Cruises to Iceland

Get lost in the landscape

A land of volcanoes, hot springs and the world’s most northerly capital

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Our featured cruises to Iceland

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Inside from £2,199pp

Iceland & North Cape Discovery

  • 19 Jul 2020
  • 21 nights
  • Ship: Aurora
  • No-Fly Cruise

Itinerary: Southampton - Kirkwall - Torshavn - Grundarfjordur - Reykjavik, Iceland - Isafjordur - Akureyri, Iceland - Honningsvaag - North Cape - Alta, Norway - Tromso, Norway - Kristiansand…

Includes: Bonus on board spend*, choice of car parking, on board spend or coach transfers*, no-fly cruising, fantastic destinations*

Suite from £6,600pp

Circumnavigation of Iceland

  • 29 Jun 2020
  • 9 nights
  • Ship: Silver Wind
  • Fly Cruise

Itinerary: Reykjavik, Iceland - Grundarfjordur - Siglufjordur, Iceland - Husavik, Iceland - Seydisfjordur, Iceland - Djupivogur, Iceland - Heimaey, Iceland - Reykjavik, Iceland

Includes: Beverages in suite and throughout the ship, including champagne, select wines & spirits , open-seating dining , multiple restaurants with diverse cuisine , spacious, ocean-view s…

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Inside from £4,822

Iconic Transatlantic Featuring Canada & Iceland

  • 24 Jul 2020
  • 21 nights
  • Ship: Queen Mary 2
  • No-Fly Cruise

Itinerary: Southampton - New York, USA - Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada - Corner Brook, Newfoundland, Canada - Reykjavik, Iceland - Oban, UK - Glasgow, Scotland - Southampton

Includes: Choice of car parking, on board spend or coach transfers*, earn exclusive cruise miles, no-fly cruising, fantastic destinations*

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Explore the land of fire and ice

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Reykjavik, Iceland

Reykjavik, Iceland

The Blue Lagoon Reykjavik, Iceland

The Blue Lagoon Reykjavik, Iceland

Akureyri, Iceland

Akureyri, Iceland

Akyreyri, Iceland

Akyreyri, Iceland

Puffin in Iceland

Puffin in Iceland

Discover street art in Reykjavik

While Iceland is sparsely populated, its capital city is actually home to more than 120,000 people. Red, blue and orange rooftops line the streets in Reykjavik, and its eccentric residents have transformed the remote capital into a hub for street art. Surrounded by mountains and icy waters, the city is an unlikely place for street art to thrive. And yet, wandering through the streets, you’ll see an abundance of murals painted on houses and businesses.

Cruise through Icelandic fjords

One of the highlights of any Iceland cruise is sailing through its dramatic fjords. Brightly-coloured wooden houses line the water’s edge, with the mountains behind towering up towards the sky. Interspersed between remote, still waters and deep valleys are some of Iceland’s most spectacular towns and villages, such as Seydisfjordur. With an international community of artists and musicians, this picturesque town is the cultural hub of Iceland’s East-fjords.

Grab a bite in Akureyri

Akureyri, pronounced a’h-koo-rare-ee’, is Iceland’s fourth-largest city. Despite its population of just 18,000, Akureyri, is one of the coolest places in the country, with eclectic cafes, renowned restaurants and art galleries. For a taste of the traditional, Akureyri has restaurants serving classic Icelandic dishes, such as lamb, rye bread and fish stews. But the town is no stranger to contemporary dining, with menus embracing fusion cuisine using fresh local ingredients from the land and sea. It’s estimated that Akureyri is home to roughly 50 restaurants, so there’s plenty to look forward to for foodies on an Icelandic cruise.

Catch a glimpse of the aurora

The mainland of Iceland is just a few degrees south of the Arctic Circle, making it a prime spot to catch a glimpse of the aurora borealis, or northern lights. Travellers are most likely to see the northern lights in Iceland between early September and April. The best way to see the dancing lights is by heading to somewhere with little light population, outside of towns and cities. During your cruise to Iceland, your ship will take you far from any bright lights, giving you the opportunity to gaze up at the aurora from the deck.

Meet the locals

As well as getting to know the friendly Icelandic folk, there are some other locals you ought to seek out during your cruise. Minke whales, humpback whales, killer whales and seals patrol the waters surrounding Iceland, and can be spotted from your cruise ship, or a more intimate wildlife boat tour during an excursion. While roaming through the landscape, look out for the elusive Arctic fox, mink, rabbits and reindeer.