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The Ocean Endeavour - Iceland Circumnavigation Expedition

10 Days FROM USD 4,495

Overview

The incredible sights of Iceland await on this remarkable 10 day journey. Discover the otherworldy landscapes of this remote landscape. A modern nation on an ancient island, witness the incredible work of Earth in action as you witness active volcanoes, lava fields, geysers and glaciers. Landscapes beyond imagining wait on this incredible journey. 

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Trip Code: ACADICN

Travel Style: Small Ship Cruise

Location: Arctic

Ship: Ocean Endeavour

Flights: We offer a range of flight options to meet your cruise. Contact us today to discuss.

WHY CHOOSE THIS CRUISE?

  • Browse the unique cultural highlights of Reykjavik, Iceland's modern capital, renowned for being one of the greenest cities in the world. 

  • Discover one of the worlds newest Islands, Surtsey was discovered in 1963 when a sailor mistook plumes of smoke for a sailing ship when in actuality it was the formation of a new island from an active volcano.

  • Discover the vast landscapes of Iceland; volcanoes, waterfalls, bird cliffs, mountains, glaciers and fjords await. 

CRUISE ITINERARY

Iceland’s cosmopolitan capital, Reykjavík, was established in 874 AD. Powered by geothermal energy, Reykjavík is widely considered one of the cleanest, greenest cities on Earth. Food, culture, and nightlife abound! The National Culture House preserves treasures like the Poetic Edda, and the Norse Sagas in their original manuscripts. We depart Reykjavík in the evening aboard the Ocean Endeavour after an organized tour.

Embarkation in Reykjavik

Today we will explore the Snæfellsnes Peninsula, a region known for its dramatic beauty and fascinating geological history. There will also be many opportunities to observe seabirds and marine life as we explore one of Iceland’s most amazing coastlines.

Snaefellsnes Peninsula

Only about ten percent of Iceland’s visitors ever see this region, known for its jagged bird cliffs and multihued beaches. Coastal fjords, immense mountains, and tiny villages can be found here, and a traditional lifestyle is embraced by the region’s inhabitants.

The Westfjords

In its heyday, Siglufjörður bustled with activity as the centre of the herring fishing industry. Today Siglufjörður is resurgent. The Herring Era Museum, which includes re-enactments, is wonderful. Foodies will enjoy visiting the bakery, chocolate factory, and brewery. The folk music centre is a wonderful resource for Icelandic folk music.

Grimsey Island lies on the Arctic Circle. Its small human population shares the island with nearly a million seabirds! These include puffins, guillemots, and gulls. A Zodiac cruise among rock formations is a trip highlight.

Sigulufjordur and Grimsey

Iceland’s second-largest urban area, Akureyri enjoys a relatively mild climate and ice-free harbour. In addition, Akureyri is surrounded by mountains, which shield it from strong winds.

First settled in the ninth century, Akureyri provided a base for Allied units during the Second World War.

Nearby Lake Myvatn offers stunning contrasts: one side of the lake features rugged volcanic remnants, while the other side is blessed with lush vegetation and varied bird life.

Akureyri

Húsavík, on Skjalfandi Bay, is known as the "Whale Capital" of Iceland. Fifteen different whale species frequent the area; we also hope to see dolphins, and thirty varieties of birds.

The Húsavík Museum is located by the harbour. There are also numerous other museums including the Exploration Museum, which houses artefacts from Apollo astronaut training in the area; a whale museum, and a turf house museum.

Husavik

Seydisfjordur is nestled at the tip of its namesake fjord. The town of seven hundred is known for its flourishing art scene, colourful roads, and shopping.

You will also have the opportunity to visit the Skálanes Nature Reserve. Family-owned and -operated, this is a centre for research and interpretation of Iceland’s environment and cultural history, and a model for sustainable tourism. The 3,000-acre area is a habitat for approximately fifty different bird species during the summer time, and, in particular, the eider duck.

Seydisfjordur

The south of Iceland is home to some of the country’s most beautiful natural attractions. It boasts a unique mix of volcanoes, lagoons, glaciers—as well as hot springs, geysers, and spectacular waterfalls.

Southeast Iceland

Vestmannaeyjar lies off the south coast of Iceland and comprises fourteen islands, numerous rocks and skerries. Only the largest island, Heimaey, is inhabited.

Numerous species of seabirds nest in the steep rock faces along the ocean cliffs. The volcanically active area has seen two major eruptions in recent times: the formation of the island of Surtsey in 1963, and the Eldfell eruption ten years later that destroyed much of Heimaey and nearly blocked its harbour.

Vestmannaeyjar (Westman Islands)

Reykjavík, or “steamy bay”, is a cosmopolitan capital city and as much a part of the Icelandic experience as the midnight sun or the fire and ice that creates the island’s landscape.

Today we disembark the Ocean Endeavour and transfer to the airport.

Disembarkation in Reykjavik
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Pricing & date

The Ocean Endeavour - Iceland Circumnavigation Expedition from USD 4,495
Departing Ending Duration
04 Jul 2023 13 Jul 2023 10

Important Information

  • Cabin accommodation on board vessel
    All meals whilst on board 
    Guiding and lectures by experienced expedition crew
    All scheduled landings and excursions by zodiac 
    All port fees, park entry fees and special permits
    Nikon camera Training program
    Complimentary expedition jacket for use during duration of voyage.

    Exclusions

    International flights
    Visa fees (if applicable) 
    Travel insurance
    Gratuities for staff and crew
    Beverages (other than tea and coffee) 
    Personal expenses such as laundry and onboard communication

  • 2 (light adventure)
  • No single supplement on limited cabins cat 3-7. Contact us for more details.

  • Itinerary is subject to change depending on weather and ice conditions.

  • Departure date, seasonality and availability.

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