Polar Regions Arctic Cruise

Iceland’s Westfjords & North Coast Cruise

On this 9-day exploration of Iceland’s Westfjords & North Coast, explore one of the remotest and most pristine regions in Iceland—ideal for nature hikes and bird and whale viewing. Discover diverse landscapes including thundering waterfalls, lava fields that breathe steam and verdant valleys that stretch beyond the horizon. In Husavik, keep your eyes and cameras ready to catch the fluke of a whale tail as it takes a deep dive. Atlantic puffins can be found in large numbers in Iceland, and you’ll have many opportunities to encounter these charismatic birds nesting in their burrows.

The highlights are many on this cruise. Witness the incredible diversity of Iceland’s landscapes forged by the powerful seismic activity that has shaped the island’s appearance and way of life. Witness amazing bird activity at the Latrabjarg cliffs, the easternmost point in Europe and home to a large colony of nesting puffins. Hike on Vigur Island where you can get close to rare Arctic birdlife.

Two alternative itineraries pair back-to-back polar itineraries for an ultimate adventure. The 20-day Wild Svalbard, Greenland & Iceland offers a combination of Iceland’s Westfjords & North Coast + the 2025 southbound Jewels of the Arctic. The 21-day Iceland & Greenland: Following Erik the Red offers a combination of the main Iceland’s Westfjords & North Coast + Southern Greenland: On the Trail of the Vikings, adding time exploring Iceland’s famed west coast.

Home base is the 132-guest Sylvia Earle, but note that in order to experience some of Iceland’s incredible scenery, a number of the shore excursions on this itinerary use overland coach to travel away from the coast for the best of both worlds.

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