Circumnavigation of Iceland

Circumnavigation of Iceland

30th Anniversary Signature Voyage

June 10, 2020
13 Days
Small-Ship Cruise
135 Guests
From $10,980

Optional Pre-Extension: Hiking Iceland's Interior

Expedition Team

Our leaders have visited Iceland numerous times and will provide valuable insight and commentary on the history, culture, wildlife, and current events of this intriguing country. Fascinating lectures, photo presentations, daily recaps, and informal discussions will enhance your understanding and appreciation of the wonders you will see.

Brent Stephenson

| Expedition Leader
Brent Stephenson

Brent was born in New Zealand and has been a birder since childhood. In 2005 he completed a goal he had from a young age, with the conclusion of his Ph.D., studying the breeding biology of Australasian gannets in New Zealand. This further heightened his interest in seabirds, and in 2003, along with Sav Saville, he rediscovered the “extinct” New Zealand storm-petrel, a bird...

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Lynne Greig

| Cruise Director
Lynne Greig

Lynne was born and raised in South Africa and after finishing her education spent several years teaching there. Her love for travel led her around the globe, and eventually turned into a career in the adventure travel industry as cruise director. Since 1995 she has traveled from Antarctica to the Arctic, through Africa and the Indian Ocean, Russia, the South Pacific, and...

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John Yersin

| Assistant Expedition Leader
John Yersin

John is a microbiologist who worked in the industry for 33 years investigating the impact of industrial wastes and products on the environment. The tools of his trade included diving, hovercraft piloting, and powerboat driving. He conducted marine, freshwater, and terrestrial surveys and then reported the results. Since retirement, John has done consultant work, taught...

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Conrad Field

| Naturalist
Conrad Field

A resident of Homer, Alaska, Conrad is a professional naturalist and biologist as well as an accomplished artist in the media of pen-and-ink and scrimshaw. He owns Northcountry Nature, a small natural history publisher, and has cowritten and copublished guides and children’s books on marine life. Since 1989 Conrad has been a naturalist-lecturer aboard a variety of expedition...

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Richard Jacoby

| Zodiac Driver
Richard Jacoby

Richard’s love of the sea began at a young age, and he has worked on boats from Nova Scotia to the Caribbean, Central America to Alaska, and beyond. He has worked as the captain of a training schooner with a focus on celestial navigation and offshore sailing, and was third mate on the 150-foot topsʼl schooner Californian from Norfolk to San Diego. He eventually settled in...

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Madalena Patacho

| Marine Biologist
Madalena Patacho

Madalena grew up surrounded by Portugal’s maritime history in Belém, where she dreamed about exploring the oceans. Her love for the sea led her to study marine biology and receive a master’s degree in Natural Resources Management, specializing in Ecotourism. After graduating, Madalena moved to Príncipe Island, off the west coast of Africa, and worked with local communities on...

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Jim Wilson

| Ornithologist
Jim Wilson

Jim hails from the seaside town of Cobh, County Cork, Ireland. He is a highly respected ornithologist and ecologist with more than 40 years of birding experience in Ireland, Europe, USA, Africa, the Antarctic, and the Arctic. Before setting out as a full-time freelance wildlife author, tour guide, and broadcaster, Jim had a career in medical laboratory science and pathology IT...

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Mark Brazil

| Ornithologist
Mark Brazil

Mark developed his fascination with the natural world, especially birds and mammals, during his boyhood in the landlocked English county of Worcestershire. He pursued academic interests in biology during studies in England and Scotland, while exploring the coasts and mountains of Britain in search of birds. Mark earned his Ph.D. from Stirling University, Scotland, for his work...

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Tom Sharpe

| Geologist
Tom Sharpe

Originally from Glasgow, Scotland, Tom is a graduate of the universities of Glasgow and Leicester and has spent the last 35 years as a geology curator in the National Museum of Wales. He is a Chartered Geologist, a Fellow of the Geological Society, and a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society, as well as a member of a dozen other geological and polar societies. Tom has over...

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Lisa Kelley

| Zodiac Driver
Lisa Kelley

Lisa Kelley grew up beside the great lakes in upstate New York. After graduating Summa Cum Laude from Northern Michigan University with a Bachelors degree in Health Education and Human Biology, and completing postgraduate work in Immunology, she began working aboard Expedition ships in 2000. Since then she has worked as an Underwater Videographer/Photographer, Logistics...

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Terence Christian

| Archaeologist
Terence Christian

Dr. Terence Christian is an archaeologist and historian specializing in conflict archaeology and military history. Enthralled by historical travel from an early age, his first adventure abroad took him across Scandinavia and through the historic Russian capitals. Since that time, Terence has traveled extensively, visiting most of the world’s continents and oceans both as an...

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Dagný Ívarsdóttir

| Lecturer
Dagný Ívarsdóttir

Formally educated in business communications & marketing from several universities around the world, Dagný first discovered the world of adventure tourism from an office in downtown Reykjavík in 2011. It wasn’t long before she was plotting her escape and disappearing on a one-way trip into the great outdoors, where she has been ever since. Dagný first started working on...

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Colleen Batey

| Archaeologist
Colleen Batey

Dr. Colleen Batey’s childhood passion for archaeology led her to Durham University where she received her doctorate. Her research interests focus on the settlement and burial of Scandinavian settlers and she has excavated extensively on Viking and Late Norse sites in Northern Scotland, Orkney, and Shetland Islands, and more recently in Iceland. Since 2002 Colleen has been a...

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