Small-Ship Voyages in the Company of Expert Leaders Offer Explorers a Comprehensive (and Exclusive) View of Iceland and the Arctic
(TRAVPR.COM) USA - July 17th, 2013 - Seattle, WA - Zegrahm Expeditions, the world leader in small-ship cruising and overland adventures, is pleased to present two extraordinary voyages to the element-sculpted Land of Fire and Ice in 2014. Since nearly 75% of Iceland can only be reached by ship, traveling aboard the 100-guest, all-suite Island Sky is the perfect way to explore—her small size and fleet of Zodiacs allow travelers to cruise along the sheer cliffs and isolated fjords that larger ships simply can't access to the view the country's phenomenal bird- and marine-life.
Departing on June 13, 2014, the 14-day Circumnavigation of Iceland allows travelers to explore the country in depth. Highlights include exploring Iceland's fabled Golden Circle, Thingvellir National Park, Gullfoss Waterfall, and the Geysir Center; taking an exhilarating snowmobile ride across Vatnajokull, Europe's largest glacier; and photographing Iceland's stunning landscapes from bubbling hot springs and glittering glaciers to soaring volcanoes and plunging waterfalls. This expedition is priced from $10,970 per person.
Zegrahm's 20-day Across the Arctic Circle: Iceland & Svalbard, departing June 24, 2014, will spend six full days exploring Iceland before venturing up to Svalbard, crossing the Arctic Circle en route. Travelers will receive a great introduction to the wonders of Iceland on this voyage, and then be treated to over a week of true Arctic exploration. Seeking out Svalbard's iconic polar bears will be the main goal while exploring this Norwegian archipelago. Additional highlights include visits to historic research and whaling stations and opportunities to spot thousands of breeding seabirds such as kittiwakes and puffins. This expedition is priced from $13,970 per person.
“We are thrilled to return to Iceland in 2014, and the expedition team we have assembled couldn't be better,” said Zegrahm President, Edwin Blythe. “Zegrahm cofounder, Mike Messick, will be leading both expeditions. Plus, he will be joined by, among others, Iceland native, Ragnar Hauksson, who will discuss the everyday life of Icelanders coupled with the folk stories, fairy tales, and sagas that have heavily influenced modern-day Iceland; and ornithologist, Jim Wilson, who is an authority on the birds and wildlife of Northern Europe.”
For more information about Zegrahm or to make a reservation on an upcoming expedition, please visit www.zegrahm.com or call 1-800-628-8747.
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Seattle-based Zegrahm Expeditions Inc., founded in 1990, is a leading adventure travel company specializing in small-ship expedition cruises, tours, and safaris to remote and intriguing destinations around the world. Led by expert guides and lecturers, Zegrahm itineraries are carefully crafted and all-inclusive, feature deluxe accommodations, and operate in all seven continents.