Iceland Circumnavigation Cruise

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Sailing from Reykjavik aboard the Ocean Diamond around Iceland will provide you with amazing sites, spectacular scenery and an excellent insight into this magical land. See majestic fjords, cascading waterfalls, mighty glaciers, remote fishing villages, abundant wildlife and active volcanoes. See the sidebar on the left, for full ship information. Iceland...
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Overview

Trip type
Self-Guided / Independent Tour
Lodging level
Premium - 4 star
Physical level
Moderate
Trip pace
Flexible schedule

Highlights

    • Explore Reykjavik and Blue Lagoon
    • Visit Snaefellnes Peninsula
    • Explore Akureyri, Iceland's lovable second largest city
    • visit fascinating Lake Myvatn region

What's this trip about?

    Sailing from Reykjavik aboard the Ocean Diamond around Iceland will provide you with amazing sites, spectacular scenery and an excellent insight into this magical land. See majestic fjords, cascading waterfalls, mighty glaciers, remote fishing villages, abundant wildlife and active volcanoes. See the sidebar on the left, for full ship information. Iceland has long had a close relationship with its rugged coastline. This 10-day cruise lets you experience that shore in all its glory.

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Details

Itinerary focusClassic Highlights
Group sizeIndependent
Age rangeNo age restrictions
Flights and transportAll internal ground transport included
Start CityReykjavik
End CityReykjavik

Travel Themes

  • Nature & Wildlife
  • Small Ship Cruise

Destinations

  • Europe
  • Iceland

Attractions

  • Akureyri
  • Blue Lagoon
  • Gullfoss
  • Lake Myvatn
  • Reykjavík
  • Snaefellsnes Peninsula
  • Thingvellir National park

Activities

  • Bird watching
  • Caving
  • Culture
  • Hiking
  • Historic sightseeing
  • History
  • Horseback riding & Equestrian
  • Kayaking
  • Nature
  • Short Cruise
  • Whale watching
  • Wildlife viewing
  • Golfing

Trip includes

    • All accommodation in booked cabin category
    • Softdrinks, water and coffee
    • Captain´s welcome and farewell cocktail
    • All Zodiac excursions
    • All lectures from cruise staff and guest speakers
    • On-board entertainment program
    • Usage of gym and sauna-facilities
    • Windjacket

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Itinerary

Travel Map

Day 1: Reykjavik

Meals: Dinner

Accommodation: Ocean Diamond

On arrival into Reykjavik you have the choice of many day tour options (not included) before you board your vessel the Ocean Diamond. Explore the highlights of the world's northern most national capital city or ...

Day 2: Stykkisholmur

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Stykkisholmur is the starting point of your adventures on the Snaefellnes Peninsula. Often called "Iceland in Miniature" because of its it diverse landscapes, the area is home to bird-rich Breidafjördur Bay and Snaefellsjokull...

Day 3: Isafjordur

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Today's destination is Isafjordur, an idyllic town in the Westfjords region. This secluded peninsula is connected to the Icelandic mainland by only a narrow strip of land and includes many road-less areas where cars have never...

Day 4: Siglufjordur and Grimsey

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

By morning you will reach the fjord town of Siglufjordur, once the hub of the global herring industry and now enjoying a rebirth in popularity. Learn about the golden age of herring at the award-winning Herring Era Museum loca...

Day 5: Akureyri

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Ranging inland from Akureyri, you will 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 o...

Day 6: Husavik

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

In the early morning hours the vessel steams into Skjalfandi Bay and Húsavík. 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 7: Seydisfjordur

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Iceland's East Fjords are best explored from the impossibly picturesque port of Seydisfjordur, nestled between the sea and steep mountains. Activities include seal spotting, horseback riding, kayaking and guided hikes of the Vestadalur area.

Day 8: Djupivogur

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Today's port of call is Djupivogur fishing village in southeast Iceland, starting point for an optional excursion (not included in the trip price) to Vatnajokull glacier.

Day 9: Vestmannaeyjar (Westman Islands)

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

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...

Day 10: Reykjavik

Meals: Breakfast

After breakfast, bid farewell to the OCEAN DIAMOND as you sail back into Reykjavik. Fantastic add-ons (not included in the trip price) include trips to the inland areas like the Golden Circle and its famous Gullfoss waterfall, Thingvellir Natio...

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Dates & Availability

Price From $3,669
Price per day$367
Last Updated: 2/23/2024

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The total tour cost includes the tour price (regular or promotional) and the compulsory local payment. The promotional price is subject to change. Check directly with the operator for the latest price offer. The tour operator requires you to pay only the tour price to purchase your travel. The compulsory local payment will be paid when you join the trip. All prices are based on double, twin or triple share occupancy. Solo passengers will be accommodated in a double, twin or triple room according to availability with a passenger(s) of the same gender. Single supplement only needs to be paid if the passenger does not want to share and requests their own room. Discounts can only be applied at the time of booking and cannot be added at a later date, regardless of any changes made to the original booking.

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Logistics

What's excluded

    • Travel insurance
    • International and domestic airfare & airfare taxes
    • Visa fees if applicable
    • Shore excursions
    • Meals and beverages not mentioned
    • Gratuities
    • Items of a personal nature
Ship & cabin information
Ocean Diamond
The Ocean Diamond is a modern, stable super-yacht, and one of the largest of our small expedition ships. Carrying a maximum of 189 passengers, and with two stabilizers and an ice-strengthened hull, this outstanding vessel is ideal for polar expeditions. As one of the newest, fastest, and most eco-friendly ships in Antarctica, it is also one of the most comfortable. There are 101 elegantly designed cabins and suites, all with exterior views, and expansive common spaces, a club lounge, and a spacious restaurant. The ship offers numerous adventure options, plus on-board features such as interactions with photography instructors. After a full day of exploration, passengers can relax, browse books or DVDs in the well-stocked polar library. Passengers traveling to one of the world's most remote destinations will also do so in a "greener" fashion; the Ocean Diamond is the first ship in Antarctica, and in polar to offer certified Carbon Neutral voyages.
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Meals Included

9 Breakfasts, 8 Lunches and 9 Dinners

Age Requirements
No age restrictions
Additional Information

All routes and excursions are provisional and subject to change as weather, sea and ice conditions may affect the itinerary. *Triple occupancy/single occupancy upon request. Maximum number of participants per tour: 100

Pricing based on Outside Cabin - Porthole (Cat P).

Trip ID
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