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Iceland is a European country and yet so far from its neighbours.  Reykjavík, capital of the country, and its surroundings are home to over 2/3 of the population. Different tales have been written over there about elves, gigantic trolls, water monsters, ghosts and others. Surely, we can all understand the reason why when you see the majestic waterfalls, picturesque landscapes, dramatic volcanoes (for some still active) and geysers rising from the ground. All this untouched wilderness and rarity of its fauna participate in nurturing ideas of a magical and unreal environment. 

Highlights

  • Hiking through lava fields and end enjoying natural hot springs
  • Renowned birdwatching places and dramatic landscapes along the way
  • Quirky places and wonderful culture and history from the Islanders

Quick Itinerary

Day 1: Reykjavik - Embarkation
Day 2: Stykkishólmur
Day 3: Patreksfjördur
Day 4: Northwest Iceland - Exploration Day
Day 5: Akureyri
Day 6: Grimsey Island
Day 7: Bakkagerdi
Day 8: Heimaey
Day 9: Reykjavik

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Day 1: Keflavik airport & Reykjavik – Quirky and modern
The Keflavik airport is the first site you will see, and it is already impressive. With the number of passengers booming since last year, the airport is expanding its routes and is looking for renovation. You can observe lava stones covered in moss at the airport and statues at the front. The “Jet Nest” is probably the most outstanding one.
Reykjavik is a modern city where you can find fine dining restaurants serving a wide variety of both foreign and Icelandic dishes inspired by ingredients found in nature. The city also has interesting museums and quirky little streets that should be unmissed.

Day 2: Stykkishólmur – The “Sagaland” experience
Stykkishólmu is the next town on your trip. Most of the people living there make their living from fishing and tourism. You can explore the diversity of the region - stunning landscapes and remarkable wildlife surrounding the area. There are optional excursions that will take you to the Snæfellsnes Penninsula where you can see the Lóndrangar basalt cliffs or the black sandy beaches of Djúpalónssandur.

Day 3: Patreksfjördur
Patreksfjördur is a charming settlement on the west coast of Iceland with around 680 inhabitants. The picturesque fjord offers scenic hiking trails if conditions allow. Patreksfjördur is also close to the spectacular waterfall of Dynjandi and to Látrabjarg, a renowned site for birdwatching.

Day 4: Northwest Iceland
Our experienced captain will plan a day exploring the stunning fjords of northwest Iceland. Conditions will determine the final program and activity for the day. We might visit a small settlement, take you on hikes or launch our

Day 5: Northern Centre
You will then embark for Grímsey, a small island which is known to be the closest to the Arctic Circle. In fact, the Arctic Circle line cuts through the island, so you can have the chance to step across, North to South.

Day 6: Step across the Arctic Circle
We will use our tender boats to reach this green and grassy island. It is probably best known for its proximity to the Arctic Circle, which cuts across the island. You can have the chance to step across that line, North to South.

Day 7: The land of the Elves
Bakkagerdi is the main settlement in Borgarfjörður. This area is known for its natural beauty and is `the land of the elves´. Puffin colonies abound in the fjord, making this a popular place for birdwatching. Bakkagerdi is off the typical tourist track, and offers peace, quiet and lovely views.

Day 8: Heimaey –The volcanic eruption
Heimaey, or “Home Island” welcomes us for our visit. The harbour has a very narrow entrance, caused by a volcanic eruption in 1973. Most of the island has steep cliffs, is well-vegetated and provides a habitat for countless birds, including the charming puffin.

Day 9: Reykjavik – End of the adventure and back to town
The ship will arrive into Reykjavik and it will be the end your trip. Fortunately, you will bring unforgettable memories and a wonderful experience. Iceland is such a magical and wonderful land for the eyes but also for the mind, with its mystical creatures and fairy tales.

There is also a longer 11-day version of this itinerary. Get in touch with one of our Polar Specialists on 0203 196 1000 to book your cruise of a lifetime.

Secure your space today by calling one of our Travel Specialists on 0203 196 1000


MS Fram

Rating
3
Standard
Comfort
Capacity
200

The MS Fram is a purpose built 11,600- ton vessel that incorporates all the best of both practical and traditional design. Her 127 cabins carry passengers to the most remote locations on Earth in comfort and style. Because the ship is slightly larger than other expedition ships, it offers more in the way of on-board facilities and comfort.


MS Fram from 15th June 2020 to 23rd June 2020

Polar Inside: £3,099.00
Polar Outside: £3,599.00
Arctic Superior: £3,899.00
Expedition Suite: £4,799.00

MS Fram from 23rd June 2020 to 1st July 2020

Polar Inside: £3,099.00
Polar Outside: £3,599.00
Arctic Superior: £3,899.00
Expedition Suite: £4,799.00

MS Fram from 1st July 2020 to 9th July 2020

Polar Inside: £3,199.00
Polar Outside: £3,799.00
Arctic Superior: £4,399.00
Expedition Suite: £5,499.00



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