Silversea Expedition Cruises To DJUPIVOGUR

DJUPIVOGUR

Situated in the southeastern part of Iceland, the little town of Djupivogur is one of the easiest spots in Iceland to reach from northern Europe. Evidence of this is apparent in the presence of a trading post built here as early as the 16th century. In the modern era, fishing is still important, but tourism is increasing more and more. Nearby Bulandsnes has a renowned bird sanctuary, and Papey Island just slightly to the east, is home to large colonies of Atlantic Puffins. View more

Djupivogur is also not too far from Vatnajökull National Park. Covering 13% of Iceland, it is Europe’s largest national park. Boat rides are a popular activity from Djupivogur across the lagoon to see the Vatnajökull glacier’s several tongues in different shades of white, translucent and blue in the ice.

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Excursions in DJUPIVOGUR

Jökulsárlón Cruise and Scenic Drive

Experience the unrivalled beauty of the Jökulsárlón Lagoon during this incredibly scenic, full-day sightseeing excursion via coach and boat.


Djupivogur, Höfn Village, Mountains, Glacier Tongues

Depart the pier for the scenic, approximately 1.5-hour drive to the beautiful and serene village of Höfn. En route, pass by the spectacular mountains of Djúpivogur, including Búlandstindur and Teigarhorn, which lays claim to having the finest deposit of zeolites in Iceland. After a comfort stop in Höfn, take a short drive through this town and its dramatic landscape, then continue on between the mountains, where icy blue glacier tongues penetrate downwards to the low ground.


Vatnajökull Ice Cap, Pastoral Landscape

Towering high above this beautiful setting rises the mighty Vatnajökull Ice Cap, the third-largest in the world and largest outside of the Arctic regions. Head westward through pastoral landscape squeezed between the shifting black sands on the seaward side, and cliffs and glacial outflows inland. Here, agriculture and wildlife exist in harmony; the grasslands are rich in wildflowers, and harbour a variety of nesting birds. Your next stop is at the Jökulsárlón Lagoon.


Jökulsárlón Lagoon Cruise, Icebergs, Lunch, Höfn Village

This approximately 328-foot-deep (about 100-metre-deep) glacial river lagoon was carved from the glacier Breiðamerkurjökull, and is filled with large icebergs. The glacial lagoon began to form around 1950; before this, the Jökulsá River flowed from under the glacier directly out to sea, swiftly and dangerously. Today, the Jökulsárlón Lagoon is popular with visitors who cruise on the waters between the majestic icebergs. Upon arrival, embark a boat for an approximately 30-minute cruise along the pristine waters and incredibly beautiful surrounds of this glacial lagoon. Following your cruise, re-board your coach and proceed for lunch at a local restaurant. After lunch, re-board your coach and return to the village of Höfn for a comfort stop, then re-board your coach and commence the approximately 1.5-hour drive back to the pier.


Please note: This tour involves a moderate amount of walking for approximately 437 yards (about 400 metres), at times over uneven, gravel and grassy surfaces, with a few steps to negotiate to get on/off the coach and embark/disembark the boat. This tour is not suitable for guests with a fear of heights, guests prone to motion sickness, guests with a fear of tunnels, guests with limited mobility, and guests who utilise a wheelchair. Guests are advised to wear warm, comfortable clothing in layers with sturdy, flat, closed-toe and non-slip walking shoes, and bring sun protection and a weatherproof jacket from the ship. Helmets and life vests are provided for the lagoon cruise. The driving distance between the pier and Höfn is approximately 1.5 hours in each direction. A signed waiver is required to participate on this tour. The tour sequence may vary. Operation of this tour is subject to weather conditions.

Papey Island Boat Tour

Visit a small island in East Iceland and experience the magnificient unspoilt nature.


Papey Island

Board a small boat and for a 50-minute boat scenic tour from Djupivogur to Papey Island. This is the largest island off the east coast of Iceland, about .8 square miles (2 square kilometres) in area, and the only populated one until a few decades ago. There was only one farm there and a church built in 1902. The highest lying point of the island, Hellisbjarg, is only 190 feet (58 metres) high.


On the island you will have a chance to walk around see the magnificent bird cliffs, seals, the old wooden Church and hear about the history of the island. It is presumed the island was inhabited by Irish monks, when the Nordic settlement of Iceland started. The monks were called "Papar", hence the name of the island.


Board the small boat for picturesque 50-minute boat ride back to Djupivogur.


Please note: This tour requires guests to walk for about 600 yards (500 metres) to explore the island. However, to walk around the island guests must be able to climb up/down a wooden staircase of about 70 stairs then trek on an unpaved pathway up/down an incline for several metres. This is not a long walk but it is not a gentle walk either and is only suitable for those who are fit. Guests unable to walk up/downhill and up/down staircases may remain on the boat but will miss the island visit. Boat utilised is a local multi-purpose vessel and not a deluxe cruiser. Bench seating accommodates up to 15. Stepping on/off the boat might be challenging. Guests should dress in layers according to the local weather conditions and bring their camera. Participation is very limited due to the size of the boat; all seating is used to accommodate as many guests as possible. We recommend you book well in advance to avoid disappointment.Note that as it is a boat ride, water may splash on the boat so it is recommended to wear a waterproof outer layer. Infrastructure is limited in Djúpivogur; transportation and guides are often used for more than one tour.

The Valley of the Waterfalls

Embrace the spectacular natural splendour of Iceland's ruggedly beautiful landscape during this half-day, off-road excursion.


Djúpivogur, Moors, Valleys, Mountains and Waterfalls

Depart the pier for a scenic drive through the valleys and moors near the lovely village of Djúpivogur. Along the way, marvel at the rugged beauty of Iceland's diverse topography, which features an abundance of magnificent landscapes, nature, waterfalls, mountains, and reindeer.


East Fjords, Towering Mountains and Coastal Views.

Your off-road excursion also offers wonderful panoramic vistas of the impressive East Fjords, which feature towering mountains scaled by bare rock faces, and ridged by the forces of weather and wind. They tumble from lofty heights, and plunge vertically into the sea. At the conclusion of your Jeep tour, commence the drive back to the pier.


Please note: This tour involves a moderate amount of walking for approximately 547 yards (about 500 metres), at times over uneven surfaces, with a few steps to negotiate to get on/off the Jeep. This tour is not suitable for pregnant guests, guests with back and/or neck problems, guests with limited mobility and guests who utilise a wheelchair. Guests are advised to wear warm, comfortable clothing in layers with flat, closed-toe walking shoes, and bring sun protection and a waterproof jacket or coat from the ship. Guests must be at least five years old to participate on this tour; guests under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Infrastructure is limited in Djúpivogur; transportation and guides are often used for more than one tour. Although frequently encountered on this type of tour, animal sightings are not guaranteed.

Vatnajökull Adventure and sightseeing

Explore the spectacular panoramic beauty of one of the largest glaciers in the world during this unforgettable, full-day sightseeing excursion.


Djúpivogur, Höfn, Mýrar District, Mountains, Glacier Tongues, Cliffs, Atlantic Ocean, Wildlife

Depart the pier for the scenic, approximately 1.5-hour drive to Höfn. Following a comfort stop and short drive through this town and its dramatic landscape, your drive continues on through the beautiful Mýrar District, where steep mountains rise on the landward side and the Atlantic Ocean surges on the other. Between the mountains, icy blue glacier tongues penetrate downwards to the low ground. Towering high above this beautiful setting rises the mighty Vatnajökull Ice Cap, the third-largest in the world and largest outside of the Arctic regions. Head westward through pastoral landscape squeezed between the shifting black sands on the seaward side, and cliffs and glacial outflows inland. Here, agriculture and wildlife exist in harmony; the grasslands are rich in wildflowers, and harbour a variety of nesting birds.


Skálafellsjökull Glacier, Vatnajökull Ice Cap, Glacier Walk, Glacier Hut, Lunch

Leaving the highway, take an exhilarating ride up a tortuous road to the Skálafellsjökull Glacier and onto the Vatnajökull Ice Cap. This hair-raising ascent offers spectacular panoramic views of your surrounds. Upon arrival, switch to a glacier vehicle, then venture into this brilliant white, majestic and peaceful world, where thrilling trails lead over the wide expanse of snow. Experience Europe's largest glacier at very close quarters, with the added thrill of knowing that several active volcanoes are lurking under the hundreds of metres of ice below. At the conclusion of this unique glacial experience, proceed for lunch at Smyrlabjörg then re-board your coach and drive back down to the coast. After a comfort stop at Höfn, re-board your coach and commence the approximately 1.5-hour drive back to the pier.


Please note: This tour involves a moderate amount of walking for approximately 109 yards-219 yards (about 100 metres-200 metres), at times over uneven, gravel and snowy surfaces, with a few steps to negotiate to get on/off the coach and glacier vehicle. This tour is not suitable for pregnant guests, guests with back and/or neck problems, guests with heart and/or respiratory conditions, guests with a fear of heights, guests prone to motion sickness, guests with a fear of tunnels, guests with limited mobility, and guests who utilise a wheelchair. Guests are advised to wear warm, comfortable clothing in layers with sturdy, flat, closed-toe and non-slip walking shoes, and bring sun protection and a weatherproof jacket from the ship. Guests must be at least 13 years old to participate on this tour. The glacier vehicles utilised on this tour may include a 4x4 Jeep, snow-scooter or snow truck, and are selected by the local operator based upon the conditions on the glacier. A valid driver's license is required to ride the glacier vehicles. The driving distance between the pier and the Vatnajökull Ice Cap is approximately 1.5 hours in each direction. Although frequently encountered on this type of tour, animal sightings are not guaranteed. A signed waiver is required to participate on this tour. The tour sequence may vary. Operation of this tour is subject to weather conditions.

Wilderness 4x4 Mountain tour

Explore one of Iceland's hidden treasures, the Lónsöræfi, during this picturesque, off-road excursion to the remote highlands.


Djupivogur, Hvannagil Canyon, Jökulsá í Lóni River, Lónsöræfi, Vatnajökull Ice Cap

Depart the pier for the scenic, approximately 75-minute drive to Hvannagil, with a comfort stop en route. Hvannagil is a deep, rugged and colourful rhyolite canyon on the eastern bank of the Jökulsá í Lóni River. After a stop here, re-board your coach and continue on the Lónsöræfi, or 'Lagoon Wilderness'. The Lónsöræfi area takes its name from Lón, a glacial river valley surrounded by extraordinary, colourful rhyolite mountains. Towering high above this beautiful setting rises the mighty Vatnajökull Ice Cap, the third-largest in the world and largest outside of the Arctic regions.


Highland Trails, Wilderness, Illikambur Drive and Summit, Mountains, Valleys, Barren Plains, Lunch

Through the centuries, highland trails in this wilderness area along the edge of the glacier were utilised to travel between the north and south parts of the country. A number of old cairns can be spotted here; relics left by travellers of the past. Drive along a mountain track, only suitable for big Jeeps, on Illikambur, or (Evilsridge), and maybe even cross rivers en route. A stop is made for a short walk to the top of Illikambur to marvel at the colourful landscape and take photographs, and enjoy a picnic lunch amidst your magnificent surroundings of mountains, valleys and barren plains. After lunch, re-board your coach and commence the approximately 45-minute drive back to the pier.


Please note: This tour involves an extensive amount of off-road driving over bumpy and uneven natural surfaces and inclines, with a few steps to negotiate to get on/off the Jeep. This tour is not suitable for pregnant guests, guests with back and/or neck problems, guests with heart and/or respiratory conditions, guests with a fear of heights, guests prone to motion sickness, guests with a fear of tunnels, guests with limited mobility, and guests who utilise a wheelchair. Guests are advised to wear warm, comfortable clothing in layers with sturdy, flat, closed-toe and non-slip walking shoes, and bring sun protection and a weatherproof jacket from the ship. The tour sequence may vary. Operation of this tour is subject to weather conditions. Space on this tour is very limited; we suggest you book in advance to avoid disappointment.

An Introduction to Silversea Expeditions

“Voyage of a lifetime” does not even begin to describe a Silversea Expedition experience. Imagine the comfort and intimacy of our ships, coupled with the most intriguing, far-flung destinations on earth. With over 590 destinations on all 7 continents, this is expedition cruising at its finest. Our uniquely curated itineraries with excursions adapted to individual ability and interest cater to all, while our knowledgeable and enthusiastic experts lead the way. Butler service, highest crew to guest ration in the industry and all-inclusivity make a Silversea Expedition cruise like nothing you have ever experienced.