Iceland's Lake Myvatn

Jul 30, 2019 - National Geographic Explorer


We enjoyed a packed day today, beginning with a tour of the natural wonders around Lake Myvatn in northern Iceland and ending with a visit to the Arctic Circle. In the morning, we toured the striking geological attractions of the region with stops at a magnificent waterfall, an eerie lava maze, and a pungent and colorful thermal field. After a lunch with a view from the recently constructed Foss Hotel, overlooking Lake Myvatn, we climbed to the top of a volcanic ash crater. After a spectacular dinner on board, and under the light of a midnight sun, National Geographic Explorer visited the island of Grimsey, which touches the Arctic Circle.

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Jacob Edgar

Cultural Specialist

Jacob Edgar is an Ethnomusicologist, world music tastemaker and global explorer with an insatiable curiosity for the diverse ways in which people express themselves through music. Jacob’s adventures have taken him to dozens of countries, and hundreds of the world’s greatest international music festivals, showcases and performance venues in search of exceptional musical talents. Since 1998, Jacob has been the main music researcher for the acclaimed world music compilations label Putumayo World Music, contributing songs and liner notes to over 300 Putumayo collections that combined have sold over 15 million copies. In 2006, Jacob founded the record label Cumbancha, whose artists include some of the top names in international music. In 2009, Jacob embarked on a new adventure as host of a new music and travel television program Music Voyager. The series invites viewers to discover the exciting sounds of the planet and broadcasts on PBS and other stations around the world. While pursuing his undergraduate degree at Oberlin College, where he was a double major in History and Latin American Studies, Jacob conducted field research on music and society in Central America. His love of music took him to the West Coast where Jacob was awarded the Mellon Fellowship in the Humanities and graduated from University of California, Los Angeles in 1994 with a Masters in Ethnomusicology.

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David Pickar

Video Chronicler

David Pickar is a native of Portland, Oregon. He studied anthropology at the University of Oregon, then spent several years working as a field archaeologist. Participating in excavations in countries like Jordan, Belize and Italy and in every corner of the US, allowed him to witness culture and the environment from an unusual perspective.

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