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

Coming soon

Map

Iceland circumnavigation 2023 map
  • Day 1: Reykjavík, Iceland
  • Day 2: Snæfellsnes Peninsula
  • Day 3: The Westfjords
  • Day 4: Siglufjörður and Grimsey
  • 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
    The Adventure Begins

    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. 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.

  • Snaefellsnes Peninsula 2

    © Michelle Valberg

    Day 2: Snæfellsnes Peninsula
    Dramatic Landscapes

    Today we will explore the Snæfellsnes Peninsula, a region known for its dramatic beauty and fascinating geological history. There will also be many opportunities to observe seabirds and marine life as we explore one of Iceland’s most amazing coastlines.

  • Iceland the westfjords waterfall

    © Michelle Valberg

    Day 3: The Westfjords
    Remote Coastlines

    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.

  • Zodiac cruise among rock formations grimsey island

    © Jessie Brinkman Evans

    Day 4: Siglufjörður and Grimsey
    Icelandic Culture & The Arctic Circle

    In its heyday, Siglufjörður bustled with activity as the centre of the herring fishing industry. Today Siglufjörður is resurgent. The Herring Era Museum, which includes re-enactments, is wonderful. Foodies will enjoy visiting the bakery, chocolate factory, and brewery. The folk music centre is a wonderful resource for Icelandic folk music.

    Grímsey Island lies on the Arctic Circle. Its small human population shares the island with nearly a million seabirds! These include puffins, guillemots, and gulls. A Zodiac cruise among the rock formations is a trip highlight.

  • Akureyri iceland

    © Jessie Brinkman Evans

    Day 5: Akureyri
    Museums & Botanical Gardens

    Iceland’s second-largest urban area, Akureyri, enjoys a relatively mild climate and ice-free harbour. Shops, cafes, and restaurants make for good exploring of the urban kind, along with ten museums 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!

  • Whale husavik iceland

    © Michelle Valberg

    Day 6: Húsavík
    Whale Watching

    Húsavík, on Skjálfandi 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, so be sure to bring your binoculars! Various museums await exploration, including the Whale Museum, Húsavík Museum, and the Exploration Museum, which houses artefacts from Apollo astronaut training in the area.

  • Seydisfjordur toenview 2

    © Danny Catt

    Day 7: Seyðisfjörður
    Picturesque Community & Skalanes Nature Reserve

    Seyðisfjörður is nestled at the tip of its namesake fjord. The picturesque town of 700 is known for its flourishing art scene, cobbled rainbow road, and excellent handicrafts. There are numerous opportunities for hiking, including a walk up to Tvísöngur sound sculpture on a nearby hill.

    Nearby Skalanes Nature Reserve is family owned and operated. The centre for research and interpretation of Iceland’s environment and cultural history is a model for sustainable tourism.

  • Southeast Iceland glacier

    © Danny Catt

    Day 8: Southeast Iceland
    Glaciers & Lagoons

    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, and glaciers—as well as hot springs, geysers, and spectacular waterfalls—to explore ashore on foot or by Zodiac cruise.

  • Vestmannaeyjar Westman Islands

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

    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, including the famous puffin, 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.

  • Reykjavík 11

    Day 10: Reykjavík, Iceland
    A Fond Farewell

    We’ll disembark the Ocean Endeavour in the morning.

Pricing and Cabins

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

    Coming soon

  • 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.

  • Family Friendly Icon

    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.

  • Price Guarantee Icon

    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