Wild Iceland Escape

Aboard National Geographic Resolution

Date: Tue, July 11, 2023 - Sun, July 16, 2023

Trip Status: Taking Reservations

Price: From $6,780 per person

Activity Level: Moderate

Region: Europe

Arrangements: Lindblad Expeditions

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Discover why Iceland is known as the “land of fire and ice” on a voyage to the remote fjords and volcanic isles along the country's western coast. Venture across the stark landscape of an island formed by volcanic eruptions, where the ground is still warmed by geothermal activity. Set out by Zodiac from National Geographic Resolution to view towering cliffs teeming with nesting seabirds and snow-capped plateaus rising into the clouds. Explore the legacy of Viking explorers and intrepid fishermen as you visit historic villages.

We will navigate the dramatic shorelines of the remote and seldom-visited wild Westfjords region, spotting nesting puffins and gannets on the Látrabjarg cliffs and watching for humpback and minke whales in the surrounding waters. We’ll take advantage of the dramatic landscape of the fjord and offer hiking, leisurely explorations of the tundra, and perhaps photography of wildflowers. On Heimaey in the volcanic Westman Islands we drive between the island’s two volcanoes, then visit the ruins of old Viking houses dating back to the year 900 AD. Our expert expedition team will do whatever it takes to ensure you an unforgettable experience and will illuminate each facet of this fascinating region through their enthusiasm and knowledge. If time allows, extend your adventure on one of three optional trip extensions:

Extend your stay in Reykjavik, the world’s northernmost capital. Enjoy the surreal Blue Lagoon and have a guided in-depth experience along the famed Golden Circle.

Explore the geological wonders of Iceland’s Snæfellsnes Peninsula on this post-trip extension. Drive onto a glacier, marvel at towering lava formations, and visit a sparkling blue waterfall. Glimpse hidden worlds under glacial ice and inside a lava tube cave, and encounter heroes of Icelandic history at cultural centers and museums.

Venture into the volcanic heart of the “land of fire and ice” on an exploration of remarkable North Iceland. Discover Mývatn’s jagged lava fields, descend into a glacially carved canyon, and stand on the rim of a vast volcanic crater. Soak in the spray of Dettifoss waterfall—the most powerful waterfall in Europe—and relax in geothermal hot springs after days packed with adventure.

Reservations and Information

To reserve, complete a registration form in the brochure and mail to Duke Travels, Box 90572, Durham, NC 27708, or call (919) 684-2988 to reserve conveniently over the phone and let us know you are mailing your reservation form to hold your space.

To learn more about our travel program or any of our upcoming trips, please contact us at duketravels@duke.edu or 919-684-2988

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Mode of Travel

Ocean Cruise

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