- 12 Days
- July & August 2021
- MS Fram
- £3999 per person
This Expedition Includes:
- Full board as standard
- International and Norwegian cuisine
- Varied programme of daily excursions, led by a highly trained expedition team
- Onboard enrichment programme consisting of recaps, presentations and lectures
- Highly recommended for photography and wildlife enthusiasts
- Kayak close to the stunning glaciers in Stykkishólmur
- Visit the magnificent Gullfoss waterfall in the south-west of Iceland
- Explore Akureyri, a cosmopolitan city with just 18,000 residents
You will embark MS Fram in the Icelandic capital of Reykjavik, home to some of Iceland’s most breath-taking scenery, including Thingvellir National Park, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and Gullfoss, where you can find the Golden Waterfall.
Day two will see you arrive in Stykkishólmur, located on Iceland’s western coast. Lava and incredible rock formations, hot springs and glaciers are all highlights here and popular activities include kayaking and hiking.
As you sail into the Midnight Sun, you’ll be heading for the small island of Flatey, where time seems to have stood still, before continuing on your expedition cruise to Latrabjarg Promontory, which is home to millions of birds, including puffins and razorbills.
On day four you will awake in the majestic port of Ísafjörður, the largest town in the westfjords with a population of around 3,000.
If sea birds are your interest, then your next port, Reykjarfjörður, is the place for you. The Hornbjarg cliff is one of the greatest seabird habitats in Iceland and as Reykjarfjörður can only be reached by boat or on foot, MS Spitsbergen will try to land her polarcirkel boats so you can take a closer look at this wonderful area.
Siglufjörður is next, where you can enjoy the rugged landscape before sailing on to Grímsey, where the Arctic Circle meets Iceland.
MS Fram then moves on to Akureyri, which is perfectly located for reaching many of Iceland’s renowned natural beauty spots, including the stunning Goðafoss waterfall.
Húsavík, the oldest settlement in Iceland, is your next port of call before reaching Bakkargerdi, known as “the land of the elves” and then sailing for Seyðisfjörður which has a strong Norwegian influence.
The picturesque fishing village of Höfn comes into view on Day ten, where large mountains, wide rivers and the Vatnajökull glacier dominate the area.
Surtey begins day eleven and is a volcanic island that was formed by an eruption that started deep beneath the ocean and finally reached the surface in 1963. Heimaey and its
magnificent cliffs and birds will be your last stop before MS Spitsbergen heads back to Reykjavik where you will disembark.