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Iceland Circumnavigation (Ocean Endeavour)

Explore a mystical land shaped by fire and ice on this excursion to the ancient Viking stronghold of Iceland. Voyaging aboard the Ocean Endeavour, you’ll see Iceland at its best and most diverse. Marvel at the geological wonders of this island at the edge of the Arctic Circle, exploring its unforgettable culture, history, and people—from small fishing communities, to the ancient and modern capital, Reykjavík.

First settled in 874 AD, Iceland today is the most sparsely populated country in Europe—yet it may also be the most dramatic. Volcanically and geologically active, Iceland is famed for its awe-inspiring lava fields, mountains, glaciers, and glacial rivers. Natural wonders and a stirring history await on Iceland’s rugged shores. Join us as we set sail in the wake of the sagas of old.

05 July, 2019 to 14 July, 2019 Make a booking request for Iceland Circumnavigation (Ocean Endeavour), departing on 05 July, 2019

Prices quoted here are often dependent on currency fluctuations. Please check with (01432 507450 or info@small-cruise-ships.com) for the very latest price, which may well be cheaper than the one advertised here.

Category 1 - Quad £ 3551 GBP pp (+ Discovery Fund Fee 250 USD pp)
Deck 4, Interior Cabin, four lower berths, private bathroom
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Category 2 - Triple £ 4341 GBP pp (+ Discovery Fund Fee 250 USD pp)
Deck 4, Interior cabinm three lower berths, private bathroom
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Category 3 - Interior Twin £ 5447 GBP pp (+ Discovery Fund Fee 250 USD pp)
Deck 5, Interior cabin, two lower berths, private bathroom. Available for sole use
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Category 4 - Exterior Twin £ 6474 GBP pp (+ Discovery Fund Fee 250 USD pp)
Deck 4, porthole window, 2 lower berths, private bathroom
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Category 5 - Main Twin £ 7501 GBP pp (+ Discovery Fund Fee 250 USD pp)
Deck 5, Picture Window, two lower berths, private bathroom
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Category 6 - Comfort Twin £ 8528 GBP pp (+ Discovery Fund Fee 250 USD pp)
Deck 7, Picture windows (partially obstructed) two lower berths, privvate bathroom, refrigerator
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Category 7 - Select Twin £ 9555 GBP pp (+ Discovery Fund Fee 250 USD pp)
Deck 8, large picture windows (partially obstructed) double bedded only, private bathroom, refrigerator
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Category 8 - Superior Twin £ 10582 GBP pp (+ Discovery Fund Fee 250 USD pp)
Deck 5 & 7, picture windows, twin or double bed, private bathroom, refrigerator
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Category 9 - Junior Suite £ 11609 GBP pp (+ Discovery Fund Fee 250 USD pp)
Deck 5 & 7, picture windows, seperate sitting area, sofa, desk, refrigerator, double bed, private bathroom
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Category 10 - Suite £ 12636 GBP pp (+ Discovery Fund Fee 250 USD pp)
Deck 7, picture window overlooking the bow, seperate sitting area, sofa, desk, refrigerator, double bed, private bathroom with bath
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Iceland Circumnavigation (Ocean Endeavour) itinerary:

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Days 1 - Reykjavík
Use your leisure time in Reykjavik to discover the unique charm of the world’s northernmost capital. The OCEAN ENDEAVOUR docks in Sundabakki Harbor, a five-minute drive from the main squares, shopping and dining. The embarkation is from 4-6pm and the ship departs at 8 in the evening.
Day 2 - Stykkishólmur
Stykkisholmur is the starting point of our adventures on the Snaefellnes Peninsula. Often called “Iceland in Miniature” because of its diverse landscapes, the area is home to bird-rich Breidafjordur Bay and Snaefellsjokull glacier, which sits atop a 700,000-year-old dormant volcano that was featured in the Jules Verne novel Journey to the Center of the Earth.
Day 3 - Isafjördur
Today‘s destination is Isafjordur, an idyllic town in the Westfjords region. This secluded peninsula is connected to the Icelandic mainland by only a narrow strip of land and includes many roadless areas where cars have never been. The landscape includes jaw-dropping views of dramatic fjords carved by ancient glaciers, sheer table mountains that plunge into the sea and pristine North Atlantic vegetation.
Day 4 - Siglufjördur & Grimsey
By morning we reach the fjord town of Siglufjordur, once the hub of the global herring industry and now enjoying a rebirth in popularity. Learn about the golden age of herring at the award-winning Herring Era Museum located on the vibrant harbor-front. In the early afternoon we head to uninhabited Grimsey Island. Located about 25 miles (40 km) off the mainland on the Arctic Circle, the island harbors a variety of bird species including puffins, guillemots and gulls. Later we set sail for Akureyri, Iceland’s lovable second largest city
Day 5 - Akureyri
Ranging inland from Akureyri, we visit the fascinating Lake Myvatn region, where the schizophrenic landscape looks as if “heaven and hell” have clashed. One side of the lake features rugged volcanic remnants, while the other side is blessed with lush vegetation and varied bird life.
Day 6 - Húsavík
In the early morning hours we steam into Skjalfandi Bay and Husavik. Often called the “Whale watching capital” of Iceland, the town’s offshore waters are home to 15 different whale species, as well as dolphins and 30 variety of bird. Watching these graceful ocean giants in their Arctic habitat is an unforgettable experience.
Day 7 - Seydisfjördur
Iceland’s East Fjords are best explored from the impossibly picturesque port of Seydisfjordur, nestled between the sea and steep mountains. Activities include seal spotting, horseback riding, and visiting the beautiful nature reserve Skalanes.
Day 8 - Djupivogur
Today’s port of call is Djupivogur, fishing village in southeast Iceland, starting point for an optional excursion to the amazing glacier lagoon. Huge blocks of ice constantly break off the glacier, Breiðamerkurjökull, and large icebergs float on the lagoon. The lagoon is not very wide but it is up to 250 meters deep which makes it the deepest lake in Iceland.
Day 9 - Vestmannaeyjar (Westman Islands)
Located off Iceland’s south coast, the Westman Islands were formed by submarine volcanic eruptions around 10,000 years ago. Surtsey Island emerged from the sea in 1963 and is one the youngest land masses on earth. We go ashore on Heimaey, the only inhabited island, where half-buried houses remain from a violent 1973 eruption. During the shore landing there is time for bird watching and you might even spot whales.
Day 10 - Reykjavik
After breakfast we bid farewell to the OCEAN ENDEAVOUR as we sail back into Reykjavik. Explore inland areas like the Golden Circle and its famous Gullfoss waterfall via our Air & Ground package or simply hang out in Reykjavik, a perfect city for those who want to refresh their spirit in a place that combines invigorating outdoor activities, great food and world-class entertainment.
Please note:
The itineraries/programs described are subject to change at the discretion of the ship’s master.

Iceland Circumnavigation (Ocean Endeavour) reverse itinerary:

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The itineraries/programs described are subject to change at the discretion of the ship’s master.
After breakfast we bid farewell to the OCEAN ENDEAVOUR as we sail back into Reykjavik. Explore inland areas like the Golden Circle and its famous Gullfoss waterfall via our Air & Ground package or simply hang out in Reykjavik, a perfect city for those who want to refresh their spirit in a place that combines invigorating outdoor activities, great food and world-class entertainment.
Located off Iceland’s south coast, the Westman Islands were formed by submarine volcanic eruptions around 10,000 years ago. Surtsey Island emerged from the sea in 1963 and is one the youngest land masses on earth. We go ashore on Heimaey, the only inhabited island, where half-buried houses remain from a violent 1973 eruption. During the shore landing there is time for bird watching and you might even spot whales.
Today’s port of call is Djupivogur, fishing village in southeast Iceland, starting point for an optional excursion to the amazing glacier lagoon. Huge blocks of ice constantly break off the glacier, Breiðamerkurjökull, and large icebergs float on the lagoon. The lagoon is not very wide but it is up to 250 meters deep which makes it the deepest lake in Iceland.
Iceland’s East Fjords are best explored from the impossibly picturesque port of Seydisfjordur, nestled between the sea and steep mountains. Activities include seal spotting, horseback riding, and visiting the beautiful nature reserve Skalanes.
In the early morning hours we steam into Skjalfandi Bay and Husavik. Often called the “Whale watching capital” of Iceland, the town’s offshore waters are home to 15 different whale species, as well as dolphins and 30 variety of bird. Watching these graceful ocean giants in their Arctic habitat is an unforgettable experience.
Ranging inland from Akureyri, we visit the fascinating Lake Myvatn region, where the schizophrenic landscape looks as if “heaven and hell” have clashed. One side of the lake features rugged volcanic remnants, while the other side is blessed with lush vegetation and varied bird life.
By morning we reach the fjord town of Siglufjordur, once the hub of the global herring industry and now enjoying a rebirth in popularity. Learn about the golden age of herring at the award-winning Herring Era Museum located on the vibrant harbor-front. In the early afternoon we head to uninhabited Grimsey Island. Located about 25 miles (40 km) off the mainland on the Arctic Circle, the island harbors a variety of bird species including puffins, guillemots and gulls. Later we set sail for Akureyri, Iceland’s lovable second largest city
Today‘s destination is Isafjordur, an idyllic town in the Westfjords region. This secluded peninsula is connected to the Icelandic mainland by only a narrow strip of land and includes many roadless areas where cars have never been. The landscape includes jaw-dropping views of dramatic fjords carved by ancient glaciers, sheer table mountains that plunge into the sea and pristine North Atlantic vegetation.
Stykkisholmur is the starting point of our adventures on the Snaefellnes Peninsula. Often called “Iceland in Miniature” because of its diverse landscapes, the area is home to bird-rich Breidafjordur Bay and Snaefellsjokull glacier, which sits atop a 700,000-year-old dormant volcano that was featured in the Jules Verne novel Journey to the Center of the Earth.
Use your leisure time in Reykjavik to discover the unique charm of the world’s northernmost capital. The OCEAN ENDEAVOUR docks in Sundabakki Harbor, a five-minute drive from the main squares, shopping and dining. The embarkation is from 4-6pm and the ship departs at 8 in the evening.
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Ocean Endeavour, the ship servicing Iceland Circumnavigation (Ocean Endeavour)

Ocean Endeavour

Vessel Type: Expedition

Length: 137m

Passenger Capacity: 198

Built: 1982 - refurbished 2010 & 2014

Sailing with a maximum of 198-passengers, Ocean Endeavour is the perfect vessel for expedition cruising. Outfitted with twenty Zodiacs, advanced navigation equipment, multiple lounges and a top deck observation room, she is purpose-built for passenger experiences in remote environments. The Ocean Endeavour boasts a 1B ice class, enabling her to freely explore throughout the Arctic summer.

Launched in 1982, she has had numerous upgrades, most recently in 2010 and 2014. At 137 meters (450ft) in length, Ocean Endeavour has plenty of interior and exterior space. Enjoy multiple decks offering comfortable lounge chairs, outdoor dining, a swimming pool, sauna and even a hot tub! The spacious interiors allow for multiple workshops and presentations to occur simultaneously. Community is at the heart of Adventure Canada’s expedition experience. We gather together to learn, enjoy a drink, sing a song or share a yarn – connecting with one and other. The three lounges aboard Ocean Endeavour are fantastic public spaces for seminars, events and dialogue.

The Ocean Endeavour’s private spaces are stylish and comfortable. All cabins have private washroom facilities, a phone for internal calls, radio, TV and air-conditioning. There are a variety of cabin categories available ranging from 9-30 m2 (100-320 sq ft).

Ocean Endeavour’s crew is experienced, and friendly. Her shallow draft and maneuverability allow her to access isolated fiords, bays and secluded communities. The stylish vessel is at home among the glorious settings we seek. Enjoy the class and comfort of a boutique hotel, while venturing to some of the world’s last great frontiers aboard the Ocean Endeavour!

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Cabin layout for Ocean Endeavour
• Search for whales in the rich, productive waters of Húsavík

• Visit traditional fishing villages dating back more than eight hundred years

• Explore pristine fjords and volcanic landscapes unlike any on Earth

• Marvel at bird colonies up to a million strong

• Soak up the culture in Reykjavík, one of the cleanest and greenest cities in the world

• Trace the routes of the Icelandic sagas' heroes
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