Shore excursions 2022

  • General Information Shore Excursions
    • Quality of the bus

      The busses in Iceland have a good technical standard. Anyhow it has to be pointed out that the busses are operated on extreme driving and weather conditions. Especially when crossing the highlands the vehicles are heavily loaded and this can be seen at the outward appearance. Dust in the busses while driving gravel tracks can’t be avoided. Toilets are not available
      on the busses but ample comfort breaks are scheduled at each tour. You can leave your backpacks or non needed clothes on the bus-it will be locked at any stop.

    • Guides

      All shore excursions organized by us take place in English. Every now and then, however, it can happen that a bilingual excursion (in German & English language) takes place. All our guides are experienced, communicate a lot about country and people and are in constant contact with our service office in Reykjavik.

    • Itinerary

      Strong winds, snow or even rain can affect the route of our excursions. The course of the tour and the planned stops are followed as far as possible due to weather and road conditions. Sometimes it can even happen that parts of a street or entire streets are blocked. We must reserve the right to make changes.

    • Changes/Cancellations through Iceland ProCruises GmbH

      Due to weather and sea conditions, number of participants or cancellation by local service providers, Iceland ProCruises has 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 description due to high traffic volumes or other organizational reasons.

    • Min/Max

      Shows the minimum and maximum number of participants for an excursion. 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 condition needed; hike on uneven terrain; maybe with a little climb
      4 - very good sure-footedness; good hiking boots; very good condition needed; challenging hike over varying terrains
      5 - expert knowledge and experience for years as well as familiarity withvery difficult and challenging hikes needed

  • Stykkisholmur A small town situated on the Snæfellsnes peninsula in West Iceland.
    • ST1 – JOURNEY TO THE CENTER OF THE EARTH

      Tour Highlights: Fascinating lava world, breathtaking scenery and exploration of a lava cave
      Difficulty level 3: Guests should have a moderate fitness level and be sure-footed for a 30 minutes walk up a crater and descend a steep staircase (approx. 115 feet)
      Remarks: Warm, weatherproof clothes; please bring a bottle of water
      Duration: Approx. 5 hours
      Min/Max: 10/16
      Reservation code: ST1
      Price USD 155.-

      Join us on this unique tour to get a better insight of Iceland’s volcano and lava world. Experience fascinating rock formations, amazing geology and colorful volcanic rocks while you climb up a (non-active) crater and explore Iceland’s underworld during a 45-minutes guided tour through one of Iceland’s most spectacular lava caves – a 8,000 years old natural wonder.

    • ST2 – BUS EXCURSION AROUND THE SNAEFELLSNES PENINSULA

      Tour Highlights: An introduction to the history and geology of Iceland, Our diverse landscapes and a visit to the shark museum
      Difficulty level 2: This tour involves walking (approx. 45 min) on rugged terrain, but it is also possible to stay on the coach
      Remarks: Dress according to local weather; lunch included
      Duration: 6-7 hours
      Min/Max: 20/45
      Reservation code: ST2
      Price: USD 140.-

      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, and 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 small fishing village of Arnarstapi and the Shark Museum in Bjarnarhofn.

    • ST3 – TOUR ON THE SNAEFELLSJOKULL GLACIER

      Tour Highlights: Glacier tour in an open snowcat
      Difficulty level 3: Depending on the ice and snow conditions, the glacier walk might be on uneven, soft or steep ground
      Remarks: Open vehicle; warm clothes (gloves, hat, etc.) required; sunglasses; not suitable for guests who have difficulty walking or need an assistive device
      Duration: Approx. 5 hours
      Min/Max: 30/50
      Reservation Code: ST3
      Price: USD 165.-

      This 4,600 feet high glacier is one of the most beautiful volcanos of Iceland. An experienced guide will drive you by snowcat up the glacier. In good weather conditions you can enjoy a fantastic view over Hellissandur and Breidafjordur Bay and on especially clear days you might even spot the far-off Westfjords. The famous novelist Jules Verne once chose Snaefellsjokull Glacier to be the entrance “to the center of the Earth”.

    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 – LONELY WESTFJORDS IN AN OFF-ROAD BUS

      Tour Highlights: Spectacular ride through the remote Westfjords in an Off-Road Bus
      Difficulty level 2: Moderate walking on uneven ground
      Remarks: Dress according to local weather; not suitable for passengers with back problems; lunch boxes from OCEAN DIAMOND
      Duration: 6-7 hours
      Min/Max: 4/16
      Reservation code: I1
      Price: USD 290.-

      The Westfjords are one of the remotest areas in Iceland. On this tour through the mystical Westfjords you will witness a world which is far more pristine and geologically older than any other parts of Iceland. Expect countless different landscapes and attractions such as idyllic valleys, majestic mountains, steep cliffs, colorful rocks, impressive fjords, calm bays and wild canyons. Be ready for unforgettable moments but be aware: this tour is not for the faint of heart!

    • I2 – IT`S A VIKING THING

      Tour Highlights: Interactive, fun Viking experience; History & culture of the Vikings
      Difficulty level 1: Short walking tour
      Remarks: Dress according to local weather
      Duration: 3-3.5 hours
      Min/Max: 8/36
      Reservation code: I2
      Price: USD 130.-

      Take a journey to another place in time. Learn about traditions of the Vikings that still echo in the lives of the locals. The tour starts with a drive to the village of Thingeyri, often called the Viking Village. There you go on a short, guided walking tour from the recreated Viking area through the ruins of the old “Viking Thing”, parliament of the Viking period, and into the Viking Centre. Here you get the opportunity to become a Viking yourself by dressing up in authentic handmade Viking clothing, bake Viking bread on an open fire, try out replicas of their weapons and cheer with a Viking beer.

    • I3 – BUS TOUR - DYNJANDI WATERFALL

      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: 20/45
      Reservation code: I3
      Price: USD 130.-

      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 Westfjord region. It consists of six different cascades that flow into a large fan-shaped waterfall and its impressive height of 328 feet and width of 196 feet make it a spectacular natural beauty.

    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 INTOXICATION

      Tour Highlights: The history and the key role of the Icelandic herring industry including musical performance, Herring and “Brennivin” tasting and entrance to the Herring Museum are included
      Difficulty level 1: Easy walking for 15 min to the museum
      Remarks: Dress according to local weather
      Duration: Approx. 2 hours
      Min/Max: 25/-
      Reservation code: S1
      Price: USD 50.-

      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 ON RIB BOATS (This excursion is combinable with HU2 or HU3)

      Tour Highlights: Whale watching on RIB boats (Rigid Inflatable Boat)
      Difficulty level 2: Short 10-minute walk to the pier
      Remarks: Warm safety overalls included; gloves, scarf and hat recommended; not available for pregnant women and passengers with heart, knee or back problems
      Duration: 1.5-2 hours
      Min/Max: 6/96
      Reservation code: HU1
      Price: USD 180.-

      The whale watching capital of Iceland, Husavik is where you can see the gentle giants at close range. During the tour you pass Lundey Island, where you can observe thousands of puffins during the nesting period (mid-April to mid-August). These speedboats are not only adventurous and fun but also more agile and maneuverable, giving you an opportunity to search for whales. So look forward to an unforgettable whale watching tour!

    • HU2 – HIKE TO THE LAKE BOTNSVATN (this excursion is combinable with HU1)

      Tour Highlights: Panoramic views and stunning nature
      Difficulty level 3: Approx. 6 miles long hike on uneven ground
      Remarks: Dress according to local weather; please bring a bottle of water
      Duration: 3.5-4 hours
      Min/Max: 10/40
      Reservation code: HU2
      Price: USD 45.-

      Deep-set beneath the colourful slopes of Husavik Mountain, a fair distance from civilisation, Lake Botnsvatn is a particularly serene and peaceful location to visit. It is surrounded by mountains from three sides. Along the way you will follow a small river and will be surrounded by pure beauty and silence. Up at the lake you might be lucky to hear the eerie calls of the Northern Diver (mid April to mid August), or simply just sit down for awhile and relax while soaking in the views as the waters lap at the shore.

    • HU3 – BUS TOUR – DIAMOND CIRCLE (this excursion is combinable with HU1)

      Tour Highlights: Europe‘s most powerful waterfall Dettifoss and Vesturdalur
      Difficulty level 2: Moderate walking for 30 to 60 min on partially uneven ground
      Remarks: Dress according to local weather
      Duration: 5-6 hours
      Min/Max: 20/45
      Reservation code: HU3
      Price: USD 130.-

      A number of Iceland’s highlights are included in this excursion – travel alongside the Jokulsargljufur Glacial canyon to Vesturdalur valley and to Hljodaklettar, the echoing cliffs. They are world known for their basalt columns that characterize the ancient lava flow. You also stop at the Dettifoss Waterfall, Europe‘s most unique and powerful waterfall and also where a mass of water, mud and sand rumbles into Iceland’s most impressive canyon.

    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
    • HU4 – BUS TOUR – MYVATN MAJOR

      Tour Highlights: The Lake Myvatn, Godafoss Waterfall, Dimmuborgir, Myvatn Nature Baths
      Difficulty level 1: Easy walking, longest walking time 20 min
      Remarks: Dress according to local weather; bring a bathing suit and a towel (provided by ship); entrance fee to Nature Baths included; lockers at Nature Baths available; Lunch included
      Duration: 7-8 hours
      Min/Max: 20/45
      Reservation code: HU4
      Price: USD 180.-

      Enjoy one of the most beautiful areas of Northern Iceland. The local unique landscape would be 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 (waterfall of the gods). In the end, a soothing bath awaits you at Myvatn Nature Baths. The thermal bath offers you a unique composition of minerals, silicates and geothermal microorganisms. The warm, soothing water is a treat for body and mind and leaves a lasting effect after this visit. Look forward to an amazing journey through an area of extreme contrasts.

    • HU5 – BUS TOUR – ICELANDIC NATURE AND CULTURE

      Tour Highlights: Godafoss Waterfall, Icelandic culture and history
      Difficulty level 1: Easy walking, longest walking time 20 min
      Remarks: Dress according to local weather; entrance to the farm Grenjadastadur included
      Duration: 3-4 hours
      Min/Max: 20/45
      Reservation code: HU5
      Price: USD 85.-

      This half-day excursion combines scenic highlights like one of the spectacular waterfalls in Iceland, the Godafoss, with extensive Icelandic history and culture. The well-preserved farm Grenjadastadur from 1865 is a museum nowadays and provides impressions of the living conditions during former times. This farm was built of strips of sod and turf and was home to the local priest and his attendants. It was one of the richest farms in the area.

    • HU6 - 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: 2/10
      Reservation code: HU6
      Price: USD 495.-

      There are many great ways to experience Iceland, but none is more special than exploring Iceland 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 horse-shoe 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 – HUSEY – SEALWATCHING ON HORSEBACK

      Tour Highlights: Icelandic horse riding tour
      Difficulty level 2: Easy walking for short distances
      Remarks: No horseback riding experience needed; helmet and rain jackets will be provided; comfortable shoes are recommended; for guests with maximum weight of 220 lbs
      Duration: Approx. 6 hours
      Min/Max: 10/17
      Reservation code: SF1
      Price: USD 190.-

      The history of the Icelandic horse reaches back to the 9th and 10th centuries. Nowadays, there are approx. 65,000 Icelandic horses in Iceland. This small sized horse is considered to be intelligent, well-tempered and versatile. The farm Husey is located between two glacial rivers, 37 miles north of Egilsstadir. This two hour horseback tour offers a wonderful way to appreciate the beauty of the coast and nearby mountains. You will also have endless opportunities for spotting birds and seals and enjoy the wonderful nature.

    • SF2 – BUS TOUR – NATURAL BEAUTIES OF THE EASTFJORDS

      Tour Highlights: Iceland’s only forest, waterfall surrounded by basalt columns, Bath in the lake
      Difficulty level 2: Walk on a paved road with slight incline (approx. 395 feet) (duration: approx. 60 minutes back and forth)
      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. 6.5 hours
      Min/Max: 20/45
      Reservation code: SF2
      Price: USD 150.-

      This tour is an unique opportunity to visit one of Iceland’s most scarce places - the forest Hallormsstadur. The tour begins with a drive to the forest in which you take a small walk. From there, the tour continues along the Lake Lögurinn surrounded by beautiful scenery and ends at Vök Baths. In comparison to Myvatn Nature Baths - the small blue lagoon of the North, Vök Baths offers the opportunity to bath in crystal clear, sulfur free thermal water. Take the only chance to bath in a well tempered lake! After the exciting walks and hikes through the forest and towards the waterfall Litlanessfoss, relax in the hot tops with amazing scenery around you!

    • SF3 - HIKE IN THE MOUNTAINS

      Tour Highlights: Impressive nature
      Difficulty level 4: Hike on uneven ground without a path
      Remarks: Dress according to local weather; please bring a bottle of water
      Duration: 3.5-4 hours
      Min/Max: 10/40
      Reservation code: SF3
      Price: USD 45.-

      Enjoy a beautiful hike amongst the mountains of Seydisfjordur. Soak in the amazing views you will get over the Seydisfjord, the valley and the town, while walking your way up into and along the mountains. Along the way you pass by the art sculpture “Tvisongur” where you can try out your singing talents. After a short while the path disappears and you end up hiking along in pure nature.

    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

      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 tour per way with photo and toilet stops; lunch included
      Duration: 7-8 hours
      Min/Max: 20/45
      Reservation code: D1
      Price: USD 195.-

      This tour takes you to the magnificent Glacier Lagoon Jokulsarlon. Huge blocks of ice constantly break off the glacier Breidamerkurjokull 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 in the picturesque scenery of Jokulsarlon with a specially equipped boat for approximately 35 minutes.

    • D2 – KAYAK TOUR

      Tour Highlights: Impressive nature seen from the kayak
      Difficulty level 2: Short stretches of walking involved; generally good physical condition necessary
      Remarks: Warm clothes and sunglasses needed; please bring a bottle of water; life vest and rain suit incl. shoes and gloves provided; sit-on-top double or single kayaks
      Duration: Approx. 2 hours
      Min/Max: 2/10
      Reservation code: D2
      Price: USD 110.-

      Look forward to an approx. 1.5-hours kayak tour that shows you the 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!

    • D3 – ADVENTUROUS SUPER JEEP TOUR

      Tour Highlights: 4x4 Super Jeep tour, mountains and canyons
      Difficulty level 2: Short easy walking distances
      Remarks: Dress according to local weather; not suitable for passengers with back problems; lunch boxes from OCEAN DIAMOND
      Duration: 5-6 hours
      Min/Max: 4/36
      Reservation code: D3
      Price: USD 325.-

      Enjoy an adventurous drive through the hidden gems of nature in Vatnajokull National Park. During the Jeep tour you do not only cross glacial rivers, but drive through spectacular mountain scenery too. You can expect narrow and steep canyons, fierce waterfalls and dramatic mountain formations.

    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 – LAVA TOUR (This excursion is combinable with V2)

      Tour Highlights: A geologically and historically interesting bus tour, visit of the Volcano Museum Eldheimar
      Difficulty level 1: Easy walking
      Remarks: Dress according to local weather; entrance to the Volcano Museum and transfer to the ship included
      Duration: Approx. 3 hours
      Min/Max: 10/45
      Reservation code: V1
      Price: USD 110.-

      This guided 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 Heimaey volcanic eruption 1973, the emergence of Surtsey Island 1963, and the geology of the Westman Islands.

    • V2 – THRILLING QUAD (ATV) EXPERIENCE (This excursion is combinable with all excursions in Vestmannaeyjar)

      Tour Highlights: 4x4 Quad (ATV) tour in the lava fields; driving a Quad (ATV) yourself
      Difficulty level 2: Approx. 15 min walk to the starting point; the Quad (ATV) tour requires generally good physical condition
      Remarks: Safety helmet, waterproof jacket/trousers, fleece sweater, gloves and listening gadget will be provided; driver’s license for the driver of the Quad (ATV) necessary; minimum age: 6 years
      Duration: Approx. 1.5 hours
      Min/Max: 2/7 or 2/14
      Reservation code: V2
      Price: USD 155.- (single use, 1 person per Quad (ATV))
      USD 120.- (double use, 2 persons per Quad (ATV))

      On this one hour guided Quad (ATV) tour you ride through stunning lava fields while experiencing the real offroad feeling. While driving around you get great views over the island and the surrounding areas. And if you are lucky you might even get a glimpse of the world famous volcano Eyjafjallajokull on the other side on the mainland. This is a unique and adventurous opportunity to experience Westman Islands! Don´t miss out on the fun!

    • V3 - VOLCANO HIKE (This excursion is combinable with V2)

      Tour Highlights: Climbing a volcano, visit of the Volcano Museum Eldheimar
      Difficulty level 3: Approx. 3.3 miles and 2 hours hike on uneven ground, partly uphill
      Remarks: Dress according to local weather; please bring a bottle of water; entrance to the Volcano Museum included
      Duration: Approx. 3 hours
      Min/Max: 10/40
      Reservation code: V3
      Price: USD 45.-

      Various catastrophes have befallen the island of Heimaey and its inhabitants throughout history. Probably the most tragic incident was the volcanic eruption in 1973. Learn more about the geology and volcanology of Iceland during this two-hour hike up a volcano. Reaching the summit, you can still feel the warmth emanating from its subterranean activity. At the end of the hike, you visit a unique volcano museum that tells the story of the Heimaey volcanic eruption in 1973, the emergence of Surtsey Island in 1963, and the geology of the Westman Islands.

    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 Ocean Diamond. Explore the inside of a real vulcano 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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