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Iceland

Many of the world’s largest cruise ships can regularly be seen in Iceland water, including vessels from AIDA Cruises, Azamara Club Cruises, Carnival Cruise Line, Celebrity Cruises, Costa Cruises, Crystal Cruises, Disney Cruise Line, Holland America Line, MSC Cruises, Norwegian Cruise Line, Oceania Cruises, P&O Cruises, Princess Cruises, Regent Seven Seas Cruises, Royal Caribbean, Silversea Cruises, Viking Ocean Cruises, and other cruise lines.

Iceland's maritime heritage dates back to its Viking origins, with the sea playing a central role in its history, economy, and culture. Numerous tales of maritime exploration and sea-faring Vikings are embedded in the country's folklore. This rich marine history is evident in the maritime museums dotted around the country, showcasing Iceland's naval past and its fishing heritage. Iceland's culture is deeply rooted in its natural environment, reflecting a lifestyle adapted to the unique conditions of this island nation. From the sagas of the ancient Norsemen to the modern celebration of the summer solstice, every aspect of Icelandic culture offers a captivating insight into its history and way of life.

Iceland

As a cruise destination, Iceland is synonymous with unspoiled natural beauty. The country's dramatic landscapes, forged by volcanic and glacial activity, offer a visually stunning backdrop to any voyage. Iceland's natural wonders are not confined to its rugged interior. Its coastal regions are home to spectacular cliffs, black sand beaches, and abundant birdlife, including the iconic puffin. The Northern Lights, visible from late autumn to early spring, offer a unique spectacle for those cruising in Iceland during these periods. The main cruise ports in Iceland are Akureyri, Bolungarvik, Djupivogur, Eskifjordur, Eyjafjordur, Flatey Island, Grundarfjordur, Heimaey Island, Husavik, Isafjordur, Patreksfjordur, Reykjavik, Seydisfjordur, Siglufjordur, Skagafjordur, Stykkisholmur, Thorklakshofn, Vestmannaeyjar, and many more. Take a memorable cruise adventure to or from Iceland.

Attractions and Activities

The myriad adventure and outdoor activities available make Iceland a paradise for nature and adventure lovers. Guided cruise excursions offer chances to hike amidst the dramatic landscapes of Thingvellir National Park, soak in the soothing waters of the Blue Lagoon, or witness the powerful spectacle of the Gullfoss waterfall. Wildlife enthusiasts can enjoy birdwatching at Latrabjarg cliffs, home to millions of birds, or embark on a whale-watching tour in Husavik. Furthermore, snorkeling between two tectonic plates in the Silfra fissure offers a unique thrill for those seeking underwater adventures.

Language and Currency

The official language of Iceland is Icelandic, but English is widely spoken. The country's currency is the Icelandic krona (ISK). In terms of local customs, Icelanders appreciate punctuality and respect for their unique natural environment. Tipping is not customary in Iceland as service charges are usually included in the bill. Similarly, haggling is not practiced; prices in Iceland are typically fixed.

Iceland Cruises Schedule 2024

The experience of cruising to Iceland is a journey into a land of stark contrasts, where fire meets ice, and ancient sagas blend with modern sustainability practices. As your cruise ship sails away from Iceland's shores, the ethereal beauty of its landscapes, the warmth of its people, and the tranquility of its quaint towns linger in your memories. Every voyage to Iceland unveils a new facet of this diverse country, making it a truly exceptional cruise destination that you'll yearn to return to time and again. Indeed, a cruise to Iceland is not just a journey, it's an exploration of a unique culture deeply intertwined with its extraordinary natural environment.

Date: June 19, 2024

Ports of Call: Hamburg, Shetland Island, Reykjavik, Isafjordur, Akureyri, Spitsbergen, Spitsbergen, Honningsvag, Honningsvag, Hammerfest, Tromso, Leknes, Haugesund, Hamburg; View Itinerary

Regent Seven Seas Cruises Iceland 15-day route

15-day Iceland cruise from Reykjavik

Seven Seas Mariner, Regent Seven Seas Cruises

Date: June 20, 2024

Ports of Call: Reykjavik, Heimaey Island, Eskifjordur, Torshavn, Torshavn, Kirkwall, Isle of Lewis, Killybegs, Isle of Man, Dublin, Liverpool, Holyhead, Waterford, Isle of Portland, Saint-Malo, Southampton; View Itinerary

Holland America Line Greenland 21-day route

21-day Greenland cruise from Copenhagen

Nieuw Statendam, Holland America Line

Date: June 29, 2024

Ports of Call: Copenhagen, Alesund, Akureyri, Isafjordur, Nanortalik, Qaqortoq, Reykjavik, Heimaey Island, Djupivogur, Isle of Skye, Kirkwall, Inverness, Edinburgh, Oslo, Copenhagen; View Itinerary

Silversea Cruises Greenland 16-day route

16-day Greenland cruise from Reykjavik

Silver Endeavour, Silversea Cruises

Date: June 29, 2024

Ports of Call: Reykjavik, Skjoldungen, Prince Christian Sound, Qaqortoq, Nuuk, Nunavut, Lady Franklin Island, Nunavut, Kimmirut, Dorset Island, Nunavut, Churchill, Churchill; View Itinerary

Holland America Line Scandinavia 21-day route

21-day Scandinavia cruise from Rotterdam

Rotterdam, Holland America Line

Date: June 29, 2024

Ports of Call: Rotterdam, Gothenburg, Aarhus, Copenhagen, Oslo, Rotterdam, Stavanger, Lerwick, Djupivogur, Akureyri, Isafjordur, Reykjavik, Reykjavik, Isle of Lewis, Inverness, Rotterdam; View Itinerary

Azamara Club Cruises Iceland 13-day route

13-day Iceland cruise from Reykjavik

Azamara Quest, Azamara Club Cruises

Date: July 1, 2024

Ports of Call: Reykjavik, Reykjavik, Grundarfjordur, Skagafjordur, Akureyri, Husavik, Seydisfjordur, Runavik, Torshavn, Lerwick, Aberdeen, Edinburgh, Edinburgh; View Itinerary

Regent Seven Seas Cruises Iceland 10-day route

10-day Iceland cruise from Reykjavik

Seven Seas Splendor, Regent Seven Seas Cruises

Date: July 5, 2024

Ports of Call: Reykjavik, Grundarfjordur, Isafjordur, Akureyri, Seydisfjordur, Djupivogur, Torshavn, Torshavn, Heimaey Island, Reykjavik; View Itinerary

Holland America Line Norwegian Fjords 21-day route

21-day Norwegian Fjords cruise from Rotterdam

Rotterdam, Holland America Line

Date: July 6, 2024

Ports of Call: Rotterdam, Stavanger, Lerwick, Djupivogur, Akureyri, Isafjordur, Reykjavik, Reykjavik, Isle of Lewis, Inverness, Rotterdam, Oslo, Kristiansand, Stavanger, Flam, Rotterdam; View Itinerary

Costa Cruises Greenland 22-day route

22-day Greenland cruise from Hamburg

Costa Favolosa, Costa Cruises

Date: July 7, 2024

Ports of Call: Hamburg, Seydisfjordur, Akureyri, Isafjordur, Prince Christian Sound, Qaqortoq, Qaqortoq, Nuuk, Nuuk, Reykjavik, Reykjavik, Kirkwall, Invergordon, Newhaven, Hamburg; View Itinerary


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