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Iceland

Fire and Ice: A Circumnavigation of Mystical Iceland

On an expedition cruise ship, discover Iceland’s natural fjords, geysers, glaciers and fascinating human history during a voyage around this dramatic country.
Rating (4.25)
Program No. 21877RJ
Length
13 days
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7,499
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Iceland

Fire and Ice: A Circumnavigation of Mystical Iceland

On an expedition cruise ship, discover Iceland’s natural fjords, geysers, glaciers and fascinating human history during a voyage around this dramatic country.
Length
13 days
Starts at
7,499
Special Offer
Click on Dates & Prices below to see special offer details.
Flights start at
FREE
Length
13 days
Rating (4.25)
Starts at
7,499
Special Offer
Click on Dates & Prices below to see special offer details.
Flights start at
FREE
Program No. 21877RJ

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Ship Outside Ship Balcony
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A cabin with a window or porthole to view the outside.

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A cabin featuring a verandah, or balcony, that allows you to step outside without going to a public deck.

May 24 - Jun 5, 2023
Ship Outside 7,499
Ship Balcony 11,999
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Jun 2 - Jun 14, 2023
Ship Outside 7,799
Ship Balcony 12,499
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Jun 11 - Jun 23, 2023
Ship Outside 7,799
Ship Balcony 12,499
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Jun 20 - Jul 2, 2023
Ship Outside 7,799
Ship Balcony 12,499
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Jun 29 - Jul 11, 2023
Ship Outside 7,799
Ship Balcony 12,499
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Jul 8 - Jul 20, 2023
Ship Outside 7,799
Ship Balcony 12,499
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Jul 17 - Jul 29, 2023
Ship Outside 7,799
Ship Balcony 12,499
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Jul 26 - Aug 7, 2023
Ship Outside 7,799
Ship Balcony 12,499
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DATES & PRICES

Ship Outside Ship Balcony
Accommodation Details

A cabin with a window or porthole to view the outside.

Accommodation Details

A cabin featuring a verandah, or balcony, that allows you to step outside without going to a public deck.

May 24 - Jun 5, 2023
Ship Outside 11,999
Ship Balcony 16,999
Special Offer

Enroll by Nov. 30, 2022 for free air from select cities! Ask about other cities!

Jun 2 - Jun 14, 2023
Ship Outside 12,499
Ship Balcony 17,499
Special Offer

Enroll by Nov. 30, 2022 for free air from select cities! Ask about other cities!

Jun 11 - Jun 23, 2023
Ship Outside 12,499
Ship Balcony 17,499
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Enroll by Nov. 30, 2022 for free air from select cities! Ask about other cities!

Jun 20 - Jul 2, 2023
Ship Outside 12,499
Ship Balcony 17,499
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Enroll by Nov. 30, 2022 for free air from select cities! Ask about other cities!

Jun 29 - Jul 11, 2023
Ship Outside 12,499
Ship Balcony 17,499
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Jul 8 - Jul 20, 2023
Ship Outside 12,499
Ship Balcony 17,499
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Jul 17 - Jul 29, 2023
Ship Outside 12,499
Ship Balcony 17,499
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Jul 26 - Aug 7, 2023
Ship Outside 12,499
Ship Balcony 17,499
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At a Glance

Turquoise thermal pools. Otherworldly waterfalls. Towering blue icebergs. Iceland is an astonishing package of the planet’s natural wonders. Discover them on colorful display — fjords, geysers, glaciers, volcanoes — during an extraordinary learning voyage around this dramatic country. From Reykjavik on the southwest coast, sail clockwise around the island and navigate pristine fjords, setting foot on a glacier and soaking in soothing hot springs.
Activity Level
Keep the Pace
Walking up to two miles daily over rough, rocky and uneven terrain. This program includes an excursion by Zodiac; the final step to board this vessel is 14 to 18 inches.

Best of all, you’ll…

  • Have opportunities to observe birds and whales up close.
  • See "Pompeii of the North" — a volcanic crater and houses half-buried from the volcanic eruption of 1973.
  • Learn about the geology of the rejuvenating waters at the Blue Lagoon.
Visit the Road Scholar Bookshop
You can find many of the books we recommend at the Road Scholar store on bookshop.org, a website that supports local bookstores.
Iceland Adventure Map
by National Geographic
A detailed map at a scale of 1:465,000, printed on handy tear- and water-resistant paper.
Insight Guide Iceland
by Insight Guides
This guide emphasizes culture and history, with wonderful photographs, maps and essays from experts.
Hrafnkel's Saga and Other Icelandic Stories
by Herman Palsson (Translator)
This collection of the most famous of Icelandic sagas includes stories with titles like Thorstein the Staff-Struck and Ale Hood. Dating from the 12th century, these tales vividly recreate the society of medieval Iceland.
Letters from Iceland
by W.H. Auden
Written with fellow poet Louis MacNiece, this quirky, under-appreciated masterpiece captures the spirit of Iceland, its people and landscapes.
A Naturalist's Guide to the Arctic
by E.C. Pielou
A primer on Arctic climate, geography, plants, birds, mammals and insects in a single nicely written book. It's a highly recommended, enthusiastic guide to natural history throughout the Circumpolar North.
The Almost Nearly Perfect People, Behind the Myth of the Scandinavian Utopia
by Michael Booth
Guardian journalist Booth writes with laugh-out-loud humor and brutal candor about the Scandinavians, mixing history and his own experiences in Nordic regions in this searing cultural portrait.
Ring of Seasons, Iceland, Its Culture and History
by Terry G. Lacy
A longtime resident of Reykjavik, Lacy weaves tales of family life, anecdote, lore and history into this illuminating personal portrait of Iceland.
Names for the Sea, Strangers in Iceland
by Sarah Moss
A stranger in a strange land, British novelist Sarah Moss captures the spirit of Iceland in this tale of a year in the Reykjavik with her husband and two children.
The Sagas of Icelanders
by Jane Smiley (Editor), Robert Kellog (Introduction)
Nine sagas and six tales composed between the years 1000 and 1500, including an account of Leif Eriksson's voyage to North America, all newly translated.
Burial Rites
by Hannah Kent
Setting her story against Iceland's stark landscape, Hannah Kent reimagines the final days of a young woman who was accused of murder in Iceland in 1829.
Independent People, An Epic
by Halldor Laxness
Rich in local color, this great mock-epic by the Icelandic Nobel Prize-winner features the indelible Bjartur of Summerhouses, a hard-headed, independent-minded sheep farmer.
Birds of Europe
by Lars Svensson
Featuring 3,500 glorious paintings by Killian Mullarney and Dan Zetterstrom, the second edition of this exquisite guide features updated text and maps.
The Arctic, A Guide to Coastal Wildlife
by Tony Soper
An essential handbook for the ship-based traveler, this compact guide to the plants, marine mammals and birds of the Circumpolar North features handsome watercolor illustrations and lively text. This new edition includes a section on the Bering Sea.
Penguin Historical Atlas of the Vikings
by John Haywood
This history of the Vikings tells their story through a series of innovative maps and excellent photographs. It traces the routes of 9th-century Viking merchants and explorers throughout Europe and the New World.
Song of the Vikings, Snorri and the Making of Norse Myths
by Nancy Marie Brown
Brown brings to life not just the great Norse tales of medieval Iceland but also the life and times of the worldly Icelandic chieftain, known as the "Homer of the North."
North: The New Nordic Cuisine of Iceland
by Evan Sung (Photographer), Jody Eddy, Gunnar Gislason
Catering to a rising interest in Nordic cuisine, this cookbook celebrates Iceland’s food alongside its haunting landscapes, portrayed in starkly beautiful, full-color photos.





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