Best Of Iceland

Ocean CruiseIceland

From $1,890 USD
September 9 - September 16, 2020
8 Days / 7 Nights

Best of Iceland, 8-day cruise onboard the Ocean Diamond circumnavigating Iceland. Enjoy pristine fjords, tremendous glaciers, hot springs and waterfalls.


Best of Iceland, 8-day cruise onboard the Ocean Diamond circumnavigating Iceland. Start from Reykjavik, sail the west coast to Isafjördur, north to Akureyri and Husavik. Continue east and visit the Westman Islands. Discover Iceland’s volcanic landscapes and distinctive culture. Enjoy pristine fjords, vast glaciers, hot springs and waterfalls. Exciting shore excursions offer countless ways to interact with Iceland’s culture, nature, history and people.


September 9 - September 16, 2020

Departure 2020

September 9 - September 16, 2020 / Season A

September 16 - September 23, 2020 / Season A

Prices 2020

from $1,890 per person, triple occupancy, category T, Early Bird Price
from $2,190 per person, 2019, Regular Rate, triple occupancy, category T

Early Bird Prices until 31st March 2020!

T - Porthole triple
Deck 3
Season A $1,890 early bird rate
Season A $2,350 regular rate
P - Porthole
Deck 3
Season A $2,820 early bird rate
Season A $3,510 regular rate
O - Obstructed view
Deck 5 + 6
Season A $3,945 early bird rate
Season A $4,920 regular rate
D - Panorama window
Deck 4+5+6
Season A $5,335 early bird rate
Season A $6,660 regular rate
A - Balcony
Deck 7
Season A $8,095 early bird rate
Season A $10,110 regular rate

Book now and take advantage of our 2 for 1 rates - that means you save 50% off our regular prices!
Offer is valid through 31st March 2020, subject to cabin availability.

Single travelers pay no single supplement on these two selected sailings in 2020.

Kids under the age of 12 years at time of sailing cruise free!

2020 Early Bird Rates, in USD per person, valid until 31st March 2020

Ocean Diamond cabins

Ocean Diamond deck plan


  • 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

  • Optional excursions
  • Air & Ground packages pre/post cruise


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.


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 Snæfellsjökull 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.


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 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 5 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.


The fishing village of Djupivogur is today's starting point to explore Vatnajökull Glacier (optional). 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.


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.


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 Akureyri Arrival 08.00 Departure 22.30
Day 5 Husavik Arrival 06.00 Departure 15.30
Day 6 Djupivogur Arrival 07.30 Departure 18.00
Day 7 Vestmannaeyjar (Westman Islands) Arrival 09.00 Departure 18.30
Day 8 Reykjavik Arrival 08.00