A lot of activities were on offer for our day in Djupivogur, including: a scenic ride in a Super Jeep, a hike to a black sand beach, a walk at the black sand beach, a cultural tour, and a full day adventure to see glacial ice. Many people chose to take “the long ride” to Jokulsarlon, the Glacier Lagoon, and they got to see and interact with the ice of Iceland.

After a scenic drive, we arrived and took pictures of the glaciers, a harbor/common seal, and the ice floating around. Diamond Beach is world-renowned as a photographer’s paradise. ‘Bergy bits,’ growlers, and other chunks of ice calve off the glacial face and melt enough to pass under the bridge and go out to sea before returning to Diamond Beach to be admired by the masses.

We returned to National Geographic Explorer in time for cocktail hour, recap, and dinner. After dinner, a movie made by one of our guest speakers was on offer.