Circumnavigation of Iceland: Land of Fire & Ice

Circumnavigation of Iceland: Land of Fire & Ice



Discover the enchanting “Land of Fire and Ice,” where glaciers cap dormant volcanoes and Viking ruins coexist with geothermal baths, mud pots, and geysers on this 7-night cruise. Enjoy a city tour of Reykjavík, featuring visits to the lauded National Museum and Hallgrímskirkja Church. Cruise into Siglufjörður and Seyðisfjörður—dramatically-sited ports inaccessible to larger vessels. Cross the Arctic Circle as you cruise the coast of UNESCO-designated Surtsey, one of Earth’s youngest islands, and visit Grímsey Island.
Complimentary alcoholic & nonalcoholic beverages are included throughout the cruise! 

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Trip Type
Group Travel Tour, International Ocean & Sea Voyages
Departure Dates
Jun 7, 2024 - Jun 15, 2024
Jun 25, 2024 - Jul 3, 2024


Reykjavík and the Golden Circle Pre-Program Option
The captivating city of Reykjavík and its surrounding natural wonders provide you with the perfect prelude to Iceland. Tour the legendary Golden Circle—UNESCO World Heritage‑designated Þingvellir National Park and the thundering terraced cataract of Gullfoss Falls and Strokkur, possibly the world’s most iconic fountain geyser. Enjoy an excursion to the Reykjanes Peninsula, a UNESCO Global Geopark and natural marvel with an array of lighthouses. There, you will visit Brimketill lava rock pool and the site of the lava flood from the volcanic activity of 2021. Accommodations for 3 nights in a luxury hotel.
The Pre-Program Option is available at an additional cost. Details will be provided with your reservation confirmation.


Airport transfers and luggage handling abroad are only included if air arrangements are booked through Gohagan & Company. If travelers make their own air arrangements, transfers and luggage handling are not included; transfers can be organized through Gohagan & Company and purchased by the traveler.



  • Linda Harper

    Linda Harper

    Linda was on the NTHP National Main Street program’s management team working with over 200 communities.  As the director for Exchange Programs for the Countryside Institute she provided oversight for communities in 3 counties to implement sustainable environmental and economic programs. Her time as the Board Chair and Executive Director of Historic Congressional Cemetery saw the property go from being listed on the NT’s 11 Most Endangered to being listed as a National Landmark with a $4M endowment. Most recently she served as the CEO for Cultural Tourism for Washington, DC promoting the embassies, monuments, arts and neighborhoods as an integral part of the city’s economic development plan.  Her background in historic preservation, cultural tourism and community engagement will help each traveler better understand the flavor and significance of our stops along the way.


A non-refundable administrative fee of $300 per person will apply for all cancellations received more than 7 days after booking and before other fees take effect at 120 days:
120 days $300 per person admin fee after 7-day grace period from booking
120 – 91 days 25% of full invoice fare
90 – 61 days 50% of full invoice fare
60 – 31 days 75% of full invoice fare
30 – 0 days 100% of full invoice fare
Separate airfare Terms & Conditions apply




  • day 1 & 2

    Depart home city/ Reykjavík, Iceland/ Embark the ship

    Depart your home city and arrive the next day in Reykjavík. Following lunch on your own, join your group for a panoramic tour of Laugardalur Park, home to colorful botanical gardens, recreational facilities, and Iceland’s only zoo. Continue to the National Museum, where over 2,000 artifacts provide a window to Iceland’s rich history, culture, and heritage. Step into the impressive Hallgrímskirkja Church and visit the Perlan to take inpanoramic city views. Cap off your tour in Reykjavík’s old town center before embarking the ship.

  • day 3

    Vigur Island/ Ísafjörður/ Bolungarvík

    Uncover fascinating Icelandic heritage on Vigur Island, a private wildlife sanctuary owned by Felicity Aston and her husband Gísli. Embrace the opportunity to get close to arctic terns, eider ducks, off to explore the astonishing Westfjords. Witness Ósvör, a replica of a 19th-century fishing station. Continue to friendly Bolungarvík and enjoy a music program inside a small church. Upon your return to Ísafjörður, take a guided walk to view the colorful architecture and 18th‑century, timber‑framed houses. A visit to the lauded Westfjords Heritage Museum provides insight into the rich maritime heritage of the Westfjords. This evening, attend the Captain’s Welcome Reception and Dinner.

  • day 4

    Siglufjörður/Arctic Circle/Grímsey Island

    Welcome to Siglufjörður, one of Iceland’s most dramatically sited towns. Visit the Herring Era Museum, Iceland’s largest maritime museum. This praised museum recreates the history of fish salting and oil processing during the early 20th century and offers visitors insight into the lives of fishermen that once lived in the area. Return to the ship for lunch and cruise to Grímsey Island, which straddles the top of the world at 66 degrees north. Enjoy a special opportunity to walk across the Arctic Circle.

  • day 5

    Húsavík for Lake Mývatn

    Explore northern Iceland’s extraordinary natural landscapes, stopping at at Námaskarð and the pseudocraters at Skútustaðir, formed when hot lava flowed across the wetlands over 2,000 years ago. Walk among the surreal “dark castle” lava formations of Dimmuborgir and drive along the shores of Lake Mývatn. Continue to Goðafoss, or the “Waterfall of the Gods,” and gaze at this scenic wonder.

  • day 6


    Visit the sky‑hued Blue Church on the 11-mile-long fjords of Seyðisfjörður and observe a specially arranged cultural and musical performance.

  • day 7

    Djúpivogur for Jökulsárlón

    Depart on a full‑day scenic excursion along Iceland’s eastern coast. During your drive, take in stunning mountain views and landscapes peppered with unique land formations and charming villages. Board a specially designed small boat for a private cruise amid the luminous icebergs of Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon in the UNESCO World Heritage‑designated Vatnajoküll National Park and touch the ice that has calved off the outlet tidewater glacier.

  • day 8

    Heimaey, Westman Islands/Cruise along Surtsey Island

    Arrive at Heimaey Island, part of the Vestmannaeyjar (Westman Islands) archipelago, and drive past Sprangan, where locals train for the island sport of rope swinging. See the ruins of ancient Viking farmhouses dating from A.D. 650 in Herjólfsdalur Valley, observe Heimaey’s largest puffin colony from the headland of Stórhöfði, and view a timbered stave church in scenic Skansinn. See the imposing Eldfell volcano and tour the Eldheimar Museum, which chronicles its fateful activity of 1973. This evening, cruise along the coast of Surtsey Island, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the youngest and most fragile islands on Earth. Tonight, toast to your fellow travelers during the Captain’s Farewell Reception.

  • day 9

    Reykjavík/Disembark/ Return to Home City

    After breakfast, disembark and transfer to the airport for your return flight to the U.S. (b)

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