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Circumnavigate Iceland

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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 taken 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 change depending on vessel and departure dates, weather- and ice conditions.

  • You may visit the following exciting places if conditions and time allows:

    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 (three miles) kilometres 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

  • Greg Mortimer Circumnavigate Iceland

    Dates
    • 2nd Jun - 12th Jun 2020
    • Embark: Reykjavik
    • Disembark: Reykjavik
    Prices from
    Captain's Suite
    USD 16,900
    Junior Suite
    USD 14,900
    Balcony Suite
    USD 13,500
    Balcony stateroom
    USD 12,000
    Aurora Stateroom
    USD 9,700
  • Fram Circumnavigate Iceland

    Dates
    • 1st Jul - 9th Jul 2020
    • Embark: Reykjavik
    • Disembark: Reykjavik
    Prices from
    Expedition Suite
    EUR 6,783
    Arctic Superior
    EUR 5,346
    Polar Outside
    EUR 4,668
    Polar Inside
    EUR 4,309
  • Le Champlain Circumnavigate Iceland

    Dates
    • 13th Jul - 20th Jul 2020
    • Embark: Reykjavik
    • Disembark: Reykjavik
    Prices from
    Owner's Suite
    EUR 15,490
    Grand Deluxe Suite
    EUR 12,590
    Privilège Suite
    EUR 11,450
    Deluxe Suite
    EUR 7,650
    Prestige Stateroom
    EUR 4,970
    Deluxe Stateroom
    EUR 4,440

    Including: roundtrip flights Paris/Reykjavik + Transfers

  • Fram Circumnavigate Iceland

    Dates
    • 4th Aug - 14th Aug 2020
    • Embark: Reykjavik
    • Disembark: Reykjavik
    Prices from
    Expedition Suite
    EUR 8,692
    Arctic Superior
    EUR 6,896
    Polar Outside
    EUR 6,297
    Polar Inside
    EUR 5,199
  • Le Champlain Circumnavigate Iceland

    Dates
    • 5th Aug - 12th Aug 2020
    • Embark: Reykjavik
    • Disembark: Reykjavik
    Prices from
    Owner's Suite
    EUR 15,490
    Grand Deluxe Suite
    EUR 11,150
    Privilège Suite
    EUR 10,140
    Deluxe Suite
    EUR 6,790
    Prestige Stateroom
    EUR 4,430
    Deluxe Stateroom
    EUR 3,960

    Including: roundtrip flights Paris/Reykjavik + Transfers

  • Le Champlain Circumnavigate Iceland

    Dates
    • 12th Aug - 19th Aug 2020
    • Embark: Reykjavik
    • Disembark: Reykjavik
    Prices from
    Owner's Suite
    EUR 15,490
    Grand Deluxe Suite
    EUR 11,150
    Privilège Suite
    EUR 10,140
    Deluxe Suite
    EUR 6,790
    Prestige Stateroom
    EUR 4,430
    Deluxe Stateroom
    EUR 3,960

    Including: roundtrip flights Paris/Reykjavik + Transfers

  • Hanseatic Inspiration Circumnavigate Iceland

    Dates
    • 29th May - 8th Jun 2021
    • Embark: Reykjavik
    • Disembark: Reykjavik
    Prices from
    Grand Suite w/ veranda
    EUR 11,847
    Junior Suite w/ balcony
    EUR 8,683
    Balcony Cabin
    EUR 6,840
    French Balcony Cabin
    EUR 5,490
    Panoramic Cabin
    EUR 5,490
    Outside Cabin
    EUR 5,490

    Special introductory offer (valid until 29 Feb 2020)

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