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Explore the amazing wildlife of Iceland on one of these 55 tours to Reykjavik, Akureyri, Isafjordur, Heimaey Island, and Westman Islands (Vestmannaeyjar) in 2023-2024. Prices for a wildlife viewing trip in Iceland range from $4,395 to $154,970 for a trip of 5 to 27 days. Choose one of the below 55 amazing Iceland wildlife safari tours and make it your own unique experience with the help of one of Adventure Life's expert Iceland trip planners.
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The blue lagoon in Iceland
$12,280
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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:
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:
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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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:
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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The breathtaking scenery of Iceland
$4,995
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Iceland Circumnavigation

Reykjavík Roundtrip - 10 Day Itinerary aboard Ocean Endeavour
  • Experience Reykjavík's culture
  • Explore Iceland's pristine fjords
  • Search for whales and dolphins
  • Visit traditional fishing villages
Activities:
Village Visits, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
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 …
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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:
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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The blue lagoon in Iceland
$5,260
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Icelandic Mosaic

Reykjavík Roundtrip - 8 Day Itinerary aboard Le Bellot
  • Discover Reykjavík's Blue Lagoon
  • Explore the beautiful Grimsey
  • Experience Isafjordur fjord
  • Visit Eldheimar
Starts / Ends:
Reykjavik / Reykjavik
Activities:
Hiking, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Experience an unforgettable 8-day journey around Iceland aboard Le Bellot.Discover the most beautiful landscapes on theIcelandic west coast, between vast glaciers, vertiginous fjords, volcanoes and boiling geysers,Icelandoffers a kaleidoscope of wild and romantic landscapes. You will board the ship …
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Walruses coming ashore in the arctic
$46,280
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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:
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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View of Reykjavik from the Church Tower
$13,895
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Four Arctic Islands: Spitsbergen, Jan Mayen, Greenland and Iceland

Helsinki to Reykjavik - 18 Day Itinerary aboard Ocean Adventurer
  • Explore the four Arctic Islands
  • Immerse in icy realm of the Arctic
  • Search for iconic arctic wildlife
  • Visit a remote Inuit community
Starts / Ends:
Helsinki / Reykjavik
Activities:
Hiking, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
This 18-day itinerary gives a generous sampling of the four unique Arctic regions. This voyage is ideal for first-time visitors who want a taste of everything the Arctic has to offer. Beginning in Iceland, your adventure takes you to the Denmark Strait, renowned for its stunning scenery and …
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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:
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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The amazing Godafoss Waterfall
$7,265
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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:
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:
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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Gullfoss on the Golden Circle
$12,130
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Hot Springs and Eternal Ice

Reykjavik - Kangerlussuaq - 21 Day Itinerary aboard MS Seaventure
  • Explore Breidafjördur Bay
  • See Lake Myvatn Nature Reserve
  • Play golf in a volcano crater
  • Reach Vatnajökull Glacier
Starts / Ends:
Reykjavik / Kangerlussuaq
Activities:
Hiking, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Embark the MS Seaventure on an exciting 21-day cruise across Iceland and Greenland through the Denmark Strait. 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 …
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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:
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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Spring at Wilderness Center
$1,123
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Birth of Spring

5 Day Itinerary
  • Spot baby lambs, reindeer & puffins
  • Fish with locals & see turf houses
  • Hike in Borgarfjörður Eystri
  • Stay active on foot, bikes & horses
Activities:
Biking, Fishing, Hiking, Horseback Riding, Land, Wilderness Lodge, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Easy Active
Spend five extra days on your Iceland tour to visit the isolated and rugged East Iceland region. Get a taste of the country lifestyle and learn about how this part of the island survives its winters. Experience springtime with new baby lambs and geese hatchlings and take short hikes to spot wild …
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Vatnajokull glacier. Largest Icelandic glacier.
$236
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Iceland Glacier Experience

1 Day Itinerary
  • Explore Man-made Ice Tunnel
  • Discover Langjökull
Starts / Ends:
Iceland / Iceland
Activities:
Land Tours, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
This Iceland tour includes a 1-day tour of Langjökull Glacier. Explore the Man-made Ice Tunnel, the Glacier, and the Deildartunguhver.

Venture deep into the heart of Iceland’s Ice Age not far from Reykjavik!
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Enjoy northern lights on an Arctic cruise
$11,495
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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 Cruises, 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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Grass covers the houses of the Faroe Islands, blending them into the landscape.
$4,395
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North Atlantic Saga: Scotland, the Faroe Islands, and Iceland

Aberdeen-Reykjavik - 11 Day Itinerary aboard Ocean Endeavour
  • Stand among Neolithic stones
  • Shop for exquisite handicrafts
  • See the volcanic Surtsey island
  • Follow the routes of the Vikings
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Hiking, Village Visits, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
This 11-day expedition cruise charts a course unlike any other on Earth, from the costaline of Scotland, through the cliffs of the Faroe Islands, to the volcanic plains of Iceland. Explore ancient Neolithic ruins on rugged Celtic islands, and sail into the sagas of Norse explorers bound for …
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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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