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Discover the many natural splendors and majestic wonders of the near-Arctic north on cruises to Iceland from the U.S. Sail to some of Iceland’s remote and fascinating ports, which nestle amid rugged volcanic landscapes, cascading waterfalls, and sweeping, glacier-carved valleys. Follow ancient Viking trade routes and marvel at the sheer drama of life in the “Land of Fire and Ice”.
On a cruise to Iceland from the U.S, you’ll visit Iceland’s colorful capital Reykjavik, famous for its modern architecture, performing arts, eclectic culture, and impressive museums. Explore old Norse settlements and sail through the narrow and winding Westfjords to Isafjordur. Hike up the bare slopes of Mt. Sulur in Akureyri. Learn about the rich maritime exploration and former fishing culture of these remote settlements as you explore Iceland on a luxurious cruise.
Tucked away at the head of Iceland’s Eyjafjörður, a long fjord, Akureyri blends the majesty of the island’s raw nature with rich cultural history and local lore. Visit the turf houses in Laufas, made famous for their unique grass and earth-covered roofs. Surround yourself with over 7,000 indigenous and foreign plant species and colorful flowers at the beautiful Arctic Botanical Gardens. Stop into the iconic Akureyri Church, considered to be the city’s most symbolic attraction, and an architectural heritage site for Icelandic people.
In Reykjavik, Iceland’s capital, take a stroll through the eclectic neighborhood of Laugavegur, where colorful murals grace the facades of many buildings, and small shops, bars, and restaurants line the busy streets. Learn about Iceland’s fascinating flora and fauna at the Perlan Museum and Nature Exploratorium. Use Reykjavik as a base from which to explore Iceland’s wild landscapes, too; volcanoes, waterfalls, glaciers, and steaming geysers are within easy reach.
To reach Isafjordur, you’ll journey to Iceland’s western fjords to discover one of the country’s most scenic villages set against a backdrop of wild, sweeping landscapes. Walk through the winding streets lined with historic wooden homes built by Nordic fishermen and traders. Experience the picturesque rocky landscape and dramatic cascades of the Dynjandi walking trail and waterfalls. Learn about the region’s salt fishing industry and trading past at the Isafjordur Maritime Museum, before sailing on to your next incredible destination.