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    Circumnavigating Iceland Cruise
    10 nights
    from $5,838* per person twin share
    Exclusive $150 onboard credit, all meals and beverages with meals, escorted land expeditions and more
    Embark on an unforgettable journey through the mesmerising landscapes of Iceland, where fire and ice converge in a spectacle of natural wonder. Join Hurtigruten and HX Expeditions on a captivating circumnavigation of this land of contrasts, where active volcanoes, majestic glaciers, towering mountains, and cascading waterfalls await your discovery. This is one adventure that promises to ignite your sense of wonder.
    Your package includes: Package Highlights:

    Your package includes:

    Package Highlights:

    Your package includes:

    Your package includes:

    • 10 nights accommodation in a Polar Inside Cabin aboard MS Fram
    • $150 onboard credit, exclusive to TravelManagers
    • Breakfast, lunch and dinner including beverages* in restaurant Aune
    • Escorted landings with small expedition boats
    • In-depth lectures and discussions hosted by experts on the Expedition Team
    • Complimentary tea, coffee and reusable water bottle
    • Wi-Fi on board
    • Full use of the Science Centre, library and advanced biological and geological equipment
    • Citizen Science Programme where you can assist with ongoing scientific research
    • Photography tips and techniques from the onboard professional photographer
    • Use of the ship’s hot tubs, sauna and indoor gym
    • Informal gatherings with the crew for daily briefings
    • Loan of boots, trekking poles and all equipment for activities 
    • Complimentary wind- and water-resistant expedition jacket 
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    Iceland past and present 

    In Reykjavík, you’ll get a taste of modern Iceland, with its stylish restaurants, boutiques and galleries, museums delving into Icelandic history and culture through the ages. On tiny islands and in coastal fishing villages, you’ll hear tales of elves and epic Viking sagas. 

    Volcanic landscapes, whales and puffins 

    Iceland offers among the best whale watching in Europe at this time of year, from humpbacks to belugas. And among the Arctic birdlife you’ll scan the skies for Atlantic Puffins.

    Valid for travel
    Cruise departing 9 May, 2024. Subject to availability. Other departure dates available throughout 2024 and 2025. Seasonal surcharges may apply. Ask your personal travel manager for a quote.
    Offer expires
    31 Mar 2024 unless sold prior


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    Day 1

    Reykjavik, Iceland

    Your Iceland expedition cruise starts in Reykjavík, a city full of art, culture and history. Visit Laugavegur, the main shopping street and head towards the striking Hallgrímskirkja church. Or why not explore the galleries and museums dotted around the city. Once aboard MS Fram – a smaller ship built for more personal exploration – it’s time to settle in, meet your Expedition Team, and enjoy a relaxed welcome dinner.

    Day 2

    Snæfellsnes, Iceland

    It’s as though time has stood still at Stykkishólmur, the small fishing town in Breiðafjörður bay, where colourful houses stand out in contrast to distant mountains. Nearby, you’ll find Snæfellsnes Peninsula National Park, with the striking, ice-capped Snæfellsjökull volcano at the peninsula’s western tip. It’s nicknamed ‘Little Iceland’ for its array of volcanic landscapes. At the national park you can visit Djúpalónssandur’s black sand beach and the Lóndrangar basalt cliffs. Or why not ride a snowcat to the top of the Snæfellsjökull glacier, or take a guided coastal hike with a glacial cave tour.

    Day 3

    Patreksfjörður, Iceland

    Patreksfjörður is unforgettably beautiful. Here, you’ll learn about the fishing traditions in Europe’s most westerly village. You can even enjoy a dip in the town’s outdoor pool, with wonderful fjord views. Explore the surrounding area on a hike through the fjords or visit Rauðasandur beach and see seals. You can also join a tour to Dynjandi waterfalls – six falls combined that together make the largest and most spectacular in the Westfjords. Birdwatchers shouldn’t miss a visit to Látrabjarg, where puffins, Northern Gannets, guillemots and razorbills cling to Europe’s largest bird cliff.

    Day 4

    Northwest Iceland

    One of the best things about expedition cruising is the feeling of freedom. Today you’ll spend the day in Iceland’s Northwestern Region, but as conditions can vary you won’t know exactly what’s in store until the day itself. Rest assured, your Captain and Expedition Team will find the best opportunities for adventure. You may be taken ashore in the small expedition boats for a hike, swim or beach clean-up. Or perhaps launch the kayaks to explore a pretty cove. Be ready for anything!

    Day 5

    Djúpavík, Iceland

    The remote village of Djúpavík,at the edge of the Westfjords has an eerie charm. A vast abandoned herring factory contrasts with a stunning rural setting. A guided tour of the old herring factory should not be missed. Explore the magical surroundings here on foot and take a short, invigorating hike to the waterfall just above the old factory.

    Day 6

    Akureyri, Iceland

    Today you’ll cruise along Eyjafjörður, Iceland’s longest fjord, to Akureyri, Iceland’s northern capital. It’s a prime area to see humpback whales, white-beaked dolphins and harbour porpoises. Stroll the interesting streets of Akureyri, which feature charming, colourful houses. You can also learn about the history of the city at the Akureyri Museum, and visit Into the Arctic, Norðurslóð, a museum dedicated to Iceland’s settlement, culture and life in the north. Further afield you can visit the picturesque Goðafoss ‘God’s Waterfall’ where turquoise waters pound against black rocks. You can also seek out Eider and Harlequin Ducks at Lake Mývatn, one of Iceland’s more active volcanic areas.

    Day 7

    Grímsey, Iceland

    Grímsey is steeped in folklore, including tales of the island’s first settler, Grímur. This remote and windswept island, home to just 60 people, is famous for its Atlantic Puffin colonies. Grímsey is probably best known for its proximity to the Arctic Circle, which cuts across the island – the only part of Iceland where it does so. You’ll have the opportunity to step across that line, hopping over to the Arctic and back! Hike to the Orbis et Globus landmark, a huge concrete sphere sculpture that’s repositioned each year to fit the northward movement of the Arctic Circle. In fact, by 2050, Grímsey will lie outside the Arctic!

    Day 8

    Húsavík, Iceland

    Today you’ll discover Húsavík, a fascinating small town that’s one of the best places in the world from which to see whales. Húsavík looks out over Skjálfandi bay, which enjoys visits from humpback and minke whales, white-beaked dolphin, harbour porpoise and even the elusive blue whale. If you’re lucky, you might see one or more of these giants at sea. Learn more about them at Húsavík’s Whale Museum. You can also enjoy the geothermal waters at Geosea, which overlooks Skjálfandi bay, and refresh with a beer at the local microbrewery.

    Day 9

    Bakkagerði, Iceland

    Your Iceland cruise continues to Bakkagerði, a tiny settlement off the beaten track. According to folklore, Bakkagerði is inhabited by a large population of local land spirits or elves, known as huldufólk, meaning ‘hidden people’. A popular hiking area, you can walk through lush, green valleys and gorgeous scenery among colourful rhyolite rocks. The coastal cliffs are home to fulmars, kittiwakes, eiders and puffins. You may also have a chance to visit the Atlantic Puffin colony on Hafnarhólmi – a true gem for nature lovers and wildlife photographers.

    Day 10

    Heimaey, Iceland

    Heimaey, or “Home Island” will welcome you today. The harbour has a very narrow entrance, caused by a volcanic eruption in 1973. Most of the island has steep cliffs, is well-vegetated and provides a habitat for countless birds, including the charming puffin.

    Day 11

    Reykjavik, Iceland

    Your voyage of discovery and adventure ends in Reykjavik. If you have the time, you may like to book a post-programme or spend some extra days to explore fascinating Reykjavik. Get in touch with your personal travel manager to extend your stay.

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    * Conditions

    Advertised prices are per person twin share, correct at time of publication and are subject to availability and change and can be withdrawn or amended at any time without notification due to fluctuations in charges, taxes and currency. Offer is not combinable with any other offer. Booking discounts will vary by product and will be automatically applied to bookings at the time of booking. Discount applies to the first and second full fare guests only (excludes additional guests sharing a cabin). The offer is valid for bookings made with Hurtigruten Expeditions between 27/2/2024 until 31/03/2024. The offer is applied for voyage only and automatically applied to bookings of valid expeditions. The offer is valid per person twin share on selected expeditions departing between 29 March 2024 to 30 March 2025. The offer cannot be combined with other offers except for offers under the 1893 Ambassador loyalty program. The offer is valid on new bookings only and does not apply to any existing or held bookings. The offer is subject to availability and may be amended or withdrawn at any time without prior notice. From prices are capacity controlled, subject to availability and subject to change. From price quoted in Australian Dollars and is based on per person twin share. Single supplements may apply. The offer is not combinable with Net Rates, Tour Operator rates, Interline rates or employee/benefit rates or Group bookings. Cannot be combined with Group pricing or offers. Offer cannot be held for speculative groups. Other restrictions may apply. Hurtigruten Expeditions operates a flexible pricing system and prices are capacity controlled, subject to availability, subject to change, and final prices will be confirmed at the time of booking. Normal booking payment and cancellation conditions apply. Itineraries subject to change. Your personal travel manager may charge additional service fees. Other conditions apply. Please view the TravelManagers general terms and conditions here and contact your personal travel manager for more details.

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