Scotland, The Faroe Islands, & Iceland: North Atlantic Saga with John Geiger

Mulafossur Waterfall, Gásadalur, Vagar, Faroes
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Departing June 23, 2025

Discover the wonders of North Atlantic Europe and experience an adventure like no other — by sea! This extraordinary voyage will lead you through the region’s breathtaking beauty, visiting three captivating destinations in one unforgettable expedition.

Journey through Scotland’s rugged landscapes where archaeological ruins, dramatic coastlines, and the region’s abundant birdlife will captivate your soul. Experience the dramatic and otherworldly land and seascapes of the Faroe Islands, where picturesque villages nestle amidst stunning fjords. Visit the charming town of Vágur and relish the opportunity to witness Faroese chain dancing. Stroll the streets of Tórshavn and be enchanted by its historic, red-painted buildings with turf roofs.

Set your sights on the land of fire and ice — Iceland, where geysers, glaciers, and waterfalls await your exploration. Accompanied by local and expert guides, this expedition promises to be the adventure of a lifetime, with rich history, incredible wildlife, and unforgettable landscapes at every turn.

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Day 1: Aberdeen, Scotland
Day 2: Kirkwall, Orkney
Day 3: Fair Isle
Day 4: Vágur, Suðuroy Island, Faroe Islands
Day 5: Tórshavn
Day 6–8: Western Faroe Islands
Day 9: At Sea
Day 10: Heimaey, Vestmannaeyjar (Westman Islands), Iceland
Day 11: Reykjavík, Iceland

Meet your RCGS Travel Ambassador

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John Geiger

John Geiger was appointed Chief Executive Officer of The Royal Canadian Geographical Society and Canadian Geographic Enterprises in 2013.

Prior to that, he served on the Society’s Board of Governors for 8 years, culminating with his election as its 13th President in 2010. 

As CEO, John leads the organization, overseeing all operations and, in conjunction with the Board, provides strategic direction. He is the internationally bestselling author of seven books, including Frozen In Time: The Fate of the Franklin Expedition, The Third Man Factor: Surviving the Impossible, and Chapel of Extreme Experience: A Short History of Stroboscopic Light and the Dream Machine. William S. Burroughs called him “a fellow writer of exploration literature.” His work has been translated into fourteen languages. 

John has lectured widely, including at the Bristol Festival of Ideas, Edinburgh Book Festival, IdeaCity, Canada Club, London, Sonic Acts, Amsterdam, Mystic Seaport Museum, Explorers Club, N.Y. and Wellcome Centre for the History of Medicine, University College, London. In 2014, he presented the Roald Amundsen Memorial Lecture, Fram Museum, Oslo. He has appeared on many television and radio programs, and has been featured in major documentary films including ‘Arctic Ghost Ship’ on PBS Nova, ‘The Angel Effect’ on National Geographic Channel’s Explorer, and ‘Flicker’ on Bravo. He is the former chair of the Editorial Board of The Globe and Mail. In 2015 John received the Polar Medal. 

In 2018 he was made Honorary Fellow of the Royal Scottish Geographical Society and Honorary Member of the James Caird Society. In 2021, Geiger was awarded with the Order of Canada, and in 2023 he received the RCA Medal from the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts.