Iceland Cruises

Iceland’s trendy and edgy nature is bringing in increasing numbers of visitors from all over the world who are looking to immerse themselves in the culture of this cold and dreamy island.

Made up of volcanic terrain, this Nordic country has an incredibly diverse landscape, with volcanic formations giving way to stunning scenes of geysers and waterfalls, glaciers and black beaches.

Home to a Viking history, the northern lights and an enviable music scene, it isn’t hard to see why many choose to venture to Iceland. The country has it covered when it comes to winter sports but it’s the incredible landscapes with thermal baths, hot springs and mud tubs that are among the most popular activities.

Top 5 interesting facts

  • The country’s nickname is the ‘land of fire and ice’.
  • A volcano erupts roughly every 4 years.
  • Iceland was one of the last places where humans settled.
  • The national sport is handball.
  • A national delicacy is puffin heart.


Beautiful ports

As the capital, Reykjavík is a popular city and bustles with most of the country’s population. You can catch some of the awe-inspiring views at the famous church Hallgrímskirkja, while a trip to the Golden Circle allows a glimpse of the waterfalls and geysers.

For those seeking an unrivalled outdoor experience, visitors will find the northern lights in the small fishing city of Akureyri. By day visitors can ski down the mountain of Hlíðarfjall before watching out for the phenomenon come nightfall.

Incredible scenery

For yet more stunning views, Grundarfjörður is a small town tucked between the sea and the mountains on Iceland’s west coast. It’s here, around spots such as Kirkjufell, where visitors may even spot a whale.

For some however, a cruise to Iceland might mean missing the mainland and arriving onto the island of Heimaey. This is the largest island in the Vestmannaeyjar archipelago and it’s here where the power of a volcanic eruption can really be seen at Vinaminni Kaffihus.


Thermal pools


The best for plunging, stewing and simmering, a dip in Iceland’s shimmering pools are an age-old pastime. Dating back to the Viking era, the Icelandic people have always been quite partial to diving into the many volcanic thermal pools, with most considering it a daily ritual.

Heated geothermally, the Nauthólsvík pools near Reykjavík sit among the shore’s white sands, but it’s the area’s famous Blue Lagoon that most flock to. As soon as they step into this wonderfully relaxing pool, visitors also enter the heart of the Icelandic landscape, providing dreamlike views while they bask in the warmer temperatures.

Outside of Reykjavík and closer to Akureyri, Grjótagjá is a narrow bath that can only be endured at certain times of the year. This is after water temperatures rose with a volcanic eruption in the seventies. Visiting in the colder months might mean a better chance of plunging in.

The natural pool of Snorralaug is formed out of the volcanic terrain. Having been used for several centuries, it’s these baths that provide a little history along with your scrub.


Ports in the country


Cruises visiting Iceland

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