IcelandFountains of lava amidst the ice
Fountains of lava amidst the ice
A cruise to Iceland is discovering another world, and it will amaze you beyond your imagination. Enjoy scenic views throughout the day from your cabin balcony and enjoy stories of the day’s ashore adventures while dining in one of the ship’s fantastic restaurants.
Reykjavík, the Icelandic capital, has an intense artistic and social life. It is a small but bustling port city abundant with Viking museums, shops, and a lively atmosphere. This MSC Northern Europe Cruise destination boasts a range of nearby attractions including a geothermal blue lagoon, stunning waterfalls, and blissful lakes. Þingvellir National Park, located in a valley northeast of Reykjavík, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, established in 2004.
On a Northern Europe cruise to Iceland from Hamburg or Warnemunde, discover Akureyri in the northern part of the island. This atmospheric port town is characterized by its sweeping fjord – the longest in all of Iceland - and backdrop of breath-taking mountains.
On the shores of Skutulsfjörður, on the northwestern point of Iceland, lies the ancient town of Ísafjörður. Nearby, the spear-shaped island of Vigur is a pristine paradise, home to puffins, gulls, and a delightful sea lion colony.
From Ísafjörður visit the charming town of Thingeyri. Here, you’ll explore a land profoundly steeped in ancient folklore and enthralling Viking culture. Visit the Old Blacksmith’s Workshop which is now a fascinating museum. Watch the metalsmiths busy at work and learn more about its history. Next, stop by Thingeyri’s 'Viking Area' where modern-day Vikings battle, dance, and sing folk songs.
Lastly, explore the riding arena in Sandar where you’ll admire the beautiful Icelandic horses.
Iceland is bound to attract you with its pools of boiling mud, the incredible geysers, the glaciers and the waterfalls, and more. And if relaxation is what you are looking for there are more than 170 geothermal pools in the country.