Hurtigruten, the Norway-based exploration cruise line, has announced a pretty cool offer. If a cruise to Iceland has been on your radar then this 12-day cruise that circumnavigates Iceland should be on your to-do list. And to sweeten the deal, Hurtigruten will give you complimentary airfare to get over there. All flights arrive into Reykjavik and that’s where you’ll board you’ll ship.
The Iceland cruise itinerary includes over a dozen ports plus the chance to visit Vatnajökull glacier, the largest glacier in Europe. Your ship will be the 334-passenger MS Spitsbergen, recently refurbished in 2016. The ship even has its own resident expedition team to provide lectures, note points of interest along the route and accompany you on hikes and explorations.
During your time ashore, you can join in on hikes through lava fields, see natural hot springs, explore raw wilderness, encounter rare wildlife, observe thousands of seabirds in their natural habitat, and visit fascinating historic settlements dotted throughout the island.
Included in your cruise fare:
- Wind- and water-resistant jacket
- Landings with small boats and activities on board and ashore
- Professional English-speaking expedition team that gives lectures as well as accompanies landings and activities
- Complimentary tea and coffee
The 2019 Circumnavigate Iceland cruise is limited to only four sailings; May 18, May 29, June 9 and June 29, 2019. The free airfare promotion runs from now until November 30, 2018.
More about this special Iceland cruise and free air information can be found here on Hurtigruten’s site.
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