Small Ship Cruising

Iceland: Land of Fire and Ice

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Journey Type
Small Ship
Time of Year
May - Jul
Cities & Landmarks
Grímsey Island, Grundarfjordur, Isafjordur, Westman Islands, Reykjavik, Akureyri
Fire and Ice Island Cruise
Gullfoss Iceland

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EXPERIENCE WITH TAUCK

 

TAUCK EXCLUSIVE – On-tour film vignettes custom-made for Tauck by BBC Earth natural history experts

 

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All gratuities to Tauck Director, ship staff and local guides

 

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Cruise aboard Le Champlain with an onboard naturalist who shares expert insights on land and at sea

 

Your cruise may be a shared ship experience with non-Tauck guests onboard as well; all Tauck guests will be accompanied by one Tauck Director for approximately every 40 Tauck guests, and your itinerary will always be highlighted by exclusive, private Tauck shore excursions

 

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Activity

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Guests should be able to easily walk one to two miles, which may include climbing one or two flights of stairs and walking over uneven pavement, groomed hiking trails or cobblestones. Standing up to one hour or more may be required.

Pace

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Moderately paced, and may include some early morning hotel departures, one or two on-tour flights, and extended motor coach travel.

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Volcanos, glaciers, elves, heroic legends, our cruise around Iceland introduces you to the secrets in the land of fire and ice.

Cultural journeys and expeditions

Iceland... a land of volcanoes and glaciers… elves and spirits… puffins and whales... epic sagas, heroic legends and a rich history…

Come with us on our 8-day Iceland cruise aboard one of our newest ships, stylish, yacht-like Le Champlain. Sail from sophisticated Reykjavik to off-the-beaten-track towns, tiny villages and islands populated by just a handful of people. Bird watchers will be delighted by all the opportunities to observe puffins, arctic terns and other species that thrive in Iceland, and history lovers will find much of interest in Iceland’s story. Your yacht is small enough for an intimate cruise experience yet large enough to provide amenities found on large cruise ships; all staterooms and suites have ocean views, and 95% have private balconies. Read Less

See for yourself what Small Ship Cruising is all about

A visit to Vigur Island

Exploring Vigur Island in Iceland's Westfjords

Vigur is a small island of the Ísafjarðardjúp fjord in the remote Westfjords of Iceland. Known for its sheep farming, today there is just one farm on the island, operated by three generations of the same family that's owned it since 1884. Back in the 17th century, the farm was the domain of Magnús Jónsson (a.k.a. Magnús the Stout), a wealthy landowner and Lutheran minister's son renowned for collecting manuscripts of Icelandic and foreign literature. On your visit, you'll encounter the only windmill in Iceland (from the 19th century), and join your hosts for Icelandic refreshments in the family farm's Viktoria House.

Iceland's famous Blue Lagoon

Enjoy the therapeutic geothermal waters of Iceland's Blue Lagoon

Back in the mid-1970s, after a geothermal power plant was built on Iceland's Reykjanes Peninsula, waste water from the plant began forming a pool near the facility in a lava field in Grindavík. By the early 1980s, reports of the water's therapeutic properties prompted locals to start bathing in it. The Blue Lagoon geothermal spa was established in 1992, and has become one of Iceland's most popular attractions. Its aqua-blue pools of mineral-rich geothermal seawater – with a temperature between 98 – 102 degrees F. – are believed to have many medicinal benefits... and on your visit, you'll have an opportunity to soak in their supposedly healing waters.

Booked this one because a friend took it last year and loved it. The local guides were great. Four or 5 lectures by a local expert were very informative and entertaining.

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Deluxe Suite

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Grand Deluxe Suite

Owner's Suite

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Deluxe Suite

Grand Deluxe Suite

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All Inclusive, One Upfront Price

Distinctively "inclusive" means just that – virtually every cruise cost is included in one upfront price, from shore excursions (private to Tauck), all gratuities, premier hotels on land stays, port charges and more. There are no options sold – no extra charges, no hidden costs, no "surprise" expenses.

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Amazing nature-inspired travel experiences are hallmarks of our Earth Journeys Small Ship Cruises; enjoy compelling on-tour film vignettes custom-made for Tauck by BBC Earth natural history experts plus other BBC Earth touches.

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Traveling with Tauck ensures more than a memorable travel experience; it also enables you to take advantage of additional do-it-for-you travel services that take the hassle out of arranging them yourself. As an added service, we can make flight arrangements for your journey, if your travels originate in Canada or the United States, offering you a number of welcome advantages. With Tauck, you can reserve your flights now and pay later when tickets are issued; benefit from Tauck’s lenient change and refund policies; earn Frequent Flyer mileage on most airlines; and more.

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No matter where your destination may be, you should bring identification with you; a valid passport is always an appropriate form of identification. Contact your booking agent for information about all necessary documents required for your journey, such as passport and visa information or documentation required for transportation security measures.

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Health and Activity

You'll find Activity and Pace Levels on all of our trips to give you a better idea of physical activity level – higher numbers mean a more active journey. To fully enjoy most journeys, you should be in good health and able to walk reasonable distances; some of the most memorable sightseeing can only be accomplished on foot and may include unpaved and uneven surfaces. Please consult your physician for pre-departure health advice.

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Your vacation is an important investment – and to help you protect it, Tauck's Guest Protection Product provides you with important benefits before your trip and while you are traveling, including 24-hour worldwide emergency assistance services; truly peace of mind travel at its best!
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