Iceland Circumnavigation

Ocean CruiseIceland


From $2,595 USD
May 16 - July 18, 2017
10 Days / 9 Nights

Iceland Circumnavigation aboard the Ocean Diamond, cruise from Reykjavik to Isafjordur, Husavik, Vestmannaeyjar, learn about Iceland's culture and history

Overview

Experience an unforgettable journey around Iceland aboard the Ocean Diamond. Discover this mystical land steeped in Viking traditions, volcanic landscapes, black-sand beaches, volcanoes, glaciers and thunderous waterfalls. A diverse array of natural wonders, the Icelandic way of Life, pristine forces of nature, combinations of fire, water, earth and air. Exciting shore excursions offer many ways to interact with Iceland's culture, history and people.

Operation

May 16 - July 18, 2017

Departure

May 16 - May 25, 2017, Season A May 25 - Jun 3, 2017, Season A Jun 12 - Jun 21, 2017, Season B Jun 21 - Jun 30, 2017, Season B Jun 30 - Jul 9, 2017, Season B Jul 9 - Jul 18, 2017, Season B Jul 18 - Jul 27, 2017, Season B

Price

  • from $2,595 per person, Triple cabin, Season A
  • from $2,845 per person, Triple cabin, Season B
  • T
  • Deck 3
  • $2,595
  • P
  • Deck 3
  • $3,530
  • O
  • Deck 5-6
  • $4,880
  • D
  • Deck 4-5-6
  • $6,030
  • B
  • Deck 4
  • $8,325
  • A
  • Deck 7
  • $10,330
2017 rates, in USD per person.

Included

  • Accommodation in booked cabin category
  • All meals: breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • Coffee, tea and water
  • All Zodiac excursions (weather dependent)
  • Icelandic/English speaking guide
  • All presentations from cruise staff and guest speakers
  • Onboard entertainment program
  • Iceland ProCruises Windjacket

Not Included

  • International flights
  • Travel insurance
  • Luggage handling
  • Optional excursions & gratuities
  • $25 Service fee

Please note

  • All routes and excursions are provisional and subject to change
  • All Zodiac excursions are weather dependent

Tour Options

  • Optional excursions
  • Air & Ground Package (please see 'More Info')

Day 1 REYKJAVIK

Use your leisure time in Reykjavik to discover the unique charm of the world's northernmost capital or book one ouf our pre-programs. 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 STYKKISHOLMUR (B, L, D)

Stykkisholmur is the starting point of our adventures on the Snaefellnes Peninsula. Often called "Iceland in Miniature" because of its it diverse landscapes, the area is home to bird-rich Breidafjordur Bay and Snaefellsjokull glacier, which sits atop a 700,000-year-old dormant volcano that was featured in the Jules Verne novel Journey to the Center of the Earth.

Day 3 ISAFJORDUR (B, L, D)

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 SIGLUFJORDUR - GRIMSEY (B, L, D)

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 uninhabited Grimsey Island. Located about 25 miles (40 km) off the mainland on the Artic Circle, the island harbors a variety of bird species including puffins, guillemots and gulls. Later we set sail for Akureyri, Iceland's lovable second largest city.

Day 5 AKUREYRI (B, L, D)

Ranging inland from Akureyri, we visit the fascinating Lake Myvatn region, where the schizophrenic landscape looks as if "heaven and hell" have clashed. One side of the lake features rugged volcanic remnants, while the other side is blessed with lush vegetation and varied bird life. Summer shore excursion options include a journey to Askja volcano via Super Jeep.

Day 6 HUSAVIK (B, L, D)

In the early morning hours we steam into Skjalfandi Bay and Husavik. 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 variety of bird. Watching these graceful ocean giants in their Arctic habitat is an unforgettable experience.

Day 7 SEYDISFJORDUR (B, L, D)

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, kayaking and guided hikes of the Vestadalur area.

Day 8 DJUPIVOGUR (B, L, D)

Today's port of call is Djupivogur fishing village in southeast Iceland, starting point for an optional excursion to Vatnajokull glacier.

Day 9 VESTMANNAEYAR - WESTMAN ISLANDS (B, L, D)

Located off Iceland's south coast, the Westman Islands were formed by submarine volcanic eruptions around 10,000 years ago. Surtsey Island emerged from the sea in 1963 and is one the youngest land masses on earth. We go ashore on Heimaey, the only inhabited island, where half-buried houses remain from a violent 1973 eruption. During the shore landing there is time for bird watching and you might even spot whales.

Day 10 REYKJAVIK - DEPARTURE (B)

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 package or other post-cruise programs. Or 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.

Iceland Circumnavigation - Itinerary 2017 Day City Arrival Departure 1 Reykjavik 20.00 2 Stykkisholmur 10.00 19.00 3 Isafjordur 09.00 17.00 4 Siglufjordur 08.00 13.00 4 Grimsey 16.30 19.30 5 Akureyri 01.00 23.59 6 Husavik 06.0

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