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Iceland Circumnavigation

9-day expedition cruise from £5,475 pp incl. flights

Save 20% off cruise plus USD $300pp on board credit

Summary

Short description

Discover the best of Iceland’s wildlife, coast and culture with Swan Hellenic

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Highlights

  • Spot Atlantic puffins on Heimaey Island
  • Listen to the thunderous roar of Dynjandi waterfall and cruise along remote fjords
  • Keep your eye out for breaching orca and humpback whales
  • Be awestruck by spectacular volcanic landscapes
  • Learn about the island’s unique geology and history from a team of on-board experts

In Brief

  • 1 Night Reykjavík
  • 1 Night At sea
  • 1 Night Westman Islands
  • 1 Night Vik
  • 1 Night Eskifjörður
  • 1 Night Akureyri
  • 1 Night Ísafjörður
  • 1 Night Dynjandi

About

Recommended for:
Expedition cruise | May holidays | Natural world | Ocean cruise | Wildlife

Enjoy a comprehensive introduction to Iceland’s natural world as you take in all corners of its magnificent coastline. Watch huge colonies of Atlantic puffins and keep eyes peeled for Orcas and humpback whales as you sail south to the Westman Islands and Vík. Then, contrast the rich fishing heritage of the Eastfjords with north Iceland’s spectacular waterfalls and bubbling volcanic landscapes before ending with Isafjordur on the dramatic west coast. Throughout your voyage, you’ll enjoy a full programme of expert-led shore excursions and onboard lectures, paired with the standout service and five-star dining of your boutique luxury expedition ship.

Day by day itinerary

Day 1
UK/Reykjavik

Enjoy included airport lounge access as you start your trip in style before flying to Keflavik in southwest Iceland. On arrival, you’ll transfer to the capital, Reykjavik, for a night in a city-centre hotel.

Stay: Reykjavik accommodation

Day 2
Reykjavik

Spend today exploring Reykjavik and its surrounds. Perhaps treat yourself to a soak in the mineral-rich waters of the world-famous Blue Lagoon, or venture out to the Golden Circle, a region of spurting geysers, immense waterfalls and shifting volcanic landscapes. Board your ship this evening to begin your voyage around Iceland.

Stay: SH Vega

Meals: D

Day 3
Westman Islands

Sailing southeast, you’ll reach the spectacular Heimaey, part of the Westman Islands and home to up to 10-million Atlantic Puffins. Take it all in on a Zodiac excursion, then head to the town of Vestmannaeyjar where a small museum charts the devastating story of the 1973 eruption of the Edfell volcano. Today, a hike to the volcano’s windy summit offers sweeping island views.

Stay: SH Vega

Meals: B L D

Day 4
Vík

Arrive in Vík on Iceland’s southern coast, a pretty town known for its black-sand beaches and the nearby volcano of Eyjafjallajökull, which erupted in 2010 causing immense disruption to worldwide air travel. Close to Vík, you’ll encounter colonies of Arctic tern as well as Atlantic puffins, auks, fulmars and kittiwakes while the seas of its coast are home to orca and humpback whales.

Stay: SH Vega

Meals: B L D

Day 5
Eskifjordur

Today you’ll explore Iceland’s spectacular East Fjords, a region of immense beauty and rich fishing heritage, perhaps best showcased at Randulfssjóhus (Randulf Seahouse), where you’ll find dishes made from dried fish and shark. Then, along the fjord at Helgustadir, you’ll discover one of the world’s top spar mines, where Icelandic crystal is excavated.

Stay: SH Vega

Meals: B L D

Day 6
Akureyri

Spend today in and around the northern town of Akureyri, gateway to the magnificent Godafoss waterfall, and an abundance of Game of Thrones filming locations. Perhaps head to nearby Lake Myvatn to discover a landscape of twisted lava formations and bubbling mud pools, or visit the island of Grimsey, which straddles the Arctic Circle and is home to thousands of nesting puffins.

Stay: SH Vega

Meals: B L D

Day 7
Isafjordur and Vigur Island

Make port in the bustling fishing town of Isafjordur from where you’ll have access to the dramatic landscapes of the Westfjords. Visit Sudavik and its Arctic Fox Centre, where you can learn about Iceland’s only native mammal. Vigur Island is another of the region’s highlights, home to puffins, Arctic terms and eiders as well as Iceland’s smallest post office.

Stay: SH Vega

Meals: B L D

Day 8
Dynjandi

Step off the beaten track today to visit one of Iceland’s most impressive waterfalls, hiking up past five smaller falls to reach Dynjandi’s tumbling cascades. Nearby, Hrafnseyri is the birthplace of Jón Sigurdsson, 19th-century leader of the Icelandic Independence movement. The museum includes an Icelandic turf house.

Stay: SH Vega

Meals: B L D

Day 9
Reykjavik/UK

Arrive back in Reykjavik this morning, where you’ll disembark and transfer to the airport in time for your flight home. If you’d prefer to extend your stay in the capital, or its surroundings, our specialists are on hand to tailor-make you a post-cruise tour.

Meals: B

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Pricing

Any element of this cruise can be adjusted to suit your needs. Just contact us to find out more.

Prices

Accommodation rating: Deluxe

9-day expedition cruise from £5,475 pp incl. flights

Departure: 15 May 2022

Save 20% off cruise plus USD $300pp on board credit
Book by: 31 October 2021

Includes:

  • Return scheduled flights from the UK to Reykjavik in economy class (upgrades available)
  •  One night pre-cruise hotel accommodation with breakfast
  • Transfer from the airport to the hotel on the day prior to embarkation
  • Transfer from the hotel to the port for embarkation
  • Transfer from the port to the airport on return
  • 8 day cruise including all meals onboard including room service 24 hours a day
  • Coffee, tea, soft drinks & select alcoholic beverages 24 hours a day
  • Lecture programmes by our experienced expedition team and guest speakers
  • Shore excursion programme led by our expert expedition team
  • Branded Swan Hellenic expedition parka
  • Use of rubber boots for shore landings
  • Basic WIFI inclusion (Premium WIFI available)
  • Onboard gratuities & port taxes
  • Airport lounge access at UK departure airport prior to flight

Solo traveller offer: no single supplement on selected cabins, please call for details.


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