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Journey to Iceland, Greenland and Newfoundland

19 Nights featuring Iceland, Greenland and Newfoundland

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

Land Program: Includes Guided Tours plus Some Free Time

Start Date: August 9, 2025
(Sailing August 15, 2025)

About This Journey

Explore Iceland and get a glimpse of nature’s raw power in this land of volcanoes and glaciers. A country in the making, the island itself is still being shaped by earth’s mighty forces. Experience geysers, mud pots, and ice-covered volcanoes. See the towering glacier-capped strata volcano Eyjafjallajökull, and experience Skogafoss waterfall with its awe-inspiring view over Iceland’s southern coastline. Explore the South Shore, set along a dramatic stretch of coastline poised between glacier-topped mountains, rugged sea cliffs and black sand beaches. See the lush oasis of Skaftafell National Park and the stunning Jökulsárlón Glacial Lagoon to see floating icebergs. Visit the Westman Islands and explore the ‘Pompeii of the North’ excavation site, aimed at restoring a tiny fishing village buried in lava and ash from the massive five-month volcanic eruption in 1973. Tour Iceland’s Golden Circle, 140 miles of the country’s best attractions. You will encounter Gullfoss, a thundering waterfall, Great Geysir, the earliest known geyser in Europe, and Þingvellir, Iceland’s first National Park. Returning to Reykjavik, you will tour the city and learn about the country’s history and culture and enjoy the famous Blue Lagoon where you’ll soak in the volcano-heated, mineral-infused waters. Onboard the Celebrity Silhouette, set sail across the Atlantic Ocean where you’ll stop at some of Iceland’s premier fishing towns, Isafjordur and Akureyri, pass through the majestic fjord of Prins Christian Sund, visit Greenland’s remote fishing village, Qaqortoq, and explore the Canadian coastal towns of Corner Brook, Sydney and Halifax.

Visits: Celebrity Cruises, Celebrity Silhouette, Isafjordur, Akureyri, Prins Christian Sund, Qaqortoq, St. John’s, Newfoundland, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Boston, Massachusetts, Heimaey Island, Vatnajökull, Selfoss/Hveragerð, Eldheimar, Friðheimar Greenhouse, Europe, Transatlantic

Journey to Iceland, Greenland and Newfoundland

Itinerary

Start Date: August 9, 2025
(Sailing August 15, 2025)

Day Port Arrival Departure
1 Arrive Reykjavik –Transfer to Hotel and Welcome Dinner
2 Reykjavik to South Shore – Tour of South Shore and Skógar Folk Museum
3 South Shore – Tour of Skaftafell National Park and Jökulsárlón Glacial Lagoon Boat Tour
4 South Shore to Selfoss/Hveragerði – Tour of Heimaey Island, Westman Islands and Eldheimar
5 Selfoss/Hveragerði to Reykjavik – Tour of Golden Circle, Gullfoss Waterfalls and Friðheimar Greenhouse
6 Reykjavik  – City Tour and Blue Lagoon Visit
7 Reykjavik – Transfer to Ship for Embarkation 7:00 PM
8 Isafjordur, Iceland 8:00 AM 5:00 PM
9 Akureyri, Iceland 7:00 AM 6:00 PM
10 At Sea
11 Prins Christian Sund (Cruising) 11:59 AM 7:00 PM
12 Qaqortoq, Greenland 7:00 AM 6:00 PM
13 At Sea
14 At Sea
15 Corner Brook, Newfoundland 9:00 AM 6:00 PM
16 At Sea
17 Sydney, Nova Scotia 7:00 AM 4:00 PM
18 Halifax, Nova Scotia 9:00 AM 6:00 PM
19 At Sea
20 Boston, Massachusetts 7:00 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. After check-in, you’ll have time to get settled 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 to South Shore

Vikurkirkia Church, Vik

Today you will be driving from Reykjavik through the fertile farmlands of South Iceland heading towards the South Shore. Witness majestic mountains towering over the coast, among them the snow-shrouded Hekla volcano and the ice-capped volcano Eyjafjallajökull glacier, last active in 2010. The South Shore is one of the most popular regions of Iceland for many reasons: the Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss waterfalls tumbling over high rock escarpments, the stone arch Dyrhólaey with its sheer cliffs and the Reynisdranger rock pillars decorating the black beach of Reynihverfi.

 

Turf Houses in Skogar

Stopping in Skógar, you will tour its Folk Museum and learn about the rich cultural heritage of Iceland, such as traditional turf farmhouses. These grass-topped homes are indications of the country’s social and technological changes. You will also stop at the Lava Centre, an interactive, high-tech educational exhibition depicting volcanic activity, earthquakes and the creation of Iceland over millions of years. Our final stop is Vik. This remote seaside village is surrounded by magnificent natural barriers–Katla Volcano to the north, Myradalur Cliffs to the east, Reynisfjara Beach to the south and Reynisffjall Tuff Mountain to the west. Vik’s most popular attraction is Víkurkirkja Church. Built in the 1930s, this quaint church lies atop a hill and is adorned with stained-glass and bright red roof. You will travel to your hotel and enjoy dinner after check-in. (B, D)

Day 3 – South Shore

Jokulsarlon Glacial Lagoon

Enjoy breakfast at the hotel before traveling to Skaftafell National Park, one of Iceland’s most outstanding areas of natural beauty. The picturesque landscape was formed by volcanic eruptions and flowing rivers over thousands of years. Bask in the view of various glaciers atop jagged mountains including Europe’s largest glacier, Vatnajökull. Continue to Jökulsárlón Glacial Lagoon where huge icebergs float and grind together in the still, deep waters of the lagoon. You will take a boat tour and sail amongst the icebergs and see how the natural forces of the glacier have shaped the landscape. Jökulsárlón is filled with wildlife; have your cameras ready to snap pictures of seals relaxing on icebergs or seabirds nesting on the shore. After cruising on the lagoon, you will make your way back to your hotel where dinner will be served. (B, D)

Day 4 – South Shore to Hveragerði / Selfoss

Heimaey, Westman Islands

Today we’ll get an early start and drive to Landeyjar Harbor for a ferry boat ride to Heimaey, the biggest island off the Icelandic coast. Part of the Westman Islands, Heimaey translates to ‘Home Island’ as it is the only inhabited island of the Westman’s. You will experience the stunning scenery, dramatic volcanic history and rich birdlife of the remote paradise. The volcanic landscape is contrasted against moss-cover cliffs and quaint houses of the island’s single town, Vestmannaeyjabær. Heimaey is also one of the best spots to see birdlife. Millions of birds, including the Atlantic Puffin, migrate to the island during the summer to congregate and nest. Enjoy some time to explore the island and have lunch on your own. After lunch, you will visit Eldheimar, a volcano museum where you will learn about Eldfell volcano and the Surtsey eruption, which formed the Earth’s newest island. Along with the museum, you will visit the site of the great eruption in 1973 which formed the present-day Eldfell crater. After touring Heimaey, you will return to the mainland and travel to Selfoss / Hveragerði. (B, L)

Day 5 – Hveragerði / Selfoss to 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 Þingvellir 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.

 

Friðheimar Greenhouse Cultivation Center

The final part of the Golden Circle, Þingvellir 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 6 – Reykjavik

Hallgrimskirkja Church, Reykjavik

A morning orientation tour will give you great insight into the northernmost capital in the world, Reykjavik. During this tour, you will see the harbor, the National Museum and the Höfði house, site of the 1986 Reykjavík Summit (meeting between U.S. President Ronald Reagan and General Secretary Mikhail Gorbachev of the Soviet Union). Drive past the city’s salmon river and the Árbæjarsafn outdoor folk museum, which offers an interesting contrast to the modern buildings of Reykjavik. We will continue to Reykjavik’s largest outdoor swimming pool, which is heated with water from natural hot springs under the city, the Ásmundur Sveinsson Sculpture Museum and Hallgrímskirkja Church, whose steeple is a Reykjavik landmark.

Blue Lagoon Spa, Reykjavik

Blue Lagoon Spa, Reykjavik

This afternoon, we will enjoy a relaxing visit to the Blue Lagoon. Considered one of the 25 Wonders of the World, the Blue Lagoon is truly a unique experience – warm, mineral-rich geothermal water in the middle of a black lava field. The high natural levels of silica and minerals give the Lagoon its rich blue color and are wonderful for your skin. A visit to the Blue Lagoon is invigorating whether one bathes there surrounded by snow in the middle of winter or in the long summer daylight. Remember to pack your bathing suit and a change of clothes. Towels, lockers and showers will be provided. After a relaxing afternoon soaking in the healing waters of the spa, join your fellow travelers for a farewell dinner this evening. (B, D)

Day 7 – Reykjavik Embarkation

After breakfast you will be transferred to the port where you will embark on the Celebrity Silhouette. (B)

Day 8-19 – Cruising onboard the Celebrity Silhouette (see below for cruise highlights)
Day 20 – Boston Disembarkation

Enjoy breakfast onboard, then disembark the Celebrity Silhouette.

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

Isafjordur, Iceland

Isafjordur, Iceland: Isafjordur is the largest town in the Westfjords region of Iceland and is known for its dramatic landscapes. The old town has wooden houses with corrugated tin roofs built by fishing merchants in the 18th and 19th centuries. Visit the Westfjords Heritage Museum and see exhibits on the town’s maritime history, including a collection of old fishing boats. Other accommodations such as a golf course, hiking and biking trails, horse riding, bird watching, skiing and kayaking are all within easy reach.

Godafoss Waterfalls, Akureyri

Akureyri, Iceland: You might not have heard of Akureyri, the quiet trading post turned college town of less than 20,000 residents. The dramatic landscape of Iceland might be most popularly witnessed in cities like Reykjavik, but Akureyri is a nice alternative to experience breathtaking nature, mountainscapes and some of the best trails Iceland has to offer. Hike Hlíðarfjall or the nearby Godafoss for great waterfall views. Take a dip in Icelandic hot springs, tour the lava fields of Dimmuborgir, or enjoy a day in nature at the Akureyri Botanical Gardens. Simply put, Akureyri is the best place to experience Iceland off-the-beaten-path.

Prins Christian Sund

Prins Christian Sund (Cruising): On a cruise to Prins Christian Sund (sometimes stylized as Prins Christians Sund or Prince Christian Sound), you’ll sail beyond the North Atlantic Ocean along a waterway of fjords at the very tip of South Greenland. Marvel at the icy landscape, where snow-capped mountain peaks loom in the distance and blue-white glaciers shine in the afternoon light. As you sail through Prince Christian Sund, you’ll experience true Nordic beauty at every turn.

 

Qaqortoq, Greenland

Qaqortoq, Greenland: Qaqortoq is a place teeming with thousands of years of Nordic history, soothing hot springs and water activities like exploring the local fjords via kayak. Only about 3,000 people live in Qaqortoq, which means it’s a cozy, tight-knit community. Take a dip in the hot springs of Uunartoq for complete rejuvenation and restoration. Discover the ruins of an ancient Viking settlement at Hvalsey Church. Experience authentic cuisine from the area, or simply walk around the colorful streets. This quirky colonial town will welcome you with open arms.

Corner Brook, Newfoundland

Corner Brook, Newfoundland

Corner Brook, Newfoundland: Off the east coast of Canada, on the island of Newfoundland, you’ll find Corner Brook. It’s a city set against a backdrop of awe-inspiring natural surroundings including forests, a rocky coastline, marvelous fjords, and a plethora of offshore islands. Though the landscape is rugged, the people of Newfoundland are known for their warm, friendly hospitality. Nearby Gros Morne National Park intriguingly illustrates the process of “continental drift” as deep ocean crust and rocks from the earth’s mantle are exposed. Solidified magma from the earth’s crust can be seen in the cliffs of Gros Morne’s Western Brook Pond. The scenery here is absolutely astounding.

Sydney, Nova Scotia

Sydney, Nova Scotia

Sydney, Nova Scotia: Sydney, Nova Scotia is an undiscovered gem of a harbor town. Once a coal-mining community running on back-breaking industrial labor, the town has gradually shifted its focus to a burgeoning tourism industry. Let Sydney be your introduction to Nova Scotia’s history, stunning coasts and charming culture.

Halifax, Nova Scotia

Halifax, Nova Scotia

Halifax, Nova Scotia: Halifax is the capital city of Nova Scotia, a Canadian province that borders the Atlantic Ocean on the east coast of Canada. Halifax’s harbor has long impacted the city dynamics and much of its waterfront architecture reflects the 18th and 19th century styles. The modern skyscrapers make for a picturesque skyline when you pull into port. Spend the day exploring the city’s many museums and learning about its rich history. Or spend time walking around the waterfront and busy downtown area to take in the sights and sounds that include ship traffic, open-air cafes, tree-lined streets, statues and memorials and even a waterfront casino.

Journey to Iceland, Greenland and Newfoundland

Included Features

  • International airfare, transfers and baggage handling
  • 6-night land program in Iceland
    • Reykjavik, Iceland: 3-night hotel stay
      • Welcome Dinner
      • City cultural tour of Reykjavik
      • Visit to Blue Lagoon
      • Farewell Dinner
    • South Shore, Iceland: 2-night hotel stay
      • Tour of South Shore and Skógar Folk Museum
      • Tour of Skaftafell National Park
      • Jökulsárlón Glacial Lagoon Boat Tour
    • Selfoss/Hveragerði, Iceland: 1-night hotel stay
      • Tour of Westman Islands, Heimaey Island and Eldheimar
      • Tour of Golden Circle, Gullfoss Waterfalls and Friðheimar Greenhouse
  • Tour Leader throughout Iceland land program and Local Tour Hosts during included tours
  • Most meals while on tour (see itinerary highlights) and all meals while onboard
  • 13-night sailing aboard the Celebrity Silhouette
    • Drinks and Wi-Fi are All Included on Celebrity Cruises
    • Ask a Personal Vacation Manager about how to receive special amenities onboard your Celebrity cruise!
  • Special Offer for Journeys on Celebrity Cruises—Ends 6/30!
    • Sail with up to $1,200 Onboard Credit and a $200 Visa Gift Card with Exclusive Tips on 2024 Sailings + Drinks and Wi-Fi—All Included. Learn More ➤

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What to Expect on Your Trip

Pacing

Pacing 4 Out of 5

 

4 out of 5 – Land Program Includes Guided Tours plus Some Free Time

The overall pace is active, as we have included guided tours to most major attractions in the area. Most days will include a full-day or half-day tour, with some free time mixed in as well. 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 may 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 active and includes a considerable amount of walking. 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 encourages 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

When visiting the Blue Lagoon, please remember to pack a bathing suit and change of clothes. It must be packed in a bag/backpack that will fill in the locker. Towels, lockers and showers will be provided. While at the Blue Lagoon, it is recommended to drink lots of water to stay hydrated, use conditioner in your hair before and after (the water is not harmful but will dry out your hair), remove all jewelry and wear sunglasses.

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. You will be walking long distances to reach some destinations, so comfortable and sturdy walking shoes are suggested.

Transportation

Included 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.

Transportation while on tour:

Reykjavik to South Shore: 3-hour coach transfer

South Shore to Selfoss/Hveragerði: 2-hour coach transfer

Selfoss/Hveragerði to Reykjavik: 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.

Journey to Iceland, Greenland and Newfoundland

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Drinks & Wi-Fi are All Included on Celebrity Cruises. 2024 departures also receive Exclusive Tips from Enrichment Journeys!

 

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1-night Reykjavik Extension

Want an extra day in Reykjavik? With this optional extension you’ll extend your hotel stay in Reykjavik by one night, providing you with one extra day to explore the city at your leisure. Note: tours are not included. Price of $395 per person (based on double occupancy) includes:

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

Journey to Iceland, Greenland and Newfoundland

Dates & Prices
08/09/2025 Retail Value EJ Price Savings Per Person Single Rates
Obstructed – Veranda – Partial View (V3) $12,665 $9,499 $3,166 CALL FOR DETAILS
Veranda (V2) $12,799 $9,599 $3,200 CALL FOR DETAILS
Concierge Class (C2) $13,065 $9,799 $3,266 CALL FOR DETAILS
Aqua Class (A2) $13,732 $10,299 $3,433 CALL FOR DETAILS

Prices are in USD and are based on double occupancy.

Interested in the land program without the cruise? Call for pricing.

Air Add-Ons
City Add-On City Add-On City Add-On
Atlanta $450 Houston Intercontinental $400 Phoenix $500
Boston $0 John F. Kennedy $250 Seattle $500
Chicago $300 Los Angeles $450 San Francisco $450
Washington – Dulles $450 Dallas $350 Miami $500
– 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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Please note that while Enrichment Journeys typically uses 4-star hotels and higher, due to the smaller size of the towns and limited hotel options, this Enrichment Journey may include 3-star hotels. 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.

Hotel Vík í Mýrdal

Klettsvegi 1-5 870 Vík, Iceland

+354 487 1480

Based in the country’s southernmost village, Hótel Vík í Mýrdal has provided a warm welcome to visitors since 1994. The family-run hotel is remote and yet modern with its style being inspired by the natural wonders it is wrapped in: a mix of concrete, basalt, wood, and glass creates a contemporary feel that reflects the natural environment in which the hotel sits.

Hotel Selfoss

Eyvegur 2, 800 Selfoss

Tel. (354) 480 2500

Hotel Selfoss is situated in main town center Selfoss on the banks of Ölfusár in Selfoss, offering a picturesque backdrop of the mountains at the heart of Southland. Its prime location caters perfectly to those seeking to explore all that Selfoss has to offer, whether it’s venturing into the city center for events or indulging in the vibrant entertainment options of the South.

Celebrity Silhouette

Cruise Line: Celebrity

Since its inception in 1989, Celebrity has held true to its original commitment of taking the very best aspects of classic, elegant cruising and updating them to reflect current lifestyles. In 1997, they merged with Royal Caribbean International to form Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. What sets Celebrity apart from other vacation choices today is the cruise line’s passionate dedication to providing guests with a cruise experience that embodies modern luxury. This has become the definition of Celebrity Cruises and has set the worldwide standard for today’s expression of what first made cruising famous—high quality, superior design, spacious accommodations, grand style, attentive service and exceptional cuisine. Celebrity Cruises’ iconic “X” is the mark of contemporary spaces that are at once coolly sophisticated and warmly inviting. Where the culinary experience is influenced by global cuisines and designed by their Michelin-starred chef. Where their staff provides seamless and intuitive service that’s both personal and unobtrusive. Where everything is designed to provide an unparalleled Relaxed Luxurysm resort at sea experience. Celebrity’s 15 award-winning ships offer unique experiences in more than 300 destinations on all seven continents.

Ship: Silhouette

Set sail on Celebrity Silhouette® and discover amazing enhancements at every turn. You’ll relax in transformed staterooms that are so gorgeous, you may never want to leave your room. Gather for a toast at the newly reimagined Passport Bar or the new Craft Social Bar, a cool and casual spot. Shop in exciting new boutiques featuring the hottest designers. And, The Spa on Silhouette is taking rejuvenation to new heights with new spa treatment rooms, new flooring throughout, and much more. Your next vacation aboard Celebrity Silhouette® is bound to be even more stunning now than ever before. Discover how the world’s best premium cruise line becomes more incredible than ever.

Journey to Iceland, Greenland and Newfoundland

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 March 2024, U.S. and Canadian passport holders traveling to Europe’s Schengen Zone may have to obtain an electronic travel authorization (ETIAS) for travel in 2025. US citizens will have to apply for an ETIAS prior to their travel towards Europe, in order to be allowed to enter the territory. 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.

Local Currency

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

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

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 $8.00-$12.00 USD per person, per day. Drivers can be tipped $5 USD per person, per day. To view the gratuities policy for Celebrity Cruises, please visit https://www.celebritycruises.com/faqs/gratuity-program.

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 encounter warm and/or cool weather, occasional rain, wind and/or damp environments. 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

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

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.

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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