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Blue Water Holidays - ABTA - ATOL - CLIA
01756 706500
+44 1756 706500

Mythical Iceland

This 11-night circumnavigation of magical Iceland on board Spitsbergen explores stunning landscapes, fascinating cultures and charming towns and villages, with onboard lectures from the experienced Expedition Team

Cruise Only
11 nights

Expedition Holiday
  • Reykjavik, Iceland
  • Blue Lagoon, Reykjavik
  • Isafjordur, Iceland
  • Isafjordur, Iceland
  • Puffins in Iceland
  • Godafoss Waterfall, Akureyri

Call us on 01756 706500 (+44 1756 706500) to discuss this holiday


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Mythical Iceland Special Offer

Admire immense waterfalls, glaciers and volcanoes on this exploration voyage of a lifetime around the land of ice and fire. Discover ancient folk tales, diverse culture and amazing wildlife on the Island of Sagas.

Arrive in Reykjavik, the world's northernmost capital city and embark Spitsbergen, before discovering the museums of Stykkisholmur and exploring the fjordland scenery around Patreksfjordur. Wander around the charming town of Isafjordur and admire the stunning Hornbjarg Cliff, one of the greatest seafowl habitats in Iceland.

Relax in the peace and quiet of Hrisey then visit the lively town of Akureyri, the gateway to Iceland’s spectacular landscape, including the breathtaking Godafoss waterfall. Explore the island of Grimsey, best known for its proximity to the Arctic Circle, then discover Husavik, the oldest settlement in Iceland, and the ‘land of the elves’ in Borgarfjörður. Admire the amazing natural wonders around Djupivogur and discover the abundance of birdlife on the Westman Islands.

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Mythical Iceland Itinerary

Day 1 - Reykjavik (Iceland)

Embark Spitsbergen in Reykjavik.

Day 2 - Stykkisholmur - Flatey

Enjoy a visit to Stykkisholmur, which has well-preserved houses in the town centre. Explore the several interesting museums or enjoy the view from the church over Breidarfjordur. Exciting optional activities include kayaking, hiking and horse riding. Take a step back in time on the picturesque island of Flatey whilst strolling around the village and along the pretty lanes.

Day 3 - Patreksfjordur

This picturesque fjords offers scenic hiking opportunities, weather permitting. Patreksfjördur is close to the spectacular Dynjandi waterfall and Latrabjarg which is famous for its birdlife.

Day 4 - Isafjordur

Isafjordur is the capital of the Westfjords region of Iceland, and for centuries it was a major centre of commerce and trading. Stroll around this charming town and marvel at the diverse architecture. Discover the country's oldest dwelling and timber houses built by wealthy foreign traders in the 18th century. Choose from optional excursions including horse riding and walking tours.

Day 5 - Hornbjarg Cliff - Reykjafjordur

Hornbjarg Cliff is home to a rich diversity of birds, which you'll be able to see from the deck of the ship. Reykjafjordur can only be reached by boat or on foot and conditions permitting, we will take a closer at this beautiful area.

Day 6 - Hrisey - Akureyri

Enjoy the peace and tranquillity of Hrisey, home to 40 species of birds including the ptarmigan. The lively town of Akureyri is close to many of Iceland’s most renowned beauty spots. Enjoy an optional hike or a trip to the breathtaking Godafoss waterfall.

Day 7 - Grímsey

Grímsey is well known for its proximity to the Arctic Circle, which cuts across the island. There will be the chance to step across that line, from North to South.

Day 8 - Husavik

Explore Husavik, the oldest settlement in Iceland. Perhaps visit The Museum House, the Whale Museum or the famous wooden church of Húsavíkurkirkja. Sail past the Langanes peninsula this evening, known for its rich birdlife.

Day 9 - Bakkagerdi - Seydisfjordur

Borgarfjörður is known as ‘the land of the elves’ and is home to many puffin colonies. Bakkagerdi is the main settlement and offers peace, quiet and impressive views. Perhaps enjoy an optional excursion to the natural forest of Hallormstadur. Later, head to Seydisfjordur, distinguished by its colourful Norwegian-style wooden houses. Explore this unique village, join a hike or take an optional trip out to Skalanes.

Day 10 - Djupivogur

Natural beauty surrounds Djupivogurd. At the Búlandsnes bird sanctuary you can observe most Icelandic birds nesting in their natural habitat and the spectacular Vatnajökull glacier is the largest in Europe. Join the optional excursion to Vatnajökull lagoon, or hike in the beautiful surroundings of the town. Perhaps visit the cultural centre, housed in the oldest house in Djúpivogur, which displays some of the works of sculptor Ríkarður Jónsson and the outdoor sculpture, Eggin í Gleðivík, by the famous Icelandic artist Sigurður Guðmundsson.

Day 11 - Heimaey

The Westman Islands are located off Iceland's south coast. Most of the islands provide a habitat for countless birds, including puffins and kittiwakes, and are a great place for spotting whales. Visit Heimaey with its magnificent cliffs which form natural habitats for many seabirds, including puffins and kittiwakes.

Day 12 - Reykjavik

Disembark Spitsbergen in Reykjavik.

For navigational reasons the Captain of the ship reserves the right to modify the cruise itinerary.

Price Includes

  • 11-night full-board voyage in cabin grade of your choice on Spitsbergen
  • Complimentary tea and coffee
  • Wind and water-resistant jacket
  • Landings with Polarcirkel boats
  • Activities on board and ashore
  • Lectures with the Expedition Team

Price Does Not Include

  • International flights - we can arrange these for you, please contact us for a quote
  • Travel insurance
  • Luggage handling
  • Optional excursions
  • Gratuities
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