Akureyri & Husavik

Aug 18, 2017 - National Geographic Orion


A lot of ground was covered today for the guests of the National Geographic Orion. In the morning, we embarked buses in the port of Akureyri and drove southwest into an area of heavy volcanic activity surrounding Lake Myvatn. As we explored this geological hot zone, we were entranced by the bucolic scenery, fascinating rock formations, and of course, appreciated the fields filled with sheep and the iconic Icelandic Horse. We visited volcanoes, lakes, waterfalls, geysers, and even ended up in an incredible whale museum in the fishing and whale watching mecca of Husavik.

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Ryder Redfield

Naturalist/Certified Photo Instructor

Growing up at the base of the Cascade Mountains in the tiny Oregon town of Sisters meant that Ryder was surrounded by wilderness. A childhood of hiking, fishing, hunting for arrowheads, camping, and upland bird hunting resulted in the outdoors feeling far more comfortable than hectic city streets. His passion for the outdoors has perpetually grown and, upon graduating from the University of Oregon, he embraced his wanderlust with even greater vigor. His adventures eventually led him to working with Lindblad Expeditions-National Geographic as a photo instructor.

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Bradford McArthur

Video Chronicler

Bradford McArthur has been shooting film and photos since the 1990's (pre-digital dinosaur!) Committed to filming isolated regions and untold stories through a message of conservation, McArthur founded Forever Exploring Productions in 2009. As a former professional rock/alpine climber and whitewater kayaker he has shot adventure films all over the globe for brands such as Arc'teryx, The North Face, Olympus and many others.

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