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.
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Program No. 21877RJ
12 days
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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, boarding Zodiacs to navigate pristine fjords, setting foot on glaciers, soaking in soothing hot springs and sitting down with locals to learn about life in tiny villages.
Activity Level
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.
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Small Group
Love to learn and explore in a small-group setting? These adventures offer small, personal experiences with groups of 10 to 24 participants.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Observe and photograph local birds and whales from close proximity.
  • See "Pompeii of the North" — a volcanic crater and houses half-buried from the volcanic eruption of 1973.
  • At the rejuvenating waters of the Blue Lagoon, learn about its geological and man-made history.
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Eiríkur Eiríksson
Eiríkur Eiríksson is the head librarian at the Marine Research Institute in Reykjavík, Iceland. He was born and raised in the Westmann Islands and earned his bachelor’s in Library Science at the University of Iceland in Reykjavík. His areas of expertise are Icelandic history, genealogy and geology.
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Eiríkur Eiríksson
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