Shore excursions

  • General Information Shore Excursions This year we have put together an exclusive shore excursion package for you, which you can purchase at a reduced price up to 4 weeks before departure. By booking the shore excursion package, you save USD 120 compared to the individual excursion prices. The excursions included in the shore excursion package are listed in the descriptions. After the deadline of 4 weeks before departure, our excursions can only be booked individually and are no longer available as an excursion package at a reduced price.
    • Quality of the bus

      Buses in Iceland are generally comfortable and in excellent mechanical shape. However, they often operate in extreme driving and weather conditions. Dust that enters the buses while driving on gravel tracks cannot be avoided. Toilets are not available on the buses, but ample comfort breaks are scheduled for each excursion. You can leave your backpacks or extra clothing on the bus during tours - they are locked at every stop.

    • Guides

      All shore excursions organized by Iceland ProCruises take place in English.
      However, there might be a bilingual excursion (in German and English). All our guides are experienced, very knowledgeable about the country and people, and are in constant contact with our head office in Reykjavik.

    • Itinerary

      Strong winds, snow or even rain can affect our excursions. Although we always try to stick to the published itinerary, the route and stops can change depending on the weather and road conditions. Sometimes parts of a road or even an entire road can be blocked. We reserve the right to make changes.

    • Changes/Cancellations through Iceland ProCruises GmbH

      Due to weather and sea conditions, the number of participants, or cancellation by local service providers, Iceland ProCruises GmbH reserves the right to change the prices, duration and content of the excursions or even cancel them. Please note that the order of sights may vary from the following descriptions due to high traffic volumes or other organizational reasons.

    • Min/Max

      The minimum and maximum number of participants for each excursion is stated below. If minimum numbers are not reached, we may cancel the excursion on short notice.

    • Difficulty level and requirements

      1 - no requirements; solid closed boots; easy walking on paved paths
      2 - sure-footedness; hiking boots; moderate walking on partly unpaved paths
      3 - good sure-footedness; hiking boots; good fitness level; hike on uneven terrain; maybe with a little climb
      4 - very good sure-footedness; good hiking boots; very good fitness level; challenging hike over varying terrains
      5 - expert knowledge and years of experience as well as familiarity with very difficult and challenging hikes

  • Arnastapi A small town situated on the Snæfellsnes peninsula in West Iceland.
    • SN1 – BUS EXCURSION AROUND THE SNAEFELLSNES PENINSULA (included in the shore excursion package)

      Tour highlights: An introduction to the history and geology of Iceland, diverse landscapes and a visit to the shark museum
      Difficulty level 2: This tour involves walking (approx. 45 minutes) on rugged terrain; alternatively, guests can return directly to the ship or wait on the bus or in a local café
      Remarks: Dress according to local weather
      Duration: 5–6 hours
      Min/Max: 25/45 per bus
      Reservation code: SN1
      Price: USD 175.-

      Due to its diversity of landscapes and places of national interest, the Snaefellsnes Peninsula is often called “Iceland in miniature.” This excursion includes a drive through beautiful scenery, lava fields, black sand beaches and impressive glaciers. You have a stunning view of Snaefellsjokull Glacier, the dramatic rock formations of Snaefellsnes, as well as the Londrangar rock pinnacles, which are remnants of a large volcanic crater. In the summer months (mid-April to mid-August), a huge variety of birds can be seen. En route, you also visit the Shark Museum in Bjarnarhofn.

    All excursions are subject to local weather/ice conditions as well as minimum/maximum numbers of participants. If an excursion is cancelled due to weather conditions or an insufficient number of participants, we reserve the right to provide notification of this at any point prior to the time of departure of the tour in question.

  • Isafjördur The largest town in the westfjords
    • I1 – BUS TOUR – DYNJANDI WATERFALL (included in the shore excursion package)

      Tour highlights Drive through rugged landscapes to the magnificent Dynjandi Waterfall
      Difficulty level 2: 20 minutes moderate walking on uneven ground to the waterfall; the waterfall can also be seen very clearly from the parking lot
      Remarks: Dress according to local weather; lunch included
      Duration: 5-6 hours
      Min/Max: 25/45 per bus
      Reservation code: I1
      Price: USD 165.-

      Discover the beauty of Iceland’s mystic Westfjords, which is a very sparsely populated area even for Iceland. Experience breathtaking wilderness, high summits and beautiful, deep fjords. Along the way, you will visit a typical Icelandic village, where you will also have lunch. Another highlight of this tour is the magnificent Dynjandi, the highest and most impressive waterfall in the Westfjords region. It consists of six different cascades that flow into a large fan-shaped waterfall. Its impressive height of 328 feet and width of 196 feet make it a spectacular natural beauty.

    • I2 – BUS TOUR - NATURE AND CULTURE OF THE WESTFJORDS

      Tour highlights: The bays and fjords on the east side of the Westfjords; visit of the local salt and chocolate factory
      Difficulty level 2: Short stretches of walking on uneven ground
      Remarks: Dress according to local weather; lunch included
      Duration: Approx. 6.5 hours
      Min/Max: 10/22 per bus
      Reservation code: I2
      Price: USD 200.-

      Drive into the Isafjordur Djup (bay) and explore the area. See seals down by the shore line and visit an old turf farmhouse built in 1890. Get a panoramic view from the top of a mountain over the largest fjord in the area and the mountains all around. Along the way, we visit the famous salt factory “Saltverk”, where they hand harvest sea salt using geothermal energy. We also stop at the local chocolate factory “Saett og Salt”, where you can get a taste of Icelandic chocolate. Last but not least, you get served lunch at a local´s home. Learn more about life in the Westfjords on this exciting tour.

    All excursions are subject to local weather/ice conditions as well as minimum/maximum numbers of participants. If an excursion is cancelled due to weather conditions or an insufficient number of participants, we reserve the right to provide notification of this at any point prior to the time of departure of the tour in question.

  • Siglufjördur A small fishing town in a narrow fjord on the northern coast of Iceland
    • S1 – HERRING RUSH (included in the shore excursion package)

      Tour highlights: The history and the key role of the Icelandic herring industry including a musical performance, herring and “Brennivin” tasting and entrance to the Herring Museum
      Difficulty level 1: Easy walking for 15 minutes to the museum
      Remarks: Dress according to local weather
      Duration: Approx. 2 hours
      Min/Max: 50/-
      Reservation code: S1
      Price: USD 55.-

      Dive into the golden age of the herring boom at the award-winning Herring Museum. The era played an important role in the history of the Icelandic equal rights movement because women got more opportunities to work outside of the home, side by side with men on an equal basis. The museum‘s five exhibits illustrate the history of the industry, the processing of the herring into meal and oil, a fish freezing plant and a waterfront dock area where visitors can stroll past eleven different fishing vessels on display. A live herring salting demonstration – with traditional songs and dances performed by the local “Herring Girls” – brings the spirit of old herring plants to life.

    All excursions are subject to local weather/ice conditions as well as minimum/maximum numbers of participants. If an excursion is cancelled due to weather conditions or an insufficient number of participants, we reserve the right to provide notification of this at any point prior to the time of departure of the tour in question.

  • Husavík Day 1 The hot spot for whale watching
    • HU1 – WHALE WATCHING (included in the shore excursion package)

      Tour highlights: Whale watching from Rigid Inflatable Boats (RIB) or traditional Icelandic wooden Boats (OAK)
      Difficulty level 1: Short 10-minute walk to the pier
      Remarks: this excursion takes place in the late evening; RIB-Boats are not available for pregnant women and passengers with heart, knee or back problems; OAK-Boats are suitable for everyone; Warm safety overalls included; gloves, scarf and hat are highly recommended
      Duration: RIB: 1.5-2 hours / OAK: 2.5-3 hours
      Min/Max: RIB: 6/48 / OAK: 25/45
      Reservation code: HU1
      Price: RIB Boat: USD 180,- / OAK Boat: USD 155,-

      The whale watching capital of Iceland, Husavik, is where you can see the gentle giants at close range. The speedboats (RIB) are not only adventurous and fun but also offer us the opportunity to look for whales faster and more agile, while the traditional OAK boat is more comfortable but no less exciting. With both options, you have a very good chance of spotting whales. Look forward to an unforgettable whale watching tour.

    All excursions are subject to local weather/ice conditions as well as minimum/maximum numbers of participants. If an excursion is cancelled due to weather conditions or an insufficient number of participants, we reserve the right to provide notification of this at any point prior to the time of departure of the tour in question.

  • Húsavík Day 2 Starting point for excursions to the Myvatn area
    • HU2 – BUS TOUR – MYVATN MAJOR (included in the shore excursion package)

      Tour highlights: The Lake Myvatn, Godafoss Waterfall, Dimmuborgir
      Difficulty level 1: Easy walking, longest walking time 20 minutes
      Remarks: Dress according to local weather; Lunch included
      Duration: 7-8 hours
      Min/Max: 25/45 per bus
      Reservation code: HU2
      Price: USD 145.-

      Enjoy one of the most beautiful areas of Northern Iceland. The unique landscape is fascinating on its own. However, in the area around Lake Myvatn there are also countless bird species (mid-April to mid-August). You also stop at the impressive black lava formations of Dimmuborgir and visit the spectacular Godafoss (Waterfall of the Gods). Look forward to an amazing journey through an area of extreme contrasts.

    • HU3 – FLIGHT ABOVE THE HIGHLIGHTS OF NORTHERN ICELAND

      Tour highlights: Asbyrgi, Dettifoss Waterfall, Lake Myvatn and much more
      Difficulty level 1: short walking distance to the plane
      Remarks: Window seats only; Transfer included
      Duration: Approx. 2 hours
      Min/Max: 2/5 per flight
      Reservation code: HU3
      Price: USD 575.-

      There are many great ways to experience Iceland, but none is more special than exploring the island by air. This is a unique opportunity to experience Northern Iceland from a completely different perspective. Fly high above dramatic landscapes where the Game of Thrones, Oblivion and Prometheus, were filmed. Circle Dettifoss, the most powerful waterfall in Europe, and be impressed by Asbyrgi, the horseshoe shaped canyon. Be amazed by this one-hour long flight above the highlights of Northern Iceland, a truly unforgettable experience.

    All excursions are subject to local weather/ice conditions as well as minimum/maximum numbers of participants. If an excursion is cancelled due to weather conditions or an insufficient number of participants, we reserve the right to provide notification of this at any point prior to the time of departure of the tour in question.

  • Seydisfjördur A town in the eastfjords of Iceland
    • SF1 – BUS TOUR – NATURAL BEAUTIES OF THE EAST (included in the shore excursion package)

      Tour highlights: Iceland’s only forest, small waterfalls, fantastic views and a soothing hot bath with a view of the lake
      Difficulty level 2: Approx. 30 minutes’ walk on uneven ground in the forest
      Remarks: Dress according to local weather; bring a bathing suit and a towel (provided by ship); entrance fee to Vök Baths included; lockers available
      Duration: Approx. 5-6 hours
      Min/Max: 25/45 per bus
      Reservation code: SF1
      Price: USD 150.-

      This tour is a unique opportunity to visit one of Iceland’s rarest places - the forest Hallormsstadur. The tour begins with a drive to the forest followed by a short walk. On the way, we will not only pass Lake Lögurinn but also spectacular landscapes and unique waterfalls until we reach Vök Baths at the end. Vök Baths offers you the opportunity to bathe in clear, sulphur-free thermal water and jump into the lake to cool off - typically Icelandic.

    • SF2 – HUSEY – HORSEBACK RIDING

      Tour highlights: Icelandic horse riding tour
      Difficulty level 2: Easy walking for short distances but physical fitness for riding is required
      Remarks: No horseback riding experience needed; helmet is provided; comfortable and warm shoes and clothes are recommended; for guests with maximum weight of 220 lbs; approx. 1.5 hours transfer to the horse farm per way
      Duration: Approx. 6 hours
      Min/Max: 12/18
      Reservation code: SF2
      Price: USD 235,-

      The history of the Icelandic horse reaches back to the 9th and 10th centuries. Nowadays, there are approx. 80,000 Icelandic horses on the island. This small sized horse is considered intelligent, well-tempered and versatile. Husey Farm is located between two glacial rivers, 37 miles north of Egilsstadir. This two-hour horseback ride offers a wonderful way to appreciate the beauty of the coast and nearby mountains. You also have endless

    All excursions are subject to local weather/ice conditions as well as minimum/maximum numbers of participants. If an excursion is cancelled due to weather conditions or an insufficient number of participants, we reserve the right to provide notification of this at any point prior to the time of departure of the tour in question.

  • Djupivogur An Icelandic fishing town in the south-eastern part of the country
    • D1 – BUS TOUR-GLACIER LAGOON/JÖKULSARLON (included in the shore excursion package)

      Tour highlights: Amphibian boat tour on the Glacier Lagoon, dramatic landscapes
      Difficulty level 1: Easy walking
      Remarks: Dress according to local weather; gloves, hat and scarf are recommended; approx. 2.5 hours bus ride per way with photo and toilet stops; lunch included
      Duration: Approx. 8 hours
      Min/Max: 25/45 per bus
      Reservation code: D1
      Price: USD 285.-

      This tour takes you to the magnificent Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon. Huge blocks of ice constantly break off the Breidamerkurjokull Glacier and large icebergs float on the lagoon. The lagoon is not very wide, but it is up to 750 feet deep, which makes it the deepest lake in Iceland. Sail among the huge icebergs and the picturesque scenery of Jokulsarlon with a specially equipped boat for approximately 35 minutes.

    • D2 – KAYAK TOUR

      Tour highlights: Impressive nature viewed from a kayak
      Difficulty level 2: Short stretches of walking involved; generally good physical fitness necessary
      Remarks: Warm clothes and sunglasses needed; life vest and rain suit including shoes and gloves provided; sit-on-top double or single kayaks
      Duration: Approx. 2 hours
      Min/Max: 2/8
      Reservation code: D2
      Price: USD 110.-

      Look forward to an approx. 1.5-hours kayak tour that highlights a huge variety of Birds (mid-April to mid-August) and the beautiful mountain backdrop from a fascinating angle. This tour is both suitable for beginners and experts. Enjoy the silence and the beautiful views while you slide through the impressive fjord landscape. If you are lucky, you might even spot whales, seals or puffins!

    All excursions are subject to local weather/ice conditions as well as minimum/maximum numbers of participants. If an excursion is cancelled due to weather conditions or an insufficient number of participants, we reserve the right to provide notification of this at any point prior to the time of departure of the tour in question.

  • Vestmannaeyjar A volcanic island archipelago off the south coast of Iceland
    • V1 – BUS TOUR-POMPEII OF THE NORTH (included in the shore excursion package)

      Tour highlights: A geologically and historically interesting bus tour that includes a visit to the Volcano Museum “Eldheimar”
      Difficulty level 1: Easy walking
      Remarks: Dress according to local weather; entrance to the Volcano Museum included
      Duration: Approx. 3 hours
      Min/Max: 25/45 per bus
      Reservation code: V1
      Price: USD 100.-

      This guided bus tour around Heimaey Island includes the volcanic crater and houses half-buried from the volcanic eruption of 1973. It‘s a unique and fascinating landscape with diverse birdlife (mid-April to mid-August). The tour ends at a unique museum that tells the story of the 1973 eruption, the emergence of Surtsey Island in 1963 and the geology of the Westman Islands.

    • V2 – THRILLING ATV EXPERIENCE

      Tour highlights: 4x4 ATV tour in the lava fields; driving an ATV yourself
      Difficulty level 2: Approx. 15 minutes’ walk to the starting point; moderate mobility required
      Remarks: Safety helmet, warm overall and gloves will be provided; driver’s license for the driver of the ATV required; minimum age: 6 years
      Duration: 1.5–2 hours
      Min/Max: 2/7 (single use) or 4/14 (double use)
      Reservation code: V2
      Price: USD 170.- (single use, 1 person per ATV)
      USD 125.- (double use, 2 persons per ATV)

      On this one-hour guided ATV tour, participants ride through stunning lava fields during a real off-road adventure. While driving around you get great views over the island and the surrounding areas. If you are lucky, you might even get a glimpse of the world famous Eyjafjallajokull volcano on the mainland. This is a unique and adventurous opportunity to experience the Westman Islands. Do not miss the fun!

    All excursions are subject to local weather/ice conditions as well as minimum/maximum numbers of participants. If an excursion is cancelled due to weather conditions or an insufficient number of participants, we reserve the right to provide notification of this at any point prior to the time of departure of the tour in question.

  • Reykjavik Iceland's lively capital
    • Golden Circle, South Shore Adventure and more

      Get to know Iceland's capital and its surroundings with our excursion before or after your cruise with the SEAVENTURE. Explore the inside of a real volcano and observe the sizzling geysers that are close to Reykjavik. We offer a wide range of shore excursions in this region - learn more about them in our pre-and post tours section.

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