Iceland Circumnavigation

Ocean Endeavour Cruise Ship
Ocean Endeavour
198 Passengers
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Iceland is literally a cool hot spot: the land of fire and ice. Circumnavigation by sea offers the best of Iceland’s out-of-the-way wonders!

At the edge of the Arctic Circle, Iceland is unique in every way. Dominated by geology and the sea, a unique culture has emerged here that is ancient and contemporary all at once.

Active volcanoes, emerging islands, lava fields, and glaciers make every landscape awe-inspiring and hiking, sublime. At sea, the mountains are a constant backdrop as we spot seabirds and marine mammals in the long summer light!

Towns nestled among the fjords offer unique cuisine, handicrafts, art and architecture—and our local hosts will ensure we appreciate Iceland’s culture and history at its very finest.

HIGHLIGHTS
• Visit Grimsey on the Arctic Circle, home to over a million seabirds and a hundred people
• Seek whales off the coast of Húsavík, Iceland’s whale capital
• Visit Vestmannaeyjar islands, home to Eldfell, the youngest volcano in the world
• Cruise Iceland’s extraordinary fjords and sea cliffs
• View spectacular volcanoes, waterfalls, and glaciers!

Brief Itinerary

Day 1 Reykjavík, Iceland
Day 2 Rif, Snæfellsnes Peninsula
Day 3 The Westfjords
Day 4 Siglufjörður and Grimsey
Day 5 Akureyri
Day 6 Húsavík
Day 7 Seydisfjördur
Day 8 Southeast Iceland
Day 9 Heimaey, Vestmannaeyjar (Westman Islands)
Day 10 Reykjavík

Day 1 — Reykjavík

Iceland’s cosmopolitan capital, Reykjavík was established in 874 AD. Powered by geothermal energy, Reykjavík is widely considered one of the cleanest, greenest cities on Earth. Food, culture and nightlife abound! The National Culture House preserves treasures like the Poetic Edda, and the Norse Sagas in their original manuscripts. We depart Reykjavík in the evening aboard the Ocean Endeavour.

Day 2 — Rif, Snæfellsnes Peninsula

We begin our day at anchor at the former trading port of Rif, on the doorstep of Snæfellsjökull National Park. We’ll have an introduction to Icelandic culture with our local guides. For the more adventurous, the region offers outstanding hiking, including opportunities to visit spectacular waterfalls.

Day 3 — The Westfjords

Only about ten percent of Iceland’s visitors ever see this region, known for its jagged bird cliffs and multihued beaches. Coastal fjords, immense mountains, and tiny villages can be found here, and a traditional lifestyle is embraced by the region’s inhabitants.

Day 4 — Siglufjörður and Grimsey

In its heyday, Siglufjörður bustled with activity as the center of the herring fishing industry.  Now connected to the rest of Iceland by two tunnels through the surrounding mountains, Siglufjörður is resurngent. The herring museum -which includes reenactments- is wonderful. Foodies will enjoy visiting the superb bakery, chocolate factory, and brewery. The folk music center is a wonderful resource for Icelandic folk music.

Grimsey Island lies on the Arctic Circle. Its human population of about a hundred inhabitants share the island with nearly a million seabirds! These include puffins, guillemots, and gulls. A Zodiac cruise among rock formations is a trip highlight.

Day 5 — Akureyri

Iceland’s second-largest urban area, Akureyri enjoys a relatively mild climate and ice-free harbor. Shops, cafes, and restuarants make for good exploring of the urban kind. There are ten musuems to discover and explore.

Akuyeri’s botanical gardens are among the northernmost in the world, miraculously growing several thousand plant species. The view from the steps of the monumental Lutheran church is worth the walk!

Day 6 — Húsavík

Húsavík, on Skjalfandi Bay, is known as the “Whale Capital” of Iceland. Fifteen different whale species frequent the area; we also hope to see dolphins, and dozens of varieties of birds. The Whale Museum will further our cetacean appreciation.

The Húsavík Museum is located by the harbor. There are also numerous other museums including the Exploration Museum, which houses artifacts from Apollo astronaut training in the area; a whale museum, and a turf house museum.

Day 7 — Seydisfjördur

Seydisfjördur is nestled at the tip of its namesake fjord. The picturesque town of seven hundred is known for its flourishing art scene, cobbled rainbow road, and excellent handicrafts. There are numerous opportunities for hiking beginning in the town, including a walk up to Tvisongur sound sculpture on a nearby hill.

Nearby Skalanes Nature Reserve is family owned and operated. The center for research and interpretation of Iceland’s environment and cultural history is a model for sustainable tourism. A visit to Vök hot springs tops off the offering.

Day 8 — Southeast Iceland

The south of Iceland is home to some of the country’s most beautiful natural attractions. Here we have opportunities to explore a unique mix of volcanoes, lagoons, glaciers—as well as hot springs, geysers, and spectacular waterfalls.

Day 9 — Heimaey, Vestmannaeyjar (Westman Islands)

Vestmannaeyjar lies off the south coast of Iceland and comprises fourteen islands, numerous rocks and skerries. Only the largest island, Heimaey, is inhabited. Heimaey rose to global prominence when it was nearly destroyed by the eruption of the volcano Eldfell in 1973. An excellent volcano museum built around a house excavated from the ash interprets the incident, and numerous walks offer dramatic views of, and from, the island’s two volcanoes.

Heimaey’s harbor was kept open as the lava advanced by pumping seawater to cool it. Nearby sea cliffs dotted with massive sea caves offer excellent opportunities for birds, including the much-loved puffins.

Day 10 — Reykjavík

Reykjavík, or “steamy bay”, is a cosmopolitan capital city and as much a part of the Icelandic experience as the midnight sun or the fire and ice that creates the island’s landscape.

Today we disembark the Ocean Endeavour and transfer to the airport.

* Itinerary may be subject to change

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Kayaking: $695.

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Limited Single cabins in Cat 3 through Cat 7 are availalbe for no single supplement.  All other Single cabins are available at 1.5x the full cruise price (Cat 3-7) or 2x the full cruise price (Cat 8-10).
Share Occupancy is available in Category 1-6 cabins.

For children accompanied by a full-fare adult, those four years old and younger pay only for charter airfare, and those two years and younger travel free.

Kayaking: $TBD.

Select expeditions feature Nikon Canada Ambassadors and an onboard opportunity for passengers to use precision, professional-quality photography equipment courtesy of the onboard Nikon Camera Trial Program.

Limited Mountain Bikes and Bikes are available for rental on optional excursions - sign up onboard the ship.

All passengers must carry a minimum of $75,000 USD per person emergency medical and evacuation coverage.
All trips subject to a possible fuel surcharge.

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   Category 10 | Suite
Deck seven: Forward-facing picture windows, unobstructed view; double bed, private bath with full tub, refrigerator. Approximately 310 sq ft
   Category 9 | Junior Suite
Deck five: Picture windows, unobstructed view; queen bed, sitting area, private bath, refrigerator. Approximately 270 sq ft
Deck seven forward: Forward-facing picture windows, unobstructed view; double bed, private bath with full tub, sitting area, refrigerator.. Approximately 270 sq ft
   Category 8 | Superior Twin
Deck five: Two picture windows, unobstructed view; two lower berths, sitting area, private bath, refrigerator. Approximately 210 sq ft
Deck seven forward: Forward-facing picture windows, unobstructed view; queen bed, private bath with full tub, refrigerator. Approximately 180 sq ft
Deck seven midship: Picture windows, partially obstructed view; queen bed, private bath, refrigerator. Approximately 190 sq ft
   Category 7 | Select Twin
Deck five: Picture windows, unobstructed view; two lower berths, private bath, refrigerator. Approximately 190 sq ft
Deck eight: Oversized windows, partially obstructed view; queen bed, private bath, refrigerator. Approximately 145 sq ft
   Category 6 | Comfort Twin
Deck four: Two porthole windows, unobstructed view; two lower berths, private bath, refrigerator. Approximately 175 sq ft
Deck seven: Picture window, partially obstructed view; two lower berths, private bath, refrigerator. Approximately 135 sq ft
Deck eight: Picture windows, obstructed view; queen bed, private bath, refrigerator. Approximately 160 sq ft
   Category 5 | Main Twin
Deck five: Picture window, unobstructed view; two lower berths, private bath. Approximately 115 sq ft
NOTE: Cabin 5047 is a 4-passenger Family Room.
   Category 4 | Exterior Twin
Deck four: Porthole window, unobstructed view; two lower berths, private bath. Approximately 100 sq ft (Twin) / 90 sq ft (Single)
NOTE: Cabin 4029 is a 6-passenger Family Room.
   Category 3 | Interior Twin
Deck five: Interior cabin, two lower berths, private bath. Approximately 125 sq ft (Twin) / 110 sq ft (Single)
   Category 2 | Triple
Deck four: Interior cabin, three lower berths, two private baths. Approximately 200 sq ft
   Category 1 | Quad
Deck four: Interior cabin, four lower berths, private bath (separate shower room and powder room). Approximately 240 sq ft
   Specialty Cabins
Cabin 5047 is a Category 5, 4-passenger Family Room
Cabin 4029 is a Category 4, 6-passenger Family Room