Iceland is the perfect destination for explorers searching for the unexpected. The nation's heritage dates back to the ancient sagas, and Icelandic folk tales are rife with mysticism, elves and trolls. Enjoy hikes through lava fields, see natural hot springs, explore raw wilderness, encounter rare wildlife, and visit fascinating historic settlements.
12 days


Swim in natural hot springs and hike through lava fields on the exploration voyage of a lifetime.

Mythical Iceland is the land of ice and fire, of classic sagas with long arctic winters and summers lit by the midnight sun. This is a haunting landscape of vast expanses of unspoilt nature surrounding small, modern communities.

Unspoiled and Geologically Active

Icelandic nature offers stunning landscapes with waterfalls amongst Europe's most powerful and awe-inspiring. Iceland is located at the Mid-Atlantic Ridge, a position that means that the landscape is highly active geologically, with many erupting volcanoes and geysers. Experience a variety of islands, towns and settlements, spectacular views and interesting sites, accompanied by our knowledgeable Expedition Team.

Discovering the Wilderness, Wildlife, History and Settlements

During this 12-day expedition cruise around Iceland, you will enjoy hikes through lava fields, breathe the pure Icelandic air, swim in natural hot springs, visit one of the many museums or simply explore on your own and chat with friendly locals. Immerse yourself in the Icelandic experience with one of our many fantastic excursions.

The Land of the Saga

Iceland’s heritage dates back to the ancient sagas, and its folk tales are rife with mysticism, elves and trolls, inspired by the island's diverse nature. In the midst of this vast and inspiring wilderness, you will find colorful fishing villages, seaside towns and vibrant urban spaces. Icelanders keep their heritage alive  – even today. If locals want to build a new road, a house or a dam, there’s one influential group that must be consulted: the elves.




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This is an expedition where the weather and wind will determine our final schedule. Safety is paramount and the captain will decide the sailing itinerary during the voyage. Therefore, this itinerary is just an indication of what you can experience, and why every expedition with Hurtigruten is unique