Iceland Cruise Holidays

Iceland’s trendy and edgy nature is bringing in increasing numbers of visitors from all over the world who are looking to immerse themselves in the culture of this cold and dreamy island. While much of the region’s beauty lies in its waters, there’s so much to see and do on land, when on a cruise to Iceland. The fjords were shaped by glaciers, and remnants of these icy giants remain.

Iceland Cruise Holiday Highlights

Imagine the wind in your hair as you glide peacefully through crystal-clear waters, surrounded by towering mountain peaks and cascading waterfalls; or the serene beauty of a colourful village covered in a light dusting of powdery snow. For some of the world’s most dramatic scenery, head north: whether you explore by water, land or sky, a cruise to Iceland has all the elements of a beautiful holiday. Home to a Viking history, the northern lights and an enviable music scene, it isn’t hard to see why many choose to venture on a cruise to Iceland.

Iceland Ports

Reykjavik, Iceland

The world’s most northerly capital isn’t out on a limb when it comes to culture. Reykjavik boasts more than 40 festivals every year, catering for those into food, music, film – even Vikings. The city also has an abundance of galleries, theatres and museums to explore, as well as a vibrant art and design scene.

Akureyri, Iceland

For many nature lovers, spotting a whale in the wild is a bucket-list goal. Akureyri is perhaps the best place in Iceland for whalewatching. Whilst there, make a visit to the magnificent Goðafoss waterfall and Kálfastrandavogar, which wasused as the area for the haunted forest from Game of Thrones.

Isafjordur, Iceland

Walking is a wonderful way to take in the natural beauty of a new destination at a more leisurely pace. Strap on your hiking boots and visit Iceland’s remote Vigur Island from Isafjördur, a green oasis in the blue waters of the Isafjardardjup fjord.

Grundarfjörður, Iceland

White in Grundarfjörður, capture Iceland's most photographed mountain, Kirkjufell. It stands along the edge of the sea, with a pointed peak, dramtical slopes and surrounding beaches. Eagle-eyed fans of Game of Thrones will recognise Kirkjufell as one of the shooting locations from Season 7.

Reasons to visit Iceland on a Cruise Holiday

Beautiful Ports

As the capital, Reykjavík is a popular city and bustles with most of the country’s population. You can catch some of the awe-inspiring views at the famous church Hallgrímskirkja, while a trip to the Golden Circle allows a glimpse of the waterfalls and geysers.

Incredible Scenery

For yet more stunning views, Grundarfjörður is a small town tucked between the sea and the mountains on Iceland’s west coast. It’s here, around spots such as Kirkjufell, where visitors may even spot a whale.

Thermal Pools

The best for plunging, stewing and simmering, a dip in Iceland’s shimmering pools are an age-old pastime. Dating back to the Viking era, the Icelandic people have always been quite partial to diving into the many volcanic thermal pools, with most considering it a daily ritual.