BookIt@OutingsAndAdventures.comSource Events: Dramatic scenery and curious communities coalesce on this week-long circumnavigation of Iceland. Explore a country few people will ever visit, and go far beyond the tourist hotspots to remote fjords, raging waterfalls, and small fishing villages. Get to know the independent and creative Icelanders, and watch whales and seabirds play offshore. This is yachting at its most inventive.
- Crayon-colored buildings, eccentric architecture, and crystalline waterfalls in Reykjavik
- Soak in the sky-blue Myvatn Nature Baths.
- Visit Seydisfjord, known for its old multi-colored wooden buildings and cascading waterfalls
- See regal glaciers, lava fields, and waterfalls
- Shopping, arts & crafts in Akureyri
Day 1: Reykjavik, Iceland – Monday, July 17, 2017
Treat your eyes to crayon-colored buildings, eccentric architecture, and crystalline waterfalls cascading over velvet green hills in the world’s most northernmost capital, as lively and spontaneous as the geothermal activity beneath its surface.
Day 2: Heimaey Island, Iceland – Tuesday, July 18, 2017
Witness a world still in transition. Circle Surtsey Island, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, which rose from the sea in the 1960s. Next up, Heimaey, where a volcanic eruption created a modern-day Pompeii in 1973.
Day 3 & 4: Seydisfjordour, Iceland – Wednesday & Thursday, July 19-20, 2017
Seydisfjord is 11 miles of long, narrow, beautiful waterway surrounded by high mountains that ends at the town of Seydisfjordur, known for its old multi-colored wooden buildings and cascading waterfalls even in the town. This is home of the Skalanes Nature Reserve with its wide variety of wildlife including more than 45 bird species. The first high-voltage electricity in Iceland was opened here in 1913 and is still in operation today. A popular hiking path starts at the town center, following the east bank of the Fjardara River that flows through the center of town.
Day 5: Akureyri, Iceland – Friday, July 21, 2017
Akureyri is an important port and fisheries center especially because of its ice-free harbor so close to the Arctic Circle. It lies at the end of Iceland’s longest fjord, which is 37 miles long, at sits at the base of snowcapped peaks that offer some of Iceland’s best skiing during the winter. Must-sees in Akureyri include the Listagil (art canyon) which is home to many arts and crafts galleries and shops, the beautiful church in the center of town, the botanical garden, and Hafnarstraeti, the main shopping street.This is also the perfect place to ride an Icelandic horse or soak in the sky-blue Myvatn Nature Baths.
Day 6: Isafjordur, Icealnd – Saturday, July 22, 2017
Small and easily walkable Isafjordur has one of the largest fisheries in Iceland. But the sever decline of the fishing industry has caused Isafjordur to look elsewhere for work. Despite its small size, this town has a school of music and has become a center for alternative music and they host a yearly festival that provides a platform for local musicians, band from around Iceland and the world to perform.
Day 7: Grundarfjordur, Iceland – Sunday, July 23, 2017
Beautiful Grundarfjordur is located between a mountain range and the sea. The road nearby crosses a lava field that is partially warm so snow does not always stick there. The main attraction of the area is Snæfellsjokull National Park full of regal glaciers, lava fields, waterfalls, caves, calderas, and basalt cliffs. The peninsula there received the EARTHCHECK Sustainable Community Award in 2010, the first area in Iceland to win such an award.
Day 8: Raykjavik, Iceland – Monday, July 24, 2017
Arrive back for your flight Home.
Host Hotel will be announced early 2017.
Each room 277 square feet cabin features a queen-size bed, french balcony, multi-channel radio, flatscreen TV, DVD player, Bose speakers for iPod use, telephone, mini-bar, a safe, walk-in closet, 110/220 outlet, 24 hr room service, L’ Occitane bath amenities, private bathroom with complimentary plush terry robes, and full length closets.
Ocean View Suites
Located on Deck 4, 5, & 6: Each room is 277 square ft. features a queen-size bed, which can be converted into two twin beds, has a picture window, flat-screen TV, DVD player, Bose speaker system for iPod use, a safe, 110/220 outlets, telephone, mini-bar, 24-hr room service, L’ Occitane bath amenities, a private bathroom with complimentary plush terry robes and full length closets.
Balcony Suites – Deck 6 – Mid Ship
Balcony Suites – Deck 5 – Mid Ship
Ocean View Suites – Deck 6 – Forward & Aft
Ocean View Suites – Deck 5 – Forward & Aft
Ocean View Suites – Deck 4 – Mid Ship & Aft
Ocean View Suites – Deck 4 – Forward
Completely renovated in 2016 and with only 212 guests, a Star Pride cruise will make you feel like you’re on board your own private yacht almost as soon as you step aboard.
The sitting area of your spacious, newly refurbished suite gives you an expansive ocean view — making it a welcome retreat.
When you’re ready to make an appearance, the lounges, club, casino, screening room, and library are waiting to be explored. Take some “you” time in the tranquil WindSpa . . . enjoy a dip in the pool . . . work off that decadent dessert in the Fitness Center . . . and, of course, you are always welcome to visit the Bridge to examine navigation charts with the Captain.
Star Pride is large enough to pamper and entertain you, yet small enough to tuck into delightful tiny harbors and hidden coves that others can’t reach.