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Circumnavigation of Iceland

July 31–Aug. 8, 2019

Tour Operator: Gohagan & Co.

Activity Level: Moderate

Discover the ethereal beauty of Iceland—one of the world’s most enchanting destinations—on a seven-night circumnavigation of this distinctive Nordic island nation. Cruise aboard the Five-Star, small ship Le Champlain. See landscapes of ancient Viking ruins and crystalline glaciers atop simmering volcanoes. Cross the Arctic Circle on Grímsey Island and cruise along Surtsey, a UNESCO World Heritage site.


  • Showcase of the enchanting “Land of Fire and Ice”—geothermal baths, mud pools, powerful waterfalls, geysers, rugged coastline and pristine glaciers
  • Zodiac excursion vessels to take you where natural wonders unfold before your eyes
  • Blue Eye—a multisensory innovation—the first ever luxury underwater observation lounge
  • Cruise along the coast of Surtsey, one of Earth’s youngest islands and a UNESCO World Heritage site
  • Visit Grímsey Island located directly on the Arctic Circle
  • Opportunities to view rare migrating birds, orcas and humpback whales
  • Educational lectures aboard ship; learn from locals about the unique culture in Iceland


Day 1: Depart the U.S.

Day 2: Reykjavík, Iceland/Embark Le Champlain

Day 3: Vigur Island/Ísafjörður

Day 4: Siglufjörður/Arctic Circle/Grímsey Island

Day 5: Akureyri for Lake Mývatn

Day 6: Day at Sea

Day 7: Djúpivogur for Jökulsárlón

Day 8: Vestmannaeyjar for Heimaey Island/Cruise along Surtsey Island

Day 9: Reykjavík/Disembark ship/Return to the U.S. or Canada

Program Itinerary is subject to change. See final brochure for complete details.

Cost Details

Cruise rates vary by cabin category. Please see tour brochure for details.

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Carole Ellison, ‘60

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