Jul 24, 2022 — Aug 01, 2022
With Jim Falk
About this Trip
Join us for this specially designed, seven-night circumnavigation of Iceland, where long-lasting daylight melds into the lingering twilight. In this ethereal land of fire and ice, glittering glaciers cap active and dormant volcanoes and Viking ruins coexist with rugged coastlines, geothermal baths, mud pots, powerful waterfalls and awe-inspiring geysers. Cruise aboard the Five‑Star expedition ship Le Bellot, featuring only 92 Suites and Staterooms, each with a private balcony. Look for orcas, humpback whales and rare migratory birds and touch ice fragments calved from one of Europe’s largest glaciers in UNESCO-designated Vatnajökull National Park. Cross the Arctic Circle on Grímsey Island and cruise along the coast of Surtsey, one of Earth’s youngest islands and designated a UNESCO World Heritage site for its ecological significance. Explore the majestic and rocky vista of a former lava lake and marvel at dramatic Goðafoss, the “Waterfall of the Gods.” Reykjavík and the Golden Circle Pre-Program Option.
From $6,795 per person plus airfare
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Your Council Leader
Jim Falk, retired in March 2021 as president of the World Affairs Council of Dallas/Fort Worth; he is now its president emeritus. Currently, he is serving as interim Executive Director of the Santa Fe Council on International Relations. Jim’s interest in travel and global affairs grew from his years spent in Tunisia where he attended a French lycée. He is a graduate of Washington and Lee University and earned his MA in Foreign Affairs at the University of Virginia with a focus on international law and Middle East politics. He has been especially eager to visit Iceland, given the dramatic impact of climate change and the country’s important geostrategic position. He has led numerous WAC-Philadelphia trips including Tunisia, Morocco, and Mediterranean and European river cruises.