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Explore Iceland's Coast | Visit the Akureyri's Art Alley| Discover the Heimey Island, the Pompei of the North | Visit Godafoss Waterfalls | Explore Local Fishing Towns | See a Striking Geothermal Field |One UNESCO World Heritage Site

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Start your journey with a full day excursion in Iceland's capital city Reykjavik, then embark the elegant M/Y Callisto to continue exploring the country's natural wonders. With your fellow travelers, you will discover a fascinating country with amazing rugged landscapes full of old legacies of Vikings and the Norse. Discover Heimaey Island, the Pompeii of the North, Lake Myvatn, the Namarskard a striking geothermal field, and the Godafoss Waterfall. Journey through the quaint fishing village of Husavik, and visit Siglufjordur a fishing town close to the Arctic Circle.

Callisto sailing in Iceland

About the M/Y CallistoSun DeckUpper DeckMain DeckLower Deck
About the M/Y CallistoSun DeckUpper Deck
Main DeckLower Deck

About the M/Y Callisto

M/Y Callisto
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Ship Overview

The elegant motor yacht Callisto recently joined the Variety Cruises fleet and is true to her name: elegant and classic. She was fully refit and rebuilt in 2000, and was thoroughly renovated in in 2015-16. The M/Y Callisto is of the “boutique” category of cruisers, and offers the highest standard of accommodation, comfort and safety. The yacht’s public areas are cozy and generous, decorated with rich fabrics, handsome woodwork, gleaming brass, antiques and fine works of art. During the day, life on board centers on the indoor and outdoor areas, including the upper deck, indoor and outdoor lounge/bar and dining areas, as well as the cozy library located on the sun deck. In the evening you can relax in the ship’s lounge, enjoy a drink overlooking the stars, or relax with a book in the library with its wraparound windows. Your captain, the program manager and your experienced marine and hotel crewmembers provide service on board.

All cabins include: Individually controlled air conditioning, TV and telephone (for internal use), hairdryers, mini-fridge, central music, public address system and safe boxes.

All rooms sleep two passengers. Category B and C cabins may sleep up to three passengers based upon request and availability. 

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Facts at a Glance

Launched/Rebuilt: 2000/ 2005
Renovated: 2015-2016
Length: 50.00 meters
Breadth: 8.00 meters
Draft: 3.80 meters
Crew: 16 - 18 persons
Cruising speed: 10.00 knots
Cabins: 17
Cabin Categories: 4

Sun Deck

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Sun Deck

The Callisto features two areas to catch some sun: one area is located off of the upper deck near the lounge area, and the other is the individual sun deck (above the upper deck) where the library is located. These areas are perfect for sunbathing- complete with loungers, chairs and umbrellas. The library located on the sun deck has wraparound windows that make it the ideal area to relax with a book while taking in the passing scenery.

Upper Deck

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Outdoor Dining Area

The outdoor dining area where meals are served “al fresco” (weather permitting), is located on the upper deck. It is the ideal place to admire the passing scenery or enjoy a meal while overlooking the stars.

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Indoor Dining Area

The indoor dining room is located on the upper deck and is connected to the lounge/bar area. The classy dining room accommodates all guests on board.

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Indoor Bar and Lounge Area

The indoor bar and lounge area is located on the upper deck and displays exquisite art, adding to the overall elegance and style. This spacious area is surrounded by large picture windows and opens onto the outdoor sitting area.

Main Deck

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Cabin category A twin beds M/Y Callisto Main Deck Iceland Cruise ship yacht

Category A

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The category A cabins are located on the main deck and feature large windows. Category A cabins at the bow section of the main deck are equipped with double beds, while all other category A cabins are equipped with twin beds. Each cabin has a marble-appointed en suite bathroom with a shower. One of the six cabins offer flexible bedding configuration. Average cabin size is 127 sq feet.

Callisto category P double bed cabin cruise Iceland room luxury vacation yacht

Category P

Category P color swatch

The category P cabins are located on the main deck and feature large windows. Category P cabins located at the bow section of the main deck are equipped with double beds, while all other category P cabins at the main deck are equipped with twin beds. Each cabin has a marble-appointed en suite bathroom with a shower. One of the five cabins offer flexible bedding configuration. Average cabin size is 145 sq feet. 

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Swimming Platform

The swimming platform on Callisto’s stern off the main deck enables you to swim off the ship in sheltered bays, weather permitting.

Lower Deck

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Cabin category B twin beds M/Y Callisto cruise Iceland yacht

Category B

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The category B cabins are located on the lower deck and feature portholes. Category B cabins offer twin beds. Each cabin has a marble-appointed en suite bathroom with a shower. Average cabin size is 130 sq feet. 

Cabin category C twin beds M/Y Callisto

Category C

The category C cabins are located on the lower deck and feature portholes. Category C cabins offer twin beds. Each cabin has a marble-appointed en suite bathroom with a shower. Average cabin size is 122 sq feet. 

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Day 1

Early morning arrival in Reykjavik. Meet outside the airport for a full-day tour before embarking on your cruise.  

We’ll start the day with breakfast at a local hotel. Our tour includes three of the country’s most famous landmarks: Þingvellir, Gullfoss, and Geysir, together known as the Golden Circle. Your full-day journey begins with a drive over the moorlands of Mosfellsheiði, an ancient undulating lava field. We’ll reach Þingvellir National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site and one of Iceland’s chief attractions. We’ll leave Þingvellir and continue on to the Gullfoss. The “Golden Waterfall” is the most famous of the country’s numerous waterfalls. The last of the “big three” is Geysir geothermal area, from which the word “geyser” originates. When we return to Reykjavík, we’ll make a scenic drive through the city. Later in the evening, we'll transfer to the ship to begin your 7-night Icelandic cruise. 

Meals | Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

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Heimaey Island
Day 2

We reach Heimaey Island in the morning and discover a community which almost disappeared during a 1973 eruption that buried 400 homes and created a mountain. Heimaey is also known as the “Pompeii of the north.” Our excursions will take us to 2 volcanoes and the Eldheimar Geological Museum, where we’ll learn about the conditions that led to that 1973 event. We leave Heimaey in the afternoon and cruise west to Akranes. Overnight at sea.

Meals | Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

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Day 3

In the morning, we reach Akranes for our optional full-day excursion to Deildartunguhver, Europe’s most powerful thermal spring, and to the Hraunfossar and Barnafoss waterfalls area. We will stop in Reykholt, once an intellectual center and, for many years, home to one of the most important schools in the country. Medieval poet and politician Snorri Sturluson lived and died here. Remains of his farm, and a bathroom with a hot pot and a tunnel between the bath and the house, can still be visited. In the afternoon, we rejoin the ship and sail to the Westfjords. Overnight at sea.

Meals | Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

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Day 4

We sail past the Latrabjarg cliffs, which rise 450 meters over the sea, and reach Bildudalur, the "good-weather-capital of the Westfjords.” Our excursion will feature a walk around Bildudalur, taking us to the Dynjandi waterfall and the Sea Monsters Museum. In the afternoon, we cruise around the Westfjords to Isafjordur. Evening arrival in Isafjordur. Overnight in port.

Meals | Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

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Day 5

Isafjordur is the largest fishing port in Wesfjords, with a trading post dating back to the 16th century. Our afternoon excursion will take us to Bolungarvik and then to Osvor town, where we will visit a restored fisherman's hut. We will tour the Maritime Museum and walk around the town, known for its rich cultural heritage and merchant's homes dating from the 18th century. In the afternoon, we sail to Siglufjordur. Overnight at sea. 

Meals | Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

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Siglufjordur / Husavik
Day 6

This morning, we reach Siglufjordur, Iceland's northernmost city and perhaps its most picturesque port. Once known as the capital of herring fishing, Siglufjordur lies close to the Arctic Circle. A walking tour through the city will take you to the port, the herring museum, and the Folk Music Center housed in Madame House, the oldest house in the city. Late in the afternoon, we sail through the Skjafandi Bay to Husavik port, Europe's whale-watching capital. We will have time to stroll around this charming fishing village and visit the wooden church, the best preserved in Iceland. Overnight in port.

Meals | Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

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Husavik / Akureyri
Day 7

This morning, our full-day optional excursion will take you from Husavik to Akureyri. We will visit Lake Myvatn, Namarksard and Dimmuborgir, all fine examples of the volcanic world, with lava fields, boiling and steaming mud pools, steam vents and craters. After lunch, we continue on the Ring Road to Godafoss: the Falls of the Gods. We’ll hear the Kristni saga recounting the arrival of Christianity and the end of paganism. We rejoin the M/Y Callisto in Akureyri, the capital of northern Iceland. We’ll spend some time walking around this colorful city, visiting, in particular, the art alley. Overnight in port.

Meals | Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

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Day 8

Disembark the M/Y Callisto for your trip to the airport and your return flight.

Meals | Breakfast

Sailing direction and activities in this itinerary should be considered a sample only. Final itineraries are sent to guests one to two weeks prior to departure.

  • One full day, pre-cruise tour of Reykjavik

  • Eight days, seven nights aboard the M/Y Callisto

  • Luxurious and intimate mega yacht experience with only 17 cabins

  • Experienced program manager while aboard the M/Y Callisto

  • Expert local guide while on land excursions 

  • Meals include 8 breakfasts, 7 lunches and 7 dinners

  • Evening entertainment and lectures while aboard the M/Y Callisto

  • All entrance fees to scheduled activities and events

  • All in-country ground transportation and airport transfers*

  • 24-hour emergency customer service hotline

  • Flight concierge service (flight cost additional)

*Round trip transfers available for group flights only to ensure timely boarding on ship.

**Trip-cancellation coverage available for an additional fee through Allianz.

Not included: airfare, baggage fees, gratuities, and port taxes.

Cruise Iceland
DateDouble Occupancy
(per person)
Cuban Visa
 A - $5,995   
Sep 2 – Sep 9, 2017B - $5,195   
 C - $4,795   
 P - $6,295   

Single Supplement Pricing:

CategoryJUN-SEP 2017

Port Tax: Add $295.

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