The coast, villages and countryside of the Eastern Algarve and then explore the treasures of this most westerly corner of Europe.
Iceland is a country which requires no introduction. The colours are so rich and vivid, waterfalls cascade around almost every turn, and the natural world reigns supreme. With a climate as changeable as Iceland, it is no surprise that the landscape is so raw and rugged. Hear the cracking and low thunder of glaciers creaking, observe super-charged geysers exploding upwards, and see volcanoes rise against the Arctic sky.
The jewel in the Atlantic’s crown, Iceland’s super-sized landscapes will leave you breathless. A magnet for walkers, nature lovers, and northern lights enthusiasts, the land of fire and ice has it all. Hear the cracking and low thunder of glaciers creaking, observe super-charged geysers exploding upwards, and see volcanoes rise against the Arctic sky. Iceland's fragile crust creates some of nature's greatest spectacles and we aim to show you the finest remote fjords of the northern and eastern coasts. You may even spot the Aurora Borealis as early as our September tour departure!
This Cruise and Walk holiday delivers the best of the natural world, an artistic capital, spectacular scenery, geothermal eruptions, glaciers and fjords. Iceland offers so much to tick off your bucket list. Its volcanic landscape, rugged coastline and wild vastness exert a deep pull on the imagination. A bonus is the chance to observe the diverse bird life which we hope to see in the north of the island including puffins. Iceland has a reputation for being expensive however, on a Ramblers Cruise & Walk holiday, you benefit from excellent value and all the amazing scenery you would expect from a land-based holiday.
One of the great things about Cruise & Walk is the opportunity to visit the more remotely located areas such as Isafjörður in the northwest, and Seydisfjörður on the northern coast. Plus, we are sure you will be amazed by the natural scenery on the Golden Circle tour and Akureyri. From Reykjavik, we visit the continental divide and some of the more dramatic waterfalls for which the country is well known, plus walk in areas where the earth’s crust is so thin that steam fills the air. Whilst you will not experience 24 hours of daylight or the ‘midnight sun’, it is unlikely you see darkness. For example, in Akureyri on 28th June the sun sets at 00.42 and rises just over an hour later.
At the end of each day’s activities you will return to the comfort of the ship to enjoy excellent food, evening entertainment and facilities to enjoy during your free time as we sail towards another incredible destination.
Please note, ports of call may change between different departure dates. It is important to check the individual tour date proposed itinerary for details of your cruise.
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Itinerary & Travel
Whilst every effort will be made to adhere to the outlined itinerary and advertised programme, local conditions can change due to weather or other unforeseen circumstances. This may mean that routes and timings need to be amended or the order of days may change, sometimes at short notice.
Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, we may unfortunately need to withdraw a tour that is currently confirmed to operate and we therefore reserve the right to cancel your booking. We would always do our utmost to give you plenty of notice should we have to do this. Selected elements of this tour, including local attractions and restaurants, may change at late notice. Please ensure you have valid insurance cover before you travel.
Below is the accommodation featured on this holiday across all departure dates. Please refer to the Itinerary for more detail about each night's accommodation for each departure date.