Discover arguably one of the most beautiful regions on earth as we sail into the heart of majestic Iceland. During an 8-day Expedition Cruise, journey to the edge of the Arctic, between vast glaciers, vertiginous fjords, volcanoes and boiling geysers. Iceland offers a kaleidoscope of wild and romantic landscapes were a host of magnificent wildlife such as whales, seabirds and seals can be spotted. Begin your journey in Reykjavik, the world’s northernmost capital city where picturesque colourful houses and crystal-clear lakes contrast with the luscious greenery and crisp blue skies above. Explore the numerous cultural treasures such as the Reykjavik Art Museum and the awe-inspiring Hallgrimskirkja cathedral. Travel on to Grundarfjördur, where we will be able to enjoy the striking beauty of Kirkjufell, a spectacular done-shaped mountain on the Snæfellsnes peninsula. We will continue our journey to Grímsey, a small, hard to reach island that has the Arctic circle running through it and where volcanic rock has formed the most mesmerising natural wonders; basalt columns. Continuing on to Akureyri and Isafjördur where more spectacular landscapes await as well as hopefully being able to experience the magnificence of breaching whales in the waters. As we reach Vestmannaeyjar, an archipelago of 15 islands, explore numerous volcanos on Heimaey, the largest island, including Eldfel which famously last erupted in 1973. This Expedition Cruise is onboard Ponant’s Le Jacques Cartier ship, part of the Explorers fleet. There is an opportunity to add various excursions onto this expedition, please enquire for more details. *Please note this itinerary may be subject to change.
*Prices are per person based on double occupancy (unless otherwise noted) and do not include international airfare to/from your destination. All prices and fares are quoted in INR and subject to GST & change.
- Discover the city of Reykjavik, the world’s most northerly capital. Explore its rich culture and history that dates back to the late 9th century as well as visiting the iconic thermal lagoons.
- Enjoy some of Iceland’s wildlife including Atlantic puffins, Northern gannets, Arctic terns, Minke whales, humpback whales and Icelandic horses.
- Be joined by a National Geographic Expert and photographer who will lead enriching lectures and workshops onboard, offering greater insight into the destination and their history working on assignment for National Geographic.