Make the most of your vacation with a shore and land excursion that appeals to your interests. Knowledgeable, professional guides lead all excursions and offer special insights into the culture, history, wildlife, and geology of each destination. Discover first-hand how islanders went about the business of growing, harvesting and refining sugar in 18th century Barbados. Take an invigorating mush across a snow-covered glacier aboard an Alaskan dogsled. Or stroll through the maze of tiny streets in Mykonos, the birthplace of Apollo.
A 4x4 super jeep adventure takes you to some of Icelands most unique lava formations and nature made wonders. First stop will be at Kleifarvatn lake for a photo opportunity. Next stop is Krysuvik hot spring area and then the wonderful small Strandakirkja Church. You will enjoy lunch/dinner at a lobster/langoustine restaurant by the seashore. Then an off-road drive back to Reykjavik.
This tour takes you through Reykjavik's suburbs on the way to the Blue Lagoon, giving you a chance to get a glimpse of the city before you drive through the rugged lava fields of the Reykjanes peninsula. The Blue Lagoon is located in the middle of a beautiful lava field that offers our guest an opportunity to experience this unique landscape. Stop for approximately 2 hours in order to indulge in the waters of the lagoon itself. For hygienic purposes, it is expected (in line with local customs) to take a shower without swimwear before entering the lagoon. Dressing rooms and showers are provided for men and women separately.
With an abundance of space, clean air and natural green energy - Reykjavik clearly revels in its reputation as being one of the most modern, forward thinking societies in Europe. The city's logo "pure energy" sums it up perfectly. Whether that pure energy is portrayed in the form of the city's heating, nightlife or culture.
A tour that takes in some of the most famous sites and sights in Iceland! The neo-volcanic rift at Thingvellir (also a UNESCO site), a natural hot spring sauna experience, the spouting hot springs at Geysir and the spectaular Gullfoss waterfall.
If you think Iceland looks good from the ground, wait until you've seen it from the air. This is an unforgettable tour over the Tindfjallajokull and Eyjafjallajokull glaciers but with a difference. Between the ice and snow fields you'll see Hekla, the most famous of Iceland's volcanoes, which last erupted in 2000. Other places of interest along the way include Thingvellir, the mighty Gullfoss waterfall, and Geysir area, one of the world's most outstanding geothermal spots. Here, the active geyser "Strokkur" spouts water every few minutes. All in all, this experience should not be missed.
Travel to the Krísuvik Geothermal Field, famous for its solfataras - pots of colored boiling mud. Visit the Blue Lagoon, Iceland's famous artificial lake heated by the waters of a nearby geothermal plant. Tour the Viking Museum where a seaworthy replica of a Viking long ship is kept.
An informative and concise overview of Iceland's colourful capital - Reykjavik. Visitors can expect to hear tales of Viking settlers, learn the basics of geothermal energy, observe a little of Iceland's geological phenomena, enjoy the varied landscapes and learn something of the countries both historical and cultural origins. The many faces of Iceland's amazing architecture both past and present are prolific throughout the tour.
Experience the northernmost capital city in the world on a narrated drive. Visit the Blue Lagoon, a man-made lagoon amid the lava fields of the Reykjanes Peninsula. The lagoon entertains over 400,000 visitors a year who come to bathe in the therapeutic water. Take in 360-degree views of the city from The Pearl.
Drive through the rugged lava fields of the Reykjanes Peninsula to the Blue Lagoon. Once at the lagoon guest can enjoy the view of the intensely blue geothermal seawater with its unique natural ingredients before returning to Reykjavik. An excellent view of the city opens at the Breidholt residential area and a drive past the open air museum at Arbaer with its collection of old houses that give a gimps of how the living conditions of the nation were not so long ago. A drive through Laugardalur Valley presents an opportunity to explore the uses of geothermal water and sports. A photo stop is made at the Peal a vantage point that offers a great panoramic view of the city.
This is an excursion for the nature lover and it takes you through varied landscapes and lovely natural phenomenons such as spouting geysers, vigorous waterfalls and lava fields. The Golden Waterfall, Geysir, and the national park Thingvellir are among the greatest scenic wonders of Iceland.
Important: Please remember you have up to 4 days prior to your sail date to purchase your regular shore excursions online. If you are within the 4 days, you will then need to purchase your shore excursions onboard; land excursions would need to be purchased directly through your Tour Director on the land portion of the Alaska Cruisetour. For example, if you are sailing on October 18, you can make Shore & Land Excursion purchases online until October 13.