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Circumnavigation of Iceland
- 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.
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.
Trip Preparation: Gear Up!
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.