Iceland Cruises

Cruising in Iceland

Sailing the idyllic coasts of the Norwegian fjords en-route to Iceland is truly a moment to remember, as you pass snowcapped mountains and towering glaciers. Once you get to this magnificent country, with cruises visiting Reykjavik, Akureyri and Isafjordur, you may never want to leave.

The Arctic Circle is a majestic sea of glaciers and wildlife, perfect for those wanting to feel at one with nature. Luckily, the city of Akureyri is just 100km from it, and boasts some of the best warm weather on offer in the country, featuring delightful botanical gardens and great shops. The quaint city holds just 17,000 residents, with Icelands greatest fjord as its backdrop, along with all the snowcapped mountains you would expect to see.

People are often impressed by the scale of things to do in the country’s capital, Reykjavik. From volcano tours to the bustling nightlife, the city packs a punch at every corner. Expect to dine a world-class restaurants, intimate cafes and drink at the stylish bars – the city is famed for its excellent and diverse nightlife and arts culture – it is home to Bjork after all. Visit Laugardalur village, otherwise known as “Hot Springs Valley”, learn about its history with the Vikings at Reykjavik 871 museum, or go whale watching at the Old Harbour.

Isafjordur is a town in the Westfjords, known for being an excellent base for travellers who become mesmerized by the dark waters that surround it. It’s also a perfect place to take part in rare bird watching sessions, along with getting involved in outdoor activities such as kayaking, hiking and biking (or even skiing in the winter months).

Iceland is not really known for its food, but the sourcing of fresh produce makes it an extremely healthy diet. Harðifiskur, or dried haddock or cod, is a really popular snack, known as the fish version of jerky that you would find in America. Greenland shark, or Hákarl, is another popular dish for those with an experimental pallete. For vegetarians, be sure to try the fjallagrös, a local vegetable that goes great with milk.

As you would presume, Iceland has cool summers and no real dry season, so pack a coat if you plan on venturing out on one of the shore excursions, which could include a trip to the famous Blue Lagoon with its turquoise hot springs, a tour of the Golden Circle or an adventurous exploration into the caves and lava tubes. Get in touch for more details on all you can get up to in the natural country of Iceland.

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