Variety Cruises Launches Cruises in Iceland in Summer 2017

posted on Monday 02 May 2016
Variety Cruises to Enter Iceland with Journey in the Land of Fire & Ice Cruise
Sailings Begin in June 2017
Athens, Greece -- Beginning in June 2017, small ship cruise line Variety Cruises will offer Iceland: Journey in the Land of Fire & Ice, a weeklong yacht cruise of the Nordic island nation, unraveling the wonders of the Western & North Coast of Iceland.  Defined by its dramatic volcanic landscape of geysers, hot springs, waterfalls, glaciers and black-sand beaches, Iceland is a nature lover's paradise.  Sailing on the elegant M/Y Callisto, the newest addition to Variety Cruises’ fleet of yachts, up to 34 passengers will discover a fascinating country with amazing rugged landscapes and old legacies of Viking and Norse conquerors.
The 7-night/8-day cruises sail from Reykjavik to Akureyri or reverse, and highlights include:
·         Heimaey Island, the Pompeii of the North,
·         Myvatn Lake, Namarskard a striking geothermal field and Godafoss Waterfall
·         The quaint fishing village of Husavik.
·         Siglufjordur, a fishing town close to the Arctic Circle.
·         Borgarnes with the Hraunfossar & Barnafoss waterfalls
On the first day of the program, travelers take the Ring Road to reach Godafoss Waterfall - the Falls of the Gods - and continue to Lake Myvatn,  Namarksard and Dimmuborgir, all  fine examples of the volcanic world with lava fields, boiling and steaming mud pools, steam vents and craters. 
Arriving in the almost-Arctic fishing town of Siglufjordur the next day, travelers enjoy a walking tour through the city with stops at the Herring Museum and the Folk Music Center.  On the third day of the program, the cruise reaches Isafjordur, a large fishing port in Westfjords, known for its rich cultural heritage and merchant's homes dating from the 18th century.
In Bildudalur, travelers visit the town and the Sea Monsters Museum and then continue to sail around the Westfjords coast line and past the grand Latrarbag cliffs, which rise 450 meters over the sea.  Reaching Borgarnes, travelers have the option to visit  Deildartunguhver, Europe's most powerful thermal spring, as well as the Barnafoss Waterfalls.  Stop in Reykholt, once one of the intellectual centers of the island, before continuing to the Westfjords.
At Heimaey Island, the Pompei of the North, travelers discover a community which almost disappeared during a 1973 eruption that buried 400 homes and visit  two volcanoes and the Eldheimar Geological Museum.  The cruise rounds out in Reykjavik, the capital city that offers a renowned nightlife and music scene as well as a multitude of art and history museums.
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About Variety Cruises
Variety Cruises, the world's largest small ships cruise company, has been offering passengers worldwide a total yachting experience since 1968, with a fleet of 11 fully-owned vessels varies in size from 4 to 36 cabins. Their yachts and staff provide an intimate and relaxed environment; a comfort filled starting point for the discerning travelers as they visit well known and unique ports of call, including Seychelles, Greece, Turkey, the Adriatic Sea, the Canary Islands, the Cape Verde Archipelago and Costa Rica & Panama, featuring a Canal crossing. Fine locally-flavored cuisine, exciting itineraries and personalized service are just a few of the things that have made Variety Cruises the choice for the ever-growing number of travelers looking for distinctive small ship cruise experiences. For more information, please visit .

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The primary reason I chose the "adriatic odyssey" on the Callisto was the opportunity of daily swimming from the boat. The brochure advertised almost daily swimming, but in reality we were able to swim only once from the boat in the entire week. Something to do with the ship being of Panamanian registry. Whatever the reason, this is by definition false advertising, and given the cost of the cruise, pretty outrageous.
After having traveled around the world with my wife over the past 30 years, we never expected to have our cruise aboard the Callisto this past May, 2018 be the trip of our lifetimes. From the captain on down through the rest of the crew, we found everyone to be of the highest caliber professionally, and accommodating to the extreme. The food was extraordinary and artistically presented. Thank you Variety for a trip we will never forget. We're already planning our next voyage with you. John and Traudy
I had a great time on Galileo! Delicious food and kind staff made a great holiday!