Sarah Sets Sail: Iceland on Windstar Cruises' Star Pride
This summer I jetted from Miami to Reykjavik, Iceland, where I boarded Windstar Cruises’ Star Pride for a seven-night circumnavigation of the country that’s long been at the top of my (non-Caribbean) island bucket list.
With an area of 40,000 square-miles and a population of just 350,000 people (two-thirds of them living in the world’s most northerly capital, Reykjavik), Iceland is famous for being Europe’s most sparsely populated country. But it is even more famous for its stunning landscape: vast tracts of farmland; craggy glacier fields; volcanic mountains; spectacular fjords. And, of course, the natural geysers and thermal pools (such as the Blue Lagoon) that draw tens of thousands of visitors each year.
Sailing aboard the 106-suite Star Pride was a leisurely yet efficient way to experience Iceland, and at each of our five ports of call I learned a little more about this fascinating country that sits almost at the top of the world.