Expedition to Iceland and Greenland’s East Coast

August 6-20, 2025

From $13,990 Per Person Based on Double Occupancy.

This expedition to Iceland and Greenland provides an opportunity to discover some of the lesser-visited regions of the Arctic, and to travel in the company of naturalists who have devoted their careers to understanding and preserving the increasingly fragile ecosystems found here. After two days in Iceland discovering the lava fields of Reykjavík and exploring the fishing village in Ísafjörður, we cross the Denmark Strait to spend five days sailing among the ice floes and Inuit communities of eastern Greenland. This entire region of massive fjords forms the largest National Park in the world, home to countless colonies of seabirds, reindeer grazing on the shore, walrus, and an occasional polar bear. Returning to Iceland, we explore Húsavík, Djúpivogur and Heimaey where we will experience the volcanic features of Lake Mývatn, breathtaking views of glacial fjords and the nesting grounds of millions of seabirds.

Call (615) 322-3673 or contact us to learn more and register.

  • Accommodations
  • Program Inclusions
    • One night at the Courtyard by Marriott (or similar) in Reykjavík.
    • Welcome dinner in Reykjavík.
    • Cruise aboard the Vega, as described in the itinerary.
    • Group airport/hotel/pier transfers at designated times, and handling of luggage on arrival and departure dates.
    • Lectures and discussions with a Vanderbilt Guest Lecturer.
    • Additional lectures by members of the onboard team of experts.
    • Complete program of tours and excursions as mentioned in the itinerary including lunch on full day tours with professional English speaking guides.
    • All meals aboard the ship, with a selection of wines, beer and soft drinks during lunch and dinner.
    • Welcome and farewell cocktail receptions aboard the ship hosted by the captain.
    • Open bar with select alcoholic beverages.
    • Coffee, including espresso and cappuccino, tea and soft drinks throughout the day and night.
    • 24-hour room service.
    • Gratuities to the ship’s crew, guides, porters and drivers.
    • Basic Wi-Fi aboard the ship.
    • The services of an experienced Thalassa Journeys Trip Director.
    • All local taxes and service charges, including port and embarkation taxes.
    • Complete pre-departure material.