Discover otherworldly Iceland in a way that suits your travel style, whether that’s taking advantage of Windstar’s all-inclusive packages or cruise-only options, sticking to the iconic highlights, or venturing off the beaten path. This country, unrivaled in raw beauty, has become a hot travel destination for good reason. And Windstar’s Around Iceland itinerary takes you to the main hubs as well as lesser-known areas and ports of call that only smaller ships can access.
The all-suite, newly transformed Star Breeze hosts just 312 guests, and departs from Reykjavik, circles the island, and arrives back in Reykjavik seven days later. Along your Icelandic journey, you can explore remote fjords, raging waterfalls, and traditional fishing villages nestled in smaller ports that have fewer residents than a large cruise ship carries. You can hike across 4,000-year-old lava fields, witness volcanic islands being born, and perhaps spot puffins and whales playing. Add in Windstar’s award-winning service and expertly guided trip excursions, and you have an Icelandic experience that helped earn Windstar the top spot in AFAR Travelers’ Awards for Small-Ship Cruises.
Itinerary / 8 DAYSPLAN YOUR TRIP
DAY 2Heimaey Island and Surtsey
DAYS 3 AND 4Seydisfjordur
Get an up-close-and-personal look at it with a guided hike to the 4,000-year-old Berserkjahraun Lava Field, where green moss partly covers ancient black lava rocks surrounded by pyramid-shaped mountains and the sea. Aside from its rugged beauty, the lava field is also famous for the legend surrounding it. As lore goes, a man fell in love with a chieftain’s daughter long ago and was tasked with building a path over the lava before he could marry her. As locals tell it, he went “berserk” while doing so.