Small-Ship Expedition

Iceland Circumnavigation

Map

Iceland circumnavigation 2023 map

Highlights

  • Iceland landscape

    © Michelle Valberg

    Witness geological landscapes beyond imagining

    Stand in awe of volcanoes, waterfalls, mountains, fjords, sea stacks, bird cliffs, lava fields, glaciers, and caves. Even if you’re not a geologist, Iceland has something for you!

    Hike to dramatic cliffs to photograph seabirds, visit remarkable geological formations by Zodiac, and learn about Iceland’s incredible volcanic history.

  • Grimsey People In Zodiac

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    Cross the Arctic Circle at Iceland's northernmost point of Grímsey

    Visit Grímsey, which lies upon the Arctic Circle (66° 33’ North) and earns Iceland its title as one of the world’s eight Arctic nations—just barely!

    Cross this fabled line of latitude off your bucket list by travelling to the secluded island forty kilometres off Iceland’s north coast. But visit soon: the Arctic Circle is moving north and by mid-century Grímsey will be south of it.

  • Reykjavik

    Immerse yourself in Icelandic music, storytelling, cuisine, and culture

    Browse the cultural attractions of Reykjavík, a global hotspot for culture. Enjoy the sounds and melodies of the folk music centre in Siglufjörður.

    Explore the shops, cafés, restaurants, and museums of Akureyri, Iceland’s “little capital.” Then wander the cobbled rainbow road of picturesque Seyðisfjörður, known for its flourishing art scene and excellent handicrafts.

  • Whale Húsavík

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    Spot whales and seabirds in rich marine environments

    Get your binoculars ready! Iceland’s rich North Atlantic waters are teeming with wildlife. Enjoy whale watching at Húsavík on Skjálfandi Bay, known as the whale capital of Iceland.

    Take a Zodiac cruise around the island of Grímsey, brimming with a million seabirds, including puffins, guillemots, and gulls.

  • Vestmannaeyjar Westman Islands

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    Marvel at incredible volcanic history, including Europe’s newest island

    Learn about the compelling history of the volcanically active area region of the Vestmannaeyjars, which has experienced two major eruptions in recent times. 1963 saw the formation of the island of Surtsey and the Eldfell eruption ten years later destroyed much of the island of Heimaey.

    Today, Surtsey is a conservation area uninhabited by people. Sail by these unique landforms for your chance to witness one of the world’s newest islands.

Ship

Ocean Endeavour Labrador

Ocean Endeavour

Our spacious, ice-strengthened vessel features twenty Zodiacs, advanced navigation equipment, and stabilizers. A doctor, paramedic, medical clinic, and enhanced health regime offer peace of mind. Roomy facilities offer comfortable travel with plenty of breathing room for all.

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