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Iceland

Exploring Iceland: Land of Fire and Ice

  • Expedition dates

    June 2022

  • Starts From

    Reykjavik, Iceland

    Ends At

    Reykjavik, Iceland

  • Activities & Attractions

    Hiking, Birdwatching, Puffin Colonies, Waterfalls, Black Sandy Beaches, Basalt Cliffs, Kayaking, Hot Springs, Lava Fields, Volcanic sites, Historic Settlements, Visit to Islands, Iceland Horse, Crossing Arctic Circle, Icelandic Fjords, Glaciers, Whales

  • Starting From Price per person

    AED 17,135

Expedition Overview

Iceland is the perfect destination for explorers searching for the unexpected. The nation ́s heritage dates back to the ancient sagas, and Icelandic folk tales are rife with mysticism, elves and trolls that the people very much enjoy sharing. Enjoy hikes through lava fields, see natural hot springs, explore raw wilderness, encounter rare wildlife, and visit fascinating historic settlements aboard this cruise expedition.

Your day-wise itinerary

Day 1

Reykjavik - Embarkation

Your ship awaits embarkation at the capital of Iceland

Day 2

Stykkishólmur - Full Day

Experience varied scenery - lava and rock formations, glaciers, volcanic activity, cold and hot springs as we take you on walks across this beautiful town

Day 3

Patreksfjördur - Full Day

Hike the trails of this picturesque fjord, or join expedition team for exciting excursions to Dynjandi waterfall, Raudsandur beach or Látrabjarg

Day 4

Northwest Iceland - Exploration Day

As we explore northwest Iceland, the captain will decide landing for the day, based on weather conditions and opportunities available

Day 5

Akureyri - Full Day

Explore this lively culture town on your own or join optional excursions

Day 6

Grimsey Island - Full Day

Step across the arctic circle, literally, as we explore this island on foot

Day 7

Bakkagerdi - Full Day

Feel the serenity of this off-the-beaten-track town, surrounded with many puffin colonies

Day 8

Heimaey - Full Day

Observe magnificent cliffs, puffins, kittiwakes, as we make landing inside the narrow harbour of this island

Day 9

Reykjavik - Disembarkation

We return back to the capital for disembarkation
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With special COVID Safety Measures In place

Strict measures have been introduced to ensure you have a safe exploration with us. Tests before boarding, face masks in common areas, hand hygiene, deep cleaning of ship, such protocols for both crew and guests ascertain we all together assure our safety. Our expedition consultant will walk you through in detail of these measures.

Circumnavigate whole of Iceland in one journey

Begin in Reykjavik, visit settlements - Stykkishólmur, Patreksfjördur, of the West, explore Akureyri, Grimsey Island in North, off-the track-town of Bakkagerdi in east, and Heimaey almost in the south

Visit Islands, cities, towns

With Reykjavik having two third of the country's population, discover tight-knit communities, industries, historical landmarks, picturesque fishing villages, seismic sites, at uninhabited side of the country

See the amazing geology Iceland is famous for

Lava & rock formations, glaciers, volcanic activity, hot & cold springs, basalt cliffs, black sandy beach Djúpalónssandur, Dynjandi waterfalls, fjords, fishing harbour, green valleys, there's a lot to see & do on this itinerary

Exploration Day

Enjoy expedition in true exploration style, as captain and Expedition team sail Northwest Iceland region, to determine places of landing & activities on the spot, with no prior planning

Landings

Make landings at different sites, sometimes via small boats, to reach pockets of Iceland that are off the track. Explore small settlements, meet local communities, walk through towns, fishing villages

Pre or Post Programmes

Before and after the cruise, take your chance to see the must see highlights on land, just few kms from Reykjavik! See the South Coast, stay overnight in Mountain Resort, or cover the Golden Circle

Hiking

Most towns we visit will have walking trails for hiking on your own. But the expedition team will also arrange optional and included guided walks across waterfalls, lava fields and more

Kayaking

Paddle in calm waters of sheltered fjords flanked by soaring mountains. Enjoy the feeling of gliding through Iceland’s waters in serene silence, admiring coastal scenery garnished in summer foliage

Puffins

and may other birds

See the most highlighted bird of the region - Puffin colonies, apart from Northern Gannets, guillemots, Black-legged Kittiwakes, Common Eider, and millions of Razorbills

Whales

Famous for the prospect of seeing the water-surface acrobatics of humpbacks such as lob-tailing and flipper-slapping, you may also site white-beaked dolphin, minke, harbour porpoise & even the ​blue whale

Icelandic Horse

Catch glimpse of the Icelandic Horses' "tölt" (a kind of running walk) and move at a "flying pace", that they this unique breed is famous for

Arctic Fox

Considered to be the only native land mammal of this region, chances to spot one of five distinct groups of these foxes, making them one of the most prevalent and well-known Icelandic animals.

For Families Traveling with Kids

A complimentary program for kids aged 7-13. Run by an experienced host, the program focuses on fun-filled learning around wildlife, historical explorers ,environmental protection etc. Contact our expedition consultant to enroll your kid

Fridtjof Nansen

Built in 2020 its a pioneer of next generation of adventure travel, combining state of art technology with premium comfort. This PC-6 ice class ship can run on battery powered engine to glide in complete silence

Science Center

Join Expedition Team here for lectures, photography workshops, & Citizen Science Projects. The area also features scientific & educational equipment, such as microscopes & interactive maps, to dive into details of regions

Observation Deck

Across two-levels both indoor/outdoor, It is an ideal place to scan the scenery and watch wildlife with your binoculars

Cabins

Each cabin is outside facing with large windows. 50% have private balconies, and aft suites features private outdoor hot tubs with spectacular views

Rewind and Relax

At the spa, sauna, infinity pool, jacuzzi, or warm up at the jogging track out on the deck and the indoor gym

What's Included

  • Expedition in cabin grade of your choice
  • All meals with beverages (breakfast, lunch, dinner, early riser and afternoon treats)
  • Guidance from Professional English speaking expedition team
  • Complimentary Wind and Water resistant jacket
  • Loan of boots, trekking poles, and equipment needed for optional and included activities
  • Engaging onboard activities and included off shore activities with expedition team
  • Complimentary Wifi for all (connection depends on network of remote areas we visit)

Not Included

  • International Flights
  • Optional Shore Excursions
  • Optional activities with expedition team (like kayaking, camping, glacier walks, long hikes)
  • Travel Insurance
  • Luggage Handling
  • Optional Gratuities

Special Notes

  • Prices indicated above are on twin sharing basis
  • A medical declaration form is required to be submitted by all passengers joining this expedition
  • The above itineraries are only indicative. Weather, ice and sea conditions determine the final framework of exploration. A safe experience at all times will be the priority
  • We offer flexible payment plans on request basis. Please ask your consultant for same at time of booking