Island of the gods – Iceland is where you can find all the worldly elements and otherworldly wonders existing side by side.
This naturally striking island nation will leave you spell-bound with its volcanoes, hot springs, waterfalls, mountain peaks and coastlines full of life. Experience the charm of up-and-coming Reykjavik and step into fishing villages shadowed by volcanic peaks and entrenched in Viking history. Stand in awe at the foot of roaring waterfalls, soak in hot springs surrounded by snow-capped peaks, and drift through the ancient Westfjords. Spot whales close to shore and nesting birds such as puffins, known as the ‘parrots of the sea’.
Our Arctic tours in Iceland
Highlights of Iceland
Excursions and experiences
Each of our tailored itineraries offer what we call ‘Peregrine Moments’. These experiences are shared yet highly personal, reflecting the candid style of our trips. Here are a few moments from a polar expedition to the Canadian Arctic.
- Sail like a Viking (except with more creature comforts) along the rugged coast of the Westfjords, looking out for nesting puffins and spotting whales at sea.
- Take a road trip through Snaefellsnes Peninsula, home to lava fields, volcanoes, glaciers, small towns and black beaches in the west of Iceland – a highlight of the trip.
- Choose the option to kayak on Arctic waters with an experienced guide for an up-close look at marine life.
- Visit one of the oldest settlements in the Westfjords, continuously inhabited since the 17th century that gave inspiration to the legendary Icelandic literature The Sagas.
The Peregrine difference
We know you want to be as comfortable as possible while onboard, which is why we’ve chosen vessels equipped with modern conveniences like LED televisions and internet connectivity, along with luxurious touches that make each voyage a true pleasure. Each ship boasts onboard chefs to prepare a range of hearty, quality meals, and onboard experts to ensure you spend more time seeing the sights and less time thumbing through a guidebook.
There's only so much you can read in a guidebook, especially when it comes to such rare and extraordinary locations. That's why we have a range of specialists onboard for every polar journey, from historians to marine biologists and hiking guides. With experts at hand, you can be assured that no question will be left unanswered.
Each day brings the possibility of new wildlife sightings including thousands of nesting birds such as puffins; land-dwelling caribou; humpback, minke and fin whales; and bearded, harp and ring seals.
For in-depth information on our Arctic tours, see our Frequently Asked Questions.