Iceland Circumnavigation

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From $2,160 USD
May 11 - Sep 9, 2019
10 Days / 9 Nights

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

Overview

Experience an unforgettable journey around Iceland on board 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 11 - September 9, 2019

Departures 2019

  • B May 11 - May 20, 2019, 10 days
  • B May 20 - May 29, 2019, 10 days
  • C May 29 - Jun 7, 2019, 10 days
  • C Jun 16 - Jun 25, 2019, 10 days
  • C Jun 25 - Jul 4, 2019, 10 days
  • C Jul 4 - Jul 13, 2019, 10 days
  • C Jul 13 - Jul 22, 2019, 10 days
  • C Jul 31 - Aug 9, 2019, 10 days
  • B Aug 31 - Sep 9, 2019

Prices 2019

from $2,160 per person, 2019, early bird rates, triple occupancy, category T
from $2,695 per person, 2019, regular rates, triple occupancy, category T

T - Porthole triple
Deck 3
Season B $2,160 early bird rate
Season C $2,350 early bird rate
Season B $2,695 regular rate
Season C $2,935 regular rate
P - Porthole
Deck 3
Season B $3,235 early bird rate
Season C $3,395 early bird rate
Season B $4,045 regular rate
Season C $4,245 regular rate
O - Obstructed view
Deck 5 + 6
Season B $4,645 early bird rate
Season C $4,880 early bird rate
Season B $5,795 regular rate
Season C $6,095 regular rate
D - Panorama window
Deck 4+5+6
Season B $5,740 early bird rate
Season C $6,030 early bird rate
Season B $7,125 regular rate
Season C $7,535 regular rate
B - Panorama window
Deck 4
Season B $7,570 early bird rate
Season C $7,945 early bird rate
Season B $9,460 regular rate
Season C $9,935 regular rate
A - Balcony
Deck 7
Season B $9,395 early bird rate
Season C $9,865 early bird rate
Season B $11,740 regular rate
Season C $12,330 regular rate

2019 Early bird rates, in USD per person, valid until 28th Dec 2018!
After December 28, 2018 please see regular rates.
Single occupancy upon request (75% surcharge)

Ocean Diamond cabins

Ocean Diamond deck plan

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

Please note

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

Tour Options

Day 1 REYKJAVIK

Our optional Air & Ground package provides a convenient arrival. Use your leisure time in Reykjavik to discover the unique charm of the world’s northernmost capital and book one of our pre-programs (prices 2019 upon request). Or explore the sights of south and west Iceland on a self-drive road trip (prices 2019 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 STYKKISHOLMUR (B, L, D)

Stykkisholmur is the starting point of our adventures on the Snæfellnes Peninsula. Often called "Iceland in Miniature" because of its it diverse landscapes, the area is home to bird-rich Breidafjördur Bay and Snaefellsjökull 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 ISAFJÖRDUR (B, L, D)

Today's destination is Isafjördur, 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  areas without roads, 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 SIGLUFJÖRDUR - GRIMSEY (B, L, D)

By morning we reach the fjord town of Siglufjördur, 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 Grimsey Island. Located about 25 miles (40 km) off the mainland on the Arctic 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. If weather conditions do not allow an excursion to Grimsey, we visit Hrisey, the second largest island of Iceland. With only 153 inhabitants, the island is located in Eyjafjördur, about 35 kilometers north of Akureyri.

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.

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 SEYDISFJÖRDUR (B, L, D)

Iceland's East Fjords are best explored from the impossibly picturesque port of Seydisfjördur, nestled between the sea and steep mountains. Activities include seal spotting, horseback riding, and visiting the beautiful nature reserve Skalanes.

Day 8 DJUPIVOGUR (B, L, D)

The fishing village of Djupivogur is today's starting point to explore Vatnajökull Glacier (opional). Go on a four-wheel drive Jeep tour (optional) or take a boat trip in the Jökulsarlon Glacier lagoon (optional). Icebergs of all shapes and sizes are floating in the water - an unforgettable adventure on a body of water that didn't exist at the beginning of the last century, as the lagoon was recently formed by the retreat of the Breidarmerkurjökull Glacier tongue.

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 explore the sights of south and west Iceland on a self-drive road trip. 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.

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

Iceland Circumnavigation - Itinerary 2019
Day 1 Reykjavik Arrival Departure 20.00
Day 2 Stykkisholmur Arrival 08.00 Departure 19.00
Day 3 Isafjördur Arrival 07.00 Departure 17.00
Day 4 Siglufjördur Arrival 08.00 Departure 12.00
Day 4 Grimsey Arrival 15.00 Departure 19.30
Day 5 Akureyri Arrival 00.00 Departure 22.30
Day 6 Husavik Arrival 06.00 Departure 17.00
Day 7 Seydisfjördur Arrival 08.00 Departure 22.00
Day 8 Djupivogur Arrival 06.00 Departure 18.00
Day 9 Vestmannaeyjar (Westman Islands) Arrival 09.00 Departure 18.30
Day 10 Reykjavik Arrival 08.00

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