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Iceland Discovery

  • Overview
    VELKOMIN TIL ÍSLANDS There are few places in the world more fascinating than Iceland. This tiny island is known for its stunning volcanic beauty, mythical tales, outstanding artisans and quirky locals. Spend time in Iceland and you’ll be in its magical thrall in no time. Iceland is a wonderland of possibility for exploring via Scenic Eclipse’s unique discovery elements. Explore the many glaciers and volcanoes, immerse yourself in the distinctive Icelandic culture and delight in the sheer abundance of incredible sights.
    Duration: 10 days
    Passengers: 200 passengers
    Embarkation Point: Reykjavik, Iceland
    Disembarkation Point: Reykjavik, Iceland
    Physical rating: Soft Adventure
    Fly/Cruise: Cruise only
    Single Supplement: Unavailable
  • 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 - Snæfellsnes Peninsula

      Sparkling fjords, dramatic volcanic peaks, sheer sea cliffs and vast lava flows beckon as we cruise in and around the Snæfellsnes Peninsula. See vast concentrations of bird species nesting on the treacherous Látrabjarg cliffs and marine life in the waters of the Peninsula.

      With a flexible itinerary depending on the conditions, the Discovery Team will lead Zodiac and kayak excursions or you can choose a helicopter excursion^.

    • Day 3 - Isafjordur

      Located in the incredibly stunning landscapes of the Westfjords is the small town of Isafjordur.

      Visit the Ósvör Maritime Museum or take a walk in search of birdlife at Vigur Island. The more active may choose a hike in the impressive Hornstrandir nature reserve or take a kayak adventure. Helicopter and submarine excursions are available^.
      ^ At additional expense

    • 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.

      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 - Akureyri

      There is ample time in this lovely city to explore at your leisure and enjoy some of the local nightlife.

      Visit the Herring Era Museum to learn about this once thriving industry or explore the city and taste local specialties. You may choose Laufas Open Air Museum and Goðafoss waterfall or play golf. Helicopter and submarine excursions are available^.
      ^ At additional expense and availability subject to regulatory approval

    • Day 6 - 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.

      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 7 - 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.

      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 8 - Westman Islands

      This small archipelago was born from geological volatility and is home to vast species of birdlife including nesting puffins each summer. Heimaey was the site of the eruption of the Eldfell volcano in 1973 that covered most of the island with volcanic ash.

      Tour the island and visit the Volcano Museum built around one of the destroyed houses or take a hike over the lava fields to the top of the new volcanic cone. Alternatively cruise around the island with a local captain in search of birdlife, including the puffin colonies and discover hidden caves. Helicopter excursions are available^.
      ^ At additional expense and availability subject to regulatory approval

    • Day 9 - Thorlakshofn

      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.

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

    • Day 10 - 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.

  • Adventure Activities


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


    Helicopter excursions

    ^ At additional expense and availability subject to regulatory approval


    Submarine excursions

    ^ At additional expense and availability subject to regulatory approval

  • Inclusions

    All Gratuities

    Gratuities on board and onshore are included.

    Inclusions / Exclusions

    Included in your Expedition

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

    Not included in your Expedition

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  • Vessel


    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
    Technical Specs
    Year built:
    Length: 168m
    Width: 21
    Tonnage: 17000
    Elec Outlets: 220V / 2 Round Pin
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We understand that the trip of a lifetime takes planning, so we make the financial commitments easy to manage.

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  • Pay your 25% deposit 5 day later.
  • Final payment due 120 days prior to departure.
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Suite Pre-Registration Open

09 Aug 2020 - 18 Aug 2020
All suites onboard the Eclipse are appointed with the finest luxuries and are of the highest standards. The 2018/19 Antarctic season on the Eclipse sold out extremely quickly, so registered and hold your cabin now for when bookings open in early 2018. Enquire now for availability and cabin pricing options.