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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Iceland is a land of unparalleled geological riches and home to some of the most diverse phenomena on Earth—4500 square miles of glaciers, 15 active volcanoes, 10,000 waterfalls, 800 hot springs. Born by the monumental forces unleashed in the movement of the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates, and at the same time carved out by majestic, slow-moving glaciers, the land is a combination of intense energy and total calm. The country of Iceland as we know it continues to take shape, yet parts have hardly changed since the first Viking settlers saw it more than 1100 years ago.
The Reykjavik area coastline is characterized by rugged peninsulas, coves, straits and islands, but the world’s northernmost capital of a sovereign state, said to have been established around A.D. 870, is a technologically advanced center that dominates the culture, economy, government, finances and industry of the country. Perched along the cold waters of the North Atlantic Ocean, Reykjavik is the perfect gateway to Iceland and Greenland. Enjoy breakfast at the Blue Lagoon, with time to rejuvenate in its famous geothermal seawater, and an excursion featuring sites important to Iceland’s history and renowned sagas. Accommodations for one night are in the Four-Star HOTEL BORG. The Pre-Cruise Option is available at additional cost. Details will be provided with your reservation confirmation.