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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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Trip NameSaveFromDaysLevelSummary
The Saga of Erik The Red33%$1073013RelaxedStep aboard Le Soléal in Reykjavik for a 13-day expedition cruise to the remote and beautiful southern Greenland. Cruise across the Arctic and …
Iceland and Natural Wonders of Greenland20%$399512RelaxedJoin the Ocean Diamond for a 12-day expedition cruise from Reykjavik, Iceland to Kangerlussuaq, Greenland. Take in the magical scenery of …
Iceland Circumnavigation20%$259510RelaxedBoard 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 …
West Greenland: Disko Bay20%$439510RelaxedThis 10-day voyage on the Ocean Adventurer focuses on Disko Bay, an area famous for its icebergs & whales. Explore the natural wonders of northwest …
North Atlantic Saga: Scotland, the Faroe Islands, and Iceland10%$499511RelaxedOn this 11-day expedition aboard the Ocean Endeavour, cruise from the craggy coastline of Scotland, past the staggering cliffs of the Faroe Islands …
Journeys in the Land of Ice & Fire10%$26908RelaxedTravel around the west and north coast of Iceland, a Nordic island nation. Explore dramatic volcanic landscapes of geysers, hot springs, waterfalls, …

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$1565016RelaxedFlying from Oslo, Norway to Longyearbyen, Svalbard you'll board the luxurious National Geographic Explorer for a 16-day cruise of the archipelago's …
Unexplored Greenland$943011RelaxedDiscover an ancestral people surviving in the solitude of the polar regions, and a land forgotten by time where the primeval beauty of the …
The Saga of Erik The Red$1073013RelaxedStep aboard Le Soléal in Reykjavik for a 13-day expedition cruise to the remote and beautiful southern Greenland. Cruise across the Arctic and …
Arctic Adventure: Norway, Greenland, and Iceland$1549515RelaxedExplore 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$925011RelaxedEmbark on an 11-day expedition cruise to Greenland aboard Le Boréal. Enjoy a combination of adventure and discovery in the company of an experienced …
Epic 80°N: Exploring Greenland, Baffin & Ellesmere Islands$2599023RelaxedThis 23-day Arctic cruise aboard the National Geographic Explorer features Zodiac tours, kayaking, and hiking the tundra. Follow in the wake of …

Top 10 Land Tours in Iceland

Trip NameFromDaysLevelSummary
Iceland Trek | Landmannalaugar to þórsmörk$24807ModerateTrek the Laugavegar Trail from Landmannalaugar to Thorsmork on this 7-day hut-to-hut trekking tour in Iceland. This remarkable landscape has caused …
Best of Iceland$29208RelaxedTour Iceland's most popular attractions on this 8-day main highlights trip of South and West Iceland. Visit popular Golden Circle Route including …
Winter Iceland Adventure$38408ModerateExplore the best of Iceland in winter. Spend your days snowshoeing and traveling by super jeep to remote regions where cars cannot drive. Try your …
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 Snapshot$29557Easy ActiveThis quick 7-day Iceland tour is easy-paced and packed with soft adventure for those wanting a good introduction to South Iceland. Explore the …
Iceland Medley$39258ModerateSpend 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$11003Easy ActiveExplore the Golden Circle and the main highlights of the South Iceland coast on this 3-day tour for fall, spring, or winter. Visit Thingvellir …
East Fjords Trek$22257ModerateSpend five full days trekking the remote Víknaslóðir Trail along the East Fjords. This East Iceland hiking tour takes you between stunning …
Birth of Spring$13704Easy 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 …

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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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