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Icelandic Cruise Day-by-Day Itinerary: REYKJAVIK TO AKUREYRI

Icelandic Cruise

Day 1 -Saturday REYKJAVIK

Embarkation at 3-4 pm. Overnight in port. 


Day 2 -Sunday REYKJAVIK

All day optional excursion in Reykjavik city before leaving to enjoy a panoramic tour to the volcanic Reykjanes Peninsula. Vikingaheimar, and the geothermal fields of Krysuvik. Overnight in port. 


Morning sailing and arrival in Akranes for our optional full day excursion to Deildartunguhver, Europe’s most powerful thermal spring, to the Hraunfossar and Barnafoss waterfalls area. We will stop in Reykholt which was at one time one of the intellectual centers of the island and had for many years one of the most important schools of the country. Here lived and died in the middle ages one of the most important persons in Icelandic history: Snorri Sturluson, a famous poet and politician whose records of the old Norse language and mythology of medieval Iceland are invaluable to modern scholars. Remains of his farm and a bathroom with hot pot and a tunnel between the bath and the house can still be visited. In the afternoon we rejoin the ship and sail to the west fjords. Overnight at sea

Day 4 - Tuesday BILDUDALUR - ISAFJORDUR Variety Cruises Iceland Cruise

We sail past the Latrarbag cliffs which rise 450 m over the sea and reach Bildudalur.  Our afternoon optional excursion will take us   to the Dynjandi Waterfall and we will walk around Bildudalur and visit the Sea Monsters Museum. In the afternoon , we cruise around the Westfjords to Isafjordur.Evening arrival in Isafjorfur. Overnight in port.

Day 5 - Wednesday ISAFJORDUR

Isafjordur is a large fishing port in Wesfjords. Our afternoon optional excursion will take us to Bolungravik  and then  Osvor town  where we will visit a restored fisherman's hut. Back in town we will visit the  Maritime Museum and walk around the town known for its  rich cultural heritage and merchant's homes dating from the 18th century. In the afternoon we  sail to Siglufjordur . Overnight at sea

This morning we reach Siglufjordur, Iceland's  northernmost city, very close to the Arctic Circle and possibly the most picturesque  port of Iceland. Once known as the capital of Herring fishing. The optional walking tour through the city will take you to the port, the Herring Museum, the Folk Music  center housed in Madame House, the oldest  house in the city. After lunch we leave for nearby Husavik port. Late in the afternoon we sail in the Skjafandi Bay  and reach Husavik, Europe's  capital of whale watching. We  will have time to stroll around this  charming fishing village and visit the wooden church, the best preserved church in Iceland. Overnight in port.


This morning our full day optional  excursion will take you from Husavik to Akureyri ( where you will meet the Callisto in the evening). You will visit  the  Lake Myvatn,  Namarksard and Dimmuborgir, all  fine examples of the volcanic world  with lava fields, boiling and steaming mud pools, steam vents and craters.  After lunch we continue on the Ring Road to reach  Godafoss Waterfall - the Falls of the Gods - and will hear about the Kristni Saga, recounting the  arrival of Christianity and the end of Paganism. We rejoin the Callisto in Akureyri the capital of Northern Iceland and we will spend some time walking around this colorful city visiting in particular the Art Alley. Overnight in port.


Day 8 - Saturday  AKUREYRI

Disembarkation between 6am - 10am after breakfast.
Note: The cruise itinerary is subject to weather conditions.

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Cabin Category

Per Person (USD)

Category C
Lower Deck, Twin or Double Bedded Cabins


Category B
Lower Deck, Twin or Double Bedded Cabins


Category A
Main or Upper Deck, Twin or Double Bedded Cabins


Fare for 3rd Passenger in Category B
Child 7-10 years of age in a triple cabin (Category B) with 2 adults


Child 10-16 years of age in a triple cabin (Category B) with 2 adults


Single Supplement

 50% in Cat. C and Cat B cabins

75% in Cat A

Port Charges


Cruise fares are per person and week and include:

  • Accommodation in double or twin cabins with private SH/WC & air conditioning.
  • Full-board: Buffet breakfast and two meals daily, including a Welcome Cocktail, a local Theme Evening , fun BBQ (weather permitting) and Captain’s Dinner.
  • Regular (filter) coffee, tea and  drinking water free all day.
  • Use of fishing and snorkelling equipment (subject to availability).
  • English-Speaking  Cruise Escort
Not included:
    • Beverages (except those mentioned above).
    • Shore excursions on the islands or other land arrangements.
    • Crew tips.
    • Passenger personal expenses
    • Wi-Fi (available at charge)