Adventure Iceland Circumnavigation

004223 - W20

Known as the Land of Fire and Ice, the country of Iceland was once a Viking stronghold, but is now a modern nation on an ancient island.

 

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Highlights
  • Zodiac excursions in Stykkisholmur and the Westman Islands (weather permitting)
  • Visit the massive cascades of Dynjandi Waterfall
  • Explore Vatnajökull glacier on a snowmobile tour
  • Spot seals while horseback riding or paddle kayaks in the idyllic fjords
  • Go hiking and look out for wild reindeer or explore the town of Egilsstadir by bike
Details
Group Size: Max. 198

2019 Departures:
July: 05

Sale discounts will be applied to the regular prices listed below.

2019 Pricing:
Category 1, Quad – US$4,495
Category 2, Triple – US$5,495
Category 3, Main Twin, Deck 5 – US$6,895
Category 4, Main Twin, Deck 4 – US$8,195
Category 5, Main Twin, Deck 5 – US$9,495
Category 6, Comfort Twin – US$10,795
Category 7, Select Twin – US$12,095
Category 8, Superior Twin – US$13,395
Category 9, Junior Suite – US$14,695

Prices are in US$, per person, based on four people sharing a quad cabin, three people sharing a triple, two in a double/twin and one in a single cabin.

See Tour Notes for special pricing and discounts available for solo travellers; under 30’s travellers discount, great for multi-generational family travel; multiple expedition savings.

Tour Code:
004223 - W20

Itinerary
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Day 1 – Reykjavik

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.

Despite centuries of relative isolation, today Reykjavík is a contemporary city with plenty to see and do. 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 – Snaefellsnes Peninsula

The hundred-kilometre-long landscape of Snæfellsnes Peninsula is characterized by sparkling fjords, golden beaches, and undulating lava flows. The area is crowned by the glistening ice-capped stratovolcano Snæfellsjökull, 700,000 years old and immortalized in Jules Verne’s Journey to the Centre of the Earth. On clear days, the mountain can be seen from Reykjavík, 120 kilometres away. A few small settlements are located on the south side of the peninsula, and fishing villages can be found on the north.

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 – Northern Iceland - Grimsey

Iceland’s north is a geologist’s dream. Lava fields—almost lunar in their composition—epic waterfalls, snowcapped peaks, and bays teeming with marine wildlife are characteristic of the region.

Grímsey Island lies on the Arctic Circle. Its human population of about a hundred shares the island with nearly a million seabirds! These include puffins, guillemots, and gulls.

Day 5 – Akureyri

Iceland’s second-largest urban area, Akureyri enjoys a relatively mild climate and ice-free harbour. In addition, Akureyri is surrounded by mountains, which shield it from strong winds.

First settled in the ninth century, Akureyri provided a base for Allied units during the Second World War.

Nearby Lake Myvatn offers stunning contrasts: one side of the lake features rugged volcanic remnants, while the other side is blessed with lush vegetation and varied bird life.

Day 6 – Husavik

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 thirty varieties of birds.

The Húsavík Museum is located by the harbour. 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

Seyðisfjörður is nestled at the tip of its namesake fjord. The town of seven hundred is known for its flourishing art scene, colourful roads, and shopping.

We will also have the opportunity to visit the Skálanes Nature Reserve. Family-owned and -operated, this is a centre for research and interpretation of Iceland’s environment and cultural history, and a model for sustainable tourism. The 3,000-acre area is a habitat for approximately fifty different bird species during the summer time, and, in particular, the eider duck.

Day 8 – Southeast Iceland

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

Day 9 – 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.

Numerous species of seabirds nest in the steep rock faces along the ocean cliffs. The volcanically active area has seen two major eruptions in recent times: the formation of the island of Surtsey in 1963, and the Eldfell eruption ten years later that destroyed much of Heimaey and nearly blocked its harbour.

Day 10 – Reykjavik

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.

Included
  • Ten days of on-board accommodation in the cabin category booked
  • Shipboard meals, afternoon tea, 24-hour coffee, tea and snacks
  • Hors d'ouevres and snacks during evening recaps
  • Expertise and guidance of expedition staff
  • On-board educational programming and interactive workshops
  • Use of ship's pool, sauna and gym facilities
  • Evening entertainment
  • Nikon Camera Trial Program
  • Sightseeing including museum entries, park access and port taxes
  • Zodiac tours
  • Discovery Fund Fee
Not Included
  • Commercial flights to/from Reykjavik
  • Mandatory medical/evacuation insurance
  • Additional touring options
  • Personal expenses
  • Additional expenses in the event of delays or itinerary changes
  • Discretionary gratuities to ship's crew (suggest US$15 per passenger, per day)
  • Visas, or inoculations, if required
  • Possible fuel surcharges as assessed
Tour Notes

2019 European Expeditions Savings: save 15% on one or 20% on two or more European expeditions to Ireland, Scotland, Iceland or Iceland to Greenland. Offer expires 15 April, 2019.  The discount is subject to final approval by the cruise line at the time of booking and may be changed or withdrawn without advance notice.

Singles: Free single supplement! Singles get their own cabin in categories 3-7 aboard the Ocean Endeavour at no additional cost–subject to availability.

Multiple expedition savings: Book multiple expeditions with Adventure Canada in a single calendar year aboard the Ocean Endeavour and receive 10% off the total berth cost of Arctic itineraries and 20% off the total berth cost of east coast itineraries!

30 Under 30: Save 30% on the berth cost of travellers under thirty aboard Ocean Endeavour expeditions! Great option for family multi-generational travel!

Children & Infants: Children under two travel for free, and children between two and four pay for charter flights only!

Price Guarantee: If the price of the berth portion of your program decreases more than 120 days prior to departure, previously booked clients may claim the lower rate. So, no need to wait for sales to get the best price!

League of Adventurers Loyalty Program: Return travellers are eligible for savings and added benefits when booking on an Ocean Endeavour expedition voyage. Ask us for details.

To check availability for any of these special offers and applicable terms and condition, just give us a call!

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