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10-Day Iceland Cruise Circumnavigation

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10-Day Iceland Cruise Circumnavigation
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Experience an unforgettable journey around Iceland onboard the OCEAN DIAMOND. Discover this mystical land steeped in Viking traditions and volcanic landscapes rarely seen anywhere else on earth. This voyage reveals a diverse array of natural wonders and the Icelandic way of life. A range of exciting shore excursions offers countless ways to interact with Iceland's culture, nature, history and people.

2021 DEPARTURES:

  • July 11-20, 2021 (Season C)
  • July 20-29, 2021 (Season C)
  • July 29-August 7, 2021 (Season C)
  • August 29-September 7, 2021 (Season B / Discounted)

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Full Itinerary DETAILED ITINERARY >> ITINERARY IN BRIEF >>

Day 1: Arrive Reykjavik (D)

Arrive Reykjavik. Use your leisure time in Reykjavik to discover the unique charm of the world's northernmost capital and book one of our pre-programs. Or explore the sights of south and west Iceland on a self-drive road trip (prices upon request). The OCEAN DIAMOND docks in Old Reykjavik Harbor in the heart of the city, a five-minute stroll from the main squares, shopping and dining. The ship departs in the evening.

Meals included: Dinner
Mid-Range Accommodations: Ocean Diamond

Day 2: Stykkisholmur (BLD)

Stykkisholmur is the starting point of our adventures on the Snaefellsnes Peninsula. Often called "Iceland in Miniature" because of its diverse landscapes, the area is home to bird-rich Breidafjordur Bay and Snaefellsjokull glacier. This glacier sits atop of a 700,000-year-old dormant volcano that was featured in the Jules Verne novel Journey to the Center of the Earth.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Mid-Range Accommodations: Ocean Diamond

Day 3: Isafjordur (BLD)

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 roadless areas where cars have never been. The landscape includes jaw-dropping views of dramatic fjords carved by ancient glaciers, sheer table mountains that plunge into the sea and pristine North Atlantic vegetation.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Mid-Range Accommodations: Ocean Diamond

Day 4: Siglufjordur/Hrisey

By morning we 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 located on the vibrant harbor-front. In the early afternoon we head to Hrisey, the second largest island of Iceland. With only 153 inhabitants, the island is located in Eyjafjordur, about 22 miles (35 km) north of Akureyri.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Mid-Range Accommodations: Ocean Diamond

Day 5: Flatey/Husavik (BLD)

In the morning we visit Flatey Island. Its a natural haven for birdlife and home to the arctic tern and puffins, which can be observed at close quarters. In the early afternoon we steam further into the Skjalfandi Bay and visit Husavik.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Mid-Range Accommodations: Ocean Diamond

Day 6: Husavik (BLD)

Husavik is 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 varieties of birds. Watching these graceful ocean giants in their Arctic habitat is an unforgettable experience.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Mid-Range Accommodations: Ocean Diamond

Day 7: Seydisfjördur (BLD)

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, and visiting the beautiful nature reserve Skalanes.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Mid-Range Accommodations: Ocean Diamond

Day 8: Djupivogur (BLD)

The fishing village of Djupivogur is today's starting point to explore Vatnajokull Glacier (optional). Go on a four wheel-drive Jeep tour (optional) or take a boat trip in the Jokulsarlon glacier Lagoon (optional). Icebergs of all shapes and sizes are floating in the water - an unforgettable adventure.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Mid-Range Accommodations: Ocean Diamond

Day 9: Vestmannaeyjar (Westman Islands) (BLD)

Located off Iceland's South Coast, the Westman Islands were formed by submarine volcanic eruptions around 10,000 years ago. We go ashore on Heimaey, the only inhabited island, where half-buried houses remain from a violent 1973 eruption.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Mid-Range Accommodations: Ocean Diamond

Day 10: Depart Reykjavik (B)

After breakfast we bid farewell to the OCEAN DIAMOND as we sail back into Reykjavik. Explore inland areas like the Golden Circle and its famous Gullfoss waterfall via our Air & Ground package or explore the sights of south and west Iceland on a self-drive road trip (prices upon request). You can also simply hang out in Reykjavik, a perfect city for those who want to refresh their spirit in a place that combines invigorating outdoor activities, great food and world-class entertainment.

Please note: If you book return flights on your own please choose a connection that does not depart before noon from Keflavik airport on the same day the OCEAN DIAMOND arrives in Reykjavik.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch

Pricing

10-Day Iceland Cruise Circumnavigation

Prices are Per Person and Valid for Trips through December 31, 2021

# People in Group: 2+
Balcony / Deck 7: $12980
Obstructed View / Deck 5 + 6: $6320
Panorama Window / Deck 4 + 6: $8550
Porthole / Deck 3: $4515
Triple Panorama Window / Deck 4: $3025
*** Contact Us for other itinerary and lodging options! ***

NOTE: Prices are per person in U.S. dollars based on double/triple occupancy. All quotations are based on the current rates of park fees, VAT, other government taxes, and current exchange rates. Should any of these be increased or a new tax introduced, these increases will be added on even if your trip has already been paid for.

INCLUDES:
  • All accommodations per itinerary
  • All meals per itinerary (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)
  • All tours and entrance fees per itinerary (unless listed as excluded)
  • All transportation and transfers per itinerary
  • Prices based on double occupancy (triple occupancy in triple). Contact us for single cabin rates.
  • All Zodiac excursions
  • Presentations by cruise staff and guest speakers
  • On-board entertainment program
  • Iceland jacket
EXCLUDES:
  • International and domestic flights
  • Meals not listed
  • Beverages and alcohol
  • Tips for guides, drivers, hotel staff
  • Optional tours
  • Single room supplement
  • Personal expenses (visas, airport taxes, Internet, etc.)

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