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Explore Iceland on a small ship cruise with Adventure Life. We work with all the top-rated small ship cruise lines visiting Reykjavik, Akureyri, Heimaey Island, Westman Islands (Vestmannaeyjar), and Djupivogur, and we help match you with the perfect small ship and cruise itinerary for your specific tastes and needs. There are countless advantages to visiting Iceland on a small ship cruise versus a large cruise ship including avoiding crowds and being able to visit and explore smaller ports and scenic shorelines that large ships simply cannot access.  The cost of small ship cruises to Iceland start at $2,780 for a trip of 5 to 27 days in 2022. Tell us about your dream small ship cruise to Iceland and our team of Iceland travel experts will help you make it a reality.  
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Wild Icelandic Horse grazing
$3,025
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Iceland Circumnavigation

Reykjavik - Reykjavik - 10 Day Itinerary aboard Ocean Diamond
  • Explore Breidafjördur Bay
  • See Lake Myvatn Nature Reserve
  • Play golf in a volcano crater
  • Reach Vatnajökull Glacier
Starts/ Ends in:
Reykjavik / Reykjavik
Activities:
Hiking, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Experience an unforgettable 10-day journey around Iceland aboard the Ocean Diamond. Discover this mystical land steeped in Viking traditions and volcanic landscapes not seen anywhere else on earth. This cruise reveals a diverse array of natural wonders and the Icelandic way of life. A range of …
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The blue lagoon in Iceland
$11,920
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A Circumnavigation of Iceland

Reykjavik - Reykjavik - 10 Day Itinerary aboard National Geographic Explorer
  • Meet Iceland’s people & culture
  • Actively explore Iceland's coasts
  • Experience Iceland’s unique geology
  • Travel with an expert team
Starts/ Ends in:
Reykjavik / Reykjavik
Activities:
Adventure Options, Kayaking, Land & Sea Exploration, Small Ship Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Iceland’s geology in all its manifestations is world-class: glaciers, thundering waterfalls, immense cliffs, geothermal springs, boiling mud pots, and rock and lava-scapes of unearthly beauty. It alone makes a circumnavigation a very compelling idea. But when you add in components like …
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Traveler photographing the Jokulsarlon Glacier.
$15,540
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A Circumnavigation of Iceland

Reykjavik - Reykjavik - 10 Day Itinerary aboard National Geographic Resolution
  • Meet Iceland’s people & culture
  • Actively explore Iceland's coasts
  • Experience Iceland’s unique geology
  • Travel with an expert team
Starts/ Ends in:
Reykjavik / Reykjavik
Activities:
Adventure Options, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Iceland’s geology in all its manifestations is world-class: glaciers, thundering waterfalls, immense cliffs, geothermal springs, boiling mud pots, and rock and lava-scapes of unearthly beauty. It alone makes a circumnavigation a very compelling idea. But when you add in components like …
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The amazing Godafoss Waterfall
$9,295
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Iceland Circumnavigation

Reykjavik - Reykjavik - 11 Day Itinerary aboard Greg Mortimer
  • Admire Husavik's wildlife
  • Explore Látrabjarg
  • Discover Mjóifjördur
  • Visit Vatnajökull National Park
Starts/ Ends in:
Reykjavik / Reykjavik
Activities:
Hiking, Small Ship Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Explore the ‘Land of Ice and Fire’ where snow-capped peaks rise above glaciers and active volcanoes rumble. Walk along a black sand beach strewn with glittering bergy bits and discover  geysers and fumaroles and bubbling mud pools, or explore spectacular fjords and impressive waterfalls, in …
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Discover ancient cultures of the Orkney islands
$12,740
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Legendary Northern Isles: Scotland, Faroes, & Iceland

Bergen - Reykjavík - 13 Day Itinerary aboard National Geographic Explorer
  • Go back in time at Skara Brae
  • See the mysterious Ring of Brofgar
  • Walk through Jarlshof
  • Observe incredible birdlife
Starts/ Ends in:
Bergen / Reykjavik
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Small Ship Cruises, Village Visits, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Sail beneath the midnight sun, overseas steeped in Norse mythology, and along the route of the boldest Vikings who ventured west. Meet the welcoming islanders who call the scenic Faroes home—Danes by nationality and Viking by blood. See the graves of their Viking ancestors and explore their …
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Crater Lake Viti on Krafla Volcano
$6,294
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Circumnavigating Iceland

Reykjavik to Reykjavik - 9 Day Itinerary aboard MS Fridtjof Nansen
  • Visit Snæfellsnes National Park
  • See fascinating landscapes
  • Experience bird and whale paradise
  • Step across the Arctic Circle
  • Take in the beauty of Bakkagerdi
Starts/ Ends in:
Reykjavik / Reykjavik
Activities:
Hiking, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Embark on a 9-day epic expedition to the majestic volcanoes, cascading waterfalls, and bubbling springs of Iceland, the land of ice and fire aboard MS Fridtjof Nansen. Start your expedition cruise in Reykjavik, then journey north to Stykkishólmur, doorway to the breath-taking …
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Walruses coming ashore in the arctic
$40,580
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The Northwest Passage

Reykjavik-Nome - 25 Day Itinerary aboard Le Commandant Charcot
  • Explore Reykjavik
  • Visit a traditional Inuit village
  • Discover the Aulavik National Park
  • Observe unique Arctic wildlife
Starts/ Ends in:
Reykjavik / Nome
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises, Village Visits, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Depart from Reykjavik and set sail along the south coast of Greenland, before reaching theHudson Strait, named after the English sailor Henry Hudson, who mapped the region for the first time in the early 17th Century. Then chart a course towards theFury and Hecla Strait, named after the ships of …
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The awesome landscapes of Iceland
$10,195
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Iceland Circumnavigation

Reykjavik - Reykjavik - 11 Day Itinerary aboard Sylvia Earle
  • Explore Látrabjarg bird cliffs
  • Explore glaciers, lakes, & beaches
  • Enjoy whale-watching in Húsavik
  • Tour Hornstrandir peninsula
Starts/ Ends in:
Reykjavik / Reykjavik
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises, Village Visits, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Explore the "Land of Ice and Fire," where snow-capped mountains tower over glaciers and active volcanoes roar. In one of the most geologically active regions, you can stroll along a black sand beach littered with sparkling bergy bits, uncover geysers, fumaroles, and bubbling mud pools, or …
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Godafoss, One of the most famous waterfalls in Iceland.
$4,530
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Iceland

Reykjavik Roundtrip - 10 Day Itinerary aboard SH Vega
  • Experience Arctic Wildlife
  • Visit Atlantic puffins on Heimaey
  • Explore Lake Mývatn
  • Enjoy Iceland Circumnavigation
  • Marvel at Snæfellsnes Peninsula
Starts/ Ends in:
Reykjavik / Reykjavik
Activities:
Hiking, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Experience the wild and fantastic landscapes of Iceland, the land of fire and ice, aboard the luxury boutique ship Vega. Circumnavigate the geologically active island, accompanied by breaching whales, to see the puffin capital of the world. Along the way, you can discover the phenomena of fjords, …
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Stunning Icelandic Countryside
$8,640
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Reykjavik Round-trip

Reykjavik-Reykjavik - 11 Day Itinerary aboard Silver Whisper
  • Discover Seydisfjordur
  • Visit Vatnajökull National Park
  • View the dramatic Heimaey
  • Explore Husavik
Starts/ Ends in:
Reykjavik / Reykjavik
Activities:
Hiking, Small Ship Cruises, Urban Exploration, Village Visits, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Board the luxurious Silver Whisper on this 11-day journey to the land of fire and ice. Cruise roundtrip from Reykjavik to explore the striking landscapes of this island country, formed by volcanoes and carved by glaciers. Along the way, visit a variety of port cities to get to know Iceland's …
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The amazing Godafoss Waterfall
$7,263
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Circumnavigating Iceland: The Land of Elves, Sagas, and Volcanoes

Reykjavik - Reykjavik - 11 Day Itinerary aboard MS Fram
  • See Snæfellsnes National Park
  • Enjoy hikes to waterfalls
  • Go whale-watching near Husavik
  • Step across the Arctic Circle
Starts/ Ends in:
Reykjavik / Heimaey Island
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises, Village Visits, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Discover remote fishing villages, spectacular bird colonies and the picturesque fjords, lakes and mountain peaks of Iceland, the land of ice and fire on this 11-day circumnavigation cruise aboard MS Fram. Depart from the vibrant city of Reykjavik, a modern city with fascinating natural and cultural …
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Wild Icelandic Horse grazing
$5,350
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Iceland Circumnavigation

Reykjavik - Reykjavik - 10 Day Itinerary aboard MS Seaventure
  • Explore Breidafjördur Bay
  • See Lake Myvatn Nature Reserve
  • Play golf in a volcano crater
  • Reach Vatnajökull Glacier
Starts/ Ends in:
Reykjavik / Reykjavik
Activities:
Hiking, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Embark the MS Seaventure on an exciting 10-day cruise across Iceland. Discover this magical land steeped in Viking tradition and unique volcanic landscapes. This cruise showcases Iceland's vast array of natural beauties and way of life. A number of thrilling shore excursions provide several …
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Street view of old town Reykjavik
$6,780
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Wild Iceland Escape

Reykjavik - Reykjavik - 5 Day Itinerary aboard National Geographic Resolution
  • Explore Iceland's pristine fjords
  • Soak in geothermal hot springs,
  • Discover Westfjords' biodiversity
  • Watch out for humpback whales
Starts/ Ends in:
Reykjavik / Reykjavik
Activities:
Hiking, Small Ship Cruises, Village Visits, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Discover why Iceland is known as the “land of fire and ice” on a voyage to the remote fjords and volcanic isles along the country's western coast. Venture across the stark landscape of an island formed by volcanic eruptions, where the ground is still warmed by geothermal …
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Red house on a fjord in Iceland
$8,190
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Round-trip Reykjavik

Reykjavik - Reykjavik - 11 Day Itinerary aboard Silver Whisper
  • View the dramatic Heimaey
  • Explore Husavik
  • Visit Kirkjufellsfoss Waterfall
  • Discover Seydisfjordur
Starts/ Ends in:
Reykjavik / Reykjavik
Activities:
Hiking, Small Ship Cruises, Urban Exploration, Village Visits, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Iceland is not known as the land of fire and ice for nothing. The country is absolutely stunning – massive glaciers impose, volcanoes murmur beneath your feet and Viking history underscores it all. Travel to the beat of the midnight sun on this tour of the country that is defined by its …
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Amazing blue water and ice in Greenland
$21,600
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Longyearbyen to Dublin

27 Day Itinerary aboard Silver Cloud
  • Discover NW Spitsbergen NP
  • Circumnavigate the Duck Islands
  • Admire Pasvik Valley’s wildlife
  • Visit Kirkwall
  • Observe the Isle of Man's wildlife
Starts/ Ends in:
Longyearbyen / Dublin
Activities:
Hiking, Small Ship Cruise, Village Visit, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Experience the Arctic as never before. Beginning in the great wilderness that is Svalbard, this voyage showcases a region that is practically unknown. Join Silver Cloud as she takes you - in ultra-luxury - to places other cruise ships cannot reach. Explore both the Southern and Northern ends of the …
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Enjoy northern lights on an Arctic cruise
$10,495
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Under the Northern Lights: Exploring Iceland & East Greenland

14 Day Itinerary aboard Ocean Adventurer
  • Search for iconic arctic wildlife
  • Wonder at the mountains and cliffs
  • View the amazing Aurora Borealis
  • Zodiac cruise to explore landscapes
  • Optional kayaking adventure
Activities:
Hiking, Kayaking, Photography Seminars, Small Ship Cruise, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Experience two of the last unspoiled wilderness areas on the planet with a 14-day expedition aboard the Ocean Adventurer. Cruise along Iceland’s mountainous Vestfjords and Greenland’s remote northeast coast, home to the largest fjord system in the world, discover diverse and …
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Late summer in West Greenland
$4,695
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In the Wake of the Vikings: A Voyage from Iceland to Greenland

Reykjavik - Kangerlussuatsiaq - 13 Day Itinerary aboard Ocean Endeavour
  • Search for whales
  • Discover Greenland’s beauty
  • Get close to glaciers
  • Wander the streets of Nuuk
  • Experience the village life
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Greenland’s east coast is just a short voyage from Reykjavík. Breathtaking fjords define this seldom-seen region. Whales and seabirds are abundant here. Photographers, birders, and hikers will be in awe. Villages around Greenland’s southern tip offer glimpses of the island's …
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Exploring Greenland
$4,590
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In the Wake of Eric the Red

Kangerlussuaq- Reykjavik - 12 Day Itinerary aboard Ocean Atlantic
  • Sail through Prince Christian Sound
  • Explore UNESCO World Heritage Sites
  • Wander the streets of Nuuk
  • Explore Qeqertarsuaq
Starts/ Ends in:
Kangerlussuaq / Reykjavik
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Join an expedition cruise from Kangerlussuaq to Reykjavík, which follows the same maritime course set by Norse settlers over a thousand years ago. Board the Ocean Atlantic and Cross theDanmark Strait between Iceland and Greenland, visiting the Inuit settlements of Tasiilaq and Kulusuk. …
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