Iceland

Experience the fascinating Viking legacy and magnificent landscapes of Iceland on small ship cruise to the land of fire and ice. Explore the vibrant streets of Reykjavik and its iconic Hallgrimskirkja Cathedral before journeying past rugged coastlines to the pristine wilderness of the Western Fjords. Iceland is a popular departure point for Arctic expeditions to Greenland, as well as to the Svalbard archipelago of Norway.

Top 5 Small Ships in Iceland

Le Laperouse

Part of the renowned Ponant fleet, Le Laperouse features elegantly designed stateroom, spacious suites and superb lounge areas. It’s been newly built to subtly blend comfort and refinement, with...

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National Geographic Explorer

Having wracked up numerous awards for best small ship and adventure cruise liner, the 148-passenger National Geographic Explorer is a state-of-the-art polar expedition ship. It offers intimate and...

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Ocean Adventurer

Formerly known as the Sea Adventurer, the Ocean Adventurer relaunched in June 2017 following a multi-million-dollar renovation. This award-winning, ice-strengthened ship was originally built in...

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Ocean Endeavour

Engineered to explore the Polar regions, the Ocean Endeavour features an ice-strengthened hull, Zodiacs for exploration and advanced navigation equipment, not to mention comfortable amenities. It’...

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Silver Cloud

Intimate yet roomy,this yacht-like Silver Cloud is specifically designed to cross oceans as well as to slip up into hidden harbors and rivers with ease. This ship can carry up to 200 guests in...

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All Iceland Small Ship Cruises

Iceland to Norway

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15 Days
Europe, Norway, Scandinavia, Polar, Arctic, Iceland

Welcome to the Realm of the polar bear! With over 60% of the Svalbard region covered in ice, the breathtakingly beautiful icebergs and glaciers of the Svalbard Archipelago will not disappoint....

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$11,500
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Following the Route of the Norse

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16 Days
North America, Canada, Polar, Arctic, Greenland, Iceland

Follow in the footsteps of the early Norse exploration of Greenland and Canada and go beyond your boundaries in a region that is unparalleled in bucolic loveliness. From the outstanding pieces of...

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$10,800
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In the Wake of the Vikings: A Voyage from Iceland to Greenland

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12 Days
Polar, Arctic, Greenland, Iceland

Greenland’s east coast is just a short voyage from Reykjavík. Breathtaking fjords define this seldom-seen region. Whales and seabirds are abundant here. Photographers, birders, and hikers will be in...

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$4,995
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West Greenland: Disko Bay

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10 Days
Polar, Arctic, Greenland, Iceland

On this 10-day voyage explore Disko Bay, an area as rich in history and legend as it is famous for icebergs and whales. During your arctic expedition explore the natural wonders of northwest...

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$4,395
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Hot Springs and Icebergs: Iceland to West Greenland

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8 Days
Polar, Arctic, Greenland, Iceland

Go by land, sea, and air to discover the thrilling nature of two geologically extraordinary countries! Start by exploring the cuisine and music of metropolitan Reykjavík, soak in Iceland’s thermal...

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$6,990
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In the Wake of Vikings

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9 Days
Europe, Norway, Scandinavia, Polar, Arctic, Iceland

Join Le Laperouse on this fantastic adventure starting in Reykjavik, boasting real cultural riches, particularly in contemporary art. Then discover Heimaey, the only inhabited island in the Westmann...

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$5,080
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Svalbard, Iceland & Greenland's East Coast

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16 Days
Europe, Norway, Scandinavia, Polar, Arctic, Greenland, Iceland

Explore the Svalbard archipelago on this 16-day Arctic expedition cruise. See the majestic setting that the lordly polar bear freely roams. Follow in the wake of fearless explorers and colonists...

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$15,990
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A Circumnavigation of Iceland

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10 Days
Europe, Polar, Iceland

Iceland’s geology in all its manifestations is world-class: glaciers, thundering waterfalls, immense cliffs, geothermal springs, boiling mud pots, and rock and lava-scapes of unearthly beauty. It...

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$10,990
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Iceland Roundtrip

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10 Days
Europe, Polar, Iceland

A spectrum of natural wonders awaits you on this voyage: from the geological playground of Lake Myvatn to a glacial lagoon and recent volcanic eruptions, immerse yourself in authentic local living....

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$7,430
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Three Arctic Islands: Iceland, Greenland & Svalbard, 14 Days, Ocean Adventurer

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14 Days
Europe, Norway, Scandinavia, Polar, Arctic, Greenland, Iceland

Named as one of the “50 Tours of a Lifetime” by National Geographic this three country expedition is an extraordinary adventure that one has to experience to truly appreciate. The travelers will see...

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$10,200
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Newland To Iceland

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14 Days
North America, Canada, Europe, Polar, Arctic, Iceland

This trip will take you to a route that would go along the shoreline of Newland while giving you a taste of the sites that have been declared a part of the World Heritage by UNESCO in Canada to take...

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$4,837
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