Northern Lights and Whales

Ocean CruiseIceland

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From $1,915 USD
Sep 22 - Sep 28, 2018
0 Days / 6 Nights

Northern Lights and Whales, cruise on the Ocean Diamond around Iceland, land of fire and ice. See the Aurora, whales and the southern coast to Jökulsarlon.

Overview

Northern Lights and Whales, 7-day Iceland Combo-Tour by cruise and coach. Voyage on the MS Ocean Diamond from Reykjavik, Iceland's capital, to idyllic towns and dramatic fjords carved by ancient glaciers. Sail the Westfjords with good chance to see the mystical Aurora, the Northern Lights dancing in the Arctic sky. From the sea, where we might spot different species of whales, to an overland trip along the south coast to Jökulsarlon Glacial Lagoon.

Operation

Sep 22 - Sep 28, 2018

Departure

September 22, 2018

Price

from $1,915 per person - early bird rate

T - Porthole triple
Deck 3
Season B $1,915  - early bird rate
Season B $2,090  - regular rate

P - Porthole
Deck 3
Season B $2,360  - early bird rate
Season B $2,625 - regular rate

O - Obstructed view
Deck 5 + 6
Season B $2,765 - early bird rate
Season B $ 3,130 - regular rate

D - Panorama window
Deck 4+5+6
Season B $3,110 - early bird rate
Season B 3,560 - regular rate

B - Panorama window
Deck 4
Season B $3,795 - early bird rate
Season B $4,425 - regular rate

A - Balcony
Deck 7
Season B $4,400- early bird rate
Season B $5,180 - regular rate

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

Ocean Diamond cabins

Ocean Diamond deck plan

Included

  • Included on ship:
  • Accommodation in booked cabin category
  • All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner)
  • Coffee, tea and water
  • Zodiac excursions (weather-dependent)
  • Icelandic/English speaking guide
  • All presentations from cruise staff and guest speakers
  • Onboard entertainment program
  • Iceland ProCruises Windjacket
  • Included on bus tour:
  • 3 nights in a typical hotel room with shower/toilet
  • 3 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 2 dinners
  • Icelandic/English speaking guide
  • Whale Watching on RIB boat

Not Included

  • International flights
  • Optional excursions
  • Gratuities
  • Travel insurance
  • $25 handling fee

Please note

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

Tour Options

  • Pre- and Post tour
  • Air & Ground Package

This voyage is also possible in reverse order, 22 September - 28 September, 2018

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. 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. Tonight you may already have a first opportunity to see the Northern Lights!

Day 2 STYKKISHOLMUR (B, L, D)

In the morning the OCEAN DIAMOND reaches the small village of Stykkisholmur, the starting point for our explorations of the Snæfellsnes peninsula. Snæfellsnes is also known as “Iceland in miniature” since this region contains nearly all different kind of Icelandic scenery. In the evening the OCEAN DIAMOND leaves Stykkisholmur for the direction of the Westfjords. Dark clear sky might offer great opportunities for the Northern Lights.

Day 3 ISAFJÖRDUR (B, L, D)

Today's destination is the idyllic town of Isafjördur, capital of the Westfjords region. This secluded peninsula is connected to the rest of Iceland by only a narrow strip of land. Even by Icelandic standards, the area can be described as unusually isolated. The landscape is characterized by mesas and dramatic fjords that cut deep into the landscape.

Day 4 HUSAVIK - MYVATN (B, L, D)

In the early morning hours we steam into Skjalfandi Bay and Husavik. After disembarkation we explore the natural beauty of the Lake Myvatn area, including the peculiar lava formations at Dimmuborgir and the pseudo craters at Skutustadir. The pseudo craters were formed by gas explosions when boiling lava flowed over the wetlands. Last but not least we visit Dettifoss, Europe’s most powerful waterfall, in the northern part of Vatnajökull National Park. Lunch will be provided on the way. 

Dinner and overnight in the Husavik area.

Day 5 AKUREYRI - WEST ICELAND (B, L, D)

Husavik is often called the “Whale watching capital” of Iceland, the town's offshore waters are home to 15 different whale species, as well as dolphins. Watching these graceful ocean giants in their Arctic habitat is an unforgettable experience. An exciting trip with RIB boats (Rigid Inflatable Boat) to search for the gentle giants awaits you. On our way to Akureyri we visit the impressive Godafoss, “the waterfall of the Gods”. In the year 1000, the Icelandic parliament (Althing) decided to give up their pagan religion in favor of Christianity. The story goes that the idols of the ancient Nordic religion (godars) were then thrown from the top of the waterfall (foss). The cascade retains its name, Godafoss in memory of this event. Lunch will be provided on the way. 

Dinner and overnight in West Iceland.

Day 6 REYKJAVIK (B, L, D)

On our way back to Reykjavik we pass Deildartunguhver, the most powerful hot spring in the world. A stop will be made to admire the beautiful Hraunfossar waterfalls, before continuing to Thingvellir National Park, the ancient site of the world’s first parliament. Our journey ends after a city tour in Reykjavik. Lunch will be provided the way. 

Overnight in Reykjavik.

Day 7 REYKJAVIK DEPARTURE (B)

Individual departure.

Extend your stay with one of our interesting post-programs. Our air and ground packages ensure a comfortable journey home.

Cruise itinerary 2018

Day 1 Reykjavik 
Day 2 Stykkisholmur 
Day 3 Isafjördur 
Day 4 Husavik/Myvatn
Day 5 Akureyri/West Iceland
Day 6 Reykjavik
Day 7 Reykjavik

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