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The Best of Iceland: A Country of Beautiful Contrasts

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Program #3342RJ
12 Days | 11 Nights
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. There’s 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.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding — and rewarding — programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.
Margy from Webster City, IA Number of programs attended: 22
Date attended: 08/17/14 - 08/28/14
It was wonderful. So neat & clean.... no slums. Lovely. Our guide was excellent.

Tod from Marshfield, MA Number of programs attended: 2
Date attended: 09/01/14 - 09/12/14
Iceland! it was stark, vast, and geologically astounding. I was surrounded by educated people sharing my astonishment and the Islandic guide was friendly and deeply knowledgeable.

Michael from Aiken, SC Number of programs attended: 4
Date attended: 07/20/14 - 07/31/14
Iceland is the most exotic place that you can get to within a six hour flight from the East Coast. Scenery, history, culture, unforgettable local characters, an impossible language - you WILL be surprised.

Joyce from East Falmouth, MA Number of programs attended: 2
Date attended: 07/20/14 - 07/31/14
I’ve just returned from the July Best of Iceland tour. The other reviewers have pretty much said it all. It is a wonderful tour! In addition to the regularly scheduled events, our Tour Leader, Finn, took those of us who were interested on a walking tour of Reykjavik which included viewing a huge relief map of Iceland in City Hall. Iceland affords many outstanding photography opportunities. Still shots do not do justice to the waterfalls. Plan to be able to take videos.

Douglas from Oneonta, NY Number of programs attended: 13
Date attended: 06/22/14 - 07/03/14
This was a very well balanced tour, with the culture, economy, geography, climate, agriculture and opportunities for interesting and varied photography. Our leader, Kristin, was excellent. This was our 13th Road Scholar programs and was one of the very best. 06/22/14 - 07/03/14

Jessica from Denver, CO Number of programs attended: 5
Date attended: 06/22/14 - 07/03/14
Great trip of an amazing land. Whale watching, geothermal pools, Iceland horses, daylight 24 hrs and great hot dogs in Reykjavik! Kristin was a terrific guide - learned a lot from her.

James from Crystal Lake, IL Number of programs attended: 4
Date attended: 06/22/14 - 07/03/14
This was an excellent insight into the culture and fascinating environment of Iceland. The various industries, birds and fish and geography were shown and explained. They pointed out that their winters are more moderate than in the US and the summers are kess hot.

Lois from Crystal Lake, IL Number of programs attended: 4
Date attended: 06/22/14 - 07/03/14
A fabulous trip! Always something interesting to see or do. Kristin, our tour guide is very well informed about her country and tells interesting tales about trolls. The landscapes are out of this world! This trip is well worth taking.

Janice from Monmouth, OR Number of programs attended: 7
Date attended: 06/22/14 - 07/03/14
Loved our leader, Kristin. Had a great time and learned a lot about Iceland.

Judy from Slippery Rock, PA Number of programs attended: 6
Date attended: 06/22/14 - 07/03/14
Amazing trip. I totally enjoyed every moment. I learned a lot from the lectures and from our tour director Kristin.

Margaret from Kings Park, NY Number of programs attended: 8
Date attended: 06/22/14 - 07/03/14
What a great trip! Our leader Kristin was so enthusiastic in sharing about her amazing country!We thoroughly enjoyed her! This could be our best Road Scholar experience yet. A trip not to miss!

Karen from Catonsville, MD Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 05/11/14 - 05/22/14
It was a wonderful trip that fulfilled a long time goal for me. Iceland itself is beautiful and interesting. This trip. - both leader and participants - only enhanced the experience.

Frances from Lady Lake, FL Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 05/11/14 - 05/22/14
The trip of a lifetime kudos to all involved

Helen from Amherst, MA Number of programs attended: 79
Date attended: 07/21/13 - 08/01/13
The best of Iceland program was excellent. All of the planned activities gave us a wonderful overview of the country and it's people. The landscape is magnificent. The hotels we stayed at were all good to excellent. The food was very good to excellent. There were no choices at meal times, everything was preordered. Our group leader Jens Ruminy was excellent and always full of information on all the locations we visited. Our bus driver Olie did a wonderful job. Photos will be posted www.umassk12.net/photo

Price from Louisville, KY Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 06/24/13 - 07/05/13
The Road Scholar program is an excellent opportunity to travel, have wonderful new experiences and learn without hassle. The program guide is a particular treat!!

Lillian from Laurel, MD Number of programs attended: 3
Date attended: 06/24/13 - 07/05/13
I loved this trip. I tell all my friends and relatives about it. I think Iceland is a very scenic and interesting country. I find it amazing that the inhabitants submitted to a genealogy test where they found out that the males were from Norway and the females from Ireland. I can't imagine that happening in the US, what with civil rights invasion.

Rebecca from Ann Arbor, MI Number of programs attended: 8
Date attended: 06/24/13 - 07/05/13
The Best of Iceland was truly thorough and best. It was one of the best if not the best travel programs I have participated in.

Cynthia from Jacksonville, FL Number of programs attended: 10
Date attended: 06/24/13 - 07/05/13
Iceland is not a third world country. It is a country of literature and art. Of hard working people, who think it is summer and wear short sleeves when it hits 50 degrees. See the normal tourist sights and more on the Best of Iceland.

Roger from Austin, TX Number of programs attended: 6
Date attended: 06/24/13 - 07/05/13
Iceland was just fabulous, more than we dreamed of. The scenery, information, and our leader superb, we got so much more than we thought possible in this small, peaceful country. As much as I dislike flying.....I would love to see the rest of the country with Kristin as my guide.

Judith from New York, NY Number of programs attended: 19
Date attended: 05/12/13 - 05/23/13
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