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Reykjavik to Akureyri - Example 8 Day Cruise aboard Panorama
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Join the elegant Panorama for an 8-day journey from Reykjavik to Akureyri discovering Iceland's west and north coasts, amazing rugged landscapes, and wildlife, such as humpback whales, orcas, and dolphins. Learn about Vikings and Norse legacies, and visit a variety of locations such as Holmavik, Grundafjordur, Thingvellir National Park, and the Godafoss Waterfall.

Day-by-Day Summary

Day 1 : Reykjavik | Embark
Day 2 : Reykjavik, Iceland
Day 3 : Grundafjordur
Day 4 : Patreksfjordur
Day 5 : Isafjordur
Day 6 : Holmavik
Day 7 : Siglufjordur | Akureyri
Day 8 : Akureyri | Disembark

Highlights

  • Visit the quintessential fishing town of Grundafjordur
  • Discover Thingvellir National Park, important to Iceland's geological heritage
  • Explore Huasavik's quaint fishing village and its preserved wooden church
  • Reach Godafoss, "Waterfalls of the Gods", and learn about the Kristni saga

Ship

Panorama

Places Visited

Activities

Trip Type

  • Small Ship

Activity Level

Relaxed

Trip Snapshots

The amazing Godafoss Waterfall Icelandic horses Whale Watching off the coast of Reykjavik in Iceland Red house on a fjord in Iceland Coastal village in the arctic

Day 1 Reykjavik | Embark

Embark the Panorama in the afternoon between 3-4 pm. Overnight in port.

Day 2 Reykjavik, Iceland

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Today enjoy an all-day optional excursion, starting at the Thingvellir National Park, a place of tremendous interest as a primary site of both Iceland’s geological and historical heritage. The tour continues to Gulfoss, Iceland's most beautiful waterfall and then to the Geysir geothermal area with its multitude of hot springs, where the most active one, Strokkur, spouts every few minutes. Stop at the Hveragerdi village, where geothermal water has been used to build up an extensive greenhouse industry and then at the Hellisheiði Geothermal Power Plant showcasing Iceland's ability to supply green power. Your tour ends as you pass through Reykjavik’s city center before arriving at the pier. Overnight at sea.

Day 3 Grundafjordur

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
This morning, arrive in Grundafjordur, a quintessential Icelandic town. If you wish, join the optional excursion of the Snaefellsnes Peninsula. This small fishing village lies next to striking Mt. Kirkjufell, or “Church Mountain”, one of the most photographed mountains in Iceland. From there, head to Olafsvik, passing the splendid Baejarfoss waterfall and continue to the southern side of the peninsula to reach the villages of Arnarstapi and Hellnar before making your way to Snaefellsjokull National Park, one of the county’s three national parks, established in 2001 in an effort to preserve the region’s unique ecosystem and historical artifacts. After your visit to the park, drive back to the ship for a relaxing afternoon and evening sailing to Patreksfjordur. Overnight at sea.

Day 4 Patreksfjordur

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
This morning arrive at Patreksfjordur. The optional Westfjords adventure excursion starts from the port and reaches the Latrabjarg cliffs, with the largest seabird colony in the northern Atlantic, famous for its puffins colony. Your next stop is at Raudasandur or “Red Sand” beach, distinct itself from most of Iceland’s beaches, as it is golden and pink in color. We will ride on a tractor carriage with our expert guide and local farmer along the beach to the seal colony, where you can see the seals up close. Later in the afternoon, cruise around the Harnafjordur and anchor in front of the majestic Dynjandi Waterfall. After drinks to celebrate this wonder of nature, sail to Isafjordur. Overnight at sea.

Day 5 Isafjordur

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Arrive this morning to Isafjordur. After breakfast onboard, disembark for an optional tour to Thingeyri village and the interactive Viking Museum. After the “Viking experience” return to Isafjordur and visit the Maritime and Heritage Museum, highlighting the rich history and culture of this fishing community. In the afternoon, sail to Holmavik. Overnight at sea.

Day 6 Holmavik

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Arrive at the small village of Holmavik early this morning, one of the least visited parts of Iceland’s Westfjords. After breakfast onboard, disembark for an optional full day excursion: first, visit the Museum of Sorcery and Witchcraft to learn about the old Viking traditions and culture, then you will stop for lunch at a local restaurant, built from the town’s oldest house, and finally, visit a local sheep farm to interact with the farmers daily lives and spend time observing the sheep. Evening return to the ship and sailing to Siglufjordur. Overnight at sea.

Day 7 Siglufjordur | Akureyri

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
This morning you reach Siglufjordur, Iceland’s northernmost city, very close to the Arctic Circle and possibly the most picturesque port of Iceland. Once known as the capital of Herring fishing. Choose from two optional excursions:
1. The optional walking excursion through the city will take you to the port, the Herring Museum, the Folk Music center housed in Madame House, the oldest house in the city.
2. The Lake Myvatn & Godafoss optional tour: Depart around noon and head to the thermal field of Namaskard. Then continue to Dimmuborgir lava labyrinth, a paradise of towering lava castles, natural arches and grottos. Lunch included. Driving along the shores of Lake Myvatn, reach Skutustadir and its amazing craters. You'll then continue to the Godafoss, one of the most spectacular waterfalls in Iceland. The tour will end at Akureyri, where you'll rejoin the Panorama late evening.

**Passengers not participating in an excursion will be sailing to Akureyri with the Panorama.

The Panorama reaches Akureyri in the evening for the farewell dinner. Overnight in port.

Day 8 Akureyri | Disembark

  • 1 Breakfast
Disembark the Panorama in the morning between 6-10 am and return home via your independent flight.

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Per person starting at
$2,790
Panorama Category C Double
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Lower deck, 1 double bed or 2 twin beds. Portholes, A/C, TV, telephone, mini-fridge, safe deposit box, marble en suite bathroom.
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Category B
Lower deck, 2 lower beds or 1 double bed. Portholes, A/C, TV, telephone, mini-fridge, safe deposit box, marble or corian en suite bathroom.
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Category A
Upper deck or Main deck, 2 lower beds or 1 double bed. Large windows, A/C, TV, telephone, mini-fridge, safe deposit box, marble or corian en suite bathroom.

Notes

- Please note that fares do not include port charges and possible fuel surcharges. Contact us for details.

Child Discount (in Cat. A only): 
Children between the ages of 7-10 sharing a cabin with two paying adults receive a 50% discount. Children between the ages of 11-16 sharing a cabin with two paying adults receive a 35% discount. Port taxes are not discounted.

3rd Person Reduction (in Cat. A only): 30%

Please note: Itineraries can be changed at the discretion of  the company and of the Vessel's Captain in case of adverse weather conditions - winds of 6/7 beaufort or more depending on the vessel - on port authorities not allowing a vessel to leave port or in case of other extraordinary conditions. Such itinerary changes do not automatically entitle passengers to any refunds.

Please note:
Single supplement in Category C & Category B is 50% on this journey.
Single supplement in Category A is 75% on this journey.
Third person reduction in Category C & Category B is 30%.

Included in your fare:
  • Accommodation in double or twin cabins with private SH/WC & air conditioning
  • Full-board: Buffet breakfast and two meals daily, including a Welcome Cocktail, a local Theme Evening , fun BBQ (weather permitting) and Captain’s Dinner
  • Regular (filter) coffee, tea and drinking water free all day
  • Use of fishing and snorkeling equipment (subject to availability)
  • English-speaking Cruise Escort
Not included in your fare:
  • Beverages (except those mentioned above)
  • Shore excursions on the islands or other land arrangements (shore excursions are proposed and arranged on board by the tour leaders)
  • Crew tips
  • Passenger personal expenses
  • Wi-Fi (available at charge)
  • Laundry
  • Spa (where applicable)
  • Boutique items
  • Medical expenses
  • Port taxes
  • Expenditures incurred ashore
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