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Boston to Iceland & Europe Cruises

Every year there are cruises from Boston to Iceland and Europe. One round-trip cruise is to several ports in Iceland, Greenland and Canada. The other round-trip cruise goes all the way to Europe and makes stops in Iceland, Greenland, Norway, Netherlands, Scotland and Ireland.

The 24-day cruise from Boston to Iceland is on Holland America Line. It departs August 3, 2022, and visits Sydney (Nova Scotia), Corner Brook (Newfoundland), Red Bay (Labrador), Qaqortoq (Greenland), Isafjordur (Iceland), Akureyri (Iceland), Seydisfjordur (Iceland), Djupivogur (Iceland), Reykjavik (Iceland), Nanortalik (Greenland), St Anthony (Newfoundland), St Johns (Newfoundland), Halifax (Nova Scotia) and Bar Harbor (Maine).

The 35-day cruise from Boston to Europe is called the "Voyage of the Vikings" and is also on Holland America Line. In 2022 the cruise departs July 9 and goes to Bar Harbor (Maine), Red Bay (Labrador), Qaqortoq (Greenland), Reykjavik (Iceland)(overnight), Djupivogur (Iceland), Alesund (Norway), Bergen (Norway), Rotterdam (Netherlands)(overnight), Dublin (Ireland), Scrabster (Scotland), Seydisfjordur (Iceland), Akureyri (Iceland), Isafjordur (Iceland), Nanortalik (Greenland), St Anthony (Newfoundland), St Johns (Newfoundland) and Halifax (Nova Scotia).

The itinerary begins with a stop at Bar Harbor in Maine. It is a summer resort town on Mount Desert Island. See the Millionaire's Row mansions and Acadia National Park.

Red Bay, Labrador, Canada is a UNESCO World Heritage site. The town is known for its Basque history.

Qaqortoq, Greenland, is one of the prettiest towns in all of Greenland. Explore the colonial buildings, Inuit culture, and the "Stone and Man" carvings. The hot water spring site of Uunartoq is a little farther south.

Blue Lagoon Iceland
Reykjavik Iceland

The cruise continues to Iceland and an overnight stay in Reykjavik. Enjoy thermal pools and spas, fascinating museums, famous restaurants, great music, and unique shopping.

Djupivogur, Iceland, is a charming village with famous sculptures, bird watching, seal watching boat tours.

The Geirangerfjord (Norway) "Seven Sisters" waterfalls cascade from near-vertical cliffs. Trollstigen road snakes over mountainsides and offers nerve-racking but stunning sights.

Alesund, Norway, was voted Norway's most beautiful town and is located at the entrance to fjords. Admire the town's art nouveau architecture. Visit a viking museum. Go on a hike or a boat trip. See puffins.

Bergen, Norway, is a Unesco World Heritage site. It's another gateway to adventures on fjords. Take the Floibanen funicular or Ulriken cable car up into the mountains. Enjoy excellent seafood.

Voringsfossen Norway
Rotterdam Netherlands

Rotterdam, Netherlands, is a port city known for art and architecture. Visit the famous Cube Houses and the amazing modern Market Hall. See MiniWorld Rotterdam.

Dublin, Ireland, is famous for many things and the attractions include Dublin Castle, Ha'Penny Bridge, Trinity College, the National Gallery of Ireland, and the shopping of Grafton Street.

Scrabster, Scotland is the most northerly large port on mainland Britain and was established by the Vikings. Tours leave for other small towns in the scenic region.

Iceland puffins
Akureyri Iceland

Seydisfjordur, Iceland, is made up of colorful wooden homes against a backdrop of snowcapped mountains and dramatic waterfalls. It's in East Iceland away from most tourists. See reindeer, puffins and black sand beaches.

Akureyri, Iceland, offers whale watching tours, hiking paths, and the Akureyri Botanical Garden.

Isafjordur, Iceland, is surrounded by mountains and features a waterfall, nature preserve, and a large seabird colony at Hornbjarg cliff. It is known for music and visual arts.

In Nanortalik, Greenland, polar bears sometimes pass through town in the summer. Take a tour of the rugged wilderness.

The cruise finishes with three stops in Canada. St Anthony and St Johns, Newfoundland, have iceberg tours, the Rooms museum, and jelly bean houses. In Halifax, Nova Scotia, tour the Citadel fort, Pier 21, the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic, and the landscape of the south shore.

See the full range of round-trip Transatlantic cruises. This one from Boston is one of a select few.

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