Circumnavigation of Iceland

Circumnavigation of Iceland
June 1, 2017
12 Days
Aboard the Ocean Diamond
175 Guests
From $8,980
Puffin, Iceland

Expedition Highlights

  • Explore Iceland’s fabled Golden Circle—Thingvellir National Park, Gullfoss Waterfall, and the Geysir Center.
  • View vast colonies of breeding seabirds; kittiwakes, thick-billed murres, guillemots, fulmars, and comical puffins.
  • Meet the residents of colorful fishing villages and stroll through archaeological sites that recall the heyday of Viking exploration.
  • Photograph Iceland’s stunning landscapes—bubbling hot springs, glittering glaciers, soaring volcanoes, and plunging waterfalls.
  • Cruise by Zodiac to search for whales, seals, and other marine mammals that congregate here in the summer months.

Experts in different subject matters tell you everything you ever wanted to know, and even things you didn’t know you wanted to know! History, culture, birds, animals, plants, weather, geology—are all covered. One returns home knowing much more about the world than when they left home.

Adrienne & Russell H.

Expedition Team

Ocean Diamond

Recently refurbished, the 175-guest Ocean Diamond is a superb oceangoing vessel equipped with stabilizers and an ice-hardened hull, allowing her to easily navigate the most rugged natural environments. Each stateroom features configurable beds, flat-screen television, and en suite bathroom. The Ocean Diamond carries a fleet of Zodiacs, available for accessing remote shorelines and islands. 

Gear Up!

  • Binoculars
Amphibian H20 Binoculars

Iceland comes into focus through your Carson 8 x 26 Amphibian Binoculars—waterproof, lightweight, and compact, all the hallmarks of a stellar travel accessory. A multi-coated lens guarantees a crisp, bright image and, of course, they’re fog-proof for those gray Icelandic dawns.

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