Northern Discoveries: Hiking the Landscapes of Greenland & Iceland
Hike protected forests and relax in the mineral-rich waters of the Blue Lagoon, marveling at the diverse natural beauty of the Arctic from an expedition cruise ship.
Program No. 21882RJ
16 days
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At a Glance

From the green in Iceland to the ice in Greenland, learn about some of the world’s most interesting natural phenomena and human legacies of the arctic. Sail to intimate ports for hiking excursions that offer a truly unique perspective of seafaring villages, protected forests, breathtaking sounds and much more.
Activity Level
Moderately Challenging
Walking over rough, rocky and uneven terrain, up to 3-5 miles (note: Days 8 and 10 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.
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 ...

  • Soak in the healing waters of the Blue Lagoon and learn why its mineral-rich properties provide treatment for many skin ailments.
  • Hike in remote and stunning Arctic landscapes in Greenland that offer views of pristine fjords and icebergs.
  • Walk through the old city center and new suburban areas of Nuuk, Greenland’s capital city.
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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.
Eiríkur Eiríksson
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