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On a cruise to Iceland you'll experience a land steeped in Nordic tradition, sweeping landscapes of glaciers, fjords, & steaming volcanoes. In the capital of Reykjavik, you’ll see whalebone artifacts from the medieval Norse period & the impressive Hallgrimskirkja Cathedral. Explore the rugged coastlines, carved over millennia by glaciers and now home to stunning geysers and fjords that can be explored by Zodiac from your cruise ship. A cruise through the Western Fjords will introduce you to one of the most isolated and pristine wildernesses in the northern hemisphere. Here, you'll find Ísafjörður, considered one of the most beautiful inlets in the country. Iceland also serves as a great departure point for Arctic expeditions, including trips to Norway & Greenland. Contact us to get started!

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Iceland and Natural Wonders of Greenland20%$385512RelaxedJoin the Ocean Diamond for a 12-day expedition cruise from Reykjavik, Iceland to Kangerlussuaq, Greenland. Take in the magical scenery of …
Natural Wonders of Greenland and Iceland20%$385512RelaxedBoard the Ocean Diamond on this incredible 12-day Arctic expedition cruise of Greenland and Iceland. Visit Kangerlussuaq, Ummannaq, Eqip Glacier, …
In the Wake of the Vikings: A Voyage from Iceland to Greenland15%$499512RelaxedBoard the Ocean Endeavour to follow in the footsteps of the Vikings on this exceptional 12-day expedition cruise across the Arctic region. Depart …
Iceland Circumnavigation20%$269510RelaxedBoard the Ocean Diamond for a 10-day cruise around Iceland. Along the way, you'll discover both natural wonders and the Icelandic way of living via a …
Iceland Circumnavigation15%$449510RelaxedTrace the routes of the Icelandic sagas' heroes on this 10-day circumnavigation cruise starting and ending in Reykjavik. Volcanically and …
Iceland Circumnavigation Express20%$21908RelaxedThis 8-day cruise circumnavigating Iceland offers an in-depth exploration of a small Arctic island of geological extremes. Encounter unrivaled …
Scotland, Faroe Islands & Iceland: Footsteps of Vikings and Gaels$1000$569512RelaxedFollow in the footsteps of Vikings and Gaels on this 12-day expedition cruise of the North Atlantic aboard the RCGS Resolute. Explore the dramatic …
Journeys in the Land of Ice & Fire10%$27908RelaxedBoard the state-of-the art Panorama sail cruiser for a comprehensive 8-day exploration of the coasts of Iceland. Hike across dramatic volcanic …

Best Iceland Luxury Cruises

Trip NameFromDaysLevelSummary
The Icelandic Loop$57808RelaxedExperience this incredible voyage of discovery in Iceland and the Arctic Circle for a truly exotic cruise on the trail of the Vikings. For 8 days, Le …
Svalbard, Iceland & Greenland's East Coast$1599016RelaxedFlying from Oslo, Norway to Longyearbyen, Svalbard you'll board the luxurious National Geographic Explorer for a 16-day cruise of the archipelago's …
Arctic Adventure: Norway, Greenland, and Iceland$1649515RelaxedExplore the captivating shore of the Arctic north on this 15-day Arctic cruise. Sail along the coasts of Svalbard and Greenland and the pristine …
Adventure in Greenland$925011RelaxedOn this 11-day journey aboard luxurious Le Boreal, you'll see the natural and cultural highlights of Greenland. Explore the wildlife of the region on …

Top 10 Land Tours in Iceland

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Iceland Trek | Landmannalaugar to þórsmörk$21047ModerateTrek the Laugavegar Trail from Landmannalaugar to Thorsmork on this 7-day hut-to-hut trekking tour in Iceland. This remarkable landscape has caused …
East Iceland Explorer$28157Easy ActiveSpend a week touring the more remote and isolated East Iceland regions on this active tour based out of the Wilderness Center. Learn about the …
South Iceland Self-Drive$16153-5ModerateTake this South Iceland tour, designed for the independent traveler who is short on time but big on adventure. Choose from a number of South Iceland …
Iceland Medley$38458ModerateSpend a week exploring the South Iceland landscape on this active Iceland tour. Excursions vary as you mountain bike, kayak, horseback ride, and hike …
Golden Circle & Glaciers$11503Easy ActiveExplore the Golden Circle and the main highlights of the South Iceland coast on this 3-day extension tour. Visit Thingvellir National Park, Geysir, …
East Fjords Trek$19117ModerateSpend five full days trekking the remote Víknaslóðir Trail along the East Fjords. This East Iceland hiking tour takes you between stunning …
Birth of Spring$13705Easy ActiveTravel to the isolated East Iceland region to witness the start of spring in a rural land with a long winter. Experience the country lifestyle first …
Strútur Trek$20807ModerateExplore the vastness of Fjallabak Nature Reserve and its solitude on this South Iceland trekking tour along the Strútur Trail, the second Volcanic …
East Vatnajökull Trek$16417RelaxedHike in one of the most remote areas on this 4-day Iceland trekking adventure in East Vatnajökull National Park. Trek the Snæfell to Lónsöræfi …
Golden Circle Self Drive$9303ModerateExplore Iceland's popular Golden Circle and other attractions in the South on this self-drive tour based out of Hotel Grimsborgir. Visit the …

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Iceland Cruise Highlights

Home to the northernmost capital city in the world (Reykjavik), Iceland is the home of legends & landscapes. On an Iceland cruise, you will follow in the ancient footsteps of explorer Leif Erikson, as you discover some of the most isolated and unspoiled natural sites in the world.

Highlights of any Iceland cruise excursion include:
  • Navigating these fascinating sites aboard luxurious and intimate ships & boats.
  • Learning about the rich human history from expert guides. 
  • Witnessing the geysers that burst from the ground.
  • Trekking across the glaciers that shaped Iceland.
  • Exploring the distinct fjords that can only be found in this part of the world.
  • Visiting the isolated fishing villages & learning about the villagers' lifestyle.
Getting to Iceland

Since Iceland is isolated from the rest of Europe in the north Atlantic Ocean, there are only two ways to get there:

By air: Direct flights to Iceland from Europe are about 4-5 hours. From North America, they are 5-6 hours. From other countries, you will have to transfer in Europe. Most flights arrive to the Keflavik International Airport.

By sea: Many of our Scandinavian cruises include stops in Iceland as well.
Popular Iceland Cruise Destinations

Some of the most popular destinations frequently visited on an Icelandic cruise include:
  • Reykjavik & Reykjanes Peninsula
  • West Coast & Ísafjördur
  • UNESCO World Heritage Site Breidafjördur Bay
  • Vatnajökull Glacier (the biggest glacier in all of Europe)
  • Norway & Greenland

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Iceland Travel & Cruise FAQs

Do I need a visa to travel to Iceland?
A visa is not required for traveling to Iceland from Europe, North America, Australia or New Zealand. If you are traveling from South Africa, you will need a visa in advance. It's always safe to check with your state department about travel requirements several months before departure.

Is tipping customary in Iceland?
No, tipping is not expected or necessary, and service charges are usually included in the bills already.

What is the internet access like in Iceland?
While major cities and towns do have WiFi hotspots and cyber cafes, most of our itineraries that visit Iceland are cruises, which do not usually have (consistern) internet access. Remote destinations away from the cities tend not to have internet.

Can I use my cell phone while in Iceland?
If you enable mobile roaming before leaving home, you should have coverage in most of the big cities and towns of Iceland. On open water during cruises or in the more rural destinations you will not likely have coverage.

Do I need a power adapter/ converter?
Iceland has 220-240 volt electricity and uses Europlug/ Schuko outlets. You will need a plug adapter for Type C & Type E/F sockets and a step-down transformer for 110-120V electronics. 

What are the toilets like in Iceland?
Throughout Iceland and on cruise ships you will have modern flushable toilets. You may have to pay a small fee when using public bathrooms.
 
Approximately what will it cost for:
Beer - $6.00
Snack - $2.00
Simple lunch - $9.00
Dinner - $27.00

Can I drink the water in Iceland?
It is safe to drink the tap water in Iceland unless you are specifically told otherwise.

What is the most common way of paying for things in Iceland?
Iceland's currency is the Krona (ISK). 1USD=113ISK. You will be able to pay for nearly everything, from restaurant bills to taxi fares, with your credit card. It's also easy to find ATMs.

Should I purchase travel insurance for my trip?
We always encourage travelers to purchase insurance. For more information and deals, check out the Once I've Booked page.

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