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Variety Cruises has announced plans to offer a new Iceland itinerary starting in June 2017.
Iceland: Journey in the Land of Fire & Ice is a week-long yacht cruise that will sail on the 35-passenger Callisto, the newest addition to Variety Cruises’ fleet of yachts.
On the first day of the program, travelers take the Ring Road to reach Godafoss Waterfall - the Falls of the Gods - and continue to Lake Myvatn, Namarksard and Dimmuborgir, all examples of the volcanic world with lava fields, boiling and steaming mud pools, steam vents and craters.
Arriving in the almost-Arctic fishing town of Siglufjordur the next day, travelers enjoy a walking tour through the city with stops at the Herring Museum and the Folk Music Center. On the third day of the program, the cruise reaches Isafjordur, a large fishing port in Westfjords, known for its rich cultural heritage and merchant's homes dating from the 18th century.
In Bildudalur, travelers visit the town and the Sea Monsters Museum and then continue to sail around the Westfjords coast line and past the grand Latrarbag cliffs. Reaching Borgarnes, travelers have the option to visit Deildartunguhver, Europe's most powerful thermal spring, as well as the Barnafoss Waterfalls. Stop in Reykholt, once one of the intellectual centers of the island, before continuing to the Westfjords.
At Heimaey Island, dubbed the Pompeii of the North, travelers discover a community which almost disappeared during a 1973 eruption that buried 400 homes and visit two volcanoes and the Eldheimar Geological Museum. The cruise ends in Reykjavik, the capital city that offers a nightlife and music scene as well as a multitude of art and history museums.
Iceland: Journey in the Land of Fire & Ice will be available for $2,650 - $3,890, depending on cabin class.