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The Ultimate Reason to Choose an Excursion Cruise in Iceland

Iceland offers a variety of exciting excursion cruises that allow you to explore its breathtaking landscapes, unique geological formations, and diverse wildlife. Here are some popular excursion cruises in Iceland:

  1. Whale Watching: Iceland is renowned for its abundant marine life, including whales. Reykjavik and Husavik are popular departure points for whale watching cruises. You can spot several whale species, such as humpback whales, minke whales, orcas, and even the elusive blue whale. These cruises provide an opportunity to observe these magnificent creatures in their natural habitat.
  2. Puffin Watching: Iceland is home to numerous seabird colonies, including the iconic Atlantic puffins. Puffin watching cruises, often departing from Reykjavik or the Westman Islands, allow you to see these charming birds up close. Cruises take you to nesting sites and give you a chance to witness their playful behaviors and vibrant colors.
  3. Glacier Lagoon and Icebergs: Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon in southeastern Iceland is a stunning natural wonder. Excursion cruises take you on a serene boat ride amidst floating icebergs, providing a unique perspective of the glacier and its surroundings. The vivid blue ice formations and the chance to see seals in the area make it an unforgettable experience.
  4. Westfjords and Coastal Cruises: The remote and rugged Westfjords region of Iceland offers picturesque fjords, dramatic cliffs, and abundant wildlife. Coastal cruises in this area provide an opportunity to explore the rugged coastline, observe seabird colonies, and enjoy the scenic beauty of the region. Cruises departing from Ísafjörður are a popular choice for exploring the Westfjords.
  5. Midnight Sun Cruises: During the summer months, Iceland experiences the phenomenon of the midnight sun, where the sun never fully sets. Midnight sun cruises allow you to experience the magical glow of the sun at night as you cruise along the coast. It’s a unique opportunity to enjoy Iceland’s stunning landscapes bathed in the soft light of the midnight sun.

It’s advisable to book excursion cruises in advance, especially during the peak summer season, as they can fill up quickly. Remember to dress warmly and in layers, as Icelandic weather can be unpredictable.

Please note that excursion offerings may vary by season and availability, one of our expert travel consultants will check with local tour operators or your cruise line for the most up-to-date information on excursion options during your visit to Iceland.