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Seydisfjordur

Fjords, Glaciers, and Volcanoes

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Mythical Iceland is the land of ice and fire, with glaciers and volcanoes side by side, making it the perfect desitination for those who seek the unexpected. The unspoiled nature found here offers stunning landscapes, geysers, and impressive waterfalls. Experience a variety of islands, towns and settlements, spectacular views, and interesting sites, always accompanied by your knowledgeable expedition team.

Day-by-Day Summary

Day 1 : Reykyavik | Embark
Day 2 : Stykkishólmur
Day 3 : Flatey and Bjargtanger | Látrabjarg Promontory
Day 4 : Ísafjörður
Day 5 : Hornbjarg Cliff | Reykjafjörður
Day 6 : Siglufjörður | Grímsey
Day 7 : Akureyri
Day 8 : Húsavík
Day 9 : Bakkagerði | Seyðisfjörður
Day 10 : Höfn
Day 11 : Surtsey | Heimaey
Day 12 : Reykyavik | Disembark

Highlights

  • Experience Stykkishólmur’s diverse geology, including hot and cold springs
  • Choose between a wide range of optional excursions
  • Sightsee in Grímsey, where the Arctic Circle meets Iceland
  • Hike to the impressive Goðafoss waterfall
  • Explore Húsavík, the oldest settlement in Iceland
  • Spot puffin colonies in Borgarfjörður

Ship

MS Spitsbergen

Places Visited

  • Arctic
  • Europe
  • Iceland
  • Akureyri
  • Flatey Island
  • Grimsey Island
  • Heimaey Island
  • Hornbjarg
  • Husavik
  • Isafjordur
  • Reykjavik
  • Siglufjordur
  • Stykkisholmur

Activities

Trip Type

  • Small Ship

Activity Level

Easy Active

Trip Snapshots

Seydisfjordur Stykkisholmur Grimsey puffin Iceland Stykkisholmur Church The blue lagoon in Iceland

Day 1 Reykyavik | Embark

45 minutes after touching down at Keflavík International Airport, located among lava rocks, moss, and mountains, find yourself in Reykjavik, a charming and vibrant town with lots of restaurants, museums, and shops on narrow streets.

Day 2 Stykkishólmur

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
West Iceland is often referred to as ‘The Sagaland’. Experience Stykkishólmur’s diversity, with lava and rock formations, glaciers, volcanic activity, and hot and cold springs. Choose between exciting activities, such as kayaking, hiking, and horseback riding.

Day 3 Flatey and Bjargtanger | Látrabjarg Promontory

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
On the charming island of Flatey, time appears to stand still. Take a stroll around the village and travel back in time among the 19th-century buildings. Látrabjarg is a promontory and the westernmost point in Iceland – home to millions of birds including puffins, northern gannets, guillemots, and razorbills. 

Day 4 Ísafjörður

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Ísafjörður is the largest town in the Westfjords and has a long history as a major center of commerce and trade – all based on fish. Experience the town’s architecture or choose from a wide range of optional excursions.

Day 5 Hornbjarg Cliff | Reykjafjörður

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Hornbjarg Cliff is one of the greatest seabird habitats in Iceland, and your ship attempts to land here. Reykjafjörður can only be reached on foot or by boat; plan to take a closer look at this stunning area.

Day 6 Siglufjörður | Grímsey

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Siglufjörður offers both recreation and sightseeing. A few hours in the rugged landscape gives you the chance to savor the peace and tranquility found here. Grímsey is where the Arctic Circle meets Iceland. An expedition landing craft is used to reach this island.

Day 7 Akureyri

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Akureyri is a lively and energetic town. It is the most populated community outside the Reykjavík area and the center of trade and culture for the north of Iceland. Akureyri is close to many of Iceland’s most-renowned natural beauty locations, and the town itself is a popular destination. Enjoy an optional hike or join an excursion to the impressive Goðafoss waterfall.

Day 8 Húsavík

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Húsavík is the oldest settlement in Iceland. The town’s most famous landmark is Húsavíkurkirkja, a wooden church built in 1907. Over the years, Húsavík has become increasingly popular in Iceland as a whale-watching area, and is home to the Húsavík Whale Museum. After leaving the town, sail past the Langanes Peninsula in the evening. 

Day 9 Bakkagerði | Seyðisfjörður

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Bakkagerði is the main settlement in Borgarfjörður. This area is known for its natural beauty and as ‘the land of the elves’. There are many puffin colonies in the fjord, so it is a popular place for birdwatching. Bakkagerði is off the typical tourist track and offers peace, quiet, and impressive views. If you prefer to be more active, you can join an optional tour to the natural forest of Hallormstadur. Seyðisfjörður is distinguished by its Norwegian heritage. The colorful Norwegian-style wooden houses date from the early 20th century and make this village unique. Explore the town, join a hike, or take an optional excursion out to Skálanes.

Day 10 Höfn

Large mountains, wide rivers, and the ever-present Vatnajökull Glacier dominate the area around the charming fishing village of Höfn. From the harbor you can experience a scenic view of the famous glacier, the largest in Europe and a spectacular sight. On the east coast, find pine forests, lush farmlands, and a variety of colorful fishing villages and vibrant seaside communities.

Day 11 Surtsey | Heimaey

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Surtsey is a volcanic island formed by an eruption that started 425 feet below sea level and reached the surface in 1963. Heimaey is the largest of the Westman Islands, located off Iceland’s south coast, and is dominated by magnificent bird cliffs. Most of the islands have steep sea cliffs that form natural habitats for many different birds, including puffins. The islands are also a great place for spotting whales.

Day 12 Reykyavik | Disembark

  • 1 Breakfast
Your voyage of discovery and adventure ends in Reykjavik. 

MS Spitsbergen

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Notes

Voyage price includes:
  • Voyage in cabin category of your choice on a full board basis (daily buffet breakfast, buffet lunch, and set or buffet dinner)
  • Wind-and water-resistant jacket
  • Landings and activities onboard and ashore
  • Professional English-speaking Expedition Team that gives lectures and accompanies landings and activities
  • Complimentary use of Muck Boot rubber boots
  • Complimentary tea and coffee
Not included:
  • Flights from US
  • Travel Protection Plan
  • Luggage handling
  • Optional excursions and gratuities
Notes:
  • All planned landings are subject to weather and ice conditions
  • All itineraries are subject to change

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  • 10 Breakfasts, 9 Lunches, 10 Dinners
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Our guide and driver were very good with their knowledge and were very helpful with our questions. It was a very pleasant visit that would have been impossible to do on our own. Hotels and restaurants were fantastic. The special places we got to go to, like the kitchens, were great. Enjoyed the entire trip!
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