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Applies to new bookings only. Offer combinable with pay-in-full discount. Certain restrictions may apply.
Member-Only savings. Exclusive repeat traveler discounts. Additional restrictions may apply.
Join Aboard Ocean Atlantic
With an international ice-class rating of 1B, General Tours expedition vessel is perfect for exploring remote regions of the North Atlantic. Its exceptional maneuverability, shallow draft and powerful engines, allow the Ocean Atlantic to navigate all the way north to the 80th Parallel – and into the deepest and most remote fjords. General Tours ship was recently renovated with welcoming public spaces and comfortable accommodations for just 198 passengers – and an experienced crew and Expedition Team of 140. All staterooms feature private en suite baths, individual climate control and television. International cuisine is served in a bright, spacious restaurant and the panoramic lounge features large windows, plenty of comfortable seating – and even binoculars. A full fleet of Zodiacs allow for exciting exploration on land and water with General Tours fine Expedition Team.
Day 1 - Day 1 - Arrive Reykjavik
|On arrival, you’ll be escorted to the Alda Hotel. After breakfast, explore Reykjavik with General Tours fine Icelandic guide. With their keen insights and some fun stories, you’ll get to know their city from the lively harbor district to the colorful Old Quarter. Meals B|
Day 2 - Day 2 - Welcome Aboard!
|The warm, mineral-rich waters of the Blue Lagoon are both soothing and invigorating! After this delightful experience, we’ll take you to the pier to board the Ocean Atlantic. Meals B+D|
Day 3 - Day 3 - The Westman Islands
|As General Tours near this archipelago just off Iceland’s southern coast, keep your eyes sharp for marine birds like the puffin and graceful gannet. We’ll pass close to Surtsey Island , born of volcanic activity just 50 years ago, to go ashore on Heimaey where a 1973 eruption buried 400 homes under a deep layer of ash. Experience life on the island and see some of the homes that have only recently been excavated. You can learn more of the island’s dramatic history at the Eldheimar Geological Museum. Meals B+L+D|
Day 4 - Day 4 - Unique art + Amazing birds
|Go ashore in Djúpivogur to see its fine old homes and to experience its cultural scene. Unique outdoor art installations and the Cultural Center are highlights. Back onboard, navigate along Iceland’s eastern coast where deep fjords, steep mountains and pristine waterfalls will enthrall you. This afternoon, a guided hike on Hafnarhólmi offers a chance to observe the puffins, eiders, kittiwakes and fulmars that nest here. Meals B+L+D|
Day 5 - Day 5 - Skjálfandi Bay + Grimsey
|Having rounded Iceland’s northeast corner, General Tours navigate this morning into Skjálfandi Bay where humpback and minke whales are often spotted. Huge blue and sperm whales also feed in the Bay. This afternoon finds us on Grimsey Island, home to 100 people and thousands of birds including Atlantic puffin, back guillemot, common murre, wheatear, snow bunting and large tern colonies. Meals B+L+D|
Day 6 - Day 6 - Hrísey + Akureyri
|This morning finds us deep in the majestic Eyjafjörður, where you’ll enjoy a Zodiac landing on Hrisey, an island in the middle of the fjord. Visit the settlement of 200 residents and explore the surrounding grasslands, home to ptarmigans and eiders. From the lively port of Akureyri, A+R guests will enjoy an excursion to see the beautiful Godafoss Waterfall. You’ll also experience the island’s powerful geothermal forces as you discover steaming fumaroles, bubbling mud pools, and the fascinating lava landscapes that surround Lake Mývatn. Meals B+L+D|
Day 7 - Day 7 - The magnificent Westfjords
|An unforgettable day unfolds as General Tours explore the Westfjords, a pristine peninsula on the island’s northwest coast. Sailing off the ruggedly beautiful coast of the Hornstrandir Nature Reserve, we’ll have a chance to spot whales and seals. Venturing into Hornvik Bay, we’ll see soaring cliffs where millions of seabirds nest. A guided walk on Vigur Island offers breathtaking views of mountains, sea and sky and a chance to marvel at the aerial acrobatics of soaring Arctic terns. Meals B+L+D|
Day 8 - Day 8 - The pristine western coast
|Early this morning, General Tours ship navigates past Látrabjarg Cliff. Rising 1,400 feet from the Atlantic, these rocky faces are home to millions of seabirds including puffins, northern gannets and razorbills. After breakfast, go ashore on Flatey Island, where no cars are allowed, to immerse in its tranquil ambience of farms and colorful summer homes. In the afternoon, discover the dramatic cliffs, lava fields and rocky beaches of the Snaefellsne Peninsula. At its western tip, the glacier-topped peak of the Snæfellsjökull Volcano soars to 5,000 feet. Meals B+L+D|
Day 9 - Day 9 - Disembark in Reykjavik
|After stepping off the ship, we’ll take you to the Alda Hotel. The rest of the day is yours to enjoy in this friendly city. Meals B|
Day 10 - Day 10 - Farewell, Iceland
|We’ll take you to the airport today for your homeward flight. Meals B|
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