Iceland is known as the Land of Fire And Ice. It’s a hub of dramatic geological activity. You’ll find bubbling geysers, active volcanoes and snow-capped mountains. It’s also a very liberal country.
You’ll be sailing in style onboard a luxurious Star Breeze yacht. This is a great way to discover Iceland. You’ll visit a new destination every day, from the vibrant capital to lesser known, remote towns.
We’ll arrive in Reykjavik during pride. It’s a strange and beautiful city, not to mention a very gay-friendly one. Explore its colourful buildings and attend the pride celebrations.
Today we’ll sail around a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Surtsey Island. It’s emerged in 1963 after an eruption below sea level. This small island is the southernmost point of Iceland. Surtsey Island will remain above sea level for around a century.
We’ll then head to Heimaey, another volcanic phenomenon that’s known as the Pompeii of our time.
Seydisfjordour is made up of 11 miles of waterways surrounded by mountains. In the town of Seydisfjordour you’ll find the Skalanes Nature Reserve. It boasts a diverse array of wildlife. A popular hike from the centre of the town takes you along the bank of the Fjardara River.
The port of Akureyri is near to the Arctic Circle. It is found at the end of Iceland’s longest fjord and it’s fringed by snow-capped mountains. We’ll visit the art canyon, Listagil, home to several arts and crafts shops. We’ll also visit Hafnarstraeti – the main commercial street – and the botanical gardens.
Isafjordur, a key fishery in Iceland, reinvented itself as an alternative music destination after the decline of the local fishing industry. It’s now a magnet for musicians and it hosts a large annual music festival. It’s a small, charming town of just 2600 inhabitants.
Grundarfjordur is one of the lest well-known towns in Iceland. It’s located in a dramatic setting: between a mountain range and the sea. In Snæfellsjokull National Park, we’ll explore the glaciers, waterfalls, calderas and lava fields.
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