Iceland by Sea Ocean Cruise Walking & Hiking Tour
Passage to the Land of Fire & Ice
From $7,799 - $10,999 pp dbl. occ. | 8 days / 7 nights
(+$1,900 to $5,400 for sgl. occ.)
Discover Iceland as the Vikings did... by sea! Aboard a luxury ship, journey toward the Arctic Circle. Sojourn on secluded islands with vast puffin colonies. Cruise down magnificent fjords toward unspoiled wilderness. Venture inland to explore the wild volcanic landscape. Feel your own saga unfold as you glide effortlessly through Nordic waters.
- Hike amid ancient volcanoes, bizarre rock formations, thundering waterfalls and pristine fjords as you voyage near the Arctic Circle
- Experience outings exclusive to Backroads guests through dramatic landscapes and on secluded islands with cliff-nesting birds
- Rejuvenate in mineral-rich thermal pools, venture near steaming mud pots and hidden cascades and witness geothermal power in action
- Indulge in the luxury of the intimate Ponant superyacht—with fine French cuisine, open-air lounges, a pool and spa treatments
Days 1-2 Begin your adventure in Thingvellir National Park | Trek through a geothermal valley past bubbling mud pots | Be swept away by magnificent Snæfellsjökull National Park | On foot, discover Iceland's quintessential landscapes, including seaside cliffs, otherworldly rock formations and rolling farmlands | Keep an eye out for kittiwakes, gulls and arctic terns | While our ship sails, grab a pair of binoculars and search for whales and seabirds.
Days 3-4 Greet one of the largest colonies of Iceland's most famous seabird, the Atlantic puffin | The vibrant green and grassy island of Grímsey is home to more than 60 species of birds | Marvel at beautiful basalt columns created when heavy lava flow met with the cold sea | Peek into Grjótagjá Lava Cave—a brilliant cavern where scenes of Game of Thrones were filmed | Take in the views of serene and otherworldly Lake Mývatn.
Days 5-6 Explore the charming village of Súdavík with views of the largest fjord in the Westfjords | Hike through a spectacular ravine with a mighty waterfall | Tour the bustling fishing town of Ísafjördur with our local guide | At Heimaey, climb to the crater rim of Eldfell Volcano, where panoramic vistas await.
Day 7 Cruise to one of the country's most geothermally active regions | Trek near the active volcano of Mount Hengill | Hike along steaming waterfalls and take a dip in thermal waters | Head further into the breathtaking Reykjadalur Valley, past bubbling mud pots and a hidden cascade.
Day 8 Enjoy a leisurely breakfast on board before bidding farewell and disembarking in Reykjavík or Hafnarfjördur.
Please note: Due to the multiple stateroom options available on this trip, reservations can only be made by contacting one of our Trip Consultants at 800-462-2848 or via email.
PORTS OF CALL Reykjavík | Grundarfjördur | Grímsey Island | Akureyri | Ísafjördur | Heimaey Island | Reykjavík
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