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Exploring Iceland by Land and Sea

Sun Voyager steel boat sculpture in Reykjavik. Photo by Tonya Fitzpatrick

Iceland is a country of sharp contrasts–Where dark winter night are offset by a sleepless summer sun—where fire and ice co-exist; and where a dramatic landscape and insular existence supports folklore and informs a vibrant culture.

We set out exploring Iceland aboard the Ocean Diamond, the small cruise ship of ProCruises Iceland. Captain Herve Parage and Expedition Leader, Dorothee Hippel guided us through Iceland’s history and the waters that were being stirred by remnants of Hurricane Dorian.

After three days of sailing from Iceland’s Southwest to its Northeast, we disembarked and loaded up in a van with eight journalists from Germany and met our guide Asi Heimisson, who drove us across Iceland in search of trolls, elves, mud puds and thermal baths.

As our show ends we will share the reflections of one of our German journalist companions, Mathias Begalke, who beautifully sums up the impression of Iceland.

Join us as we circumnavigate Iceland in search of folklore, beautiful landscape and thermal baths …on World Footprints with Ian and Tonya Fitzpatrick.

Cover photo (c) Tonya Fitzpatrick, Esq.

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