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Circumnavigation of Iceland (11 Days)

Cruise Line: Lindblad Expeditions
Reykjavík, Iceland to Reykjavík, Iceland
DAY
PORT
Tour Segment  Cruise Segment
ARRIVE DEPART
DAY 1
Air travel
DAY 2
Reykjavík, Iceland

Arrive in Reykjavík, the world's northernmost capital, which lies only a fraction below the Arctic Circle and receives just four hours of sunlight in winter and 22 in summer. Have a guided overview of the Old Town, including Hallgrímskirkja Cathedral with its 210-foot tower, and perhaps shed some light on Nordic culture at the National Museum, with its Viking treasures and artifacts, and unusual whalebone carvings on display. Embark National Geographic Explorer. (L,D)

DAY 3
Flateyri, Iceland
Látrabjarg, Iceland

Explore Iceland's western frontier, visiting Flatey Island, a trading post for many centuries, for walks around the charming little hamlet that grew here, and take a Zodiac cruise along the coast. Sail past the immense Látrabjarg cliffs, the westernmost point of Iceland and home to a huge population of razorbills. The cliffs are an area once famous for egg collecting; the men were tied to ropes and lowered like spiders down onto the ledges. (B,L,D)

DAY 4
Vigur Island, Iceland

Explore the beautiful and peaceful Westfjords region of Iceland. Perhaps take a hike to a remote waterfall or a Zodiac cruise alongside bird-covered cliffs. Enter Ísafjarðardjúp and land at Vigur Island to visit the eider farm and view the down cleaning process. (B,L,D)

DAY 5
Isafjördur, Iceland

Located in the Westfjords, Ísafjörður is surrounded by water on three sides, sculpted by glaciers. Explore by Zodiac and hike ashore to view the local landscape and photograph flowering plants. (B,L,D)

DAY 6
Siglufjördur, Iceland
Akureyri, Iceland

Siglufjörður was the center of Iceland's once-thriving herring industry. We stop by the Herring Museum for a re-enactment and a tasting. Continue to picturesque Akureyri, backed by snow-capped mountains. Explore the old town, with its beautifully maintained period houses, or visit the botanical garden. (B,L,D)

DAY 7
Akureyri, Iceland
Godafoss, Iceland
Hverarönd, Iceland
Viti, Iceland
Húsavík, Iceland
Grimsey, Iceland

Begin the day by visiting an unforgettable sight: Godafoss, the waterfall of the gods. Next, drive to Mývatn, the most geologically active area in Iceland. This is world-class field geology! See the bizarre mud pools at Hverarönd — so hot they actually bubble. At the Krafla geothermal area see the explosion crater at Viti. After lunch ashore, meet the ship in Húsavík, and watch for whales as we sail north to the land of the midnight sun. Take Zodiacs ashore to the tiny island of Grímsey, which lies exactly on the Arctic Circle. Here we celebrate being officially in the Arctic, in the company of nesting Arctic terns, fulmars, and puffins in burrows, all bathing, courting and fishing — another wonderful photo op. (B,L,D)

DAY 8
Langanes Peninsula, Iceland

With plenty of rarely-visited coastlines, this day is left open to explore Iceland's rugged east coast. Perhaps join our naturalists for a hike along a stretch of the Langanes Peninsula or we may have a Zodiac cruise to view the beautiful stacks near Rauðanes. We will keep it flexible to be able to choose the best option for the day. (B,L,D)

DAY 9
Djúpivogur, Iceland
Jökulsárlón, Iceland
Djúpivogur, Iceland
Papey, Iceland, Iceland
Djúpivogur, Iceland

Dock in Djúpivogur to explore the vast Vatnajökull icecap. Via small boat, get up-close and personal with the deep blue icebergs of the large ice lagoon of Jökulsárlón. Visit tiny Papey island to view some of its myriad nesting seabirds and to see its charming church, the smallest made of timber in all of Iceland. (B,L,D)

DAY 10
Heimaey, Iceland
Surtsey, Iceland

The Westman Islands were formed by undersea volcanoes between 5,000 and 10,000 years ago and are among the youngest of the world's archipelagos. In 1963, the world witnessed on film the birth of its newest island, Surtsey — a UNESCO World Heritage Site — which we will see as we cruise past the coast. In 1973, Heimaey was threatened by lava flows that nearly closed off its harbor. We visit the crater, where the earth is still hot, and have amazing views of areas that had been engulfed by lava. (B,L,D)

DAY 11
Reykjavík, Iceland
Air travel

Today we complete our circumnavigation of Iceland, disembarking in Reykjavík. Choose to visit the famous Blue Lagoon thermal baths or enjoy the hotsprings, geothermal power plant, and horse farm prior to flights home. (B, L)

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