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Destination Iceland

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With its cool glacial surroundings and the welcoming warmth of its people, Iceland’s breathtaking beauty continues to be a huge draw for travellers. This relatively small island has more visitors than residents each year, who all come to experience Iceland’s many natural wonders. Often referred to as the Land of Ice and Fire, the ever-changing landscape is truly a sight to behold with cascading geysers, magnificent glaciers, astonishing waterfalls, dramatic fjords and even some active volcanos. Planning a journey to Iceland and looking for more inspiration? We've compiled all sorts of useful links to explore our upcoming trips, sources of inspirational information and helpful resources from our blogging archives to get you started.

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Iceland Open Road

Upcoming Adventure

Iceland Ice and Fire

Iceland, Land of Ice and Fire, June 4, 2021

Iceland is blessed with truly amazing geography, featuring lunar landscapes, hot springs, geysers, grand vistas and warm friendly people. Pristine natural wonders await your arrival: over 10,000 waterfalls, 15 active volcanoes, numerous glaciers and Europe’s largest icecap. Its coastline is teaming with wildlife, including whales and birds of every description and size... READ MORE

Iceland Viking Boat

Iceland, Land of Vikings, August 28, 2021

Iceland is one of the most popular destinations in the world and the opportunity to sail from port to port is especially unique. Our ship, the ms Ocean Diamond, is small enough to dock in remote ports while large enough to ensure our comforts are met. Its smaller capacity of 210 guests allows us to navigate a route that larger vessels simply can’t manage... READ MORE

Icelandic Horses and Mountains

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Black Sand Beach Iceland

All About Iceland

"Iceland is an island nation in the North Atlantic located halfway between Europe and North America. On a map, we're only the size of a small Midwestern state in the U.S., but up close, Iceland offers a tremendous display of glistening fjords, tumbling waterfalls, vast volcanic black deserts, and bright green, glacier-cut valleys..." READ MORE

Iceland Puffins

Birdwatching in Iceland

“Iceland is often referred to as a birdwatcher’s paradise, as large colonies of seabirds and waterfowl are indigenous and easily visible around the coasts. The birds most frequently spotted along the coast include the Arctic Tern, eiders, waders, and passerine birds, as well as seabirds such as the Guillemot, Razorbill, the Atlantic Puffin, gannets, and gulls...”  READ MORE

Iceland Glaciers

Glaciers in South Iceland

“South Iceland is brimming with natural wonders unfolding at every turn. The Golden Circle route connects Þingvellir, Gullfoss and Geysir, these are three must-see locations for any traveller. Further east along the shore, you will find Skógafoss Waterfall, Jökulsárlón Glacial Lagoon, Vatnajökull Glacier, and several other natural wonders....” READ MORE

Iceland Water and Ice

From Our Archives


 

Iceland Mountains

President's Pick - Iceland by David Craig

“These days, Iceland is an extremely popular travel destination. In fact, in 2018 it was voted by the readers of Travel and Leisure magazine as “Destination of the Year”. So, why all the fuss? It’s because of Iceland’s sheer natural beauty, with spectacular glaciers, powerful waterfalls, spouting geysers, bubbling geothermal activity, moss-covered lava fields…” READ MORE

Iceland Harbour

Off the ship in... Stykkishólmur, Iceland

"Extraordinary lava fields, endless black lava beaches, impressive glaciers - if this is what you are hoping to see in Iceland, Stykkishólmur won’t disappoint. This quaint town is nestled in the Snaefellsnes Peninsula, Western Iceland’s natural gem which was given the nickname of "Iceland in miniature" because of its diverse landscape..." READ MORE

Iceland Village

Off the ship in... Isafjordur, Iceland

"You may not remember the names of the many fjords, volcanoes, waterfalls and quaint fishing villages that make Iceland so unique, but we promise you that you will remember the island’s mind-blowing scenery. The Westfjords region is particularly one of the country’s most remarkable places..." READ MORE

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