Fjords, Glaciers and Volcanoes

Ocean CruiseIceland

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From $6,890 USD
May 21 - June 1, 2017
12 Days / 11 Nights

Fjords, Glaciers and Volcanoes, 12-day expedition cruise around Iceland. land of fire and ice, with glaciers, volcanoes, geysers, impressive waterfalls.

Overview

Mythical Iceland cruise on the new MS Spitsbergen. Circumnavigate the land of ice and fire, with glaciers and volcanoes side by side. The unspoiled nature found here offers stunning landscapes, geysers, and impressive waterfalls. Experience a variety of islands, towns and fishing villages, spectacular views, and historic sites. Discover Wilderness, Wildlife, History, and Settlements dating back to the ancient Sagas - a heritage Icelanders keep alive.

Operation

May 21 - June 1, 2017

Departure

May 21 - June 1, 2017 June 1 - June 12, 2017

Price

  • from $6,890 per person, double superior cabin, deck 3
  • PolarInside
  • $5,318
  • PolarOutside
  • $5,659
  • ArcticSuperior
  • $9,195
  • ExpeditionSuite
  • sold out

Rates are in USD, per person in double cabin.

Included

  • Hurtigruten Expedition Voyage, 12 days
  • Cabin category of your choice
  • Full board (daily buffet breakfast, buffet lunch, and set or buffet dinner)
  • Wind- and water-resistant jacket
  • Landings and activities on board and ashore
  • Professional English-speaking Expedition Team that gives lectures
  • and accompanies landings and activities
  • Complimentary use of Muck Boot rubber boots
  • Complimentary tea and coffee

Not Included

  • International flights and airport taxes
  • Luggage handling
  • Optional excursions
  • Personal items
  • Travel and Cruise protection
  • Gratuities
  • $25 Service fee

Please note

  • Cruise begins and ends in Reykjavik, Iceland

Tour Options

  • Pre- and post cruise nights in Reykjavik
  • Optional excursions

Day 1 ICELAND CRUISE ( D)

45 minutes after touching down at Keflavik International Airport, located among lava rocks, moss, and mountains, you find yourself in Reykjavik, a charming and vibrant town with lots of restaurants, museums, and shops on narrow streets.

Day 2 STYKKISHOLMUR (B, L, D)

West Iceland is often referred to as 'The Sagaland'. Experience Stykkisholmur's diversity, with lava and rock formations, glaciers, volcanic activity, and hot and cold springs. Participate in one of our exciting activities, such as kayaking, hiking, and horseback riding.

Day 3 FLATEY - BJARGTANGER - LATRABJARG (B, L, D)

On the charming island of Flatey, time appears to stand still. Take a stroll around the village and travel back in time among the 19th century buildings. Latrabjarg is a promontory and the westernmost point in Iceland - home to millions of birds including puffins, northern gannets, guillemots, and razorbills.

Day 4 ISAFJORDUR (B, L, D)

Isafjordur is the largest town in the Westfjords and has a long history as a major center of commerce and trade - all based on fish. Experience the town's architecture or join our wide range of optional excursions.

Day 5 HORNBJARG CLIFF - REYKJAFJORDUR (B, L, D)

The Hornbjarg cliff is one of the greatest seabird habitats in Iceland, and we will try to land here. Reykjafjordur can only be reached on foot or by boat, and we plan to take a closer look at this stunning area.

Day 6 SIGLUFJORDUR - GRIMSEY (B, L, D)

Siglufjordur offers both recreation and sightseeing. A few hours in the rugged landscape gives you the chance to savor the peace and tranquility found here. Grimsey is where the Arctic Circle meets Iceland, and we will use our expedition landing craft to reach this island.

Day 7 AKUREYRI (B, L, D)

Akureyri is a lively and energetic town. It is the most populated community outside the Reykjavík area and the center of trade and culture for the north of Iceland. Akureyri is close to many of Iceland's most renowned natural-beauty locations, and the town itself is a popular destination. Enjoy an optional hike or join an excursion to the impressive Godafoss waterfall.

Day 8 HUSAVIK (B, L, D)

Husavik is the oldest settlement in Iceland. The town's most famous landmark is Husavikurkirkja, a wooden church built in 1907. Over the years, Husavik has become increasingly popular in Iceland as a whale-watching area, and is home to the Husavik Whale Museum. After leaving the town, we will sail past the Langanes Peninsula in the evening.

Day 9 BAKKAGERDI - SEYDISFJORDUR (B, L, D)

Bakkagerdi is the main settlement in Borgarfjordur. This area is known for its natural beauty and as 'the land of the elves'. There are many puffin colonies in the fjord, so it is a popular place for birdwatching. Bakkagerdi is off the typical tourist track and offers peace, quiet, and impressive views.

If you prefer to be more active, you can join us for an optional tour to the natural forest of Hallormstadur. Seydisfjordur is distinguished by its Norwegian heritage. The colorful Norwegian-style wooden houses date from the early 20th century and make this village unique. Explore the town, join a hike, or take an optional excursion out to Skalanes.

Day 10 HOFN (B, L, D)

Large mountains, wide rivers, and the ever-present Vatnajokull Glacier dominate the area around the charming fishing village of Hofn. From the harbor you can experience a scenic view of the famous glacier, the largest in Europe and a spectacular sight. On the east coast you will find pine forests, lush farmlands, and a variety of colorful fishing villages and vibrant seaside communities.

Day 11 SURTSEY - HEIMAEY - WESTMAN ISLANDS (B, L, D)

Surtsey is a volcanic island formed by an eruption that started 425 feet below sea level and reached the surface in 1963. Surtsey was inscribed in the UNESCO World Heritage list in 2008. Heimaey is the largest of the Westman Islands, located off Iceland's south coast, and is dominated by magnificent bird cliffs. Most of the islands have steep sea cliffs that form natural habitats for many different birds, including puffins. The islands are also a great place for spotting whales.

Day 12 REYKJAVIK (B)

Our voyage of discovery and adventure ends in Reykjavik.

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