eclipse iceland cruise

Iceland Discovery

  • Overview

    Exploring the Land of Fire and Ice

    There are few places in the world more fascinating than Iceland. Quirky, compelling, and eminently atmospheric, this unique island is known for its stunning volcanic beauty and mythical tales.

    On your circumnavigation of the island you will experience this captivating destination from a truly enviable perspective on board Scenic Eclipse. Explore glaciers and volcanoes, immerse yourself in the distinctive Icelandic culture and delight in the sheer abundance of other-worldly sights. Iceland’s magical thrall will have you spellbound in no time.

    Duration: 9 days
    Passengers: 200 passengers
    Embarkation Point: Reykjavik, Iceland
    Disembarkation Point: Reykjavik, Iceland
    Physical rating: Soft Adventure
    Fly/Cruise: Cruise only
    Single Supplement: 2.0x twin rate or share options
  • Itinerary
    • Day 1 - Reykjavik, Iceland; Embarkation Day

      Welcome to Reykjavik where a world of wonder awaits as you step on board and raise your glass to toast the start of your luxurious cruise.

    • Day 2 - Dynjandi Waterfall

      Weather depending, sail deep into the dramatic Westfjords Peninsula to witness the thundering Dynjandi Waterfall, the largest waterfall in the region.

    • Day 3 - Isafjördur > Adalvik

      The stunning landscapes continue as you explore more of the Westfjords. Here you will get to visit the small Icelandic town of Isafjördur.

      Today choose one of our Scenic Freechoice activities or join a more active Scenic Discovery excursion.

      Freechoice - Visit the Ósvör Maritime Museum or tour the eco friendly fishing village of Sudurey to learn about the life of a fisherman and taste local produce.

      Discovery - Choose a Scenic Discovery excursion ranging from a walk in search of birdlife on Vigur Island, to a hike in the Hornstrandir Nature Reserve, or take a kayak adventure.

    • Day 4 - Grimsey Island to Akureyri

      Keep your eyes open for whales and dolphins as we cruise to Grimsey Island north of the mainland and straddling the Arctic Circle.

      Cruise into the harbour of Akureyri this evening and admire the views of the brightly coloured houses with the backdrop of a snow-capped mountain under the sultry hues of the Arctic summer evening.

      Freechoice
      Discovery excursions by Zodiac and kayak offer opportunities to spot puffins and other birdlife or take a walk across the small island and cross the Arctic Circle. Helicopter and submarine excursions are available^.
      ^ At additional expense and availability subject to regulatory approval

    • Day 5 - Husavik

      Nestled on the edge of Shaky Bay, the town of Husavik is one of the best locations in Iceland to see multiple species of whales.

      Freechoice
      Board the traditional fishing boats for a whale-watching cruise or visit the geothermal region of Lake Mývatn. Alternatively enter Vatnajökull National Park and see the impressive Dettifoss waterfall whose powerful flow originates from the largest glacier in Iceland. Helicopter and submarine excursions are available^.
      ^ At additional expense and availability subject to regulatory approval

    • Day 6 - Seydisfjordur

      We dock right in the heart of this charming town settled by wealthy Norwegian fishermen, allowing free time for you to explore at leisure.

      Freechoice
      Your local guide will share stories on a walking tour or you can meet some local residents and share morning tea together. Those feeling active may choose a hike in the Skálanes nature reserve or take a discovery excursion by Zodiac or kayak. Helicopter and submarine excursions are available^.
      ^ At additional expense and availability subject to regulatory approval

    • Day 7 - Heimaey

      This small archipelago was born from volcanic activity and is full of natural beauty. It’s home to vast species of birdlife, including nesting puffins each summer. The largest island, Heimaey, was the site of the eruption of the Eldfell volcano in 1973 that covered most of the island with volcanic ash.
      Today choose one of our Scenic Freechoice activities or join a more active Scenic Discovery excursion.

      Freechoice - Tour the island and visit the Eldheimar Museum built around one of the destroyed houses, or cruise around the island with a local captain in search of birdlife, including the puffin colonies.

      Discovery - Take a Scenic Discovery excursion hiking over the lava fields to the top of the new volcanic cone.

      Enrich - Be immersed in Icelandic culture and folklore at a private performance.

    • Day 8 - Thorlakshofn

      Freechoice
      Visit the geothermal area and see how the power generated sustains daily life on the island or hike the glacial fields at Mýrdalsjökull ice cap. You can choose to visit the small village of Eyrarbakki or take a dip in the famous Blue Lagoon geothermal spa.

      Enrich
      Be immersed in Icelandic culture and traditions at a private performance.

    • Day 9 - Reykjavik, Iceland; Disembarkation

      Reykjavik signals the end of your cruise as you disembark after breakfast taking with you a lifetime of wonderful memories.

    Please consider that our voyages are expeditionary in nature. This means, that there are no concrete itineraries, your captain and expedition leader will utilise their vast experience to chart the best course for your expedition depending on the climatic and environmental conditions. Mentioned highlights and wildlife cannot be guaranteed.

  • Highlights & Activities

    Kayaking

    Glide amongst icebergs, past elephant seal haulouts, noisy penguin colonies, experience humpback whales alongside your kayaking.

    Included

    Helicopter excursions

    ^ At additional expense and availability subject to regulatory approval

    Included

    Submarine excursions

    ^ At additional expense and availability subject to regulatory approval

    Included
  • Inclusions

    All Gratuities

    Gratuities on board and onshore are included.

    Inclusions / Exclusions

    Included in your Expedition

    - Broad range of active discovery excursions
    - Cruise the spectacular Snæfellsnes Peninsula
    - Specialist Discovery Team on board
    - 28 Freechoice shore excursions in eight ports
    - An exclusive Enrich experience in Thorlakshofn
    - And all tipping and gratuities both on board and onshore
    - Complimentary on board polar boots
    - 100% spacious verandah suites
    - 200-guest luxurious Discovery Yacht

    Not included in your Expedition

  • Map
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  • Gallery
  • Vessel

    ECLIPSE

    The Eclipse is the World’s First Discovery Yacht and the first ocean cruise ship from Scenic. Launching in August 2018, her maiden voyage season will include The Americas; Antarctica; Europe and the Mediterranean; and the Arctic and Fjords. Designed to deliver the ultimate experience of a lifetime for only 228 guests, Scenic Eclipse takes ocean cruising to a whole new level – marrying luxury, discovery and safety, and giving guests the opportunity to explore above and beyond what was previously imaginable.

    Features & Facilities
    • Luxury accommodation
    • Sun terrace
    • Helicopter & hangars
    • Helipad
    • Rectractable glass roof
    • Indoor/outdoor pool
    • Plunge pools
    • Spa sanctuary
    • Observation lounge
    • Outdoor viewing deck
    • Library
    • Theatre
    • Lift
    • Gym
    • Yoga & Pilates studio
    • Medical Centre
    • Self service laundry
    • Mud room
    Key Facts
    Luxury star rating: 6
    Guests #: 200
    Crew #: 192
    Ice Class: 1A Super
    Speed: 17
    Refurbished:
    Technical Specs
    Year built:
    Length: 168m
    Width: 21
    Draft:
    Tonnage: 17000
    Registry:
    Elec Outlets: 220V / 2 Round Pin
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  • Pay your 25% deposit 5 day later.
  • Final payment due 120 days prior to departure.

D Verandah Suite

19 Jul 2021 - 27 Jul 2021
Spacious suite including King size Slumber Bed and Verandah.
AUD$ 12,085pp
AUD$ 10,992pp

DA Deluxe Verandah Suite

19 Jul 2021 - 27 Jul 2021
Spacious suite including King size Slumber Bed and Verandah.
AUD$ 13,110pp
AUD$ 11,914pp

DB Deluxe Verandah Suite

19 Jul 2021 - 27 Jul 2021
Spacious suite including King size Slumber Bed and Verandah.
AUD$ 13,600pp
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19 Jul 2021 - 27 Jul 2021
Spacious suite including King size Slumber Bed and Verandah.
AUD$ 14,130pp
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AUD$ 14,885pp
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AUD$ 14,975pp
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19 Jul 2021 - 27 Jul 2021
Spacious suite including King size Slumber Bed and Verandah.
AUD$ 15,465pp
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AUD$ 15,645pp
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19 Jul 2021 - 27 Jul 2021
Spacious suite including King size Slumber Bed and Verandah.
AUD$ 16,355pp
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S Spa Suite

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AUD$ 18,885pp
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These opulent suites feature spacious curved terraces, additional features, services, and much more.
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GP Grand Panorama Suite

19 Jul 2021 - 27 Jul 2021
A huge outdoor terrace suite with wrap around balconyluxury king Slumber Bed.
AUD$ 29,420pp
AUD$ 26,593pp

OP Owner's Penthouse

19 Jul 2021 - 27 Jul 2021
Elegantly appointed with spacious curved terraces featuring a private Jacuzzi and the best views on board.
AUD$ 33,110pp
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