Majestic Fjords + Remote Islands + Wildlife

+ See Surtsey Island, a World Heritage Site born of volcanic activity just 50 years ago.
+ Visit Djúpivogur, a remote community of just 500 residents with a remarkably rich arts and cultural scene.
+ Discover some of the richest birdlife in the North Atlantic including Grimsey Island with its puffins, guillemots, and large colonies of terns.
+ Sail into Skjálfandi Bay, home to humpback, minke, and blue whales.
+ Thrill to the deep inlets and soaring rugged peaks of the majestic Westfjords coastline.
+ Behold the Waterfall of the Gods and hear the Norse legend that gave these thundering cascades their name.

Visit 1 UNESCO World Heritage site
  • Day 1 - Arrive Reykjavik

    On arrival, you’ll be escorted to the Alda Hotel. After breakfast, explore Reykjavik with our fine Icelandic guide. With their keen insights and some fun stories, you’ll get to know their city from the lively harbor district to the colorful Old Quarter. Meals B
  • Day 2 - Welcome Aboard!

    The warm, mineral-rich waters of the Blue Lagoon are both soothing and invigorating! After this delightful experience, we’ll take you to the pier to board the Ocean Atlantic. Meals B+D
  • Day 3 - The Westman Islands

    As we near this archipelago just off Iceland’s southern coast, keep your eyes sharp for marine birds like the puffin and graceful gannet. We’ll pass close to Surtsey Island c, born of volcanic activity just 50 years ago, to go ashore on Heimaey where a 1973 eruption buried 400 homes under a deep layer of ash. Experience life on the island and see some of the homes that have only recently been excavated. You can learn more of the island’s dramatic history at the Eldheimar Geological Museum. Meals B+L+D
  • Day 4 - Unique art + Amazing birds

    Go ashore in Djúpivogur to see its fine old homes and to experience its cultural scene. Unique outdoor art installations and the Cultural Center are highlights. Back onboard, navigate along Iceland’s eastern coast where deep fjords, steep mountains and pristine waterfalls will enthrall you. This afternoon, a guided hike on Hafnarhólmi offers a chance to observe the puffins, eiders, kittiwakes and fulmars that nest here. Meals B+L+D
  • Day 5 - Skjálfandi Bay + Grimsey

    Having rounded Iceland’s northeast corner, we navigate this morning into Skjálfandi Bay where humpback and minke whales are often spotted. Huge blue and sperm whales also feed in the Bay. This afternoon finds us on Grimsey Island, home to 100 people and thousands of birds including Atlantic puffin, back guillemot, common murre, wheatear, snow bunting and large tern colonies. Meals B+L+D
  • Day 6 - Hrísey + Akureyri

    This morning finds us deep in the majestic Eyjafjörður, where you’ll enjoy a Zodiac landing on Hrisey, an island in the middle of the fjord. Visit the settlement of 200 residents and explore the surrounding grasslands, home to ptarmigans and eiders. From the lively port of Akureyri, A+R guests will enjoy an excursion to see the beautiful Godafoss Waterfall. You’ll also experience the island’s powerful geothermal forces as you discover steaming fumaroles, bubbling mud pools, and the fascinating lava landscapes that surround Lake Mývatn. Meals B+L+D
  • Day 7 - The magnificent Westfjords

    An unforgettable day unfolds as we explore the Westfjords, a pristine peninsula on the island’s northwest coast. Sailing off the ruggedly beautiful coast of the Hornstrandir Nature Reserve, we’ll have a chance to spot whales and seals. Venturing into Hornvik Bay, we’ll see soaring cliffs where millions of seabirds nest. A guided walk on Vigur Island offers breathtaking views of mountains, sea and sky and a chance to marvel at the aerial acrobatics of soaring Arctic terns. Meals B+L+D
  • Day 8 - The pristine western coast

    Early this morning, our ship navigates past Látrabjarg Cliff. Rising 1,400 feet from the Atlantic, these rocky faces are home to millions of seabirds including puffins, northern gannets and razorbills. After breakfast, go ashore on Flatey Island, where no cars are allowed, to immerse in its tranquil ambience of farms and colorful summer homes. In the afternoon, discover the dramatic cliffs, lava fields and rocky beaches of the Snaefellsne Peninsula. At its western tip, the glacier-topped peak of the Snæfellsjökull Volcano soars to 5,000 feet. Meals B+L+D
  • Day 9 - Disembark in Reykjavik

    After stepping off the ship, we’ll take you to the Alda Hotel. The rest of the day is yours to enjoy in this friendly city. Meals B
  • Day 10 - Farewell, Iceland

    We’ll take you to the airport today for your homeward flight. Meals B

Check In!

  • Alda Hotel - Reykjavik, Iceland

    Alda Hotel Reykjavik is located on the main shopping street, Laugavegur, in the center of Reykjavik, Iceland's vibrant capital city. Have a good night's sleep in Alda's Hotel's Nordic designed, spacious rooms and start your day with a healthy, hearty breakfast. You'll find plenty of perks when you're turning in for the night after a day of exploring Iceland's magnificent countryside or returning from a tour of the city center, literally just one step away.

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  • Category D

    Category D

    With an international ice-class rating of 1B, our expedition vessel is perfect for exploring remote regions of the North Atlantic. Its exceptional maneuverability, shallow draft and powerful engines, allow the Ocean Atlantic to navigate all the way north to the 80th Parallel – and into the deepest and most remote fjords. Our ship was recently renovated with welcoming public spaces and comfortable accommodations for just 198 passengers – and an experienced crew and Expedition Team of 140. All staterooms feature private en suite baths, individual climate control and television. International cuisine is served in a bright, spacious restaurant and the panoramic lounge features large windows, plenty of comfortable seating – and even binoculars. A full fleet of Zodiacs allow for exciting exploration on land and water with our fine Expedition Team.

    Category D cabins are 118 square feet in size.

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Our Small Ship Journey Value

+ Complete program of shore landings and Zodiac excursions with our experienced Expedition Team
+ Guided tour of Reykjavik and a visit to the Blue Lagoon
+ 23 meals: 10 breakfasts, 6 lunches and 7 dinners
+ 2 nights at our superior first class hotel in the heart of Reykjavik
+ 7 nights in your choice of stateroom aboard the ice-class Ocean Atlantic
+ All on-tour transportation including airport transfers
+ Luggage handling and all hotel taxes
+ All shipboard gratuities plus port fees
+ Please note that most cabins aboard the Ocean Atlantic vessel have two separate beds. We cannot guarantee matrimonial bedding configuration

Trip Pricing

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