Not many countries in the world can match Iceland’s scintillating natural wonders, from raw landscapes carved by volcanic eruptions to dramatic glaciers surrounding waterways.
Superyachts can explore the spectacular scenery and fascinating fjords with thrilling cruising grounds where you can make the most of the luxury onboard amenities. Iceland’s traditions and customs are rooted in the country’s Viking history, creating an offbeat atmosphere which is an intriguing basis for discovery. On top of this, Iceland’s natural splendour will create unforgettable memories during your superyacht charter, from the vibrant Northern Lights of the winter through to the Midnight Sun of the summer. Iceland is primed for outdoor adventures, with activities ranging from hiking and river rafting to thermal swimming pools, museums and galleries.
Scenic Slices of Icelandic Exploration
For a journey steeped in unbelievable natural wonders, nothing quite matches the raw majesty of Iceland as a base for adventurous superyacht charters. From the cosmopolitan vibe of Reykjavik in the south, to the wild landscapes and outdoor-adventure capitals of the north, Iceland produces an itinerary of destinations that constantly vie for attention. Easily navigated in a few days, the spectacular country makes for a perfect Scandinavian yachting destination while your superyacht will indulge you with luxury along the way.
Day 1: Reykjavik
Start your incredible Icelandic journey from the lovely capital of Reykjavik, an emerging hotspot with a vibrant nightlife and fine dining scene to rival any of the southerly European capitals. Alongside its modern levels of indulgence, the city is host to some truly rugged and remote beauty. Spend a day enjoying the unique geothermal open-air pools or slip into one of the many excellent restaurants for authentic Icelandic fare. You will be greeted onboard your superyacht with champagne as you settle into your opulent base for exploration.
Day 2: Reykjavik – Grundafjordur
Set sail early and head north to the volcanic terrain of the Snaefellsnes peninsula which is home to the port of Grundafjordur. Dominated by a massive glacier, this area is perfect for hiking, skiing and snowmobiling and is home to a huge array of wild birds including arctic terns, puffins and cormorants. After a day spent immersing yourself in the diverse nature of this region, you will unwind on the decks of your yacht and be treated to a sumptuous meal prepared by your private chef.
Day 3: Grundafjordur – Isafjordur
A relatively short sail away is the fishing port of Isafjordur, an excellent gateway for stepping ashore and exploring the real natural beauty of West Fjords and its two spectacular valleys of Tungudalur and Engidalur full of outdoor pursuits including skiing, golfing, and hiking.
Day 4: Isafjordur – Akureyi
Further north is the truly amazing Midnight Sun destination of Akureyi that is also home to the country’s longest fjord in the Eyjafjordur. Breathtaking scenery is the main attraction here, from the brilliant gardens onshore to the awe-inspiring scenes visible straight off the deck. Indulge in some whale watching, sail to the stunning Waterfall of the Gods or simply drink in the unique blend of ancient glaciers, mirror-like lakes, bubbling mud-pits, and lava-shaped sculptures.