Iceland

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Itinerary and Pricing Small-Ship Expedition Cruise
Iceland Circumnavigation

July 3 to July 12, 2025

From $6,395 to $15,995 USD

per person based on double occupancy

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  • 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 downtown view of church

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    Day 1: Reykjavík, Iceland
    Begin Your Adventure

    After a day of independent exploration in Reykjavík, you’ll embark for an evening departure.

    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.

  • Snæfellsnes Peninsula

    © Michelle Valberg

    Day 2: Snæfellsnes Peninsula
    Meander Dramatic Landscapes

    Discover one of Iceland’s most amazing coastlines, the Snæfellsnes Peninsula, a region known for its dramatic beauty and fascinating geological history.

    The Snæfellsnes Peninsula is often referred to as "Iceland in Miniature" due to its diverse range of natural wonders. From black sand beaches to a volcano, a glacier, lava fields, mountains, waterfalls, caves, and craters, the peninsula encapsulates many of Iceland's unique landscapes in one area.

    Delight in the many opportunities to observe seabirds and marine life as you explore this spectacular destination.

  • Waterfall in westfjords iceland

    © Steven Rose

    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 multi-hued beaches—only about ten per cent of the rest of Iceland’s visitors ever make it here!

    Soak up the breathtaking beauty of the coastal fjords and marvel at the immense mountains that loom overhead. Here, nature's splendour awaits at every turn.

  • Grimsey iceland boat house

    © Michelle Valberg

    Day 4: Siglufjörður and Grímsey
    Cross the Arctic Circle and 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.

  • Church in akureyri iceland

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    Day 5: Akureyri
    Visit Museums and Botanical Gardens

    Immerse yourself in the charm of Akyureyri, Iceland's second-largest urban area! Opt to walk up the steps of Akyureyri’s monumental Lutheran church for a stunning panoramic view—it will be well worth it!

    Explore the city’s shops, cafés, and restaurants and enjoy the variety of ten museums for you to choose from.

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

    Enhance your journey with an optional excursion to Forest Lagoon. This captivating oasis is nestled in the Valaskógur forest and offers inviting pools, rejuvenating saunas, and a cozy bistro area, overlooking Eyjafjörður, one of Iceland's longest fjords.

  • Whale tails in 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 that frequent the area, as well as dolphins and dozens of varieties of birds.

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

  • Rainbow walkway to church

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    Day 7: Seyðisfjörður
    Wander a Picturesque Community and Visit the Skálanes 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 Skálanes 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.

    Opt to enhance your journey with an optional excursion to Vallanes Organic Farm, where Eymundur Magnússon and Eygló Björk Ólafsdóttir have been organic farming since 1985. Explore their premises with a guided tour, learn about their focus on developing Icelandic grains and vegetables, and savour local products during a tasting.

  • Ice in iceland

    © Steven Rose

    Day 8: Southeast Iceland
    Witness Beautiful Glaciers and 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.

  • Islands off the coast of Heimaey

    © Michelle Valberg

    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.

  • arieal city view of reykjavik

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    Day 10: Reykjavík, Iceland
    Wave a Fond Farewell

    Complete your journey back in Reykjavík, disembarking 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, and advanced navigation equipment. 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 Cruise

    Iceland Circumnavigation

    July 3 to July 12, 2025

    From $6,395 to $15,995 USD

    per person based on double occupancy

  • 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
  • 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

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    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 Early Booking Bonus. Subject to cabin availability.

  • Multi Trip Promotion Icon

    Multi-Trip Promotion

    Receive 30% off the berth cost when you book more than one Ocean Endeavour expedition (excluding Antarctica) in the same calendar. Can be combined with the Free Single Supplement and League of Adventurers Loyalty Rewards Program.

  • 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.

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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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Published itineraries are examples only, weather, ice, government regulations, and community requests may necessitate changes to the planned schedules. These sometimes necessary adjustments present exciting opportunities for exploration, discovery, and adventure.