Iceland is a bucket list destination for many. There’s nowhere else on earth quite like it. It’s known as the Land of Fire And Ice. From bubbling geysers to active volcanoes and sweeping snow-capped mountains, it’s a place of drama and contrasts. The people of Iceland and known to be very liberal and welcoming of eccentricity: this is the home of Bjork, after all.
On this trip, you’ll be sailing onboard a luxury Star Breeze yacht. You can enjoy ocean views from the sitting room in your suite. When you’re ready to mingle, you can sashay into the lounge or casino and enjoy the onboard luxuries.
This is a great way to discover Iceland. You’ll be sailing to a new destination every day, from the colourful capital to lesser known, remote towns.
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- 13th August 2019 Tuesday
Group Trip Breakdown
Day 1: Reykjavik Pride
Reykjavik is the world’s northernmost capital. We’ll be visiting over pride weekend so there’ll be plenty of things going on. Check out the parade and discover the colourful buildings. It’s a strange and charming city – not to mention a very gay-friendly one.
Day 2: Heimaey Island
Today we’ll sail around Surtsey Island, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It’s a volcanic island that emerged in 1963 after an eruption below sea level. This young island is the southernmost point of Iceland. It is believed that Surtsey Island will be visible above sea level for around a century. It’ll then return to the deep.
We’ll then head to Heimaey, another volcanic phenomenon that forged the Pompeii of our time in 1973.
Day 3 To 4: Seydisfjordour
Seydisfjordour is comprised of 11 miles of waterways fringed by mountains. The town of Seydisfjordour is home to the Skalanes Nature Reserve. It boasts a diverse array of wildlife. You can hike from the centre of the town along the bank of the Fjardara River.
Day 5: Akureyri
The port of Akureyri is close to the Arctic Circle. It lies at the end of Iceland’s longest fjord and it’s surrounded by snow-capped mountains: a famous skiing destination during winter. We’ll visit the Listagil, known as the art canyon, home to various arts and crafts shops. Other highlights include the Hafnarstraeti, the main commercial street and the botanical gardens.
Day 6: Isafjordur
The town of Isafjordur is one of the key fisheries in Iceland. The decline of the local fishing industry has forced Isafjordur to reinvent itself. Curiously, it has become a hub for the alternative music scene, hosting an annual festival with bands from all over the world. Isafjordur is a small, charming town of just 2600 inhabitants.
Day 7: Grundarfjordur
One of the less well-known towns in Iceland, Grundarfjordur is a beautiful place to discover. Situated between a mountain range and the sea, the setting is quite dramatic. We’ll visit the Snæfellsjokull National Park and explore the glaciers, waterfalls, calderas and lava fields. You’ll definitely want to bring your camera.
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