Who else knows Iceland’s highlights better than a native? On board the OCEAN DIAMOND you will experience the “Land of Fire and Ice” in an especially authentic way. Together with our Icelandic team and a moderate ship size (205 max capacity), you will enjoy a personal atmosphere on board as well as unforgettable travel experiences. With only 113 cabins, all of them outside cabins, the highly maneuverable OCEAN DIAMOND is able to approach ports and fjords, which are inaccessible for bigger ships.
Thanks to two stabilizers that significantly reduce roll and an ice-strengthened hull, the OCEAND DIAMOND is the ideal ship for exploring the waters around Iceland and Greenland. The ship features a range of modern on board amenities and is staffed with outstanding officers and crew, as well as bilingual expedition leaders and guides.
The ship’s Zodiacs are available for shore excursions. After a busy day of exploration, passengers can browse books in the well-stocked Polar Library, savor a health or beauty treatment in the on board Spa, or enjoy views of the spectacular Arctic scenery from the Panorama Salon.
Iceland — The Land of Fire and Ice
The land of fire and ice is one of the most fascinating places on planet Earth. The awe-inspiring landscapes, the pristine forces of nature, the infinite and always-surprising combinations of fire, water, earth and air are everywhere to be found.
Nature lovers are mesmerized by Iceland’s spell. There are just not many places on our planet where you can admire black-sand beaches, erupting volcanoes, lumbering glaciers and thunderous waterfalls while at the same time swimming in hot springs, betting on when geysers will erupt, and hiking across barren rocky deserts. It’s no wonder the country’s nature has been the inspiration for countless Icelandic sagas and songs.
Today, Iceland boasts one of the world’s highest standards of living thanks mainly to its natural resources such as fish, thermal energy and hydropower. Notwithstanding the modernity, its inhabitants have never relinquished their cultural roots and harmonic existence with nature.
Our Iceland Circumnavigation introduces you to many facets of the island, a journey that showcases the country and its people, wildlife as varied as wild horses and whales, culture and cuisine, stories and legends. Most cities and towns are located along the coast and can easily be reached by boat. However, our numerous shore excursions give you the opportunity to explore the interior of Iceland as well.
The land of fire and ice is attracting more and more visitors from all over the world. We are proud to show our guests this vibrant destination in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean
Iceland is one of Europe’s the last adventures – let us guide you there!
Greenland — A Land of Contrasts
Immerse yourself completely in this unique world. The world’s largest island is strikingly beautiful, a land of massive ice formations, deep-blue fjords and lush pastures. Greenland is also blessed with unique flora and fauna, the midnight sun and northern lights, and the distinctive Inuit culture.
Let yourself get carried away by the openness and warmth of the Greenlanders, who trace their ancestors to the island’s ancient Inuit inhabitants and intrepid Scandinavians who first arrived on the island more than a thousand years ago. Their colorful houses are like splashes of color scattered along the shore and stand in striking contrast to the rocky landscape and the massive inland icecap which is omnipresent in Greenland.
Greenland provides an ideal habitat for a variety of wildlife. Whales majestically rising from the sea, musk oxen grazing on grassy shores and of course the king of the Arctic, the polar bear, are just a few of Greenland’s iconic animals.
A visit to one of the island’s small towns is like a trip back in time to a place where life runs at a much different pace. The short Artic summer is intense. Flowers, herbs and mosses explode into a sea of color in Greenland’s coastal valleys and mountains, taking advantage of the warmth and giving new character to the scenery for a couple of weeks. Meanwhile, dog sleds and snowmobiles are casually parked in front of the houses and barns waiting for the onset of another long winter.
Our cruises take you from the lush landscapes of South Greenland and to the vast, ice-filled fjord systems of West Greenland.
You decide which region you want to explore!