Cruise Iceland or Greenland with the Whole Family

Published on May 28, 2019

A cruise offers a stress-free way to relax while offering daily new adventures and activities to keep all members of the family happy and engaged. Iceland ProCruises is making family cruising even easier with special rates for its 2019/2020 voyages around Iceland…

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Read All About It: The Wrong Way to Visit Iceland

Published on April 20, 2019

Bloomberg News ran a travel story advising readers to ignore everything Instagram shows you about Iceland and venture instead to the hidden places few travelers have ever seen on the North Atlantic island. Quotable quote: “Four years ago, Instagram had 800,000 photos…

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Horsing Around in Iceland

Published on February 25, 2019

In addition to volcanoes and glaciers, Iceland is world-renowned for its horses, the descendants of ponies transported to the island in longships by Norse settlers in the 9th and 10th centuries. Iceland ProTravel offers a variety of fun and exciting horseback activities…

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Read All About It: Iceland’s Awesome Outdoor Art

Published on February 15, 2019

Iceland Monitor online magazine posted a photo essay that captures the natural artistry of Iceland through the camera lens. Quotable quote: “The Icelandic highlands are known for their sheer beauty. These pictures show how diverse the colours and formations can be. Nature’s…

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IPC Port-of-Call: Spotlight on the Westman Islands

Published on October 25, 2018

Located off the south coast of Iceland, a shore excursion in the remote — and very volcanic — Westman Islands (Vestmannaeyjar) affords Iceland ProCruise passengers a chance to appreciate nature is its purest form. Heimaey is the only one of the archipelago’s…

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Read All About It: 20 things to see and do in Akureyri

Published on October 6, 2018

Iceland Monitor recently ran a story on the things that should be on your bucket list for Akureyri — one of the ports-of-call along Iceland’s north shore on journeys with Iceland ProCruises. Quotable quote: “Brynjuís is one of the most famous ice…

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Easy Riding Around Iceland

Published on August 16, 2018

Before, during and after your cruise aboard Ocean Diamond with Iceland ProCruises, you can explore Iceland on your own — at your own pace — by renting a motor car or four-wheel-drive vehicle through IPC. Sure, there are plenty of shore excursions…

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Read All About It: Iceland’s Entertaining Epic

Published on August 14, 2018

The Wall Street Journal newspaper recently ran an article on a 13th-century Icelandic saga called “The Story of Burnt Njal” — not your usual fodder for the staid, business-oriented publication. Quotable quote: “The Njála occupies a place in the literature of Iceland…

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The Icebergs Cometh

Published on July 23, 2018

Greenland’s icebergs have been much in the news recently, especially an 11-million-ton frozen monster near Innaarsuit that has made headlines and television news shows around the world. The vast Greenland Ice Cap produces 250 million tons of icebergs each summer and their…

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Best Places to Eat and Drink in Reykjavik, Iceland

Published on June 30, 2016

Discover clean Nordic flavours in the Icelandic capital, from hot smoked catfish and freshly baked sourdough to waffles with rhubarb jam. Old-school elegance At Hotel Holt’s restaurant, priceless works of Icelandic art hang on dark, wooden walls and a French-inspired menu (think…

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Life at Sea with Iceland ProCruises

Published on September 6, 2015

Day 9 begins with an early morning entry into the Prins Christians Sund or the Prince Christians Straight. Our captain advised us to get up early to view this stunning passage. As soon as the ship entered calmer waters, I went outside…

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Iceland’s Celebrated Bad Boy: Erik the Red

Published on January 12, 2015

If you think the Hells Angels attitude is a modern phenomenon, delve a little into the history of Iceland, where the sons of anarchy from a thousand years ago are now national heroes. Iceland was settled by the outcasts from mainstream Viking…

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Iceland for Dummies

Published on December 2, 2014

The Emerging Destinations team visited Iceland a few months back in preparation for Iceland ProCruises debut in June 2015.  While we couldn’t cruise on the Ocean Diamon, we did visit quite a few of our ports of call.   Jessie Bligh, put…

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What Can’t You Pronounce in Greenland?

Published on October 2, 2014

While Greenlandic, is not as difficult to speak as Icelandic, it does not flow off of the tongue easily. Below is our “Rosetta Stone” approach to the Iceland ProCruises’ports of call in Greenland. Our cruises set sail in the summer of 2015 with the first cruise to…

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Can’t pronounce anything in Iceland? We can’t either

Published on August 26, 2014

The North America Iceland ProCruises team  has had some trouble pronouncing our Icelandic ports and we figured if we need help, you might too! Icelandic, we found out, is one of the hardest languages to speak and can be traced back to…

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Iceland on the Rocks: To Björk … Or Not To Björk

Published on August 7, 2014

“If you could ferment a forest, this would be it” . . . “Tastes like a tree” . . . “Woodsy natural flavor.” . . . “Taste’s like bark” . . .  “A woodsy tea.”  Can you guess what drink is being described? Probably…

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