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Iceland Circumnavigation with the Ocean Diamond

Experience an unforgettable journey around Iceland onboard the OCEAN DIAMOND. Discover this mystical land steeped in Viking traditions and volcanic landscapes rarely seen anywhere else on earth. This voyage reveals a diverse array of natural wonders and the Icelandic way of life. A range of exciting shore excursions offers countless ways to interact with Iceland’s culture, nature, history and people.

Duration: May to August

Price: from $3.235 per person based on 2 people sharing a cabin

Highlights

  • Experience Many of Iceland's Natural Wonders
  • The Icelandic Coastline Rich with Bird Colonies and Volcanic Rock Formations
  • Fishing Villages and the diverse Icelandic Culture
  • The Vestman Islands - Pompeii of the North

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Included:

  • Accommodation in booked cabin category.
  • All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner).
  • Coffee, tea and water.
  • All Zodiac tours (weather dependent).
  • Icelandic/English speaking guide.
  • All presentations from cruise staff and guest speakers.
  • Onboard entertainment program.
  • Wind jacket.

Not Included:

  • International Flights.
  • Travel Insurance.

The Ocean DiamondAbout OCEAN DIAMOND - Service on board

 After a busy day of exploration, passengers can browse books in the well-stocked Polar Library, savor a health or beauty treatment in the onboard Spa, or enjoy views of the spectacular Arctic scenery from the Panorama Salon: Other Facilities include Exterior views, Facilities en suite, Flat-screen TVs and DVD players, Chef-prepared meals (all meals and daily snack included), Bar staffed by a professional bartender, Presentations by local experts, Massage and wellness programs, Library with a large collection of books and DVDs, Internet access (limited) and Theater-style auditorium.

Please note: If you book return flights on your own please choose a connection that does not depart before noon from Keflavik airport on the same day the OCEAN DIAMOND arrives in Reykjavik. We will help you arrange a pre and post cruise program in Iceland. Nordika Travel recommends to arrive a day early.

Day City Arrival Departure
1 Reykjavik   20.00
2 Stykkisholmur 08.00 19.00
3 Isafjördur 07.00 17.00
4 Siglufjördur 08.00 12.00
4 Grimsey 15.00 19.30
5 Akureyri 00:00 22:30
6 Husavik 06.00 17.00
7 Seydisfjördur 08.00 22:00
8 Djupivogur 06.00 18.00
9 Vestmannaeyjar (Westman Islands) 09.00 18:30
10 Reykjavik 08.00
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Day 1 Reykjavik

Use your leisure time in Reykjavik to discover the unique charm of the world’s northernmost capital. Explore the sights of south and west Iceland on a self-drive road trip or take day tours. We will help you arrange pre and post tours. The OCEAN DIAMOND docks in Old Reykjavik Harbor in the heart of the city, a five-minute stroll from the main squares, shopping and dining. The ship departs in the evening.

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Day 2 Stykkisholmur

Stykkishólmur is the starting point of our adventures on the Snæfellnes Peninsula. Often called “Iceland in Miniature” because of its diverse landscapes, the area is home to bird-rich Breiðafjörður Bay and Snæfellsjökull glacier, which sits atop a 700,000-year-old dormant volcano that was featured in the Jules Verne novel Journey to the Center of the Earth.

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Day 3 Isafjördur

Today‘s destination is Ísafjörður, an idyllic town in the West fjords region. This secluded peninsula is connected to the Icelandic mainland by only a narrow strip of land and includes many areas with no roads where cars have never been. The landscape includes jaw-dropping views of dramatic fjords carved by ancient glaciers, sheer table mountains that plunge into the sea and pristine North Atlantic vegetation.

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Day 4 Siglufjördur and Grimsey

By morning we reach the fjord town of Siglufjörður, once the hub of the global herring industry and now enjoying a rebirth in popularity. Learn about the golden age of herring at the award-winning Herring Era Museum located on the vibrant harbor-front. In the early afternoon we head to Grímsey Island. Located about 25 miles (40 km) off the mainland on the Arctic Circle, the island harbors a variety of bird species including puffins, guillemots and gulls. Later we set sail for Akureyri, Iceland’s lovable second largest city. If weather conditions do not allow an excursion to Grímsey, we visit Hrísey, the second largest island of Iceland. With only 153 inhabitants, the island is located in Eyjafjörður, about 35 kilometers north of Akureyri.

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Day 5 Akureyri

Ranging inland from Akureyri, we visit the fascinating Lake Mývatn region, where the schizophrenic landscape looks as if “heaven and hell” have clashed. One side of the lake features rugged volcanic remnants, while the other side is blessed with lush vegetation and varied bird life.

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Day 6 Husavik

In the early morning hours we steam into Skjálfandi Bay and Húsavík. Often called the “Whale watching capital” of Iceland, the town’s offshore waters are home to 15 different whale species, as well as dolphins and 30 variety of bird. Watching these graceful ocean giants in their Arctic habitat is an unforgettable experience.

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Day 7 Seydisfjördur

Iceland’s East Fjords are best explored from the impossibly picturesque port of Seyðisfjörður, nestled between the sea and steep mountains. Activities include seal spotting, horseback riding, and visiting the beautiful nature reserve Skálanes.

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Day 8 Djupivogur

The fishing village of Djúpivogur is today’s starting point to explore Vatnajökull Glacier (opional). Go on a four wheel drive Jeep tour (optional) or take a boat trip in the Jökulsárlón Glacier lagoon (optional). Icebergs of all shapes and sizes are floating in the water - an unforgettable adventure on a body of water that didn’t exist at the beginning of the last century, as the lagoon was recently formed by the retreat of the Breidarmerkurjökull Glacier tongue.

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Day 9 Vestmannaeyjar (Westman Islands)

Located off Iceland’s south coast, the Westman Islands were formed by submarine volcanic eruptions around 10,000 years ago. Surtsey Island emerged from the sea in 1963 and is one the youngest land masses on earth. We go ashore on Heimaey, the only inhabited island, where half-buried houses remain from a violent 1973 eruption. During the shore landing there is time for bird watching and you might even spot whales.

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Day 10 Reykjavik

After breakfast we bid farewell to the OCEAN DIAMOND as we sail back into Reykjavik. Explore inland areas like the Golden Circle and its famous Gullfoss waterfall via our Air & Ground package or explore the sights of south and west Iceland on a self-drive road trip (See our Self Drive Tours). You can also simply hang out in Reykjavik, a perfect city for those who want to refresh their spirit in a place that combines invigorating outdoor activities, great food and world-class entertainment.

Departures 2019:   Prices shown are based on 2 people sharing a Porthole cabin on Deck 3. Other available at a supplement

  • 5/11 - 5/20   price per person from $4,045     $810 discount per person if booked before December 27. Early bird price $3,235
  • 5/20 - 5/29  price per person from  $4,045    $810 discount per person if booked before December 27. Early bird price $3,235
  • 5/29 - 6/07  price per person from  $4,245     $850 discount per person if booked before December 27. Early bird price $3,395
  • 6/16 - 6/25   price per person from $4,245      $850 discount per person if booked before December 27. Early bird price $3,395
  • 6/25 - 7/04   price per person from $4,245      $850 discount per person if booked before December 27. Early bird price $3,395
  • 7/04 - 7/13    price per person from $4,245      $850 discount per person if booked before December 27. Early bird price $3,395
  • 7/13 - 7/22    price per person from $4,245      $850 discount per person if booked before December 27. Early bird price $3,395
  • 7/31 - 8/09   price per person from $4,245     $850 discount per person if booked before December 27. Early bird price $3,395
  • 8/31 - 9/09  price per person from $4,245      $850 discount per person if booked before December 27. Early bird price $3,395
  • 9/09 - 9/19  Price per person from $2,630     $655 discount per person if booked before December 27. Early bird price $3,395

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Views from Iceland Circumnavigation with the Ocean Diamond

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Highlights

  • Experience Many of Iceland's Natural Wonders
  • The Icelandic Coastline Rich with Bird Colonies and Volcanic Rock Formations
  • Fishing Villages and the diverse Icelandic Culture
  • The Vestman Islands - Pompeii of the North

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