Iceland Circumnavigation Express

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From $1,750 USD
September 9 - September 16, 2019
8 Days / 7 Nights

Iceland Circumnavigation Express voyage on the Ocean Diamond, Reykjavik to Isafjördur, Akureyri, Westman Islands, learn of Iceland's culture and history.

Overview

Enjoy an unforgettable voyage 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

September 9 - September 16, 2019

Departure 2019

  • A September 9 - September 16, 2019

Prices 2019

from $1,750 per person, 2019, early bird rates, triple occupancy, category T
from $2,190 per person, 2019, regular rates, triple occupancy, category T

T - Porthole triple
Deck 3
Season A $1,750 early bird rate
Season A $2,190 regular rate
P - Porthole
Deck 3
Season A $2,630 early bird rate
Season A $3,285 regular rate
O - Obstructed view
Deck 5 + 6
Season A $3,770 early bird rate
Season A $4,715 regular rate
D - Panorama window
Deck 4+5+6
Season A $4,660 early bird rate
Season A $5,825 regular rate
B - Panorama window
Deck 4
Season A $6,145 early bird rate
Season A $7,680 regular rate
A - Balcony
Deck 7
Season A $7,625 early bird rate
Season A $9,530 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

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

Optional Iceland shore excursions

Air & Ground Packages

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 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.

Day 6 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 7 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 8 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 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

Optional Shore Excursions in Iceland

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