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Iceland Circular Saga — Hamburg to Reykjavík via Windswept Isles of the North


Departure date
14 days
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Cruise Overview

Iceland Cruise | Iceland Circular Saga — Hamburg to Reykjavík via Windswept Isles of the North

Join an expedition cruise from Hamburg to Iceland via the Shetland and Faroe Islands, and Norway’s spectacular Lysefjord. 

Circumnavigate Iceland and discover powerful waterfalls, wild scenery and local communities. 

Walk along Iceland’s famous Rainbow Road in Seyðisfjörður and scan for the Atlantic Puffins on Grímsey before arriving in laid-back Reykjavík. 

A North Atlantic island odyssey 

Setting out from Hamburg, we sail into the North Sea and head in the direction of Iceland. Our first stop is Norway’s sublime Lysefjord before we head back out to sea and visit the highlights of the Orkneys, the Shetlands and the Faroes on our voyage north. These wild and dramatic islands are rugged and green, but they all offer very welcoming inhabitants and fascinating history. 

Raw natural beauty of Iceland 

Discover Iceland's starkly beautiful, volcanic scenery – with active volcanoes, geysers, glaciers, mountains and waterfalls. 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 keep an eye out for colonies of Atlantic Puffins. At the end, you’ll return to stylish Reykjavík, completing your circumnavigation.  

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We'll help you plan where to go, when to visit and how long to stay

Departing Hamburg

Day 1

A day at sea

Day 2

Sailing Lysefjord

Day 3

The Shetland Islands

Day 4

10th century Tórshavn

Day 5

A day at sea

Day 6

Cosmopolitan Reykjavík

Day 7

Charming Grundarfjörður

Day 8

Picturesque Isafjörður

Day 9

Akureyri and Goðafoss

Day 10

Húsavík and the Arctic Circle

Day 11

Puffins up close

Day 12

Heimaey's explosive past

Day 13

Reykjavík and beyond

Day 14

What's included

Expedition Cruise

  • A stay in a cabin of your choice
  • Daily breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • Wine, beer and spirits available at meals and throughout the day and evening (subject to licensing laws, excludes premium drinks)
  • All day coffee, tea and soft drinks
  • Meals and take-away available throughout the day during Fredheim restaurant opening hours
  • Fine dining in restaurant Lindstrøm included for suite guests
  • A complimentary water bottle to refill on board and take home
  • A polar expedition jacket, a backpack, or another piece of HX kit
  • Professional photos from your trip taken by our onboard photographer
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi. Please note, streaming is not supported
  • Use of sauna, hot tubs, pool, fitness room, lounges and more
  • Gratuities included. Fantastic service is standard at HX – though if you’d like to leave something extra, it’s always appreciated
  • Range of included activities 

Onboard Activities

  • In-depth lectures and discussions hosted by experts on the Expedition Team
  • Full access to the ship’s Science Centre
  • Citizen Science Programme allows guests to assist with ongoing scientific research 
  • Professional onboard photographer gives tips and tricks for the best landscape and wildlife photos
  • Informal gatherings with the crew for daily briefings

Landing Activities

  • Escorted landings with small expedition boats
  • Loan of boots, trekking poles and all equipment for activities
  • Expedition photographers on hand to assist you


  • All planned activities are subject to weather and ice conditions
  • Excursions and activities are subject to change
  • Please make sure you meet all entry and boarding requirements 
  • Depending on your flight times, an additional overnight might be needed (not included)

What's not included

  • International flights 

  • Additional overnight(s) if required due to international flight timings 

  • Travel insurance 

  • Luggage handling 

  • Optional shore excursions with our local partners 

  • Optional small-group activities with our Expedition Team 

  • Optional treatments in the onboard wellness and spa area 

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

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