This trip is a great opportunity to discover more of Iceland if you are travelling on your own around the island. It will bring you up and across the Arctic Circle to visit the island of Grimsey. At night we might see Aurora borealis (Northern Lights), While sailing across Skjafandi Bay we hope to see Humpback whales, Minke whales, White-beaked dolphins and Harbour porpoise.
Length of Travel: 4 days
Itinerary in Brief
Day 1: Embarkation in Akureyri
Day 2: Grimsey and Husavik
Day 3: Wildlife watching
Day 4: Disembarkation in Akureyri
Day 1- Embarkation
You will embark the vessel at 16h in Akureyri.
Day 2- Grimsey and Husavik
Depending on weather conditions we will attempt a zodiac landing on the island of Grimsey in the morning. There is a sign on the island which marks the Arctic Circle at 66,34 degree North. The Arctic Circle is the most northerly of the five major circles of latitude that mark maps of the Earth.
After lunch back on the ship , we depart towards the small town of Husavik. While sailing across Skjafandi Bay we hope to see whales. In the evening we arrive near Husavik and the ship will anchor outside town.
Day 3 - Husavik and whale watching
We will spend the morning in town of Husavik with free time ashore and the possibility to visit the whale museum ( entrance fee not included ). Lunch will be served onboard. In the afternoon the ship will sail across Skjafandi Bay with good chances to witness Humpback whales, Minke whales, White-beaked dolphins and Harbour porpoise. We spend the night at sea , and arrive in Akureyri in the early morning hours.
Day 4- Disembarkation
Disembarkation in Akureyri at 9am.
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