Iceland Pro Cruises

ICELAND CIRCUMNAVIGATION

DISCOVER A LAND OF CONTRASTS
Experience an unforgettable journey around Iceland aboard the OCEAN DIAMOND. Discover this mystical land steeped in Viking traditions and volcanic landscapes not 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 unique character.

Day 1 | Reykjavík
Use your leisure time in Reykjavík to uncover the unique charm of the world’s northernmost capital. The OCEAN DIAMOND docks in Old Reykjavík Harbour in the heart of the city, a five-minute stroll to the main squares, shopping and dining. The ship departs Reykjavík harbour at 8pm.

Day 2 | Stykkishólmur
We begin our exploration of Snæfellsnes Peninsula from the cheerful town of Stykkishólmur in West Iceland. The peninsula is dominated by Snæfellsnes National Park, which represents nearly every type of nature seen in Iceland. On board Zodiacs you explore thousands of islets within Breiðafjörður Bay  UNESCO), which are teeming with exotic bird life, unique basalt rock formations and marine wildlife. Adventurous spirits may opt to join an expedition
to Snæfellsjökull glacier, which sits atop a 700,000-year-old dormant volcano and served as the mystical entrance to the earth’s interior in Jules Verne’s novel, ‘Journey to the Centre of the Earth’.

Day 3 | Ísafjörður
Today‘s destination is Isafjörður, honorary capital of the Westfjords. This secluded peninsula is connected to the mainland by only a narrow strip of land and includes areas where cars have never been. The landscape provides jaw-dropping views of dramatic fjords carved by ancient glaciers, sheer table mountains plunging into the sea and untouched vegetation. Enjoy the rarity of pure silence and the tranquility of nature while sea-fishing or watching
thousands of puffins on the tiny island of Vigur, or visiting the massive cascade of Dynjandi waterfall.

Day 4 | Siglufjörður
The next morning we reach the fjord town of Siglufjörður which was once the centre of the world’s herring industry and is enjoying a rebirth in popularity. Learn about the golden herring age at the award-winning Herring Era Museum located on the vibrant harbour-front. The uninhabited Héðinsfjörður inlet provides a breathtaking backdrop surrounded by the majestic mountains of the Tröllaskagi Peninsula. Early evening we arrive in Akureyri, Iceland’s lovable second city. Get a feel for the town’s Arctic charms with a stroll through the compact city centre and world’s northernmost botanical gardens, which host every flower native to Iceland.

Day 5 | Akureyri
While docked for the second day in the port of Akureyri we explore nearby Lake Mývatn Nature Reserve. Visitors are mesmerized by the area’s wildly  contrasting landscape, where it seems as if ‘heaven and hell’ have clashed. One side of the lake features rugged remnants of volcanic activity, while the other side of the lake is fertile with lush greenery and varied bird life. Shore excursion options include a trek to Askja volcano via Super Jeep in summer, or exploring the colorful Mývatn area year-round.

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Day 6 | Húsavík
Early morning we reach Húsavík, also known as “The Whale Capital of Iceland.” In Skjálfandi Bay you can spot 15 different whale species, as well as  dolphins and 30 varieties of bird. Catching a glimpse of these graceful ocean giants in their Arctic habitat is an unforgettable experience.

Day 7 | Seyðisfjörður
To explore Iceland’s East Fjords we dock in the impossibly picturesque port of Seyðisfjördur. This fishing village is nestled between steep mountain slopes and panoramic sea views. Activities to enjoy include seal spotting, horseback riding, kayaking amongst idyllic fjords and guided hikes of the scenic and historical Vestadalur area.

Day 8 | Djúpivogur
The fishing village of Djúpivogur in southeast Iceland starts today’s point to explore Vatnajökull Glacier, larger than all of Europe’s glaciers combined. Get directly to the foot of the glacier on a 4WD Jeep tour or enjoy a boat tour of Jökulsarlon glacial lagoon in summer. This awe-inspiring lagoon features
icebergs of all shapes and sizes, tumbling and floating about in a spectacular show.

Day 9 | Vestmannaeyjar
(Westman Islands)
Located off the coast of South Iceland, the island group Vestmannaeyjar was formed by submarine volcanic eruptions 10,000 years ago. Surtsey Island merged from the sea in 1963 and is the youngest place on earth. We go ashore on Heimaey, the only inhabited island of the archipelago. Here the evidence of Iceland’s volcanic fury is on full display with half-buried houses in ash from a violent eruption in 1973 when the entire island had to be evacuated. Aboard Zodiacs we circumnavigate the island to take in the magical scenery and stop at places of interest to see the local bird life, visit
caves and possibly spot whales. An epic experience here is to play a round of golf in a sunken volcanic crater.

Day 10 | Reykjavík
In the morning we bid farewell to the OCEAN DIAMOND and, after breakfast, greet our final destination of Reykjavík. This chic capital of friendly citizens is the perfect city for those who want to refresh the spirit and combine invigorating activity, good food, nature appreciation and world class cultural entertainment.

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Fast Facts

Ship data
Flag: Bahamas
Year of construction/renovation: 1974/1986/2012
Crew: 106
Guests max: 190
Ice Class: 1D
Length: 124 m
Width: 16 m
Draught: 4.9 m
Propulsion: 2 Wichmann Engines, 7375 horsepower
Max Speed: 15 knots
Voltage: 220
Lifeboats: 4 fully enclosed

Cabins
• All cabins and suites offer private facilities and exterior views
• Single cabins have one double bed
• Twin cabins have one double bed or two twin beds
• Triple cabins are identical to twin cabins, but with a pull-down third berth
• All cabins have flat-screen TV Amenities
• Passenger elevator
• Chef-prepared meals
• Bar staffed by a professional bartender
• Polar Library with large collection of polar books
• Theatre-style auditorium with state-of-the-art AV equipment
• Presentations by local experts

Contact Info

ICELAND PROCRUISES LTD.
Ármúli 15
108 Reykjavík
Iceland
Tel. +354 510 3600
Tel. (Reservations North America) +1 678 701 5830
Website: www.icelandprocruises.com/
info@icelandprocruises.is