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.
National Geographic Explorer
This beautiful expedition day in Ísafjarđardjup began with Zodiac cruises exploring the shores of Ædey Island: the rocks, the birds, and whales! We found several humpback whales feeding in the waters of this large fjord. In the afternoon we sought quieter waters of Skötufjörður where we launched a flotilla of kayaks and more Zodiacs for exploring. This was followed by the Polar Plunge and many guests bravely launched themselves into the cold water of the fjord.