Reykjavik cruises

A mass of brightly coloured corrugated iron roofs is a familiar sight here in the world’s most northern capital city. Experience the incredible views of the Golden Waterfall and wonder at the spouting geysers. Join in a national pastime – shopping! Designer labels, local wool, gourmet treats, even a flea market, it’s all right here.

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.

  • Super 4x4 Adventure

    Explore the beauty of Iceland’s landscape on a super 4x4 adventure!

    Super 4x4 Adventure

    Super 4x4s are the result of decades of technical innovation and evolution, and feature the biggest available legal road tyres in the world. Expert drivers will take you to places magically created by the power of volcanoes, ice and time.

    Shortly after leaving Reykjavík, drive along the pipeline road to the Frakkastígur Mountain pass. The pass offers you panoramic views over Lake Thingvallavatn, active volcano Hengill, and the geothermal powerplant of Nesjavellir and its surroundings – truly breathtaking scenery.

    From Nesjavellir take the gravel road along Lake Thingvallavatn, driving along the lush farmlands of the south. The landscape and scenery changes until you reach an area of birch trees at Thrastarlundur. Take a short comfort stop in this beautiful spot before continuing the adventure.

    Visit the hot spring community of Hveragerdi, before re-boarding the vehicles to head off the beaten track on a trail known as ‘The Thousand Waters’, where you will wind your way through numerous rivers, mud banks and streams. From here it’s back to the tarmac as you head back to Reykjavík.


    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 4x4 jeep. This tour is not suitable for those with injuries or conditions, which may be affected by the bumpy ride. Pregnant women and children under 12 may not participate.

    Tour code

    REK_011

    Features

    • Activity medium

      Activity Level: Medium

    Duration

    4 hours

  • An Introduction to Iceland

    Combine dramatic volcanic landscapes and impressive scenery with quaint fishing villages and the Viking Museum.

    An Introduction to Iceland

    A drive through Hafnarfjordur town, situated picturesquely on an ancient lava flow will take you to the enchanting Kleifarvatn Lake, one of Iceland’s deepest lakes. Arriving at the geothermal fields of Krysuvik, witness the powerful jets of steam from deep below the earth’s crust and the multi-coloured pools of boiling mud.br />
    Continue across the impressive volcanic plateau of Reykjanes and through the fishing village of Grindavik. br />
    Round off your tour with a visit to the Viking World Museum which houses an exhibition containing artefacts, maps, models and audio-visual displays telling the story of the Viking expansion across the North Atlantic. There is also a full-scale replica of a Viking long ship. In the year 2000, this ship called ‘Islendingur’ (The Icelander) was sailed by shipbuilder Gunnar Eggertsson to America to commemorate the 1,000 year anniversary of the Viking discovery of North America.br />
    On leaving the Museum, you’ll travel through the mossy lava fields before arriving back in Reykjavik.


    This excursion will operate by coach and on foot. Many of the sites have rough, muddy and uneven ground. Comfortable, enclosed footwear and a wind/rainproof jacket are recommended.

    Tour code

    REK_030

    Features

    • Activity medium

      Activity Level: Medium

    Duration

    4 hours

  • Glacier Walk

    Experience one of Iceland‘s most stunning natural wonders first-hand, during a walk on Solheimarjökull glacier.

    Glacier Walk

    A scenic journey of around 2½ hours will take you to the Solheimarjökull glacier, which is part of Iceland’s fourth largest glacier; Mýrdalsjökull glacier.

    Upon arrival, you’ll receive a pair of crampons and an ice axe, and following a safety briefing, you’ll be ready to take to the ice!

    As your experienced guide leads you on a walk along part of the glacier, a magnificent landscape of ice sculptures, ridges and deep crevasses will unfold before you.

    After this unforgettable experience, re-board your coach and journey to Skógar, where you can take a moment to capture photos of the stunning Skógar waterfalls. Afterwards, a well-deserved lunch will be served at a local café.

    During your journey back to the ship, a photograph stop will also be made at the Seljalandsfoss waterfalls.


    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 coach and on foot. The journey to the glacier is approximately 2½ hours each way. This is an extensive walking tour involving walking on a glacier, which is uneven and slippery in parts. Total walking time during the tour is approximately 3½ hours. Helmets are provided and must be worn. Crampons and an ice axe will also be provided for use on the glacier. Sturdy hiking shoes must be worn. Guests without their own hiking shoes can rent a pair during the tour for approximately 8.00 euro’s per person (limited sizes are available). Children are not permitted to participate on this tour. Luncheon will consist of Icelandic meat soup. An energy bar and soft drink will also be provided on the coach.

    Tour code

    REK_181

    Features

    • Activity high

      Activity Level: High

    • Meal included

      Meal Included

    Duration

    9 hours

  • Eyrarbakki, Stokkseyri and Lobster Feast

    This tour has it all - fantastic volcanic scenery, a taste of village life and the marvels of geothermal activity.

    Eyrarbakki, Stokkseyri and Lobster Feast

    Embark on a scenic drive through the intriguing interior of Iceland. After riding through Reykjavík, you'll travel through an unspoiled landscape dotted with incredible displays of wild flowers, grassy lowlands, bogs and marshes.

    As you approach the small town of Eyrarbakki you may be able to see Hekla, the country's largest volcano, off in the distance. You'll continue on to Stokkseyri, a coastal town famous for its black sandy beach and museum dedicated to Iceland's ghosts, elves and trolls. Here, you’ll enjoy a foodie highlight, dining on fresh Icelandic lobster in a local speciality restaurant.

    After lunch, you'll drive along the coast to Lake Kleifarvatn. The barren, moonscape surroundings are uniquely beautiful and fascinating. After a brief photo stop, you'll continue to the lake's southern end for a walk near Krýsuvík, a geothermal area. If you look closely, you can see powerful jets of steam escaping from beneath the earth's crust and sulfurous gases rising from numerous vents. The area has experienced a number of geological events over the last few thousand years due to the shifting of the North American and European continental plates. In the middle is a ‘hot spot,’ where you'll see pools of boiling mud.


    This excursion will operate by coach and on foot. The running order of this tour may vary, due to local traffic conditions or congestion. This tour includes some steps and uneven gravel paths. Flat, comfortable walking shoes are recommended.

    Tour code

    REK_188

    Features

    • Activity medium

      Activity Level: Medium

    • Meal included

      Meal Included

    Duration

    4½ hours

  • Puffin Watching

    A wonderful opportunity to observe puffins in their natural habitat.

    Puffin Watching

    A brief transfer by coach takes you to Reykjavik’s Old Harbour, to board a charming wooden-style boat for your puffin watching adventure.

    Heading off towards the small islands of Lundey and Akurey, your knowledgeable guide will provide you with interesting facts about the Atlantic Puffin and other birds that can be found in this area.

    The islands shores are rocky, however your wooden boat is designed to navigate as close to the islands as possible, due to its shallow draught. As your Captain anchors close to the two islands it will soon become apparent to you that these islands with their small hills and slopes are a favourite haunt for a variety of colourful birdlife.

    Have your camera ready to capture wonderful photographs, as you to observe puffins and other birdlife from the comfort of your boat. As well as the Atlantic Puffin, you may also be lucky enough to see Northern Fulmars, Gulls, Arctic Terns, and Black Guillemots.


    This excursion will operate by coach and boat. This tour is non-exclusive to Cunard. Guests are advised that whilst every effort will be made to sight puffins, these animals are in their natural habitat and sightings cannot be guaranteed. The coach transfers to and from the pier take approximately 15 minutes each way. There are two steps to negotiate to board the boat. Whilst there are sufficient seats for everyone on the boat, we cannot guarantee that you’ll be able to sit in the area of your choice (either inside or on the open deck); only half of the boat is sheltered. A warm, windproof jacket is recommended.

    Tour code

    REK_180

    Features

    • Activity low

      Activity Level: Low

    • Shopping

      Shopping

    Duration

    1½ hours

  • Two Day Overland Glacier Experience - Double

    A once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to get close to Iceland’s stunning glaciers and immerse yourself in its world-renown scenery.

    Two Day Overland Glacier Experience - Double

    Embark on a journey that takes you to the south coast of Iceland and enjoy the breath taking and stunning scenery the coast has to offer. Driving along the coast, with magnificent mountains, glaciers, rivers, waterfalls, lava and beautiful farmland on one side and the mesmerizing Atlantic Ocean on the other side, sit back, relax and enjoy the ride while making a few stops along the way.

    DAY 1 South Iceland Waterfalls and Black Sand Beaches

    Leaving the pier you’ll drive over Hellisheiði heath that offers a great view of the wide plains formed by glacial rivers, now a fertile farmland on the south coast. Before entering Reykjavik you will pass Hveragerði and see some of the fantastic greenhouses that, built to harness the geothermal energy for the food and horticultural industry. You will see the mighty Eyjafjallajokull volcano, famous for its 2010 eruption. An interesting Lava center at the base of the mountain tells the story of this event. After lunch, you’ll also visit the beautiful waterfalls of Skogarfoss and Seljalandsfoss.

    Stop to admire the black sand beach of Reynisfjara and cliffs at Dyrholaey. It truly is a photographer’s dream, with its black pebble sands, the majestic cave of basalt columns and the impressive but ferocious waves. There are also vast bird colonies here, including puffins (generally seen mid-May to early August). Dinner will be served at a local restaurant. After an active day you’ll be taken to your hotel in the Höfn / Glacier Lagoon area.

    DAY 2 Glacier Lagoon Boat Tour and Glacier Hike

    After breakfast, you’ll drive towards the Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon, where huge, aqua-blue icebergs dot this mystical space.

    Jökulsárlón is located at the bottom of Europe’s largest glacier Vatnajokull. Enjoy magnificent landscapes and seize the opportunity to touch the ice, which has broken off Breidamerkurjokull, one of Vatnajokull’s many glacier outlets. In order to get closer to the floating icebergs, you’ll take a trip on especially designed boats - a truly unforgettable experience!

    Jökulsárlón has been the setting for a number of films, including Beowulf and Grendel, Tomb Raider, Batman Begins, Die Another Day and A View to a Kill to name just a few.

    Refuel with lunch at a restaurant en route to your glacier hiking experience in Skaftafell National park, a 15 minute bus ride will take you to the glacial tongue Falljokull, where your hiking excursion will begin. A short walk along the glacier valley gives you the chance to learn about the unique features of Falljökull and Virkisjökull glaciers and their surroundings. Then put on your crampons and hike on top of the icy but easily accessible glacier slopes.

    You’ll see the awe-inspiring ice fall, seeing up close how the ancient ice stoically falls hundreds of meters off the mountain top below as it flows in slow motion towards the ocean.

    After this truly magnificent experience, you’ll Return to Höfn for an afternoon flight southwards to Reykjavik, to re-join the ship.


    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 overland will operate by coach, plane, boat and on foot. Guests are advised that all activities are undertaken entirely at their own risk and they must adhere to Glacier Guides instructions and must take responsibility for their own safety. Glacier hiking and related activities carry inherent risks and guests may be requested by Glacier Guides to sign a liability release and assumption of risk prior to certain excursions. It is highly recommended to wear comfortable clothing, weather/rainproof gear, closed-toe, non-slip sole walking/hiking footwear. Walking behind Seljalandsfoss or walking close to Skógafoss waterfall, a rainproof jacket is required. The waves at Reynisfjara beach are strong and unpredictable, please to listen to your guides’ warning about not going to close to the waves. Please ensure you have read the warning signs located on the path at parking area close to the beach. Wildlife sightings are not guaranteed. The booking deadline for this overland is the 27th April for Aurora R809 and 6th June for Azura A817. Any bookings after this time will be on a request basis only. There is a strict minimum and maximum participation. Please ensure you book the correct tour code for the accommodation you require (Double = REK800 and Single = REK801. Prices shown on your record of shore excursions are per person, not per room. Once our booking is confirmed, any cancellation made after bookings close will incur a 100% cancellation fee. Flight times and further details will be advised on board. Due to the nature of the tour the hotels are modern in design but basic. Hotels and flights are subject to change. This is an inclusive excursion programme. No refunds will be given for any unused portion. The fare includes: transport by coach and economy class air travel, sightseeing and entrances as described, meals as stated, and hotel accommodation. One glass of house wine will be included with luncheon and evening meals. Those wishing to order alternative beverages will be charged separately. The fare does not include: items of a personal nature such as refreshments, telephone calls, laundry, gratuities, room service, fees for doctor’s visits and prescriptions/medication and travel insurance What to pack: please remember your passport and any medication you require. Luggage limit is one case per person with a maximum weight of 20kg. Comfortable walking shoes, waterproof clothing and layers are recommended.

    Tour code

    REK_800

    Features

    • Activity high

      Activity Level: High

    • Meal included

      Meal Included

    • Shopping

      Shopping

    Duration

    1 night

  • Swim at the Secret Lagoon

    Experience something special, as you swim in the stunning steamy surroundings at the Secret Lagoon hot spring baths.

    Swim at the Secret Lagoon

    Every visitor who plans to go to Reykjavik has heard of the Blue Lagoon. However if you want to experience something a little more unique and natural, then the Secret Lagoon in Flúðir is the place to go.

    Enjoy the stunning scenery during a panoramic drive over the Mosfellsheidi heath to Thingvellir National Park, Iceland’s only UNESCO World Heritage site, due to its historical, cultural and geological significance. Have your camera at the ready, as a brief photo stop will be made at the viewpoint overlooking the valley, before continuing past Iceland‘s largest natural lake, Thingvallavatn.

    Then it’s on to Friðheimar Farm to meet a local family who have turned their passion for horses and horticulture into a thriving business. Knútur and Helena grow tomatoes all year round, despite Iceland’s long, dark winters, under artificial lighting in greenhouses. Amidst the fragrant aroma of fresh tomato plants, enjoy some homemade tomato soup served with fresh baked bread, butter and herbs.

    The highlight of the tour is the natural hot springs at the Secret Lagoon. Soak your body in the warm water and soak up the stunning natural scenes. Within the area there are several geothermal spots and a little geysir which erupts every few minutes, showing off to those relaxing in the springs. With steam rising into the air, these tranquil surroundings really do have a mystical feel, but shhh don’t tell everyone – it’s a secret!


    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 coach and on foot. There are a few steps at each of the stops and some inclines. The terrain is grass, mud and gravel, with some rough pathways. Please remember to take swimwear, flip flops or sandals and a towel. Please carry a credit card, Icelandic Kroner or Euros to pay for any additional purchases. Children must be aged two years and over to participate.

    Tour code

    REK_184

    Features

    • Activity medium

      Activity Level: Medium

    • Refreshments included

      Refreshments included

    Duration

    6½ hours

  • Whale Watching

    An opportunity not to be missed! Iceland has fast become known as the ‘whale watching’ capital of northern Europe’.

    Whale Watching

    Enjoy an exciting three hour boat trip searching for whales. The potential for whale watching in Iceland is excellent, with so many species of whales (Blue, Fin, Humpbacks, Minke and Sei whales). About half of the 36 whale species which live in European waters can be seen in Icelandic waters. No two trips are ever the same and consequently there is always a feeling of excitement and anticipation.

    On board, there is a comfortable dining room with a bar. There is also seating on the boat’s deck for those who want to enjoy close proximity to the spectacular Icelandic nature.

    The prime period for whale watching in Iceland is the late spring to early autumn months (May - September).


    This excursion will operate by coach and boat. If you are prone to seasickness please take the necessary precautions. This boat is not exclusive to Cunard. Whale sightings cannot be guaranteed, however the success rate for seeing them is very high. Refreshments are not included, but can be purchased on board. There are several steps to negotiate into the interior of the boat. Please take a warm jacket and wear comfortable, flat and enclosed footwear.

    Tour code

    REK_012

    Features

    • Activity low

      Activity Level: Low

    • Family

      Especially suitable for families

    Duration

    4 hours

  • Panoramic Reykjavik

    This short city panoramic drive offers a perfect insight into the city of Reykjavik.

    Panoramic Reykjavik

    Reykjavik revels in its reputation of being one of the most modern, forward thinking societies in Europe. This panoramic tour will allow you to observe a little of Iceland’s geological phenomena, hear tales of Viking settlers, enjoy the varied landscapes, and learn something of the countries historical and cultural origins.

    Visit the impressive volcanic craters of the Heidmork conservation area before arriving at The Pearl. This remarkable and unique building consists of a glass observation dome sat on top of several huge water tanks. The tanks store natural hot water which is used to heat the city. Enjoy a stroll around The Pearl’s glass dome for panoramic views of the surrounding area.

    Your panoramic drive will head towards the Laugardalur or ‘warm water valley’, passing the city’s main sports and recreation area, with its outdoor geothermal swimming pool. You will also have a chance to see the famous Höfdi House, where the summit meeting between President Ronald Reagan and Secretary General Mikhail Gorbachev was held in 1986.

    Head towards the charming old quarter of Reykjavík with its colourful wooden houses and narrow streets. Passing the city lake, Tjörnin, you’ll skirt the university complex and head towards the old harbour area to enjoy a short photograph stop.


    This excursion will operate by coach. There is a flat walk of approximately 27 yards from the coach parking area to The Pearls entrance. A limited number of lifts provide access to each floor and to the viewing platform.

    Tour code

    REK_010

    Features

    • Activity low

      Activity Level: Low

    Duration

    2½ hours

  • Bathing in the Blue Lagoon - Evening Option

    Spend your evening at the Blue Lagoon, immersed in its warm, aquamarine waters and surrounded by a volcanic landscape of lava.

    Bathing in the Blue Lagoon - Evening Option

    As you travel through dramatic volcanic landscape to the Blue Lagoon, your knowledgeable guide will explain all about the history and science surrounding this famous natural geothermal spa.

    The Blue Lagoon is a large pool of hot water which is rich in minerals like silica, algae and sulphur. As you enter the water you’ll feel your stress melt away as your body absorbs the heat and healing powers of the water.

    Around the Lagoon silica mud can be found in wooden boxes so you can apply it to your face and body. This pure white geothermal mud deep cleanses, exfoliates and naturally strengthens the skin's barrier function. It brings out your inner glow and gives you a vital energy boost and smooth complexion.

    After your rejuvenation, you may wish to visit the café or browse the shop for souvenirs and view their range of skin care products.

    On the return journey, you’ll hear about the history and culture of Reykjavik before passing through the busy city centre en route 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.

    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. There will be approximately 2½ hours at the Blue Lagoon. Please remember to take swimwear, towels are provided. One complementary drink is included per ticket. Spa treatments are not included but can be purchased separately, booking on arrival is advisable. Please carry a credit card, Icelandic Kroner or Euros to pay for any additional purchases. Children must be aged two years and over to participate.

    Tour code

    REK_177

    Features

    • Activity low

      Activity Level: Low

    • Shopping

      Shopping

    Duration

    4 hours

  • Glacier Safari by 4x4 & Ice Cave

    Take in Iceland’s natural beauty and experience an adventure in a Super Truck.

    Glacier Safari by 4x4 & Ice Cave

    Your adventure begins at the pier as you board your larger than life modified Super Truck. Head first to the UNESCO site of Thingvellir, where you will make a stop before heading to Iceland's majestic hinterland along the dramatic ‘Cold Valley’.

    The next step of your journey will be onto the ice cap and into the white world of Iceland's second largest glacier, Langjökull – ‘The Long Glacier’. Here your expert driver will take your Super Truck adventure to the next level as he takes you on a once in a lifetime journey over the ice and snow.

    A highlight of your tour will be a visit inside the recently opened ‘Ice Cave’. This man-made cave stretches deep inside the glacier and is a series of tunnels and caves carved through solid glacier ice.

    Following this amazing experience you will head back to the woodlands of Húsafell, where you will stop for luncheon. Continue to the nearby waterfalls of Hraunfoss and Barnafoss - two of Iceland's most picturesque. Your return to Reykjavik takes you through the Hvalfjordur tunnel, along the coastline and 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 4x4 Super Truck and on foot. This tour is not recommended for guests with neck or back problems. The ground can be wet and slippery and care should be taken. Flat, closed-toe footwear should be worn. You must follow any instructions or safety precautions given by your guide. This tour is not suitable for pregnant woman and children under 12. Luncheon will consist of a buffet.

    Tour code

    REK_178

    Features

    • Activity high

      Activity Level: High

    • Meal included

      Meal Included

    Duration

    9 hours

  • Ring of Fire

    Enjoy a trip around an active volcano and discover Iceland’s abundance of natural resources which heat and power the island.

    Ring of Fire

    Despite erupting 2,000 years ago, Hengill Volcano is still very active – this is evident by the numerous natural hot springs, steam vents and fumaroles that dot the surrounding landscape. Hengill produces impressive amounts of energy by way of hydro and geothermal power – both of which are utilised to provide plentiful supplies of hot water and electricity. A visit will be made at the Hellisheidi Geothermal Plant visitor centre to learn about geosciences, geothermal technology, the environment and the history of the area.

    Further on you will see the town of Hveragerði, which is located on top of an old magma chamber. Take a scenic drive passing by the town’s trademark greenhouses, before stopping for a short walk around the local geothermal area. Refreshments will be served in a local restaurant including hot spring bread baked by traditional underground methods, together with Icelandic butter and a variety of accompaniments.

    Continuing on towards the UNESCO site of Thingvellir National Park, you will literally travel from one continent to another as you cross the neovolcanic rift zone that slices through Iceland. Pass Thingvallavatn, Iceland’s largest natural lake, to a viewpoint where you will see countless hot springs continuously spraying their sulphur rich deposits over amazing scenery, before returning through a lunar-like landscape of volcanic phenomena and other geological wonders.


    This excursion will operate by coach and on foot. The terrain consists of paved, uneven and gravel pathways.

    Tour code

    REK_002

    Features

    • Activity medium

      Activity Level: Medium

    • Refreshments included

      Refreshments included

    Duration

    5 hours

  • Friðheimar Greenhouse & Horse Show

    Combine horses with horticulture on this wonderful tour.

    Friðheimar Greenhouse & Horse Show

    Iceland is one of the world leaders when it comes to utilising its abundance of geothermal energy, and during this insightful tour you’ll learn how this seemingly desolate island in the North Atlantic has managed to trick nature, and grow flowers and vegetables all year round.

    A scenic journey of around 1½ hours takes you to one of Iceland's most successful family-run greenhouse enterprises; Friðheimar. The family also breed Icelandic horses and you’ll be treated to a wonderfully entertaining horse show, offering an insight into the magnificent Icelandic horse, a breed that has been intertwined with the culture and history of the Icelandic nation since the time of settlement. You’ll then have the opportunity to visit the stables for a closer look at the horses.

    Afterwards, the family will lead you on a visit inside some of the greenhouses, during which they’ll share with you, their story of how their joint passion for horses and horticulture became entwined to thrive into the enterprising establishment that it is today. Enjoy a cooking demonstration by the Friðheimar chef, where the secret behind their famous tomato soup will be revealed. You’ll then be served a hearty bowl of the delicious soup for luncheon.

    After bidding a fond farewell, re-board your coach and drive to Thingvellir National Park. Pause for photographs at a viewpoint overlooking the valley, before continuing past Iceland’s largest natural lake, Thingvallavatn, and back to Reykjavik.


    This excursion will operate by coach and on foot. There is approximately 20 minutes of walking required on this tour, over rough ground and uneven pathways, as well as a few steps to negotiate.

    Tour code

    REK_179

    Features

    • Activity medium

      Activity Level: Medium

    • Meal included

      Meal Included

    Duration

    6¼ hours

  • Into the Blue - Snorkelling Adventure

    Snorkel over the tectonic plates between Europe and America at Silfra; one of the world's most exceptional snorkelling sites.

    Into the Blue - Snorkelling Adventure

    The Silfra fissure is one of Iceland’s best kept secrets. Silfra, which is situated in the heart of Thingvellir, the site of the world’s oldest parliament, is an otherworldly scene.

    The crystal clear water in the deep fissure gives you a feeling of being weightless as you float down with the lazy current. Frequently rated as one of the world’s top 10 dive sites, the Silfra offers up to 100 metres of underwater visibility and is located on top of the separation between Europe and America!

    After 1 hour of snorkelling, you’ll be treated to a hot chocolate, before heading back to the coach. Into the Blue is a relaxing but exotic trip in an environment most will only encounter in their dreams.


    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. Before booking this tour, you must obtain a signed medical statement from your doctor, confirming that you do not have any of the following medical issues: High cholesterol, high blood pressure, diabetes, mellitus, asthma or wheezing, mental health problems, panic or fear of closed/open spaces, dysentery or dehydration, back, arm or leg problems following surgery, injury or fracture, ulcer, recreational drug use or treatment for alcoholism in the past 5 years, Raynaud’s syndrome, vertigo, cancer or age 60-65. You cannot participate if you have any form of lung or heart disease, epilepsy, blood disorders or colostomy/ileostomy, are over 65, under 12 or pregnant. All participants must sign a medical statement prior to the tour departure. You must be able to swim, be physically fit, and be ready to wear a tight and constricting dry suit. There is a Weight limit of 45-120kg and Height limit of 150cm - 200cm. Please wear warm outdoor clothing i.e. fleece sweater and trousers and bring a change of clothing. Warm socks are a must.

    Tour code

    REK_189

    Features

    • Activity high

      Activity Level: High

    • Refreshments included

      Refreshments included

    Duration

    3½ hours

  • Bathing in the Blue Lagoon

    Immerse yourself in warm, aquamarine waters surrounded by a volcanic landscape of lava. A unique and relaxing experience!

    Bathing in the Blue Lagoon

    As you travel through dramatic volcanic landscape to the Blue Lagoon, your knowledgeable guide will explain all about the history and science surrounding this famous natural geothermal spa.

    The Blue Lagoon is a large pool of hot water which is rich in minerals like silica, algae and sulphur. As you enter the water you’ll feel your stress melt away as your body absorbs the heat and healing powers of the water.

    Inside the Lagoon silica mud can be found in wooden boxes so you can apply it to your face and body. This pure white geothermal mud deep cleanses, exfoliates and naturally strengthens the skin's barrier function. It brings out your inner glow and gives you a vital energy boost and smooth complexion. Sip on a cool drink from the in-lagoon bar while you enjoy the warm waters.

    After your rejuvenation, you may wish to visit the café or browse the shop for souvenirs and view their range of skin care products.

    On the return journey, you’ll hear about the history and culture of Reykjavik before passing through the busy city centre en route 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.

    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. There will be approximately 2½ hours at the Blue Lagoon. Please remember to take swimwear, towels are provided. One complementary drink is included per ticket. Spa treatments are not included but can be purchased separately, booking on arrival is advisable. Please carry Icelandic Kroner or Euros to pay for any additional purchases. Children must be aged two years and over to participate.

    Tour code

    REK_006

    Features

    • Activity low

      Activity Level: Low

    • Shopping

      Shopping

    Duration

    4 hours