Rauðanes and Seyðisfjörður, Iceland

Aug 01, 2018 - National Geographic Explorer


After a late-night crossing of the Arctic Circle, guests aboard National Geographic Explorer enjoyed a well-earned lazy morning. We ate a late breakfast and then repositioned into Rauðanes, home to towering, columnar basalt structures and seabird colonies. To explore the spectacular coastline, we set out in Zodiacs, navigating among geological formations such as caves and arches. The shore was filled with birds. We spotted waders and puffins, even kittiwakes on the cliffs, and some sharp-eyed guests were treated to views of gyrfalcon. After the morning’s excitement, we made our way down the east coast to Seyðisfjörður for a late evening ashore in town.

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James Coleman

Naturalist

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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