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Experience an unforgettable 8-day journey around Iceland aboard Viking Cruises. Discover the most beautiful landscapes on the Icelandic west coast, between vast glaciers, vertiginous fjords, volcanoes and boiling geysers, Iceland offers a kaleidoscope of wild and romantic landscapes.  You will 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. It also boasts numerous cultural treasures. Explore your port city of ĺsafjördur and the tiny and tranquil enclave of Bolunga, rvík, one of the nation’s oldest fishing villages and home to the Ósvör Maritime Museum. Sail to Iceland’s second-largest city and admire its colorful architecture, Akureyri. Finally, discover Heimaey, the only inhabited island in the Westman archipelago before returning to Reykjavik.
Whale Watching off the coast of Reykjavik in IcelandGrimsey puffinHike on Grimsey IslandA quaint Catholic Church in AkureyriThe blue lagoon in Iceland
Highlights
  • Discover Reykjavík's most emblematic sport such as the famous Blue Lagoon
  • Explore Akureyri, the Iceland’s second-largest city and admire its colorful architecture
  • Experience Isafjordur fjord, undoubtedly one of the most beautiful in the country
  • Visit Seydisfjördur, the tiny town boasts a thriving scene of local arts and a history dating back to early Viking settlement
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Day 1: Reykjavík | Embark

Arrive in Reykjavík today and embark on your ship. Take in the city’s breathtaking setting from the deck or from your veranda. Our overnight stay here gives you more time in port to fully experience the world's northernmost capital.

Day 2: Reykjavík, Iceland

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Explore Reykjavík, one of the cleanest and most eco-friendly cities in the world. Vikings settled here in 870 AD, and today Reykjavík is home to endless charms, watched over by the majestic Esja mountain range. You will see the city’s highlights up close, including the charming cathedral. And admire the cityscape from the Perlan, a hilltop, glass-domed landmark offering spectacular city views. Alternately, you may venture farther afield to take in the country’s breathtaking natural beauty, from towering waterfalls to soaring mountains.
 

Day 3: ĺsafjördur

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Uncover the natural beauty and history of the Westfjords peninsula in Iceland’s most remote, and many say most breathtaking, reaches. Explore your port city of ĺsafjördur and the tiny and tranquil enclave of Bolungarvík, one of the nation’s oldest fishing villages and home to the Ósvör Maritime Museum. Alternately, marvel at the magnificent Dynjandi waterfall, a bridal veil of water cascading down a mountainside, or kayak amid some of Iceland’s most picturesque locations.

Day 4: Akureyri

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Visit Iceland’s second-largest city and admire its colorful architecture. Nicknamed the “Capital of the North,” Akureyri prospered during its days as a Danish trading post. On a panoramic tour, view the city's beloved church and admire some of the 2,000 species of blooms at the Public Park and Botanic Garden.

Day 5: Seydisfjördur

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Walk along streets of colorful wooden homes dating back to the 19th century or explore the surrounding fjord landscape, all overseen by starkly picturesque slopes and the soaring summits of Mounts Bjólfur and Strandartindur. The tiny town boasts a thriving scene of local arts and a history dating back to early Viking settlement. If you wish, you may follow a tranquil walking path from the town center along the banks of the Fjardará River.
 

Day 6: Djúpivogur

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Djúpivogur has been a trading center since the 16th century. The town’s Heritage Museum celebrates its commercial roots, and is located in the Langabúð, the oldest warehouse in Djúpivogur. The town is presided over by the towering Búlandstindur; a pyramid-shaped mountain famed in local folklore for its ability to grant wishes during the summer solstice. Stroll through the town as you embrace the pace of life here. Djúpivogur has adopted the cultural trend known as “Cittaslow” which is dedicated to the promotion of sustainable living, improving the quality of life for its residents.

Day 7: Westman Islands (Heimaey), Iceland

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Heimaey is the only populated island in the Westman Islands. The scenery is stunning with its volcanic landscapes, moss-covered clifftops and picturesque homes with brightly colored rooftops. Witness breathtaking natural sights and learn about the volcanic eruption that took place here in 1973. Each summer, millions of puffins pay a visit and countless other species migrate here to feed and breed. During a tour, learn about the efforts taken by locals to protect the existence of Heimaey’s wildlife.

Day 8: Reykjavík | Disembark

  • 1 Breakfast
Disembark your ship and journey home.

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Veranda stateroom
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Veranda Stateroom (V)
Size including private veranda: 268 sq ft. King-size Viking Explorer Bed (with optional twin-bed configuration); luxury linens & pillows. 42" flat-screen, interactive LCD TV with intuitive remote & complimentary Movies On Demand . Large private bathroom with spacious glass-enclosed shower, heated bathroom floor & anti-fog mirror. Premium Freyja® toiletries; plush robes & slippers
French Balcony
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French Balcony Stateroom (FB)
Stateroom Size: 301 sq ft. King-size Viking Explorer Bed (with optional twin-bed configuration); luxury linens & pillows. 42" flat-screen, interactive LCD TV with intuitive remote & complimentary Movies On Demand. Large private bathroom with spacious glass-enclosed shower, heated bathroom floor & anti-fog mirror. Premium Freyja® toiletries; plush robes & slippers.
Deluxe veranda 4
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Deluxe Veranda (DV4)
Size including private veranda: 268 sq ft. King-size Viking Explorer Bed (with optional twin-bed configuration); luxury linens & pillows. 42" flat-screen, interactive LCD TV with intuitive remote & complimentary Movies On Demand. Large private bathroom with spacious glass-enclosed shower, heated bathroom floor & anti-fog mirror. Premium Freyja® toiletries; plush robes & slippers.
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Deluxe Veranda (DV3)
Size including private veranda: 268 sq ft. King-size Viking Explorer Bed (with optional twin-bed configuration); luxury linens & pillows. 42" flat-screen, interactive LCD TV with intuitive remote & complimentary Movies On Demand. Large private bathroom with spacious glass-enclosed shower, heated bathroom floor & anti-fog mirror. Premium Freyja® toiletries; plush robes & slippers.
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Deluxe Veranda (DV2)
Size including private veranda: 268 sq ft. King-size Viking Explorer Bed (with optional twin-bed configuration); luxury linens & pillows. 42" flat-screen, interactive LCD TV with intuitive remote & complimentary Movies On Demand. Large private bathroom with spacious glass-enclosed shower, heated bathroom floor & anti-fog mirror. Premium Freyja® toiletries; plush robes & slippers.
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Deluxe Veranda (DV1)
Size including private veranda: 268 sq ft. King-size Viking Explorer Bed (with optional twin-bed configuration); luxury linens & pillows. 42" flat-screen, interactive LCD TV with intuitive remote & complimentary Movies On Demand. Large private bathroom with spacious glass-enclosed shower, heated bathroom floor & anti-fog mirror. Premium Freyja® toiletries; plush robes & slippers.
penthouse veranda2
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Penthouse Veranda (PV2)
Size including private veranda: 336 sq ft. King-size Viking Explorer Bed (with optional twin-bed configuration); luxury linens & pillows.42" flat-screen, interactive LCD TV with intuitive remote & complimentary Movies On Demand. Large private bathroom with spacious glass-enclosed shower, heated bathroom floor & anti-fog mirror. Premium Freyja® toiletries; plush robes & slippers.
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Penthouse Veranda (PV1)
Size including private veranda: 336 sq ft. King-size Viking Explorer Bed (with optional twin-bed configuration); luxury linens & pillows.42" flat-screen, interactive LCD TV with intuitive remote & complimentary Movies On Demand. Large private bathroom with spacious glass-enclosed shower, heated bathroom floor & anti-fog mirror. Premium Freyja® toiletries; plush robes & slippers.
Penthouse Junior suite1
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Penthouse Junior Suite (PS2)
Size including private veranda: 400 sq ft. King-size Viking Explorer Bed (with optional twin-bed configuration); luxury linens & pillows. Two 42" flat-screen, interactive LCD TVs with intuitive remote & complimentary Movies On Demand. Large private bathroom with spacious glass-enclosed shower, double-sink vanity, heated bathroom floor & anti-fog mirror. Premium Freyja® toiletries.
penthouse junior suite 2
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Penthouse Junior Suite (PS1)
Size including private veranda: 400 sq ft. King-size Viking Explorer Bed (with optional twin-bed configuration); luxury linens & pillows. Two 42" flat-screen, interactive LCD TVs with intuitive remote & complimentary Movies On Demand. Large private bathroom with spacious glass-enclosed shower, double-sink vanity, heated bathroom floor & anti-fog mirror. Premium Freyja® toiletries.
Terrace suite
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Terrace Suite (TS)
Size including private veranda: 425 sq ft. King-size Viking Explorer Bed (with optional twin-bed configuration); luxury linens & pillows. Two 42" flat-screen, interactive LCD TVs with intuitive remote & complimentary Movies On Demand. Large private bathroom with spacious glass-enclosed shower, double-sink vanity, heated bathroom floor & anti-fog mirror Premium Freyja® toiletries.
Explorer suite1
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Explorer Suite (ES2)
Size including private veranda: 657–1,024 sq ft. King-size Viking Explorer Bed (with optional twin-bed configuration); luxury linens & pillows. Large private bathroom. Premium Freyja®. Well-appointed living room & dining area.
Explorer suite2
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Explorer Suite (ES1)
Size including private veranda: 657–1,024 sq ft. King-size Viking Explorer Bed (with optional twin-bed configuration); luxury linens & pillows. Large private bathroom. Premium Freyja®. Well-appointed living room & dining area.
Included
  • 7 Breakfasts, 6 Lunches, 7 Dinners
  • 7 Nights Accommodations
  • Accommodations as listed
  • Ground transportation as listed
  • Activities as listed
  • Meals as listed
  • Beer, wine & soft drinks with onboard lunch & dinner
  • Wifi
  • Bottled water and non-alcoholic house beverages
  • Port taxes/fees
Excluded
  • Gratuities
  • Travel Insurance
  • Personal Expenses
  • Flight costs (please request a quote)
  • Additional excursions during free time
  • Fuel and transportation surcharges (when applicable)
  • Excess baggage charges
  • Drinks, beverages and meals not included in the package

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