Iceland ProCruises Catalogue 2021 - 2022

16 Waterfall Seljalandsfoss Discover the Island of Contrasts Experience an unforgettable journey around Iceland onboard the OCEAN DIAMOND. Discover this mystical land steeped in Viking traditions and volcanic landscapes rarely seen anywhere else on earth. This voyage reveals a diverse array of natural wonders and the Icelandic way of life. A range of exciting shore excursions offers countless ways to interact with Iceland’s culture, nature, history and people. ICELAND CIRCUMNAVIGATION DAY 1 | REYKJAVIK Use your leisure time in Reykjavik to discover the unique charm of the world’s northernmost capital. The OCEAN DIAMOND docks in Old Reykjavik Harbor in the heart of the city, a five-minute stroll from the main squares, shopping and dining. The ship departs in the evening. DAY 2 | STYKKISHOLMUR Stykkisholmur is the starting point of our adventures on the Snaefellsnes Peninsula. Often called “Iceland in Miniature” because of its diverse landscapes, the area is home to bird-rich Breidafjordur Bay and Snaefellsjokull glacier. This glacier sits atop of a 700,000-year-old dormant volcano that was fea- tured in the Jules Verne novel Journey to the Center of the Earth. DAY 3 | ISAFJORDUR Today‘s destination is Isafjordur, an idyllic town in the Westfjords region. This secluded peninsula is connected to the Icelandic mainland by only a nar- row strip of land and includes many roadless areas where cars have never been. The landscape includes jaw-dropping views of dramatic fjords carved by ancient glaciers, sheer table mountains that plunge into the sea and pristine North Atlantic vegetation. DAY 4 | SIGLUFJORDUR / HRISEY By morning we reach the fjord town of Siglufjordur, once the hub of the global herring industry and now enjoying a rebirth in popularity. Learn about the golden age of herring at the award-winning Herring Era Museum located on the vibrant harbor-front. In the early afternoon we head to Hrisey, the second largest island of Iceland. With only 153 inhabitants, the island is located in Eyjafjordur, about 22 miles (35 km) north of Akureyri. DAY 5 | FLATEY / HUSAVIK In the morning we visit Flatey Island. It’s a natural haven for birdlife and home to the arctic tern and puffins, which can be observed at close quarters. Around lunch time we steam further into the Skjalfandi Bay and visit Husavik. DAY 6 | HUSAVIK Husavik is often called the “Whale watching capi- tal” of Iceland. The town’s offshore waters are home to 15 different whale species, as well as dolphins and 30 variety of bird. Watching these graceful ocean giants in their Arctic habitat is an unforgettable experience. Siglufjordur Photo:©Ragnar Th Sigurdsson Photo:©KonstantinWinoqradov / CruiseVision