Iceland Circumnavigation

Ocean CruiseIceland


From $2,035 USD
May 11 - Sep 3, 2018
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 onboard 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 15, 2018

May 11 - September 9, 2019

Departure

  • B May 11 - May 20, 2018, 10 days
  • B May 20 - May 29, 2018, 10 days
  • C May 29 - Jun 7, 2018, 10 days
  • C Jun 16 - Jun 25, 2018 fully booked
  • C Jun 25 - Jul 4, 2018 fully booked
  • C Jul 4 - Jul 13, 2018, 10 days
  • C Jul 13 - Jul 22, 2018, 10 days
  • B Sep 3 - Sep 12, 2018 fully booked
  • A Sep 15 - Sep 22, 2018, 8 days

Price

from $2,035 per person, 2018
from $2,160 per person, 2019

T - Porthole triple
Deck 3
Season B $2,035  - early bird rate
Season C $2,285  - early bird rate
P - Porthole
Deck 3
Season B $3,050  - early bird rate
Season C Fully booked
O - Obstructed view
Deck 5 + 6
Season B $4,220 - early bird rate
Season C $ 4, 430 - early bird rate
D - Panorama window
Deck 4+5+6
Season B $5,210 - early bird rate
Season C 5,475 - early bird rate
B - Panorama window
Deck 4
Season B $7,195 - early bird rate
Season C $7,560 - early bird rate
A - Balcony
Deck 7
Season B $8,930- early bird rate
Season C $9,385 - early bird rate

2018 Early bird rates, in USD per person, valid until 28th Feb 2018!

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
  • $25 Service fee

Please note

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

Tour Options

Day 1 REYKJAVIK

Use your leisure time in Reykjavik to discover the unique charm of the world's northernmost capital or book one of our pre-programs. Or explore the sights of south and west Iceland on a self-drive road trip. 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 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 uninhabited 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.

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)

Today's port of call is Djupivogur fishing village in southeast Iceland, starting point for an optional excursion to the amazing glacier lagoon. Huge blocks of ice constantly break off the glacier, Breidamerkurjökull, and large icebergs float on the lagoon. The lagoon is not very wide but it is up to 250 meters deep which makes it the deepest lake in Iceland.

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. More post-cruise programs can be found here.

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.

Iceland Circumnavigation - Itinerary 2018
Day 1 Reykjavik depart 20.00
Day 2 Stykkisholmur depart 10.00 arrive 19.00
Day 3 Isafjördur depart 09.00 arrive 17.00
Day 4 Siglufjördur depart 08.00 arrive 13.00
Day 4 Grimsey depart 16.30 arrive 19.30
Day 5 Akureyri depart 01.00 arrive 23.59
Day 6 Husavik depart 06.00
Day 7 Seydisfjördur depart 08.00 arrive 20.00
Day 8 Djupivogur depart 06.00 arrive 18.00
Day 9 Vestmannaeyjar (Westman Islands) depart 09.00 arrive 20.00
Day 10 Reykjavik depart 08.00

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