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Wild Iceland Escape

Wild Iceland Escape

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June 29- July 4, 2022
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Featuring John Anderson, Former Maurice Ewing Professor of Oceanography

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Discover why Iceland is known as the “land of fire and ice” on a voyage to the remote fjords and volcanic isles along the country's western coast. Venture across the stark landscape of an island formed by volcanic eruptions, where the ground is still warmed by geothermal activity. Set out by Zodiac to view towering cliffs teeming with nesting seabirds and snow-capped plateaus rising into the clouds. Explore the legacy of Viking explorers and intrepid fishermen as you visit historic villages. We will navigate the dramatic shorelines of the remote and seldom-visited wild Westfjords region, spotting nesting puffins and gannets on the Látrabjarg cliffs and watching for humpback and minke whales in the surrounding waters. We take advantage of the dramatic landscape of the fjord and offer hiking, leisurely explorations of the tundra, and perhaps photography of wildflowers. In the volcanic Westman Islands, we’ll drive between the two volcanoes of the island, then visit the ruins of old Viking houses dating back to the year 900 A.D. Our expert expedition team will do whatever it takes to ensure you an unforgettable experience and will illuminate each facet of this fascinating region through their enthusiasm and knowledge. If time allows, extend your adventure on one of three optional trip extensions.

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Lindblad Expeditions
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The Rice Alumni Traveling Owls program serves as a catalyst for lifelong learning and strengthens bonds between Rice University alumni and friends. With a commitment to education, engagement, exploration and excellence, the Traveling Owls program is designed to create exciting intellectual itineraries unlike any other travel opportunities, while sustaining enthusiasm for knowledge and building relationships among fellow Owls.