Iconic Iceland, Greenland, Canada & USA

27 Days – Dates or Various Dates

 

from $19,995.00 per person based on 2 sharing

Trip Style: Cruise, Independent, Luxury, Nature

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Immerse yourself in striking natural beauty on a voyage that spans Iceland, Greenland and the Canadian provinces of Newfoundland and Nova Scotia. Admire the volcanic landscape of the Westman Islands, enjoy the relaxed pace of life in Djúpivogur, and stroll the charming streets of Seydisfjördur and Akureyri. Discover the history of Viking exploration in the New World in Qaqortoq and L’Anse aux Meadows, and revel in the maritime heritage of lively Halifax.

Enjoying all the luxury comforts and world class cruising that Viking has to offer, this trip allows you to stopover along the way in the charming city of Montreal, the gateway of Reykjavik and finally to finish off, some independent holidaying in New York and Boston.

This is a unique trip that takes you to places you might never have even heard of.

 

Day 1

Flight – Air Canada

We choose Air Canada for this itinerary which will allow for a seamless direct flight into Canada and also a direct flight onwards to Reykjavik after you have spent some time in Montreal. Air Canada will also make the connection home from Boston an easy one – allowing all flights on the same ticket.

Day 1-4

Montreal, Canada

Welcome to Montreal, we will spend 3 nights here before continuing onward to Reykjavik. Montreal is a vibrant and cosmopolitan city that offers the perfect backdrop for a memorable trip. With its rich cultural heritage, eclectic food scene, exciting nightlife, and array of activities, Montreal has something to offer for every style and preference. Whether you’re looking to relax and pamper yourselves, explore the city’s iconic attractions, indulge in shopping sprees, or embark on outdoor adventures, Montreal has it all.

 

Montreal is known for its unique charm and welcoming atmosphere. As the second-largest city in Canada and the largest in the French-speaking province of Quebec, Montreal seamlessly blends the old-world charm of its historic districts with the modernity of its bustling downtown area. This dynamic fusion creates a magical ambiance that appeals to visitors from around the world.

Day 5

Reykjavík, Iceland

Board your ship and make yourself comfortable in your stateroom. Reykjavík, the world’s northernmost capital, exudes the essence of a charming fishing village. This island nation, the size of Kentucky, stands as Europe’s westernmost country, offering rugged and untamed landscapes. Celebrated for its cleanliness and modernity, Iceland passionately balances daily life with eco-friendly practices, preserving its natural resources.

The arrival of Vikings on this pristine land during the 9th century is meticulously documented in the medieval Sagas, preserved at the Culture House, commemorating their historical impact on Iceland.

Day 6

Heimaey, Iceland

Our next stop, Heimaey, stands as the solitary inhabited island in the Westman Islands. Its striking scenery showcases volcanic landscapes, moss-draped cliffs, and charming homes crowned with vibrant rooftops. Remarkable natural landmarks emerged after the 1973 volcanic eruption, which forced the evacuation of its entire 5,000-strong population to the mainland.

During summers, millions of puffins flock here, joined by numerous migratory species that arrive for feeding and breeding. Ongoing initiatives focus on safeguarding the diverse wildlife, from the beloved puffins to the magnificent marine creatures that grace these shores.

Day 7

Djúpivogur, Iceland

Djúpivogur, situated on Iceland’s eastern coastline, has served as a hub for trade since the 16th century. The town is overseen by the majestic Búlandstindur, a mountain steeped in local legend for granting wishes during the summer solstice. Within the town, various cultural attractions await exploration, such as The Tank and the Eggs of Merry Bay.

Residents here prefer a more leisurely way of life. Embracing a slower pace, Djúpivogur has adopted the “Cittaslow” cultural movement, focusing on fostering sustainable living and enhancing the well-being of its inhabitants.

Day 8

Seydisfjördur, Iceland

Welcome to Seydisfjördur, a picturesque town nestled within Iceland’s stunning landscape. Situated in a tranquil fjord setting, Seydisfjördur captivates visitors with its natural beauty and artistic charm.

The town’s colorful wooden buildings add a vibrant touch to its serene surroundings, creating an artistic haven. Visitors can explore cultural treasures like the Skaftfell Center for Visual Arts and the Tvisongur Sound Sculpture, blending art with the breathtaking scenery.

With its fusion of artistic flair and awe-inspiring nature, Seydisfjördur invites exploration and offers a serene retreat in Iceland’s majestic landscape.

Day 9

Akureyri, Iceland

We’re thrilled to introduce our upcoming stop, Akureyri! Known as the “Capital of the North,” Akureyri is nestled at the edge of Eyjafjördur and boasts a moderate climate, a rarity for a northern city located merely 62 miles from the Arctic Circle. The city is steeped in folk culture, notably known for the creation of the Vefarinn dance, a celebration of the harvest. Akureyri takes pride in several attractions, including the expansive Public Park and Botanic Garden flourishing with around 2,000 plant species. The hilltop Akureyrarkirkja, the local church, houses a remarkable stained glass window from Coventry Cathedral in England, adding to the city’s cultural treasures.

Day 10

ĺsafjördur, Iceland

Welcome to Ísafjörður, a charming town nestled in the Westfjords of Iceland. Surrounded by majestic mountains and fjords, Ísafjörður enchants visitors with its natural beauty and rich history.

Nature lovers can embark on scenic hikes or boat tours to discover the stunning landscapes of the surrounding fjords. Ísafjörður also boasts a lively arts scene, hosting cultural events and music festivals throughout the year.

With its captivating scenery and cultural offerings, Ísafjörður invites exploration and promises an authentic Icelandic experience.

Day 11

Sail the Atlantic Ocean

Day 12

Nanortalik, Greenland

After a day of sailing, Welcome to Nanortalik! A captivating town nestled on the southern tip of Greenland. Known for its awe-inspiring natural beauty and Inuit heritage, Nanortalik offers a unique glimpse into Greenlandic culture.

Discover the town’s striking landscapes adorned with towering fjords and glaciers, providing a breathtaking backdrop to the community. Immerse yourself in the local culture by exploring the Nanortalik Museum, showcasing artifacts and stories depicting the area’s history and traditions.

Nature enthusiasts can partake in hikes or boat excursions to witness the mesmerizing scenery, spot wildlife, and marvel at the Arctic wilderness. Nanortalik’s charm lies in its serene atmosphere and the warmth of its welcoming residents.

With its spectacular vistas and cultural heritage, Nanortalik invites visitors to experience the authentic beauty of Greenland’s southern coast.

Day 13

Qaqortoq, Greenland

Welcome to Qaqortoq, a picturesque town nestled in South Greenland. Enveloped by stunning landscapes of fjords and mountains, Qaqortoq showcases a blend of natural beauty and cultural heritage.

Stroll through the town adorned with charming colorful buildings and explore the fascinating stone sculptures scattered across the streets, part of the ‘Stone & Man’ project. Discover Greenlandic history at the Qaqortoq Museum, offering insights into Inuit culture and local traditions.

Day 14

Sail the Labrador Sea

Day 15

L’Anse aux Meadows, Newfoundland, Canada

Welcome to our next remarkable destination! L’Anse aux Meadows, a UNESCO World Heritage Site situated on the northern tip of Newfoundland, Canada. Known for its historical significance, this site reveals fascinating insights into early Norse exploration in North America.

Step back in time at the remnants of a Viking settlement, dating back over a thousand years. Explore reconstructed Norse buildings and artifacts at the interpretive center, gaining a glimpse into the lives of Viking inhabitants.

Marvel at the rugged beauty of the surrounding landscape, characterized by coastal cliffs and sweeping vistas across the Strait of Belle Isle. L’Anse aux Meadows invites visitors to delve into the intriguing history of early exploration and immerse themselves in the stunning natural scenery of Newfoundland.

Day 16

Sail the Gulf of St. Lawrence

Day 17

Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

Discover Halifax, Nova Scotia: a city steeped in maritime history and modern vibrancy. Explore historic sites like Citadel Hill and the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic. 

Delight in fresh seafood along the waterfront and enjoy the lively atmosphere of Argyle Street. Halifax beckons visitors with its blend of rich heritage and contemporary allure.

Day 18

Sail the Atlantic Ocean

Day 19-22

New York City, New York, United States

Welcome to our last stop on the cruise but your not finished here yet as you will spend a further 3 nights in New York City, an iconic metropolis brimming with diverse experiences. From the soaring skyscrapers of Manhattan to the artistic enclaves of Brooklyn, New York pulsates with energy and cultural richness.

Explore the world-renowned landmarks such as the Statue of Liberty, Central Park, and the Empire State Building, which offer breathtaking views of the city skyline. Delve into the city’s vibrant neighborhoods like Times Square, where dazzling lights and Broadway’s theatrical marvels captivate visitors.

Indulge in the diverse culinary scene, from gourmet eateries to beloved food trucks, satisfying every palate. Discover art and history in prestigious museums like the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Museum of Modern Art.

With its eclectic blend of art, culture, and bustling city life, New York beckons adventurers and culture enthusiasts alike to embrace its dynamic spirit and endless possibilities. 

Day 22-25

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Our last stop will take you on a 3.5hr train journey from New York to Boston where you will spend your final three nights on this incredible itinerary. Boston is one of America’s oldest and most historic cities, boasting colonial-style architecture and Victorian brownstone buildings that line Beacon Hill. Boston is also renowned as the birthplace of the American Revolution; you’ll find reminders of this turbulent era everywhere from Freedom Trail (spanning 16 significant sites) to taking in a Red Sox game – you will become immersed in its vibrant story!

Day 25-27

Flights home

Departing from Boston, we head through Canada and make our way home to Australia. 

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