There really is no better way to discover the magic of Iceland and Greenland than by cruise. The crystal clear waters that lie off of these islands are some of the richest marine habitats in the world and with the opportunity to spot whales from the comfort of your cabin - sailing will certainly be half the adventure. A multitude of stop-off ports are available, and with many of the major cruise operators offering Iceland & Greenland cruise itineraries, you really can have your pick of dates and destinations.
With spa-inspired staterooms designed to provide complete relaxation, and an onboard Persian Garden, the Infinity’s tranquil ambience will allow you to relax from the moment you step onboard. P&O’s Aurora is a great family-friendly option, with a vast selection of onboard activities, including an open-air cinema, a theatre playing West End-style shows, and a kids’ club to keep the little ones occupied on long days spent at sea.
Visit Norway, Iceland and Ireland with P&O Cruises onboard Aurora in 2018 to enjoy a fortnight of fjords, geothermal pools and the craic. This journey takes you to the jagged snow-capped mountain peaks and cascading waterfalls of the Norwegian Fjords. Then head to Iceland - the land of Fire and Ice. Catch the mighnight sun in Akureyri and soak in the Blue Lagoon in Reykjavik.
Iceland Cruises with Fred. Olsen offer up incredible experiences, with the chance to spot Humpbacks from Akureyri, discover the Golden Circle Thingvellir National Park, Gullfoss Waterfall and the Strokkur Geysir – and enjoy some spectacular days at sea, sailing along the striking coastline. But a cruise to Iceland isn't just about its natural beauty (although it does that very well). Your cruise also gives you the opportunity to explore a country with a compact capital city, Reykjavik, that's filled with Viking history, nightclubs and bars. And close by is the much revered Blue Lagoon.
Iceland & Greenland cruises also offer some great land excursions. Hike the shores of Greenland’s great lakes and explore the icy world of Reykjavik’s glaciers aboard a hardy snow truck. Enjoy the ultimate in relaxation as you bathe in the mineral waters of the Blue Lagoon, where the geothermal properties of the surrounding volcanic terrain heat the water to a balmy 37°C. History buffs should be sure to head for the small town of Njarõvik, where there is a seaworthy replica of an ancient Viking vessel.
Whatever your own tastes and preferences, these diverse islands have a huge variety of exciting experiences which will send you home with enough treasured memories to brighten up any dull day.