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Iceland - Land Of Ice & Fire

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.

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Overview

Holiday Highlights

  • RWH version of the Golden Circle tour from Reykjavik – experience the sheer diversity of volcanoes, geysers, glaciers, waterfalls and views that will stop you in your tracks.
  • Enjoy the comfort of onboard ship services throughout including meals, pools, sports and leisure facilities, entertainment, and relaxation deck when resting the legs.
  • Walk a stunning trail with a local guide through wetlands with magnificent views of the river gushing through the canyon, plus over 12 waterfalls in Ísafjörður.
  • Rugged volcanic landscapes, rich colours, and opportunities to observe puffins.
  • A series of well-established walks so you can uncover the diversity of Iceland, because the world is more beautiful on foot. RWH tour leader throughout for support.

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.

  • Breakfast and dinner throughout your holiday, plus lunch on sea days and packed lunch on for land days.
  • A programme of walks and excursions from our ports of call including any necessary transportation costs
  • Personalised afternoon tea with a view onboard.
  • Service of an RWH tour leader throughout plus local guide in one port.
  • Complimentary tea and coffee throughout the ship.
  • All entertainment, sports & leisure facilities on board.
  • Tips to the ship’s restaurant staff.
  • All drinks on board
  • Excursions not included in the programme, or Fred Olsen shore activities available for purchase on board.
  • Access to Wi-Fi on board the ship. At the time of writing Fred Olsen offer various packages from £16 for 30 minutes to £84 for unlimited access on a 14-day cruise. Please ask for more details at the Reception Desk on the ship.
  • Personal laundry and dry cleaning, hairdressing, health, beauty treatments and selected fitness classes.
  • Holiday Insurance
  • Occasionally a local guide or your Ramblers Cruise & Walk leader might suggest entering a site or monument in a city for which there is an entrance fee to pay. Please allow approximately £30 for this.
  • Discretionary gratuities for drivers and guides.

Holiday Information

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NOTE: Itineraries and Holiday Information Sheets can vary by a specific date chosen

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Itinerary & Travel

Itinerary Details

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.

Accommodation

Accommodation information

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.

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