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Iceland in Depth aboard New Boutique Expedition Ship

Iceland in Depth aboard New Boutique Expedition Ship

From AUD $9,978

Description

Experience the wild and fantastic landscapes of Iceland – the land of fire and ice – on our luxury boutique ship. Circumnavigate the geologically active island, accompanied by breaching whales, to see the puffin capital of the world. Along the way, we will discover the phenomena of fjords, spectacular waterfalls and neverending volcanic scenery. Book our Iceland in Depth cruise so you can soak in mineral-filled geothermal pools, hike to thundering waterfalls, duck under the spray of spouting hot geysers, spot millions upon millions of Atlantic puffins and trek across remote locations where only arctic fox live, to bring home memories that last a lifetime.

Trip Name
Iceland in Depth aboard New Boutique Expedition Ship
Days
8
Overview
Vessel Type: Luxury Expedition / Cruise Ship Length: 115 metres Passenger Capacity: 152 Built: 2020-2021-2022 Our brand new ship has been designed to journey to off the beaten path destinations and remote polar regions in style and comfort. The ship incorporates a PC5 ice-strengthened hull combined with extra-large stabilisers to make your journey as smooth as possible. Sophisticated Elegance. We know how important outdoor space is, so our spacious, relaxing public spaces provide wide open, unobstructed views throughout the ship. The destination will always be in view. Your Wellbeing. The safety & happiness of our guests is paramount to our 120-strong crew on board as well as our passionate expedition team who'll be serving up thrilling shore excursions and lasting memories. Cabin Types. Our 76 cabins including 6 suites have all the amenities you will need to feel comfortable including dressing gowns, hairdryers, personal safes and minibars. Our stylish cabins all have desks, a dressing area and comfy seating. En suite bathrooms all feature glass-enclosed rain showers.

Itinerary



Day 1 - DAY 1, REYKJAVIK
In the centre of Iceland’s sprawling capital city, the modern organ-pipe-shaped Hallgrimskirkja church dominates the top of town. Cosy bars, cafes and shops line the surrounding streets heated by geothermal waters. The regenerated harbour is home to a striking modern concert hall. Popular trips include to the Blue Lagoon, a geothermal spa near the village of Grindavik, and the Golden Circle tour taking in Gullfoss Waterfall and the mighty Strokkur geyser in Thingvellir National Park.
Day 2 - DAY 2, HEIMAEY
Ten million Atlantic puffins make Heimaey, in the Westman Islands off southern Iceland, the largest puffin colony in the world. Despite a population of 4,000 people, puffins have even been spotted in the town of Vestmannaeyjar. A small volcano museum charts the story of the town’s devastation in 1973 by lava flow from the Eldfell volcano, where visitors can hike up to its windy top for panoramic views passing by signs of that eruption.
Day 3 - DAY 3, VIK
Vik is a coastal village in southern Iceland with black-sand beaches. An area of volcanic activity, nearby Eyjafjallajökull volcano erupted in 2010 causing widespread disruption to air travel. East of Vik is a large colony of nesting arctic tern where you might spot Atlantic puffins, also known as the common puffin, seabirds from the auk family. Other birds in the area include little auks, fulmars and kittiwakes, Orca and humpback whales are common sights here.
Day 4 - DAY 4, ESKIFJORDUR
A fjord and village in the Eastern Fjords of Iceland, Eskifjörður attracted 18th- and 19th-century seafarers. A nod to its past, Randulfssjóhus (Randulf Seahouse) illustrates the area’s fishery history and includes dishes made from shark and dried fish. Along the fjord, Helgustadir quarry is one of the world’s top spar mines from where huge transparent spar, or Icelandic, crystals have been excavated. Built by French fishermen, Faskrudsfjordur to the south still has road signs in French.
Day 5 - DAY 5, AKUREYRI
In northern Iceland on Eyjafjördur, Akureyri is known for its colourful old town, heart-shaped traffic lights and woodlands. Nearby tours of Lake Mývatn, the most geologically active area in Iceland, include lava formations, hot springs, caves and rifts, boiling mud pools, volcanic craters, the roaring Godafoss waterfall and Game of Thrones locations. Puffins nest on the inhabited island of Grimsey that crosses the Arctic Circle, while Hrísey island is said to have powerful healing energies.
Day 6 - DAY 6, ISAFJORDUR / VIGA ISLAND
Surrounded by fjords in the Westfjords region, Isafjordur is a bustling fishing town in northwest Iceland with colourful wooden 18th- and 19th-century houses. Nearby is Sudavik, home to the Arctic Fox Centre. Iceland’s only mammal, the arctic fox lives on the lush tundra of Hornstrandir Nature Reserve - the northernmost peninsula in the Westfjords. Offshore, Vigur Island is a bird sanctuary popular for puffins but also arctic terns and eiders. You will also find Iceland's smallest post office.
Day 7 - DAY 7, DYNJANDI
Considered one of Iceland’s most impressive, this thunderous waterfall in the Westfjords region gives the impression of a bridal veil as it spreads its tumbling waters down a series of ever- growing cascades. Dynjandi is one of the most photographed sights in Iceland. Walking up to it takes 15 minutes passing five smaller waterfalls. Nearby, Hrafnseyri is the birthplace of Jón Sigurdsson, 19th-century leader of the Icelandic Independence movement. The museum includes an Icelandic turf house.
Day 8 - DAY 8, REYKJAVIK
In the centre of Iceland’s sprawling capital city, the modern organ-pipe-shaped Hallgrimskirkja church dominates the top of town. Cosy bars, cafes and shops line the surrounding streets heated by Iceland's geothermal waters. The regenerated harbour is home to a striking modern concert hall. Popular trips include to the Blue Lagoon, a geothermal spa near the village of Grindavik, and the Golden Circle tour taking in Gullfoss Waterfall and the mighty Strokkur geyser in Thingvellir National Park.
Day 9 - Please Note:
Itineraries are subject to change.

Trip Dates

StartEndPrice FromRoom Type
16-05-202223-05-2022AUD $9,978Oceanview
16-05-202223-05-2022AUD $10,859Balcony. From
16-05-202223-05-2022AUD $13,753Suite
16-05-202223-05-2022AUD $15,566Premium Suite

Inclusions

    • Learn about the island’s unique geology and history from our team of on-board experts
    • Be awestruck by spectacular volcanic landscape from thermal pools and geysers in the west to lava flows and bubbling mud in the east
    • Keep your eye out for breaching orca and humpback whales in far-flung icy waters
    • Listen to the thunderous roar of Dynjandi waterfall and cruise along remote fjords
    • Spot Atlantic puffins on Heimaey Island, the puffin-watching capital of the world

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