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New expedition port, Port of Keflavik.

New expedition port, Port of Keflavik.

An article was publised, March 25th, at Seatrade Cruise News about a new expedition port, Port of Keflavík. The port is in prime position as a scouting base for expedition cruise ships to offer tours to Iceland’s newest as yet unnamed active volcano and surrounding...

COVID-19 vaccine arrives in Iceland

COVID-19 vaccine arrives in Iceland

Iceland’s first shipment of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine landed at Keflavík International Airport this morning, mbl.is and Iceland monitor reports. Iceland received 10,000 doses of the vaccine today, sufficient for 5,000 people.  Distica is in charge of its...

Specific rules in Hornstrandir nature reserve

Specific rules in Hornstrandir nature reserve

The Environment Agency of Iceland has published specific rules on the traffic and presence of persons in Hornstrandir nature reserve.  The landing of vessels with 51 or more passengers (passengers and crew) and vehicles associated with them is prohibited within...

Fréttatilkynning mars 2019

Fréttatilkynning mars 2019

Komur skemmtiferðaskipa skapa 920 störf og 16,4 milljarða í tekjur    Þessar niðurstöður má lesa úr könnun sem Cruise Iceland lét gera á áhrifum af komum skemmtiferðaskipa á efnahagslíf landsins. Könnunin var unnin í samstarfi við Hafnasamband Íslands....

AECO includes Iceland in geographical range

AECO includes Iceland in geographical range

AECO is an international association for expedition cruise operators operating in the Arctic. The association’s geographical range encompasses Svalbard, Jan Mayen, Greenland, Arctic Canada and the Russian Arctic National Park, and from 2019 also...

Cruise Iceland in statistics 2007-2017

Cruise Iceland in statistics 2007-2017

Cruise Iceland recently published a report of the Cruise Industry in Iceland for the past 10 years, "Cruise Iceland in Statistics 2007-2017". The review gives a short overview of the development of the cruise industry in Iceland for the past 10 years. As can be seen...

Port of Reykjanes has joined Cruise Iceland

Port of Reykjanes has joined Cruise Iceland

We are pleased to announce the addition of the Port of Reykjanes to Cruise Iceland. The Port of Reykjanes is located on the Reykjanes Peninsula, just a few minute drive from the airport and a short distance from the Blue Lagoon. "The port has a lot of potential with...

Inauguration of Le Lapérouse in Iceland

Inauguration of Le Lapérouse in Iceland

PONANT, celebrated the inauguration of Le Lapérouse, on July 10th, in the presence of Mrs. François Pinault, the godmother of the ship in Hafnarfjordur, Iceland. Le Lapérouse was christened by the godmother, Mrs. François Pinault, in the presence of prominent...

Guidelines for Cruise Ships

Guidelines for Cruise Ships

The season for Cruise Ships has started in Iceland and would we like to point out some rules and guidelines set forth by the Environmental agency in Iceland and AECO regarding our nature reserves and other fragile ecosystems on the island. Cruise Iceland supports...

AECO to combat marine plastic litter

AECO to combat marine plastic litter

Armed with NOK 2.43 million in funding, UN backing and thousands of volunteers, AECO is taking on one of the biggest environmental challenges of our time: marine plastic pollution. As part of the UN Environment Clean Seas campaign, AECO will work to drastically cut...

New addition, Port of Akranes

New addition, Port of Akranes

We are pleased to introduce to you a new port in Cruise Iceland. Port of Akranes is part of Faxaflóahafnir associated ports. They now offer two ports, Port of Reykjavik and Port of Akranes. This is a smaller port suitable for smaller vessels. It offers two docks with...

New member, Port of Raufarhöfn

New member, Port of Raufarhöfn

Cruise Iceland is pleased to introduce a new member, Port of Raufarhöfn, to Cruise Iceland. The Port of Raufarhöfn is located in North-East Iceland with a harbor length of 95m and 8 m draft. We welcome them on board and look forward to a rewarding collaboration. Click...

Successful International Cruise Summit in Madrid

Cruise Iceland recently participated in the International Cruise Summit in Madrid along with 300 delegates from around the world. Amongst speakers were Edie Rodriguez, Americas Brand Chairman and Corporate Special Advisor of the luxury company Ponant, as well as Lars...

See you in Hamburg

Cruise Iceland is attending Seatrade Europe, the Cruise and River Cruise Convention in Hamburg. Come and have a chat with our members at booth #604.

AECO collaboration

Cruise Iceland is working together with AECO, Visit Greenland, Visit Svalbard and Northern-Norway Tourist Board in developing Community guidelines for visitors to the Arctic and North-Atlantic. This project is sponsored by NORA - the Nordic Atlantic Cooperation. The...

Cruise Iceland joins AECO

Cruise Iceland recently joined the Association of Arctic Expedition Cruise Operators and we are now a proud Affiliate member of AECO. AECO – Association of Arctic Expedition Cruise Operators – is an international association for expedition cruise operators operating...

Find us at Booth#510 – Seatrade Cruise Med

We are excited to participate in Seatrade Cruise Med in Santa Cruz de Tenerife next week, 21-23 September 21-23. Come find us at booth #510! The following ports and travel agencies will have representatives on site: Shore excursions: Atlantik Iceland Travel Port of:...