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Icelandic Mosaic

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On the edge of the Arctic, between vast glaciers, vertiginous fjords, volcanoes, and boiling geysers, Iceland offers a kaleidoscope of wild and romantic landscapes. Board the ship in Reykjavik, the world’s northernmost capital city. With its houses with colorful roofs and its lake that is home to countless ducks, the city offers a picture-postcard setting. The first port of call on your cruise: the bay of Grundarfjordur, right near Kirkjufell. This stunning cone-shaped mountain possesses a unique charm. Reach Grímsey, a small, hard-to-reach island where, in certain places, the volcanic rock forms magnificent basalt columns. Birds such as guillemots and puffins reign here. Finally, discover Heimaey, the only inhabited island in the Westman archipelago. 

Day-by-Day Summary

Day 1 : Reykjavik, Iceland | Embark
Day 2 : Grundarfjörður
Day 3 : Grimsey Island
Day 4 : Akureyri
Day 5 : Isafjörður
Day 6 : Heimaey
Day 7 : Reykjavik
Day 8 : Reykjavik | Disembark

Highlights

  • Discover the enchanting city of Reykjavik, capital of Iceland
  • Admire vast glaciers, breathtaking fjords, volcanic rock, and geysers
  • See incredible wildlife such as blue-eyed cormorants, arctic foxes & whales
  • Learn more about Iceland from a passionate lecturer on board

Ship

Le Champlain

Places Visited

Activities

Trip Type

  • Small Ship

Activity Level

Relaxed

Trip Snapshots

The amazing Godafoss Waterfall The night lights of Akureyri Wild Icelandic Horse grazing Stokkur Geyser in Thingvellir The blue lagoon in Iceland

Day 1 Reykjavik, Iceland | Embark

Hafnarfjörður is an attractive harbor city located just a few kilometers from the Icelandic capital, Reykjavik. Arriving by sea, see fishing boats moored in Hafnarfjörður's bays and volcanic rocks. Hafnarfjörður is built on an ancient field of lava flow. In the town center, basalt rocks point you in the direction of the historic houses of Sivertsen and Siggubær: their interiors and period furniture bring old Iceland back to life before your very eyes. Not far from here is a spectacular coastal walk and warm geothermal pools.

Day 2 Grundarfjörður

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
This secret boreal hideaway is located at the foot of the Kirkjufell, on Snaefellsnes Peninsula. Arriving by boat means you get a closer view of the lava-stone rock standing like a sentinel at the entrance to the bay; Grundarfjörður lies sheltered behind this cone-shaped rock. A stone’s throw from the jetty, crystal clear waters, tundra, and beaches give onto the cerulean waters of Breiðafjörður. Scattered with its emerald-colored lawns, this town, with its buildings that merge into the surrounding countryside, is sure to win your favor.

Day 3 Grimsey Island

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Grimsey is the northernmost island of Iceland surging from the Arctic Ocean, with the Arctic Circle running through the island. Its contrasted contours are surprising. From Grímseyjarhreppur, the island’s only town located on the west coast, then heading due south, you can take in the beauty of the hillsides, lushly carpeted with moss and grass. On the rest of the coastline, imposing basalt cliffs inhabited by sea birds stand proud.

Day 4 Akureyri

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
The elegant city of Akureyri is located very close to the Arctic Circle, tucked away in the Eyjafjörður fjord. It displays a stunning palette of colors: blue waters in the harbor, bronze mountain ash on the squares, and brightly colored houses in the historical center. As you walk along the cobbled streets, come across rows of terraces with wooden furniture, where you can sit and try some scrumptious cream donuts with a cup of coffee. A vast stairway cut into the hillside leads you up to the emblematic feature of the town, namely the Akureyrarkirkja church. Be amazed by the very beautiful botanical garden made possible by a microclimate.

Day 5 Isafjörður

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Your ship takes you to the heart of the fjords of Northwest Iceland, a wild land of lost valleys and steep cliffs, where man struggles to survive. In this very isolated region find the Isafjörður fjord, undoubtedly one of the most beautiful in the country, mainly for its relief, forged by many very ancient basaltic flows. The town of Isafjörður, which nestles at the back of its fjord, between imposing mountains, is a delightful little town that lives exclusively from fishing. The capital of the Western fjords, its old wooden houses bear witness to its past as a major fishing port.

Day 6 Heimaey

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
This land seated off the southern coast of Iceland is the largest of the Vestmann Islands, and is the only inhabited island in the archipelago. The steep Edfell Volcanoes and the green prairies of Herjólfsdalur offer rich contrast of nature. On the Stórhöfði road, look out over gray sand beaches and cliffs carved out by the Arctic Ocean. From here, you can also see the bronze landscapes of the mountaintops. You can visit Eldheimar, an ultra-modern and interactive museum which traces the volcanic eruption experienced in Heimaey in 1973.

Day 7 Reykjavik

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Arrive back to Reykjavik.

Day 8 Reykjavik | Disembark

  • 1 Breakfast
Disembark after breakfast and continue your independent trip back home.

Le Champlain

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$6,230
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Area: 19 m². 4m² private balcony with French window. King-size bed or twin beds, and shower.
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Prestige Stateroom Deck 4
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Prestige Stateroom Deck 5
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Prestige Stateroom Deck 6
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Deluxe Suite
Area: 27 m². 6m² private balcony with sliding bay window. King-size bed or twin beds, and shower. Up to 3 passengers per cabin.
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Prestige Suite Deck 5
Area: 38 m². 8m² private balcony with sliding bay window. King-size bed or twin beds, and shower.
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Prestige Suite Deck 6
Area: 38 m². 8m² private balcony with sliding bay window. King-size bed or twin beds, and shower.
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Privilege Suite
Area: 32 m². 8m² private balcony with sliding bay window. King-size bed or twin beds, and shower. Up to 4 passengers per cabin.
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Grand Deluxe Suite
Area: 45 m². 30m² private balcony with sliding bay windows. King-size bed or twin beds, and shower + bathtub.
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Owner's Suite
Area: 45 m². 30m² private balcony with hot tub and sliding bay windows. King-size or twin beds and shower + bathtub.

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Fares are based on double occupancy and are capacity controlled. Rates may increase at any time as the ship sells out and subject to change without notice.

*Rates are capacity controlled and are subject to change without notice.

Please Note: Optional Excursions are NOT included in the price. Please contact us for details.

Cruise fares are per person and include the following:
  • All meals while on board the ship 
  • Captain’s welcome cocktail and gala dinner
  • “Open Bar” (pouring wines, house champagne, alcohol except premium brands...list available upon request)
  • Evening entertainment and events
  • 24h room service (special selection)
  • English-speaking lecturer 
  • Water sports activities (except scuba diving) using the ship’s equipment, when permitted by local authorities and confirmed by ship Master according to safety and sea conditions onsite
  • Highly experienced bilingual (French-English) Expedition team 
  • Park entry fees into protected areas
  • Complimentary boot rental on select cruises
Cruise fares do not include:
  • Any ground services before and/or after the cruise other than the ones mentioned, details are available upon request
  • Pre or post cruise programs, overland programs, or shore excursions mentioned
  • Visa expenses and/or immigration reciprocity taxes if applicable
  • Luggage handling
  • Gratuities to onboard crew, local guides and drivers
  • Optional Spa package to be booked prior to your departure
  • Beverages other than the ones mentioned
  • Laundry services, hair salon, and à la carte Spa treatments
  • Personal expenses, on board medical consultations, and drug prescriptions
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