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Around Iceland by Small Ship

10 days

Aboard the Ice-Class Ocean Atlantic

Our Distinctive A+R Style

+ See Surtsey Island, a World Heritage Site born of volcanic activity just 50 years ago.
+ Visit Djúpivogur, a remote community of just 500 residents with a remarkably rich arts and cultural scene.
+ Discover some of the richest birdlife in the North Atlantic including Grimsey Island with its puffins, guillemots, and large colonies of terns.
+ Sail into Skjálfandi Bay, home to humpback, minke, and blue whales.
+ Thrill to the deep inlets and soaring rugged peaks of the majestic Westfjords coastline.
+ A+R guests also enjoy two additional guided excursions: To Lake Myvatn + The Waterfall of the Gods and our privately-arranged Golden Circle tour including Thingvellir National Park.
+ Please note: we carry more than 16 guests on this cruise
+ With  2 nights hotel + 7 nights cruise; 23 meals with wine at lunch and dinner; sightseeing + all shore expeditions; all transfers; port charges; and all gratuities except Trip Leader.

Visit 1 UNESCO World Heritage site

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On arrival, you’ll be warmly greeted escorted to the Alda Hotel, where spacious Deluxe Rooms have been reserved for our guests. After breakfast, explore Reykjavik with our fine Icelandic guide. With their keen insights and some fun stories, you’ll get to know their city from the lively harbor district to the colorful Old Quarter with its traditional wooden homes. You’ll also see the turn-of-the-century clapboard house where Presidents Reagan and Gorbachev met in 1986 – the historic event that effectively ended the Cold War. Meals B


The Blue Lagoon + Embarkation

Ocean Atlantic

After breakfast and check-out, we’ll take you to one of Iceland’s most famous natural wonders. The geothermal waters of the Blue Lagoon originate more than 6,000 feet below ground and reach the Earth’s surface at temperatures that usually range from 98 º to 104º. On its way to the surface, these waters absorb silica and other minerals that give the Lagoon its distinctive and captivating blue color. After this delightful experience, we’ll take you to the pier to board the Ocean Atlantic. Throughout their cruise, A+R guests will enjoy complimentary house wine, beer and soft drinks with all shipboard lunches and dinners. Meals B+D


The Westman Islands

Ocean Atlantic

As we near this archipelago just off Iceland’s southern coast, keep your eyes sharp for marine birds like the puffin and graceful gannet. We’ll pass close to Surtsey Island c, born of volcanic activity just 50 years ago, to go ashore on Heimaey where a 1973 eruption buried 400 homes under a deep layer of ash. Experience life on the island and see some of the homes that have only recently been excavated. You can learn more of the island’s dramatic history at the Eldheimar Geological Museum. Meals B+L+D


Art + Culture of East Iceland

Ocean Atlantic

Go ashore in Djúpivogur with its centuries-old trading history to see its fine old homes and to experience its modern cultural scene. Unique outdoor art installations including one by famed Icelandic artist Sigurður Guðmundssonand are among the highlights. At the Cultural Center, set in an 18th-century house, you’ll find more artwork on display along with exhibits on village history and culture.
After the Cultural Center visit, you can join an available excursion to get close to the Vatnajökull Glacier. Covering more than 8% of Iceland’s land mass, this veritable ice cap is the largest glacier in Europe. Venturing in a 4WD Super Jeep, this excursion takes you to Hoffellsjökull, one of the outlet glaciers that winds its way down from the vast expanse of Vatnajökull to flow into a pristine lagoon. Price $325 per person.
Back onboard, the Ocean Atlantic navigates along Iceland’s eastern coast - a land of deep fjords, steep mountains and pristine waterfalls. Meals B+L+D


Skjálfandi Bay + Grimsey Island

Ocean Atlantic

Having rounded Iceland’s rugged northeast coast, we navigate this morning into Skjálfandi Bay where humpback and Minke whales are regularly spotted. Huge blue whales and magnificent sperm whales also come to feed in the nutrient-rich waters of the Bay. This afternoon finds us on Grímsey Island. Situated about 25 miles off the northern coast of Iceland and surrounded by the vast expanse of the Arctic Ocean, Grímsey is home to about one hundred people, mostly fishermen and their families, who live in a small prospering village by the harbor. It’s a welcoming community full of life, but the island is perhaps even better known for its seabirds – up to a million of them who arrive in the summer to nest in the high cliffs that surround much of the island. Atlantic puffin, black guillemot, common murre, wheatear, snow bunting and large tern colonies are what you can expect to see today. Meals B+L+D


Akureyri + The Waterfall of the Gods

Ocean Atlantic

Set between mountains and sea on the picturesque north coast of Iceland, the town of Akureyri boasts charming architecture and a thriving cultural scene of restaurants, cafes, galleries and boutiques. Going ashore today, you’ll have time to experience its allure at your own pace. You might stroll in some of the town’s lovely gardens or ascend Akureyrarkirkja, the local Lutheran Church, for splendid views.
By special arrangement, A+R guests will also enjoy a guided excursion to visit Godafoss. Behold these thundering cascades as our engaging guide enthralls you with the 1,000-year-old legend of how they came to be known as the Waterfall of the Gods. Before returning to ship, you’ll also experience the island’s powerful geothermal forces as you discover steaming fumaroles, bubbling mud pools, and the fascinating lava landscapes that surround Lake Mývatn.  Meals B+L+D


The Magnificent Westfjords

Ocean Atlantic

An unforgettable day unfolds as we explore the Westfjords, a pristine peninsula on the island’s northwest coast. Sailing off the ruggedly beautiful coast of the Hornstrandir Nature Reserve, we’ll have a chance to spot whales and seals. Venturing into Hornvik Bay, we’ll see soaring cliffs where millions of seabirds nest. A guided walk on Vigur Island offers breathtaking views of mountains, sea and sky and a chance to marvel at the aerial acrobatics of soaring Arctic terns. Meals B+L+D


The Pristine Western Coast

Ocean Atlantic

Early this morning, our ship navigates past Látrabjarg Cliff. Rising 1,400 feet from the Atlantic, these rocky faces are home to millions of seabirds including puffins, northern gannets and razorbills. After breakfast, go ashore on Flatey Island, where no cars are allowed, to immerse in its tranquil ambience of farms and colorful summer homes. In the afternoon, discover the dramatic cliffs, lava fields and rocky beaches of the Snaefellsne Peninsula. At its western tip, the glacier-topped peak of the Snæfellsjökull Volcano soars to 5,000 feet. Meals B+L+D


Disembark in Reykjavik + Golden Circle Tour

Alda Hotel - Reykjavik, Iceland

After stepping off ship, A+R guests will be met dockside for our private Golden Circle excursion. With our engaging Icelandic guide, you’ll explore Thingvellir National Park, a unique geological site where the North American and Eurasian Continents meet! Reaching the shores of Lake Thingvallavatn, you’ll see the world’s oldest democratic Parliament, founded more than 1,000 years ago. This pastoral region is also home to family farms where you’ll have a chance to see diminutive Icelandic horses.
Then experience the geothermal powers of our planet as you visit an area known for its geysers and hot springs. Behold the thundering cascades of Gullfoss Waterfall, one of Iceland’s most iconic sites, and gaze down upon Kerið Lake, deep inside a 3,000-year-old volcanic crater. Return to Reykjavik for an overnight at the Alda Hotel where a spacious Deluxe Room has been reserved for you.  Meals B


Farewell, Iceland

We’ll take you to the airport today for your homeward flight. Meals B



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Please note, we carry more than 16 guests on this program. Additionally, most cabins aboard the Ocean Atlantic vessel have two separate beds. We cannot guarantee matrimonial bedding configuration

Prices are per person, land only.

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Save $2,600 per couple + $1,300 solo on our Around Iceland Cruise by Small Ship. This special discount cannot be combined with any other offers.