Icelandic church

© Michelle Valberg

Itinerary and Pricing

Small-Ship Expedition

Iceland Circumnavigation

July 4 to July 13, 2023

From $4,995 to $14,595 USD

Save 15% until January 31, 2022

Applies to berth cost only.

Map

Iceland circumnavigation 2023 map
  • Day 1: Reykjavík, Iceland
  • Day 2: Snæfellsnes Peninsula
  • Day 3: The Westfjords
  • Day 4: Siglufjörður and Grímsey
  • Day 5: Akureyri
  • Day 6: Húsavík
  • Day 7: Seyðisfjörður
  • Day 8: Southeast Iceland
  • Day 9: Heimaey, Vestmannaeyjar (Westman Islands)
  • Day 10: Reykjavík, Iceland

Itinerary

  • Reykjavik Townview

    Day 1: Reykjavík, Iceland
    Begin Your Adventure

    Board the Ocean Endeavour for an evening departure after enjoying a day of self-guided exploration in Reykjavík. Iceland’s cosmopolitan capital, Reykjavík was established in the year 874 CE. Powered by geothermal energy, Reykjavík is widely considered one of the cleanest, greenest cities on Earth.

  • Snaefellsnes Peninsula 2

    © Michelle Valberg

    Day 2: Snæfellsnes Peninsula
    Meander Dramatic Landscapes

    Explore one of Iceland’s most amazing coastlines, the Snæfellsnes Peninsula, a region known for its dramatic beauty and fascinating geological history. Delight in the many opportunities to observe seabirds and marine life as you stroll, hike, or take a Zodiac cruise.

  • Iceland the westfjords waterfall

    © Michelle Valberg

    Day 3: The Westfjords
    Explore Remote Coastlines

    Be among the lucky few to explore the Westfjords, a region known for its jagged bird cliffs and multihued beaches—only about ten percent of the rest of Iceland’s visitors ever make it here! Soak up the coastal fjords, immense mountains, and tiny villages that embrace a traditional Icelandic lifestyle.

  • Zodiac cruise among rock formations grimsey island

    © Jessie Brinkman Evans

    Day 4: Siglufjörður and Grímsey
    Cross the Arctic Circle & Learn about Icelandic History

    Travel to far-flung 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! Take a Zodiac cruise around the island, brimming with a million seabirds, including puffins, guillemots, and gulls, that far outnumber its small human population.

    Visit resurgent Siglufjörður that, in its heyday, bustled with activity as the centre of the herring fishing industry. Enjoy a wonderful re-enactment at the Herring Era Museum and make some time to pop into the bakery, chocolate factory, brewery, and Icelandic folk music centre, too.

  • Akureyri iceland

    © Jessie Brinkman Evans

    Day 5: Akureyri
    Visit Museums & Botanical Gardens

    Walk up to the steps of Akyureyri’s monumental Lutheran church to catch the full view of Iceland’s second-largest urban area—it will be well worth it! Poke around and explore the city’s shops, cafés, and restaurants and take your pick from a selection of ten museums to discover.

    Stroll through Akuyeri’s botanical gardens that are among the northernmost in the world and miraculously grow several thousand plant species.

  • Whale husavik iceland

    © Michelle Valberg

    Day 6: Húsavík
    Go Whale Watching

    Tour Húsavík’s Skjálfandi Bay, known as the whale capital of Iceland. Be sure to bring your binoculars to spot the fifteen different whale species frequent the area, as well as dolphins and dozens of varieties of birds.

    Take advantage of Húsavík’s diverse museums offerings, including the Whale Museum, the Húsavík Museum, and the Exploration Museum, which houses artefacts from Apollo astronaut training in the area.

  • Seydisfjordur toenview 2

    © Danny Catt

    Day 7: Seyðisfjörður
    Wander a Picturesque Community & Visit the Skalanes Nature Reserve

    Enjoy the chance to explore Seyðisfjörður, nestled at the tip of its namesake fjord. Stroll the picturesque town of 700, known for its flourishing art scene, cobbled rainbow road, and excellent handicrafts, or take one of the numerous opportunities for hiking, including a walk up to Tvísöngur sound sculpture on a nearby hill.

    Visit nearby Skalanes Nature Reserve, which is family-owned and operated. Learn about the centre’s research and interpretation of Iceland’s environment and cultural history that’s a model for sustainable tourism.

  • Southeast Iceland glacier

    © Danny Catt

    Day 8: Southeast Iceland
    Witness Beautiful Glaciers & Lagoons

    Soak in the sights of south Iceland, home to some of the country’s most beautiful natural attractions. Explore a unique mix of volcanoes, lagoons, and glaciers—as well as hot springs, geysers, and spectacular waterfalls—either ashore on foot or by Zodiac cruise.

  • Vestmannaeyjar Westman Islands

    Day 9: Heimaey, Vestmannaeyjar (Westman Islands)
    Marvel at Volcanic Landscapes

    Learn about the compelling history of this volcanically active area that 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 Heimaey, the largest of the Vestmannaeyjars and the only island here that is inhabited.

    Enjoy a beautiful Zodiac cruise searching for the numerous species of seabirds, including the famous puffin, that nest in the steep rock faces along the ocean cliffs here.

  • Reykjavík 11

    Day 10: Reykjavík, Iceland
    Wave a Fond Farewell

    Complete your journey back in Reykjavík and disembark the Ocean Endeavour in the morning. Take one last chance to explore this special city where food, culture, and nightlife abound. If you have the time, be sure to visit the National Culture House, which preserves treasures like the Poetic Edda and the Norse Sagas in their original manuscripts.

Pricing and Cabins

Canadian residents may opt to take advantage of Adventure Canada's in-house exchange rate and pay for their voyage in Canadian dollars, if desired. Contact us for more details.

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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Details

  • Small-Ship Expedition

    Iceland Circumnavigation

    July 4 to July 13, 2023

    From $4,995 to $14,595 USD

    Save 15% until January 31, 2022

    Applies to berth cost only.

  • Single Supplement: No single supplement on a limited quantity of cabins in categories 3 to 7!

    Once these cabins are sold, the single supplement fee is 1.5 times the berth cost.

  • Starts: Reykjavík, Iceland

    Ends: Reykjavík, Iceland

Inclusions and Exclusions

Included:

  • Passage aboard the Ocean Endeavour
  • Applicable taxes and credit card fees
  • Complimentary expedition jacket
  • Contribution to Adventure Canada’s Discovery Fund
  • Special access permits, entry, and park fees
  • Expert expedition team
  • Guided activities
  • Sightseeing and community visits
  • All Zodiac excursions
  • Port fees
  • Pre-departure materials
  • Educational program
  • Nikon Camera Trial Program
  • Interactive workshops
  • Evening entertainment
  • All shipboard meals

Not Included:

  • Commercial and charter flights
  • Program enhancements/optional excursions
  • Gratuities
  • Personal expenses
  • Mandatory medical evacuation insurance
  • Additional expenses in the event of delays or itinerary changes
  • Possible fuel surcharges and administrative fees
  • Pre- and post-trip hotel accommodation

Incentives

  • Free Single Supplement Icon

    Free Single Supplement

    For those who prefer not to share, we have a limited quantity of cabins in category 3 through to category 7 with no single supplement! Once these cabins are sold, the single supplement fee is 1.5 times the berth cost. Single occupancy in categories 8–10 is available at full double-occupancy rates. Can be combined with the Multi-Trip Promotion, League of Adventurers Loyalty Rewards Program, and 2023 Early Booking Bonus. Subject to cabin availability.

  • Multi Trip Promotion Icon

    Multi-Trip Promotion

    Receive 10% off the berth cost when you book more than one 2023 Ocean Endeavour expedition (excluding Antarctica). Can be combined with the Early Booking Bonus, Free Single Supplement, and League of Adventurers Loyalty Rewards Program.

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    Family Friendly

    Children four years old and younger pay only for charter airfare—and children two years and younger travel free! Children must be accompanied by a full-fare adult. Can be combined with the League of Adventurers Loyalty Rewards Program.

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    Price Guarantee

    If Adventure Canada reduces the price of the berth portion of the fare of any expedition more than 120 days prior to departure, previously booked clients may claim the lower rate. For more information, please visit adventurecanada.com/guarantee.

  • Save 30 Under 30 Icon

    Save 30% under 30

    Save 30% on the berth cost for travellers under thirty years of age. Can be combined with the Free Single Supplement and League of Adventurers Loyalty Rewards Program.

Adventure Canada itineraries may be subject to change without notice due to weather, ice, and sea conditions