In the Wake of the Vikings


Explore Iceland's unparalleled geological riches and then take an 8-day cruise to the rugged west coast of Greenland, crossing into the Arctic Circle, to witness ice-filled fjords, calving glaciers, and spectacular icebergs.

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 Gullfoss Waterfall at sunset.  Credit: Aaron Huang  Atlantic puffins  The Blue Lagoon, Iceland  Polar bear in the wild  Polar bear on a glacier  The colorful capital of Reykjavik, Iceland  Gullfoss Waterfall
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Jim Zimbelman

Jim Zimbelman

Aug 2 - 14, 2014

Dr. Jim Zimbelman is a planetary geologist at the Smithsonian’'s National Air and Space Museum where he has served as the chairman of the Center for Earth and Planetary Studies. He has expertise in physics and mathematics (B.A.), geophysics and space physics (M.S. University of California at Los Angeles), as well as geology (Ph.D. Arizona State University). Jim was co-editor of the book Environmental Effects on Volcanic Eruptions: From Deep Oceans to Deep Space,” and has written more than 60 papers and maps for various peer-reviewed scientific journals and books. Over the past 20 years at NASM, he has been involved in the analysis of high-resolution spacecraft imaging and geophysical data of the Earth and terrestrial planets, geologic mapping of Mars and Venus, and other geologic studies of terrestrial planets.