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Circumnavigate Iceland

Explore and experience all the extremes of Iceland! Its incredible bird life, colorful hamlets, hot springs and spectacular waterfalls.

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Circumnavigate Iceland

Our expedition around Iceland offers an in-depth exploration of this small island of geological extremes. Encounter unrivaled natural diversity, from volcanic landscapes to lava fields, ice sheets, gushing hot springs and cascading waterfalls. Our Expedition team will make every effort to maximize your experiences with all the extremes of this land, its incredible bird life, colorful hamlets, friendly and hearty people and serene bays perfect for watersport.

The route will take you to the fringes of the Arctic Circle, where the first Vikings went ashore in the 9th Century. There are many stories and legends of their passage, describing the country’s wide open spaces, the last frontier of Europe, forged by fire and ice. Fjords with their abyssal sides, unfathomable glaciers, high volcanic plateaux - Iceland’s natural heritage is both wild and fascinating and has retained all of its mystery.

Please note, this is a sample itinerary which is subject to change. We do our utmost to guarantee the best experience, unfortunately we have no control over the weather or wildlife behaviour. Ports of embarkation and disembarkation and sites may vary depending on the vessel and departure dates, weather- and ice conditions.

  • You may visit the following places:

    Reykjavik

    Welcome to Reykjavik or the “bay of steam”. Coiled within a large bay sheltered from the wind, the world’s most northern capital is blessed with an almost surreal beauty. Founded by a Viking chief in 874, this fascinating yet vibrant city is minutes away from fields of lava and the silvery reflections of the famous Blue Lagoon, a vast natural swimming pool.

    Hvalfjördur

    Hvalfjördur, a beautiful fjord just north of Reykjavik with wide areas of flat verdant land along majestic mountains, and beaches cut with creeks. The fjord is approximately 30 kilometres (19 miles) long and five kilometres (three miles) wide. The area is rich in bird life and is home to seals, perfect for Zodiac cruising, kayaking and hikes.

    Historically, Hvalfjörður was home to one of the main whaling stations in Iceland, with ships heading out into Faxaflói Bay. It was one of the most important naval stations in the North Atlantic during World War II, when Iceland was occupied by the Allies after the Nazis conquered Denmark. The old whaling station and a war museum can be found in the fjord.

  • Grundarfjordur

    The natural port of Grundarfjordur at the end of a beautiful fjord is our stepping off point to explore the region’s extinct volcanoes. As their role in the landscape has long since been completed and the glaciers have disappeared, it is the rivers which have fashioned the countryside on more gentle lines. The village is known for the Snaefellsjokull volcano that seems to watch over the peninsula from a lofty 1440 m and was made famous by Jules Verne in his novel “Voyage to the Centre of the Earth”.

    Stykkisholmur

    Stykkisholmur is the starting point of our adventures on the Snaefellnes Peninsula, gateway to Snæfellsjökull National Park. Stykkishólmur is located by Breiðafjörður Bay on the north of Snæfellsnes Peninsula and is surrounded by wonderful views of the innumerable islands. One of the defining landmarks in Stykkishólmur are the old houses in the old city centre, some of which were owned by Danish traders, and every year in August there is a Danish town festival in Stykkishólmur called Danskir dagar or Danish days. The oldest house in Stykkishólmur is the Norwegian house, which dates back to 1832. The inhabitants take great pride in preserving the old houses and walking in the centre of town is like walking in another era.

  • Westfjords

    Over the next two days, explore the Westfjords region featuring outstanding landscapes with jaw-dropping views of dramatic fjords carved by ancient glaciers, sheer table mountains that plunge into the sea and pristine North Atlantic vegetation. The region features attractive towns such as Isafjordur, the famous Dynjandi waterfall, and spectacular fjords offering kayaking excursions, hiking trails, and bird-watching.

  • Akureyri

    At the end of a magnificent fjord more than 40 km long, the administrative capital of north Iceland deploys its charms on the banks of the Eyjajordur with its multi-coloured houses under the midnight sun. From the town you will leave to explore Lake Myvatn, shaped by volcanic eruptions and host to the famous “Waterfall of the Gods” at Godafoss. In this isolated region, the Isafjordur fjord is arguably the most beautiful one in the country, notably for the stacks of ancient basalt rock slides. The delightful little town of Ísafjordur is dwarfed by mountains at the end of the fjord and is totally dependent on fishing.

  • Grimsey Island

    A small island 40 km north of Iceland and symbolically located directly on the Arctic Circle, Grimsey is a haven for numerous colonies of birds all along its untamed jagged cliffs. Be on the look out for the kittiwake, the Alca torda (small penguin), glaucus gull and the arctic fulmar. However the main resident, and also a symbol of Iceland, is the clown of the sea better known as the puffin.

    Heimaey/Westman Islands

    Dominated by the Eldfjall, Heimaey is the only inhabited island in the Westman archipelago. A stunning landscape of vertical cliffs, reefs, marine caves and the ever-changing ocean is home to seals and cetaceans such as the killer whale. Watch the comings and goings of the inimitable puffins as they plunge into the sea.

Dates & Rates

  • MS Fridtjof Nansen Circumnavigate Iceland

    Dates
    • 10th May - 24th May 2022
    • Embark: Liverpool
    • Disembark: Liverpool
    Prices per person from
    5,722 EUR

    Departing from Liverpool!
    Circumnavigation of Iceland + Highlights of the Scottish isles

  • MS Fridtjof Nansen Circumnavigate Iceland

    Dates
    • 24th May - 1st Jun 2022
    • Embark: Liverpool
    • Disembark: Reykjavik
    Prices per person from
    3,504 EUR

    Departing from Liverpool!
    Half-circumnavigation of Iceland + Visit of the Outer Hebrides.

  • MS Fridtjof Nansen Circumnavigate Iceland

    Dates
    • 1st Jun - 9th Jun 2022
    • Embark: Reykjavik
    • Disembark: Reykjavik
    Prices per person from
    3,985 EUR
  • MS Fridtjof Nansen Circumnavigate Iceland

    Dates
    • 9th Jun - 17th Jun 2022
    • Embark: Reykjavik
    • Disembark: Reykjavik
    Prices per person from
    3,985 EUR
  • MS Fridtjof Nansen Circumnavigate Iceland

    Dates
    • 17th Jun - 25th Jun 2022
    • Embark: Reykjavik
    • Disembark: Reykjavik
    Prices per person from
    3,985 EUR
  • Fram Circumnavigate Iceland

    Dates
    • 28th Jul - 7th Aug 2022
    • Embark: Reykjavik
    • Disembark: Reykjavik
    Prices per person from
    4,489 EUR
  • Greg Mortimer Circumnavigate Iceland

    Dates
    • 1st Aug - 11th Aug 2022
    • Embark: Reykjavik
    • Disembark: Reykjavik
    Prices per person from
    Superior Balcony
    107,995 EUR
    Captain's Suite
    15,995 EUR
    Junior Suite
    13,495 EUR
    Balcony stateroom A
    9,895 EUR
    Balcony stateroom B
    9,195 EUR
    Balcony stateroom C
    8,795 EUR
    Aurora Stateroom Twin
    7,995 EUR
    Aurora Stateroom Triple
    7,795 EUR

    Up to 20% Early Booking Discount

  • Fram Circumnavigate Iceland

    Dates
    • 7th Aug - 17th Aug 2022
    • Embark: Reykjavik
    • Disembark: Reykjavik
    Prices per person from
    4,489 EUR
  • Scenic Eclipse Circumnavigate Iceland

    Dates
    • 25th Jul - 3rd Aug 2023
    • Embark: Reykjavik
    • Disembark: Reykjavik
    Prices per person from
    10,260 EUR

    Ultra Luxury Cruise

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