Grimsey on the Arctic Circle, home to over a million seabirds
whales off the coast of Húsavík,
Iceland’s whale capital
Vestmannaeyjar islands, home to Eldfell, the youngest volcano in the
Iceland’s extraordinary fjords and sea cliffs
spectacular volcanoes, waterfalls, and glaciers!
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CAT 6 - Comfort Twin
CAT 10 - Suite
cosmopolitan capital, Reykjavík was established in 874 AD.
Powered by geothermal energy, Reykjavík is widely considered
one of the cleanest, greenest cities on Earth. Despite centuries of
relative isolation, today Reykjavík is a contemporary city
with plenty to see and do. The National Culture House preserves
treasures like the Poetic Edda, and the Norse Sagas in their original
manuscripts. We depart Reykjavík in the evening aboard the
2: SNÆFELLSNES PENINSULA
hundred-kilometer-long landscape of Snæfellsnes Peninsula is
characterized by sparkling fjords, golden beaches, and undulating lava
flows. The area is crowned by the glistening ice-capped stratovolcano
Snæfellsjökull, 700,000 years old and immortalized
in Jules Verne’s Journey to the Centre of the Earth. On clear
days, the mountain can be seen from Reykjavík, 120
kilometers away. A few small settlements are located on the south side
of the peninsula, and fishing villages can be found on the north.
3: THE WESTFJORDS
about ten percent of Iceland’s visitors ever see this region,
known for its jagged bird cliffs and multihued beaches. Coastal fjords,
immense mountains, and tiny villages can be found here, and a
traditional lifestyle is embraced by the region’s inhabitants.
4: NORTHERN ICELAND AND GRIMSEY
north is a geologist’s dream. Lava fields—almost
lunar in their composition—epic waterfalls, snowcapped peaks,
and bays teeming with marine wildlife are characteristic of the region.
Grimsey Island lies on the Arctic Circle. Its human population of about
a hundred shares the island with nearly a million seabirds! These
include puffins, guillemots, and gulls.
second-largest urban area, Akureyri enjoys a relatively mild climate
and ice-free harbor. In addition, Akureyri is surrounded by mountains,
which shield it from strong winds. First settled in the ninth century,
Akureyri provided a base for Allied units during the Second World War.
Nearby Lake Myvatn offers stunning contrasts: one side of the lake
features rugged volcanic remnants, while the other side is blessed with
lush vegetation and varied bird life.
on Skjalfandi Bay, is known as the “Whale Capital”
of Iceland. Fifteen different whale species frequent the area; we also
hope to see dolphins, and thirty varieties of birds. The
Húsavík Museum is located by the harbor. There
are also numerous other museums including the Exploration Museum, which
houses artifacts from Apollo astronaut training in the area; a whale
museum, and a turf house museum.
is nestled at the tip of its namesake fjord. The town of seven hundred
is known for its flourishing art scene, colorful roads, and shopping.
We will also have the opportunity to visit the Skalanes Nature Reserve.
Family owned and operated, this is a center for research and
interpretation of Iceland’s environment and cultural history,
and a model for sustainable tourism. The 3,000-acre area is a habitat
for approximately fifty different bird species during the summer time,
and, in particular, the eider duck.
8: SOUTHEAST ICELAND
south of Iceland is home to some of the country’s most
beautiful natural attractions. It boasts a unique mix of volcanoes,
lagoons, glaciers—as well as hot springs, geysers, and
9: VESTMANNAEYJAR (WESTMAN ISLANDS)
lies off the south coast of Iceland and comprises fourteen islands,
numerous rocks and skerries. Only the largest island, Heimaey, is
inhabited. Numerous species of seabirds nest in the steep rock faces
along the ocean cliffs. The volcanically active area has seen two major
eruptions in recent times: the formation of the island of Surtsey in
1963, and the Eldfell eruption ten years later that destroyed much of
Heimaey and nearly blocked its harbor.
or “steamy bay”, is a cosmopolitan capital city and
as much a part of the Icelandic experience as the midnight sun or the
fire and ice that creates the island’s landscape. Today we
disembark the Ocean Endeavour and transfer to the airport.
Ocean Endeavour - AC (Expedition, 198-guests)
The Ocean Endeavour is the perfect vessel for expedition cruising. Outftted with twenty Zodiacs, advanced navigation equipment, multiple lounges, and a top deck observation room, she is purpose-built for passenger experiences in remote environments. The Ocean Endeavour boasts a 1B ice class, enabling her to explore throughout the Arctic summer. At 137 metres in length, the Ocean Endeavour has plenty of interior and exterior space. Ample deck space ofers comfortable lounge chairs, a swimming pool, two saunas, and a hot tub. The spacious interior allows for varied workshops and presentations to occur simultaneously. The three lounges aboard the Ocean Endeavour are optimal locations for seminars, events, parties, and conversation.
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aboard the Ocean Endeavour
taxes and Credit card fees
to Adventure Canada's Discovery Fund
access permits, entry and park fees
of expedition staff
and community visits
Camera Trial Program