Dominated by fjords, glaciers and mountains, and steeped in Norse legend, Iceland captures the imagination like no other destination.
Every year, the northern lights lure adventurous travellers to Iceland’s shores, yet it’s just one of many phenomena to be found in this wild part of the world. Venture to the land of fire and ice to find a landscape of mythic proportions: ice-capped volcanoes, glaciers, erupting geysers, geothermal pools, lava fields and spectacular waterfalls. The scenery only becomes more striking towards the country’s more remote reaches. Cruising the fjords and icy North Atlantic waters around Iceland on a small ship allows unhindered access to some of its most remote and fascinating terrain. Towering bird cliffs, quaint fishing villages and the birthplace of the legendary Sagas of Icelanders await.
Land and sea cruises
One could spend a lifetime cruising the coastlines of Europe and Asia, but there’s plenty more to experience on terra firma. Peregrine’s new Land and Sea Cruises deliver the best of both worlds: small-ship coastal cruising and classic Peregrine adventures on land.
Highlights of Iceland
Excursions and experiences
Each of our tailored itineraries is sprinkled with what we call 'Peregrine Moments', those special experiences you'll only have while travelling in a small group with one of our local leaders. Here are just a few of the experiences you'll share in Iceland.
See some of Iceland’s most recognisable sights including volcanic peaks, moss-covered lava fields, golden beaches, caves and stunning waterfalls during a road trip of the Snaefellsnes Peninsula.
Bird-lovers will not be disappointed by the west coast. Travel to one of the biggest bird cliffs in the world, the cliffs of Latrabjarg, to see hordes of puffins and razorbills.
Gain insight into the Viking heritage that inspired the Sagas of Icelanders by visiting Pingeyri, one of the oldest settlements in the Westfjords.
Sample traditional rye bread, local herring and Icelandic schnapps while taking in a salting demonstration at the award-winning Herring Era Museum in Siglufjordur.
A world of travel in your hands
Cruising along the famous coastlines and waterways is one of life's real treasures, the kind you circle in the calendar and greedily count down the days towards. You've saved for this, earned this, and we want to help you enjoy every moment right down to the final drop of wine at sunset.
The Peregrine difference
Explore the coast of Iceland in comfort on this state-of-the-art Motor Sailer. At 54 metres (177 ft), the Panorama can reach a cruising speed if 11 knots and accommodate 49 guests. Make the most of the outdoor bar and sun deck during the day. In the evening, toast to your travels with fellow passengers in the indoor lounge, or curl up with a book from the library.
- Turndown service twice a day
- Fully equipped laundry service
- Towels for swimming
- Swimming platform (weather permitting)
- Fully stocked bar with professional bartender (charges apply)
- Use of kayaks and snorkelling equipment
- Mini library
- Board games
- Central music
- CD and DVD player
- Audiovisual equipment in lounge
Make like a Viking on a visit to Pyngeyri, home to that legend of Icelandic literature - The Sagas.
Tour the spectacular Snaefellsnes Peninsula by road. Known as Iceland in Miniature, this destination has a great amount of the spectacular scenery Iceland is famous for – all in one place.
Touch land in Siglufjordur, Iceland’s northernmost city. Siglufjordur was once known as the capital of herring fishing and the city celebrates its heritage with a glorious, award-winning Herring Era Museum.
Wander the streets of Akureyri in search of arts and crafts galleries, passing wooden houses in pastel colours, and perhaps dropping into the Folk Museum.