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Comprehensive Iceland Cruise Tour
 
Reykjavik to Reykjavik
Tue Aug 27, 2024 - Tue Sep 3, 2024,
 7 days
 on Star Pride
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Reykjavik to Reykjavik
Take in the glow of pink midnight skies as you stand before fragile moss-shrouded arctic deserts punctuated by alabaster icefields, steaming geysers and smoldering volcanoes on a 10-day combination cruise and tour that integrates inland adventures with a coastal circumnavigation of Iceland. Venture inshore to Iceland’s untouched regions, including the Hraunfoss Lava Falls, the thundering Barnafoss Waterfall and glowing blue ice caverns beneath the Langjokull Glacier, the second largest glacier in Iceland. Bask in the steamy comfort of Blue Lagoon’s outdoor geothermal spa. Wander Reykjavik’s cultural museums and make your way along inviting side streets where former fishing homes offer basement bars, artisan boutiques and local coffee houses. Sample Kjötsúpa, a regional lamb stew rich in root vegetables. Spend an evening amid the colorful and quirky Seydisfjordur, a summer haven for artists and a jumping-off point for naturalists and scientists studying puffins, kittiwakes, arctic terns and innumerable wildlife in the nearby Skálanes Nature Reserve.
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Day 1: Reykjavik, Iceland
The world's most northerly capital enjoys almost 24-hour sunlight in summer, all the better to show off the city’s eclectic architecture and dazzling natural wonders. Your English-speaking guide and driver meet you at the airport and take you to The Grand Hotel near the city center. If you like, walk to the nearby Saga Museum to brush up on Icelandic history, or catch a peek of historic Hofdi House, site of the 1986 summit between Ronald Reagan and Mikhail Gorbachev that effectively ended the Cold War. Get a good night’s sleep, because tomorrow will be a busy one.

(Includes overnight at The Grand Hotel and airport transfer)
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Day 2: Borgarfjordur & Husafell, Iceland
After breakfast, head to Borgarfjordur, 56 miles from Reykjavik. This region was the setting for most of the Icelandic sagas and you’ll learn some folk tales as you view the short, fierce rapids of Barnafoss Waterfall and the series of rivulets that form Hraunfossar Waterfall. After lunch, step into the dazzling, blue-hued Langjokull Ice Tunnels and marvel at the natural beauty of one of the most striking glacier caves in Iceland. Enjoy the evening at your leisure.

(Includes overnight at The Grand Hotel, breakfast, and lunch)
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Day 3: Pingvellir National Park
Explore remarkable Pingvellir National Park after breakfast. This UNESCO World Heritage site is where the world’s oldest democratic parliament was founded in 930, and is also where the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates meet. Because of this unique geography, Iceland has magma close to the surface – one of the criteria required to produce geysers. See this in action at nearby Strokkur Geyser before lunch at Fridheimar Tomato Farm. Next up is Gullfoss Waterfall, where icy water thunders down a double fall into a deep gorge. Travel to the small village of Fludir, home to the Secret Lagoon natural hot springs, then to the village of Stokkseyri for a dinner of local dishes before heading back to Reykajavik and the Grand Hotel.

(Includes overnight at The Grand Hotel breakfast, lunch, and dinner)
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Day 4: Reykjavik to the Ship Blue Lagoon
Breakfast is included at the hotel. A sightseeing tour of Reykjavik takes you to see Perlan the Pearl with an impressive panoramic view of Reykjavik, The Hallgrimskirkja, the church with an imposing tower that dominates the skyline. Bathe in the famous Blue Lagoon for a healthy mineral soak before heading to your waiting ship.

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Day 4: Reykjavik
The world's most northerly capital enjoys almost 24-hour sunlight in summer, all the better to show off the city’s eclectic architecture and dazzling natural wonders. Soak in the milky Blue Lagoon, visit Guilfoss Waterfall, find Pingvellir National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site , or explore the surprisingly vibrant local museum and art scene.
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Day 5: Surtsey Island
Take a boat tour to view Surtsey Island, which only rose from the sea in the 1960s and has been a protected UNESCO World Heritage Site since its birth. The other big attraction here is seabirds. Zodiac tours provide close up views of seabird populated sea cliffs including the largest colony of Atlantic puffins.
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Day 5: Heimaey Island,
Witness a world still in transition. Circle Surtsey Island, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, which rose from the sea in the 1960s. Next up, Heimaey, where a volcanic eruption created a modern-day Pompeii in 1973. 
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Day 6: Seydisfjordur
Seydisfjord is 11 miles of long, narrow, beautiful waterway surrounded by high mountains that ends at the town of Seydisfjordur, known for its old multi-colored wooden buildings and cascading waterfalls even in the town.  This is home of the Skalanes Nature Reserve with its wide variety of wildlife including more than 45 bird species.  The first high-voltage electricity in Iceland was opened here in 1913 and is still in operation today. A popular hiking path starts at the town center, following the east bank of the Fjardara River that flows through the center of town. 
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Day 7: Seydisfjordur
Seydisfjord is 11 miles of long, narrow, beautiful waterway surrounded by high mountains that ends at the town of Seydisfjordur, known for its old multi-colored wooden buildings and cascading waterfalls even in the town.  This is home of the Skalanes Nature Reserve with its wide variety of wildlife including more than 45 bird species.  The first high-voltage electricity in Iceland was opened here in 1913 and is still in operation today. A popular hiking path starts at the town center, following the east bank of the Fjardara River that flows through the center of town. 
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Day 8: Akureyri
Akureyri is an important port and fisheries center especially because of its ice-free harbor so close to the Arctic Circle.  It lies at the end of Iceland’s longest fjord, which is 37 miles long, at sits at the base of snowcapped peaks that offer some of Iceland’s best skiing during the winter.  Must-sees in Akureyri include the Listagil (art canyon) which is home to many arts and crafts galleries and shops, the beautiful church in the center of town, the botanical garden, and Hafnarstraeti, the main shopping street.This is also the perfect place to ride an Icelandic horse or soak in the sky-blue Myvatn Nature Baths.
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Day 9: Isafjordur
Small and easily walkable Isafjordur has one of the largest fisheries in Iceland. But the sever decline of the fishing industry has caused Isafjordur to look elsewhere for work. Despite its small size, this town has a school of music and has become a center for alternative music and they host a yearly festival that provides a platform for local musicians, band from around Iceland and the world to perform.
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Day 10: Grundarfjordur
Beautiful Grundarfjordur is located between a mountain range and the sea.  The road nearby crosses a lava field that is partially warm so snow does not always stick there. The main attraction of the area is Snæfellsjokull National Park full of regal glaciers, lava fields, waterfalls, caves, calderas, and basalt cliffs. The peninsula there received the EARTHCHECK Sustainable Community Award in 2010, the first area in Iceland to win such an award.
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Day 11: Reykjavik
The world's most northerly capital enjoys almost 24-hour sunlight in summer, all the better to show off the city’s eclectic architecture and dazzling natural wonders. Soak in the milky Blue Lagoon, visit Guilfoss Waterfall, find Pingvellir National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site , or explore the surprisingly vibrant local museum and art scene.

What’s Included?

  • Transfers to and from sites, hotels, port and airport
  • 3 nights at Grand Hotel Reykjavik *
  • Entrance fees to Langjokull Ice Tunnels, Secret Lagoon, Blue Lagoon
  • Guided tours of Barnafoss Falls, Hraunfossar Falls , Pingvellir National Park, Geysir Hot Springs, Gullfoss Waterfall and Reykjavik sightseeing
  • Meals as indicated, 2-course lunch at Hotel Husafell Restaurant**, buffet lunch at Fridheimar Tomato Farm**, dinner at Fjorubordid Restaurant**, breakfast included every morning.
  • 7-day cruise round trip from Reykjavik

Please note: Bring your hat, sunscreen, sunglasses,  light rain jacket, and comfortable walking shoes for both dry and wet conditions. This tour is not wheelchair accessible and is not suitable for people with mobility issues. Luggage handling is included in this program. Itinerary timing is subject to change and, on rare occasions, the content of a day can be moved to another day due to holidays and other operational reasons. 

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**or similar dining experience
Popular Highlights
Barnafoss Waterfalls
Visit some of the world’s most rugged and pristine areas including Hraunfoss and Barnafoss Waterfalls.
Blue Lagoon
Soak in the soothing 98-104°F famous Blue Lagoon of Reykjavik.
Langjokull Ice Tunnels
See the beautiful blue ice when you walk into the Langjokull Ice Tunnels.
Pingvellir National Park
Enjoy a full day in Pingvellir National Park, a UNESCO site.
Seydisfjordur
Overnight in Seydisfjordur with its colorful historic houses imported from Norway.
Strokkur Geysir
Have your camera ready for Geysir Hot Springs’ famous Strokkur that spouts piping hot water up to 60 feet in the air.
Surtsey Island
Sail past the youngest place on earth, Surtsey Island, created by an eruption in 1963.
Itinerary at a Glance
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Reykjavik to the Ship Blue Lagoon
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Sat Aug 31
Surtsey Island
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Sat Aug 31
Heimaey Island,
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Seydisfjordur
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Tue Sep 3
Akureyri
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Wed Sep 4
Isafjordur
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Thu Sep 5
Grundarfjordur
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Fri Sep 6
Reykjavik
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