Iceland Cruises – The Land of Fire and Ice


Iceland Cruises – The Land of Fire and Ice

Iceland is the second biggest isle in Europe, and it is known as the land of fire and ice. It was nicknamed the land of fire and ice because of its contrast of both ice-cold glaciers and fiery volcanoes that exist within its geography. It really is one of the most incredible places on our earth.

In recent years, cruises to Iceland have massively increased in popularity, probably because people’s longing for adventure beyond the typical sun-soaked Caribbean beaches and history of the Mediterranean has increased.

Iceland is a land filled with incredible scenery – it’s like no other place on earth – and a cruise here is one of the best ways to see and do as much as possible. There’s no avoiding the fact that Iceland is not cheap, when it comes to costs for a lot of things it is probably on par, if not more expensive, than Norway. And that’s why we think a cruise is the best way to explore the country. As your ship moves, so do you and without paying high costs for land hotels and transfers.

Popular stops on Iceland sailings include Akureyri, Seydisfjordur and, of course, the capital city of Reykjavik.

Iceland Cruises Ports

Akureyri – Located at the head of Eyjafiordur – Iceland’s longest fjord – Akureyri is a visual treat with beautiful houses and the world’s northernmost botanical garden.

Seydisfjordur – Found on the far eastern tip of Iceland, Seydisfjordur is surrounded by magnificent mountains that set the backdrop for this fabulous port of call. The fjord of the same name is considered to be one of the most beautiful in the country.

Reykjavik – the nation’s capital city and one bustling with old and new. The city itself is cosmopolitan but head a little further out of town and you come to incredible lava fields, geysers and bubbling hot springs.

Isafjordur – Capital of the region of Westfjords. Isafjordur is one of the most beautiful natural ports of the country. If you are looking for history and culture, visit the Maritime Museum that is based in one of the oldest buildings in the town.

Iceland Cruises

Virtually every cruise line in the world offers sailings to Iceland. Some are Iceland specific, whereas others may also include Greenland and ports in northern Scotland, Ireland, and Norway. Very occasionally you’ll even find some that include Iceland en-route to the USA. In short, whatever type of Iceland cruise you want, chances are it’s out there waiting for you.

Luxury lines that sail the region include Seabourn, Oceania, Silversea, Windstar Cruises, Cunard, and Regent Seven Seas.

Standard, boutique, and premium lines include Celebrity Cruises, Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines, P&O Cruises, MSC Cruises, Carnival, Ambassador Cruise Line, Norwegian Cruise Line, and Princess Cruises.

There are fly-cruise and no-fly cruise options available and for those that would prefer the latter, you can find our list of ALL no-fly Iceland cruises here.

Our entire range of sailings that take in the beauty of Iceland can be found here.

One visit will not be enough – Iceland is a place that will leave you wanting so much more!

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