Akureyri cruises

Established in the mid-17th century, Akureyri is home to Iceland’s largest fishing company and its biggest shipyard. Viking sagas, spectacular fjords, snow-capped mountains... Iceland’s ‘Capital of the North’ is also surprisingly mild and the so-called Green Town is made for those long summer days.

Excursions

Please note: The shore excursions listed are typical for this port. The full programme of shore excursions available for your cruise will be displayed on Cruise Personaliser at least 12 weeks prior to departure.

  • Akureyri Whale Watching

    A unique opportunity to seek out the many species of impressive whales that inhabit the Icelandic waters.

    Akureyri Whale Watching

    Akureyri offers some of the best whale watching opportunities in Iceland and a wide variety of marine mammals are spotted regularly as they come into the bay to feed, amongst them are Minke, Fin and Blue Whales.

    Sit back and relax onboard your boat, as your expert Captain negotiates his way to the best places to spot whales. The atmosphere will be filled with anticipation as you get ready to see some of these magnificent creatures.

    Ensure to keep your eyes peeled for the Humpback Whale, which is often seen in these waters. As one of nature’s most impressive creatures, the Humpback is sure to amaze you with its acrobatic moves. You may also see a variety of seabirds including puffins, as well as the fun loving harbour porpoises and White Beaked Dolphins that have been known to playfully surf alongside the boats.


    This excursion will operate by boat. The boat is not exclusive to Cunard. Guests are required to walk approximately 400 metres to board the boat. There are four steps to negotiate to access the restroom from the main deck. The deck of the boat can get wet with sea spray, so please take care when moving around as it may be slippery. If you are prone to seasickness please take the necessary precautions. Whale sightings cannot be guaranteed, however the success rate for seeing them is very high.

    Tour code

    AEY_014

    Features

    • Activity medium

      Activity Level: Medium

    Duration

    3½ hours

  • Akureyri Private Tour by Car – Half Day

    Explore at your own pace with a private vehicle, driver and English-speaking guide at your service.

    Akureyri Private Tour by Car – Half Day

    This exclusive private tour is designed to give you the freedom to customise your time ashore so you can discover the most interesting sights in the comfort and privacy of your own vehicle.

    With your private vehicle, and the personal attention of your driver and English-speaking guide, you’ll have the flexibility and independence to design your itinerary ashore according to your own interests, and take in the sights at your own pace. See the famous sights, or go beyond to create your own special and memorable day ashore.

    This excursion will operate by private car. Private cars are ordered per vehicle (not per person) and will accommodate up to 7 passengers. Only one person in the party needs to book the vehicle. The price shown is the total cost for the vehicle, driver, and English-speaking guide. Entrance fees for attractions, meals, refreshments and gratuities are not included. In many destinations, the number of vehicles available is extremely limited, so passengers are encouraged to secure their private vehicle reservation as early as possible. Tour price includes sightseeing within the city limits, touring outside the city is available at an additional cost.

    Tour code

    AEY_700

    Features

    • Activity low

      Activity Level: Low

    Duration

    4 hours

  • Akureyri Walking Tour

    Discover Akureyri’s interesting history and culture as you stroll around this charming town on a guided walking tour.

    Akureyri Walking Tour

    Admire the views over the harbour, town and fjord as you walk along the Strandgata into the thriving town of Akureyri. Take a leisurely stroll along the colourful Artist’s Alley before visiting the towering Akureyri Church.

    Akureyri Church, consecrated in 1940, is one of the town’s proud symbols and enjoys a prominent position on the edge of the hill overlooking the town. The Church houses many interesting artefacts including a stained glass window, part of a set in England’s Coventry Cathedral, which was brought to Akureyri for safe keeping during World War 2.

    After seeing the Church, you’ll explore the old mid town area with an expert local guide, who will share stories of the town’s local history and culture. As you wander past the old town houses you’ll notice their distinctive architecture which is a result of Akureyri’s past life as a trading post for Danish merchants.

    At the Museum of Akureyri, you’ll be able to absorb a little more of the local history through the interesting exhibitions and picture gallery.

    Finally, your walk will take you along the picturesque coastal path before returning to the church.


    This excursion will operate on foot. There is approximately three hours of walking over a combination of flat, paved, gravel and uneven surfaces. There are 112 steps to reach Akureyri Church. The tour will end at the bottom of the church steps and from here you can choose to either stay in the town or walk the 300 yards back to the ship.

    Tour code

    AEY_013

    Features

    • Activity high

      Activity Level: High

    Duration

    3 hours

  • Two Night Icelandic Adventure - Single

    A two night overland adventure, that takes you cross country from Akureyri to Reykjavik.

    Two Night Icelandic Adventure - Single

    Maximise your time ashore and really get to the heart of the Land of Ice and Fire. Witness the geological wonders of northern Iceland, immerse yourself in local traditions and customs and hear the myths and sagas that relate to the natural beauty of the west coast. A two night adventure allows you more time to become acquainted with the unique features of this fascinating island country.

    DAY 1 Highlights - Godafoss Falls, pseudo craters at Skutustadir, lava pillars at Dimmuborgir, thermal pools at Namaskard. Lunch and dinner included. Today your Icelandic adventure focuses on the geological wonders found in the north of this picturesque land. Expect to be visually impressed by scenes of bubbling mud flats, lunar-like craters and the new-born lava fields of the striking Lake Myvatn region. Witness the power of Mother Nature at the huge crescent of cascading water of the Godafoss Falls (‘Waterfall of the Gods’). The span of this natural attraction is almost 100 feet (30 metres) wide with a 30 feet (12 metre) drop, and is one of the most spectacular sights to see. The whole region is famed for being one of the most geologically active, as well as stunningly beautiful areas in Iceland, and offers an incredible variety of colourful landscapes and geological formations. Overnight stay at Siglo Hotel, Siglufjörður, evening at leisure.

    DAY 2 Highlights – Herring Era Museum,Icelandic Emigration Centre, Icelandic Horses at Gauksmýri farm. Breakfast, lunch and dinner included. An educational day of learning about the traditional activities and customs of this fascinating country awaits you. Firstly in Siglufjörður you will be introduced to the importance of herring to the local community, and have the chance to sample a snack and a glass of schnapps. Moving on to the old trading port of Hofsós you will discover the stories of Icelandic people who chose to emigrate to North America, and learn the connections between their descendants and the people of Iceland today. A highlight of the day is the chance to discover the unique features of the Icelandic horse. At Gauksmýri farm you’ll be treated to an entertaining show, which offers an insight into the multiple talents of this magnificent breed. You’ll then have the opportunity to visit the stables for a closer look at the horses. Overnight stay at Borganes Hotel, Borganes, evening at leisure.

    Day 3 Highlights – Bjarnarhofn shark curing farm, Hellisandur maritime museum, Djúpalónssandur boulders, Arnarstapi nature walk, Búðir beach. Breakfast and lunch included. The ruggedly beautiful Snæfellsnes peninsula is nicknamed “Iceland in miniature” due to its rich history and countless landmarks. Today your journey through this landscape will introduce you to lava fields, colourful beaches and unusual rock formations. The main attraction of the peninsular is the Snæfellsjökull glacier, which sits atop the peak of the volcano of the same name, and was the setting for Jules Verne’s’ famous “Journey to the Centre of the Earth”. It’s said to be one of the seven great energy centres of the earth, and has been attributed various mysterious powers. Your tour takes you along the rugged coastline, where you’ll be introduced to community life in western Iceland. You’ll hear stories and sagas, taste local delicacies and view dramatic scenery ranging from black lava to yellow sand beaches (a rarity in Iceland). Throughout the day you will visit local museums and farms, including the Bjarnarhofn shark curing farm, where you’ll have the opportunity to taste traditionally cured shark. Stop at picturesque spots for photographs and have the opportunity to seek out the abundant bird-life on a nature walk, before you travel to Reykjavik where your journey concludes and you re-join your ship.

    This two night adventure is a wonderful way to embrace the natural beauty of Iceland, where myth and magic meets modern day life.


    This excursion will operate by coach and on foot. Excursion departs Akureyri on 4 August and returns to Reykjavik on 6 August. To maximise your time ashore, the itinerary features early morning starts to ensure a full day of sightseeing. Your excursion includes: transfers, all itinerary featured sightseeing and entrance fees, meals (with one glass of wine at lunch and dinner) as detailed in the excursion description and hotel accommodation. All other purchases, including gratuities, will be at your own cost. As Iceland experiences climate changes, we recommend you pack waterproof clothing, comfortable walking shoes and insect repellent, alongside any essential personal items. Luggage allowance is one suitcase per guest. To guarantee your place, bookings must be made by 10 May 2017. After this time places are subject to availability. When booking, use the applicable excursion code for the room configuration you require; double room - AEY800, single room - AEY801. Hotels are subject to change. Prices displayed are per person. Cancellations made after 10 May 2017 will incur 100% cancellation fee. Refunds are unavailable for unused portions of the excursion. Personal travel insurance is a requirement for this tour.

    Tour code

    AEY_801

    Features

    • Activity high

      Activity Level: High

    • Meal included

      Meal Included

    • Refreshments included

      Refreshments included

    • Shopping

      Shopping

    Duration

    2 nights

  • Akureyri Nature & History

    A delightful tour combining a spectacular waterfall, a traditional folk museum and the world’s most northerly botanical gardens.

    Akureyri Nature & History

    Embark on a journey across the fjord, along the slopes of Vadlaheidi Mountain, through the Fnjoskadalur Valley and alongside Vaglaskogur Forest - one of Iceland's rare woodlands which are part of an extensive soil and vegetation reclamation project to historic Godafoss.

    Stop off at Goðafoss, a breathtaking 30 foot waterfall, to photograph its impressive cascading falls before continuing on to visit Laufás Folk Museum.

    The Laufás Folk Museum, a 19th century farmhouse built in the traditional Icelandic style of stone and turf, provides a glimpse back into ancient times. Once a manor farm and vicarage, the turf farmhouse dates back to 1866, and contains many interesting household and agricultural implements used by the gentry at around that time.

    On the scenic return journey, there will be a stop at the Botanical Gardens, to admire its 2,000 species of local and foreign flowers, before taking a leisurely drive around the old town and main sights of Akureyri.


    This excursion will operate by coach and on foot. There are a few steps and some uneven ground at the Folk Museum. The Botanical Gardens’ collection of flora and fauna is dependent on the weather conditions experienced throughout the year. At Goðafoss there is an uneven, lava surface and no handrails; therefore guests are advised to exercise caution. Comfortable, flat and enclosed footwear is recommended.

    Tour code

    AEY_003

    Features

    • Activity medium

      Activity Level: Medium

    Duration

    4 hours

  • Diamond Circle Flightseeing

    Don’t miss this incredible opportunity to fly over the dramatic Icelandic landscape where Game of Thrones and Oblivion were filmed.

    Diamond Circle Flightseeing

    Take in the sights from above as you enjoy scenery that is mystical, dramatic and a natural geothermal phenomenon.

    You’ll fly over the impressive Godafoss waterfall, Myvatn area and Lake Myvatn, a beautiful lake surrounded by mystical lava rocks, and you’ll learn about the geothermal wonders in the area.

    Continue the flight over Vatnajökull Glacier National Park to Dettifoss, the most powerful waterfall in Europe and follow the magnificent Jokulsargljufur canyons, including stunning Asbyrgi canyon, before returning to the town of Akureyri.


    This excursion will operate by mini bus and fixed wing aircraft. Guests under 18 years must be accompanied by an adult. Transfer time between the quayside and the airport is approximately 5 minutes each way. Your flight duration will be around 1¼ hours. The planes have 7 seats, the 7th seat next to the pilot. Preferred seating cannot be guaranteed. This tour will operate subject to local weather conditions and may be cancelled at short notice.

    Tour code

    AEY_019

    Features

    • Activity low

      Activity Level: Low

    Duration

    1¾ hours

  • Horse riding Adventure

    Saddle up for a gentle ride through Akureyri's breath taking landscape atop a horse whose ancestors arrived with the Vikings over 1000 years ago.

    Horse riding Adventure

    Your excursion begins with a drive through Akureyri and out into the picturesque countryside to the stables. When you arrive you’ll be met by an experienced guide who will lead you to the stables where you’ll receive safety lessons and a helmet. Then, you'll saddle up on a well-trained horse and hit the trail for a leisurely 1hour trek.

    This 2 hour adventure is ideal for outdoor enthusiasts or for those who love the thrill of discovering new ways to explore the beauty surrounding the ‘Capital of North Iceland.’ Seeing this scenic wonderland from the top of an Icelandic horse is a fun and unique experience. What makes this animal so special? Often described as small, sturdy and hardy, the Icelandic horse is also a docile creature, which makes it a perfect ride. The views that you’ll encounter on your horseback ride are incredible so be sure to bring a camera to capture every memorable moment.

    At the conclusion of your ride, you’ll head back to the stable, dismount and re-board your coach for the scenic trip back to the pier.


    ACTIVITY EXCURSIONS
    You and all those in your party should be aware that, in undertaking activity excursions, you will be involved in a degree of physical exertion and/or activity such as hiking, biking, snorkelling, kayaking, diving etc. By booking the excursion you confirm that you and all those in your party are in good physical and mental condition, with no history of conditions such as seizures, dizziness, fainting, heart condition, respiratory problems or back/neck problems (by way of example only). You should also ensure that no one in your party is taking medicine that carries a warning about impairment of physical or mental abilities. If you are pregnant this type of excursion may not be appropriate for you. It is your responsibility to ensure that you are fit and well enough to take part in the activities booked and you are reminded to take care for your own safety. Because of the risks associated with activity excursions, you may be asked by the excursion provider to sign a document which may affect or limit the excursion provider’s liability. Comfortable flat walking shoes are recommended.

    LIABILITY
    Cunard will arrange for the excursions to be performed by the relevant excursion provider. Cunard does not provide or supply the excursion services. Cunard will exercise reasonable care and skill in the selection of the excursion provider, but will not in any circumstances have a greater liability than the excursion supplier and Cunard shall not be responsible for the negligent acts/omissions of the excursion supplier. Please note that in relation to all excursions Cunard is not responsible or liable for any loss, damage, or injury sustained by you unless such loss, damage or injury arises out of a breach of legal duty of Cunard.

    TRAVEL INSURANCE
    Before booking any activity excursions it is essential that you ensure your travel insurance extends to cover the specified activity. It is your responsibility to obtain adequate insurance.

    This excursion will operate by minivan and on horseback. This tour is not suitable for those with back or neck problems. Pregnant women and children under 12 may not participate. All participants must wear riding helmets, which will be provided. No riding experience is necessary; however passengers must feel confident at riding a horse. Secure closed toe, flat shoes are recommended.

    Tour code

    AEY_018

    Features

    • Activity medium

      Activity Level: Medium

    Duration

    2 hours

  • Polar Flight to Grimsey

    Enjoy this rare opportunity to visit a community living in harmony with its environment on the brink of the inhabitable world.

    Polar Flight to Grimsey

    Admire the stunning views as you fly over the Arctic Circle to Grimsey – Iceland’s northernmost inhabited island. Covering an area of only two square miles, the island is small enough to easily be explored on foot. This remote and beautiful island with its local church built from driftwood, is steeped in folklore and legend.

    The island's sheer cliffs are home to huge colonies of sea birds and in summer, the intrepid islanders abseil down the cliff faces to collect the eggs that are considered a local delicacy. The present settlement is located on the southern and western parts of Grimsey - most of it around the little harbour, which has been improved during the last few years thanks to the transportation of large rocks from the mainland.

    In 1793, the island was almost abandoned when a disease killed all but six of the male population. The remaining six went on a mission to the mainland in order to fetch ‘back-up’. However, on the return journey the boat was lost at sea and all were drowned, leaving the clergyman as the only male on the island!

    An interesting and informative guided walk around the island will reveal the highlights of this fascinating community before boarding your plane back to Akureyri. Certificates are awarded for crossing the Arctic Circle.


    This excursion will operate by minibus, plane and on foot. The flight to Grimsey takes approximately 30 minutes each way. The guided walk is over grass, rough terrain and puffin burrows so extreme care must be taken to avoid tripping. Approximately one hour will be spent on the island.

    Tour code

    AEY_002

    Features

    • Activity medium

      Activity Level: Medium

    Duration

    3 hours

  • Game of Thrones ‘Beyond the Wall’

    Join a guided tour to visit some of the sites featured in the US TV show ‘Game of Thrones’.

    Game of Thrones ‘Beyond the Wall’

    The US hit series ‘Game of Thrones’ which is adapted from George Martin’s novels ‘A Song of Ice and Fire’ has captivated fans with its tales of love, religion, murder and myths. Filming took place in various locations around Europe, including Iceland, where the dramatic landscape created the environment for the 3rd season’s scenes of the territories ‘Beyond the Wall’.

    Together with your knowledgeable guide you’ll see some of the iconic sites used to film several of the scenes ‘North of the Wall’. You’ll soon realise what drew the producers to Iceland as you visit the magnificent Goðafoss waterfalls and Kálfastrandavogar that was used as the area for the ‘haunted forest’. Continue to Dimmuborgir, a mystical lava landscape with unique formations and arches that provided the perfect backdrop for the place where Wildling leader Mance Rayder set up his camp.

    You’ll also visit Grjótagjá, a small lava cave with a thermal spring inside, that was used as the spot where Jon Snow and Ygritte’s love affair began, before rounding off your tour at Námaskarð geothermal field, where the scenes of the battle of the ‘fist of the first men’ took place.

    During the tour, your guide will bring to life the tales of the ‘Seven Kingdoms’.


    This excursion will operate by coach and on foot. There is approximately 1 hour of walking on this tour, as well as a few steps to negotiate. This tour visits locations, not film sets; all locations are returned to their original state after filming.

    Tour code

    AEY_016

    Features

    • Activity medium

      Activity Level: Medium

    Duration

    5½ hours

  • Jewels of the North

    A cocktail of beautiful scenery, cascading waterfalls, lava formations and bubbling mud pools provide a real taste of Iceland.

    Jewels of the North

    Visit the impressive waterfall of Goðafoss, which carries a huge volume of water from the Skjálfandafljót River. This beautiful crescent of cascading water gained its name at the time of Iceland’s conversion to Christianity. In 1000 AD, at the meeting of the Althing, the Icelanders voted to adopt Christianity. The wooden idols of the Norse mythology were thrown into the falls in a symbolic gesture that swept away the old religion. Thus, Goðafoss literally means the ‘Waterfall of the Gods’.

    From Goðafoss, continue to the Lake Myvatn area stopping by the unique craters at Skutustadir. Frequent lava flows have left Iceland’s 4th largest lake, Lake Mývatn very irregular in shape.

    Marvel at the Dimmubørgir lava labyrinth, an incredible panorama of rugged crags and peculiar lava formations in shapes such as columns and arches. The last stop is at the gurgling purple and yellow sulphur cauldrons at the high temperature thermal field of Namaskard.

    Refreshments will be served during the tour.


    This excursion will operate by coach and on foot. There is a total of 1½ hours’ walking over some gravel and rough ground. The level of walking undertaken is at the discretion of each guest and most sights can be viewed from the coach. At Goðafoss there is an uneven, lava surface and no handrails; therefore guests are advised to exercise caution. Comfortable, flat and enclosed footwear is recommended.

    Tour code

    AEY_004

    Features

    • Activity medium

      Activity Level: Medium

    • Refreshments included

      Refreshments included

    Duration

    5½ hours

  • Akureyri Private Tour by Car – Full Day

    Explore at your own pace with a private vehicle, driver and English-speaking guide at your service.

    Akureyri Private Tour by Car – Full Day

    This exclusive private tour is designed to give you the freedom to customise your time ashore so you can discover the most interesting sights in the comfort and privacy of your own vehicle.

    With your private vehicle, and the personal attention of your driver and English-speaking guide, you’ll have the flexibility and independence to design your itinerary ashore according to your own interests, and take in the sights at your own pace. See the famous sights, or go beyond to create your own special and memorable day ashore.


    This excursion will operate by private car. Private cars are ordered per vehicle (not per person) and will accommodate up to 7 passengers. Only one person in the party needs to book the vehicle. The price shown is the total cost for the vehicle, driver, and English-speaking guide. Entrance fees for attractions, meals, refreshments and gratuities are not included. In many destinations, the number of vehicles available is extremely limited, so passengers are encouraged to secure their private vehicle reservation as early as possible. Tour price includes sightseeing within the city limits, touring outside the city is available at an additional cost.

    Tour code

    AEY_701

    Features

    • Activity low

      Activity Level: Low

    Duration

    8 hours

  • Akureyri Highlights

    Discover the best of what Akureyri has to offer as you visit its main highlights.

    Akureyri Highlights

    Embark on a drive through the colourful streets to the Akureyri Botanical Gardens. Breathe in the fresh Icelandic air as you stroll through the lovely gardens which contain examples of every plant species indigenous to Iceland and an extensive collection of high-latitude and high-altitude plants from around the world.

    Located in the oldest part of town, you’ll find the charming Akureyri Museum. The Museum houses exhibitions detailing the history and culture of the area throughout the centuries as well as interesting displays featuring collections of art and historical items such as artefacts, photographs, farming tools and re-creations of early Icelandic homes.

    From here, drive out to the small charming Santa's House, a year round Christmas store that offers all kinds of festive items. In Iceland there are 13 Santa Clauses and children traditionally put a shoe in the window for the 13 nights before Christmas so each Santa can leave a small gift.

    Returning to town, you’ll pass the fishing boats in the busy harbour as you head towards the heart of Akureyri. Take a stroll down Listagil Street, where artisans have their workshops and galleries, before stopping at the modern Akureyri Church which perches on a hill overlooking the town.


    This excursion will operate by coach. The terrain at the Gardens consists of gravel or mud pathways. The Botanical Gardens’ collection of flora and fauna is dependent on the weather conditions experienced throughout the year.

    Tour code

    AEY_001

    Features

    • Activity medium

      Activity Level: Medium

    Duration

    3 hours

  • Leisurely Akureyri & Godafoss

    Enjoy a leisurely drive through striking volcanic landscape to the magnificent cascading waterfall of Goðafoss.

    Leisurely Akureyri & Godafoss

    Heading out of the city, your leisurely drive will take you past typical Icelandic scenery to the River Skjálfandafljót, site of the beautiful Goðafoss waterfall. From the western bank of the river, you’ll have a lovely view of this powerful cascade, which carries a great volume of water over a 30 foot drop. The ‘Falls of the Gods’ earned their name when the chieftain, Thorgeir, threw his old pagan gods into the Falls at the time of Iceland’s conversion to Christianity.

    Your journey will take you past some dramatic and scenic landscape before returning to Akureyri for a visit to the Akureyri Botanical Gardens. Enjoy a relaxing stroll around the many species of pretty local and foreign flowers before rejoining your coach for a drive around the main sights of the city. You’ll see the many contrasts in the town’s interesting and varied architecture due to the influence of its Danish trade past.


    This excursion will operate by coach. The amount of walking on this tour is at guests’ own discretion. The terrain at the gardens consists of gravel or mud pathways and there are benches at various intervals to allow for resting. The collection of flora and fauna in the gardens is dependent on the weather conditions experienced throughout the year. At Goðafoss there is an uneven, lava surface and no handrails; therefore guests are advised to exercise caution. Comfortable, flat and enclosed footwear is recommended.

    Tour code

    AEY_006

    Features

    • Activity low

      Activity Level: Low

    Duration

    3 hours

  • Mývatn Nature Baths

    What better way to experience the unspoilt beauty of Iceland than relaxing in the naturally soothing waters of Mývatn Nature Baths.

    Mývatn Nature Baths

    A scenic drive through varied and striking Icelandic scenery will take you past Lake Mývatn, renowned for its exceptionally rich fauna of water birds, especially ducks, to Mývatn Nature Baths.

    Mývatn Nature Baths offer a completely natural and relaxing outdoor experience. Admire the adjacent scenery as you take a luxurious dip amidst clouds of steam in a pool of geothermal water, maintained at a constant temperature of 37-40°C. The Baths contain a unique blend of minerals, silicates and geothermal micro organisms which are beneficial to the skin. Relax and unwind as the warm, soothing water lifts your spirits and creates a sense of wellbeing. The facilities at the Baths also include three natural steam baths, a caféteria, changing rooms and showers.

    After your soothing visit, you’ll stop off to admire the beautiful Goðafoss waterfall. The splendid views and surrounding landscape will make your rejuvenation experience complete.


    ACTIVITY EXCURSIONS
    You and all those in your party should be aware that, in undertaking activity excursions, you will be involved in a degree of physical exertion and/or activity such as hiking, biking, snorkelling, kayaking, diving etc. By booking the excursion you confirm that you and all those in your party are in good physical and mental condition, with no history of conditions such as seizures, dizziness, fainting, heart condition, respiratory problems or back/neck problems (by way of example only). You should also ensure that no one in your party is taking medicine that carries a warning about impairment of physical or mental abilities. If you are pregnant this type of excursion may not be appropriate for you. It is your responsibility to ensure that you are fit and well enough to take part in the activities booked and you are reminded to take care for your own safety. Because of the risks associated with activity excursions, you may be asked by the excursion provider to sign a document which may affect or limit the excursion provider’s liability. Comfortable flat walking shoes are recommended.

    BEACH/WATER RELATED EXCURSIONS
    For any excursion involving water, guests are reminded to exercise particular care. Alcohol and eating a full meal should be avoided before swimming. If buoyancy aids are provided for an activity they must be worn at all times. You should bear in mind that the sea is unpredictable. Lifeguards are unlikely to be present and there may not be a flag system to indicate whether or not it is safe to go in the water. In addition, beach activities may not be supervised or accompanied and so you should take care to satisfy yourself as to the safety of the beach and/or the sea at the time of your excursion. Please exercise caution when entering the sea as the seabed and aquatic environment is capable of springing surprises and we have not inspected the beach or seabed for its safety. Children must be supervised by you at all times near water. All activities on the beach, water and in the sea are undertaken at your own risk. You’ll need to take swimwear, a towel, sunscreen and flat shoes that can be worn in the water.

    LIABILITY
    Cunard will arrange for the excursions to be performed by the relevant excursion provider. Cunard does not provide or supply the excursion services. Cunard will exercise reasonable care and skill in the selection of the excursion provider, but will not in any circumstances have a greater liability than the excursion supplier and Cunard shall not be responsible for the negligent acts/omissions of the excursion supplier. Please note that in relation to all excursions Cunard is not responsible or liable for any loss, damage, or injury sustained by you unless such loss, damage or injury arises out of a breach of legal duty of Cunard.

    TRAVEL INSURANCE
    Before booking any activity excursions it is essential that you ensure your travel insurance extends to cover the specified activity. It is your responsibility to obtain adequate insurance.

    This excursion will operate by coach and on foot. The journey to Mývatn Lake is approximately 1½ hours. At Goðafoss there is an uneven, lava surface and no handrails; therefore guests are advised to exercise caution. Comfortable, flat and enclosed footwear is recommended. Please remember to take swimwear and a towel.

    Tour code

    AEY_011

    Features

    • Activity low

      Activity Level: Low

    Duration

    5 hours

  • Akureyri Art & City Walk

    Discover Akureyri’s interesting Art culture as you stroll around this charming town.

    Akureyri Art & City Walk

    See Akureyri through the eyes of an artist - a wonderful opportunity to get close to the local community and enjoy a visit to local artist’s workshops.

    Take a leisurely stroll along the colourful Artist’s Alley before have the privilege of visiting some of Akureyri's local artists, where they’ll welcome you at their workshops. Each artist will offer an explanation of their art work, and give you ideas and inspiration. You’ll also visit design stores with north Icelandic designs and products of various types and materials.

    The last stop is at a small 'retro' café where you can relax over some Icelandic delicacies.


    This excursion will operate on foot. There is approximately two hours of walking over a combination of flat, paved, gravel and uneven surfaces.

    Tour code

    AEY_017

    Features

    • Activity high

      Activity Level: High

    • Refreshments included

      Refreshments included

    Duration

    2½ hours