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Adventures Afloat: On the Trail of the Vikings: Iceland and Greenland

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Program #21881RJ
14 Days | 13 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Active
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EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. There’s minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding — and rewarding — programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.
Capture the spirit of Erik the Red’s voyage from Iceland to Greenland more than 10 centuries ago as you spend nine nights sailing round-trip from Reykjavik along the shores of Faxaflói Bay and the Snaefellsnes to Greenland’s expansive and icy landscape. Walk with locals in the footsteps of Vikings and heroes of Norse mythology. Bathe in geothermal waters in the land of geysers and volcanoes. Explore sheer cliffs and rugged coastlines by Zodiac in search of puffins and eagles, and learn from scholars and historians in historic settlements of the courageous seafaring people who first tamed the fjords and glaciers of these extreme northern lands.


Highlights

• Explore Reykjavik and the National Museum of Iceland, then venture outside of the city to the site of Iceland’s first parliament and to bathe in the Blue Lagoon.
• Get close to puffins and eagles by Zodiac on Breidafjördur Bay and walk through ancient Viking farms and tiny settlements where Iceland’s heroes were born.
• Talk with students from a local business school in southern Greenland and stand amid ancient ruins from the country’s Norse period.

Itinerary Summary

Arrival Reykjavik (Iceland), 2 nights; embark MV Ocean Diamond, 9 nights (ports of call include: Grundarfjördur, Snaefellsnes Peninsula, Westfjords, Qaqortoq (Greenland), Qassiarsuk Viking Ruins, Nanortalik, Vestmannaeyjar (Iceland)); disembark Reykjavijk, departure.

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12 nights of accommodations
34 meals: 12 breakfasts, 11 lunches, 11 dinners
3 Expert-led lectures
10 Field trips

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