PER PERSON :
Early bird rates until 28 Feb 2020
2020 SEASON B
$ 2,320.00 (Cat. T Triple (Porthole)
$ 3,455.00 (Cat. P Double (Porthole)
$ 4,830.00 (Cat. O Double (Obstructed Window)
$ 6,530.00 (Cat. D Double (Panorama Window)
$ 9,900.00 (Cat. A Double (Balcony)
2020 SEASON C
$ 2,430.00 (Cat. T Triple (Porthole)
$ 3,625.00 (Cat. P Double (Porthole)
$ 5,070.00 (Cat. O Double (Obstructed Window)
$ 6,850.00 (Cat. D Double (Panorama Window)
$10,395.00 (Cat. A Double (Balcony)
Single supplement is 75%
2020 Regular Rates
book after 12/31/2019
$ 2,885.00 (Cat. T Triple (Porthole))
$ 4,300.00 (Cat. P Double (Porthole))
$ 6,020.00 (Cat. O Double (Obstructed Window))
$ 8,150.00 (Cat. D Double (Panorama Window))
$12,365.00 (Cat. A Double (Balcony))
$ 3,025.00 (Cat. T Triple (Porthole))
$ 4,515.00 (Cat. P Double (Porthole))
$ 6,320.00 (Cat. O Double (Obstructed Window))
$ 8,550.00 (Cat. D Double (Panorama Window))
$12,980.00 (Cat. A Double (Balcony))
EXPLORE THE LAND OF FIRE AND ICE ON BOARD OCEAN DIAMOND ICELAND CRUISE
Experience an unforgettable cruise of Iceland and fall in love with the land of fire and ice. This amazing country of contrasts and diverse unusual natural landscape provides the possibility for unique experiences like nowhere else on earth. The Iceland cruise is a comfortable relaxing way to learn about both natural wonders and the Icelandic way of living. A range of exciting shore excursions brings the unique character of Iceland closer to you.
Individual arrival or use our comfortable Air&Ground Package. Use the day in Reykjavik to explore the highlights of the world’s northernmost national capital city on your own, or book one of our exciting pre-cruise programs and discover Reykjavik and its surroundings by land or air. The Ocean Diamond docks in the old harbor located in the heart of town which is a 5 minute walk to the inner city. The ship will depart Reykjavik harbor at 8 p.m.
Stykkisholmur is the starting point for our explorations of the Snaefellsnes Peninsula, which juts out from Iceland’s west coast. Like a long arm with a clenched fist at its tip, the peninsula is in many ways a microcosm of the whole island. Boarding our Zodiacs, passengers will explore Breidafjördur Bay, known for its colorful bird life, unique basalt rock formations and stunning scenery. You also have an opportunity to join an adventurous snowcat expedition to the extinct volcano glacier Snaefellsjökull with our experienced guides. The glacier is one of the most famous sites in Iceland primarily because it featured in the novel Journey to the Centre of the Earth by Jules Verne in which the entrance to the mysterious interior of our planet is located on Snaefellsjökull.
Today's destination is the idyllic town of Isafjördur, capital of the Westfjords region. This secluded peninsula is connected to the rest of Iceland by only a narrow strip of land. Even by Icelandic standards, the area can be described as unusually isolated. The landscape is characterized by mesas and dramatic fjords that cut deep into the landscape. Enjoy silence and nature while sea fishing or bird watching on the small island of Vigur, or by visiting the Dynjandi Waterfall, the highest cascade in this area.
By morning we reach the fjord town of Siglufjordur, once the hub of the global herring industry and now enjoying a rebirth in popularity. Learn about the golden age of herring at the award-winning Herring Era Museum located on the vibrant harbor-front. In the early afternoon we head to uninhabited Grimsey Island. Located about 25 miles (40 km) off the mainland on the Arctic Circle, the island harbors a variety of bird species including puffins, guillemots and gulls. Later we set sail for Akureyri, Iceland’s lovable second largest city.
Today the Ocean Diamond remains in the port of Akureyri while we explore Iceland’s north shore. Around 90 minutes by road to the east of the city is the Lake Myvatn region, a schizophrenic landscape where it’s said that “heaven and hell” clash. One side of the lake is characterized by the rugged remnants of volcanic activity, while on the other you find fertile plains with lush greenery and a varied bird life. You have a choice between several exciting shore excursions. One possibility is the “Diamond Circle” tour which includes a visit to the massive Dettisfoss waterfall, the colorful Myvatn area and the lush Asbyrgi canyon.
In the early morning hours we steam into Skjalfandi Bay and Husavik. Often called the “Whale watching capital” of Iceland, the town’s offshore waters are home to 15 different whale species, as well as dolphins and 30 variety of bird. Watching these graceful ocean giants in their Arctic habitat is an unforgettable experience.
For our exploration of the Eastfjords, the ship docks in the port of Seydisfjördur. Characteristic of the region are the picturesque fishing villages, steep slopes and panoramic sea views. Spot seals while horseback riding, paddle kayaks in the idyllic fjords, take a hike and look out for wild reindeer or explore the town of Egilsstadir by bike.
Today’s port of call is Djupivogur, fishing village in southeast Iceland, starting point for an optional excursion to the amazing glacier lagoon. Huge blocks of ice constantly break off the glacier, Breiðamerkurjökull, and large icebergs float on the lagoon. The lagoon is not very wide but it is up to 250 meters deep which makes it the deepest lake in Iceland.
Located about five miles off the coast of southern Iceland, the island group Vestmannaeyjar were formed by submarine volcanic eruptions around 10,000 years ago. The youngest of the islands only emerged from the sea in 1963. We go ashore in the harbor of Heimaey, the only inhabited island of the group. Residents here live with the constant threat of another violent eruption. In 1973, the entire population had to be evacuated after Helgafell volcano suddenly exploded. In many places in Heimaey one still sees the houses half buried by lava and ash. We circumnavigate the island in our Zodiacs and stop at places of interest where you will get to know the local bird life, visit caves and, if lucky, spot whales. There is also the opportunity to play an extraordinary round of golf in a sunken volcanic crater.
In the morning we return to the port of Reykjavik. After breakfast it’s time to bid farewell to the Ocean Diamond. Extend your stay in Iceland and book one of our post-cruise programs or explore Reykjavik and the surrounding area on your own. Reykjavik, which is both the economical and cultural hub of Iceland, boasts a variety of museums and shops. Scattered around the city are fascinating natural wonders like glaciers, waterfalls and geysers. Individual departure or book our comfortable Air&Ground Package.
* All routes and excursions are prvisional and may change due to weather, sea and ice conditions