Discover the ethereal "Land of Fire and Ice"--one of the world's most enchanting and distinctive destinations--on this specially designed seven-night circumnavigation cruise of this stunning Nordic island nation. Cruise aboard the exclusively chartered, Five-Star, small ship LE CHAMPLAIN, featuring only 92 Suites and Staterooms and the world's first multisensory underwater observation lounge. Look for orca, humpback whales and rare migratory birds; see landscapes of ancient Viking ruins and crystalline glaciers atop simmering volcanoes; and touch ice fragments calved from one of Europe's largest glaciers. Cross the Arctic Circle on Grimsey Island and cruise along the coast of Surtsey, one of Earth's youngest islands and a UNESCO World Heritage site. Explore the majestic and rocky vista of a former lava lake and marvel at dramatic Godafoss, the "Waterfall of the Gods." Includes round-trip air from Boston, New York-JFK, Newark, Toronto and Washington-Dulles; Low Air Add-Ons are available from select cities.
Day 1: Depart the U.S. or Canada for Reykjavik, Iceland
Day 2: Reykjavik / Embark LE CHAMPLAIN
Day 3: Vigur Island / Isafjordur
Day 4: Siglufjordur / Arctic Circle / Grimsey Island
Day 5: Husavik for Lake Myvatn
Day 6: Seydisfjordur
Day 7: Djupivogur for Jokulsarlon
Day 8: Vestmannaeyjar for Heimaey Island / Cruise along Surtsey Island
Day 9: Reykjavik / Disembark ship / Return to the U.S. or Canada
Optional two night pre-tour: Reykjavick and the Golden Circle
Optional three night post-tour: Greenland's Ice Fjord and Glaciers
**Itinerary and pricing subject to change up until date of brochure publication**
Andy Steele has held positions at Tuck in alumni services, development, and annual giving, but is best known for his consummate skill in networking and connecting alumni back to Tuck and to each other across the world. After receiving an A.B. from Princeton in 1969, Andy was a line officer in the U.S. Navy, completing two Mediterranean cruises on the aircraft carrier USS JFK. He graduated with an MBA from Tuck in 1979 and held sales, production and marketing positions with his family apparel business in North Carolina as well as with General Electric. In 1982, Andy returned to Tuck, where he has been a respected friend of Tuck alumni for over 30 years.