19 Northern Lights and Whales Combination boat and bus trip Cruise Dates 2019 Northern Lights & Whales 16 Sep - 22 Sep 19OD15 (Ship/Bus) 16 Sep - 22 Sep 19OD16 (Bus/Ship) 22 Sep - 28 Sep 19OD17 (Ship/Bus) Myvatn Area Husavik Grimsey Akureyri Isafjordur Stykkisholmur REYKJAVIK Vatnajokull Hofs- jokull Langjokull Myrdals- jokull 6 6 ˚ 3 3 ’ N P O L A R C I R C L E Included on ship Accommodation in booked cabin category All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) Coffee, tea and water Zodiac excursions (weather-dependent) Icelandic/English speaking guide All presentations from cruise staff and guest speakers Onboard entertainment program Iceland ProCruises Windjacket Included on coach trip 3 nights in a typical hotel room with shower/toilet 3 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 2 dinners Icelandic/English speaking guide Whale Watching on RIB boat Day 3 | Isafjordur Today‘s destination is the idyllic town of Isafjordur, capital of the Westfjords region. This secluded peninsula is connected to the rest of Iceland by only a narrow strip of land. Even by Icelandic standards, the area can be described as unusually isolated. The landscape is character- ized by mesas and dramatic fjords that cut deep into the landscape. Day 4 | Husavik / Myvatn In the early morning hours we steam into Skjalfandi Bay and Husavik. After disembarka- tion we explore the natural beauty of the Lake Myvatn area, including the peculiar lava forma- tions at Dimmuborgir and the pseudo craters at Skutustadir. The pseudo craters were formed by gas explosions when boiling lava flowed over the wetlands. Lunch will be provided on the way. Dinner and overnight in the Husavik area. Day 5 | Akureyri / West Iceland Husavik is often called the “Whale watching capital” of Iceland, the town’s offshore waters are home to 15 different whale species, as well as dolphins. Watching these graceful ocean gi- ants in their Arctic habitat is an unforgettable experience. An exciting trip with RIB boats (Rig- id Inflatable Boat) to search for the gentle giants awaits you. On our way to Akureyri we visit the impressive Godafoss, “the waterfall of the Gods”. In the year 1000, the Icelandic parliament (Althing) decided to give up their pagan religion in favor of Christianity. The story goes that the idols of the ancient Nordic religion (godars) were then thrown from the top of the waterfall (foss). The cascade retains its name, Godafoss in mem- ory of this event. Lunch will be provided on the way. Dinner and overnight in West Iceland. Day 6 | Reykjavik On our way back to Reykjavik we pass Deildar- tunguhver, the most powerful hot spring in the world. A stop will be made to admire the beau- tiful Hraunfossar waterfalls, before continuing to Thingvellir National Park, the ancient site of the world’s first parliament. Our journey ends after a city tour in Reykjavik. Lunch will be pro- vided the way. Overnight in Reykjavik. Day 7 | Reykjavik Individual departure. Hraunfossar Waterfall For advice on gratuities see page 34. per person 1,725 From GBP Prices 2019 in GBP* Cabin Category Occupancy Early bird prices* Normal prices T 3 1,725 1,875 P 2 2,080 2,299 P 1 3,030 3,420 O 2 2,465 2,785 O 1 3,710 4,270 D 2 2,770 3,165 D 1 4,240 4,930 B 4 2,230 2,490 B 3 2,525 2,870 A 2 3,775 4,425 A 1 5,999 7,135 * Early bird prices valid until 28 December 2018 All routes and excursions are provisional and subject to change. All Zodiac excursions are weather dependent. Children’s Discount: 25 % until age 12 (staying in the same cabin as parents).