Expedition Overview

Expedition Overview


Complimentary Bar Tab and Gratuities

Book a voyage on the National Geographic Explorer, National Geographic Orion, National Geographic Endurance, Sea Cloud, or Lord of the Glens and we will cover your bar tab on board and all tips for the crew.

Offer is for new bookings only, may not be combined with other offers, and is subject to availability. Must book by March 31, 2019. Please call for details.

  • Travel aboard the National Geographic Explorer, enjoying unparalleled access to Iceland's most remote landscapes, including offshore islands near the Arctic Circle.
  • Capture images of enchanting lava landscapes, towering waterfalls, and sea birds in flight, shooting alongside a National Geographic photographer.
  • Explore Iceland's coastal geology by Zodiac or kayak, and cruise among the icebergs of the Jökulsárlón ice lagoon in a small boat.
  • Learn from a team of naturalists while exploring geothermally active Mývatn, and take in the beauty of Goðafoss waterfall.

Optional Extensions

Optional Extensions

  • Greenland Wilderness Adventure
Greenland Wilderness Adventure

Venture to the eastern edge of Greenland on an expedition to the wild and seldom-seen Arctic Riviera. Take in spectacular aerial views of this untamed terrain on a scenic helicopter ride to Tasiilaq. Then, using our comfortable Arctic expedition camp as a base, hike the flower-laden tundra, glide around majestic fjords and islands on Zodiac or sea kayaking excursions, and immerse yourself in local culture while mingling with the residents of remote villages.


Note: This extension begins on day 11 of the Circumnavigation of Iceland trip.

Day 1: Reykjavík, Iceland/Tasiilaq, Greenland

Disembark the National Geographic Explorer and transfer to Reykjavík’s domestic airport for your flight to Kulusuk, Greenland. Board a helicopter for a scenic flight to Tasiilaq, a quaint coastal town set amid Arctic wilderness. Set out on foot, exploring the bustling harbor, colorfully dotted with painted wooden houses; then make your way into the famed Valley of Flowers to experience the untamed beauty of the Arctic tundra in bloom.

Meals Included:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodations:Hotel Angmagssalik
Day 2: Tasiilaq/Base Camp Greenland

Enjoy breakfast in Tasiilaq before heading north to Sermilik Fjord, the site of our wilderness campsite. Settle into your private, safari-style tent and enjoy light refreshments and relaxation time. This evening, savor gourmet cuisine prepared by the camp’s private chef and hear from one of our naturalists on the region’s remarkable natural history.

Meals Included:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodations:Base Camp Greenland
Days 3-5: Sermilik Fjord

Over the next three days, explore the wilds of Sermilik Fjord and the delicate ecosystem surrounding the Greenland ice sheet. On Zodiac and sea kayaking excursions, glide through iceberg-studded waters in search of whales; or hike at the foot of rugged mountains draped by glaciers, on the lookout for birdlife—including eiders, loons, and peregrine falcons. Learn about the history and culture of the area from our expert naturalists and Greenlandic Inuit people who call this region home. At night, keep your eyes on the sky in search of neon northern lights dancing above.

Meals Included:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Daily
Accommodations:Base Camp Greenland
Day 6: Base Camp Greenland/Kulusuk/Reykjavík, Iceland

This morning, enjoy one last delicious breakfast at camp before returning to Kulusuk by helicopter or boat. During the journey, keep your eyes peeled for a flotilla of icebergs or a whale pod. After arriving in Kulusuk, board a return flight to Reykjavík then transfer to the hotel. Settle in and enjoy dinner on your own this evening.

Meals Included:Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodations:Icelandair Hotel Reykjavik Marina or similar
Day 7: Reykjavík/Home

If your flight schedule allows, enjoy a soak in the geothermal waters of the famous Blue Lagoon before transferring to the airport.

Meals Included:Breakfast