Akureyri and Siglufjörður,

Jul 12, 2018 - National Geographic Explorer

National Geographic Explorer came alongside in some much-needed sunshine in the town of Akureyri. With the help of shuttle buses, guests were given the morning to explore the city and enjoy the weather. Highlights included the botanical gardens—which were surprisingly vibrant and rich in flora given their northerly location—and a church from the 1940s. The ship then headed to Siglufjörður, once home to a booming herring fishing industry. We spent the afternoon diving back into the lives of the herring girls at the museum.

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Jamie Coleman

Naturalist/Certified Photo Instructor

Jamie is from England. He grew up in Oxford, about as far from the sea as you can get in the UK, yet somehow decided he would work in marine biology and conservation. Ever since he reached his teens, he has dedicated time to this passion, working and volunteering in various roles on nature reserves and in aquariums. It was no surprise that in 2007, he left home to study marine biology at the University of Newcastle.

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