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Iceland Circumnavigation

11 DAYS from AU$10,455 per person

(Based on Balcony Stateroom, Category A)

Expedition Date: 02 June 2020

Situated in the Atlantic Ocean and with Greenland as its western neighbour, Iceland is a remote volcanic island with mind-blowing landscapes and fascinating culture and history to please even the most discerning traveller. With most of the country uninhabited, much of Iceland’s terrain consists of plateaux, mountain peaks, and fertile lowlands. The landscape is characterised by volcanoes, thundering waterfalls, geysers, geothermal hot springs, black sand beaches, bubbling mud pools and lava fields. With many deep fjords that are ideal for kayaking and Zodiac cruising, and glaciers to explore including Europe’s largest, Vatnajökull, combined with splendid birdlife and friendly locals, a circumnavigation of Iceland is an experience not to be missed.

Important Note:  in order to experience some of Iceland’s incredible scenery, a number of the shore excursions on this itinerary require overland coach travel away from the coast.

Expedition Highlights:

  • Keep watch for blow holes, breaching and tail flukes as you spot whales in Húsavik

  • Westfjords offer some of the most remote fjords, bays and pristine environments in Iceland – perfect for kayaking, hiking and bird-watching

  • Visit Vatnajökull National Park featuring Europe’s largest glacier, glacial lagoons, black sand beaches, colourful mountains and rich birdlife, reindeers and seals

  • On Heimay in the Westman Islands, see the remnants of houses buried by the 1973 volcanic eruption of Mount Eldfell and sail past UNESCO heritage-listed Surtsey Island, created by volcanic eruptions lasting 3.5 years starting in 1963

  • Witness the incredible ‘heaven and hell’ contrast in landscape at Lake Mývatn – an area said to be the most geologically active area in Iceland

In true expedition style, Aurora Expeditions encourage exploration and adventure, offering flexibility in challenging environments in a way that puts you among the action to see and do as much as possible. This itinerary is only a guide and subject to change due to ice and weather conditions.


  • 1 night hotel accommodation in Reykjavik

  • Transfer from hotel to pier  

  • 10 night expedition voyage aboard the Greg Mortimer, Reykjavik return

  • All meals, snacks, tea and coffee during voyage

  • Beer, house wine and soft drinks with dinner

  • All shore excursions, guided walks and Zodiac cruises

  • Complimentary 3-in-1 polar jacket

  • Educational lectures and guiding services from the expedition team

  • Personalised photo book (one per booking, provided post voyage)

  • Transfer from pier to downtown Reykjavik or to the airport