Ísafjörður Cruises

Beautiful Icelandic Summer landscape with Fjord
Beautiful Icelandic Summer landscape with Fjord
Puffins on cliff in Ísafjörður, Iceland

The pretty, ancient church site of Ísafjörður, perched on the peninsular of the Westfjords, has been one of Iceland’s busiest and most important fishing and trading centres for over 250 years. With its fine natural harbour, Ísafjörður is set against a backdrop of steep mountains and an arcing spit that extends out into the deep Skutulsfjörður.

The town centre’s preserved timber and tin-clad buildings are a joy to explore.[ReadMoreMob] Easily navigable streets offer warm cafes, bakeries and welcoming family-run restaurants that serve the finest locally caught seafood all year round. The Westfjords Heritage Museum has exhibits on the town’s maritime history, while the Old Hospital contains archives and photography. The occasional music festival in town provides the chance to experience modern Icelandic culture.

Ísafjörður is also the port from which to discover the beautiful landscape of Vigur, The Paradise Island. Only a short 30-minute boat trip away, the island is home to thousands of puffins, arctic terns, eider ducks, black guillemots and more.

Cruises to Ísafjörður

Introduction to Iceland

Introduction to Iceland

Departs: Newcastle • Wed 06 May 2020
9 nights • Balmoral • L2007

  • You’re in for an authentic snapshot of Iceland on this invigorating nine-night adventure, taking in four diverse destinations and inspirational natural wonders on three sides of this spectacular country.
  • The wonders of the ‘Golden Circle’, including Gullfoss Waterfall and gushing geysers, await from Reykjavik, while Ísafjörður is your starting point for kayaking tours in the gorgeous Westfjords.
  • Enjoy a taste of rural Icelandic life in the fishing village of Eskifjörður; and, for a once-in-a-lifetime experience, embark on a magical whale watching adventure from breathtaking Akureyri.

From £1,399pp

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Uncovering the Natural Wonders of Iceland

Uncovering the Natural Wonders of Iceland

Departs: Dover • Sat 20 Jun 2020
13 nights • Boudicca • D2015

  • From whales to geysers, waterways to geothermal pools, the thrilling diversity of Iceland awaits your discovery as you explore three sides of this astonishing country on an incredible 13-night voyage.
  • On the west coast, stop overnight in Reykjavik – gateway to the wonders of the Golden Circle and the Blue Lagoon; and visit Ísafjörður, for a chance to observe charming puffins on a tour to Vigur Island.
  • Along the north coast, divert deep into Eyjafjörður all the way to Akureyri, starting point for exhilarating whale watching adventures; and then savour the stunning scenery of Seyðisfjörður in the east.

From £1,899pp

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Icelandic Wonders & Wildlife

Icelandic Wonders & Wildlife

Departs: Rosyth (Edinburgh) • Mon 29 Jun 2020
10 nights • Balmoral • L2014

  • An epic circumnavigation of Iceland, this exhilarating adventure packs-in unmissable opportunities to marvel at awe-inspiring natural wonders, dramatic landscapes; magical wildlife; and much more.
  • Visit Reykjavik, gateway to the Golden Circle’s famous waterfalls and powerful geysers; observe puffins at Vigur Island on a boat tour from Ísafjörður; and savour Seyðisfjörður’s stunning scenery.
  • For an experience of a lifetime, you can embark on a magical whale watching tour from Akureyri, to see humpback and minke whales, dolphins and porpoises living freely in their natural habitat.

From £1,649pp

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Whales, Wonders & Waterfalls

Whales, Wonders & Waterfalls

Departs: Liverpool • Mon 27 Jul 2020
9 nights • Black Watch • W2021

  • For a spellbinding taste of one of the world’s most awe-inspiring countries, Black Watch will guide you on an epic adventure, taking in remarkable destinations and waterways on three sides of Iceland.
  • Dramatic landscapes, inspirational wonders and wildlife, and magical experiences are yours to savour, from powerful waterfalls and geysers to stunning sea bird islands and whale watching tours.
  • See the wonders of the ‘Golden Circle’, such as the mighty Gullfoss, from Reykjavik; observe puffins at Vigur Island; go in search of humpback and minke whales in their natural habitat; and much more.

From £1,699pp

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Exploring the Arctic with the Midnight Sun

Exploring the Arctic with the Midnight Sun

Departs: Dover • Sat 14 Aug 2021
28 nights • Boudicca • D2121

  • Take advantage of a rare opportunity to witness the eerie Midnight Sun in Norway and search for a glimmer of the awe-inspiring Aurora Borealis in Iceland.
  • Be mesmerised by small ship scenic cruising, including a glide along glorious Prins Christiansund; an up-close view of the astonishing Tuna Glacier; and a glimpse of volcanic Jan Mayen Island.
  • Make memories ashore, with chances to explore the Qooroq Ice Fjord; see Longyearbyen’s wild landscapes; tour Iceland’s Golden Circle; and much more.

From £4,199pp

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Whales, Waterfalls & Volcanic Islands

Whales, Waterfalls & Volcanic Islands

Departs: Liverpool • Tue 19 Apr 2022
17 nights • Black Watch • W2210

  • With the help of ORCA, look out for various species of whale living freely in the deep blue Atlantic waters surrounding the contrasting islands of Iceland and the Azores.
  • Revel in the astonishing beauty of Azorean volcanos, crater lakes and vibrant valleys, and the drama of awe-inspiring Icelandic scenery boasting soaring mountains, sheer cliffs and stunning waterways.
  • Delve into rich history and culture, with time ashore to explore fascinating historic quarters, traditional fishing ports and an exciting, cosmopolitan capital city.

From £2,299pp

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