Iceland

Cruising Iceland

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The Icelandic capital of Reykjavik is one of the most popular cruise ports in the country, with visits in 2012 by more than 20 cruise lines including popular North American lines like Celebrity, Crystal, Holland America, Norwegian, Princess, and Royal Caribbean. You can explore the city itself, or head out into the countryside to visit the world-famous Blue Lagoon geothermal springs, or perhaps do some horseback riding in and among the valleys that make up the Icelandic landscape.

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The 2006-built Crown Princess docked in Akureyri, Iceland. Photo © Aaron Saunders

Another popular Icelandic port is the northerly town of Akureyri. In this pretty little locale of just 16,000, the northernmost botanical garden and northernmost golf course in the world can be visited. The botanical garden in particular is noteworthy due to its abundance of flower and plant life that manages to exist despite Akureyri’s close proximity to the Arctic Circle.

The Blue Lagoon, near Reykjavik, Iceland.

Iceland is also known for its stunning waterfalls like Gullfoss, one of the most-visited attractions in the country.

Sailing into Reykjavik, Iceland. Photo © Aaron Saunders

Be sure to see Avid Cruiser Voyages: Greenland & Iceland

For Port Profiles, Shore Excursions and What To Do In Iceland, click on the destinations below.

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