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Gullfoss on the Golden Circle

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Reykjavik - Kangerlussuaq - Example 21 Day Cruise aboard MS Seaventure
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Embark the MS Seaventure on an exciting 21-day cruise across Iceland and Greenland through the Denmark Strait. Discover this magical land steeped in Viking tradition and unique volcanic landscapes. This cruise showcases Iceland's vast array of natural beauties and way of life. A number of thrilling shore excursions provide several opportunities to interact with Iceland and Greenland's unique personality.
Puffins in IcelandHiking in the stunning Landmannalaugar regionHouses of GreenlandCruising along the mountainsGullfoss on the Golden Circle
Highlights
  • Explore the islets of UNESCO World Heritage Site Breidafjördur Bay.
  • See the lush greenery and immense bird life in Lake Myvatn Nature Reserve.
  • Sail to Vestmannaeyjar (Westman Islands) and play golf in a crater.
  • Reach Vatnajökull Glacier, larger than all of Europe’s glaciers combined.
Places Visited
Activity Level: Relaxed
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Full Itinerary

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Day 1: Embark in Reykjavik

Use your leisure time in Reykjavík to uncover the unique charm of the world’s northernmost capital. The MS Seaventure docks in Old Reykjavík Harbor in the heart of the city, a five-minute stroll to the main squares, shopping and dining. The ship departs Reykjavík harbor in the evening.

Day 2: Arnarstapi | Grundarfjordur

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  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Depending on the weather Arnarstapi or Grundarfjordur 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.

Day 3: Isafjordur

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  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Today‘s destination is Isafjördur, an idyllic town in Westfjords region. This secluded peninsula is connected to the mainland by only a narrow strip of land and includes areas where cars have never been. The landscape provides jaw-dropping views of dramatic fjords carved by ancient glaciers, sheer table mountains plunging into the sea, and untouched vegetation. Optional excursions may be available, please ask us for more information.

Day 4: Siglufjordur | Grimsey

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  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
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 Grimsey. Grimsey is about 40 km to the north from Iceland, right on the Arctic Circle. Here you can see many species of birds, including puffins, Guillemots and various species of gulls. 

Day 5: Flatey | Husavik

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  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
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.

Day 6: Husavik

  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
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.

Day 7: Seydisfjordur

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  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
To explore Iceland’s East Fjords, the ship docks in the impossibly picturesque port of Seydisfjördur. This fishing village is nestled between steep mountain slopes and panoramic sea views. Activities to enjoy include seal spotting, horseback riding, kayaking amongst idyllic fjords, and guided hikes of the scenic and historical Vestadalur area.

Day 8: Djupivogur

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  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
The fishing village of Djupivogur in southeast Iceland starts today’s point to explore Vatnajökull Glacier, larger than all of Europe’s glaciers combined. Get directly to the foot of the glacier on a 4WD Jeep tour or enjoy a boat tour of Jökulsarlon glacial lagoon in summer. This awe-inspiring lagoon features icebergs of all shapes and sizes tumbling and floating about in a spectacular show.

Day 9: Vestmannaeyjar (Westman Islands)

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  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Located off the coast of South Iceland, the island group Vestmannaeyjar was formed by submarine volcanic eruptions 10,000 years ago. Surtsey Island emerged from the sea in 1963 and is one the youngest places on earth! You have the chance to go ashore on Heimaey, the only inhabited island of the archipelago. Here evidence of Iceland’s volcanic fury is on full display with half-buried houses in ash from a violent eruption in 1973 when the entire island had to be evacuated. Aboard Zodiacs you get to circumnavigate the island to take in the magical scenery and stop at places of interest to see the local bird life, visit caves and possibly spot whales. Here you have the once-in-a-lifetime chance to play a round of golf in a sunken volcano crater!

Day 10: Reykjavik

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  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
This morning, bid farewell to the MS Seaventure and after breakfast greet your final destination of Reykjavík. This chic capital of friendly citizens is the perfect city for those who want to refresh the spirit and combine invigorating activity, good food, nature appreciation, and world-class cultural entertainment.

Day 11: Day at Sea | Denmark Strait

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  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Today, sail across the Denmark Strait towards Greenland, following the same maritime route used by Norse settlers more than 900 years ago. Enroute you can attend fascinating presentations by Expedition Team members to prepare for your visit to Greenland. Or of course, you can choose to just relax and watch whales, dolphins and seabirds from the deck or from your cabin.

Day 12: Ammassalik Island

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  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
The island is characterized by several glaciers, jagged peaks, rivers, lakes and waterfalls. There are vast green valleys and deep fjords with newly calved icebergs dropping off the ice cap into the sea. Tasiilaq, the largest town in East Greenland, is located on Ammassalik Island. With its population of approximately 2,000 people, the town is the gateway to explore East Greenland. 

Day 13: Day at Sea | Prince Christian Sound

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  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
When conditions are favorable, travel along the 70 mile (112 km) long Prince Christian Sound which connects the Labrador and Irminger Seas. In this narrow, often ice choked channel, we come so close to icebergs you can almost reach out and touch one. The force of Greenland’s massive inland ice cap pushes glaciers towards the sea, where large chunks of ice break off and become floating icebergs.

Day 14: Qaqortoq

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  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
With 3.000 inhabitants, Qaqortoq is the largest settlement in South Greenland. In this charming town, you can find lots of strikingly beautiful colonial buildings, dating from the establishment of the town in 1775. The area has a rich history, as it has been inhabited continuously since prehistoric times. You can still see traces of Thule and Norse cultures throughout the region. 

Day 15: Qeqertarsuasiat

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  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Qeqertarsuatsiat is a small settlement with approx. 200 residents, mainly living from hunting and fishing. Visit the small mine and learn more about the extraction of precious stones.

Day 16: Nuuk

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  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Nuuk is the capital of Greenland and its oldest town. Founded in 1728 by Danish-Norwegian missionary  Hans Egede, the city combines Arctic traditions and  European urbanity. With around 16,000 inhabitants,  Nuuk is considered a modern, bustling metropolis compared to the rest of Greenland.

Day 17: Sisimiut

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  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Sisimiut has a turbulent history, especially during the 18th century when the first Danish colony was destroyed by Dutch whalers who wanted to establish their own settlement. The Danes fought back and eventually recaptured Sisimiut after several fierce battles in the 1730s.  about the domination of the city. Heavy fighting between Dutch whalers and various European nations took place over the years. Because of itsthe flourishing shrimp industry, Sisimiut is one of theGreenland’s most prosperous richest cities today.in the country.

Day 18: Ilulissat

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  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Next stop is Ilulissat, which means “iceberg” in Greenlandic. And with good reason, as the town is located at the mouth of the iceberg-filled Ilulissat Ice Fjord. Delight in the thunderous spectacle when icebergs break off from Sermeq Kujalleq glacier and plunge into the fjord. 

Day 19: Uumannaq

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  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Uummannaq is considered one of the most beautiful towns in Greenland. Located on a small island about 300 miles (483 km) north of the Arctic Circle, this tiny, picturesque village lies at the foot of a heart-shaped mountain.

Day 20: Disko Bay | Qeqertarsuaq

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  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
The small settlement of Qeqertarsuaq is located on the south coast of Disko Island. In 1773 the first whaling base was founded. Whaling has been of great importance to the town over the past two centuries. Hunting and fishing are still the primary occupations for the island’s inhabitants.

Day 21: Kangerlussuaq | Disembark

  • 1 Breakfast
In the morning we reach the 120-mile (190 km) Kangerlussuaq Fjord and the town of the same name. It’s time to say goodbye to the SEAVENTURE. 

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Category 1
18 m2 / 194 sqf - Outside cabins in this category are located on deck 3 and feature a double bed or two twin beds and a private bathroom with shower. A living area with TV, wardrobe and refrigerator makes your stay even more pleasant. Additional amenities include include live boradcast from outboard camera, individual temperature controls, hair dryer and safe.
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Category 2
18 m2 / 194 sqf - Outside cabins in Category 2 are located on deck 4 and are partially also suitable for a triple occupancy. They and offer a double or twin beds as well as private bathroom with shower. A living area with TV, wardrobe and refrigerator makes your stay even more pleasant. Additional amenities include include live boradcast from outboard camera, individual temperature controls, hair dryer and safe. A picture window provides great unrestricted views of the ocean and landscapes.
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Category 3
18 m2 / 194 sqf - Outside cabins in Category 3 are located on deck 4 and are partially also suitable for a triple occupancy. They and offer double or twin beds as well as private bathroom with shower. A living area with TV, wardrobe and refrigerator makes your stay even more pleasant. Additional amenities include live broadcast from outside camera, individual temperature controls, hair dryer and safe. A picture window provides great unrestricted views of the ocean and landscapes.
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Category 4
18 m2 / 194 sqf - Outside cabins in Category 4 are located on deck 5 and have double or twin beds as well as private bathroom with shower. A living area with TV, wardrobe and refrigerator makes your stay even more pleasant. Additional amenities include live broadcast from outside camera, individual temperature controls, hair dryer and safe. A picture window provides great unrestricted views of the ocean and landscapes.
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Category 5
18 m2 / 194 sqf - Outside cabins in Category 5 are located on deck 5 and have double or twin beds as well as private bathroom with shower. A living area with TV, wardrobe and refrigerator makes your stay even more pleasant. Additional amenities include live broadcast from outside camera, individual temperature controls, hair dryer and safe. A picture window provides great unrestricted views of the ocean and landscapes.
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Category 6
18 m2 / 194 sqf + balcony - Outside cabins in Category 6 are located on deck 6 and have a balcony with double or twin beds as well as private bathroom with shower. A living area with TV, wardrobe and refrigerator makes your stay even more pleasant. Additional amenities include live broadcast from outside camera, individual temperature controls, hair dryer and safe. Enjoy the view from floor-to-ceiling windows or from the balcony.
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Category 7
24 m2 / 258 sqf + big balcony - he Suites are located on deck 7 and offer a double bed and a private bathroom with bathtub. A living area with TV, wardrobe and refrigerator makes your stay even more pleasant. Additional amenities include live broadcast from outside camera, individual temperature controls, hair dryer and safe. Enjoy the view from floor-to-ceiling windows or from the balcony.
Included
  • 20 Breakfasts, 19 Lunches, 20 Dinners
  • 20 Nights Accommodations
  • Accommodations as listed
  • Ground transportation as listed
  • Activities as listed
  • Meals as listed
  • Zodiac Explorations 
  • Lectures and entertainment onboard.
     
  • Use of Wind and Water-resistant Jacket
  • Coffee, Tea & Water
  • Icelandic/English-speaking guide
  • Charter flight from Kangerlussuaq - Keflavik incl. transfer in Kangerlussuaq
Excluded
  • Gratuities
  • Travel Insurance
  • Personal Expenses
  • Flight costs (please request a quote)
  • Additional excursions during free time
  • Fuel and transportation surcharges (when applicable)
  • Passport and Applicable Visa Expenses
  • Government arrival and departure taxes
  • Pre- or Post-cruise hotel  
  • Excess baggage charges
  • Pre and Post Tours

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