Thursday, 31 January 2013

Lindblad's Iceland & Greenland Spectacular


Lindblad Expeditions will mark the fifth anniversary in 2013 of its flagship National Geographic Explorer, the line’s 148-guest state-of-the-art expedition ship, with seven new itineraries that will connect guests to incredible places, cultures and people around the world – including a pair of special expeditions that combine spectacular destinations and an array of world-renowned special guests to celebrate the 125th anniversary of the National Geographic Society.

Circumnavigation of Iceland
: This is a rare opportunity to discover riveting geography in its totality. This multi-faceted expedition creates a cohesive narrative of the amazing geological extremes. Cruise among magnificent icebergs in Jokulsarlon, and spend a day on the Arctic Circle spotting rich birdlife. Kayak into fjords and serene bays, and go hiking on spectacular and remote stretches of the coast. Explore Europe’s largest ice cap and discover the lava-sculpted landscapes of the Westman Islands. Soak in hot springs, and see boiling mud pots and the thundering Godafoss Waterfall. Go whale-watching on the shores of Iceland and its surrounding isles. Cap off the adventure with a soak in Reykjavik’s famous Blue Lagoon. Joining the voyage is Andrew Evans, National Geographic travel writer and author of the Bradt Travel Guide: Iceland. Departs July 10 for 10 days/8 nights on National Geographic Explorer, with rates beginning at $7,990 per person based on double occupancy in a category 1 cabin.

Along the Viking Trail – From Iceland to Greenland: Follow in the wake of legendary explorers as you discover the dramatic landscapes and rich traditions of Greenland and Iceland. Explore Iceland’s western fjords by Zodiac; kayak among the magnificent icebergs of East Greenland; and hike amid charming northern hamlets. Along the way, get immersed in Nordic history on visits to fascinating Viking sites and settlements with our experts. Explore Reykjavik, the world’s northernmost capital city, and discover the wild western coast of Iceland. Venture to two remarkable sites on the Viking Trail, settled by Erik the Red 500 years before Columbus. Joining the voyage is author and adventurer Tim Severin, one of the last traditional-style explorers. Departs July 18 for 12 days/10 nights. Rates begin at $9,620 per person based on double occupancy in a category 1 cabin.
 
Arctic Quest - Greenland and the Canadian High Arctic: Venture deep into the far reaches of the Arctic, where we will trace the rugged fjords of Greenland and navigate the mouth of Canada’s legendary Northwest Passage. Glide between soaring icebergs at the mouth of the Ilulissat Icefjord, spot polar bears on the pack ice, and watch for a wide variety of whales, from minke and killer whales to the rare narwhal. We will explore Uummannaq, site of Greenland’s impressive mummy find, and visit the historic Inuit village of Sermermiut, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Get up close to massive glaciers, and hike the wild islands that dot Canada’s northern shores. Joining the voyage is Henning Thing, Ph.D. in arctic wildlife ecology. The 17-day expedition departs July 27 and August 10. Rates begin at $16,160 per person based on double occupancy. 

For bookings, follow this link to The Cruise Line Ltd, the UK's adventure-cruise specialists.