Dramatic Iceland by Foot and by Sea: A Circumnavigation
On an expedition cruise ship, voyage around Iceland, stopping at one phenomenal natural scene after another to hike and learn about this unique land.
Program No. 21878RJ
13 days
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At a Glance

Your hiking boots trace a picturesque coastline as cliff-side blowholes spray seawater skyward. Later, riding a Zodiac in a clear bay, you are awestruck as a mighty whale breeches starboard. At every turn of this educational adventure in Iceland, unexpected beauty and natural phenomena abound as you learn while exploring its ice, sand and lava by foot, and by weaving into fjords and pristine bays by water craft. Discover why this extraordinary Land of Fire and Ice has an evolving story like no other.
Activity Level
Outdoor: Spirited
Walking over rough, rocky and uneven terrain, up to 3-5 miles (note: Days 6 and 12 will be bit longer: 8 and 6 miles, respectively) over the course of the day. This program includes an excursion by Zodiac; the final step to board this vessel is 14 to 18 inches.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Walk to Gullfoss waterfall and learn why the threat of a landowner’s daughter, Sigríður Tómasdottir, to plunge into the Gullfoss turned it into a natural treasure.
  • At the magnificent glacier Lagoon of Jökulsarlon, float past magnificent icebergs in a specially equipped boat and hike the extraordinary lava fields of Berserkjahraun.
  • Swim in the rejuvenating waters of Blue Lagoon and visit the site of the first Icelandic parliament at Thingvellir National Park.
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