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See the best of Iceland’s spectacular scenery and wildlife on this fantastic 7-night cruise from the vibrant capital to the remote north and east of the island. Discover some of the country’s best-loved sights on a private 4-day tour before you set sail, giving you a taste of some of the natural beauty that is yet to come, then it’s time to cruise where sparkling fjords meet jagged cliffs and whales swim serenely past. Enjoy time in Scotland’s northernmost islands, unique in their culture and history, before your journey comes to an end on the south coast of England.

This itinerary is simply a snapshot of what we can offer, and ports/excursions are subject to change, so contact our Luxury Cruise Travel Specialists to make the most of their expertise and the latest offers.

Day 1 Fly to Iceland

Day 1 Welcome to Iceland

Day 1Welcome to Iceland

Fly to Reykjavik and meet a private transfer to take you to the start of your Iceland adventure. Travel through some of the island’s unique volcanic terrain to your home for the next two nights, Torfhus Retreat in the heart of the Golden Circle. Staying in a Torfbaer Suite, you can look forward to cosy, rustic luxury with sweeping wilderness views and a sunken geothermically heated basalt stone hot pool perfect for soothing any post-flight aching limbs.

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Day 2 The Golden Circle, Iceland

Day 2The Golden Circle, Iceland

Enjoy a private tour of Iceland’s iconic Golden Circle route today, discovering three of the country’s most famous attractions. Spend time in Thingvellir National Park, visit the Geysir Geothermal Area, and marvel at the tumbling two-tiered waters of Gullfoss Waterfall. There’s also a chance to climb aboard a snowmobile on Iceland’s second biggest glacier, Langjokull, a thrilling way to end the day. 

Day 3 Raufarhólshellir Lava Tunnel, Iceland

Day 3Raufarhólshellir Lava Tunnel, Iceland

Head underground to the breathtaking subterranean world of the Raufarhólshellir Lava Tunnel, formed over 5,000 years ago during a volcanic eruption. Later, travel to The Retreat at Blue Lagoon, a luxury hotel and spa located in the iconic Blue Lagoon geothermal area. Boasting just 60 luxurious suites, Michelin-starred dining, a subterranean spa, and a private lagoon, you can spend your time here relaxing and immersing yourself in the mesmerising natural landscape.

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Day 4 Blue Lagoon, Iceland

Day 4Blue Lagoon, Iceland

Today is free for you to unwind at your hotel and in the Blue Lagoon. Perhaps indulge in an innovative spa treatment that uses the Blue Lagoon’s mineral-rich waters and other local ingredients, before soaking in the warming, world-renowned healing waters.

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Day 5 Embarkation in Reykjavik, Iceland

Day 5Embarkation in Reykjavik, Iceland

Return to Reykjavik, the northernmost capital in the world. Here, colourful rooftops sit above lively streets and culture, history and leisure converge. Today, you will embark on Seabourn Sojourn, your luxurious home for the next week.

Day 6 Isafjordur, Iceland

Day 6Isafjordur, Iceland

Sail north to the remote and sparsely populated Westfjords, where towering mountains sit alongside dozens of sparkling fjords in a wild, untamed subarctic landscape. Optional excursions here include visiting Ísafjörður, the location of the oldest house in Iceland or exploring Súðavík village, a town irrevocably altered by an avalanche in 1995. Get to know the history and culture of the towns as well as enjoy fantastic views of the landscape nearby.

Day 7 Akureyri, Iceland

Day 7Akureyri, Iceland

Travel to ‘The Capital of the North’, Iceland’s second largest city located just 62 miles from the Arctic Circle. Select from the range of onshore excursions to discover the region’s mesmerising landscape, perhaps relaxing at the ‘Blue Lagoon of the North’, the Nature Baths at Myvatn with their geothermal waters, or whale watching on the pristine waters of Eyjafjordur Fjord. With a 95% success rate for spotting whales, you can hope to see a variety of species in their natural habitat.

Day 8 Vopnafjorour, Iceland

Day 8Vopnafjorour, Iceland

Sailing around Iceland’s northern coast to the east, you’ll arrive in the bay of Vopnafjörður, first settled by Vikings in the late 9th century. Today, you have the chance to explore: Opt to visit Vatnajökull National Park, home to Dettifoss waterfall, reputedly the most powerful waterfall in all of Europe; walk along the dramatic coastline; or visit one of Iceland’s newest and most popular attractions, the Stuðlagil Canyon. The region is also home to the Bustarfell Folk Museum and you can go back in time here, at one of the oldest and best-preserved turf farms of its kind.

Day 9 At Sea

Day 10 Kirkwall, Scotland

Day 10Kirkwall, Scotland

The morning of day 10 sees you arriving in the Orkney Archipelago, a group of remote islands lying off the coast of northern Scotland known for their natural beauty. There is also an interesting heritage to be discovered here, with influences from the Picts, Vikings and Scots, and fascinating Neolithic archaeological sites.

Day 11 At Sea

Day 12 Disembark in Dover, England 

Day 12Disembark in Dover, England 

Look to the horizon for your first view of the White Cliffs of Dover. Once docked, it’s time to disembark, ready to regale anyone who will listen with tales of your remarkable journey.

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