Iceland in Depth

9 Days
Reykjavik to Reykjavik
From (CAD)
$ 13,059
Dates & Pricing

2023 Reykjavik > Reykjavik

Exploring the Land of Fire and Ice

There are few places in the world more fascinating than Iceland. Quirky and compelling, this unique island is known for its stunning volcanic beauty and mythical tales.
On your circumnavigation of the island, you will experience this captivating destination from a truly enviable perspective on board Scenic Eclipse. Explore glaciers and volcanoes, immerse yourself in the distinctive Icelandic culture and delight in the sheer abundance of other-worldly sights. Iceland’s magical thrall will have you spellbound in no time.
Tour Map
Tour Code:
101I
Duration:
9 days
Departure City:
Reykjavik
Return City:
Reykjavik

Selected Itinerary

9 Day Itinerary

  1. Day 1 - Reykjavík, Iceland

    Welcome to Reykjavík, the world’s northernmost capital city, where a world of wonder awaits as you step on board and raise your glass to toast the start of your luxurious cruise.

    Meals Included: Dinner

  2. Day 2 - Ísafjörður

    Characterised by deep, blue fjords, separated by flat-topped mountains, Ísafjörður is the largest settlement in the Westfjords of Iceland. Explore remote Iceland from one of the most stunning towns in the country, with old timber framed houses and architecture.  Bursting with a wealth of wildlife, keep your eyes peeled for birds and Arctic foxes on the cliffs, seals on the coast and whales cruising in the surrounding ocean. 

    Freechoice

    Take a fascinating journey through time as you explore Ísafjörður or tour the ecofriendly fishing village of Sudurey to learn about the life of a fisherman and taste local produce. Alternatively, learn of the life and culture while visiting Osvor outdoor exhibition before walking through the maritime and folk museum.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  3. Day 3 - Sauðárkrókur

    The friendly town of Sauðárkrókur is located in a fertile valley along the south-western shore of Skagafjörður Fjord. Although Sauðárkrókur was officially settled in 1871, it is linked to history dating back to the ancient Grettir’s Saga.  The charming downtown will welcome you as you stroll through the small collection of distinctive, traditional buildings where the past seems to be brought back to life.
    Today choose one of our Scenic Freechoice activities or join a more active Scenic Discovery excursion.

    Freechoice

    Take a stroll through Sauðárkrókur with a local guide and visit the 1238 The Battle of Iceland virtual reality exhibition, or take a boat to the volcanic Dragney Island, a birdwatching paradise. Alternatively, learn about the Icelandic horse before visiting the Vintage Auto Museum.

    Discovery

    Raft down the West Glacial River and uncover the beauty of this wild and welcoming canyon. 

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  4. Day 4 - Siglufjörður

    Siglufjörður, or Sigló, as the locals call it, is famed for the ebb and flow of its fishing industry, being the undisputed capital of herring fishing in the Atlantic. In the late 19th century, Norwegian entrepreneurs flocked to the area, starting a lively trading industry and marking the beginning of the town’s growth and fascinating history. Surrounded by natural beauty, the dramatic mountains and fjords await your keen eyes. 

    Freechoice

     Explore the award-winning Herring Era Museum or visit the open air Laufas Museum. 

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  5. Day 5 - Húsavík

    Nestled on the edge of Shaky Bay, Húsavík has a long history and is home to the first house of Iceland, built in the year 860 by a Swedish Viking. Often referred to as the whale capital of Iceland, up to 23 species of whales have been spotted nearby, including the world’s largest mammal, the blue whale. With its colourful houses, unique museums and stunning peaks across the bay, it is one of the prettiest fishing villages in the northeast.

    Freechoice

    Explore the geothermal field at Namaskard, the Dimmuborgir lava labyrinth, and the unique craters at Skutustadir, or see the power of Iceland at the Dettifoss Waterfall. Alternatively, enjoy a rejuvenating experience at the GeoSea Sea Baths.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  6. Day 6 - Grímsey

    Grímsey Islands is a small island north of Iceland mainland, home to only 100 people, and one million seabirds. Nesting on the high cliffs that surround the whole island, the chatter of seabirds here is constant, especiallyduring the 24 hours on sunshine in summer. This green, grassy island straddles the Arctic Circle, giving you the opportunity to walk across, stepping from the south to the north.
    Today choose one of our Scenic Freechoice activities or join a more active Scenic Discovery excursion

    Freechoice

    Play some golf at the Arctic Circle on this 3-hole course.

    Discovery

    Choose to walk across this small island and cross the Arctic Circle, or go birdwatching along the cliffs.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  7. Day 7 - Seyðisfjörður

    Seyðisfjörður is at the mouth of a beautiful fjord and is the heart of culture, heritage and hospitality in East Iceland. The centre of town is known for 19th century timber houses perched on the side of the lagoon, a “pearl enclosed in a shell”. Surrounded by cascading waterfalls and snow-capped mountains, wandering reindeer and porpoises frequenting the shores, a flourishing art scene and small-town charm, you will soon discover why this unique location is a must see in Iceland.  
    Today choose one of our Scenic Freechoice activities or join a more active Scenic Discovery excursion

    Freechoice

    Your local guide will share stories of the town on a walking tour including a short concert in the Blue Church or visit the Wilderness Centre and learn of the Icelandic wilderness history, nature and the life of the original inhabitants.

    Discovery

    Choose a Scenic Discovery excursion such as hiking in the Skálanes Nature Reserve.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  8. Day 8 - Heimaey, Westman Islands

    The perfect example of nature’s ability to both create and destroy, Heimaey and the Westman Islands (Vestmannaeyjar) are filled with awe-inspiring natural beauty. When the volcano Eldfell, meaning “Hill of Fire”, erupted in 1973, parts of this small town were locked in time, and the harbour was nearly sealed off.  Guests can wander around this island and witness where the ashes enveloped the town. Keep your eyes open for our black and white friends, with more Atlantic Puffins nesting here than anywhere else in the world, and the best place in Iceland to spot  orcas.
    Today choose one of our Scenic Freechoice activities or join a more active Scenic Discovery excursion

    Freechoice

    Tour the island and visit the Eldheimar Museum built around one of the destroyed houses, or cruise around the island with a local captain in search of birdlife, including the puffin colonies.

    Discovery

    Take a Scenic Discovery excursion hiking over the lava fields to the top of the new volcanic cone.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  9. Day 9 - Reykjavík

    Your cruise ends this morning back in Reykjavík as you say farewell to your crew. Disembark after breakfast and transfer to the airport for your flight homeward.

    The itinerary is a guide only and may be amended for operational reasons. As such Scenic cannot guarantee the cruise will operate unaltered from the itinerary stated above. Please refer to our terms and conditions for further information.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

Tour inclusions

Your all-inclusive cruise features
  • Only 200 guests on board for a truly intimate experience
  • Spacious all verandah Suites
  • Butler service for every guest
  • Up to ten on board dining experiences, from casual to fine dining
  • Complimentary beverages all day, every day
  • 20 member Specialist Polar Discovery Team
  • Scenic Discovery excursions
  • Your choice of Scenic Freechoice activities
  • Engaging lecture and education program on board
  • Complimentary expedition parka, water bottle and use of special polar boots
  • All tipping and gratuities

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