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, expedition vessel Le Champlain, featuring only 92 Suites and Staterooms and the worlds first multiensory 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.
Complementary alcoholic & nonalcoholic beverages are included throughout the cruise!
Grace Gary, an architectural historian with degrees from Randolph-Macon Woman’s College and the University of Virginia, is a veteran leader of more than 30 Trust tours. Most recently she served as the executive director of Nemours Mansion and Gardens in Wilmington, DE, where she oversaw an award-winning, multi-year, $70 million restoration of building and gardens. She and fellow National Trust lecturer Dwight Young are the authors of Nemours: A Portrait of Alfred I. DuPont’s House. Grace also is the author of two volumes in the Trust’s “Information” series and has also served as director of the Trust’s Mid-Atlantic Regional Office, Preservation PA, and Longue Vue House and Gardens. She was the first director of Colonial Williamsburg’s Tourism Leadership Center. Grace has led more than forty tours over thirty years to countries on four continents. July 24-August 1
Mary Werner DeNadai, FAIA, is a nationally recognized architect and Trustee Emerita of the National Trust for Historic Preservation. Her career spans four decades in the fields of historic preservation and classical architectural design and she has had personal involvement with projects that include the full spectrum of architectural styles, periods and building types. Mary has recently lectured on trips to the Rhine River, Cuba and the Canary Islands and Morocco. She has been acknowledged and awarded for her achievements by the American Institute of Architects, as well as by other National, State and Local organizations. July 31-August 8
1 Depart the U.S.
2 Reykjavík, Iceland/Embark Le Champlain
3 Vigur Island/Ísafjörður
4 Siglufjörður/Arctic Circle/Grímsey Island
5 Husavik for Lake Mývatn
7 Djúpivogur for Jökulsárlón
8 Vestmannaeyjar for Heimaey Island/Cruise around Surtsey Island
9 Reykjavík/Disembark ship/Return to the U.S.
Reykjavík Pre-Cruise Option & Greenland Post-Cruise Option