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Circumnavigating Iceland 2020 - 11 Day Cruise

From $7590 Per Person (price based on non-seaview double occupancy cabin, other cabins available - please inquire)

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Cruise, 11 days/10 nights  (note: 9-day cruise also available. If interested, please inquire)
For 2020: July 25 & August 4
For 2021: July 18 & 28

Cruising around Iceland is the perfect way to explore and search for the unexpected. Its heritage dates back to the ancient sagas, and Icelandic folk tales are rife with mysticism, elves and trolls. Icelandic nature offers stunning landscapes with waterfalls among Europe's most powerful and awe-inspiring. Iceland is located at the Mid-Atlantic Ridge, a position that means that the landscape is highly active geologically, with many erupting volcanoes and geysers. Experience a variety of islands, towns and settlements, spectacular views and interesting sites, accompanied by a knowledgeable Expedition Team.

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11-day Cruise Dates:  (note: 9-day cruise also available. If interested, please inquire)
For 2020: July 25 & August 4
For 2021: July 18 & 28

Day 1: Welcome to Iceland 

Individual transfer by Flybus shuttle bus from Keflavik Airport to Reykjavik.  Many visitors find landing at Keflavik airport enchanting. The hub seems carved out of an arctic desert, with lava stones covered in moss, and haunting mountains nearby. But just 45 minutes away, Reykjavik is a charming and vibrant modern city, offering top restaurants, interesting museums and quaint narrow streets.

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Day 2: Welcome to "Sagaland"

The friendly town of Stykkisholmur features beautiful, well-preserved old houses and is surrounded by wonderful scenery.  Enjoy exploring the town´s interesting museums or join optional excursions to see such iconic sites on Snaefellsnes Penninsula as the Londrangar basalt cliffs or black sand beaches of Djupalonssandur.

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Day 3: Patreksfjordur

Patreksfjordur is a charming settlement on the west coast of Iceland with about 660 inhabitants. The picturesque fjord offers scenic hiking trails if conditions allow. Patreksfjordur is also close to the spectacular waterfall of Dynjandi and to Látrabjarg, a renowned site for birdwatching.

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Day 4: Northwest Iceland

Our experienced captain will plan a day exploring the stunningly beautiful fjords of northwest Iceland. Conditions will determine the final program and activity for the day. We might visit a small settlement, take you on hikes, or launch our kayaks.

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Day 5: Remote Ruins and Natural Beauty

In 1917, Elias Stefansson settled down in Djupavik and built a herring salting factory. Today, you can still see the remains of the factory as well as seven houses and a hotel here. We will explore the landing site, and the beautiful natural scenery surrounding it.

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Day 6: Northern Center

Akureyri is a lively town, famous for its botanical gardens and pretty traffic lights. It is the most populous community outside Reykjavik, and the center of trade, culture and services in northern Iceland. Akureyri is close to many of Iceland’s renowned natural treasures, like Myvatn lake and Godafoss Waterfall. 

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Day 7: Step Across the Arctic Circle

We will use our tender boats to reach this green and grassy island. Grimsey is probably best known for its proximity to the Arctic Circle, which cuts through the island and you can step across. During the afternoon, we sail towards Husavik, arriving in the evening and staying overnight.

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Day 8: Whales and Birds

Husavik is renowned for its whale watching and has several interesting museums, including, of course, a whale museum. In the evening, we will sail past the scenic Laganes Peninsula.

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Day 9: Land of the Elves

Bakkagerdi is the main settlement in Borgarfjörður, an area known for its natural beauty and as “the land of the elves.” Puffin colonies abound in the fjord, making this a popular place for birdwatching. Bakkagerdi is off the typical tourist track, and offers peace, quiet and lovely views.

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Day 10: Iceland's Pompeii

The harbor at Heimaey or “Home Island” has a narrow entrance, formed by a volcanic eruption in 1973.  As the lava flow threatened, the ingenious islanders pumped sea water onto the molten rocks to cool and slow its progress. Nearby cliffs provide a habitat for countless birds, including the charming puffin.

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Day 11: The End of your Adventure 

Your voyage ends in Reykjavik. Disembark and independent transfer to Keflavik airport. 
Or extend your stay in Iceland (or Scandinavia)

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Additional Services that can be added at time of booking:

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