Iceland Discovery

Learn all about the local mythical and mysterious tales, discover volcanoes and thermal spas and more on this 10 day cruise around beautiful Iceland.

10 Day
From (AUD)
$ 12,495
  • 2019 Reykjavik > Reykjavik

    Velkomin til Íslands

    There are few places in the world more fascinating than Iceland. This tiny island is known for its stunning volcanic beauty, mythical tales, outstanding artisans and quirky locals. Spend time in Iceland and you’ll be in its magical thrall in no time.

    Iceland is a wonderland of possibility for exploring via Scenic Eclipse’s unique discovery elements. Explore the many glaciers and volcanoes, immerse yourself in the distinctive Icelandic culture and delight in the sheer abundance of incredible sights.

    Tour Code:

    101I

    Duration:

    10 Days

    Departure City:

    Reykjavik

    Return City:

    Reykjavik

  • 10 Day Itinerary

    • Day 1 - Reykjavik

      Welcome to Reykjavik where a world of wonder awaits as you step on board and raise your glass to toast the start of your luxurious cruise.

      Meals included: Dinner

    • Day 2 - Snæfellsnes Peninsula

      Sparkling fjords, dramatic volcanic peaks, sheer sea cliffs and vast lava flows beckon as we cruise in and around the Snæfellsnes Peninsula. See vast concentrations of bird species nesting on the treacherous Látrabjarg cliffs and marine life in the waters of the Peninsula.

      Freechoice

      With a flexible itinerary depending on the conditions, the Discovery Team will lead Zodiac and kayak excursions or you can choose a helicopter excursion^.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 3 - Isafjordur

      Located in the incredibly stunning landscapes of the Westfjords is the small town of Isafjordur.

      Freechoice

      Visit the Ósvör Maritime Museum or take a walk in search of birdlife at Vigur Island. The more active may choose a hike in the impressive Hornstrandir nature reserve or take a kayak adventure.

      Helicopter and submarine excursions are available^.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 4 - Grimsey Island > Akureyri

      Keep your eyes open for whales and dolphins as we cruise to Grimsey Island north of the mainland and straddling the Arctic Circle.

      Freechoice

      Discovery excursions by Zodiac and kayak offer opportunities to spot puffins and other birdlife or take a walk across the small island and cross the Arctic Circle.

      Helicopter and submarine excursions are available^.

      Cruise into the harbour of Akureyri this evening and admire the views of the brightly coloured houses
      with the backdrop of a snow-capped mountain under the sultry hues of the Arctic summer evening.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 5 - Akureyri
      Freechoice

      Visit the Herring Era Museum to learn about this once thriving industry or explore the city and taste local specialties. You may choose Laufas Open Air Museum and Goðafoss waterfall or play golf.

      Helicopter and submarine excursions are available^.

      There is ample time in this lovely city to explore at your leisure and enjoy some of the local nightlife.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 6 - Husavik

      Nestled on the edge of Shaky Bay, the town of Husavik is one of the best locations in Iceland to see multiple species of whales.

      Freechoice

      Board the traditional fishing boats for a whale-watching cruise or visit the geothermal region of Lake Mývatn. Alternatively enter Vatnajökull National Park and see the impressive Dettifoss waterfall whose powerful flow originates from the largest glacier in Iceland.

      Helicopter and submarine excursions are available^.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 7 - Seydisfjordur

      We dock right in the heart of this charming town settled by wealthy Norwegian fishermen, allowing free time for you to explore at leisure.

      Freechoice

      Your local guide will share stories on a walking tour or you can meet some local residents and share morning tea together. Those feeling active may choose a hike in the Skálanes nature reserve or take a discovery excursion by Zodiac or kayak.

      Helicopter and submarine excursions are available^.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 8 - Westman Islands

      This small archipelago was born from geological volatility and is home to vast species of birdlife including nesting puffins each summer. Heimaey was the site of the eruption of the Eldfell volcano in 1973 that covered most of the island with volcanic ash.

      Freechoice

      Tour the island and visit the Volcano Museum built around one of the destroyed houses or take a hike over the lava fields to the top of the new volcanic cone. Alternatively cruise around the island with a local captain in search of birdlife, including the puffin colonies and discover hidden caves.

      Helicopter excursions are available^.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 9 - Thorlakshofn
      Freechoice

      Visit the geothermal area and see how the power generated sustains daily life on the island or hike the glacial fields at Mýrdalsjökull ice cap. You can choose to visit the small village of Eyrarbakki or take a dip in the famous Blue Lagoon geothermal spa.

      Enrich

      Be immersed in Icelandic culture and traditions at a private performance.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 10 - Reykjavik

      Reykjavik signals the end of your cruise as you disembark after breakfast taking with you a lifetime of wonderful memories.

      ^ At additional expense

      Meals included: Breakfast

  • Tour inclusions

    All-Inclusive highlights
    • 228-guest luxurious Discovery Yacht
    • 100% spacious verandah suites
    • An exclusive Enrich experience in Thorlakshofn
    • 28 Freechoice shore excursions in eight ports
    • Specialist Discovery Team on board
    • Broad range of active discovery excursions
    • Cruise the spectacular Snæfellsnes Peninsula
    • Complimentary on board polar boots
    • And all tipping and gratuities both on board and onshore