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Travel around Iceland in the comfort of a cruise-liner, and enjoy time on shore with tailor-made tours.
These luxurious travel options expose you to Iceland’s magnificent shoreline and grant you the option of exploring the country's striking interior.

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Travel around Iceland in the comfort of a cruise-liner, and enjoy time on shore with tailor-made tours.
These luxurious travel options expose you to Iceland’s magnificent shoreline and grant you the option of exploring the country's striking interior.
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10-Day Cruise Around Iceland by Sea

Explore the incredible country of Iceland in a unique and immersive way by booking this ten-day cruise circumnavigating the island. You’ll get to spend time in each of its diverse and spectacular regions, and see many of its most iconic sites.This tour sets out from Reykjavík Harbour, before cruising clockwise around the island. You’ll stop at the dramatic Snæfellsnes Peninsula; the remote and otherworldly Westfjords; four diverse locations in north Iceland; the Eastfjords; and the Westman Islands.Each day you will have the complete freedom to explore these fascinating areas, taking in the incredible nature and soaking up the local culture. You’ll also have plenty of time to take tours that will allow you to immerse yourself even further into this awe-inspiring land.There are many advantages to taking a cruise. For example, by night you will sail under the midnight sun past some of the world’s most impressive scenery. You’ll also have countless opportunities to look out for seabirds, dolphins and whales.More practically, you will not need to worry about driving or booking accommodation, and all meals will be provided. You'll have guides on board to answer any questions and provide presentations, and a great entertainment programme.Of course, there is also no more wonderful feeling than falling asleep after enjoying a day in one incredible location, and waking up somewhere completely new, ready to go again.Don’t miss this immersive circumnavigation of Iceland by ship. Check availability by choosing a date.
Duration:
10 days
Available:
May. - Sep.
Difficulty:
Easy
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The Majestic Waterfall Dynjandi | Day Tour departing from Isafjordur

Discover hidden gems with the help of a local on this fantastic day tour to Dynjandi waterfall. Those travelling to the beautiful Westfjords should not pass on this opportunity to get a first-hand introduction to the stunning area. The Westfjords are one of the most impressive but least-visited places in Iceland. This remote area is packed with incredible sights such as breathtaking mountain ranges, verdant valleys and spectacular waterfalls such as Dynjandi falls which you will visit on this tour.You will meet your guide in the town of Ísafjörður, and board a super jeep, a large, custom vehicle built to handle Iceland’s rough terrain. As the mountain roads of the Westfjords are often inaccessible for smaller cars during the wintertime, a super jeep is a must when traversing the area. Departing from Ísafjörður, the journey will take you through an underground tunnel to Önundafjörður fjord and to the beautiful little village of Þingeyri, which stands under the mountain Sandafell.From there you’ll make your way up the steep and narrow Hrafnseyrarheiði heath road to the fjord Arnarfjörður where you’ll find the thunderous waterfall Dynjandi. This trapezoidal shaped cascade is 30 metres wide at the top, 60 metres wide at the bottom and falls from a height of 100 metres. After taking in the glory of Dynjandi, you’ll get back to the super jeep where your local driver will take you on a long and winding road, where the stunning ocean view is on one side, and a majestic mountain range on the other. If weather permits, you’ll travel along Kaldibakur mountain, the Westfjord’s highest peak, and go through the jagged Kvennaskarð mountain pass back to Ísafjörður town. If Kvennaskarð is blocked by snow, don’t worry, your local guide will know another way to get back to the town.Get to know the majestic Westfjords on this fun-filled day tour. Check availability by choosing a date.
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Duration:
5 hours
Available:
May. - Dec.
Difficulty:
Easy
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Cruise Excursion | South Coast Small Group from Reykjavik Port

Join this small group shore excursion and discover Iceland's stunning South Coast on an adventure designed specifically for cruise ship passengers. You will be collected straight from your ship at the port and returned after the tour with a guaranteed hour to spare before you're scheduled to sail. On this popular day tour, you will be exposed to many natural and cultural Icelandic attractions.You can look forward to a scenic journey through picturesque landscapes featuring black sand beaches, glacier views, beautiful waterfalls and quaint villages. The tour will be packed with endless wonders, and Skógafoss waterfall, Reynisfjara beach and Sólheimajökull glacier are among the highlights.The pace of the tour is relaxed as there is only space for a total of 19-passengers on the bus. A smaller group size allows for more time at each attraction and more quality time with your guide to answer any questions you may have.Once you have been picked up from the port, you will be whisked away to begin your journey along Iceland's South Coast. Your expert local guide will inform you along the way about the geology, history, and nature of the area.The first stop will be the village Hveragerði where you will have a chance to get some snacks for the road. After approximately 2-hours on the road, you will reach the first natural wonder, Seljalandsfoss waterfall. This beautiful cascade falls in front of a large cavern which allows visitors to walk behind the falls in the summertime although it is sometimes closed in the winter due to ice.The next stop is another epic waterfall called Skógafoss which falls in a broad curtain on a largely flat plateau so visitors to the falls can get quite close and admire the rainbows in the mist on sunny days.As you make your way along the coastline, you will stop at Sólheimajökull Glacier, the village of Vík and Reynisfjara Black Sand Beach. You will enjoy a lunch break at one of these locations, but the meal is not included in the price.Many of the beautiful landscapes of the South Coast are surrounded by mountainous and glacier views providing exceptional photo opportunities. The tour ends with a relaxing drive back to your cruise ship in Reykjavík.Discover Iceland's stunning South Coast in luxury and sign-up for this exciting adventure. Check availability by choosing a date.
Duration:
10 hours
Available:
May. - Oct.
Difficulty:
Easy
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North Iceland Culture Tour for Akureyri Cruise Ships | Museums and the Microbrewery

Learn all about Iceland’s culture and history during your cruise ship stop in Akureyri. This excursion is perfectly suited to any traveller seeking to learn more about this beautiful country, as well as those who want to try a range of local beers.You will start this excursion soon after disembarking your cruise ship in the port of ‘the Capital of the North’, Akureyri; a guide will meet you and your group on site, before whisking you out of the scenic town. Though this tour focuses on culture, be sure to admire the dramatic landscapes from your bus window as you travel from site to site, as north Iceland is one of the country’s most stunning regions.Your first destination is Dalvík, a charming village with beautiful views over the fjord of Eyjafjörður. Here, a diverse museum called Hvoll offers a wide range of exhibitions to entertain and educate its guests. For example, there is one on a major earthquake that hit the town in 1934, one on famous local people from the region such as the country’s tallest man ever, and one on natural history complete with a taxidermied polar bear.After enjoying this museum, you’ll take a drive around the stunning, deserted fjord of Héðinsfjörður to the little town of Siglufjörður. Though small and quaint, the settlement has a wealth of history, once being a centre of the nation's fisheries. You can learn all about this industry and how vital it was the development of the nation at the Herring Era Museum, which has won international accolades for its fascinating exhibitions. While in the town, you can also explore the lovely harbour, folk museum and boutique shops, and grab a bite at one of the local restaurants.From Seydisfjörður, you’ll return to Héðinsfjörður and explore a deserted farm, last inhabited in 1951. This will provide you with a glimpse into what life was like in the area historically, and tell the story of many of Iceland’s rural communities that were abandoned due to industrialisation. Finally, you will head to Árskógssandur, home to the Kaldi Brewery. Beer is a central part of Iceland’s culture (even though it was illegal until 1989), and here you can see how it is brewed using fresh Icelandic spring water. If you are twenty or over, you can also enjoy a taste of a range of beverages created here.With these sites all enjoyed, you’ll return to Akureyri well in time for your cruise ship’s departure.Learn about the culture and history of north Iceland and taste some local beers by booking this tour. Check availability by choosing a date.
Duration:
6 hours
Available:
May. - Oct.
Difficulty:
Easy
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Cruise Excursion | Golden Circle Small Group from Reykjavik Port

Step off of your cruise ship and hop onto a minibus to explore one of Iceland’s most treasured sightseeing routes; the Golden Circle. This tour is the perfect opportunity to see some of the most incredible natural attractions in Iceland with an expert guide who will not only introduce you to the sights but pick you up and drop you off at your cruise ship.Select your ship from the pick-up list, and your guide will pick you up from the dock as you disembark from your cruise ship. From Reykjavík, you will travel to your first stop on the Golden Circle route; Þingvellir National Park.Þingvellir is a fascinating area for many reasons. The park is characterised mainly by the ridge that runs through it which is made up of the exposed Eurasian and North American tectonic plates as they pull apart from one another.Þingvellir was also the setting for the formation of the Icelandic parliament, the Alþingi, back in 930 AD which makes it the longest ongoing parliament in the world. Walk between continents and take in the marvellous views and culture of the region.You will then move onto the mesmerising Geysir geothermal area where you will encounter steaming water spill over the surface of the earth creating many vivid colours thanks to the minerals in the water. You will watch the geyser, Strokkur shoot boiling water high up into the air approximately every 5-10 minutes.You will then move onto the third and final official stop of the Golden Circle, Gullfoss waterfall. This brilliant natural feature is the second most powerful of its kind in Europe, and the water here cascades over two tiers into a deep canyon. On sunny days, it’s often possible to see a rainbow in the waterfall’s mist.On your return journey to your ship, there will be an extra stop to Kerið crater famous for its vivid colouration and brilliant blue lake that resides within it.Don’t miss this excellent opportunity to make the most of your cruise stop in Iceland. Check availability by choosing a date.
Duration:
8 hours
Available:
May. - Oct.
Difficulty:
Easy
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Immersive East Iceland Tour for Cruise Ships to Seydisfjordur

Explore East Iceland in depth during your cruise ship stop to Seyðisfjörður. This tour is perfect for those who want to see more of Iceland than just its coastline, and to explore a wealth of natural and cultural sites within a day.The tour begins at the port of the beautiful town of Seyðisfjörður in east Iceland, renowned for its quaint buildings, dramatic surrounding mountains and spectacular views over the fjord. Here, your friendly guide will gather your group, before taking you into the stunning landscapes of east Iceland.Your first stop is the small town of Fellbær, which overlooks the scenic lake of Lagarfljót. This body of water is popular among birdwatchers and those who enjoy fishing, and made all the more fascinating due to its folklore. From 1345 to the present day, rumours have existed of people claiming to see a terrible, venom-spewing monster called the Lagarfljót Wyrm breaking the lake’s surface. This legend is five hundred years older than that of the Loch Ness Monster, and has fascinated cryptozoologists the world over.By the lake is the largest town of the region, Egilsstaðir, which you will see briefly before heading on to Skriðuklaustur, an archaeological site that, from 1493 to 1552, was a monastery. A beautiful estate now sits by the ruins, which throughout summer is home to many cultural exhibitions. You’ll have lunch in this lovely setting before moving on to the largest power station in Iceland, Kárahnjúkar. Iceland gets the vast majority of its electricity from hydroelectric dams, and at Kárahnjúkar, you can see how this process works and learn about the country’s renewable energy.Your next site contrasts dramatically with this manmade marvel; Hallormsstaðaskogar is Iceland’s largest and first national forest, and a haven for the country’s flora and fauna. Birdwatchers in particular will delight at a stroll through here, as many species nest in the trees or live around the lakes and rivers.Finally, you will head to Gufufoss, a beautiful waterfall nestled in a narrow canyon. What makes this feature particularly unique is that it is somewhat hidden by the surrounding cliffs, requiring a short hike to reach and admire in all its glory. As east Iceland is little-visited compared to many other parts of the country, you’ll find Gufufoss far less busy than falls such as Gullfoss in the southwest and Dettifoss in the north, allowing you to enjoy it in peace.With these amazing cultural and natural sites explored, your guide will whisk you back to the port in Seyðisfjörður in good time for your departure.Don’t miss this immersive tour around east Iceland, tailored for cruise ship passengers. Check availability by choosing a date.
Duration:
6 hours
Available:
Jun. - Aug.
Difficulty:
Easy
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North Iceland Tour for Akureyri Cruise Ships | Waterfalls, Cowshed Cafe and Christmas Garden

Enjoy the nature and culture of north Iceland with this tour tailored to those arriving to Akureyri by cruise ship. This excursion is perfect for travellers seeking a unique experience in this beautiful part of the country. This experience will begin shortly after you arrive at Akureyri’s beautiful port, where your guide will meet you and your group. From there, you will set out into the beautiful landscapes of north Iceland towards your first destination of the day, Goðafoss Waterfall. This feature is incredibly beautiful and can be admired from many angles; it is best known, however, for its fascinating history.Back in 1000 AD, under threat of invasion from the newly devout Norway, Iceland abandoned its belief in the Old Norse Gods and accepted Christianity as the official religion of the Commonwealth. To symbolise and cement this change, the Lawspeaker of the time threw idols of the pagan deities - of Þór and Óðin, for example - into the rapids here. This explains the translation of Goðafoss’ name; it means ‘the Waterfall of the Gods’.From here, you will head to a lesser-known but no less spectacular waterfall, Aldeyjarfoss, which sits just before the northern edges of the Icelandic Highlands. While this feature does not have as interesting a history as its neighbour, it is renowned for the perfectly formed hexagonal basalt columns that surround it.After these two beautiful natural sites, you’ll head to Kaffi Kú, or the Cowshed Café, at Garður farm by the fjord of Eyjafjörður for a bite to eat. This is a unique location, as the excellent restaurant has glass viewing points where you can overlook the animals and a monitor screen where you can observe the workings of the farm, such as the milking of the cows. After you have eaten, you are welcome to head to the barn to meet some of the adorable calves and to have a little wander around the surrounding countryside.Once you and your group are well-fed and acquainted with the animals, you’ll head to the Christmas Garden and Christmas House, just on the outskirts of Akureyri, where the Yuletide is celebrated year-round. Here, you can find (and buy) festive decorations from around the world, browse local handicrafts, eat treats usually saved until December, listen to Christmas music, climb a fairytale tower and explore the tranquil gardens.With these natural and cultural sites explored and enjoyed, your guide will whisk you back to the port in Akureyri, in good time for your departure.Make the most of your cruise ship stop in North Iceland with this exciting, family-friendly tour. Check availability by choosing a date.
Duration:
6 hours
Available:
May. - Oct.
Difficulty:
Easy
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River Rafting in North Iceland for Cruise Ships to Akureyri

Make the most of your cruise ship’s stop in Akureyri by booking this thrilling river rafting tour across two beautiful glacial rivers. This excursion should not be missed by any who wish to make the most of Iceland’s adventure opportunities during their limited time in the country.This tour begins at the port in Akureyri, the Capital of the North, where you will be picked up directly by your friendly, local guide. From here, you will embark on an hour-long journey through some magnificent scenery to the rafting base camp, where you will be briefed on the adventure ahead and provided with all the necessary safety equipment. After this, the adventure begins.Your journey will take you over both the West and East Glacial Rivers, just inland from the magnificent Skagafjörður fjord. The latter of these is known as ‘the Beast of the East’ due to extreme conditions in parts of its course but worry not; this tour is accessible for guests with no rafting experience, from ages twelve and up. That is not to say, however, that the journey does not get quite bumpy and extreme at times, making for an exhilarating excursion regardless of how familiar you are with a paddle.Using teamwork, natural currents and a bit of elbow grease, you'll be able to witness this country at its finest; you raft through incredible, ancient canyons, carved out by glaciers during the last ice age, and will be blessed with fantastic views of waterfalls, mountains, and the landscapes of the dramatic north. This area is geothermally active and dotted with many hot pools; during your trip, you will make a stop at one to warm your fingers and feet, while enjoying some freshly made hot chocolate. The adventurous also have the opportunity to go cliff jumping into the churning waters of the glacial river, a perfect way to experience the contrast between Iceland’s forces of fire and ice.After a wild and unforgettable journey, you’ll return to the base camp where you are welcome to enjoy some traditional soup and the on-site hot tub facilities. Once you are fed, relaxed and ready to go, you’ll be driven back to the port in Akureyri before your cruise ship’s departure.Don’t miss this incredible opportunity to race through the rapid rivers of North Iceland on a cruise ship stop in Akureyri. Check availability by choosing a date. 
Duration:
6 hours
Available:
May. - Oct.
Difficulty:
Easy
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Shore Excursion for Cruise Passengers | Golden Circle and the South Coast by Mini-Bus

See some of the most amazing sceneries of Iceland in one day on this specially designed Shore Excursion tour for Cruisers.  This is a 10hrs tour but can be cut shorter depending on departure of the ship.Our first stop on the Golden Circle is the National Park Thingvellir with its geological and historical wonders.Thingvellir is on UNESCO’s World Heritage List since 1986. This has always been very important place for the Icelanders. Here is where Viking settlers established the first parliament in the world, called Althing in the year 930 AD. This was a Viking-style parliament where chieftains from all corners of the island came together for the ruling of the country, to make decisions and settle arguments. Not only the chieftains came here for two weeks every summer, they had followers who would join them. The public came as well for trading goods and livestock, changing gossip, solving problems and disputes. People came to meet other people, learn what was going on in the country, making marriage arrangements, take part in sporting games such as horse-racing, wrestling, football and more. This was also a feast of eating and drinking, singing and dancing. A festival that no one wanted to miss out on. Thingvellir National Park is a unique place between the North American and the Euro-Asian continental plates. It is a valley constantly being stretched and broken up as you will clearly see by the enormous cracks in the surface of the earth. Next stop is the Geysir Geothermal Park.  The hot spring Strokkur shoots boiling water high in the air every 5 minutes or so.  The breathtaking Golden Waterfall cascades 35m in 3 steps in to a great canyon. We stop where you can walk out to platforms, having a grand view over this glorious waterfall. Walking down the steps, you stand on the edge of the deep canyon with a spray of glacial water from the waterfall in your face.We now whisk comfortably towards the South Coast, with its beautiful white glaciers Eyjafjallajökull and Mýrdalsjökull, the steep cliffs of the South Coast mountain range with waterfalls cascading in a 60m drop down from the mountains. Seljalandsfoss is a tall waterfall you can walk behind. This is a very unique experience. Under the ice-cap of the Glaciers are dormant volcanos. When they erupt and melt its way through the glacier, we get this powdery ash in the air. We all remember 2010 when ash from Eyjafjallajökull grounded all airplanes in Europe for 3 weeks. On this journey you will notice dramatic changes in the landscape as we travel through rough lava-fields and luscious farmlands in a smooth mini-bus. You will see cattle, sheep and the world-known Icelandic Viking-horse. You will see canyons, mountains, glaciers, huge cracks in the earth’s surface as we cross over between the tectonic plates, waterfalls, hills, lakes, black sandy beaches, volcanos and vast wilderness. This is a Shore Excursion tour designed for you if you have only one day in Iceland.
Duration:
10 hours
Available:
Apr. - Sep.
Difficulty:
Easy
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Dynjandi Waterfall and the Westfjords

Visit what many consider Iceland’s most spectacular waterfall on this trip custom made for those arriving to the Westfjords by cruise ship. This is the perfect way to regain your land-legs and fully immerse yourself into one of Iceland’s most remote and beautiful regions.This tour begins when you are picked up from the harbour at Ísafjörður, the largest settlement of the Westfjords. From here, you will be guided in a minibus south, through this remote and spectacular region.The Westfjords are known for their towering, sheer, flat topped mountains, the hundreds of waterfalls that stream from their sides, and awe-inspiring ocean views. You will stop plenty of times en route to your main destination to photograph and marvel over the awe-inspiring land and seascapes.Keep your eyes out for nature as you travel and make stops, as the Westfjords has a wealth of birdlife, many seals living on its shores, and hundreds of whales in its fjords.The waterfall you are heading to is called Dynjandi, which means ‘Thunderous’; when you first look upon it, you will be left in no doubt as to why. At over 100 metres tall, this incredible feature tumbles down what appear to be a series of steep steps descending down a cliff face, casting off white spray. As it falls, the waterfall doubles in width, from 30 metres at the top to 60 at its base. Many say it looks like it was lifted straight from the pages of a fantasy novel.You will have plenty of time to approach Dynjandi. To reach the closest viewing platform requires a short walk, but along the path are many other smaller waterfalls, each with their own beauty and charm.On your return journey, you will stop to stretch your legs and enjoy the views as you did on your way, before being returned to your cruise ship.Dynjandi is one of Iceland’s greatest features, and the Westfjords one of its most beautiful regions, but due to their distance from Reykjavík, they are little visited. This is an opportunity those in the area should therefore not miss.Explore the remote Westfjords and witness a natural landmark you will never forget to make the most of your cruise’s stop in Iceland. Check availability by choosing a date.
Duration:
6 hours
Available:
May. - Sep.
Difficulty:
Easy
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South Coast Day Tour for Cruise Ships

Make the most of a day in Iceland with this immersive exploration of the South Coast. This tour is tailored for guests arriving to Iceland by cruise ship.The excursion begins when your friendly guide picks you up from Reykjavík Harbour in a minibus, and drives you on the Ring Road out of the city. You will pass through beautiful lava fields and farmland, past quaint villages and along the dramatic coastline, before arriving at your first major site, Seljalandsfoss waterfall.Seljalandsfoss is a beautiful feature, cascading from a height of over sixty metres in a narrow stream. The cliff it falls from is concave, and a path lets you fully encircle the falls. Near to here is another waterfall, hidden in a grotto, called Gljúfrabui.Skógafoss is the third falls you will come across, falling from the same height as Seljalandsfoss but with a much greater width and water-flow. The base of this falls can be approached closely, but be warned; you will get wet.You’ll then travel along to what was once voted one of the most beautiful non-tropical beaches in the world, Reynisfjara. Black sands stretch for miles in either direction, waves crash with great power on the shore, and basalt formations tower from the water, making this a beautiful place to stroll. You also have a decent chance of seeing puffins flying over head and fluttering in the cliffs.You’ll stop for refreshment in the southernmost town of Vík, before heading back along the South Coast to admire its beautiful glaciers. Your main focus will be on Sólheimajökull, a tongue of the greater Mýrdalsjökull, which you will take a short hike to in order to marvel over the ice up close.As you continue back to Reykjavík, you’ll be able to see the glacier and volcano Eyjafjallajökull towering to your right, and the Westman Islands jutting out of the sea to your left, weather allowing. This tour will conclude when you are dropped off back at the harbour.Add to your cruise ship holiday by booking this in-depth exploration of Iceland’s South Coast. Check availability by choosing a date.
Duration:
7 hours
Available:
May. - Oct.
Difficulty:
Easy
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Reykjavik and Reykjanes Express Sightseeing for Cruise Ships

Hop off your cruise ship and dive straight into Iceland's capital and nature with this whistle-stop tour that covers ten sites in five hours. This tour is perfect for those who arrive at Reykjavík’s Harbour and have only a limited amount of time to immerse themselves in the country’s culture and landscapes.You will be picked up from your ship in a minibus, then taken straight to your first site, the iconic Hallgrímskirkja church, which overlooks the city and dominates its skyline. From here, you will be escorted to the house of the Icelandic president, known as Bessastaðir, to get to know a little about the country’s politics.Your third and fourth destinations, found on the outskirts of the capital, will reveal to you even more about Iceland’s culture: Helligerði is a park dedicated to the mysterious hidden elves that haunt the lava fields of Iceland, and the Viking Village is an establishment focused on the very first people who came to this distant island.You will then reach the Reykjanes Peninsula, a stretch of land renowned for its mysterious, barren landscapes, its volcanic activity, and its many hidden gems. One of these is your next site, the largest lake on the peninsula, Kleifarvatn, which sits surrounded by beautiful peaks.Following a walk along the shores here, you will go to the Seltún geothermal area, where you can stroll across a boardwalk between many seething hot springs and fumaroles, and learn all about them from the information provided. You’ll then make another cultural stop, at the traditional fishing village of Grindavík.Your eighth stop will be your longest one of the day; you will spend forty minutes at the iconic Blue Lagoon to enjoy lunch while overlooking the splendid azure waters of this unique destination. You’ll then head over to a final geothermal area, called Gunnuhver, renowned both for its enormous mud pits, and the ghost said to be trapped within them.Your final site of the day is called the Bridge Between the Continents. The Mid-Atlantic Rift snakes all the way through Iceland, dividing the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates, but this is the only place you can walk across it.Don’t miss this exciting journey across Reykjavík and the Reykjanes Peninsula, taken in record time, tailored for those on a cruise ship. Check availability by choosing a date.
Duration:
5 hours
Available:
May. - Oct.
Difficulty:
Easy
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Cruises & Shore Excursions

Travel around Iceland in the comfort of a cruise-liner, and enjoy time on shore with tailor-made tours.
These luxurious travel options expose you to Iceland’s magnificent shoreline and grant you the option of exploring the country's striking interior.

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Travel around Iceland in the comfort of a cruise-liner, and enjoy time on shore with tailor-made tours.
These luxurious travel options expose you to Iceland’s magnificent shoreline and grant you the option of exploring the country's striking interior.
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10-Day Cruise Around Iceland by Sea

Explore the incredible country of Iceland in a unique and immersive way by booking this ten-day cruise circumnavigating the island. You’ll get to spend time in each of its diverse and spectacular regions, and see many of its most iconic sites.This tour sets out from Reykjavík Harbour, before cruising clockwise around the island. You’ll stop at the dramatic Snæfellsnes Peninsula; the remote and otherworldly Westfjords; four diverse locations in north Iceland; the Eastfjords; and the Westman Islands.Each day you will have the complete freedom to explore these fascinating areas, taking in the incredible nature and soaking up the local culture. You’ll also have plenty of time to take tours that will allow you to immerse yourself even further into this awe-inspiring land.There are many advantages to taking a cruise. For example, by night you will sail under the midnight sun past some of the world’s most impressive scenery. You’ll also have countless opportunities to look out for seabirds, dolphins and whales.More practically, you will not need to worry about driving or booking accommodation, and all meals will be provided. You'll have guides on board to answer any questions and provide presentations, and a great entertainment programme.Of course, there is also no more wonderful feeling than falling asleep after enjoying a day in one incredible location, and waking up somewhere completely new, ready to go again.Don’t miss this immersive circumnavigation of Iceland by ship. Check availability by choosing a date.
Duration:
10 days
Available:
May. - Sep.
Difficulty:
Easy
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The Majestic Waterfall Dynjandi | Day Tour departing from Isafjordur

Discover hidden gems with the help of a local on this fantastic day tour to Dynjandi waterfall. Those travelling to the beautiful Westfjords should not pass on this opportunity to get a first-hand introduction to the stunning area. The Westfjords are one of the most impressive but least-visited places in Iceland. This remote area is packed with incredible sights such as breathtaking mountain ranges, verdant valleys and spectacular waterfalls such as Dynjandi falls which you will visit on this tour.You will meet your guide in the town of Ísafjörður, and board a super jeep, a large, custom vehicle built to handle Iceland’s rough terrain. As the mountain roads of the Westfjords are often inaccessible for smaller cars during the wintertime, a super jeep is a must when traversing the area. Departing from Ísafjörður, the journey will take you through an underground tunnel to Önundafjörður fjord and to the beautiful little village of Þingeyri, which stands under the mountain Sandafell.From there you’ll make your way up the steep and narrow Hrafnseyrarheiði heath road to the fjord Arnarfjörður where you’ll find the thunderous waterfall Dynjandi. This trapezoidal shaped cascade is 30 metres wide at the top, 60 metres wide at the bottom and falls from a height of 100 metres. After taking in the glory of Dynjandi, you’ll get back to the super jeep where your local driver will take you on a long and winding road, where the stunning ocean view is on one side, and a majestic mountain range on the other. If weather permits, you’ll travel along Kaldibakur mountain, the Westfjord’s highest peak, and go through the jagged Kvennaskarð mountain pass back to Ísafjörður town. If Kvennaskarð is blocked by snow, don’t worry, your local guide will know another way to get back to the town.Get to know the majestic Westfjords on this fun-filled day tour. Check availability by choosing a date.
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Duration:
5 hours
Available:
May. - Dec.
Difficulty:
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Cruise Excursion | South Coast Small Group from Reykjavik Port

Join this small group shore excursion and discover Iceland's stunning South Coast on an adventure designed specifically for cruise ship passengers. You will be collected straight from your ship at the port and returned after the tour with a guaranteed hour to spare before you're scheduled to sail. On this popular day tour, you will be exposed to many natural and cultural Icelandic attractions.You can look forward to a scenic journey through picturesque landscapes featuring black sand beaches, glacier views, beautiful waterfalls and quaint villages. The tour will be packed with endless wonders, and Skógafoss waterfall, Reynisfjara beach and Sólheimajökull glacier are among the highlights.The pace of the tour is relaxed as there is only space for a total of 19-passengers on the bus. A smaller group size allows for more time at each attraction and more quality time with your guide to answer any questions you may have.Once you have been picked up from the port, you will be whisked away to begin your journey along Iceland's South Coast. Your expert local guide will inform you along the way about the geology, history, and nature of the area.The first stop will be the village Hveragerði where you will have a chance to get some snacks for the road. After approximately 2-hours on the road, you will reach the first natural wonder, Seljalandsfoss waterfall. This beautiful cascade falls in front of a large cavern which allows visitors to walk behind the falls in the summertime although it is sometimes closed in the winter due to ice.The next stop is another epic waterfall called Skógafoss which falls in a broad curtain on a largely flat plateau so visitors to the falls can get quite close and admire the rainbows in the mist on sunny days.As you make your way along the coastline, you will stop at Sólheimajökull Glacier, the village of Vík and Reynisfjara Black Sand Beach. You will enjoy a lunch break at one of these locations, but the meal is not included in the price.Many of the beautiful landscapes of the South Coast are surrounded by mountainous and glacier views providing exceptional photo opportunities. The tour ends with a relaxing drive back to your cruise ship in Reykjavík.Discover Iceland's stunning South Coast in luxury and sign-up for this exciting adventure. Check availability by choosing a date.
Duration:
10 hours
Available:
May. - Oct.
Difficulty:
Easy
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North Iceland Culture Tour for Akureyri Cruise Ships | Museums and the Microbrewery

Learn all about Iceland’s culture and history during your cruise ship stop in Akureyri. This excursion is perfectly suited to any traveller seeking to learn more about this beautiful country, as well as those who want to try a range of local beers.You will start this excursion soon after disembarking your cruise ship in the port of ‘the Capital of the North’, Akureyri; a guide will meet you and your group on site, before whisking you out of the scenic town. Though this tour focuses on culture, be sure to admire the dramatic landscapes from your bus window as you travel from site to site, as north Iceland is one of the country’s most stunning regions.Your first destination is Dalvík, a charming village with beautiful views over the fjord of Eyjafjörður. Here, a diverse museum called Hvoll offers a wide range of exhibitions to entertain and educate its guests. For example, there is one on a major earthquake that hit the town in 1934, one on famous local people from the region such as the country’s tallest man ever, and one on natural history complete with a taxidermied polar bear.After enjoying this museum, you’ll take a drive around the stunning, deserted fjord of Héðinsfjörður to the little town of Siglufjörður. Though small and quaint, the settlement has a wealth of history, once being a centre of the nation's fisheries. You can learn all about this industry and how vital it was the development of the nation at the Herring Era Museum, which has won international accolades for its fascinating exhibitions. While in the town, you can also explore the lovely harbour, folk museum and boutique shops, and grab a bite at one of the local restaurants.From Seydisfjörður, you’ll return to Héðinsfjörður and explore a deserted farm, last inhabited in 1951. This will provide you with a glimpse into what life was like in the area historically, and tell the story of many of Iceland’s rural communities that were abandoned due to industrialisation. Finally, you will head to Árskógssandur, home to the Kaldi Brewery. Beer is a central part of Iceland’s culture (even though it was illegal until 1989), and here you can see how it is brewed using fresh Icelandic spring water. If you are twenty or over, you can also enjoy a taste of a range of beverages created here.With these sites all enjoyed, you’ll return to Akureyri well in time for your cruise ship’s departure.Learn about the culture and history of north Iceland and taste some local beers by booking this tour. Check availability by choosing a date.
Duration:
6 hours
Available:
May. - Oct.
Difficulty:
Easy
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Cruise Excursion | Golden Circle Small Group from Reykjavik Port

Step off of your cruise ship and hop onto a minibus to explore one of Iceland’s most treasured sightseeing routes; the Golden Circle. This tour is the perfect opportunity to see some of the most incredible natural attractions in Iceland with an expert guide who will not only introduce you to the sights but pick you up and drop you off at your cruise ship.Select your ship from the pick-up list, and your guide will pick you up from the dock as you disembark from your cruise ship. From Reykjavík, you will travel to your first stop on the Golden Circle route; Þingvellir National Park.Þingvellir is a fascinating area for many reasons. The park is characterised mainly by the ridge that runs through it which is made up of the exposed Eurasian and North American tectonic plates as they pull apart from one another.Þingvellir was also the setting for the formation of the Icelandic parliament, the Alþingi, back in 930 AD which makes it the longest ongoing parliament in the world. Walk between continents and take in the marvellous views and culture of the region.You will then move onto the mesmerising Geysir geothermal area where you will encounter steaming water spill over the surface of the earth creating many vivid colours thanks to the minerals in the water. You will watch the geyser, Strokkur shoot boiling water high up into the air approximately every 5-10 minutes.You will then move onto the third and final official stop of the Golden Circle, Gullfoss waterfall. This brilliant natural feature is the second most powerful of its kind in Europe, and the water here cascades over two tiers into a deep canyon. On sunny days, it’s often possible to see a rainbow in the waterfall’s mist.On your return journey to your ship, there will be an extra stop to Kerið crater famous for its vivid colouration and brilliant blue lake that resides within it.Don’t miss this excellent opportunity to make the most of your cruise stop in Iceland. Check availability by choosing a date.
Duration:
8 hours
Available:
May. - Oct.
Difficulty:
Easy
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Immersive East Iceland Tour for Cruise Ships to Seydisfjordur

Explore East Iceland in depth during your cruise ship stop to Seyðisfjörður. This tour is perfect for those who want to see more of Iceland than just its coastline, and to explore a wealth of natural and cultural sites within a day.The tour begins at the port of the beautiful town of Seyðisfjörður in east Iceland, renowned for its quaint buildings, dramatic surrounding mountains and spectacular views over the fjord. Here, your friendly guide will gather your group, before taking you into the stunning landscapes of east Iceland.Your first stop is the small town of Fellbær, which overlooks the scenic lake of Lagarfljót. This body of water is popular among birdwatchers and those who enjoy fishing, and made all the more fascinating due to its folklore. From 1345 to the present day, rumours have existed of people claiming to see a terrible, venom-spewing monster called the Lagarfljót Wyrm breaking the lake’s surface. This legend is five hundred years older than that of the Loch Ness Monster, and has fascinated cryptozoologists the world over.By the lake is the largest town of the region, Egilsstaðir, which you will see briefly before heading on to Skriðuklaustur, an archaeological site that, from 1493 to 1552, was a monastery. A beautiful estate now sits by the ruins, which throughout summer is home to many cultural exhibitions. You’ll have lunch in this lovely setting before moving on to the largest power station in Iceland, Kárahnjúkar. Iceland gets the vast majority of its electricity from hydroelectric dams, and at Kárahnjúkar, you can see how this process works and learn about the country’s renewable energy.Your next site contrasts dramatically with this manmade marvel; Hallormsstaðaskogar is Iceland’s largest and first national forest, and a haven for the country’s flora and fauna. Birdwatchers in particular will delight at a stroll through here, as many species nest in the trees or live around the lakes and rivers.Finally, you will head to Gufufoss, a beautiful waterfall nestled in a narrow canyon. What makes this feature particularly unique is that it is somewhat hidden by the surrounding cliffs, requiring a short hike to reach and admire in all its glory. As east Iceland is little-visited compared to many other parts of the country, you’ll find Gufufoss far less busy than falls such as Gullfoss in the southwest and Dettifoss in the north, allowing you to enjoy it in peace.With these amazing cultural and natural sites explored, your guide will whisk you back to the port in Seyðisfjörður in good time for your departure.Don’t miss this immersive tour around east Iceland, tailored for cruise ship passengers. Check availability by choosing a date.
Duration:
6 hours
Available:
Jun. - Aug.
Difficulty:
Easy
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North Iceland Tour for Akureyri Cruise Ships | Waterfalls, Cowshed Cafe and Christmas Garden

Enjoy the nature and culture of north Iceland with this tour tailored to those arriving to Akureyri by cruise ship. This excursion is perfect for travellers seeking a unique experience in this beautiful part of the country. This experience will begin shortly after you arrive at Akureyri’s beautiful port, where your guide will meet you and your group. From there, you will set out into the beautiful landscapes of north Iceland towards your first destination of the day, Goðafoss Waterfall. This feature is incredibly beautiful and can be admired from many angles; it is best known, however, for its fascinating history.Back in 1000 AD, under threat of invasion from the newly devout Norway, Iceland abandoned its belief in the Old Norse Gods and accepted Christianity as the official religion of the Commonwealth. To symbolise and cement this change, the Lawspeaker of the time threw idols of the pagan deities - of Þór and Óðin, for example - into the rapids here. This explains the translation of Goðafoss’ name; it means ‘the Waterfall of the Gods’.From here, you will head to a lesser-known but no less spectacular waterfall, Aldeyjarfoss, which sits just before the northern edges of the Icelandic Highlands. While this feature does not have as interesting a history as its neighbour, it is renowned for the perfectly formed hexagonal basalt columns that surround it.After these two beautiful natural sites, you’ll head to Kaffi Kú, or the Cowshed Café, at Garður farm by the fjord of Eyjafjörður for a bite to eat. This is a unique location, as the excellent restaurant has glass viewing points where you can overlook the animals and a monitor screen where you can observe the workings of the farm, such as the milking of the cows. After you have eaten, you are welcome to head to the barn to meet some of the adorable calves and to have a little wander around the surrounding countryside.Once you and your group are well-fed and acquainted with the animals, you’ll head to the Christmas Garden and Christmas House, just on the outskirts of Akureyri, where the Yuletide is celebrated year-round. Here, you can find (and buy) festive decorations from around the world, browse local handicrafts, eat treats usually saved until December, listen to Christmas music, climb a fairytale tower and explore the tranquil gardens.With these natural and cultural sites explored and enjoyed, your guide will whisk you back to the port in Akureyri, in good time for your departure.Make the most of your cruise ship stop in North Iceland with this exciting, family-friendly tour. Check availability by choosing a date.
Duration:
6 hours
Available:
May. - Oct.
Difficulty:
Easy
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River Rafting in North Iceland for Cruise Ships to Akureyri

Make the most of your cruise ship’s stop in Akureyri by booking this thrilling river rafting tour across two beautiful glacial rivers. This excursion should not be missed by any who wish to make the most of Iceland’s adventure opportunities during their limited time in the country.This tour begins at the port in Akureyri, the Capital of the North, where you will be picked up directly by your friendly, local guide. From here, you will embark on an hour-long journey through some magnificent scenery to the rafting base camp, where you will be briefed on the adventure ahead and provided with all the necessary safety equipment. After this, the adventure begins.Your journey will take you over both the West and East Glacial Rivers, just inland from the magnificent Skagafjörður fjord. The latter of these is known as ‘the Beast of the East’ due to extreme conditions in parts of its course but worry not; this tour is accessible for guests with no rafting experience, from ages twelve and up. That is not to say, however, that the journey does not get quite bumpy and extreme at times, making for an exhilarating excursion regardless of how familiar you are with a paddle.Using teamwork, natural currents and a bit of elbow grease, you'll be able to witness this country at its finest; you raft through incredible, ancient canyons, carved out by glaciers during the last ice age, and will be blessed with fantastic views of waterfalls, mountains, and the landscapes of the dramatic north. This area is geothermally active and dotted with many hot pools; during your trip, you will make a stop at one to warm your fingers and feet, while enjoying some freshly made hot chocolate. The adventurous also have the opportunity to go cliff jumping into the churning waters of the glacial river, a perfect way to experience the contrast between Iceland’s forces of fire and ice.After a wild and unforgettable journey, you’ll return to the base camp where you are welcome to enjoy some traditional soup and the on-site hot tub facilities. Once you are fed, relaxed and ready to go, you’ll be driven back to the port in Akureyri before your cruise ship’s departure.Don’t miss this incredible opportunity to race through the rapid rivers of North Iceland on a cruise ship stop in Akureyri. Check availability by choosing a date. 
Duration:
6 hours
Available:
May. - Oct.
Difficulty:
Easy
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Shore Excursion for Cruise Passengers | Golden Circle and the South Coast by Mini-Bus

See some of the most amazing sceneries of Iceland in one day on this specially designed Shore Excursion tour for Cruisers.  This is a 10hrs tour but can be cut shorter depending on departure of the ship.Our first stop on the Golden Circle is the National Park Thingvellir with its geological and historical wonders.Thingvellir is on UNESCO’s World Heritage List since 1986. This has always been very important place for the Icelanders. Here is where Viking settlers established the first parliament in the world, called Althing in the year 930 AD. This was a Viking-style parliament where chieftains from all corners of the island came together for the ruling of the country, to make decisions and settle arguments. Not only the chieftains came here for two weeks every summer, they had followers who would join them. The public came as well for trading goods and livestock, changing gossip, solving problems and disputes. People came to meet other people, learn what was going on in the country, making marriage arrangements, take part in sporting games such as horse-racing, wrestling, football and more. This was also a feast of eating and drinking, singing and dancing. A festival that no one wanted to miss out on. Thingvellir National Park is a unique place between the North American and the Euro-Asian continental plates. It is a valley constantly being stretched and broken up as you will clearly see by the enormous cracks in the surface of the earth. Next stop is the Geysir Geothermal Park.  The hot spring Strokkur shoots boiling water high in the air every 5 minutes or so.  The breathtaking Golden Waterfall cascades 35m in 3 steps in to a great canyon. We stop where you can walk out to platforms, having a grand view over this glorious waterfall. Walking down the steps, you stand on the edge of the deep canyon with a spray of glacial water from the waterfall in your face.We now whisk comfortably towards the South Coast, with its beautiful white glaciers Eyjafjallajökull and Mýrdalsjökull, the steep cliffs of the South Coast mountain range with waterfalls cascading in a 60m drop down from the mountains. Seljalandsfoss is a tall waterfall you can walk behind. This is a very unique experience. Under the ice-cap of the Glaciers are dormant volcanos. When they erupt and melt its way through the glacier, we get this powdery ash in the air. We all remember 2010 when ash from Eyjafjallajökull grounded all airplanes in Europe for 3 weeks. On this journey you will notice dramatic changes in the landscape as we travel through rough lava-fields and luscious farmlands in a smooth mini-bus. You will see cattle, sheep and the world-known Icelandic Viking-horse. You will see canyons, mountains, glaciers, huge cracks in the earth’s surface as we cross over between the tectonic plates, waterfalls, hills, lakes, black sandy beaches, volcanos and vast wilderness. This is a Shore Excursion tour designed for you if you have only one day in Iceland.
Duration:
10 hours
Available:
Apr. - Sep.
Difficulty:
Easy
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Dynjandi Waterfall and the Westfjords

Visit what many consider Iceland’s most spectacular waterfall on this trip custom made for those arriving to the Westfjords by cruise ship. This is the perfect way to regain your land-legs and fully immerse yourself into one of Iceland’s most remote and beautiful regions.This tour begins when you are picked up from the harbour at Ísafjörður, the largest settlement of the Westfjords. From here, you will be guided in a minibus south, through this remote and spectacular region.The Westfjords are known for their towering, sheer, flat topped mountains, the hundreds of waterfalls that stream from their sides, and awe-inspiring ocean views. You will stop plenty of times en route to your main destination to photograph and marvel over the awe-inspiring land and seascapes.Keep your eyes out for nature as you travel and make stops, as the Westfjords has a wealth of birdlife, many seals living on its shores, and hundreds of whales in its fjords.The waterfall you are heading to is called Dynjandi, which means ‘Thunderous’; when you first look upon it, you will be left in no doubt as to why. At over 100 metres tall, this incredible feature tumbles down what appear to be a series of steep steps descending down a cliff face, casting off white spray. As it falls, the waterfall doubles in width, from 30 metres at the top to 60 at its base. Many say it looks like it was lifted straight from the pages of a fantasy novel.You will have plenty of time to approach Dynjandi. To reach the closest viewing platform requires a short walk, but along the path are many other smaller waterfalls, each with their own beauty and charm.On your return journey, you will stop to stretch your legs and enjoy the views as you did on your way, before being returned to your cruise ship.Dynjandi is one of Iceland’s greatest features, and the Westfjords one of its most beautiful regions, but due to their distance from Reykjavík, they are little visited. This is an opportunity those in the area should therefore not miss.Explore the remote Westfjords and witness a natural landmark you will never forget to make the most of your cruise’s stop in Iceland. Check availability by choosing a date.
Duration:
6 hours
Available:
May. - Sep.
Difficulty:
Easy
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South Coast Day Tour for Cruise Ships

Make the most of a day in Iceland with this immersive exploration of the South Coast. This tour is tailored for guests arriving to Iceland by cruise ship.The excursion begins when your friendly guide picks you up from Reykjavík Harbour in a minibus, and drives you on the Ring Road out of the city. You will pass through beautiful lava fields and farmland, past quaint villages and along the dramatic coastline, before arriving at your first major site, Seljalandsfoss waterfall.Seljalandsfoss is a beautiful feature, cascading from a height of over sixty metres in a narrow stream. The cliff it falls from is concave, and a path lets you fully encircle the falls. Near to here is another waterfall, hidden in a grotto, called Gljúfrabui.Skógafoss is the third falls you will come across, falling from the same height as Seljalandsfoss but with a much greater width and water-flow. The base of this falls can be approached closely, but be warned; you will get wet.You’ll then travel along to what was once voted one of the most beautiful non-tropical beaches in the world, Reynisfjara. Black sands stretch for miles in either direction, waves crash with great power on the shore, and basalt formations tower from the water, making this a beautiful place to stroll. You also have a decent chance of seeing puffins flying over head and fluttering in the cliffs.You’ll stop for refreshment in the southernmost town of Vík, before heading back along the South Coast to admire its beautiful glaciers. Your main focus will be on Sólheimajökull, a tongue of the greater Mýrdalsjökull, which you will take a short hike to in order to marvel over the ice up close.As you continue back to Reykjavík, you’ll be able to see the glacier and volcano Eyjafjallajökull towering to your right, and the Westman Islands jutting out of the sea to your left, weather allowing. This tour will conclude when you are dropped off back at the harbour.Add to your cruise ship holiday by booking this in-depth exploration of Iceland’s South Coast. Check availability by choosing a date.
Duration:
7 hours
Available:
May. - Oct.
Difficulty:
Easy
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Reykjavik and Reykjanes Express Sightseeing for Cruise Ships

Hop off your cruise ship and dive straight into Iceland's capital and nature with this whistle-stop tour that covers ten sites in five hours. This tour is perfect for those who arrive at Reykjavík’s Harbour and have only a limited amount of time to immerse themselves in the country’s culture and landscapes.You will be picked up from your ship in a minibus, then taken straight to your first site, the iconic Hallgrímskirkja church, which overlooks the city and dominates its skyline. From here, you will be escorted to the house of the Icelandic president, known as Bessastaðir, to get to know a little about the country’s politics.Your third and fourth destinations, found on the outskirts of the capital, will reveal to you even more about Iceland’s culture: Helligerði is a park dedicated to the mysterious hidden elves that haunt the lava fields of Iceland, and the Viking Village is an establishment focused on the very first people who came to this distant island.You will then reach the Reykjanes Peninsula, a stretch of land renowned for its mysterious, barren landscapes, its volcanic activity, and its many hidden gems. One of these is your next site, the largest lake on the peninsula, Kleifarvatn, which sits surrounded by beautiful peaks.Following a walk along the shores here, you will go to the Seltún geothermal area, where you can stroll across a boardwalk between many seething hot springs and fumaroles, and learn all about them from the information provided. You’ll then make another cultural stop, at the traditional fishing village of Grindavík.Your eighth stop will be your longest one of the day; you will spend forty minutes at the iconic Blue Lagoon to enjoy lunch while overlooking the splendid azure waters of this unique destination. You’ll then head over to a final geothermal area, called Gunnuhver, renowned both for its enormous mud pits, and the ghost said to be trapped within them.Your final site of the day is called the Bridge Between the Continents. The Mid-Atlantic Rift snakes all the way through Iceland, dividing the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates, but this is the only place you can walk across it.Don’t miss this exciting journey across Reykjavík and the Reykjanes Peninsula, taken in record time, tailored for those on a cruise ship. Check availability by choosing a date.
Duration:
5 hours
Available:
May. - Oct.
Difficulty:
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10-Day Cruise Around Iceland by Sea

Explore the incredible country of Iceland in a unique and immersive way by booking this ten-day cruise circumnavigating the island. You’ll get to spend time in each of its diverse and spectacular regions, and see many of its most iconic sites.This tour sets out from Reykjavík Harbour, before cruising clockwise around the island. You’ll stop at the dramatic Snæfellsnes Peninsula; the remote and otherworldly Westfjords; four diverse locations in north Iceland; the Eastfjords; and the Westman Islands.Each day you will have the complete freedom to explore these fascinating areas, taking in the incredible nature and soaking up the local culture. You’ll also have plenty of time to take tours that will allow you to immerse yourself even further into this awe-inspiring land.There are many advantages to taking a cruise. For example, by night you will sail under the midnight sun past some of the world’s most impressive scenery. You’ll also have countless opportunities to look out for seabirds, dolphins and whales.More practically, you will not need to worry about driving or booking accommodation, and all meals will be provided. You'll have guides on board to answer any questions and provide presentations, and a great entertainment programme.Of course, there is also no more wonderful feeling than falling asleep after enjoying a day in one incredible location, and waking up somewhere completely new, ready to go again.Don’t miss this immersive circumnavigation of Iceland by ship. Check availability by choosing a date.
Duration:
10 days
Available:
May. - Sep.
Difficulty:
Easy
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The Majestic Waterfall Dynjandi | Day Tour departing from Isafjordur

Discover hidden gems with the help of a local on this fantastic day tour to Dynjandi waterfall. Those travelling to the beautiful Westfjords should not pass on this opportunity to get a first-hand introduction to the stunning area. The Westfjords are one of the most impressive but least-visited places in Iceland. This remote area is packed with incredible sights such as breathtaking mountain ranges, verdant valleys and spectacular waterfalls such as Dynjandi falls which you will visit on this tour.You will meet your guide in the town of Ísafjörður, and board a super jeep, a large, custom vehicle built to handle Iceland’s rough terrain. As the mountain roads of the Westfjords are often inaccessible for smaller cars during the wintertime, a super jeep is a must when traversing the area. Departing from Ísafjörður, the journey will take you through an underground tunnel to Önundafjörður fjord and to the beautiful little village of Þingeyri, which stands under the mountain Sandafell.From there you’ll make your way up the steep and narrow Hrafnseyrarheiði heath road to the fjord Arnarfjörður where you’ll find the thunderous waterfall Dynjandi. This trapezoidal shaped cascade is 30 metres wide at the top, 60 metres wide at the bottom and falls from a height of 100 metres. After taking in the glory of Dynjandi, you’ll get back to the super jeep where your local driver will take you on a long and winding road, where the stunning ocean view is on one side, and a majestic mountain range on the other. If weather permits, you’ll travel along Kaldibakur mountain, the Westfjord’s highest peak, and go through the jagged Kvennaskarð mountain pass back to Ísafjörður town. If Kvennaskarð is blocked by snow, don’t worry, your local guide will know another way to get back to the town.Get to know the majestic Westfjords on this fun-filled day tour. Check availability by choosing a date.
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Duration:
5 hours
Available:
May. - Dec.
Difficulty:
Easy
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Cruise Excursion | South Coast Small Group from Reykjavik Port

Join this small group shore excursion and discover Iceland's stunning South Coast on an adventure designed specifically for cruise ship passengers. You will be collected straight from your ship at the port and returned after the tour with a guaranteed hour to spare before you're scheduled to sail. On this popular day tour, you will be exposed to many natural and cultural Icelandic attractions.You can look forward to a scenic journey through picturesque landscapes featuring black sand beaches, glacier views, beautiful waterfalls and quaint villages. The tour will be packed with endless wonders, and Skógafoss waterfall, Reynisfjara beach and Sólheimajökull glacier are among the highlights.The pace of the tour is relaxed as there is only space for a total of 19-passengers on the bus. A smaller group size allows for more time at each attraction and more quality time with your guide to answer any questions you may have.Once you have been picked up from the port, you will be whisked away to begin your journey along Iceland's South Coast. Your expert local guide will inform you along the way about the geology, history, and nature of the area.The first stop will be the village Hveragerði where you will have a chance to get some snacks for the road. After approximately 2-hours on the road, you will reach the first natural wonder, Seljalandsfoss waterfall. This beautiful cascade falls in front of a large cavern which allows visitors to walk behind the falls in the summertime although it is sometimes closed in the winter due to ice.The next stop is another epic waterfall called Skógafoss which falls in a broad curtain on a largely flat plateau so visitors to the falls can get quite close and admire the rainbows in the mist on sunny days.As you make your way along the coastline, you will stop at Sólheimajökull Glacier, the village of Vík and Reynisfjara Black Sand Beach. You will enjoy a lunch break at one of these locations, but the meal is not included in the price.Many of the beautiful landscapes of the South Coast are surrounded by mountainous and glacier views providing exceptional photo opportunities. The tour ends with a relaxing drive back to your cruise ship in Reykjavík.Discover Iceland's stunning South Coast in luxury and sign-up for this exciting adventure. Check availability by choosing a date.
Duration:
10 hours
Available:
May. - Oct.
Difficulty:
Easy
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North Iceland Culture Tour for Akureyri Cruise Ships | Museums and the Microbrewery

Learn all about Iceland’s culture and history during your cruise ship stop in Akureyri. This excursion is perfectly suited to any traveller seeking to learn more about this beautiful country, as well as those who want to try a range of local beers.You will start this excursion soon after disembarking your cruise ship in the port of ‘the Capital of the North’, Akureyri; a guide will meet you and your group on site, before whisking you out of the scenic town. Though this tour focuses on culture, be sure to admire the dramatic landscapes from your bus window as you travel from site to site, as north Iceland is one of the country’s most stunning regions.Your first destination is Dalvík, a charming village with beautiful views over the fjord of Eyjafjörður. Here, a diverse museum called Hvoll offers a wide range of exhibitions to entertain and educate its guests. For example, there is one on a major earthquake that hit the town in 1934, one on famous local people from the region such as the country’s tallest man ever, and one on natural history complete with a taxidermied polar bear.After enjoying this museum, you’ll take a drive around the stunning, deserted fjord of Héðinsfjörður to the little town of Siglufjörður. Though small and quaint, the settlement has a wealth of history, once being a centre of the nation's fisheries. You can learn all about this industry and how vital it was the development of the nation at the Herring Era Museum, which has won international accolades for its fascinating exhibitions. While in the town, you can also explore the lovely harbour, folk museum and boutique shops, and grab a bite at one of the local restaurants.From Seydisfjörður, you’ll return to Héðinsfjörður and explore a deserted farm, last inhabited in 1951. This will provide you with a glimpse into what life was like in the area historically, and tell the story of many of Iceland’s rural communities that were abandoned due to industrialisation. Finally, you will head to Árskógssandur, home to the Kaldi Brewery. Beer is a central part of Iceland’s culture (even though it was illegal until 1989), and here you can see how it is brewed using fresh Icelandic spring water. If you are twenty or over, you can also enjoy a taste of a range of beverages created here.With these sites all enjoyed, you’ll return to Akureyri well in time for your cruise ship’s departure.Learn about the culture and history of north Iceland and taste some local beers by booking this tour. Check availability by choosing a date.
Duration:
6 hours
Available:
May. - Oct.
Difficulty:
Easy
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Cruise Excursion | Golden Circle Small Group from Reykjavik Port

Step off of your cruise ship and hop onto a minibus to explore one of Iceland’s most treasured sightseeing routes; the Golden Circle. This tour is the perfect opportunity to see some of the most incredible natural attractions in Iceland with an expert guide who will not only introduce you to the sights but pick you up and drop you off at your cruise ship.Select your ship from the pick-up list, and your guide will pick you up from the dock as you disembark from your cruise ship. From Reykjavík, you will travel to your first stop on the Golden Circle route; Þingvellir National Park.Þingvellir is a fascinating area for many reasons. The park is characterised mainly by the ridge that runs through it which is made up of the exposed Eurasian and North American tectonic plates as they pull apart from one another.Þingvellir was also the setting for the formation of the Icelandic parliament, the Alþingi, back in 930 AD which makes it the longest ongoing parliament in the world. Walk between continents and take in the marvellous views and culture of the region.You will then move onto the mesmerising Geysir geothermal area where you will encounter steaming water spill over the surface of the earth creating many vivid colours thanks to the minerals in the water. You will watch the geyser, Strokkur shoot boiling water high up into the air approximately every 5-10 minutes.You will then move onto the third and final official stop of the Golden Circle, Gullfoss waterfall. This brilliant natural feature is the second most powerful of its kind in Europe, and the water here cascades over two tiers into a deep canyon. On sunny days, it’s often possible to see a rainbow in the waterfall’s mist.On your return journey to your ship, there will be an extra stop to Kerið crater famous for its vivid colouration and brilliant blue lake that resides within it.Don’t miss this excellent opportunity to make the most of your cruise stop in Iceland. Check availability by choosing a date.
Duration:
8 hours
Available:
May. - Oct.
Difficulty:
Easy
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Immersive East Iceland Tour for Cruise Ships to Seydisfjordur

Explore East Iceland in depth during your cruise ship stop to Seyðisfjörður. This tour is perfect for those who want to see more of Iceland than just its coastline, and to explore a wealth of natural and cultural sites within a day.The tour begins at the port of the beautiful town of Seyðisfjörður in east Iceland, renowned for its quaint buildings, dramatic surrounding mountains and spectacular views over the fjord. Here, your friendly guide will gather your group, before taking you into the stunning landscapes of east Iceland.Your first stop is the small town of Fellbær, which overlooks the scenic lake of Lagarfljót. This body of water is popular among birdwatchers and those who enjoy fishing, and made all the more fascinating due to its folklore. From 1345 to the present day, rumours have existed of people claiming to see a terrible, venom-spewing monster called the Lagarfljót Wyrm breaking the lake’s surface. This legend is five hundred years older than that of the Loch Ness Monster, and has fascinated cryptozoologists the world over.By the lake is the largest town of the region, Egilsstaðir, which you will see briefly before heading on to Skriðuklaustur, an archaeological site that, from 1493 to 1552, was a monastery. A beautiful estate now sits by the ruins, which throughout summer is home to many cultural exhibitions. You’ll have lunch in this lovely setting before moving on to the largest power station in Iceland, Kárahnjúkar. Iceland gets the vast majority of its electricity from hydroelectric dams, and at Kárahnjúkar, you can see how this process works and learn about the country’s renewable energy.Your next site contrasts dramatically with this manmade marvel; Hallormsstaðaskogar is Iceland’s largest and first national forest, and a haven for the country’s flora and fauna. Birdwatchers in particular will delight at a stroll through here, as many species nest in the trees or live around the lakes and rivers.Finally, you will head to Gufufoss, a beautiful waterfall nestled in a narrow canyon. What makes this feature particularly unique is that it is somewhat hidden by the surrounding cliffs, requiring a short hike to reach and admire in all its glory. As east Iceland is little-visited compared to many other parts of the country, you’ll find Gufufoss far less busy than falls such as Gullfoss in the southwest and Dettifoss in the north, allowing you to enjoy it in peace.With these amazing cultural and natural sites explored, your guide will whisk you back to the port in Seyðisfjörður in good time for your departure.Don’t miss this immersive tour around east Iceland, tailored for cruise ship passengers. Check availability by choosing a date.
Duration:
6 hours
Available:
Jun. - Aug.
Difficulty:
Easy
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North Iceland Tour for Akureyri Cruise Ships | Waterfalls, Cowshed Cafe and Christmas Garden

Enjoy the nature and culture of north Iceland with this tour tailored to those arriving to Akureyri by cruise ship. This excursion is perfect for travellers seeking a unique experience in this beautiful part of the country. This experience will begin shortly after you arrive at Akureyri’s beautiful port, where your guide will meet you and your group. From there, you will set out into the beautiful landscapes of north Iceland towards your first destination of the day, Goðafoss Waterfall. This feature is incredibly beautiful and can be admired from many angles; it is best known, however, for its fascinating history.Back in 1000 AD, under threat of invasion from the newly devout Norway, Iceland abandoned its belief in the Old Norse Gods and accepted Christianity as the official religion of the Commonwealth. To symbolise and cement this change, the Lawspeaker of the time threw idols of the pagan deities - of Þór and Óðin, for example - into the rapids here. This explains the translation of Goðafoss’ name; it means ‘the Waterfall of the Gods’.From here, you will head to a lesser-known but no less spectacular waterfall, Aldeyjarfoss, which sits just before the northern edges of the Icelandic Highlands. While this feature does not have as interesting a history as its neighbour, it is renowned for the perfectly formed hexagonal basalt columns that surround it.After these two beautiful natural sites, you’ll head to Kaffi Kú, or the Cowshed Café, at Garður farm by the fjord of Eyjafjörður for a bite to eat. This is a unique location, as the excellent restaurant has glass viewing points where you can overlook the animals and a monitor screen where you can observe the workings of the farm, such as the milking of the cows. After you have eaten, you are welcome to head to the barn to meet some of the adorable calves and to have a little wander around the surrounding countryside.Once you and your group are well-fed and acquainted with the animals, you’ll head to the Christmas Garden and Christmas House, just on the outskirts of Akureyri, where the Yuletide is celebrated year-round. Here, you can find (and buy) festive decorations from around the world, browse local handicrafts, eat treats usually saved until December, listen to Christmas music, climb a fairytale tower and explore the tranquil gardens.With these natural and cultural sites explored and enjoyed, your guide will whisk you back to the port in Akureyri, in good time for your departure.Make the most of your cruise ship stop in North Iceland with this exciting, family-friendly tour. Check availability by choosing a date.
Duration:
6 hours
Available:
May. - Oct.
Difficulty:
Easy
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River Rafting in North Iceland for Cruise Ships to Akureyri

Make the most of your cruise ship’s stop in Akureyri by booking this thrilling river rafting tour across two beautiful glacial rivers. This excursion should not be missed by any who wish to make the most of Iceland’s adventure opportunities during their limited time in the country.This tour begins at the port in Akureyri, the Capital of the North, where you will be picked up directly by your friendly, local guide. From here, you will embark on an hour-long journey through some magnificent scenery to the rafting base camp, where you will be briefed on the adventure ahead and provided with all the necessary safety equipment. After this, the adventure begins.Your journey will take you over both the West and East Glacial Rivers, just inland from the magnificent Skagafjörður fjord. The latter of these is known as ‘the Beast of the East’ due to extreme conditions in parts of its course but worry not; this tour is accessible for guests with no rafting experience, from ages twelve and up. That is not to say, however, that the journey does not get quite bumpy and extreme at times, making for an exhilarating excursion regardless of how familiar you are with a paddle.Using teamwork, natural currents and a bit of elbow grease, you'll be able to witness this country at its finest; you raft through incredible, ancient canyons, carved out by glaciers during the last ice age, and will be blessed with fantastic views of waterfalls, mountains, and the landscapes of the dramatic north. This area is geothermally active and dotted with many hot pools; during your trip, you will make a stop at one to warm your fingers and feet, while enjoying some freshly made hot chocolate. The adventurous also have the opportunity to go cliff jumping into the churning waters of the glacial river, a perfect way to experience the contrast between Iceland’s forces of fire and ice.After a wild and unforgettable journey, you’ll return to the base camp where you are welcome to enjoy some traditional soup and the on-site hot tub facilities. Once you are fed, relaxed and ready to go, you’ll be driven back to the port in Akureyri before your cruise ship’s departure.Don’t miss this incredible opportunity to race through the rapid rivers of North Iceland on a cruise ship stop in Akureyri. Check availability by choosing a date. 
Duration:
6 hours
Available:
May. - Oct.
Difficulty:
Easy
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Shore Excursion for Cruise Passengers | Golden Circle and the South Coast by Mini-Bus

See some of the most amazing sceneries of Iceland in one day on this specially designed Shore Excursion tour for Cruisers.  This is a 10hrs tour but can be cut shorter depending on departure of the ship.Our first stop on the Golden Circle is the National Park Thingvellir with its geological and historical wonders.Thingvellir is on UNESCO’s World Heritage List since 1986. This has always been very important place for the Icelanders. Here is where Viking settlers established the first parliament in the world, called Althing in the year 930 AD. This was a Viking-style parliament where chieftains from all corners of the island came together for the ruling of the country, to make decisions and settle arguments. Not only the chieftains came here for two weeks every summer, they had followers who would join them. The public came as well for trading goods and livestock, changing gossip, solving problems and disputes. People came to meet other people, learn what was going on in the country, making marriage arrangements, take part in sporting games such as horse-racing, wrestling, football and more. This was also a feast of eating and drinking, singing and dancing. A festival that no one wanted to miss out on. Thingvellir National Park is a unique place between the North American and the Euro-Asian continental plates. It is a valley constantly being stretched and broken up as you will clearly see by the enormous cracks in the surface of the earth. Next stop is the Geysir Geothermal Park.  The hot spring Strokkur shoots boiling water high in the air every 5 minutes or so.  The breathtaking Golden Waterfall cascades 35m in 3 steps in to a great canyon. We stop where you can walk out to platforms, having a grand view over this glorious waterfall. Walking down the steps, you stand on the edge of the deep canyon with a spray of glacial water from the waterfall in your face.We now whisk comfortably towards the South Coast, with its beautiful white glaciers Eyjafjallajökull and Mýrdalsjökull, the steep cliffs of the South Coast mountain range with waterfalls cascading in a 60m drop down from the mountains. Seljalandsfoss is a tall waterfall you can walk behind. This is a very unique experience. Under the ice-cap of the Glaciers are dormant volcanos. When they erupt and melt its way through the glacier, we get this powdery ash in the air. We all remember 2010 when ash from Eyjafjallajökull grounded all airplanes in Europe for 3 weeks. On this journey you will notice dramatic changes in the landscape as we travel through rough lava-fields and luscious farmlands in a smooth mini-bus. You will see cattle, sheep and the world-known Icelandic Viking-horse. You will see canyons, mountains, glaciers, huge cracks in the earth’s surface as we cross over between the tectonic plates, waterfalls, hills, lakes, black sandy beaches, volcanos and vast wilderness. This is a Shore Excursion tour designed for you if you have only one day in Iceland.
Duration:
10 hours
Available:
Apr. - Sep.
Difficulty:
Easy
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Dynjandi Waterfall and the Westfjords

Visit what many consider Iceland’s most spectacular waterfall on this trip custom made for those arriving to the Westfjords by cruise ship. This is the perfect way to regain your land-legs and fully immerse yourself into one of Iceland’s most remote and beautiful regions.This tour begins when you are picked up from the harbour at Ísafjörður, the largest settlement of the Westfjords. From here, you will be guided in a minibus south, through this remote and spectacular region.The Westfjords are known for their towering, sheer, flat topped mountains, the hundreds of waterfalls that stream from their sides, and awe-inspiring ocean views. You will stop plenty of times en route to your main destination to photograph and marvel over the awe-inspiring land and seascapes.Keep your eyes out for nature as you travel and make stops, as the Westfjords has a wealth of birdlife, many seals living on its shores, and hundreds of whales in its fjords.The waterfall you are heading to is called Dynjandi, which means ‘Thunderous’; when you first look upon it, you will be left in no doubt as to why. At over 100 metres tall, this incredible feature tumbles down what appear to be a series of steep steps descending down a cliff face, casting off white spray. As it falls, the waterfall doubles in width, from 30 metres at the top to 60 at its base. Many say it looks like it was lifted straight from the pages of a fantasy novel.You will have plenty of time to approach Dynjandi. To reach the closest viewing platform requires a short walk, but along the path are many other smaller waterfalls, each with their own beauty and charm.On your return journey, you will stop to stretch your legs and enjoy the views as you did on your way, before being returned to your cruise ship.Dynjandi is one of Iceland’s greatest features, and the Westfjords one of its most beautiful regions, but due to their distance from Reykjavík, they are little visited. This is an opportunity those in the area should therefore not miss.Explore the remote Westfjords and witness a natural landmark you will never forget to make the most of your cruise’s stop in Iceland. Check availability by choosing a date.
Duration:
6 hours
Available:
May. - Sep.
Difficulty:
Easy
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South Coast Day Tour for Cruise Ships

Make the most of a day in Iceland with this immersive exploration of the South Coast. This tour is tailored for guests arriving to Iceland by cruise ship.The excursion begins when your friendly guide picks you up from Reykjavík Harbour in a minibus, and drives you on the Ring Road out of the city. You will pass through beautiful lava fields and farmland, past quaint villages and along the dramatic coastline, before arriving at your first major site, Seljalandsfoss waterfall.Seljalandsfoss is a beautiful feature, cascading from a height of over sixty metres in a narrow stream. The cliff it falls from is concave, and a path lets you fully encircle the falls. Near to here is another waterfall, hidden in a grotto, called Gljúfrabui.Skógafoss is the third falls you will come across, falling from the same height as Seljalandsfoss but with a much greater width and water-flow. The base of this falls can be approached closely, but be warned; you will get wet.You’ll then travel along to what was once voted one of the most beautiful non-tropical beaches in the world, Reynisfjara. Black sands stretch for miles in either direction, waves crash with great power on the shore, and basalt formations tower from the water, making this a beautiful place to stroll. You also have a decent chance of seeing puffins flying over head and fluttering in the cliffs.You’ll stop for refreshment in the southernmost town of Vík, before heading back along the South Coast to admire its beautiful glaciers. Your main focus will be on Sólheimajökull, a tongue of the greater Mýrdalsjökull, which you will take a short hike to in order to marvel over the ice up close.As you continue back to Reykjavík, you’ll be able to see the glacier and volcano Eyjafjallajökull towering to your right, and the Westman Islands jutting out of the sea to your left, weather allowing. This tour will conclude when you are dropped off back at the harbour.Add to your cruise ship holiday by booking this in-depth exploration of Iceland’s South Coast. Check availability by choosing a date.