EXPLORE ICELAND'S LAVA FIELDS AND GEOTHERMAL POOLS, PUFFINS AND WHALES
During the summer season months, Iceland Pro Cruises offers inveterate travelers the opportunity to circumnavigate exotic Iceland by expedition cruise ship, get up close and personal on complimentary excursions by Zodiacs, as well as to explore areas of the Greenland continent. This is a new expedition cruise program exploring the natural wonders of Iceland commencing June, 2015.
The small island country offers visitors erupting volcanoes, black sand beaches, thundering waterfalls, magnificent glaciers, rocky deserts and hot springs in which to refresh oneself. In addition to complimentary Zodiac expeditions, additional optional shore excursions are offered. Explore Snaefellsjokull Glacier in a snowcat. Expore puffins and many bird species on a boat trip to Vigur Island, which has just five inhabitants and Iceland's only windmill. Explore the lunar landscape of the interior (where Apollo astronauts trained) in a 4x4 superjeep, and climb Iceland's national mountain Hdeinsfjordur. Or kayak on the Nordfjordur Fjord or enjoy a reindeer hike. You can even play 18 holes inside a sunken volcanic crater!
Itinerary choices include 10-, 11- and 12-days. The Iceland itinerary features a circumnavigation of the country, including seeing puffin colonies at Grundarfjordur, discovering the Myvatn Nature Reserve at Akureyri with its waterfalls and geothermal nature baths, watching species of whales at Husavik and sea fishing in Isafjorder. Slightly longer itineraries explore Viking history in southern Greenland, and visiting the western side of the continent and discovering Inuit culture.
All voyages are round trip from Rekyavik, and include a one-night pre-cruise hotel stay in the capital. Guests can extend their stay and visit the Thrihnukagigur Volcano cave, or select a helicopter excursion to Thungvellir national Park and the Glymer Waterfall.
Traveling onboard the comfortable super yacht, Ocean Diamond, accommodating just 224 guests and 106 crew, you'll enjoy the convenience and value of exploring a number of Iceland's highlights in the company of your Iceland expedition team onboard, who will offer talks during the cruise to enrich the voyage, (and perhaps impromptu operatic performances). Life onboard is casual (no dress up required.)
The Ocean Diamond offers open-seating dining featuring an international menu and local Iceland dishes. Accommodations are available for single travelers, couples and triples, and the heated pool, fitness center and library provide additional onboard enhancements to the journey.
Contact our cruise experts to arrange your adventure and airfare.