Iceland ProCruises

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.

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Best of Iceland 8 Days

Discover Iceland’s volcanic landscapes and distinctive culture onboard the OCEAN DIAMOND. This cruise brings you to pristine fjords, tremendous glaciers, hot springs and waterfalls. A range of exciting shore excursions offers countless ways to interact with Iceland’s culture, nature, history and people.

Map Best of Iceland

Day 1 Reykjavik

Our optional Air & Ground package provides a convenient arrival (prices for 2021 on request). Use your leisure time in Reykjavik to discover the unique charm of the world’s northernmost capital and book one of our pre-programs (prices on request). The OCEAN DIAMOND docks in Old Reykjavik Harbor in the heart of the city, a five-minute stroll from the main squares, shopping and dining. The ship departs in the evening.

Day 2 Stykkisholmur

Stykkisholmur is the starting point of our adventures on the Snaefellnes Peninsula. Often called “Iceland in Miniature” because of its diverse landscapes, the area is home to bird-rich Breidafjordur Bay and Snaefellsjokull glacier, which sits atop a 700,000-year-old dormant volcano that was featured in the Jules Verne novel Journey to the Center of the Earth.

Day 3 Isafjördur

Today‘s destination is Isafjordur, an idyllic town in the Westfjords region. This secluded peninsula is connected to the Icelandic mainland by only a narrow strip of land and includes many roadless areas where cars have never been. The landscape includes jaw-dropping views of dramatic fjords carved by ancient glaciers, sheer table mountains that plunge into the sea and pristine North Atlantic vegetation.

Day 4 Akureyri

Ranging inland from Akureyri, we visit the fascinating Lake Myvatn region, where the schizophrenic landscape looks as if “heaven and hell” have clashed. One side of the lake features rugged volcanic remnants, while the other side is blessed with lush vegetation and varied bird life.

Day 5 Skjalfandi Bay/Husavik

In the early morning hours we steam into Skjalfandi Bay and Husavik. Often called the “Whale watching capital” of Iceland, the town’s offshore waters are home to 15 different whale species, as well as dolphins and 30 variety of bird.

Day 6 Djupivogur

The fishing village of Djupivogur is today’s starting point to explore Vatnajokull Glacier (optional). Go on a four wheel-drive Jeep tour (optional) or take a boat trip in the Jokulsarlon Glacier lagoon (optional). Icebergs of all shapes and sizes are floating in the water – an unforgettable adventure.

Day 7 Vestmannaeyjar (Westman Islands)

Located off Iceland’s South Coast, the Westman Islands were formed by submarine volcanic eruptions around 10,000 years ago. Surtsey Island emerged from the sea in 1963 and is one the youngest land masses on earth. We go ashore on Heimaey, the only inhabited island, where half-buried houses remain from a violent 1973 eruption. During the shore landing there is time for bird watching and you might even spot whales.

Day 8 Reykjavik

After breakfast we bid farewell to the OCEAN DIAMOND as we sail back into Reykjavik. Explore inland areas like the Golden Circle and its famous Gullfoss waterfall via our Air & Ground package (prices for 2021 on request) or explore the sights of south and west Iceland on a self-drive road trip (prices upon request). You can also simply hang out in Reykjavik, a perfect city for those who want to refresh their spirit in a place that combines invigorating outdoor activities, great food and world-class entertainment.

Please note: If you book return flights on your own please choose a connection that does not depart before noon from Keflavik airport on the same day the OCEAN DIAMOND arrives in Reykjavik.

Iceland Circumnavigation 10 Days

Experience an unforgettable journey around Iceland onboard the OCEAN DIAMOND. Discover this mystical land steeped in Viking traditions and volcanic landscapes rarely seen anywhere else on earth. This voyage reveals a diverse array of natural wonders and the Icelandic way of life. A range of exciting shore excursions offers countless ways to interact with Iceland’s culture, nature, history and people.

Iceland Circumnavigation

Day 1 Reykjavik

Our optional Air & Ground package (prices for 2021 on request) provides a convenient arrival. Use your leisure time in Reykjavik to discover the unique charm of the world’s northernmost capital and book one ouf our pre-programs (prices for 2021 on request). Or explore the sights of south and west Iceland on a self-drive road trip (prices upon request). The OCEAN DIAMOND docks in Old Reykjavik Harbor in the heart of the city, a five-minute stroll from the main squares, shopping and dining. The ship departs in the evening.

Day 2 Stykkisholmur

Stykkisholmur is the starting point of our adventures on the Snaefellnes Peninsula. Often called “Iceland in Miniature” because of its diverse landscapes, the area is home to bird-rich Breidafjordur Bay and Snaefellsjokull glacier, which sits atop a 700,000-year-old dormant volcano that was featured in the Jules Verne novel Journey to the Center of the Earth.

Day 3 Isafjördur

Today‘s destination is Isafjordur, an idyllic town in the Westfjords region. This secluded peninsula is connected to the Icelandic mainland by only a narrow strip of land and includes many roadless areas where cars have never been. The landscape includes jaw-dropping views of dramatic fjords carved by ancient glaciers, sheer table mountains that plunge into the sea and pristine North Atlantic vegetation.

Day 4 Siglufjordur/Hrisey

By morning we reach the fjord town of Siglufjordur, once the hub of the global herring industry and now enjoying a rebirth in popularity. Learn about the golden age of herring at the award-winning Herring Era Museum located on the vibrant harbor-front. Later we set sail for Akureyri, Iceland’s lovable second largest city. If weather conditions allow, we visit Hrísey, the second largest island of Iceland. With only 153 inhabitants, the island is located in Eyjafjörður, about 35 kilometers north of Akureyri.

Day 5 Akureyri

Ranging inland from Akureyri, we visit the fascinating Lake Myvatn region, where the schizophrenic landscape looks as if “heaven and hell” have clashed. One side of the lake features rugged volcanic remnants, while the other side is blessed with lush vegetation and varied bird life.

Day 6 Skjalfandi Bay/Husavik

In the early morning hours we steam into Skjalfandi Bay and Husavik. Often called the “Whale watching capital” of Iceland, the town’s offshore waters are home to 15 different whale species, as well as dolphins and 30 variety of bird.

Day 7 Seydisfjördur

Iceland’s East Fjords are best explored from the impossibly picturesque port of Seydisfjordur, nestled between the sea and steep mountains. Activities include seal spotting, horseback riding, and visiting the beautiful nature reserve Skalanes.

Day 8 Djupivogur

The fishing village of Djupivogur is today’s starting point to explore Vatnajokull Glacier (optional). Go on a four wheel-drive Jeep tour (optional) or take a boat trip in the Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon (optional). Icebergs of all shapes and sizes are floating in the water – an unforgettable adventure.

Day 9 Vestmannaeyjar (Westman Islands)

Located off Iceland’s South Coast, the Westman Islands were formed by submarine volcanic eruptions around 10,000 years ago. Surtsey Island emerged from the sea in 1963 and is one the youngest land masses on earth. We go ashore on Heimaey, the only inhabited island, where half-buried houses remain from a violent 1973 eruption. During the shore landing there is time for bird watching and you might even spot whales.

Day 10 Reykjavik

After breakfast we bid farewell to the OCEAN DIAMOND as we sail back into Reykjavik. Explore inland areas like the Golden Circle and its famous Gullfoss waterfall via our Air & Ground (prices for 2021 on request) package or explore the sights of south and west Iceland on a self-drive road trip (prices upon request). You can also simply hang out in Reykjavik, a perfect city for those who want to refresh their spirit in a place that combines invigorating outdoor activities, great food and world-class entertainment.

Please note: If you book return flights on your own please choose a connection that does not depart before noon from Keflavik airport on the same day the OCEAN DIAMOND arrives in Reykjavik.

Natural Wonders of Iceland & Greenland 12 Days

ADVENTURE DISKO BAY AND EAST GREENLAND – ICELAND-GREENLAND EXPEDITION CRUISE

From majestic glaciers and icebergs floating in deep-blue water to the island’s unique indigenous wildlife, the natural wonders of Greenland are the stars of this soft adventure voyage. Whales and seals often accompany the OCEAN DIAMOND, while musk oxen graze ashore.

Iceland and Natural Wonders of Greenland

Day 1 Reykjavik

Our optional Air & Ground package (prices for 2021 on request) provides a convenient arrival. Use your leisure time in Reykjavik to discover the unique charm of the world’s northernmost capital and book one of our pre-programs. Or explore the sights of south and west Iceland on a self-drive road trip (prices upon request). The OCEAN DIAMOND docks in Old Reykjavik Harbor in the heart of the city, a five-minute stroll from the main squares, shopping and dining. The ship departs in the evening.

Day 2 Day at Sea/Denmark Strait

Today we sail across the Denmark Strait towards Greenland, following the same maritime route used by Norse settlers more than 900 years ago. En-route you can attend fascinating presentations by our Expedition Team members to prepare for your visit to Greenland. Or of course, you can choose to just relax and watch whales, dolphins and seabirds from the deck of your cabin.

Day 3 Ammassalik Island

The island is characterized by several glaciers, jagged peaks, rivers, lakes and waterfalls. There are vast green valleys and deep fjords with newly calved icebergs dropping off the ice cap into the sea. Tasiilaq, the largest town in East Greenland, is located on Ammassalik Island. With its population of approximately 2,000 people, the town is the gateway to explore East Greenland.

Day 4 Skjoldungen Fjord

The Skjoldungen Fjord is bordered by towering mountains tipped with snow, ice-scraped valley sides with serpentine rivers of ice plunging into the sea. It is highly likely that the fjord was inhabited by Paleo-Eskimo (Inuit) nomadic people as early as 4,000 years ago. Surrounded by wild and pristine nature, it is quite common to see whales, bearded seals and various kinds of birds in the area.

Day 5 Day at Sea/Prins Christian Sound

When conditions are favorable we travel along the 70 mile (112 km) long Prins Christian Sound which connects the Labrador and Irminger Seas. In this narrow, often ice-choked channel, we come so close to icebergs you can almost reach out and touch one. The force of Greenland’s massive, inland ice cap pushes glaciers towards the sea, where large hunks of ice break off and become floating icebergs.

Day 6 Narsarsuaq

Very close to the town of Narsarsuaq lies the small settlement of Qassiarsuk, founded by the legendary Viking rebel and leader Erik the Red. He named this area “green land” because the landscape around Qassiarsuk is characterized by inviting fjords and green, fertile valleys. During this stop you have the opportunity to learn more about the lives of the early Norse settlers and visit the reconstructions of a Viking longhouse and a small turf church.

Day 7 Nuuk

With 16,000 inhabitants Nuuk is both the capital and the biggest city of Greenland. It combines Arctic traditions with European urbanity. Visit the city sights on a walking tour that ends at the National Museum, which exhibits the famous mummies of Qilakitsoq.

Day 8 Sisimiut

With approx. 5,600 inhabitants, Sisimiut is the second largest town in Greenland. It is a modern settlement that maintains ancient traditions. The fishing industry still plays an important role. The natural harbor remains ice-free throughout the year which made it an attractive location for European whalers in former times.

Day 9 Ilulissat

In the morning we reach Ilulissat village in fabled Disko Bay. Ilulissat is located beside the Ilulissat Icefjord. Delight in the thunderous spectacle when icebergs break off from Sermeq Kujalleq glacier and plunge into the fjord. Sermeq Kujalleq is one of the most productive glaciers in the northern hemisphere.

Day 10 Uummannaq

Uummannaq is considered one of the most beautiful towns in Greenland. Located on a small island about 300 miles (483 km) north of the Arctic Circle, this tiny, picturesque village lies at the foot of a heart-shaped mountain.

Day 11 Disko Bay/Qeqertarsuaq

The small settlement of Qeqertarsuaq is located on the South Coast off Disko Island. In 1773 the first whaling base was founded. Whaling has been of great importance to the town over the past two centuries. Hunting and fishing are still the primary occupations for the island’s inhabitants.

Day 12 Kangerlussuaq

In the morning we reach the 120-mile (190 km) Kangerlussuaq Fjord and the town of the same name. It’s time to say goodbye to the OCEAN DIAMOND. Take a look at our Air & Ground package or this tour to enjoy a comfortable journey home (prices for 2021 on request).

Please note: Please contact your Iceland ProCruises agent regarding flight arrival time from Kangerlussuaq before you book your return flight from Keflavik.

Iceland Shore Excursions

SHORE EXCURSIONS ICELAND

Our wide variety of exciting shore excursions offer countless ways to interact with Iceland’s culture, nature, history and people. Take a look at how you can make the most of your journey in Iceland here.

Greenland Shore Excursions

SHORE EXCURSIONS GREENLAND

Our wide variety of exciting shore excursions offer countless ways to interact with Greenland’s culture, nature, history and people. Take a look at how you can make the most of your journey with us here.

Pre & Post Tours in Iceland

PRE AND POST TOURS ICELAND 2020

Extend your journey in the land of fire ice! We have several options for you to choose from to make the most of your trip. From a short self drive to the classic Golden Circle, take a look at our pre and post options here.

Iceland Circumnavigation

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