Remote destination, spectacular attractions

The Nordic island nation of Iceland is distinguished by its dramatic and diverse landscapes and the distinctive contrast between winter and summer daylight hours. From May to August, in the summer season, darkness is limited. During mid-winter, you can expect just four to five hours of daylight. You can also anticipate a luminous party atmosphere as the summer solstice narrows the natural daylight gap. This annual event is celebrated all over the country with a Secret Solstice festival, a midnight Arctic Open golf tournament and the Route 1 relay bike race.

The land of heroic legends, epic Viking sagas, magnificent volcanoes, hot springs and glaciers also boasts defined craggy chiselled mountains, iceberg dotted fjords and multi-coloured traditional fishing villages scattered amongst the lush green hillocks and meadows. The skyline above the ice plains is lit up by an iridescent kaleidoscope of swirling Aurora borealis magenta and jade glimmers in a breathtaking light show.

Visit Iceland’s sophisticated coastal capital city Reykjavik where most of the country’s population resides. The city is geothermal powered and home to the National and Saga museums, the impressive Hallgrimskirkja church, with its rotating glass dome, and spectacular far-reaching views. With so many appealing attractions it’s really not surprising that cruising in Iceland is booming, and that travellers typically outnumber the locals five to one.

Best Time to Go  June – August (24 hour daylight)
October – March (Aurora Borealis)
Capital Reykjavik
Currency Icelandic króna
Time Difference  GMT+0:00
Expert Tip The tiny town of Bíldudalur is home to just 200 inhabitants. The region is renowned for its folklore tales of mythical sea monsters.

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Akranes, Iceland Cruises


The west coast port town of Akranes is home to a number of hidden treasures. In the harbour you will find Akranes Lighthouse. From the top, you can see as far as Reykjavik, on a clear day. Langisandur beach is a long stretch of sand that is often completely deserted.

Isafjordur, Iceland Cruises


As the largest town in the Westfjords peninsula, Ísafjörður attracts many visitors. The Old Town boasts 18th and 19th century wooden house that were built by fishing merchants. The dramatic scenic landscapes provide contrast to the historic sites. Ísafjörður is also known for hosting Iceland’s annual celebrated music and sporting festivals.

Bildudalur, Iceland Cruises


On the coast of the Arnarfjörður fjord is the village of Bíldudalur. The tiny resort is home to just 200 inhabitants. The region is renowned for its folklore tales of mythical sea monsters. At the Icelandic Sea Monster Museum, in Bíldudalur, you can find out all about them for yourself.