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Views from the Maasdam Cruise Ship of Holland America Line
While on an 18-day "Voyage of the Vikings" transatlantic cruise between Boston and Amsterdam, our ship, the ms Maasdam of Holland America Line, had planned to anchor off the small town of Djupivogur on the southeast coast of Iceland. Unfortunately, high winds prevented the ship from anchoring and using the tenders to take passengers ashore, many of whom had booked shore excursions to go bird watching on nearby Papey Island or to take driving tours of the surrounding area.
Since we couldn't anchor, the Captain moved the ship along the southeastern coast of Iceland, and I was able to get these nice photos of the gorgeous scenery.
A bird watching trip to small Papey Island is a popular tour from Djupivogur.Continue to 2 of 12 below.
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DjupivogurContinue to 3 of 12 below.
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View of the Djupivogur Harbor from the MaasdamContinue to 4 of 12 below.
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View of the Icelandic Coastline from the MaasdamContinue to 5 of 12 below.
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Vatnajokull National Park
Vatnajokull National Park is huge, taking up over 11 percent of the entire country of Iceland. It is dominated by glaciers, ice pack, and craggy mountains.Continue to 6 of 12 below.
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Snow-capped Mountains on the Southeastern Coast of IcelandContinue to 7 of 12 below.
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Snowcapped Icelandic Mountain Range in JulyContinue to 8 of 12 below.
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Southeastern Coast of IcelandContinue to 9 of 12 below.
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Green Mountains Along the Coast
Yes, those are small houses along the coast line. They are accessible via the ring road that encircles Iceland.Continue to 10 of 12 below.
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Lush Green Hills of IcelandContinue to 11 of 12 below.
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Icelandic WaterfallContinue to 12 of 12 below.
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Icelandic Waterfall ans Homes
How would you like to have this view from your window? Waterfalls and the sea.