12 Days / 11 Nights
Enjoy landings to see abundant wildlife: seals, penguins, birds and whales. Hike, kayak and go ice-cruising in stunning Antarctica, Falklands and South Georgia. Opportunity to go ashore on isolated beaches and even spend the night in a tent. Experience an in-depth exploration of the ‘Galápagos of the Poles’, South Georgia, home to vast numbers of king penguins.
Our optional Air & Ground package provides a convenient arrival. Use your leisure time in Reykjavik to discover the unique charm of the world’s northernmost capital and book one of our pre-programs (prices for 2024 on request). Or explore the sights of south and west Iceland on a self-drive road trip (prices upon request). The SEAVENTURE 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.
Often called “Iceland in Miniature” because of its diverse landscapes, the Snaefellsnes area is home to bird-rich Breidafjordur Bay and Snaefellsjokull glacier. This glacier sits atop of a 700,000-year-old dormant volcano that was featured in the Jules Verne novel Journey to the Center of the Earth.
Today‘s destination is Isafjordur, an idyllic town in the Westfjords region. This secluded peninsula is connected to the Icelandic mainland by only a narrow strip of land and includes many roadless areas 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.
This morning we reach the town of Siglufjördur, once the center of the herring industry. During an optional visit to the local herring museum, you will relive the golden age of the “herring boom”. In the early afternoon, we stop at the small island of Flatey, where the local bird life is particularly good to observe. Flatey is a natural paradise for birds and home to Arctic terns and puffins. Towards evening we reach Husavik, the whale capital of the north.
Husavik is 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 varieties of birds. Watching these graceful ocean giants in their Arctic habitat is an unforgettable experience.
Iceland’s East Fjords are best explored from the impossibly picturesque port of Seydisfjordur, nestled between the sea and steep mountains. Optional activities include seal spotting, horseback riding, and visiting the beautiful sights of the Eastfjords.
The fishing village of Djupivogur is today’s starting point to explore Vatnajokull Glacier (optional). Go on a four wheel-drive Jeep tour (optional) or take a boat trip in the Jokulsarlon glacier Lagoon (optional). Icebergs of all shapes and sizes are floating in the water – an unforgettable adventure.
Located off Iceland’s South Coast, the Westman Islands were formed by submarine volcanic eruptions around 10,000 years ago. We go ashore on Heimaey, the only inhabited island, where half-buried houses remain from a violent 1973 eruption.
After breakfast we bid farewell to the SEAVENTURE as we sail back into Reykjavik. Optionally there is the possibility to book our Air & Ground package. The trip is then extended by one night in Reykjavik and includes the bus excursion Adventure South Coast, where you get to know fascinating natural wonders, such as the waterfall Skogafoss or the black beach Reynisfjara with its basalt formations. You can also book one of our post programs to discover more of Iceland, e.g. on a car tour through South and West Iceland (on request).
Dates & Prices
|Reykjavik / Reykjavik
|June - Aug
*Price per person for cruise only, based on double occupancy. Due to the dynamic nature of availability and pricing, please click here to contact us directly for sailing schedule and full pricing.
accommodation in booked cabin category
Icelandic tour guide (German and/or English speaking depending on departure date)
Expedition cruise in a cabin of your choice
all meals included
coffee, tea and water available all day free of charge
lectures given by experts of the expedition team
Typical Iceland (Icelandic beer tasting, musicians, etc.)
Complimentary wind and water-resistant expedition jacket
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