Iceland Cruises - Journeys in the Land of Ice & Fire: Akureyri to Reykjavik

Iceland Cruises - Journeys in the Land of Ice & Fire: Akureyri to Reykjavik

With the company of up to 49 fellow passengers, you will discover a fascinating country with amazing rugged landscapes, old legacies of the Vikings and the Norse. Visit Iceland in the summer months, the perfect season to sight humpback whales, orcas, dolphins. Discover the Myvatn Lake, the Namarskard a striking geothermal field, and the Godafoss Waterfall. The quaint fishing village of Husavik. Siglufjordur a fishing town close to the Arctic cirle. Isasfjordur, and nearby Arnardalur Valley. 


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Category C:
From $ 2690 To $ 2690
Category B:
From $ 3050 To $ 3050
Category A:
From $ 3650 To $ 3650
Port Charges: $ 315
Single Supplement in Cat C & Cat B: 50%
Single Supplement in Cat A: 75%
3rd Person Reduction in Cat C & Cat B: 30%

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Day by Day Itinerary

Day 1(Saturday): Akureyri, Iceland

EMBARKATION 3-4 PM  -  Overnight in port  and time for an optional late afternoon walking excursion in Akureyri.

Day 2(Sunday): Akureyri - Husavik, Iceland

This morning our full day optional excursion will take you from Akureyri to Husavik (where you will meet the Callisto in the evening). You will meet the Callisto in the evening). We take the Ring Road to reach Godafoss Waterfall - the Falls of the Gods - and will hear about the Kristni Saga, recounting the arrival of Christianity and the end of Paganism.  After lunch we visit   Lake Myvatn,  Namarksard and Dimmuborgir, all  fine examples of the volcanic world  with lava fields, boiling and steaming mud pools, steam vents and craters.  We rejoin the Callisto in Husavik and will spend some time walking around this colorful port. Overnight in port

Day 3(Monday): Husavik -Siglufjordur , Iceland
Morning sailing through the Skjafandi Bay to Siglufjordur. As always our Captain will inform you of whales’ sightings.

Midday arrival in Siglufjordur, Iceland’s northernmost city, very close to the Arctic Circle and possibly the most picturesque port of Iceland. Once known as the capital of Herring fishing. The optional walking tour through the city will take you to the port, the Herring Museum, the Folk Music center housed in Madame House, the oldest house in the city. In the afternoon,  we sail for Isafjordur- Overnight at sea

Day 4(Tuesday): Isafjordur, Iceland

Morning arrival at Isafjordur is a large fishing port in Wesfjords. Our morning optional excursion will take us to Bolungravik and then Osvor town where we will visit a restored fisherman's hut. Back in town we will visit the Maritime Museum and walk around the town known for its rich cultural heritage and merchant's homes dating from the 18th century. Overnight in port at Isafjordur, Iceland.

Day 5(Wednesday): Isafjordur - Bildudadur, Iceland

Morning optional excursion from Isafjordur to Bildudalur. The Callisto sails -without passengers who are joining the excursion - to Bildudalur. On the optional excursion, we will stop by the Dynjandi Waterfalls before reaching Bildudalur and visiting the town and the Sea Monsters Museum (We rejoin the Callisto in port). We sail South after lunch and will cruise around the  Westford  coast line and  sail past the Latrarbag cliffs which rise 450 m over the sea .Overnight at sea.

Day 6(Thursday): Akranes, Iceland

This morning we reach Akranes for our full day Optional excursion to Deildartunguhver, Europe's most powerful thermal spring, to the Hraunfossar and Barnafoss waterfalls area. We will stop in Reykholt which was at one time one of the intellectual centers of the island and had for many years one of the most important schools of the country. Here lived in the Middle Ages one of the most important persons in Icelandic history: Snorri Sturluson. He was a famous poet and politician whose records of the Old Norse language and mythology of medieval Iceland are invaluable to modern scholars. He lived and died here. Remains of his farm and a bathroom with hot pot and a tunnel between the bath and the house can still be visited. In the afternoon we rejoin the ship. Overnight in port. 

Day 7(Friday): Reykjavik, Iceland

Morning sailing and arrival in Reykjavik. All day optional excursion in Reykjavik city before leaving to enjoy a panoramic tour to the volcanic Reykjanes Peninsula. Vikingaheimar, and the geothermal fields of Krysuvik. Overnight in port.  

Day 8 (Saturday): Reykjavik, Iceland

Disembarkation 6 am -10 am at Reykjavik Iceland.

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