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Journey to Iceland, Greenland and Eastern Canada

17 Nights featuring Reykjavik, The Golden Circle, Greenland, Quebec and Montreal

Includes: International Airfare, Hotel, Tours, Transfers and More!

Land Program: Includes a Mix of Guided Tours and Free Time

Start Date: August 27, 2025
(Sailing August 30, 2025)

About This Journey

Join us on an unforgettable Journey, from the vibrant capital of Reykjavik to the picturesque landscapes of Iceland and Greenland and finally, to the rich cultural tapestry of Eastern Canada. Begin your exploration in Reykjavik, where you will delve into the heart of Icelandic history and nature. Explore the enchanting Golden Circle, with a visit to Thingvellir National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site boasting rich historical significance. Marvel at the remarkable geologic formations, including the awe-inspiring canyon where two tectonic plates meet, offering you the extraordinary chance to walk between continents. Onboard the Azamara Quest, enjoy the natural beauty of Grundarfjordur and cruising through the Prince Christian Sound. Immerse yourself in the unique Inuit culture as you visit Qaqortoq and Nanortalik in Greenland. Enjoy scenic days at sea, reflecting on your adventures, before reaching the historic St. John’s in Newfoundland. The maritime charm continues at Sept-Îles, followed by the stunning Saguenay Fjord and the quaint town of Saguenay in Quebec. Conclude your Journey in the iconic cities of Quebec City and Montreal, where history and modernity harmonize, creating a truly enriching and diverse travel experience.

Visits: Azamara Ques, 38748, Reykjavik, Reykjanes, Prince Christian Sound, Qaqortoq, Nanortalik, Saint John, Sept-Iles, Saguenay Fjord, Quebec City, Montreal

Journey to Iceland, Greenland and Eastern Canada

Itinerary

Start Date: August 27, 2025
(Sailing August 30, 2025)

Day Port Arrival Departure
1 Reykjavik – Transfer to Hotel and Welcome Dinner
2 Reykjavik – Tour of the Golden Circle
3 Reykjavik – Day at Leisure
4 Reykjavik – Transfer to Ship for Embarkation 9:30 PM
5 Reykjanes, Iceland 8:00 AM 5:00 PM
6 At Sea
7 Prince Christian Sound, Greenland 1:00 PM 6:00 PM
8 Qaqortoq, Greenland 8:00 AM 6:00 PM
9 Nanortalik, Greenland 8:00 AM 5:00 PM
10 At Sea
11 At Sea
12 Saint John, Newfoundland, Canada 8:00 AM
13 Saint John, Newfoundland, Canada 1:30 PM
14 At Sea
15 Sept-Iles, Quebec, Canada 9:00 AM 6:00 PM
16 Cruising Saguenay Fjord, Canada 6:00 AM 9:00 PM
17 Quebec City, Canada 9:00 AM 8:00 PM
18 Montreal, Canada – Disembarkation and Transfer to Airport 6:00 AM

Interested in the land program without the cruise? Call us for a quote.

Land Program

Day 1 – Arrive Reykjavik

Upon arrival at the airport, you will be transferred to the hotel for check-in. Enjoy the afternoon at your leisure before joining your fellow travelers for a welcome dinner. (D)

Note: if you wish to spend more time in Reykjavik, ask your Personal Vacation Manager about the optional hotel extension – which will add one night to your Reykjavik hotel stay.

Day 2 – Reykjavik

Gullfoss Waterfall

After breakfast at the hotel, you will embark on one of Iceland’s most popular day tours – the Golden Circle. This sightseeing route has three stunning stops: Gullfoss Waterfall, Geysir Area and Thingvellir National Park. Gullfoss, translated to ‘the Golden Waterfall’, is one of Europe’s most impressive waterfalls with thousands of tons of icy water thundering majestically into a deep canyon. The Geysir Area is filled with numerous hot springs, fumaroles and geysers, including Strokkur. Every 5 to 10 minutes Strokkur erupts, sending water 100 feet into the air.

 

Thingvellir National Park

The final part of the Golden Circle, Thingvellir National Park, is a remarkable geological and historical site; the beautiful canyon running through the park is the dividing Fault line between two of the earth’s tectonic plates. During the tour, you will also visit the family-run Friðheimar greenhouse cultivation center. Learn about the magic behind growing delicious, pesticide-free tomatoes and cucumbers with the aid of geothermal heat that Iceland has in abundance. An unbelievable fact that few people know is that Iceland is the only country in the world where tomatoes are grown year-round. After your tour around the Golden Circle, you will head to your hotel in Reykjavik and enjoy the evening at your leisure. (B, L)

Day 3 – Reykjavik

Hallgrímskirkja Church

Today you will have the day at leisure to explore Reykjavik on your own. Stroll along Laugavegur, the main avenue, for shopping, traditional pubs and restaurants. Visit the Hallgrímskirkja Church, whose steeple is a Reykjavik landmark, or learn about the island’s history at the National Museum of Iceland. Or perhaps you’ll visit the Blue Lagoon (reservation required in advance) to relax in the warm, mineral-rich geothermal water. The day is yours to do as you wish! Your guide will be available in the morning to answer questions and provide recommendations. (B)

Day 4 – Reykjavik Embarkation

After breakfast, check out of the hotel and transfer to the port, where you will board the Azamara Quest for a 14-night cruise to Iceland, Greenland and Eastern Canada. (B)

Day 5-18 – Cruising onboard the Azamara Quest (see below for cruise highlights)

 

Day 19 – Montreal Disembarkation

Enjoy breakfast onboard, then disembark the Azamara Quest and transfer to the airport for your return flight home.

Note: if you wish to spend time in Montreal, ask your Personal Vacation Manager about the optional hotel extension – which will add two nights to your Montreal hotel stay.

For meals not included in your land programs, all hotels chosen include a restaurant on property where you may relax and enjoy a meal. In addition, your guide is available to make suggestions on nearby dining, shopping or sightseeing.

Port Highlights

Reykjanes, Iceland

Reykjanes, Iceland: Located in South West Iceland, the Reykjanes peninsula is replete with geological marvels, including volcanoes, lava fields and is home to the iconic Blue Lagoon Iceland.

 

 

Prince Christian Sound, Greenland

Prince Christian Sound, Greenland: Enjoy cruising the beautiful Prince Christian Sound. Admire the wintry scenery, featuring far-off snow-capped mountain peaks and glistening blue-white glaciers in the afternoon sun.

 

 

 

Qaqortoq, Greenland

Qaqortoq, Greenland: This town captivates visitors with vibrant street art adorning colorful buildings, celebrating Inuit culture. Nearby, discover the “Stone and Man” sculpture park, where granite artworks blend seamlessly with the stunning natural surroundings.

 

 

 

Nanortalik, Greenland

Nanortalik, Greenland: Nanortalik is a town in southern Greenland. Offering a unique blend of traditional Inuit culture and stunning natural landscapes, it is an appealing destination for those seeking an authentic Arctic experience.

 

 

 

Saint John, New Foundland, Canada

Saint John, Newfoundland, Canada: Saint John’s, Canada, is a charming coastal city located in the province of Newfoundland and Labrador. With its historic architecture, vibrant arts scene and stunning natural beauty, it offers visitors a unique blend of culture and outdoor adventure.

 

 

 

Sept-Iles, Quebec, Canada

Sept-Iles, Quebec, Canada: Experience the captivating synergy of natural beauty and industrial vibrancy in Sept-Îles, Quebec. Nestled amidst the Seven Islands archipelago, this dynamic city invites you to explore stunning coastal landscapes, vibrant maritime traditions and the heartbeat of iron ore mining, creating a truly unique and unforgettable destination.

 

 

Quebec City, Canada

Quebec City, Canada: Founded in 1608, Quebec City is one of North America’s oldest cities, yet with its European charm, fabulous cuisine and romantic atmosphere, it remains a popular destination for world travelers to this day.

 

 

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Included Features

  • International airfare, transfers and baggage handling
  • 3-night pre-cruise land program in Iceland
    • Reykjavik, Iceland: 3-night hotel stay
      • Welcome Dinner
      • Tour of the Golden Circle
  • Tour Leader throughout pre-cruise land program and Local Tour Hosts during included tours
  • Most meals while on tour (see itinerary highlights) and all meals while onboard
  • 14-night sailing aboard the Azamara Quest
    • 10% off shore excursions (see “special offers”)
    • Amenities included during your Azamara cruise:
      • AzAmazing CelebrationsSM event
      • Select standard spirits, international beers and wines
      • Gratuities
      • Bottle water, soft drinks, specialty coffees and teas
      • Self-service laundry
      • Shuttle service to and from port communities, where available
      • Concierge services for personal guidance and reservations
      • Much more!

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What to Expect on Your Trip

Pacing

 

3 out of 5 – Land Program Includes a Mix of Guided Tours and Free Time

The overall pace is moderate. This Journey includes a balanced mix of guided tours and free time for you to explore on your own. Your tour escort will be available to offer suggestions of things to do nearby. Guests should be prepared to walk a couple miles per day while on full-day tours. Breakfast is always included at the hotel. Some additional meals may be included, while other meals will be at your leisure. All hotels will have a restaurant on property where you may dine. If you wish to go out, your guide is available to make suggestions for nearby dining.

During the cruise you will have a mix of relaxing days at sea and exciting days on land to explore the port cities. You may choose from optional shore excursions, which will allow for cultural immersion, exotic meals and numerous activities.

Physical Activity

The land portion of the trip should be considered moderate. Guided tours may include a considerable amount of walking, while free time allows you to explore on your own at your own pace. Walking on different types of land, roads, stairs and being exposed to many different natural elements will be part of the trip. A few of the natural environments explored during this journey are National Parks, waterfalls, volcanoes, hot springs and beaches. Walking a moderate to long distance will be necessary to view natural wonders at certain locations.

Enrichment Journeys will do everything in our power to ensure comfort through our third-party providers, including air-conditioned buses and comfortable accommodations where applicable. However, some areas cannot be accessed by coach, so our drivers will get you as close to sites as is legally allowed. Sensible, rubber-soled walking shoes are strongly recommended. Historical sites often do not have elevators, escalators or ramps due to the age of the building/structure. Steps can be steep and uneven.

Wheelchair access at many sites is limited to extremely limited. Based on crowds and traffic, order of visits may be changed. A fold-up wheelchair may be able to be stored on the bus but requires prior arrangements. Motorized wheelchairs and scooters cannot be accommodated on this group program. Guests must be able to transfer from their chair to the transportation. Guides/drivers are not allowed to lift or push wheelchairs, so guests requiring physical assistance must travel with a companion who can assist.

For the cruise portion of the trip, passengers will board and leave the ship up stairways and gangways and you may have to walk a moderate distance to transfer to train, bus and car stations. Time spent on the road and traveling can be long, so you will need to be prepared for stretches of downtime in between destinations.

Cultural Focus

As an under-populated island positioned at the top of the world, Iceland is a country in the making. With a landscape where mighty volcanoes forces shape the Earth and glaciers make pathways through the mountains, Iceland offers supercharged splendor. The power of Iceland’s natural landscape is simply extraordinary, with the ability to turn even the most ordinary of activities into an unforgettable moment. A swim in the pool becomes a soak in a geothermal hot spring. A casual stroll turns into a trek across a glittering glacier. Complemented by the unparalleled natural beauty, the quirkiness, interconnectedness and warmth of the locals will affirm your affinity for this great land even that much more.

You will encounter dishes and ingredients typical to the region that you may not have encountered before and you will be introduced to local artistry of the region. Enrichment Journeys encourage an open mind when in unique situations and meeting people abroad. Sometimes the attractions, beaches and cities themselves can be crowded, especially while on the cruise.

Unique Factors

If you have special needs or physical limitations, you will need to check in with your personal vacation manager before booking the trip. The temperature can vary between day and night, so pack accordingly with items that can be layered. Some guests may wish to have a light sweater or windbreaker with them.

Transportation

While on tour:

Reykjavik to Thingvellir National Park: 1-hour coach transfer

Please note that these times are approximate and only reflect the transportation time. Our trip may be longer due to stops for sightseeing along the way.

International Airfare:

Included international airfare is from select airports only. To inquire about a different airport, please contact your Personal Vacation Manager.

Enrichment Journeys is committed to providing remarkable experiences at extraordinary value. As a result, airlines and routes are selected to maximize that value and may involve multiple stops and extended layovers versus non-stop or direct flights. Passengers wishing to utilize specific carriers, direct/non-stop flights, Business Class upgrades, or to extend their time in any of our beginning or ending destination cities may do so by contacting Enrichment Journeys and inquiring about the Custom Airfare Program. There is a $100 per person charge for this service, however this charge will be applied toward any flights or upgrades you choose to purchase. The $100 charge must be paid prior to receiving a custom air quote.

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Book by 5/31 for up to $350 Onboard Credit and a $400 Visa Gift Card per stateroom. Call for details!

Ask about receiving 10% off all shore excursions from Shore Excursions Group!

Journey to Iceland, Greenland and Eastern Canada

1-night Reykjavik Extension (pre)

Want an extra day to adjust to the new time zone and explore the city? With this optional extension you will arrive a day early and have one extra day in Reykjavik before the tour starts. Note: tours are not included. Price of $400 per person (based on double occupancy) includes:

  • 1-night hotel accommodations in Reykjavik with daily breakfast
  • Private transfer from airport to hotel

2-night Montreal Extension (post)

With this optional extension you will stay for 2 nights in Montreal after your cruise, giving you time to explore the city on your own before flying home. Note: tours are not included. Price of $495 per person (based on double occupancy) includes:

  • Private transfer from cruise port to hotel
  • 2-night hotel accommodation in Montreal with daily breakfast
  • Private transfer from hotel to airport

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Dates & Prices

08/27/2025 Retail Value EJ Price Savings Per Person Single Rates
Obstructed – Club Ocean View (8) $10,532 $7,899 $2,633 CALL FOR DETAILS
Club Veranda (V3) $11,332 $8,499 $2,833 CALL FOR DETAILS
Club Veranda Stateroom (V2) $11,399 $8,549 $2,850 CALL FOR DETAILS
Club Veranda Stateroom (V1) $11,532 $8,649 $2,883 CALL FOR DETAILS
Club Veranda Plus (P3) $11,999 $8,999 $3,000 CALL FOR DETAILS
Suite CALL TODAY TO REQUEST A QUOTE

Prices are in USD and are based on double occupancy.

Interested in the land program without the cruise? Call us for a quote.

Air Add-Ons
City Add-On City Add-On City Add-On
Atlanta $150 Houston Intercontinental $200 Phoenix $100
Boston $0 John F. Kennedy $50 San Francisco $100
Chicago $50 Los Angeles $100 Seattle $100
Dallas-Ft. Worth $50 Montreal $0 Miami $50
Washington – Dulles $50
– Business Class Air Available on Request
– Additional Gateways Available on Request
– Air Add-On Rates are subject to change without notice. While we try to include the most common airports by default, we have many clients coming from different parts of the country. If you desire air from an unlisted airport, you must first reserve your Enrichment Journey with one of the listed airports as your default gateway and then ask, or have your Travel Agent ask, Enrichment Journeys to provide a quote for your preferred gateway.

All prices on our website and e-Journey Travel Guide are subject to change without notice. While we make every effort to provide you the most accurate and up-to-date information, occasionally, a trip or pricing category may be misprinted or unavailable at the time of booking. In the event of an incorrect price due to typographical, photographic, or technical error, or error in pricing information received from our suppliers, we retain the right to correct the price and to refuse or cancel any bookings placed at the incorrect price. In addition, all offers, prices, and conditions of sale may be subject to change without notice including tours, included features, highlights, minimum or maximum stays, itinerary, times in port, and/or other conditions/restrictions.

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The following hotel list is preliminary and subject to change. Although we contract for hotels a year or more in advance, unforeseen circumstances do occasionally require a change of hotel. Should it be necessary to change a hotel, one of equal quality or value will be substituted and you will receive confirmed hotel information with your final itinerary.

Accommodations

Fosshotel Reykjavík

Þórunnartún 1, 105 Reykjavík

Tel: +354 531 9000

Fosshotel Reykjavík, Iceland’s largest hotel stands prominently in Reykjavík’s business district, only a short walk from the main shopping area. Its convenient location makes it an excellent base for the perfect Reykjavik city holiday.

Here, from the heart of the city, you can easily explore Reykjavík’s magnificent architecture, captivating history, vibrant markets and rich culture – the ideal starting point for experiencing the best of everything the city has to offer.

Pleasant views of the city and sea in this stylish 16-floor hotel located near Höfði House and the main shopping area. This allows excellent access to the fantastic shopping available in Reykjavik while also being close to Reykjavik harbour for dramatic views across the waterfront. But, of course, location is not all that you should look for in a Reykjavik hotel.

Azamara Quest

Cruise Line: Azamara

Azamara Club Cruises provides guests with unparalleled service: the finest dining at sea, a glorious spa and wellness experience, and innovations such as Destination Immersion®, making it one of the world’s top up-market cruise lines. With the hallmark of longer stays, more overnights and night touring, Azamara will not only take you to awe-inspiring destinations but also give you more time to fall in love with them.

Amenities Included

  • AzAmazing CelebrationsSM event
  • Select standard spirits, international beers and wines
  • Gratuities
  • Bottled water, soft drinks, specialty coffees and teas
  • Self-service laundry
  • Shuttle service to and from port communities where available
  • Concierge services for personal guidance and reservations

Ship: Azamara Quest

Like her sister ships, the sturdy Azamara Quest is a mid-sized beauty with a deck plan well-suited to the needs of modern voyagers. You’ll never feel crowded in the comfortable social spaces of our bars, restaurants, lounges, casinos and Cabaret. Nor will you feel like a sardine jammed in around the pool, where the attentive staff is always ready to offer complimentary bottled water, soft drink or fresh towel. Staterooms feature modern amenities, furnishings and European linens. And one of the greatest features of this ship is the high percentage of staterooms with Verandas. There’s nothing better than opening your door to the fresh sea air and views. Azamara’s friendly ships are an altogether wonderful place to call your home away from home!

Journey to Iceland, Greenland and Eastern Canada

Before You Go

Money Matters

How you handle your currency and financials while on the trip is up to you. Some people prefer to exchange all their money in advance, while others will rely solely on credit cards. Consider calling your bank ahead of time to make them aware of your international travel, especially when using cards or withdrawing money.

ATM Machines

These are often readily available, especially in major cities. Some will charge fees on top of what your hometown bank may charge for using ATMs abroad. Look for well-marked machines that have the Visa or MasterCard symbols.

Foreign Banks

Currency can be exchanged at most banks, if needed. Ask a local host or tour manager if there is a nearby bank that is open.

Credit Cards

During your trip, you’ll find that most major credit cards are accepted. Call your specific card issuer ahead of time to find out its limitations and benefits overseas.

Incidentals

Do be aware that some additional charges for mini-bars, laundry and room service will not be included in the tour package. Plan accordingly for these extra charges.

Packing Guidelines

Pack as simply as possible for easy transfers and customs screenings. Check with your domestic and international carriers regarding baggage guidelines, allowances and check for additional fees. All bags will be screened before boarding flights and the cruise ship.

What to pack

Basics and layers are key to a comfortable Journey. Be sure to check the weather in the destinations you will visit and pack accordingly. There are always unpredictable variables as well, so make sure you have one sturdy jacket and an outfit for a formal occasion too, just in case.

Here are a few key items to take on your trip:

  • Raincoat/poncho
  • Hooded jacket/fleece pullover
  • Pants with pockets
  • Skirt with pockets
  • Hat with visor & sunscreen/bug spray
  • Warm socks
  • Sturdy sandals
  • Practical shoes for walking/easy hiking
  • Extra pair of prescription sunglasses and/or glasses (if needed)
  • Camera(s)

Have back-ups for everything to avoid disappointment. Charge batteries in advance and bring extra film or digital memory cards. If bringing a high-end camera, consider investing in insurance to protect your asset.

Luggage Screening Process

To pass through screening, have liquids either in small containers and bagged, or in checked luggage. All valuables necessary for the trip should be on your person at all times, if possible. This includes medications and documentation. We recommend one main bag and a carry-on, per airline guidelines for weight and size.

Labeling

Have all your bags labeled with your name and address clearly marked. Add something to you luggage that is recognizable in the event your bags are misplaced. You may also consider marking your bags with “Enrichment Journeys” for efficiency.

Carry-on items

In many countries, including the US, large liquid containers are not allowed in carry-ons. On the way back into The States, food or agriculture items are prohibited. If you have questions about a certain item, visit www.tsa.gov for a list of items that cannot be packed.

Airport transfers

Airport transfers are included as part of your Enrichment Journey. Local representatives will advise you of the departure time from your hotel the night before departure. Generally speaking, arrangements have been made to have you at the airport approximately three hours in advance of departure, though this may vary depending on local circumstances. At the end of the cruise, an airport transfer will also be provided. Please advise your Personal Vacation Manager if you do not require transfer arrangements at the time of booking your Journey.

Cell phones

Some cell phones will work overseas, but incur additional charges for the use. Choose whether you would like to add an international plan by calling your carrier, or consider purchasing a pay-as-you-go phone overseas. However, in some destinations, many smartphones and tablets can pick up wireless Internet for free.

Protecting the Value of Your Travel Investment

Enrichment Journeys offers a comprehensive travel insurance package you can purchase alongside your trip. It eases the mind and lets you cancel your trip for a covered reason up until the departure date with a full refund of the Journey.

The insurance covers a wide variety of incidents, including travel delay, emergency medical services and even baggage delay. You will also receive a pre-existing medical conditions waiver if travel insurance is purchased within 14 days of your initial deposit. For a full list of coverage provided, visit the FAQ section of the website.

Medical Issues and Handicaps

As with any extensive trip abroad, our excursions with Enrichment Journeys will require some physical capabilities, including transfers from cruise ships, walking on cobblestone streets and navigating through some busy cities with guides. Although we encourage all types of travelers to join us, we do ask you are aware of your own physical limitations. Unfortunately, we cannot provide individual care to those who may have walkers, wheelchairs or other aids. Enrichment Journeys also cannot accommodate pregnant women past their six month gestation period. Please speak with one of our Personal Vacation Managers to see if certain itineraries are suitable for you and your needs. We are happy to suggest other viable options for you that are more accessible.

Per the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act, travelers have the right to be reasonably accommodated in terms of tours in public situations. However, the laws do not apply for trips and outside the United States. So you must let Enrichment Journeys know ahead of time of any physical limitations, including information added to our questionnaire that needs to be filled out by all passengers. Failure to inform Enrichment Journeys of these limitations could result in refusal to participate, whether it be at the airport through the airline, on board the ship or at the accommodations booked.

If you have any sort of prescription medication, this should be a number one priority in packing. Bring extra, just in case. A small medical kit is also advisable for quick access to remedy minor aches and pains.

Briefing sessions

A local host or tour manager will be happy to guide you through the trip and answer all of your questions. Upon arrival to your destination, an Enrichment Journeys representative will meet with the group and go over items such as the daily schedule, weather and local customs.

Hotels

All hotels booked by Enrichment Journeys are held to a high standard of comfort and quality, in accordance to international accommodation standards and rating systems. However, each accommodation varies so you may experience various types of properties throughout your excursions.

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Regional Information

Travel Documentation

Have your passport and visas ready and available at all checkpoints. Scan and copy these documents to print out. It is recommended that you e-mail a copy to yourself and someone back home in the event these documents are misplaced. Also, it may be worth bringing an international ID or license.

Passport and Visa

To travel internationally, you must have a passport in good condition and it must be valid for at least 6 months after the last day of your trip. Visa requirements change frequently and for various reasons. As a result, our Personal Vacation Managers are not always able to provide visa information and you should not rely on the information provided below to be the most current and accurate. The best way to obtain up-to-date information regarding visa requirements is to visit the official US government website for Americans traveling abroad, Travel.State.Gov (Canadian citizens should visit https://travel.gc.ca/, for all other countries please visit your government website or local embassy), which details specific information on the countries you would like to visit, including visa requirements.

You may also use a third-party visa service. These services require an additional service fee but make the process of applying for a visa much simpler.

Note: as of May 2024, U.S. and Canadian passport holders traveling to Europe’s Schengen Zone may have to obtain an electronic travel authorization (ETIAS) for travel starting in May 2025. We encourage you to verify at the official website listed below as the requirements may change. More information can be found at https://www.schengenvisainfo.com/etias/.

Vaccinations

Vaccinations are recommended to protect one’s health from preventable diseases abroad. It is always good to have routine vaccinations up to date when traveling for ailments such as chickenpox, measles and the flu shot. Use your own discretion when deciding on what vaccinations to have based on your preferences and personal medical history. During your Enrichment Journeys tour, the utmost care will be taken with prepared food, atmosphere and other elements, so the likelihood of contracting diseases is scarce.

For a list of recommended vaccinations based on destination, visit https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel or feel free to contact the Center for Disease Control and Prevention directly at 1-800-232-4636.

Electric Current

You will need an adaptor for some parts of your trip.  To see what the plugs will look like at your destination, visit https://www.power-plugs-sockets.com/ and click on each country from the right menu.

You may also need to use a converter. Most countries outside of North and Central America use 220-240 V, whereas the U.S. and Canada use 110 V. However, most chargers these days have a box which will act as a converter so that it can be used in all countries around the world. If your charger box says “Input: 100-240V, 50/60 Hz” then you do NOT need to use a converter (but you may still need an adaptor so that the plugs fit in the socket).

Some hotels may have two and three pronged outlets to use for various appliances. Ship cabins also have outlets for you to use with their converter. However, we recommend having at least one or two adaptors with you, as we cannot guarantee that all hotels will be able to accommodate this.

Canada’s electrical supply and electrical outlets (sockets and wall plugs) are the same as those found in the United States. The electrical supply is 120 Volts and 60 Hertz.

Local Currency

Iceland uses the Icelandic Krona (kr), currency code ISK

Greenland uses the Danish Krone (kr.), currency code DKK

Canada uses the Canadian Dollar (CA$), currency code CAD

Please visit https://www.oanda.com/currency/converter/ for the current exchange rate.

How you handle your currency and financials while on the trip is up to you. Some people prefer to exchange all their money in advance, while others will rely solely on credit cards. We suggest having at least some local currency with you during the trip, at least enough to take a taxi if needed. Consider calling your bank ahead of time to make them aware of your international travel, especially when using cards or withdrawing money.

Tipping Guidelines

Tipping is always appreciated but not always required. Expect several instances throughout the hospitality industry that allow for tipping. Have small bills ready for hotel staff, boat crew, restaurant servers, drivers, guides and baggage handlers. If you have a meal outside the itinerary or hire a resident driver, a few dollars in the local currency is customary.

Gratuities are included for group meals, at hotels and at airports. The host, guide, or tour manager can be tipped roughly $10-$12 USD per person, per day. Drivers can be tipped $5 USD per person, per day. Onboard the ship, gratuities are already included when sailing with Azamara Cruises.

For more information about when and how much to tip in each country, feel free to speak with your tour guide at the start of your Journey. A good reference for international tipping is https://www.cntraveler.com/stories/2008-11-11/etiquette-101-tipping-guide.

Time Differences

Please be aware that you may be crossing through several time zones throughout your Journey. To view a time zone map, visit https://m.worldtimezone.com/m-index12.php.

Climate

With the tour covering various regions, you will most likely come in contact with relatively cold weather. However, it’s important to note that weather in Iceland can be quite unpredictable and can change rapidly. Check the weather online before departing for an up-to-date look at the conditions in major destinations.

Many countries outside of North America use Celsius. Here is a °C to °F quick reference guide:

-5° C = 23° F 5° C = 41° F 15° C = 59° F 25° C = 77° F 35° C = 95° F
0° C = 32° F 10° C = 50° F 20° C = 68° F 30° C = 86° F 40° C = 104° F

High/Low Temperatures in Fahrenheit:

JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC
Reykjavik 35/27 37/29 37/29 41/33 47/39 52/44 55/47 54/46 49/41 44/36 38/31 36/28
Qaqortoq 29/19 32/21 33/21 38/28 45/33 49/37 53/41 53/43 48/39 42/32 34/26 30/20
Montreal 24/11 26/12 35/21 49/34 62/46 75/58 79/63 78/62 70/55 56/43 44/32 30/18

Practice the Local Language

Knowing a few phrases in the local vernacular can be a wonderful way to connect with people and feel immersed in the culture. Here are some keywords and phrases:

Iceland: Icelandic

  • Halló (Ha-low): Hello
  • Bless: Goodbye
  • Gjörðu svo vel, (to one person). (Gyur-thuh svo vel.): Please
  • Þakka þér fyrir. (Thah-ka thyer fi-rir.): Thank you
  • Já. (Yaw.): Yes
  • Nei. (Nay.): No

Visit https://www.17-minute-world-languages.com/en/icelandic/ for more phrases with sound.

Greenland: Greenlandic

  • Aluu: Hello
  • Kasuutta!: Cheers!
  • Aujan: Thank You
  • Patsit: Sorry/Excuse Me

Canada: French

  • Bonjour (Boh(n)-zhoo): Hello
  • Oui (wee): Yes
  • Non (No): No
  • Où sont les toilettes? (Oo soh(n) lay twa-let?): Where are the restrooms
  • Merci (Mare-see): Thank you
  • Je vous en prie (Zhuh vooz ahn pree): You’re welcome
  • S’il vous plaît (Seal voo play): Please
  • Pouvez-vous m’aider? (Poo-vay voo meh – day?): Can you help me?
  • Au revoir (Ah reh-vwarh): Goodbye

Visit https://www.17-minute-world-languages.com/en/french/ for more phrases with sound.

Fun Facts

Check out these interesting facts about the destinations you will visit on your Journey.

Iceland

  • Around 11% of Iceland is covered in glacial ice.
  • The official language of Iceland is Icelandic which has changed little over the centuries. It is a North Germanic language derived from Old Norse.
  • The first people to live on Iceland are thought to have been Irish monks around the year AD 800. In the 9th century, Norsemen arrived in Iceland.
  • In 1980, Iceland became the first country to elect a women president. Vigdís Finnbogadóttir was president until 1996.
  • The Arctic fox is the only mammal that is indigenous in Iceland.
  • The three colors of Iceland’s flag represent elements that make up the island. Red represents the island’s volcanic fires, blue represents the ocean and white represents the snow and ice fields.

Greenland

  • Around 80% of Greenland is covered by an ice cap and glaciers.
  • The population of Greenland is approximately 57,000.
  • Greenland was discovered by the Vikings in the 10th century.
  • The words “kayak” and “igloo” come from the Greenlandic language.
  • Greenland is home to polar bears, humpback whales, musk oxen, walruses, reindeer and sea eagles.

Canada

  • The city of Montreal is built on a 30-mile-long island along the convergence of the St. Lawrence and Ottawa rivers. One tunnel and 15 bridges link the island to the mainland.
  • The word “Kebec” is an Algonquin word meaning “Where the river narrows.”
  • The Halifax Citadel Historic Site is the most visited National Historic Site in Canada.

Recommended Reading List

Vacation should be easy, peaceful and, most of all, completely stress-free. Let us handle the details, so you can sit back, relax and curl up with a good book as you count down the days to your next Journey! We’ve compiled the following list of books and movies to introduce you to the destinations you are about to visit.

Books

  • Iceland: The Sagas of Icelanders
  • Iceland: Independent People by Halldór Laxness
  • Iceland: Ring of Seasons: Iceland, Its Culture and History by Terry G. Lacy
  • Greenland: Smilla’s Sense of Snow by Peter Hoeg

Travel Guides

Films

  • Iceland: much of the HBO series Game of Thrones was filmed in Iceland
  • Iceland: The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (2013)

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