I love island hopping.
Islands offer a chance to connect with small communities and sometimes extremely remote places with beautiful natural surroundings.
I've sailed on amazing voyages to islands in Greece, Alaska and the Caribbean. Now, I think I have found the perfect way to explore Iceland and Greenland. Iceland Pro Cruises has revealed two sailings to the islands of Iceland and Greenland. On these voyages you can discover the immense scenic and cultural variety of the world's largest island, Greenland. Yep, Greenland holds the title. "But Australia!," you say. It loses on a technicality because it's classified as a continent instead.
On the Iceland Pro Cruises journey, you'll sail on the 199-passenger Ocean Diamond to experience the beautiful and fertile south region of Greenland with its fascinating Viking history and modern capital of Nuuk in a traditional Inuit society and the town of Ilulissat with its floating icebergs and UNESCO World Heritage site, Ilulissat Ice Fjord.
The "Iceland and Natural Wonders of Greenland" cruise departs from Reykjavik on July 27 and ends in Kangerlussuaq, Greenland, on August 7. The reverse itinerary "Natural Wonders of Greenland and Iceland" departs Kangerlussuaq on September 2 and returns to Reykjavik on September 13.
Thanks to two stabilizers that significantly reduce roll and an ice-strengthened hull Ocean Diamond is ideal for expeditions in the Arctic region. The ship's compact size allows it to take passengers to places off the traditional cruise routes to experience unique highlights in Iceland and Greenland.
The ship carries Zodiac small boats to take you ashore for excursions. Onboard, you can view the spectacular Arctic scenery from the panorama salon while sailing.
For more info on these cruises, check out the Iceland Pro Cruises website.