Voyage Around Iceland

August 13-20, 2019

The Land of Fire & Ice

Dramatic scenery and curious communities coalesce on this week-long circumnavigation of Iceland. Explore a country few people will ever visit, and go far beyond the tourist hotspots to remote fjords, raging waterfalls, and small fishing villages. Get to know the independent and creative Icelanders, and watch whales and seabirds play offshore. This is yachting at its most inventive.

Iceland is one of the most gay-friendly destinations in the world and this is an exciting opportunity to join a group of fellow Source travelers in a once in a lifetime voyage. Best of all, we’ve timed this so you can enjoy Reykjavik’s Gay Pride celebration before the cruise August 8-11, 2019.

Dramatic scenery and curious communities coalesce on this week-long circumnavigation of Iceland. Explore a country few people will ever visit, and go far beyond the tourist hotspots to remote fjords, raging waterfalls, and small fishing villages. Get to know the independent and creative Icelanders, and watch whales and seabirds play offshore. This is yachting at its most inventive.

Iceland is one of the most gay-friendly destinations in the world and this is an exciting opportunity to join a group of fellow Source travelers in a once in a lifetime voyage. Best of all, we’ve timed this so you can enjoy Reykjavik’s Gay Pride celebration before the cruise August 8-11, 2019.

The dramatic terrain of Iceland, known as the land of fire and ice, encompasses volcanoes, glaciers, geysers, waterfalls and fjords. Many tours feature the geologically and historically significant Thingvellir National Park. Here, the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates meet on the Mid-Atlantic Ridge.

Iceland is also home to Vatnajokull, one of Europe’s largest glaciers; the famous Blue Lagoon, a mineral-rich geothermal pool set within a large lava field; and traditional horse farms and ancient Viking sites. Iceland tours in the capital, Reykjavik, include the 19th-century Parliament House, Austurvollur Square and Tjornin Lake.

The dramatic terrain of Iceland, known as the land of fire and ice, encompasses volcanoes, glaciers, geysers, waterfalls and fjords. Many tours feature the geologically and historically significant Thingvellir National Park. Here, the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates meet on the Mid-Atlantic Ridge.

Iceland is also home to Vatnajokull, one of Europe’s largest glaciers; the famous Blue Lagoon, a mineral-rich geothermal pool set within a large lava field; and traditional horse farms and ancient Viking sites. Iceland tours in the capital, Reykjavik, include the 19th-century Parliament House, Austurvollur Square and Tjornin Lake.

Walk in footsteps of the Vikings.

Iceland Itinerary

DAYPORTARRIVALDEPART
Tue - Aug 13Reykjavik05:00 PM
Wed - Aug 14Haimaey Island10:00 AM05:00 PM
Thu - Aug 15 Seydisfjordur06:00 PM
Fri - Aug 16Seydisfjordur01:00 PM
Sat - Aug 17Akureyri09:00 AM07:00 PM
Sun - Aug 18Isafjordur12:00 PM8:30 PM
Mon - Aug 19Grundarfjordur09:00 AM06:00 PM
Tue - Aug 20Reykjavik07:00 AM

Reykjavik Pride Festival from August 8-11, 2019 Reykjavik, Iceland – Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Treat your eyes to crayon-colored buildings, eccentric architecture, and crystalline waterfalls cascading over velvet green hills in the world’s most northernmost capital, as lively and spontaneous as the geothermal activity beneath its surface.

Heimaey Island, Iceland – Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Witness a world still in transition. Circle Surtsey Island, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, which rose from the sea in the 1960s. Next up, Heimaey, where a volcanic eruption created a modern-day Pompeii in 1973. 


Seydisfjordour, Iceland – Thursday & Friday, August 15-16, 2019

Seydisfjord is 11 miles of long, narrow, beautiful waterway surrounded by high mountains that ends at the town of Seydisfjordur, known for its old multi-colored wooden buildings and cascading waterfalls even in the town.  This is home of the Skalanes Nature Reserve with its wide variety of wildlife including more than 45 bird species.  The first high-voltage electricity in Iceland was opened here in 1913 and is still in operation today. A popular hiking path starts at the town center, following the east bank of the Fjardara River that flows through the center of town.


Akureyri, Iceland – Saturday, August 17, 2019

Akureyri is an important port and fisheries center especially because of its ice-free harbor so close to the Arctic Circle.  It lies at the end of Iceland’s longest fjord, which is 37 miles long, and sits at the base of snowcapped peaks that offer some of Iceland’s best skiing during the winter.  Must-sees in Akureyri include the Listagil (art canyon) which is home to many arts and crafts galleries and shops, the beautiful church in the center of town, the botanical garden, and Hafnarstraeti, the main shopping street. This is also the perfect place to ride an Icelandic horse or soak in the sky-blue Myvatn Nature Baths.


Isafjordur, Iceland – Sunday, August 18, 2019

Small and easily walkable Isafjordur has one of the largest fisheries in Iceland. But the severe decline of the fishing industry has caused Isafjordur to look elsewhere for work. Despite its small size, this town has a school of music and has become a center for alternative music and they host a yearly festival that provides a platform for local musicians and bands from around Iceland and the world to perform.


Grundarfjordur, Iceland  – Monday, August 19, 2019

Beautiful Grundarfjordur is located between a mountain range and the sea.  The road nearby crosses a lava field that is partially warm so snow does not always stick there. The main attraction of the area is Snæfellsjokull National Park full of regal glaciers, lava fields, waterfalls, caves, calderas, and basalt cliffs. The peninsula there received the EARTHCHECK Sustainable Community Award in 2010, the first area in Iceland to win such an award.


Reykjavik, Iceland – Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Return Home

Step Aboard Into Luxury.

Completely renovated in 2016 and with only 212 guests, a Star Breeze cruise will make you feel like you’re on board your own private yacht almost as soon as you step aboard.

The sitting area of your spacious, newly refurbished suite gives you an expansive ocean view — making it a welcome retreat.

When you’re ready to make an appearance, the lounges, club, casino, screening room, and library are waiting to be explored. Take some “you” time in the tranquil WindSpa . . . enjoy a dip in the pool . . . work off that decadent dessert in the Fitness Center . . . and, of course, you are always welcome to visit the Bridge to examine navigation charts with the Captain.

Star Breeze is large enough to pamper and entertain you, yet small enough to tuck into delightful tiny harbors and hidden coves that others can’t reach.

Striking. Modern Luxury.

Welcome to Canopy by Hilton Reykjavik City Centre. Set across six connected houses, our hotel joins a neighborhood rich with history, color and life. We’ll introduce you to the area with a local treat at check-in. Take to two wheels and explore the vibrant streets – we’ll provide the bikes. Make restaurant, bar and retail discoveries on Laugavegur Street, or visit Hallgrímskirkja Church and snap a perfect pic of the city from 73 meters up.

Our rooms and suites are styled in shades of ocean and volcanic rock and have all the comforts you crave. Just-Right Rooms have a 48-inch TV, mini-refrigerator, bedding designed exclusively for Canopy for comfier, better sleep – and the WiFi is on us. Suites offer even more space to stretch out in a living room. Local art fills the walls in our boutique rooms and suites.

Greet the day with a local artisanal breakfast and caffeine, served in the in house Geiri Smart Restaurant. Happily relaxing? Have a Canopy BreakFast Bag delivered to your room featuring fresh fruit, yogurt, and juice. There’s plenty to discover at this Reykjavik hotel such as local art, a lush courtyard and evening tastings of local beverages and spirits. The in house Geiri Smart Restaurant is where award-winning chefs come together to create original culinary adventures. Pick up a gift for a foodie in our café, or work off some steam in the fitness room.

A variety of options to explore.

CABIN CATEGORYPRICING
Classic Suites (CS) – Deck 6$8,399 - Sold Out
Balcony Suites (BS) – Deck 5$5,899 - Sold Out
Ocean View Suites (S2) – Deck 5$5,399 - Limited
Ocean View Suites (S1) – Deck 4 $5,099 - Limited
Ocean View Suites (S) – Deck 4 $4,899 - Limited
Port Fees$315
Pre-Paid Gratuities$125

Accommodations on Source Events Gay Group Cruise aboard Star Breeze – August 13 – 20, 2019

  • Balcony Suites: Located on Deck 5 & 6: Each room 277 square feet cabin features a queen-size bed, french balcony, multi-channel radio, flatscreen TV, DVD player, Bose speakers for iPod use, telephone, mini-bar, a safe, walk-in closet, 110/220 outlet, 24 hr room service, L’ Occitane bath amenities, private bathroom with complimentary plush terry robes, and full length closets.
  • Ocean View Suites: Located on Deck 4, 5 Each room is 277 square ft. features a queen-size bed, which can be converted into two twin beds, has a picture window, flat-screen TV, DVD player, Bose speaker system for iPod use, a safe, 110/220 outlets, telephone, mini-bar, 24-hr room service, L’ Occitane bath amenities, a private bathroom with complimentary plush terry robes and full length closets.
  • Prices are per person based on double occupancy. Does not include international airfare, trip cancellation insurance, shipboard purchases, gratuities, pre and post cruise package, or optional excursions. The following additional fees apply based on double occupancy: Port fees of $315 and prepaid gratuities of $125. Single Occupancy: individuals who prefer a cabin to themselves will be charged a 175% surcharge of the double occupancy rate. Share Occupancy is available.
  • Extra Amenities for Source Events group: Airport/Host Hotel transfers to the ship, Hosted cocktail hours and our own private excursions.

Valid Passports Required: Non-US Passport holders may be required to secure a visa. Passports must be valid for six months beyond the return date. Arrival and Departure airport in (KEF).