Iceland 2022

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Small Ship Cruise
Explore cosmopolitan Reykjavik, picturesque fishing villages, remote island farmland and the incomparable natural wonders of Iceland. See fjords ringed by mountains; stroll atop black lava landscapes; view sulphur fields, glaciers, spouting geysers and towering waterfalls; and soak in a thermally heated lagoon.
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Trip type
Small Ship Cruise
Lodging level
Premium - 4 star
Physical level


    • Iceland... a land of volcanoes and glaciers… elves and spirits… puffins and whales... epic sagas
    • heroic legends and a rich history…Come with us on our 8-day Iceland cruise aboard one of our newest ships
    • stylish
    • yacht-like
    • from Ponant's Explorers series. Sail from sophisticated Reykjavik to off-the-beaten-track towns
    • tiny villages and islands populated by just a handful of people. Bird watchers will be delighted by all the opportunities to observe puffins
    • arctic terns and other species that thrive in Iceland
    • and history lovers will find much of interest in Iceland's story. Your yacht is small enoughfor an intimate cruise experience yet large enough to provide amenities found on large cruise ships; all staterooms and suites have ocean views
    • and 95% have private balconies.

What's this trip about?

    Explore cosmopolitan Reykjavik, picturesque fishing villages, remote island farmland and the incomparable natural wonders of Iceland. See fjords ringed by mountains; stroll atop black lava landscapes; view sulphur fields, glaciers, spouting geysers and towering waterfalls; and soak in a thermally heated lagoon.

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Itinerary focusOperator does not provide
Group sizeStandard Group - 25 + people
Age rangeNo age restrictions
Flights and transportN/A
Start City Reykjavík, Iceland
End CityReykjavík

Travel Themes

  • Small Ship Cruise


  • Europe
  • Iceland


  • Reykjavík


  • Culture

Trip includes

    • TAUCK EXCLUSIVE –Private visit to Vigur Island to tour a multi-generation family farm that offers a taste of daily island life; learn about Icelandic history on an in-depth visit to Thingvellir National Park All gratuities to Tauck Director, ship staff and local guides Tauck's private shore excursions and distinctive inclusions valued at $2,358 Cruise aboard an elegant vessel from Ponant's Explorers serieswith an onboard naturalist who shares expert insights on land and at sea Your cruise may be a shared ship experience with non-Tauck guests onboard as well; all Tauck guests will be accompanied by one Tauck Director for approximately every 40 Tauck guests, and your itinerary will always be highlighted by exclusive, private Tauck shore excursions

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Travel Map

Day 1 Arrive Reykjavik

Tour begins: 12:00 PM, Reykjavik.
When you arrive in Iceland's capital, Reykjavik, you'll be met at Keflavik International Airport and transferred to the Hilton Reykjavik Nordica or the Grand Hotel Reykjavik, where Tauck has reserved day rooms to accommodate those guests with early flight arrivals into R...
Day 2 Grundarfjordur & fishing villages

Begin the day with a relaxing morning at sea, where briefings set the stage for the week ahead – during which you'll encounter daily life in fishing villages hugging the craggy coast, traditions and legends that are so much a part of Icela...

Day 3 Life on Grímsey & the Arctic Circle

Your Tauck small ship calls at the small island of Grímsey today, located just off the northern coast of Iceland on the Arctic Circle. Approximately 100 hardy souls make their homes on this northernmost inhabited part of Iceland. Le...

Day 4 Akureyri to the Godafoss

On the northern coast of Iceland cruise to the beautiful city of Akureyri, the second-largest city in the nation. Set amidst magnificent mountains, Akureyri is known as the "capital of North Iceland" and noted for its lively cultural life....

Day 5 Isafjordur, Vigur & island life

The allure of the Westfjords that you'll explore on your Iceland cruise today includes spectacular scenery, history and encounters with the daily lifestyles of the people who live here. Dock at the fishing town of Isafjordur, which ...

Day 6 Heimaey & the "Islands of the western men"

There are places on Earth that simply must be experienced and the geological children, Heimaey and Surtsey islands in the area of Iceland called Vestmannaeyjar (the Westman Islands), are among them. Named "islands of the western men...

Day 7 Iceland's "Golden Circle", The Althing & the Blue Lagoon

After you arrive in Hafnarfjördur this morning, take in the "Big Three" – Gullfoss waterfall, the Geysir hot spring area and Thingvellir National Park – as well as many of Iceland's most famous landmarks. A UNESCO World Heritage Sit...

Day 8 Journey Home

Your Iceland cruise ends this morning in the town of Hafnarfjördur as you bid farewell to the captain and crew.

Tour ends: 8:00 AM with a transfer to Reykjavik's Keflavik International Airport. 
Please allow 3 hours for airport check-in.


PORTOFCALL : Reykjavík, Iceland

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Dates & Availability

Price From $8,290
Price per day$1,036
Last Updated: 5/15/2023

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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.

Prices may vary due to local taxes and trip seasonality. Click "Request Info" to inquire directly with the tour operator for the final trip price.

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