LUXURY ICELAND CRUISES
This singularly wild and unbridled country is one of the most active volcanic regions on the planet, its rugged landscape literally boiling with unbounded energy. The capital, Reykjavik (“bay of smoke”), was named for the steam rising from its many mineral hot springs, and geothermal areas here feature simmering volcanoes, spouting geysers, fuming pyroclastic vents and subterranean lava tubes.
Equally cool: Iceland’s deep-cut fjords and massive glaciers, soaring peaks and ground-shaking waterfalls — all interspersed with idyllic green countryside dotted by sheep farms and jagged coasts that welcome whales, porpoises and millions of nesting seabirds. The country boasts the world’s oldest existing democratic assembly, along with a lofty level of modernity and laidback motto of “Þetta Reddast” — things all work out in the end.
- World-Class Expedition Team: Join top-notch experts — including a marine biologist, ornithologist, geologist, historian, photographer and naturalist experts — who share their insights on shore excursions, through Seabourn Conversations lectures, on deck during scenic cruising, and in casual exchanges on board.
- Super submarine: Delve below the surface of Grundarfjordur and Papey Island in one of Seabourn Venture’s two custom-built, six-guest subs.
- Ventures by Seabourn: Explore Seydisfjordur and other select destinations on optional kayak, Zodiac® and hiking excursions, operated and escorted by your ship’s Expedition Team.
Iceland Cruise Destinations
Some say the Vikings gave Iceland its frosty moniker to hide the secret of its jaw-dropping beauty and geological bounty. Explore this Nordic island nation’s winding fjords, verdant valleys, towering stone sea stacks and other natural wonders via Zodiacs, in kayaks and on foot.
Fly over the lunar-like Reykjanes Peninsula in a helicopter, take a dip in the Blue Lagoon’s milky waters, and browse the boutiques along Reykjavik’s trendy Laugavegur Street — all in one day. Akureyri offers access to Eyjafjörður — Iceland’s longest fjord — and the steamy Myvatn Nature Baths, or hop in a Super Jeep and head off-roading to Godafoss Waterfall. Meet Arctic foxes in Isafjordur, explore volcanic Heimaey on an ATV, and view Vigur Island’s massive nesting grounds on a hike, in a Zodiac or by kayak.
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Getting the most out of your visit depends on your intended adventure. Hiking? Whale-watching? Seeing the Northern Lights?
Featured Shore Excursions
Diving Vigur Island by submarine
Shore excursion: Reykjavik UNESCO site tour
Exploring Grundafjordur by Kayak
Iceland Travel Articles: Learn More Iceland
Get insider tips on how to make your Seabourn voyage to Iceland unforgettable. One idea: Warm up with a bowl of Plokkfiskur, a popular Icelandic dish made with cod or haddock and mashed potatoes.
Birds are the word when it comes to exploring Vigur. The remote island is home to thousands of nesting seabirds including puffins, Eider ducks, black guillemots and Arctic terns. You can access it on a Ventures by Seabourn excursion from Isafjordur.
Among its many natural wonders, Iceland’s waterfalls are particularly breathtaking. No visit here is complete without viewing at least one of these spectacular showpieces, such as Gullfoss — the country’s tallest falls — and otherworldly Godafoss.