A land rich with geological wonders, from hot springs and boiling mud holes to massive glaciers, Iceland is home to natural beauty without compare. Explore this gorgeous land with your fellow Princetonians, July 12-17, 2020, when the summer sun never sleeps.
Discover why Iceland is known as the "land of fire and ice" on a voyage to the remote fjords and volcanic isles along the country's western coast. Venture across the stark landscape of an island formed by volcanic eruptions, where the ground is still warmed by geothermal activity. Set out by Zodiac to view towering cliffs teeming with nesting seabirds and snow-capped plateaus rising into the clouds. Explore the legacy of Viking explorers and intrepid fishermen as you visit historic villages and navigate dramatic shorelines from the wild Westfjords region to the volcanic Westman Islands.
Princeton Journeys participants will have the opportunity to explore pristine fjords, soak in geothermal hot springs, hike over cooled lava fields and so much more on this action packed adventure. For those wishing to explore this unique country even further, a post-voyage program to Iceland’s Highlands and Lowlands will be offered.
About the Study Leader
Gabriel Vecchi is a Professor at the Princeton University Department of Geosciences and at the Princeton Environmental Institute. Prior to coming to Princeton University in 2017, he was a Research Oceanographer and the Head of the Climate Variations and Predictability Group at the Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory (GFDL) in Princeton, New Jersey, where he was since 2003. The focus of his research is the interactions between the atmosphere and oceans on timescales from weeks to centuries, including the El Niño-Southern Oscillation phenomenon, tropical cyclones and the Asian-Australian monsoon. Gabriel's recent efforts concentrate on predicting short- and long-term changes to tropical circulation and variability, including characterizing the impact of climate change on tropical cyclones and hurricanes, and global patterns of rainfall and drought.