It was a calm morning when we roused from our slumber in Isafjardardjup. There we embarked on our Zodiacs and headed out into the mist-filled fjord to explore the nearby island, Aedey. There we found an abundance of puffins and humpback whales. We then headed out across the waters of Northern Iceland admiring the beautiful shoreline of this striking country. In the evening, Icelandic artists Myrra Ros and Julius Bjorgvinsson gave an intimate concert, keying us off into our next adventure.
National Geographic Explorer
In a whirl of basalt, waterfalls, lupine, sheep and puffins, we have explored but barely scratched the surface of what Iceland has to offer. Our time together aboard the National Geographic Explorer was all too short, but it has left a lasting impression and perhaps has planted a seed to return to this Land of Fire and Ice. One of our global explorers shared their impression with us in the form of a haiku. Green mountains, white sheep Purple lupines and blue streams Colors of Iceland Haiku by Veronica Luzine, age 13