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Iceland Circumnavigation

Reykjavík Roundtrip - Example 10 Day Cruise aboard Ocean Endeavour
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Join this 10-day adventure cruise to the ancient Viking stronghold of Iceland, a mystical land shaped by fire and ice. Voyaging aboard the Ocean Endeavour, experience Iceland at its best and most diverse. Marvel at the geological wonders of this island at the edge of the Arctic Circle, exploring its unforgettable culture, history, and people—from small fishing communities, to the ancient and modern capital, Reykjavík.
The night lights of AkureyriArctic puffinsHistoric town of Husavik on the North CoastWild Icelandic Horse grazingThe breathtaking scenery of Iceland
Highlights
  • Experience Reykjavík's culture, one of the greenest cities in the world
  • Explore pristine fjords and volcanic landscapes unlike any on Earth
  • Search for whales and dolphins in the rich, productive waters of Húsavík
  • Visit traditional fishing villages dating back more than eight hundred year
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Day 1: Reykjavík | Embark

After a day of independent exploration in Reykjavík, you’ll embark on an evening departure. Iceland’s cosmopolitan capital, Reykjavík was established in the year 874 CE. Powered by geothermal energy, Reykjavík is widely considered one of the cleanest, greenest cities on Earth.

Day 2: Snæfellsnes Peninsula

Discover one of Iceland’s most amazing coastlines, the Snæfellsnes Peninsula, a region known for its dramatic beauty and fascinating geological history.

The Snæfellsnes Peninsula is often referred to as "Iceland in Miniature" due to its diverse range of natural wonders. From black sand beaches to a volcano, a glacier, lava fields, mountains, waterfalls, caves, and craters, the peninsula encapsulates many of Iceland's unique landscapes in one area.

Delight in the many opportunities to observe seabirds and marine life as you explore this spectacular destination.

Day 3: The Westfjords

Be among the lucky few to explore the Westfjords, a region known for its jagged bird cliffs and multi-hued beaches—only about ten percent of the rest of Iceland’s visitors ever make it here!

Soak up the breathtaking beauty of the coastal fjords and marvel at the immense mountains that loom overhead. Here, nature's splendor awaits at every turn.

Day 4: Siglufjörður and Grímsey

Travel to far-flung Grímsey, which lies upon the Arctic Circle (66° 33’ North) and earns Iceland its title as one of the world’s eight Arctic nations—just barely! Take a Zodiac cruise around the island, brimming with a million seabirds, including puffins, guillemots, and gulls, that far outnumber its small human population.

Visit resurgent Siglufjörður that, in its heyday, bustled with activity as the center of the herring fishing industry. Enjoy a wonderful re-enactment at the Herring Era Museum and make some time to pop into the bakery, chocolate factory, brewery, and Icelandic folk music center, too.

Day 5: Akureyri

Immerse yourself in the charm of Akyureyri, Iceland's second-largest urban area! Opt to walk up the steps of Akyureyri’s monumental Lutheran church for a stunning panoramic view—it will be well worth it!

Explore the city’s shops, cafés, and restaurants and enjoy the variety of ten museums for you to choose from. Stroll through Akuyeri’s botanical gardens which are among the northernmost in the world and miraculously grow several thousand plant species.

Enhance your journey with an optional excursion to Forest Lagoon. This captivating oasis is nestled in the Valaskógur forest and offers inviting pools, rejuvenating saunas, and a cozy bistro area, overlooking Eyjafjörður, one of Iceland's longest fjords.

Day 6: Húsavík

Tour Húsavík’s Skjálfandi Bay, known as the whale capital of Iceland. Be sure to bring your binoculars to spot the fifteen different whale species that frequent the area, as well as dolphins and dozens of varieties of birds.

Take advantage of Húsavík’s diverse museum offerings, including the Whale Museum, the Húsavík Museum, and the Exploration Museum, which houses artifacts from Apollo astronaut training in the area.

Day 7: Seydisfjördur

Enjoy the chance to explore Seyðisfjörður, nestled at the tip of its namesake fjord.

Stroll the picturesque town of 700, known for its flourishing art scene, cobbled rainbow road, and excellent handicrafts, or take one of the numerous opportunities for hiking, including a walk up to Tvísöngur sound sculpture on a nearby hill.

Visit nearby Skálanes Nature Reserve, which is family-owned and operated. Learn about the center’s research and interpretation of Iceland’s environment and cultural history which is a model for sustainable tourism.

Opt to enhance your journey with an optional excursion to Vallanes Organic Farm, where Eymundur Magnússon and Eygló Björk Ólafsdóttir have been organic farming since 1985. Explore their premises with a guided tour, learn about their focus on developing Icelandic grains and vegetables, and savor local products during a tasting.

Day 8: Southeast Iceland

Soak in the sights of south Iceland, home to some of the country’s most beautiful natural attractions. Explore a unique mix of volcanoes, lagoons, and glaciers—as well as hot springs, geysers, and spectacular waterfalls—either ashore on foot or by Zodiac cruise.

Day 9: Vestmannaeyjar (Westman Islands)

Learn about the compelling history of this volcanically active area that has experienced two major eruptions in recent times.1963 saw the formation of the island of Surtsey and the Eldfell eruption ten years later destroyed much of Heimaey, the largest of the Vestmannaeyjars and the only island here that is inhabited.

Enjoy a beautiful Zodiac cruise searching for the numerous species of seabirds, including the famous puffin, that nest in the steep rock faces along the ocean cliffs here.

Day 10: Reykjavík | Disembark

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Complete your journey back in Reykjavík, disembarking in the morning. Take one last chance to explore this special city where food, culture, and nightlife abound.

If you have the time, be sure to visit the National Culture House, which preserves treasures like the Poetic Edda and the Norse Sagas in their original manuscripts.
 

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Ocean Endeavour

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$6,395 2-3 travelers
Ocean Endeavour - Cat 1 Quad
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Quadruple - Category 1
Deck four: Interior cabin, four lower berths, private bath (separate shower room and powder room) - approx. 240 sq. ft.
Ocean Endeavour - Cat 2 Triple
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Triple - Category 2
Deck four: Interior cabin, three lower berths, two private baths - approx. 200 sq. ft.
Interior Twin cabin on the Ocean Endeavour
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Interior Twin - Category 3
Deck five: Interior cabin, two lower berths, private bath - approx. 125 sq. ft. (twin)/110 sq. ft. (single)
Exterior Twin Cabin on the Ocean Endeavour
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Exterior Twin - Category 4
Deck four: Porthole window, unobstructed view, two lower berths, private bath - approx. 100 sq. ft. (twin)/90 sq. ft. (single)
Exterior Twin Cabin on the Ocean Endeavour
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Main Twin - Category 5
Deck five: Picture window, unobstructed view, two lower berths, private bath - approx. 115 sq. ft.
Comfort Twin cabin on board Ocean Endeavour
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Comfort Twin - Category 6
Deck four: Two portholes windows, unobstructed view, two lower berths - 175 sq.ft. Deck seven: picture window, partial view, two lower berths- 135 sq.ft. Deck eight: Picture windows, obstructed view, matrimonial bed, pvt. bath, fridge - 160 sq.ft.
Top Deck Twin on the Ocean Endeavour
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Select Twin - Category 7
Deck five. Picture windows, unobstructed view, two lower berths, approx. 190 sq. ft. Deck eight: oversize windows, partially obstruction view, matrimonial bed, private bath, refrigerator - approx. 145 sq. ft.
Superior Twin on the Ocean Endeavour
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Superior Twin - Category 8
Deck five. Two picture windows, unobstructed view, two lower berths, sitting area- 210 sq.ft. Deck seven: forward-facing windows with unobstructed view, matrimonial, private bath w/full tub- 180 sq.ft. Deck seven midship: picture windows, partially obstructed view, matrimonial, private bath, fridge - 190 sq.ft
Ocean Endeavour Cabin Category 9
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Junior Suite - Category 9
Deck five: Picture windows, unobstructed views, matrimonial bed, sitting area- approx. 270 sq. ft. Deck seven: forward-facing picture windows, views, matrimonial bed, private bath w/full tub, sitting area, private bath, refrigerator - approx. 290 sq. ft.
Ocean Endeavour Cabin Category 10
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Suite - Category 10
Deck seven. Forward-facing picture windows, unobstructed view, matrimonial bed, private bath with full tub, refrigerator - approx. 310 sq. ft.

Notes

We have a limited quantity of cabins in category 3 through to category 7 with no single supplement! Once these cabins are sold, the single supplement fee (in order to secure a cabin to yourself) is 1.5 times the berth cost.

- Rates are quoted in U.S. dollars and represent costs per person, double occupancy. Request the Twin Share Program where you are matched with a cabin mate of the same gender. Even if a cabin mate is not found for you, no single supplement will be charged.

- Cabins are available for single occupancy at 1.5 times the double occupancy rate.
Included
  • 9 Breakfasts, 8 Lunches, 9 Dinners
  • 9 Nights Accommodations
  • Accommodations as listed
  • Ground transportation as listed
  • Activities as listed
  • Meals as listed
  • Access to a 24-7 Emergency line while traveling
  • Contribution to Adventure Canada's Discovery Fund
  • Complimentary Expedition Jacket
  • Pre-departure materials
  • Educational program
  • Applicable taxes and credit card fees
  • Guided activities
  • Sightseeing and community visits
  • Photo Equipment Trial Program
  • Interactive workshops
  • Evening entertainment
  • All shipboard meals
  • All port fees
  • Special access permits, entry, and park fees
  • Expert expedition team
  • All Zodiac excursions
Excluded
  • Gratuities
  • Travel Insurance
  • Personal Expenses
  • Flight costs (please request a quote)
  • Additional excursions during free time
  • Fuel and transportation surcharges (when applicable)
  • It is mandatory to have emergency evacuation and medical insurance to travel with Adventure Canada. It is recommended to obtain a basic minimum coverage of $500,000 on all cruises.
  • Commercial and charter flights
  • Program enhancements/optional excursions (Must be pre-booked)
  • Additional expenses in the event of delays or itinerary changes
  • Mandatory medical evacuation insurance
  • Possible fuel surcharges and administrative fees
  • Pre- and post-trip hotel accommodation

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