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Circumnavigating Iceland: A Small Ship Expedition

Program No. 24370RJ
Circumnavigate Iceland’s unique natural wonders on an expedition voyage that will bring you up close with glaciers, fjords, whales, puffins and so much more.

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At a Glance

The most sparsely populated country in Europe, Iceland is filled with awe-inspiring natural beauty. Join us for a once-in-a-lifetime circumnavigation of Iceland on board the expedition ship, Ocean Endeavor. Explore dramatic fjords, medieval fishing villages and wildlife on land and sea. Via Zodiac, get up-close to dramatic fjords, hot springs and ice-filled lagoons as you search for seals, whales and puffins. Learn about volcanic activity and the unique and varied landscape from local experts. Along the way, enjoy a reenactment at the Herring Era Museum, take a field trip to the Akureyri Botanical Gardens and walk up to Tvisöngur Sound Sculpture.
Activity Level
Keep the Pace
I like to spend much of the day exploring. Whether walking through historic neighborhoods at a moderate pace or out and about on a coach, I prefer to keep my days full. Stairs don’t bother me, and I love to keep up with the group.
Small Group
Small Group
Love to learn and explore in a small-group setting? These adventures offer small, personal experiences with groups of 13 to 24 participants.

What You'll Learn

  • Visit the Blue Lagoon, located in a lava field, to discover its rejuvenating, healing waters and geological history.
  • Experience remote Arctic hamlets with their colorful houses, cheerful people and Icelandic folk music, bakeries and breweries.
  • Get up close to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Ilulissat Ice Fjord at the mouth of one of the world’s most active glaciers.
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