Iceland’s Coastal Wonders: Villages, Birdlife and Local Legends

Venture to the lesser-known wonders of Iceland on an expedition ship in search of local legends and spectacular bird colonies that thrive in the land of fire and ice.
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Program No. 23413RJ
11 days
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At a Glance

As the midnight sun casts a soft glow, watch as black sand beaches fade into the distance and cliff-lined fjords emerge on the horizon. Circumnavigate Iceland on an extraordinary expedition to the lesser-explored wonders of nature’s playground. Witness the eternal dance of fire and ice as you learn about the legends inspired by daily life on the volcanic isle. Under the tutelage of world-class instructors, marvel at remote bird colonies clinging to the Westman Islands' dramatic cliffs, observe geothermal features randomly emerging from the countryside and bask at the bizarre backdrops of the Westfjords.
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Keep the Pace

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Watch for the wildlife where bird colonies far outnumber humans and whales swim in polar waters.
  • Survey Iceland’s surreal volcanic landscapes with expert naturalists in the iconic Golden Circle.
  • Learn about daily life and local legends in Iceland’s two largest cities — Reykjavik and Akureyri — and small fishing villages that dot the fjord-lined coast.
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