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Iceland Cruises

A land of beauty forged by ice and fire

Reasons to explore Iceland with us

An Iceland expedition offers steaming volcanic landscapes, vast glaciers, gushing waterfalls, and bubbling hot springs. Visit Iceland and experience incredible sights and discover birds in Iceland and rest of the wildlife including whales.

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  • Explore Iceland in 2025/2026 on our small, well-equipped, hybrid expedition ships, where safety and sustainability come first. Sail in style and comfort so you’re relaxed, rested, and ready for adventure.

  • PLUS with our Price Promise, if you find the same cabin available for a lower price after you've booked, let us know and we'll give you back the difference.

Activities in Iceland

  • While cruising Iceland, you can take part in optional activities that will bring your expedition to life. The long summer days are the best time to go walking, hiking, and kayaking as part of our Iceland excursions.

  • Your Expedition Team will guide hikes and landings. They’ll also share fascinating insights in lectures on the geology, nature, and history of Iceland.

Wildlife in Iceland

The summer months are immense for wildlife along Iceland’s coast. Go whale watching for humpbacks, minke and blue whales. Spot for Arctic birds including Atlantic Puffins and see seals as you sail.

Land of Ice and Fire

Stunning otherworldly landscapes of steaming geysers and black sand beaches await you in Iceland. Hike on glaciers, through lava fields, to waterfalls and hot springs.

Aerial view of Heimaey, Iceland. Credit: Yuri Matisse Choufour

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Active adventure

You’ll visit the best places along Iceland’s coastline on guided town walks, hikes in nature, wildlife watching, or on kayaking trips in glorious fjords.

Activities in Iceland

Iceland’s stunning landscapes are a magnet for adventure enthusiasts, nature lovers and those looking for experiences off the beaten track. You’ll explore Iceland on your expedition cruise with us on a host of included and optional activities.

Stykkishólmur - Top of the Diamond

Join us on a spectacular snowcat tour to the top of Snæfellsjökull, the famous ice-capped volcano.

Discover Iceland’s South Coast (Post)

Explore the black sand beaches, mountains, and waterfalls along the south coast of Iceland.

* Please note that these are optional activities; an additional cost may apply.

Whales and Arctic birds

We’ll take you to some of the best destinations in Europe for whale watching. Iceland is also home to some of the world’s largest bird populations in the summer months, including Atlantic Puffins, Arctic terns and skuas.

Iceland's wildlife

Iceland’s incredible scenery may steal the limelight, but marine mammals and bird life also thrive here among the volcanoes and glaciers. Around 23 whale species frequent these waters, including humpbacks, minke, white-beaked dolphins, harbour porpoises and even the occasional blue whale. Look out too for harbour and grey seals, and thousands of birds.

Nordic folklore

Icelandic folk tales are full of mysticism and supernatural creatures. Learn about Viking sagas and their enduring impact on modern Icelandic society.

Iceland Expedition Team

When cruising Iceland, get more out of your travels with lectures and talks from your Expedition Team as you visit Iceland’s most popular and important sights. Immerse yourself in Iceland’s jaw-dropping scenery actively and safely on activities and adventures, guided by your Expedition Team.

Expedition Ships to Iceland

Our smaller ice-class expedition ships are your stylish and comfortable havens at sea. Travel safely and sustainably as you explore Iceland on these expedition ships.

Sustainable adventures

Single-use plastics are banned on board our ships and we continually work to be more sustainable. We also support stronger community engagement, so you’ll have the chance to help on local initiatives, giving you a deeper cultural understanding of the places you visit.

Penguins perched on the ice of Cuverville Island, Antarctica. Credit: Espen Mills / HX Hurtigruten Expeditions

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