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.
1-2 Begin at Thingvellir National Park, where the Eurasian and North American tectonic plates meet | Tour a geothermal greenhouse before boarding Ponant's refined ship | Walk between jagged cliffs, lava outcrops, black-sand beaches and the ocean as you admire the stunning Snæfellsnes Peninsula | If it's a clear day, you can even view the Snæfellsjökull Glacier.
3-4 Greet a colony of puffins | Grímsey Island is home to more than 60 species of birds | Step over the Arctic Circle from south to north and back again | Set out on a hike from Grjótagjá, a lava cave with a thermal spring inside | Walk through lava fields for a close-up look at Hverfjall Volcano's caldera | Take in the views of beautiful Lake Mývatn | Get to know lively Akureyri.
5-6 On the west coast of Álftafjördur, discover the picturesque fishing village of Súdavík | Hike to the mighty Valagil Waterfall, built by layers of ancient lava | Wander in the lush Tunguskógur Valley | Explore the rich heritage of bustling Ísafjördur | At Heimaey, climb to the highest point on the island | Visit the Danish fort of Skansinn.
7-8 Cruise to one of Iceland's most geothermally active regions, including the town of Hveragerdi | Trek through rugged landscapes near the active volcano of Mount Hengill | Hike along steaming waterfalls | Head further into Reykjadalur Valley, by bubbling mud pots and a hidden cascade.