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Globe Trekker

Iceland and Greenland (#123)

Ian's journey to the Arctic takes him through the volcanic landscapes of Iceland and the frozen wilderness of Greenland. Beginning in Reykjavi, the capital of Iceland, Ian joins the crew of a replica Viking ship to learn about Iceland's history and Viking ancestry. Then, Ian hitches a lift to the natural wonders of the Gulfoss, a 32-meter waterfall, and Geysir, where boiling water shoots 20 meters into the air every three minutes. In Greenland, Ian visits a reindeer farm, a primary source of food for the area. On an Arctic safari, he spends the night in an icehole and ends his journey on a massive iceberg above the top of the Arctic Circle. [57 minutes] Closed Captioning

This episode has not aired in the past few months on Iowa Public Television.

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Series Description: GLOBE TREKKER transports viewers to unforgettable destinations through its stunning photography, rhythmic indigenous music and spirit of adventure. In each episode, one vibrant young traveler ventures off the beaten path to soak up the local culture, sample the cuisine and revel in breathtaking vistas. In keeping with their aim of "living as the locals do," charismatic hosts Ian Wright, Justine Shapiro, Zay Harding, Megan McCormick and others explore everything from big-city landmarks to exotic sights in remote villages.

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