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Northern Lights and Whale Watching Tour

7 days
6 nights

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Rates:

Per person:
$ 1,870.00 (TRIPLE CABIN)
$ 2,365.00 (OUTSIDE CABIN WITH PORTHOLE)
$ 2,640.00 (OUTSIDE CABIN - OBSTRUCTED VIEW)
$ 3,055.00 (OUTSIDE CABIN)
$ 4,420.00 (SUITE)
$ 5,155.00 (BALCONY SUITE)
$ 1,720.00 (2017 Cat T triple EB)
$ 2,085.00 (2017 Cat T double EB)
$ 3,060.00 (2017 Cat T single EB)
$ 2,085.00 (2017 Cat P double EB)
$ 3,060.00 (2017 Cat P single EB)
$ 2,445.00 (2017 Cat O double EB)
$ 3,375.00 (2017 Cat O single EB)
$ 2,775.00 (2017 Cat D double EB)
$ 4,310.00 (2017 Cat D single EB)
$ 2,240.00 (2017 Cat B quad EB)
$ 2,635.00 (2017 Cat B triple EB)
$ 3,435.00 (2017 Cat B double EB)
$ 5,460.00 (2017 Cat B single EB)
$ 3,995.00 (2017 Cat A double EB)
$ 6,470.00 (2017 Cat A single EB)
$ 1,890.00 (2017 Cat T triple)
$ 2,365.00 (2017 Cat T double)
$ 3,495.00 (2017 Cat T single)
$ 2,365.00 (2017 Cat P double)
$ 3,495.00 (2017 Cat P single)
$ 2,795.00 (2017 Cat O double)
$ 4,345.00 (2017 Cat O single)
$ 3,195.00 (2017 Cat D double)
$ 5,060.00 (2017 Cat D single)
$ 2,540.00 (2017 Cat B quad)
$ 3,030.00 (2017 Cat B triple)
$ 4,025.00 (2017 Cat B double)
$ 6,495.00 (2017 Cat B single)
$ 4,745.00 (2017 Cat A double)
$ 7,755.00 (2017 Cat D single)

Dates:

Sep 22, 2017 - Sep 28, 2017 sold

Ships & Cabins:

Included:

Airport transfers in Iceland
3 overnight stays on the OCEAN DIAMOND incl. all meals and services according to ship standards (see attachment)
3 overnight stays at 3*- 4* hotels, in double room incl. breakfast
Meals during land tour: 3 lunches and 2 dinners (no dinner incl. in Reykjavik).
The coach tour from Akureyri to Reykjavik (or reverse direction) will be accompanied by German or English speaking guides
Cruise windjacket
Entrance Blue Lagoon

Itinerary:

Great possibility to see Northern Lights and Whales on this special once-a-year combination of Iceland Land Tour and Iceland Fjord Cruise where you can get to know the Land of Fire and Ice both on land and at sea! This is a special time of the year when summer surrenders to autumn colors and Northern Lights. In addition to all natural wonders of the land tour you will have a great opportunity to explore marine world around Iceland. Lots of different whale species spend September along the shores of Northern Iceland. The chance to see “the giants of the sea” during the voyage is therefore very high.

We offer various shore excursions and our lecturers on board will present interesting topics on the Northern Lights and whales. Once OCEAN DIAMOND has reached the harbor of Akureyri you can look forward to an exciting bus tour through the highlands of Iceland back to Reykjavik.

 

Day 1  :

Transfer to the old harbor close to the city center where the OCEAN DIAMOND awaits you. The ship leaves the port of Reykjavik at 8 p.m. Tonight you may have the first chance to see Northern Lights.

Day 2  :

Arrive in Stykkisholmur at the west-coast of Iceland at 9 a.m. Stykkisholmur. From here you can take an optional excursions on the Snaefellsnes Peninsula which juts more than 100 km into the Atlantic Ocean. Snaefellsnes is also called “Iceland en miniature” since all different landscapes of Iceland can be found on this peninsula. Depending on the weather conditions we launch our Zodiacs for a short bird watching tour in Breidafjord Bay. The bay is well known for its manifold bird life. Later in the day you can enjoy a lecture about whales in Icelandic waters. In the evening the ship leaves Stykkisholmur towards the Westfjords. If the sky is clear you will the opportunity to see Northern Lights as we sail along Breidafjord bay.

Day 3  :

Today's destination is the quiet town of Isafjördur, capital of the Westfjords region. This secluded peninsula is connected to the rest of Iceland by a narrow strip of land. Even according to Icelandic standards the area can be described as unusually isolated. The Westfjords are dominated by mesas and dramatic fjords carving into the landscape. Enjoy the silence and impressive scenery while sailing to the small island of Vigur (optional excursion). Our expedition team has prepared a lecture regarding Northern Lights late afternoon/early evening.

Day 4  :

Our ship arrives at the Akureyri harbor around noon. We disembark the ship and continue the second part of the tour on land. We will travel along one of the most popular excursion routes in Iceland - the Diamond Circle. The route includes also the magnificent area around Lake Myvatn. Dinner and overnight stay at a hotel in the Akureyri area.

Day 5  :

After breakfast we will take the highland route Kjölur towards the South of Iceland.  On the way you will have the chance to see Icelandic highlands like the impressive geysers of the Haukadalur geothermal area as well as the “Golden Waterfall” Gullfoss. Dinner and overnight stay in Southern Iceland.

Day 6  :

On our way back to Reykjavik we will stop to enjoy soaking in the famous Blue Lagoon, which is a must-see on every Iceland tour. The tour ends with a city tour through Reykjavik.  Overnight in Reykjavik.

Day 7  :

Departure day

Notes:

The excursions in Stykkisholmur and Isafjördur are optional and therefore not included in the price

* All routes and excursions are prvisional and may change due to weather, sea and ice conditions