant harbor-front. In the early afternoon we head to Hrisey, the second largest island of Iceland. With only 153 inhabitants, the island is located in Eyjafjordur, about 22 miles (35 km) north of Akureyri.
Day 5 - Day 5 Flatey/Husavik
In the morning we visit Flatey Island. Its a natural haven for birdlife and home to the arctic tern and puffins, which can be observed at close quarters. In the early afternoon we steam further into the Skjalfandi Bay and visit Husavik.
Day 6 - Day 6 Husavik
Husavik is often called the “Whale watching capital” of Iceland, the town’s offshore waters are home to 15 different whale species, as well as dolphins and 30 varieties of birds. Watching these graceful ocean giants in their Arctic habitat is an unforgettable experience.
Day 7 - Day 7 Seydisfjördur
Iceland’s East Fjords are best explored from the impossibly picturesque port of Seydisfjordur, nestled between the sea and steep mountains. Activities include seal spotting, horseback riding, and visiting the beautiful nature reserve Skalanes.
Day 8 - Day 8 Djupivogur
The fishing village of Djupivogur is today’s starting point to explore Vatnajokull Glacier (optional). Go on a four wheel-drive Jeep tour (optional) or take a boat trip in the Jokulsarlon glacier Lagoon (optional). Icebergs of all shapes and sizes are floating in the water - an unforgettable adventure.
Day 9 - Day 9 Vestmannaeyjar (Westman Islands)
Located off Iceland’s South Coast, the Westman Islands were formed by submarine volcanic eruptions around 10,000 years ago. We go ashore on Heimaey, the only inhabited island, where half-buried houses remain from a violent 1973 eruption.
Day 10 - Day 10 Reykjavik
After breakfast we bid farewell to the OCEAN DIAMOND as we sail back into Reykjavik. Explore inland areas like the Golden Circle and its famous Gullfoss waterfall via our Air & Ground (prices for 2022 on request) package or explore the sights of south and west Iceland on a self-drive road trip (prices upon request). You can also simply hang out in Reykjavik, a perfect city for those who want to refresh their spirit in a place that combines invigorating outdoor activities, great food and world-class entertainment.Please note: If you book return flights on your own please choose a connection that does not depart before noon from Keflavik airport on the same day the OCEAN DIAMOND arrives in Reykjavik.
Day 11 - Please Note:
Itineraries are subject to change.

Trip Dates

StartEndPrice FromRoom Type
09-05-202218-05-2022USD $2,885Triple / Category T
09-05-202218-05-2022USD $4,299Single Porthole / Category P
09-05-202218-05-2022USD $6,020Twin Obstructed View / Category O
09-05-202218-05-2022USD $8,150Twin Window / Category D
09-05-202218-05-2022USD $12,365Balcony Suite / Category A
18-05-202227-05-2022USD $2,885Triple / Category T
18-05-202227-05-2022USD $4,299Single Porthole / Category P
18-05-202227-05-2022USD $6,020Twin Obstructed View / Category O
18-05-202227-05-2022USD $8,150Twin Window / Category D
18-05-202227-05-2022USD $12,365Balcony Suite / Category A
27-05-202205-06-2022USD $3,025Triple / Category T
27-05-202205-06-2022USD $4,515Single Porthole / Category P
27-05-202205-06-2022USD $6,320Twin Obstructed View / Category O
27-05-202205-06-2022USD $8,550Twin Window / Category D
27-05-202205-06-2022USD $12,980Balcony Suite / Category A
05-06-202214-06-2022USD $3,025Triple / Category T
05-06-202214-06-2022USD $4,515Single Porthole / Category P
05-06-202214-06-2022USD $6,320Twin Obstructed View / Category O
05-06-202214-06-2022USD $8,550Twin Window / Category D
05-06-202214-06-2022USD $12,980Balcony Suite / Category A
23-06-202202-07-2022USD $3,025Triple / Category T
23-06-202202-07-2022USD $4,515Single Porthole / Category P
23-06-202202-07-2022USD $6,320Twin Obstructed View / Category O
23-06-202202-07-2022USD $8,550Twin Window / Category D
23-06-202202-07-2022USD $12,980Balcony Suite / Category A
02-07-202211-07-2022USD $3,025Triple / Category T
02-07-202211-07-2022USD $4,515Single Porthole / Category P
02-07-202211-07-2022USD $6,320Twin Obstructed View / Category O
02-07-202211-07-2022USD $8,550Twin Window / Category D
02-07-202211-07-2022USD $12,980Balcony Suite / Category A
11-07-202220-07-2022USD $3,025Triple / Category T
11-07-202220-07-2022USD $4,515Single Porthole / Category P
11-07-202220-07-2022USD $6,320Twin Obstructed View / Category O
11-07-202220-07-2022USD $8,550Twin Window / Category D
11-07-202220-07-2022USD $12,980Balcony Suite / Category A
20-07-202229-07-2022USD $3,025Triple / Category T
20-07-202229-07-2022USD $4,515Single Porthole / Category P
20-07-202229-07-2022USD $6,320Twin Obstructed View / Category O
20-07-202229-07-2022USD $8,550Twin Window / Category D
20-07-202229-07-2022USD $12,980Balcony Suite / Category A

Inclusions

    • Admire black-sand beaches, erupting volcanoes, lumbering glaciers and thunderous waterfalls while at the same time swimming in hot springs, betting on when geysers will erupt, and hiking across barren rocky deserts.
    • Be introduced to many facets of the island, learn more about the country and its people, wildlife as varied as wild horses and whales, culture and cuisine, stories and legends.
    • Most cities and towns are located along the coast and can easily be reached by boat. However, our numerous shore excursions give you the opportunity to explore the interior of Iceland as well.

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