Join a small ship cruise to Iceland to explore the remote and stunning Westfjords with just 12 guests. 

Experience this unique voyage onboard a custom expedition motor yacht.

Highlights:

  • Explore the beautiful landscapes of Iceland’s wild west from the coast.
  • Daily shore landings (weather permitting) to explore ashore and visit human settlements.
  • Encounter the wildlife which could include an abundance of birdlife, Puffins, Seals, Arctic Foxes, and Whales.
  • Explore the coastline by inflatable Zodiac.
  • Comfortable, and intimate ice-strengthened expedition vessel.

Key Information

Departure Location Ísafjörður
Arrival Location Ísafjörður
Trip StyleExploration
Physical RatingEasy
Maximum Group Size12
Accommodation3 x Twins and 1 x Double with en-suite, 1 x Twin and 2 x Singles with shared bathroom
Duration7 Days
Time of YearSeptember
Included
Not Included

The Voyage

The voyage departs from Ísafjörður, a town in northwest Iceland and the gateway to the Westfjords. From there we will explore the Westfjords and will visit different anchorages and villages every day.

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A Journey To Explore A Remote Corner Of Iceland

After leaving Ísafjörður, we will say hello to the natural beauty of Iceland’s landscapes and wildlife for the next 7 days. Our cruising ground includes The Hornstrandir Nature Reserve, one of the most remote places in Iceland with no roads or settlements.

Flexible Itinerary

A part of the adventure and the difference from travelling on larger ships is that our itinerary is kept flexible. This allows the captain and guide to make the most of the weather conditions and for you to see as much as possible.

Expert Guide and Lectures

On this voyage, we will be accompanied by an expert guide who will share information about the places we visit and run lecturers so you can learn about the geography, history and the wildlife of Iceland.

Daily Shore Landings

Shore landings are the essence of every expedition cruise. We plan to take you ashore by Zodiac landing craft and visit different sites every day (weather permitting). During shore landings, we will be accompanied by a guide who will take you on hikes and explore remote villages.

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What Will I See?

The Westfjords are home to some of Iceland’s most stunning scenery and remote villages. As this is the wilderness we can make no guarantee about wildlife sightings, but on past trips, we have frequently encountered whales, puffins, seals and Arctic foxes.

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small expedition vessel cruise to west fjords

Why A Small Expedition Vessel?

We believe a small expedition vessel is the best way to experience Iceland in a closeup and personal way. We have a guide on board and just 12 guests, so there are lots of opportunities to talk to your guide and learn more about the area you are visiting. There is no waiting to join a Zodiac as there is space for everyone onboard. Find out why we prefer small ships to larger ships here.

 

Are you wondering if this Iceland expedition micro cruise is a good fit for you?

Please get in touch and we will use our expertise to recommend the right voyage for you dependent on your experience and comfort levels.

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Who This Trip Is Aimed At

This trip is aimed at anyone with an interest in exploring a remote, natural wilderness. It is ideal for photographers and people that want to experience the raw beauty of Iceland. The focus of this trip is on exploring the coastline, doing shore landings and looking for wildlife viewing opportunities.

What To Expect?

We will provide you with a clothing list prior to departure so you can ensure you are properly dressed for this expedition. A basic level of fitness and mobility is required. A passion for adventure is a must.

Is a Small Expedition Vessel Right For Me?

A small expedition vessel offers a comfortable and spacious platform to explore Iceland. She is smaller than an expedition cruise ship with the huge benefit of offering a more intimate and personal experience with just 12 guests. Inside there is a communal saloon area to warm up in after a day in the cold.

This voyage takes place along a mixture of sheltered fjords and open coastline. The Captain will make decisions based on the weather to ensure the most comfortable and safe experience.

Find out why we prefer small expedition vessels to larger ships here.

The Expedition Vessel

Step aboard M/V Togo a classic expedition vessel.

Togo is a 102ft /31m motor yacht, custom built in 1965 by legendary Dunston Shipyard and last refitted in 2018. Originally built as North Sea trawler she was converted into Lloyd’s safety vessel in 1980s, then into a Yacht with extensive refit 2012 and upgraded to expedition yacht in 2018.

Togo has a well-appointed galley and mess room, elegant and comfortable mahogany paneled salon with bar and kitchenette. Her deck areas are spacious with semi-enclosed sides. She is a sturdy vessel with elegant sheer, sails with abundant intimacy from the bygone era of tramp steamers.

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  • Accommodation in twin cabins and double cabins with private shower and w/c (mostly en-suite).

  • Small group size of 12 guests ensures an intimate experience

  • Hot Showers

  • Equipped with 2 x zodiacs for shore landings
  • Large deck space for photography

  • Large saloon with bar.

  • Ice-strengthened hull for travel in the polar regions

  • Full safety gear

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Dates & Availability

Select a date to start your journey

11th September - 17th September 2020
17th September - 23rd September 2020
24th September - 30th September 2020
2021 | Dates Coming Soon

Pricing

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Double Cabin with en suite – Sleeps 2

€6,000 / $6,720 per person based on double occupancy

Cabin 4

Twin Cabin with en suite – Sleeps 2

€6,000 / $6,720 per person based on double occupancy

Cabins 1, 2 and 3

Twin Cabin with shared facilities – Sleeps 2

€5,600 / $6,272 per person based on double occupancy

Cabin 7

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Single Cabin with shared facilities – Sleeps 1

€5,200 / $5,800 per person based on single occupancy

Cabin 5 and 6

Payment Options

 

  • Credit card
  • Payment by bank transfer
  • Monthly instalments to spread the cost of payments

Booking Terms and Conditions

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