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The picturesque fishing village of Höfn takes you and other explorers off the beaten path — where most expeditions make the town a detour, we make it one of your entrancing destinations. Take a trek out to Jökulsárlón Glacial Lagoon, where glittering icebergs and pearly waters inspire a sense of awe as you experience the moment with fellow explorers. The treasures of Ísafjarðardjúp, like seals along the shoreline and panoramic views of fjords, beckon for epic explorations. Get up close and personal with Iceland’s magnificent landscape on a delightful horseback riding adventure in Akureyri. Villages like Egilsstaðir hold a rich history of Icelandic heritage that the locals are passionate about sharing with you. Explorations of the remarkable Vestmannaeyjar may lead you to wonders such as the Herjólfsdalur Valley, where you can find old farmhouse ruins dating back to the settlement period. Amid the enchanting Snæfellsnes Peninsula lies Grundarfjörður and its shining star, Kirkjufell (Church Mountain).

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Reykjavik Roundtrip

June 19, 2025

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Jun 19 Reykjavik, Iceland Depart: 7:00 pm

Reykjavik, Iceland

In the southwest of Iceland near Faxaflói Bay lies the capital of the country, Reykjavík, simultaneously cosmopolitan and charming. The colorful houses on the horizon create a quaint scene that will make you want to stay forever. Kaleidoscopic views await you at the Harpa Concert Hall, a glittering, glass structure that perfectly exemplifies Iceland’s modern design and will fascinate your inner architect. One of Iceland’s most prominent landmarks is Perlan, originally a group of hot water tanks that was converted to a building that now hosts an exhibition, planetarium, restaurant and observation deck, located atop Öskjuhlíð hill.

Jun 20 Grundarfjörður, Iceland Arrive: 7:00 am Depart: 5:00 pm

Grundarfjörður, Iceland

Amid the wondrous features of the Snæfellsnes Peninsula lies the small town of Grundarfjörður, home to fewer than 1,000 inhabitants. Its shining star of a landmark, Kirkjufell, translating to "Church Mountain," beckons explorers to come and discover the beauty of Iceland. Together with the mountain, a three-pronged waterfall called Kirkjufellsfoss creates an exquisite scene straight out of fantasy. Taking a walk through the center of town, you will come across an orca on land. It’s actually a sculpture created by Unnsteinn Guðmundsson and it was modeled after Thunderstorm the orca, a male whale who often greets visitors during whale watching tours.

Jun 21 Isafjörður, Iceland Arrive: 7:00 am Depart: 4:00 pm

Isafjörður, Iceland

Amid the enchanting Westfjords of Iceland stands Ísafjörður, a fishing town thriving with local energy and culture. Summer months here are brisk, but it’s this cool climate combined with breathtaking and quaint scenery that makes the village feel like an undiscovered treasure. The massive depression among the flat-topped mountains called Naustahvilft - known colloquially as the troll seat - combines Iceland’s natural beauty with the town’s rich folklore. Make a stop at Dokkan Brugghús, the only brewery in the entire Westfjords, and sample the local beers, crafted with naturally filtered spring water from the nearby mountains. For those for whom the sea’s siren call beckons, you must visit the Westfjord History Museum, based on Ísafjörður’s maritime heritage and its rise in the fishing industry.

Jun 22 Akureyri, Iceland Arrive: 8:00 am Depart: 4:00 pm

Akureyri, Iceland

A rich folklore culture abounds in Akureyri, Iceland, put on full display during the city’s festivals throughout the year. Inland, only 50 kilometers south of the Arctic Circle, is the Akureyri Botanical Garden, a remarkable sight with brightly colored flowers and lush greenery. The iconic Akureyrarkirkja (or The Church of Akureyri) designed by architect Guðjón Samúelsson resembles more a 1920s U.S. skyscraper, but within its walls stands an impressive 3,200-pipe organ. Among the local favorite eating spots is Greifinn, a modern restaurant serving a mix of fare from classic burgers to pasta to Tex Mex to salted fish pizza (to honor Iceland’s roots).
Jun 23 Seyðisfjörður, Iceland Arrive: 11:00 am Depart: 8:00 pm

Seyðisfjörður, Iceland

The tiny, picturesque village of Seyðisfjörður is the pearl of Iceland. A town of just 700 people, it is hidden at the innermost point of the fjord of the same name. In the valley above town, the river Fjarðará cascades over the hill to create several, beautiful waterfalls, down to the lagoon at the head of the fjord. Throughout the scenic village you’ll also find well-preserved, old wooden buildings, an enticing subject for photography as you walk down Rainbow Street..

Jun 24 Höfn, Iceland Arrive: 7:00 am Depart: 6:00 pm

Höfn, Iceland

The picturesque fishing village of Höfn takes you and other explorers off the beaten path with its surroundings of soaring mountains and stunning glaciers. Where most expeditions make the town a detour, our intimate yacht navigates the remote waterways to make it one of your entrancing destinations. Discover its rich cultural and natural history at sites such as Vatnajökull National Park, the Information Center in Gamlabúð and the Hornafjörður Maritime Museum. Take a trek out to Jökulsárlón Glacial Lagoon, where glittering icebergs and pearly waters inspire a sense of awe as you experience the moment with fellow explorers. About an hour away lies the unbelievable scenes of Diamond Beach, a stretch of black sands with crystalline pieces of ice from Jökulsárlón washed up on shore, creating a mesmerizing contrast. Sitting within Hornafjorður, the lobster capital of northern Europe, dive into the regional specialty, langoustines, at a local restaurant, sharing your culinary adventures with other foodies..
Jun 25 Heimaey (Vestmannaeyjar), Iceland Arrive: 8:00 am Depart: 5:00 pm

Heimaey (Vestmannaeyjar), Iceland

Say halló to volcanoes, lava fields, caves, and mountains in the fascinating island of Heimaey - literally translated as Home Island. Part of the Vestmannaeyjar archipelago (Westman Islands), this destination offers views of lush cliffsides and classic Icelandic architecture that will take your breath away. Built around the remains of an excavated home buried by ash during Eldfell’s eruption you’ll find the Eldheimar Museum, which offers an excellent audio guide that takes you through the home and describes the history and events before, during and after the eruption. One of the most iconic landmarks of Vestmannaeyjar, Elephant Rock, lies just off the south coast of Iceland. And there’s no need to squint to see it, because from every angle, you can see a gargantuan elephant in the middle of the sea.

Jun 26 Reykjavik, Iceland Arrive: 8:00 am

Reykjavik, Iceland

In the southwest of Iceland near Faxaflói Bay lies the capital of the country, Reykjavík, simultaneously cosmopolitan and charming. The colorful houses on the horizon create a quaint scene that will make you want to stay forever. Kaleidoscopic views await you at the Harpa Concert Hall, a glittering, glass structure that perfectly exemplifies Iceland’s modern design and will fascinate your inner architect. One of Iceland’s most prominent landmarks is Perlan, originally a group of hot water tanks that was converted to a building that now hosts an exhibition, planetarium, restaurant and observation deck, located atop Öskjuhlíð hill.

Reykjavik Roundtrip

June 19, 2025

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