Our Discoveries by Sea + Land

+ Venture to the scenic shores of Lake Thingvallavatn and see the world’s oldest Parliament, a UNESCO World Heritage Site founded more than 1,000 years ago.
+ Experience our planet’s geothermal forces as you marvel at the bubbling mud pools and exploding geysers of the Geysir Hot Spring Area and visit Europe’s most powerful hot springs.
+ Discover the remote fishing villages of the Westfjords, a breathtakingly beautiful peninsula of deep inlets and soaring rugged peaks.
+ Delve into Iceland’s fishing heritage at the unique Herring Era Museum in Siglufjordur and at the Osvor Maritime Museum, set in old turf-and-stone fishing huts.
+ Explore the region around Lake Myvatn where long-ago geological events have shaped the landscape leaving behind unusual rock formations, steaming fumaroles, and bubbling mud pools.
+ Thrill to the Waterfall of the Gods and hear the 1,000-year-old legend that gave these mighty cascades their unusual name.
  • Day 1 – Arrive Reykjavik + Embark the Callisto

    Upon your early morning arrival, you’ll be met by our engaging Icelandic guide. After breakfast, you’ll set out for a guided exploration of the famed Golden Circle. Encompassing some of Iceland’s most significant sites, this journey begins with Thingvellir National Park, a unique geological site where two tectonic plates meet. On the scenic shores of Lake Thingvallavatn, you’ll see the world’s oldest Parliament, founded more than 1,000 years ago. Next up is the Geysir Hot Spring Area; with its boiling mud pools and the famed Strokkur Geysir that regularly erupts 100 feet into the air, this highly-active geothermal area was the origin of the word “geyser.” At the Golden Waterfall, you’ll thrill to a thunderous cascade of icy waters that plunge into a deep gorge.
     
    Back in Reykjavik, we’ll show you some of the city’s most colorful areas including the Old Quarter with its traditional homes and the lively harbor district. Then board the specially stabilized and intimate Callisto and settle in to your outside stateroom. Enjoy dinner onboard as we begin our voyage around the island’s southwestern coast.  Meals B+L+D
  • Day 2 – Discover Heimaey Island

    After breakfast you’ll step ashore on Heimaey, a ruggedly beautiful island situated off Iceland’s southern coast. Known as the Pompeii of the North, the island’s peaceful community of 4,000 hardy residents survived a volcanic eruption 44 years ago. With our engaging guide, you’ll set out this morning to explore two of Heimaey’s volcanoes, learning about the island’s natural history and its unique geology as well as the daily life, and culture of its inhabitants. At the Eldheimar Geological Museum, you’ll learn the dramatic story behind the 1973 eruption that buried 400 homes under a deep layer of ash. Built around the excavated remains of one of these residences, this unique museum takes you through the events before, during, and after the eruption. Back onboard the Callisto, our cruise continues through the night westward and then north to Akranes.  Meals B+L+D
  • Day 3 – By Town + Country along the Western Coast

    Located on the island’s western coast just north of Reykjavik, Akranes is a small port that will welcome you into its harbor with its distinctive pair of lighthouses. Going ashore after breakfast, our guided morning excursion takes us inland to Deildartunguhver, one of Europe’s most powerful hot springs. Generating nearly 50 gallons of boiling water per second, its prolific outpouring flows through miles of pipeline to provide central heating for the homes and businesses in Akranes and the nearby town of Borgarnes. All around the rugged terrain that surrounds the thermal spring, bubbling pools and escaping steam create a mesmerizing scene! We’ll also discover two of the region’s most impressive cascades, the Hraunfossar and Barnafoss Waterfalls, before continuing to Reykholt. This tiny inland community was the home of Snorri Sturluson, a noted 13th-century poet who studied the old Norse language and the island’s medieval mythology. Today, his notes are still a valuable source for modern Icelandic scholars and Reykholt remains an important center of learning and culture. Back onboard our intimate ship, you’ll have time to refresh before dinner. Throughout the night, our ship will be charting a northward course toward the magnificent Westfjords.  Meals B+L+D
  • Day 4 – The Fjords of the Rugged Northwest

    You’ll want to be on deck this morning as the Callisto navigates past the breathtaking Latrabjarg Cliff, the westernmost point on Iceland. Rising precipitously more than 1,400 feet from the cold Atlantic waters, these rugged rocky faces are home to literally millions of seabirds including puffins, northern gannets and razorbills. Rounding the tip of the peninsula, we’ll enter Arnarfjordur, one of the most spectacularly beautiful fjords here in the Westfjords. Stepping ashore in Bildudalur, our afternoon excursion includes a guided walking tour in this remote fishing village surrounded by the towering peaks of the fjord. At the Sea Monster Museum, we’ll learn about the ancient and enduring roles that mythical sea creatures have played in Icelandic culture. Blending science and legend, this action-packed multimedia museum is truly one-of-a-kind. Before returning to ship, we’ll also visit the Dynjandi Waterfall, hailed as the jewel of the Westfjords. Back onboard, our scenic cruise around the northwestern tip of the Westfjords brings us to the lively fishing port of Isafjordur, where we’ll be docked for the night.  Meals B+L+D
  • Day 5 – Ashore in the Lively Port of Isafjordur

    This morning, you can step off ship to explore on your own through Isafjordur, a picturesque town nestled between the sea and soaring rugged peaks, and filled with colorfully painted wooden homes. In the afternoon, our guided excursion takes us along the coast to Bolungarvik, a remote fishing village set on a quiet cove. At the nearby Osvor Museum, situated in a series of old turf-and-stone fishing huts, we’ll learn about the harsh conditions faced by the indomitable fishermen who worked these offshore waters in the 1800’s. An old fishing boat and a traditional salt shed offer further insight into the history and traditions of the region. Back in Isafjordur, a guided stroll through town shows us its centuries-old merchant homes and offers a chance to learn more about the region’s maritime history. At the Isafjordur Museum, set in one of these restored 18th-century homes, we’ll find unique exhibits to deepen our understanding and appreciation for this remote region and its hardy inhabitants. Back onboard, the m/y Callisto will set sail and chart a course off the northern coast toward Siglufjordur.  Meals B+L+D
  • Day 6 – Just 28 Miles from the Arctic Circle

    This morning our ship reaches Siglufjordur; close to the Arctic Circle, this is Iceland’s northernmost city. Set near the end of a narrow fjord with rugged hills rising sharply behind its painted waterfront homes and lone church steeple, this one-time capital of the Atlantic herring industry is hailed by many as Iceland’s most picturesque port. Delve into the town’s rich maritime traditions and other colorful local lore on a guided walking tour that includes the Herring Era Museum, set in historic buildings like a 1907 fish-salting station and a 1930’s era fishmeal and oil factory. At the Folk Music Center, you’ll learn about the origins and traditions of Icelandic folk music.
     
    Return to ship for lunch and delight in the invigorating sea air as our ship cruises westward. Sailing into picturesque Skjafandi Bay, we’ll reach Husavik in time for a late afternoon stroll through the lively waterfront to see the town’s splendid 100-year-old wooden church. We’ll be docked here overnight, so feel free to step off again later tonight for an after-dinner walk.  Meals B+L+D
  • Day 7 – Lake Myvatn + Waterfall of the Gods

    After breakfast, we’ll set out on a full-day adventure to explore the natural wonders and geothermal forces of this pristine and breathtakingly beautiful region. At Lake Myvatn, we’ll find a nutrient-rich lake surrounded by wetlands that are home to numerous waterbirds including the unusual Barrow’s Goldeneye duck. Nearby, Namaskard offers a completely different experience: A barren landscape of fumaroles, hot springs and mud pools where the air is heavy with the smell of sulfur. Continuing onward to Dimmuborgir, we’ll discover an ancient lava field filled with other-worldly geological formations including pillars, tunnels and outcroppings.
     
    After lunch, your sightseeing continues to the magnificent Godafoss Waterfall where thundering cascades plunge 40 feet across a chasm that stretches nearly 100 feet across. In the year 1000, after Christianity was declared the official religion of Iceland, statues of Norse Gods were thrown into the Falls – earning the cascades its name as the Waterfall of the Gods. We’ll continue to Akureyri, the capital of northern Iceland, for a walking tour that will show us some of the town’s many art galleries and artisan studios.  We’ll reboard the m/y Callisto here in Akureyri for our final night onboard.  Meals B+L+D
  • Day 8 – Disembark + Depart

    After breakfast, you’ll disembark our ship for the final time and transfer to the airport for your onward flight.  Meals B

Extend Your Trip

  • Stay in Reykjavik Before Our Cruise

    Enhance your voyage with 3 days in Iceland’s friendly capital. With early check-in for a 2-night stay at the first class Alda Hotel and all transfers, we promise an easy and relaxing start to your adventures! Reykjavik is friendly and a breeze to get around, but our Travel Experts can also arrange additional private sightseeing to make the most of your stay. Call for details!

Similar Trips

Welcome Aboard!Category B TwinCategory A TwinCategory A DoubleCategory P TwinCategory P Double

  • Category P Double

    Category P Double

    With only 17 outside cabins, the stylish and fully-stabilized Callisto is the perfect ship for our exclusive voyage along Iceland’s spectacular western coast. Life onboard is easygoing and casual, with a single-seating dining room and inviting lounge – both with panoramic windows. An inviting al fresco dining area and expansive sun deck are the perfect place to take in the views and invigorating sea air.
     
    Completely renovated in 2016, your welcoming outside stateroom features fine wooden furnishings and light fabrics. All cabins include a marble-appointed en suite bathroom with shower, individually controlled air conditioning, flat screen television, mini-fridge and in-room safe.
     
    Category B staterooms are on the Lower Deck with two twin beds and a porthole. They offer 130 square feet of space.
     
    Category A and P staterooms are on the Main Deck with windows and are available with a double bed or two twin beds. These cabins range in size from 119 to 146 square feet.

    Ship DeckPlan

Our All-Inclusive Cruise Value

+ 7 nights in an outside stateroom aboard our stylish and stabilized, 34-passenger expedition vessel
+ Full-day pre-cruise Golden Circle tour from Reykjavik including Thingvellir National Park
+ Complete program of expertly-guided shore excursions every day
+ All 22 meals: 8 breakfasts, 7 lunches and 7 dinners
+ Enrichment program including evening entertainment and talks with our shipboard experts
+ All on-tour transportation and airport transfers

Trip Pricing

  • Traveling as a single?

Arrive Reykjavik - Per Person Double

Dates   Category P Double Category P Twin Category A Double Category A Twin Category B Twin
Departure Return   Regular Regular Regular Regular Regular
6/9/2018
Sold Out
6/16/2018 $6899 $6699 $6399 $6299 $5599
         
8/18/2018
Sold Out
8/25/2018 $6899 $6699 $6399 $6299 $5599
         

Select all Deals that apply for best available price.

  • Travel is one life's most rewarding experiences, perhaps even more so when it's shared with those you love! Combine our limited-time pay-in-full discount with our Family & Friends offers and save even more:
    • Save $50 more per person when 3 guests go
    • Save $100 more per person with 4 people
    • Save $150 more per person with 5 people
    • Save $200 more per person with 6 or more people!
    For Groups of 8 or more please call 800.221.2216

Port charges of $295 per person are additional.

Extend Your Trip

  • Stay in Reykjavik Before Our Cruise

    Enhance your voyage with 3 days in Iceland’s friendly capital. With early check-in for a 2-night stay at the first class Alda Hotel and all transfers, we promise an easy and relaxing start to your adventures! Reykjavik is friendly and a breeze to get around, but our Travel Experts can also arrange additional private sightseeing to make the most of your stay. Call for details!

Trip Pricing

  • Traveling as a single?

Extend Your Trip

  • Stay in Reykjavik Before Our Cruise

    Enhance your voyage with 3 days in Iceland’s friendly capital. With early check-in for a 2-night stay at the first class Alda Hotel and all transfers, we promise an easy and relaxing start to your adventures! Reykjavik is friendly and a breeze to get around, but our Travel Experts can also arrange additional private sightseeing to make the most of your stay. Call for details!

Trip Reviews

Be the First to Review this Trip! Review This Trip »

Save $1,000 Per Couple
+ $500 Solo

Pay in full at time of booking
before December 31, 2017.