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8-Day Best of Iceland Cruise

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8-Day Best of Iceland Cruise
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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:

  • September 7-14, 2021
  • September 14-21, 2021
  • September 21-28, 2021

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.

We can help with pre-trip tours and hotels as well as airfare.

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: Akureyri (BLD)

Ranging inland from Akureyri, we visit the fascinating Lake Myvatn region, where the schizophrenic landscape looks as if "heaven and hell" have clashed. One side of the lake features rugged volcanic remnants, while the other side is blessed with lush vegetation and varied bird life.

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

Day 5: Skjalfandi Bay/Husavik (BLD)

In the early morning hours we steam into Skjalfandi Bay and Husavik. 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.

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

Day 6: 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 7: 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 8: 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
Mid-Range Accommodations: Ocean Diamond

Pricing

8-Day Best of Iceland Cruise

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

# People in Group: 2+
Balcony / Deck 7: $9835
Obstructed View / Deck 5 + 6: $4790
Panorama Window / Deck 4 + 6: $6480
Porthole / Deck 3: $3420
Triple Panorama Window / Deck 4: $2290
*** 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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