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 Le Boreal - Between Glaciers & GeysersLe Ponant Cruise

Reykjavik, Iceland - Reykjavik, Iceland

July 29-August 5, 2015
8 days / 7 nights on board

  • The route taken by LE BOREAL will take you to the fringes of the Arctic Circle, where the first Vikings went ashore in the 9th Century. There are many stories and legends of their passage, describing the country’s wide open spaces, the last frontier of Europe, forged by fire and ice. Fjords with their abyssal sides, unfathomable glaciers, high volcanic plateaux - Iceland’s natural heritage is both wild and fascinating and has retained all of its mystery.
  • On the edge of the Arctic, between vast glaciers, vertiginous fjords, volcanoes and boiling geysers, Iceland offers a kaleidoscope of wild and romantic landscapes; a rare and tormented beauty redolent of the dawn of Time.

Itinerary

Arrival

Departure

Day 1 - Reykjavik - Hafnarfjordur (Iceland)
Embarkation from 5 pm to 6pm

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9:00 pm

Day 2 - Grundarfjordur (Iceland)
The natural port of Grundarfjordur at the end of a beautiful fjord is our stepping off point to explore the region’s extinct volcanoes. As their role in the landscape has long since been completed and the glaciers have disappeared, it is the rivers which have fashioned the countryside on more gentle lines. The village is known for the Snaefellsjokull volcano that seems to watch over the peninsula from a lofty 1440 m and was made famous by Jules Verne in his novel “Voyage to the Centre of the Earth”.

11:00 am

6:30 pm

Day 3 - Grimsey island (Iceland)
A small island 40 km north of Iceland and symbolically located directly on the Arctic Circle, Grimsey is a haven for numerous colonies of birds all along its untamed jagged cliffs. Be on the look out for the kittiwake, the Alca torda (small penguin), glaucus gull and the arctic fulmar. However the main resident, and also a symbol of Iceland, is the clown of the sea better known as the puffin.

2:00 pm 7:00 pm

Day 4 - Akureyri (Iceland)
At the end of a magnificent fjord more than 40 km long, the administrative capital of north Iceland deploys its charms on the banks of the Eyjajordur with its multi-coloured houses under the midnight sun. From the town you will leave to explore Lake Myvatn, shaped by volcanic eruptions and host to the famous “Waterfall of the Gods” at Godafoss. Le Boréal’s route will take you into the very heart of north-west Iceland’s fjords, a wild unspoilt land of lost valleys and vertical cliffs where man can barely survive. In this isolated region, the Isafjordur fjord is arguably the most beautiful one in the country, notably for the stacks of ancient basalt rock slides. The delightful little town of Ísafjordur is dwarfed by mountains at the end of the fjord and is totally dependent on fishing.

7:00 am 6:00 pm

Day 5 - Isafjordur - sailing the fjords (Iceland)

7:00 am 3:00 pm

Day 6 - Heimaey (Iceland)
Dominated by the Eldfjall, Heimaey is the only inhabited island in the Vestman archipelago. A stunning landscape of vertical cliffs, reefs, marine caves and the ever-changing ocean is home to seals and cetaceans such as the killer whale. Watch the comings and goings of the inimitable puffins as they plunge into the sea.

12:30 pm 8:00 pm

Day 7 - Reykjavik - Hafnarfjordur (Iceland)
Welcome to Reykjavik or the “bay of steam”. Coiled within a large bay sheltered from the wind, the world’s most northern capital is blessed with an almost surreal beauty. Founded by a Viking chief in 874, this fascinating yet vibrant city is minutes away from fields of lava and the silvery reflections of the famous Blue Lagoon, a vast natural swimming pool.

7:00 am

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Day 8 -  Reykjavik - Hafnarfjordur (Iceland)
Disembarkation

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Cruise Fares
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Fares listed are per person, based on double occupancy

Brochure Fare

Superior Stateroom

$4,930

DeLuxe Stateroom

$5,620

Prestige Stateroom - Deck 4

$5,990

Prestige Stateroom - Deck 5

$6,150

Prestige Stateroom - Deck 6

$6,510

Deluxe Suite

$7,950

Prestige Suite - Deck 5

$8,820

Prestige Suite - Deck 6

$9,380

Owner Suite

$11,950

Safety and port taxes (for information purposes)

$564

One Child (8-11 years old) sharing cabin with 2 adults

Free

3rd adult Passenger in a Superior Stateroom

$2,870

3rd Passenger in a Prestige Suite

$4,810

Single supplement in cabin*

Starting at + 75%


* Special Bonus fares and single supplements are subject to availability. Rates and discounts are per person based on  double occupancy and may be subject to fuel adjustement according to our terms and conditions. 

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 Our fares include:

Port and safety charges
•Open bar (pouring wines, house champagne, alcohol except premium brands - list available on board)
•Gratuities
•Your cruise including all meals from dinner on the day of embarkation to breakfast on the day of disembarkation
•Welcome aboard and captain’s cocktail parties, gala dinner
•Mineral water, tea, filter coffee, white, red and rosé wines served with meals
•24 hour room service (selected menu)
•Evening entertainments and events, and/or organised shows
•Porterage from the quayside to the ship and vice versa
•English-speaking guest-speaker (when applicable)

Our fares do not include:

•Flights and airport taxes
•Transfers, day rooms and other services at arrival & departure, before embarkation and after disembarkation
•Optional shore excursions (sold on board)
•Insurances
•Personal expenses
•Other drinks not included in open bar