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12 Days | 11 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderate
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. Minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
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Diana Kohler Aug 13, 2015 at 08:48 PM

How many people are generally on this trip? It looks like the the weather is relatively cold and wet on a daily basis, ya?
Joyce Keay Aug 13, 2015 at 10:22 PM

I don't remember how many people. I went in July and I thought we had excellent weather - maybe one morning with showers. I live in Massachusetts and sunny days felt like crisp October weather. Wear layers and you will be fine.
Elaine W Aug 18, 2015 at 04:19 PM

There are 32 people on this trip (we are still in Iceland) and the weather has not diminished our enjoyment at all. The weather has been unusually cold here this summer. A fleece and rain jacket or windbreaker works. Bring a hat for sure and gloves if your hands get cold because the wind can be quite strong.


Diana Kohler Aug 13, 2015 at 05:46 PM

I am wondering about the daily schedule. What time we leave for the daily activities and what time is breakfast and dinner etc.
Joyce Keay Aug 13, 2015 at 06:18 PM

Hi, I went on this trip two years ago but I think my memory is pretty reliable.Breakfast is buffet style and is available at 8:00 (maybe earlier, depending on the hotel). I think we are asked to be on the bus by 9:00 (maybe 8:30 on some days). Lunch is generally around noon and dinner close to 6:00. Fish is served for most dinners and many lunches. It is very nicely prepared. Even though the weather forecast may not indicate rain, you should take a rain jacket and rain paints for visits to the waterfalls. Have fun! It is a great trip!
Joyce Keay Aug 13, 2015 at 06:20 PM

Oops it was last year. So much for my memory being reliable.
Diana Kohler Aug 13, 2015 at 08:44 PM

Thank you Joyce. I am gluten free and wonder if wheat is a staple or are there enough vegetables and protein available?
Joyce Keay Aug 13, 2015 at 10:25 PM

nI think you can contact Road Scholar and ask this question. I think when you signed up you were given the chance to say if you were on a special diet so you can contact them with your question about being gluten free. As I said before, the protein is almost always fish. I think you can always ask for more.


Elaine W Aug 03, 2015 at 05:42 PM

Looking forward to meeting the Aug.9th group!


Marcia De Fren Jul 08, 2015 at 11:55 AM

Hi - we're taking the August 9 trip. We plan to arrive one day early to acclimate and get rid of jet lag (as best as possible). We'll be at the Northern Lights hotel. Anyone doing same? Let us know. Marcia and Burt


Jacquelin Gordon Jul 01, 2015 at 12:23 PM

I am enrolled in The Best of Iceland, Aug 9-20, 2015 flying from MSP on Icelandic Air. Anybody else from MN enrolled? Would like to connect.


Laurie Nevin Jun 16, 2015 at 12:20 PM

I am also taking the June 21 Iceland program, but leaving from JFK. Looking forward to meeting my fellow travelers. I anticipate a fascinating trip.
Diana Kohler Aug 13, 2015 at 05:42 PM

How was your trip? My husband and I will be going on the Aug. 20 trip. Did you have. Good time? Anything you wish you would have known before you got there? We leave from JFKand will spend a few days in NYCprior to leaving. Never been to NYC. We're from Seattle.
Diana Kohler Aug 13, 2015 at 05:42 PM

How was your trip? My husband and I will be going on the Aug. 20 trip. Did you have. Good time? Anything you wish you would have known before you got there? We leave from JFKand will spend a few days in NYCprior to leaving. Never been to NYC. We're from Seattle.


Rose Andersen Jun 13, 2015 at 01:57 PM

My husband and I are taking Iceland program #3342, June 21 to July 2 2015. Getting on IcelandAir from Minneapolis. There are two other people boarding there, would love to connect..
Joyce Keay Jun 13, 2015 at 05:31 PM

HI Rose, I
Joyce Keay Jun 13, 2015 at 05:32 PM

Oops. Hi Rose, I've just sent you a private message.
Rose Andersen Jun 13, 2015 at 08:32 PM

I do not know how to access a private message. Write to me at rosander@juno.com


Rose Andersen Jun 13, 2015 at 01:57 PM

My husband and I are taking Iceland program #3342, June 21 to July 2 2015. Getting on IcelandAir from Minneapolis. There are two other people boarding there, would love to connect..


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