There’s one place on Earth where geology is so exciting, it’s downright sexy, even if you’re not a geologist: Iceland. Geologically young, Iceland is located on both the Iceland hotspot and the Mid-Atlantic Ridge - which means it is highly geologically active with many volcanoes - hundreds of them, in fact. Most famously, the volcano in Eyjafjallajökull erupted in 2010.
Iceland’s geology in all its manifestations - glaciers, thundering waterfalls, immense cliffs, geothermal springs, boiling mud pots, and rock and lava - scapes of unearthly beauty - is truly world-class. It alone makes a small ship cruise to this region a very compelling idea. And when you add in the other expedition components - Iceland’s people, their unique cultural heritage and contemporary character, the island’s geography and birdlife - seeing it all in one expedition is irresistible.
Most of the cruises to Iceland start or end in Reykjavík. The capital of Iceland is considered one of the cleanest, and greenest cities in the world. Reykjavik is also the world’s northernmost capital city. With its houses with colourful roofs and its lake that is home to countless ducks, the city offers a picture - postcard setting. It also boasts numerous cultural treasures, particularly in the field of contemporary art, with the Reykjavik Art Museum.
One of the best way of experiencing this fascinating country is joining a full circumnavigation cruise of Iceland, so you get a complete experience of some of the most unique terrain on Earth.
If you’re after a small ship cruise or an expedition ship cruise to Iceland Wild Earth Travel can help you find a trip of a lifetime. We are ready to guide you through our range of different options with impartial advice so you can experience the very best of this unique destination. Our team are all passionate expedition & small cruise ship travellers and our knowledge and stories come from our own personal experiences.
Please feel free to enquire and let the experienced team here at Wild Earth Travel help you find a adventure that suits you.