Itinerary: Southampton (UK), (2 days at sea), Lerwick, Shetland Islands, At Sea, Akureyri, ...
Greenland & Iceland
Breathtakingly beautiful volcanic and glacial landscapes, charming and friendly people and the chance to get up close to an amazing variety of wildlife – experience it all on fantastic cruises to Iceland and Greenland.
The crystal-clear seas of this remote region are home to one of the world’s richest diversities of marine life with various species of whales and seals calling it their home for parts of the year. Many migrating birds can be seen during your cruise holiday and you may be lucky enough to spot a polar bear or two. Calls ashore include opportunities to experience picture-postcard towns with colourful wooden houses, photograph unique nature-sculpted scenery and learn about centuries-old local folklore and traditions.
An Iceland cruise holiday will almost certainly visit the vibrant and welcoming capital, Reykjavik, from where spectacular natural phenomena like the steaming hot lagoons and lunar-like laval plateaus can be easily reached on a shore excursion. You may also call in at Akureyri – a real surprise with some of the brightest summer weather in the region and great shops and local cultural museums. An Greenland Cruise could give you the opportunity to see Nuuk, the smallest capital city on earth and a destination that offers a fascinating glimpse into the past, especially at its National Museum. Also on Greenland you may get the chance to visit Qaqortoq whose wonderful location is surrounded by a majestic fjord inlet – the ideal background setting for all those magical Norse and Inuit legends you’re sure to hear about and which are depicted in the various craft artefacts you’ll have a chance to buy.
Things to do in Greenland and Iceland
- Kayak through the fjords
- Bird watch in Aalesund
- Visit museums and galleries in Reykjavik
- Watch the impressive Northern Lights
- Take a dip in the steamy Blue Lagoon
- See the incredible Gullfoss waterfall
- Hike in beautiful national parks, filled with lakes and glaciers
- Spot whales and seals in the ocean
Did you know?
Greenland's capital, Nuuk, is one of the smallest capital cities in the world.