MS Fram - 200 Guests

Circumnavigating Iceland

Our expedition cruise makes a full circumnavigation of Iceland to explore some of the most surprising, enchanting and beautiful terrain on Earth.



 

 

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Explore mystical Iceland – the land of fire and ice
  • See fascinating nature with waterfalls, volcanoes and glaciers side by side
  • Encounter a paradise for bird and whale watching
  • Completely circumnavigate Iceland

DATES / RATES

Rates are listed per person in USD
Start DateEnd DatePolar Inside CabinPolar Outside CabinArctic SuperiorExpedition Suite
Jul 18, 2021Jul 28, 20215,6717,3588,27910,810
Jul 28, 2021Aug 07, 20215,6717,3588,27910,810
Jul 28, 2022Aug 07, 20227,2638,5719,73312,493
Aug 07, 2022Aug 17, 20227,2648,8629,73412,494
Rates are listed per person in USD
Start DateEnd Date(Starting from)
Polar Inside Cabin
(Mid-range)
Arctic Superior
(High-end)
Expedition Suite
Jul 18, 2021Jul 28, 20215,6718,27910,810
Jul 28, 2021Aug 07, 20215,6718,27910,810
Jul 28, 2022Aug 07, 20227,2639,73312,493
Aug 07, 2022Aug 17, 20227,2649,73412,494


ITINERARY

Day 1 - Reykjavik - Embarkation
Day 2 - Stykkishólmur - Full Day
Day 3 - Patreksfjördur - Full Day
Day 4 - Northwest Iceland - Exploration Day
Day 5 - Djupavik - Full Day
Day 6 - Akureyri - Full Day
Day 7 - Grimsey Island & Husavik - Overnight stay - Full Day
Day 8 - Husavik & Langanes Peninsula
Day 9 - Bakkagerdi - Full Day
Day 10 - Heimaey - Full Day
Day 11 - Reykjavik

Day 1 Arriving in Iceland
Many visitors find landing at Keflavik airport enchanting. The hub seems carved out of an arctic desert, with moss-covered lava rock and haunting mountains nearby. But just 45 minutes away is Reykjavik, a charming, vibrant and modern city, offering top restaurants, interesting museums and quaint narrow streets.

Day 2 Welcome to “Sagaland”
The friendly town of Stykkishólmur features beautiful, well-preserved old houses and is surrounded by wonderful scenery.  Enjoy exploring the town´s interesting museums or join optional excursions to see such iconic sites on Snæfellsnes Penninsula as the Lóndrangar basalt cliffs or black sand beaches of Djúpalónssandur.

Day 3 Patreksfjördur
Patreksfjördur is a charming settlement on the west coast of Iceland with about 660 inhabitants. The picturesque fjord offers scenic hiking trails if conditions allow. Patreksfjördur is also close to the spectacular waterfall of Dynjandi and to Látrabjarg, a renowned site for birdwatching.

Day 4 Northwest Iceland
Our experienced captain will plan a day exploring the stunningly beautiful fjords of northwest Iceland. Conditions will determine the final program and activity for the day. We might visit a small settlement, take you on hikes, or launch our kayaks.

Day 5 Remote Ruins and Natural Beauty
In 1917, Elías Stefánsson settled down in Djupavik and built a herring salting factory. Today, you can still see the remains of the factory as well as seven houses and a hotel here. We will explore the landing site, and the beautiful natural scenery surrounding it.

Day 6 Northern Center
Akureyri is a lively town, famous for its botanical gardens and pretty traffic lights. It is the most populous community outside Reykjavík, and the center of trade, culture and services in northern Iceland. Akureyri is close to many of Iceland’s renowned natural treasures, like Mývatn lake and Goðafoss waterfall.

Day 7 Step Across the Arctic Circle
We will use our tender boats to reach this green and grassy island. Grimsey is probably best known for its proximity to the Arctic Circle, which cuts through the island and you can step across. During the afternoon, we sail towards Husavik, arriving in the evening and staying overnight.

Day 8 Whales and Birds
Húsavík is renowned for its whale watching and has several interesting museums, including, of course, a whale museum. In the evening, we will sail past the scenic Laganes Peninsula.

Day 9 Land of the Elves
Bakkagerdi is the main settlement in Borgarfjörður, an area known for its natural beauty and as “the land of the elves.” Puffin colonies abound in the fjord, making this a popular place for birdwatching. Bakkagerdi is off the typical tourist track, and offers peace, quiet and lovely views.

Day 10 Iceland`s Pompeii
The harbor at Heimaey or “Home Island” has a narrow entrance, formed by a volcanic eruption in 1973.  As the lava flow threatened, the ingenious islanders pumped sea water onto the molten rocks to cool and slow its progress. Nearby cliffs provide a habitat for countless birds, including the charming puffin.

Day 11 The End of the Adventure
Our voyage of discovery and adventure ends in Reykjavik. If you have the time, we recommend staying a few extra days to explore this unique and fascinating Nordic city.



MS Fram (Expedition, 200-guests)

MS Fram is purpose built as an expedition vessel with a higher ice-class, chart drawing tools, ship depth sounding database, extractable forward sounding sonar, iceberg search lights, autonomous tracking system, oversized oil retention system for self-sufficiency, and a full 'expedition tools-deck' equivalent to a car-deck that holds 25 vehicles. We believe that as an explorer you need an 'expedition base-camp' that is comfortable - something that combines 'all oceans capabilities' with safety, flexibility and environmental friendliness. That's Fram - simply the best expedition ship imaginable.

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WHAT'S INCLUDED

Expedition Cruise 
  • Expedition cruise in a cabin of your choice
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner including beverages (house beer and wine, sodas, and mineral water) in restaurants Aune
  • À la carte restaurant Lindstrøm included for suite guests
  • Complimentary tea and coffee
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi on board. Be aware that we sail in remote areas with limited connection. Streaming is not supported.
  • Complimentary reusable water bottle to use at water refill stations on board
  • English-speaking Expedition Team who organize and accompany activities onboard and ashore
  • Range of included excursions
Onboard Activities
  • Experts on the Expedition Team deliver in-depth lectures on a variety of topics
  • Use of the ship’s Science Center, which has an extensive library and advanced biological and geological microscopes
  • Citizen Science program allows guests to assist with live scientific research
  • Professional onboard photographer gives top tips and tricks for the best landscape and wildlife photos
  • Use of the ship’shot tubs, panoramic sauna,and indoor gyms
  • Informal gatherings with the crew such as daily recaps and preparation for the day to come
Landing Activities
  • Escorted landings with small expedition boats while in Iceland
  • Loan of boots, trekking poles, and all equipment for activities
  • Complimentary wind and water-resistant expedition jacket
  • Expedition Photographers help with your camera settings before landings
Not Included In Your Expedition
  • International flights 
  • Travel insurance
  • Luggage handling
  • Optional shore excursions with our local partners
  • Optional small-group activities with our Expedition Team  
  • Optional treatments in the wellness and spa area 
Notes
  • All planned activities are subject to weather and ice conditions
  • Excursions and activities are subject to change 
  • Please ensure you meet all visa entry requirements
  • No gratuities expected

 

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