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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 NameFromDaysNext DepartureSummary
Discover Iceland$24258Sep 28, 2023Explore the best of Iceland on this 8-day tour, covering Reykjavik and the highlights along the famed Ring Road. Visit the Golden Triangle, witness …
Best of Iceland$26498Sep 28, 2023Explore the best of Iceland on this exciting 8-day tour starting and ending in Reykjavik. Beautiful glaciers reach across the landscape as you visit …
Iceland Trek | Landmannalaugar to þórsmörk$22908Jun 2, 2024Trek the Laugavegar Trail from Landmannalaugar to Thorsmork on this 8-day hut-to-hut trekking tour in Iceland. This remarkable landscape has caused …
East Fjords Trek$16877Jul 6, 2024Spend five full days trekking the remote Víknaslóðir Trail along the East Fjords. This East Iceland hiking tour takes you between stunning …
East Vatnajökull Trek$14407Jul 1, 2024Hike in one of the most remote areas on this 4-day Iceland trekking adventure in East Vatnajökull National Park. Trek the Snæfell to Lónsöræfi …
Circumnavigating Iceland$66959May 16, 2024Discover Iceland’s ruggedly wild beauty, as you encounter its diverse wildlife, rich culture and welcoming people on this 9-day Arctic cruise …
Icelandic Mosaic$68508Jun 22, 2024Le Bellot hosts this 8-day Arctic cruise of Iceland, departing from the artistic capital city of Reykjavik. Bird lovers rejoice at the wealth of …
Four Arctic Islands: Spitsbergen, Jan Mayen, Greenland and Iceland$1389518Aug 9, 2024Explore four incredible regions of the Arctic on this 18-day cruise aboard Ocean Adventurer. Discover the world’s largest fjord system, see the …

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Greenland OdysseySavings$1779517Jul 6, 2024Experience the world's largest island on this 10-day Greenland Odyssey Cruise aboard Sylvia Earle. Discover the grandeur of Greenland featuring …
Natural Wonders of Greenland - Tour 2Savings$793011Aug 5, 2024Join MS Seaventure on this 11-day cruise to Greenland and Iceland, starting in Kangerlussuaq. Witness icebergs in Ilulissat, visit Sisimiut and the …
Gems of West GreenlandSavings$919512Jul 14, 2024Experience the breathtaking scenery of West Greenland on this 12-day expedition roundtrip Reykjavik aboard Ultramarine, delving into its picturesque …
Jewels of the ArcticSavings$1619515Jul 7, 2024Enjoy the 15-day cruise through the Arctic along the icy waters of the Greenland Sea between Spitsbergen and Iceland. Keep an eye out for incredible …
Gateway to the Northwest Passage: Greenland and CanadaSavings$4389524Aug 21, 2024Embark on a 24-day expedition cruise from Reykjavik aboard the National Geographic Endurance. Explore icy coastlines, fjords, and Inuit villages, and …
Crossing the Arctic Circle, Jan Mayen & SvalbardSavings$689512May 29, 2024Join the Sea Spirit on a fantastic 12-day sailing expedition to Iceland, Jan Mayen, and Svalbard. Explore some of the Arctic's most magical …
Hot Springs and Eternal Ice - Tour 1Savings$1265519Jul 11, 2024Experience a 19-day cruise adventure on the MS Seaventure to Iceland and Greenland. Explore Reykjavik, Snaefellsnes Peninsula, Isafjordur, Husavik, …
Greenland Explorer: Sail and Soar the Alpine ArcticSavings$949511Sep 14, 2024Explore South Greenland on this 11-day Explorer Cruise roundtrip Reykjavik aboard Ultramarine. This Greenland Explorer trip is intended for …

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Getting to Iceland: How to get to Iceland? 

There are three ways of getting to Iceland, by airplane, by ferry, and by cruise ship. Approximately 20 airlines fly to Iceland’s Keflavik International Airport all year round from main cities in Europe and North America. For visitors driving into the country, the Norröna ferry sails weekly from Denmark via the Faroe Islands. Finally, many cruises from Scandinavia and Greenland include stops in Iceland, giving visitors a chance to explore this wonderful country.

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 ferry: Board the M/S Norröna that sails from Denmark if you happen to be traveling with your own car, bike, motorcycle, or camper. 

By sea: Many of our Scandinavia cruises and Greenland cruises include stops in Iceland.

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.
How much does a trip to Iceland cost?

Iceland is a remote and isolated destination that offers all modern comforts in almost every corner that you decide to visit, the upside of the country’s high cost of living and the fact that they have to import most of their supplies and fresh produce. Iceland can be considered pricey, however it depends on the type of experience you are looking for. 

Prices also vary depending on the time of year you decide to travel. Summer, or peak season from May through August is usually more expensive, as the weather allows for certain activities that cannot be enjoyed in the winter. Winter is less pricey as well as less crowded, which some prefer, and offers opportunities for other activities, such as observing the Northern Lights. 

Approximate cost for roundtrip flights at the beginning of the peak season: 
  • Manchester, UK, to Reykjavik, from $390 to $570.
  • Boston, USA, to Reykjavik, from $350 to $1,550.
  • Toronto, CAN, to Reykjavik, from $830 to $1,400.

NOTE: Keep in mind flight prices vary from month to month, depending on when you book your flight.
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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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