Northern lights and whale watching cruise in Iceland

This small ship cruise of autumnal Iceland is also one of our most popular, maximising your chances of spotting not only the magnificent northern lights but also its 15 whale and dolphin species, supporting the case for conservation.
Reykjavik Stykkisholmur Snaefellsnes Westfjords Isafjordur Akureyri Lake Myvatn Gullfoss Kjolur Highlands Route Blue Lagoon Whale watching in Husavik Northern Lights spotting
£2635 excluding flights
8 Days
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Cost depends on cabin during the cruise.
Costs are as follows There are 6 categories of cabin, all with en-suite bathroom, and most with twin or double beds.
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Description of Northern lights and whale watching cruise in Iceland


Price information

£2635 excluding flights
Cost depends on cabin during the cruise.
Costs are as follows There are 6 categories of cabin, all with en-suite bathroom, and most with twin or double beds.
Make enquiry

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1 Reviews of Northern lights and whale watching cruise in Iceland

4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed on 06 Oct 2016 by

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?

The thrill of such a variety of remarkable landscapes. It was like being on another planet and truly wonderful.

2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?

Make sure you know exactly what is paid for. e.g. just because the trips are on the itinerary don't assume they are included. Also I was told of various ways I could get from the airport to the ship and I booked and paid for a return bus but at the last minute was told Pro-Ocean had arranged for pick-up at the airport. A little lack of organisation.

3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

I would say it did as the guides were local and the hotels were family owned.

4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?

I have already recommended the vacation and a visit to Iceland to several people and can't wait to go back myself so I rate highly.

Responsible Travel

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The smaller size of our ship and the smaller passenger numbers ensures that any detrimental social and environmental impacts are minimised whilst allowing the passengers to visit smaller communities that donít usually benefit from this form of tourism. Most tourists to Iceland stay (and often donít leave) in the Reykjavik area and in a few other restricted locations, so by enabling our passengers to visit some different areas without putting any strain on local amenities, we are spreading the financial benefits and the load of our visit.

Whale watching is a growing industry in Iceland and has recently overtaken fishing as a major industry in Iceland, and what better way to protect the whales from the whalers harpoon is there than to make these magnificent beasts a great financial benefit to the local community in such a way that hunting them, as still very occasionally happens, becomes economic madness for the community.

We rely heavily on small local businesses for providing local excursions for our passengers, providing an income to several smaller local firms.

Much of the food on board is bought locally, especially fish and lamb, and increasingly fruit & vegetables are all locally grown in hot houses powered with naturally sourced warm air taken from underground.

By combining a coach and cruise vacation, we make sure that neither the cash nor the ship travels empty, thus maximizing their efficiency.


We encourage all our passengers to engage with the local community on a social and economic level to ensure that this tourism has a benefit to both the visitors and the hosts. By visiting some of the more outlying communities we will spread the financial benefit of our visit to some rarely visited areas of the country.

The shipís managers will buy as much of their produce as possible from local communities, and we will also encourage our passengers to spend money in the communities that we visit. By trying some local delicacies (often fish based), you will support the economy, it will be better for you and, who knows, you might enjoy it too.

We endeavour to maximise the benefits of tourism and to minimise or eradicate any downside, socially, environmentally & economically.

We will encourage our passengers to learn and understand as much as possible about the local traditions and way of life to enable them to appreciate the reality of life in Iceland.

By visiting outside of the peak tourist season, we utilise many of the tourist facilities that only usually get used in peak season.

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