Hvita, Iceland

Iceland

A nature lover’s dream, Iceland is soon becoming a travel hot spot. Get there now with Zegrahm Expeditions’ Iceland tours and you’ll have access to off-the-beaten path exploration as we cruise in comfort and rugged safety in and out of the country’s ports and coves. Throughout our Iceland guided tour, we’ll have the opportunity to meet the citizens of colorful fishing villages, explore Viking ruins, and cruise by Zodiac to remote islands and shorelines, populated by thousands of nesting seabirds. Designed to provide the most comprehensive experience possible, our Iceland tours bring us to Látrabjarg cliff, Iceland’s westernmost cape, to the fabled Golden Circle—Thingvellir National Park, Gullfoss waterfall and the Geysir Center—and into centuries-old villages, where we’ll meet the residents and explore their history and daily life.

Upcoming Iceland Expeditions

  • The Untamed North: Iceland to Greenland

    July 27August 11, 2016

    Iceland enchants with its mighty glaciers and geothermal hotspots, while Greenland beckons with its glittering icebergs and wildflower-bedecked tundra—hike, sail by Zodiac, photograph, and commune with seabirds in these ethereal landscapes.

Beyond the Destination

Interesting Perspectives from Our Explorations in Iceland

  • Complimentary Kayaking
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    Kayaking in the Arctic

    July 9, 2015 | Blog Post

    “It’s not that kayakers see anything different than the rest of the participants; it’s that they see it in a different way.”

    I always say this to my small groups who have signed up for one of our onboard kayaking programs. But it’s not always true. Sometimes we do see things that others don’t.

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    Antarctica, South Georgia & the Falkland Islands
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    To the Polar Extremes in 2015

    June 12, 2015 | Blog Post

    For 25 years, we have taken inquisitive travelers to the ends of the Earth and 2015 is no different. We’re thrilled to be returning to both the Far North and the Far South this year, exploring two true polar extremes.

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    Polar bear
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    Polar Bears—Their Plight and Prospects

    June 8, 2015 | Blog Post

    Found only within the Arctic Circle, polar bears show amazing prowess in adaptability. The world’s largest land carnivore weighing upwards of 1,300 pounds, the polar bear evolved from its brethren, the grizzly, around 200,000 years ago—the blink of an eye in Darwin time. Yet science shows it didn’t take long for these amazing creatures to adapt to the Arctic’s open sea-ice environment.

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  • Qeqertarsuaq
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    The ABCs of the Greenlandic Language

    June 3, 2015 | Blog Post

    Sisimiut. Ilulissat. Kangerlussuaq. Qeqertarsuaq

    Their names don’t exactly roll off the tongue; yet these coastal towns in western Greenland share a traditional Inuit culture that reaches back nearly 5,000 years, as well one of the main Eskaleut or Eskimo-Aleut languages.

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    The Vikings—Those Pirating, Pillaging Pagans of the North

    June 1, 2015 | Blog Post

    As Christianity spread throughout Northern Europe during the Middle Ages, those who refused to believe the new dogma were driven underground. Pagans across Scandinavia secretly held onto their ancient Norse myths—particularly those of Thor, the god of thunder, noble warrior, and divine protector.

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    Rainforests & Reefs
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    Our Founders & Field Directors Share Their Favorite 2014 Expeditions

    January 2, 2014 | Blog Post

    Happy New Year! Whether we traveled with you on our recent West Coast of South America or Tasmania to New Zealand journeys, are about to see you in Antarctica, or perhaps haven’t had the pleasure to travel with you lately, we always reflect fondly on our fellow Zegrahm travelers at this time of year.

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  • Russian Far East
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    If You Can Pronounce Zegrahm, You Have to Give These Sites a Try

    September 19, 2013 | Blog Post

    At Zegrahm, we pride ourselves on taking our explorers to the ends of the earth, be it the continent of Antarctica, or an island in the middle of the Indian Ocean with seven syllables—we're looking at you, Thiruvananthapuram. Here is a list of our favorite, if hard to pronounce, off-the-beaten-path destinations you simply can’t miss in 2014:

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    Puffin by Kevin Clement
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    Ode to Iceland

    September 22, 2011 | Blog Post

    Our recently completed Circumnavigation of Iceland expedition left quite the impression on some, including Zegrahm renaissance man, Kevin Clement. Enjoy his poem below, and water colors above.

     

    Ode to Iceland (with apologies to Robert Service)

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    Vatnajökull, Iceland
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    On Location: On Top of the World, Iceland

    August 5, 2011 | Blog Post

    We experienced the splendor of Iceland’s Vatnajökull ice cap from two very different perspectives, and with the help of several different means of transportation. At a lagoon littered with icebergs from a calving glacier, we boarded amphibious vehicles called “Ducks” that drove directly into the water, trading their tires for propellers.

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  • Arctic Terns
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    On Location: Vigur Island, Iceland

    July 28, 2011 | Blog Post

    The tiny island of Vigur in Iceland’s western fjords has been owned and inhabited by the same family for over 130 years. We arrived by Zodiac to meet the family who live on this remote outpost, and came away greatly appreciating the hard work and resourcefulness that have allowed them to thrive here for generations.

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    Vigur Island
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    On Location: Vigur, Iceland & Arctic Terns

    July 28, 2011 | Blog Post

    The tiny island of Vigur in Iceland’s western fjords has been owned and inhabited by the same family for over 130 years. We arrived by Zodiac to meet the family who live on this remote outpost, and came away greatly appreciating the hard work and resourcefulness that have allowed them to thrive here for generations.

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    Puffin
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    On Location: Heimaey, Iceland

    July 30, 2009 | Blog Post

    A following wind saw us arrive ahead of schedule at the little port of Heimaey in the Westman Islands off the southern coast of Iceland. The narrow entrance to the harbor was spectacular, with a 36-year old lava flow on one side and steep lava cliffs on the other.

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More Options for Exploration

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