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Iceland Voyage: Land of Fire and Ice – with Smithsonian Journeys

Reykjavík - Reykjavík

Dates:
6/15/2024
to  6/22/2024

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8
days
7
nights on board
Starting from*
$8,320
per person
20% Ponant Bonus

Shore excursion or activity in each port of call + transfers included


In alliance with Smithsonian Journeys.

This cruise is part of a collection of PONANT voyages that are specially-tailored for English-speaking travelers who want to engage with the world. In addition to the usual elements of the PONANT experience, the listed price for these voyages includes transfers to and from the ship, talks and discussions aboard ship by world class experts, and a shore excursion or activity in each port of call that encourages guests to embrace the sights, sounds, tastes, and smells of the local environment and culture.

Discover the most beautiful and rugged landscapes on the Icelandic west coast during this spectacular 8-day voyage.

On the edge of the Arctic, between vast glaciers, vertiginous fjords, volcanoes, and boiling geysers, Iceland offers a kaleidoscope of wild landscapes.

You will board Le Bellot in Reykjavík, the world’s northernmost capital city. With its houses with colorful roofs and its lake that is home to countless ducks, the city offers a picture-perfect setting.

The first port of call on your cruise is Heimaey. This is the only inhabited island in the Westman archipelago. Choose to explore the volcanic island, which is summer home to millions of seabirds.

You will then discover the bay of Grundarfjördur, from where you may choose to explore the villages along the Snæfellsjökull glacier-capped volcano or embark on a whale watching excursion in search of orcas and humpback, minke, sperm, and pilot whales. 

Your ship will then reach Grímsey, a small, hard-to-reach island where, in certain places, the volcanic rock forms magnificent basalt columns. Sea birds such as guillemots and puffins reign here.

Le Bellot then sails for Akureyri, where an excursion to the otherworldly Lake Myvatn area offers the opportunity to explore the geothermal field of Namaskard to see mudpots, steam vents, sulfur deposits, boiling springs, and fumeroles.  Also see the spectacular Godafoss, the “Waterfall of the Gods.” Alternatively, choose to relax in the thermal baths at Húsavík.

At Isafjördur, explore Iceland’s seafaring history at the Maritime Museum and enjoy a performance of traditional Icelandic folk songs performed by a group of local singers. Or visit the abandoned village of Hesteyri, a 19th-centurty whaling community located along some of the most rugged landscape in the country.

End on the outskirts of Reykjavík, where you’ll have the opportunity to travel the Golden Circle, consisting of three spectacular sights: Thingvellir National Park, Gullfoss Waterfall, and the Geysir Geothermal Area. Another option offers a second opportunity to go whale watching in search of humpback, minke, and sei whales.

 

The encounters with the wildlife described above illustrate possible experiences only and cannot be guaranteed.


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A voyage specially-tailored for English-speaking travelers including discussions with experts, astrophysicist Michelle Thaller and Scandinavian languages and literature expert Elisabeth Ward. Transfers before...


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Choose your stateroom

Choose your stateroom

Deluxe Stateroom Deck 3
 

(204 ft²)

Fully booked
20% Ponant Bonus

Prestige Stateroom Deck 4
 

(204 ft²)

Fully booked
20% Ponant Bonus

Prestige Stateroom Deck 5
 

(204 ft²)

From $9,470 per person
20% Ponant Bonus

Prestige Stateroom Deck 6
 

(204 ft²)

From $9,930 per person
20% Ponant Bonus

Deluxe Suite Deck 3
 

(290 ft²)

From $13,330 per person
20% Ponant Bonus

Deluxe Suite Deck 6
 

(290 ft²)

Fully booked
20% Ponant Bonus

Deluxe Suite Deck 4
 

(290 ft²)

Fully booked
20% Ponant Bonus

Deluxe Suite Deck 5
 

(290 ft²)

Fully booked
20% Ponant Bonus

Prestige Suite Deck 5
 

(409 ft²)

Fully booked
20% Ponant Bonus

Prestige Suite Deck 6
 

(409 ft²)

From $18,430 per person
20% Ponant Bonus

Privilege Suite Deck 5
 

(344 ft²)

From $19,270 per person
20% Ponant Bonus

Privilege Suite Deck 6
 

(344 ft²)

Fully booked
20% Ponant Bonus

Grand Deluxe Suite Deck 6
 

(484 ft²)

Fully booked
20% Ponant Bonus

Owner's Suite Deck 5
 

(484 ft²)

From $27,150 per person



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Complete your trip

Included in your cruise
For more peace of mind, PONANT organizes your trip before or after the cruise. This package is included in the price of your cruise.


Included in your cruise

Additional services
For more peace of mind, PONANT selects stays and flights then takes care of your transfers for your trip as well as shore visits before and after the cruise.


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