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Iceland & Greenland Cruise 2022

14 days
Iceland
Starting from $3898* Taxes & Fees Apply

Join us for a 14 day Iceland & Greenland Cruise with 10 nights aboard the Norwegian Star, starting at $3,898* from New York, NY departing on July 24, 2022. Journey to places such as Nanortalik, Reykavijk, Akureyri, Golden Circle, and much more!

 

*Prices reflect a 4% cash discount

What’s Included

  • All Inclusive Pricing
  • Cruise
  • Deluxe A/C Motor Coaches
  • Entrance and Program Fees
  • First Class Hotels
  • Fuel Surcharges and Gov't Taxes
  • International Airfare from NY
  • Meals on Ship
  • Overseas Transfers
  • Port Charges
  • Visas (U.S. Citizens)

^ Additional Baggage & Optional fees may apply.

Daily Itinerary

Day 1 July 24 - Depart Home

Depart Home 

Day 2 July 25 - Arrive in Reykavijk, Iceland

4:00 PM Departure

Arrive in Reykavijk and transfer to the cruise port to board the Norwegian Star.

Day 3 July 26 - At Sea

At Sea 

Day 4 July 27 - At Sea

At Sea 

Day 5 July 28 - Qaqortoq, Greenland

7:00 AM Arrival / 6:00 PM Departure

As the largest town in Southern Greenland, Qaqortoq offers something for everyone - history, culture, outdoor adventures and relaxing hot springs. The area has been inhabited since prehistoric times. Visit the museum for a look at its long history. You can also stroll among the colorful buildings to see 40 sculptures that are part of a permanent art exhibit, or visit nearby Norse ruins.

Day 6 July 29 - Nanortalik, Greenland

7:00 AM Arrival / 6:00 PM Departure

An island in the Labrador Sea, Nanortalik is Greenland’s southern-most town. The town’s name means “Place of Polar Bears” because the pack ice brings the animals to the area in the spring and summer. High mountain peaks, deep fjords, pockets of woodlands, expansive glaciers and enticing hot springs all await your exploration.

Day 7 July 30 - At Sea

At Sea 

Day 8 July 31 - At Sea

At Sea 

Day 9 August 1 - Seyðisfjörður, Iceland

8:00 AM Arrival / 5:00 PM Departure

At the end of a long sheltered fjord, surrounded by steep dramatic mountains, is where you’ll find the remote, astoundingly picturesque valley of Saydisfjordur. The town is known for its multi-colored wooden buildings, iconic Blue Church and flourishing art scene.

Day 10 August 2 - Akureyri, Iceland

8:00 AM Arrival / 8:00 PM Departure

Nestled along the shores of one of the most breathtaking fjords in Iceland, Akureyi is the country’s 2nd largest urban area and a center for Icelandic folk culture. Hike along the extraordinary vistas, explore the botanical gardens, or shop in some of the charming boutiques.

Day 11 August 3 - Ísafjörður, Iceland

8:00 AM Arrival / 5:00 PM Departure

Isafjordur is a magnet for outdoor enthusiasts. Boasting an enchanting fjord ideal for watersports and a mountainous landscape that you can hike, bike or horseback-ride through, there is something for everyone to enjoy. Originally a church site and a 16th century trading post, the town is full of historic sites for those wishing to learn about the region’s rich heritage and local culture.

Day 12 August 4 - Reykjavík, Iceland

6:00 AM Departure

Disembark the Norwegian Star this morning and enjoy a walking tour of Reykavijk. This tour takes you on foot around the heart of Reykjavík with an english speaking Icelander. The main focus is the general history of Iceland and the evolution of Reykjavík as a town. We also tell you about elves, Vikings, food, night life, music, economic aspects and political affairs. Finally, there are the funny facts about Iceland and the places you must see in Reykjavík. Check in to your hotel this afternoon for your two night stay.

Day 13 August 5 - Golden Circle

From Reykjavik, you will then drive off to the famous Golden Circle in our Super Jeep, which will be our ride of the day. This tour allows visitors to get in touch with some of Iceland’s most famous and exciting natural phenomena. Your first stop for the day will be at Þingvellir National Park, 40 min east of the city. Þingvellir is one of Iceland’s most historic sites as it was here that Iceland’s first parliament, Althingi, was founded in the year 930 AD. From Þingvellir, you will then head to the world-renowned geothermal area around Geysir hot spring, where you can witness gurgling bubbling water burst up to 25 meters high. The area is covered in numerous hot springs, with some active and others not. The area is smoke filled and mysterious but exciting at the same time. Strokkur is now the main number of the show as it bursts every 4 to 10 minutes. From Geysir, you will continue on to Gullfoss, “the Golden waterfall”. Gullfoss is a great sight and a perfect photo spot with water rushing down three steps of lava layers exhibiting breathtaking power and grandeur. This is the final stop of the Golden Circle but definitely not of the day. Next up, you kick the action into a higher gear and go for a one-hour snowmobiling ride on Langjökull, Iceland’s second largest glacier. Our Super Jeep has no problem reaching the glacier camp on Langjökull, and the views whilst getting there are amazing. Our snowmobile guides will welcome you, give a briefing and provide proper gear for the snowmobiling. Once you are all suited up, there is nothing left to do than to step onto your snowmobile and follow your guide on an hour’s glacier expedition. To explore a glacier is an enchanting experience on its own but to do it on a snowmobile is something else! After the ride of a lifetime, we will join again at the glacier camp before jumping into our Super Jeep again and starting our scenic drive back to Reykjavík.

Day 14 August 6 - Return Home

Return Home

Enhance Your Journey

Southern Coast Pre-Tour Starting from $0

July 21 - 25, 2022

July 21 - Depart Home  
July 22 - Arrive in Reykajvik & Hafnarfjorour  

Arrive in Reykavijk and be met by your guide. Drive outside of Reykajvik and visit Hafnarfjorour, nicknamed “the town in lava,” as it sits in the middle of a lava field. This charming old town was planned and built around nature and is associated with the legends of Icelandic elves. See the old houses, and visit Hellisgeroi a popular park, where natural lava formations can be observed. The park also houses the only collection of Japanese bonsai trees in Iceland. Travel to the clifftop for an amazing picturesque view before returning to Reyaykavijk to check into your hotel.  
July 23 - South Coast Highlights Tour  
This jewel of Iceland tour packages will take you south before continuing to the east as we whisk you away for two days of amazing adventure sightseeing. We drive towards the slowly rising sun on the way to our first stop, the very unusual Seljalandsfoss waterfall. You can actually walk behind the gracefully falling cascade. It is well worth getting a little damp for such an exciting experience! Our next highlight is another waterfall, Skógafoss, located at the foot of a very famous volcano, Eyjafjallajökull. On a clear day, you will also get a great view of another volcano mountain glacier, Mýrdalsjokull. As we continue on, we come to Reynisfjara, a black beach where some fantastic sights, such as the picturesque basalt column formations and the famous Reynisdrangar peaks, will greet us. We will drive through the charming small town of Vík on our way to our accommodation. Throughout the entire day, you can expect to see breathtaking landscapes consisting of vast lava fields, waterfalls, black sands and glacier tongues. Overnight at Glacier Lagoon area.
July 24 - Crystal Ice Cave tour and Jökulsárlón
Today, you will really get to know the glacier, venturing into the sparkling, blue/white world of an ice cave with a qualified guide, and visiting the extraordinary glacier lagoon, Jökulsárlón. Getting up close and personal with a vast glacial tongue of the great Vatnajökull glacier does not get any better than this! The renowned Jökulsárlón Ice Lagoon, made famous by several blockbuster movies including Batman Begins and The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, is a totally mindblowing place. Splendid icebergs of amazing shapes, some incredibly large, have calved off the receding Breiðamerkurjökull glacier. They jostle one another in the huge lagoon before gliding on their surreal and stately journeys to the Atlantic ocean. Many of these natural ice sculptures are washed onto the nearby Diamond Beach. You will see them glittering like diamonds as they rest on the dramatic coal blackness of the beach. Next, you go into the glacier with a qualified guide! Ice caves are fascinating. New caves are formed each winter by the melt/freeze cycle of the glacier. They are always changing from year to year and even within each winter. The journey into an ice cave will give photographers the most amazing opportunity to capture the shimmering blue light which passes through the glacial ice. Surprisingly deep shades of jewel blue will surround you. These tones are caused by ice compression, which affects the way we perceive light and color, and the blueness can sometimes be intensified by algae. After visiting the ice cave, we head towards Reykjavík. We stop at Skaftafell Nature Reserve in Vatnajokull National Park, a green area in the midst of amazingly jagged mountains and glacier-topped peaks. The splendid scenery of Skaftafell is certain to be a highlight of your tour.
July 25 - Join the Cruise
Enjoy free time this morning in Reykavijk. This afternoon, you will transfer to the cruise port to board the Norwegian Star.

 

*All prices reflect a 4% cash discount. Taxes, tips & fees for extensions are charged separately.
Guests taking an extension may be on a different flight than their group and/or traveling companion.

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