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11 Days | 10 Nights
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.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding, and rewarding, programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.
Start of Program
Jul 29, 2013
Reykjavik, Iceland. 7:00 AM at Keflavik International Airport.
You will be staying at the Arnbjargarlaekur that night.
Location: Borgarfjordur
Nearest city or town: Borgarnes
Nearest highway: Highway #1
Nearest airport: Reykjavik/Keflavik Airport
Transportation to site: Take the Flybus from Keflavik to BSI bus terminal, there is a Flybus departure from the airport for all arriving flights 30-40 minutes after each arrival (approx. 1 hour, ISK 2500, children under 11 are free). Take bus from BSI terminal to Borgarnes. Buses leave at 8:00 AM, 8:30 AM, 1:00 PM and 5:00 PM (approx. 1 hour, ISK 2300, children 4-11 are ISK 1100). From Borgarnes you can be picked up by people from the farmhouse (48 EUR) or take a taxi. Taxi from Keflavik to Borgarnes, approx. ISK 35,900 Taxi from BSI to Borgarnes, approx. ISK 20,900.

End of Program
Aug 7, 2013
Grindavik, Iceland. Program ends after lunch at hotel on the last day.
You will be staying at the Northern Light Inn the night before.
Location: Grindavik
Nearest city or town: In town.
Nearest airport: Grindavik
Transportation to site: The international airport is only a 15-minute drive from the hotel. The Northern Light Inn offers courtesy shuttle transfers to/from the international airport for guests, free of charge.
Type: Inn

Description: Built in the early 1900s, the large and comfortable farmhouse at Arnbjargarlaekur is located 32 kilometers north of Borgarnes in the fertile farming district of Borgarfjordur. Set in the beautiful countryside, the house and the surrounding area is run by David Adalsteinsson and his wife, Gudrun Jonsdottir. Most of their herd of sheep will have gone to the highlands for summer pasture and the farm will be busy with haymaking. When Road Scholar groups stay here, they are the only guests on location.

Contact info:
Borgarnes, 311 Iceland
phone: +354 -435-1275
Facility amenities: The farmhouse offers a fax machine, laundry facilities and free wireless Internet access.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Bathroom: There are 6 bathrooms in total for the guests to share.

Type: Three-Star Hotel

Description: The Northern Light Inn is a small and friendly hotel located less than 1 mile from the Blue Lagoon, 15 minutes from Keflavik International Airport and 45 minutes from Reykjavik. It is located in the majestic lava landscape of Reykjanes Peninsula, Southwest Iceland, directly under the Aurora Borealis geomagnetic green belt.

Contact info:
Blue Lagoon Road 1
Grindavik, 240 Iceland
phone: +354 426 8650
web: www.nli.is

Room amenities: Each room has a geothermal shower, Icelandic down comforter, telephone, satellite television, hair dryer and free wireless Internet access.

Facility amenities: The hotel offers a panoramic restaurant, laundry services and free wireless Internet. It is located nearby the Blue Lagoon and a swimming pool and fitness center.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Additional nights after: N/A
Please contact Road Scholar Travel Services if you would like assistance making hotel reservations for additional non-program nights. (800) 241-1404

Check out time: 12:00 PM

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9 nights of accommodations
29 meals: 10 breakfasts, 10 lunches, 9 dinners
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16 Field trips
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