Iceland: The Land of Fire and Ice
Aboard the deluxe m.s. Le Boreal
July 28 to August 5, 2010
From $3995 plus air
Cruise with us round trip from Reykjavik on this nine-day exploration of the drama and magic of Iceland, “the land of fire and ice,” aboard the deluxe m.s. Le Boreal, a splendid new vessel whose innovative design and state-of-the-art amenities promise to raise the small ship cruise experience to new heights. Pass pristine arctic landscapes of rocky coastlines and towering fjords, watch for whales and abundant birdlife and discover Iceland’s many natural and cultural wonders. See the legendary Godafoss, “Waterfall of the Gods,” and Gullfoss, the “Golden Waterfalls;” the majestic Snaefellsjökull glacier, made famous as the introductory setting of Jules Verne’s Journey to the Center of the Earth; the lava fields of Heimaey Island’s “Fire Mountain;” and the picturesque geysers and hot springs in Geysir. Immerse yourself in ancient Viking heritage and traditional Icelandic life in the old Norse fishing ports of Isafjördur and Grundarfjördur and the charming seaside town of Akureyri, famous for its breathtaking mountain setting and impeccably landscaped botanical gardens. Join the special two-night Pre-Program Option in Reykjavik, the world’s northernmost capital city.