Our expedition around Iceland offers an in-depth exploration of this small island of geological extremes. Encounter unrivaled natural diversity, from volcanic landscapes to lava fields, ice sheets, gushing hot springs and cascading waterfalls. Our Expedition team will make every effort to maximize your experiences with all the extremes of this land, its incredible bird life, colorful hamlets, friendly and hearty people and serene bays perfect for kayaking.
Day-by-Day Expedition in Brief
- Visit Golden Circle, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
- Watch geysers erupting
- Visit the Blue Lagoon and the highland lava desert and sulfur pits of Húsavík
- Experience Icelandic culture, art and food
- Arctic bird life such as puffins, and great whale watching opportunities
Day 1 — Reykjavik
Day 2 — Golden Circle and Embarkation
Day 3 — Grundarfjörður
Day 4 — Ísafjörður
Day 5 — Grindavík and the Blue Lagoon
Day 6 — Heimay and Surtsey Islands
Day 7 — Jökulsárlón and Höfn
Day 8 — Seydisfjordur
Days 9 and 10 — Húsavík and Grimsey Island
Day 11 — Westfjords: Hornvik and Area
Day 12 — Disembarkation in Akureyri
Pre- and Post-Trip Options Extend Your Stay
Getting to the Antarctic can be just as much fun as being there. Quark offers multiple travel packages that enable you to see more of the world before and after your Antarctic adventure.
Iceland Experience Package
From the charming city of Reykjavik, to the therapeutic waters of the Blue lagoon, and the bubbling hot springs of Thingveller National Park, you will be mesmerized by the unique beauty and striking geography of this Nordic island. Iceland offers adventures for every activity and skill level – ask about the other options available to enjoy the fresh air and explore the dramatic landscape.