Fire and Ice: A Circumnavigation of Mystical Iceland
On an expedition cruise ship, discover Iceland’s natural fjords, geysers, glaciers and fascinating human history during a voyage around this dramatic country.
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Program No. 21877RJ
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Iceland presents with stark and rugged beauty. The Road Scholar Icelandic tour was a delight because of experienced Icelandic group leaders and the fascinating sites that we visited, which were chosen to give both breadth and depth to the geography, culture and history of Iceland. I recommend this tour without reservation for those who can do some minimum walking and hiking (about 2 miles a day) and who are open learning about a unique place on this planet.


This trip was one of the most enjoyable trips I've taken. Everyday was an exciting new adventure. Be sure to bring warm and waterproof clothing, as there is usually a very strong wind and often rain as well. As our group leader told us, "There is no such thing as bad weather, only bad clothes."


This program is an excellent overview of Iceland. There were places we went that I would like to revisit in more depth in the future. The pace was good (and I don't exercise a lot).


An extremely though introduction to Iceland and all it has to offer.


This was one of the most rewarding tours I have experienced. It included a thoughtful balance of activities that keep your mind, body and spirit engaged.


This was the best trip! If you ever wanted to go to Iceland, this is the one. We got a great overview of a wonderful country and her proud people from a sea perspective and from daily land tours in each area of the country. Diverse and breathtaking geography makes it easy to see why it is a perfect movie backdrop.


What a fabulous way to learn about the whole of Iceland. It was a great adventure from start to finish. Looking forward to my next Road Scholar experience.


If you want to see the real Iceland, don't just see the Capital. Take this trip and get out and learn about the real people and their lives.


An excellent and comprehensive tour of Iceland, with plenty of variety. An opportunity to learn much about the history and culture of the island.


Iceland has so much to see and experience: Glaciers, Waterfalls, Geysers, Volcanos, Fjords, Small Quaint Seaport Fishing Villages, Nearby Small Islands, Natural Hot Spring Pools. Taking the Cruise Ship around Iceland provides a convenient and efficient way to truly experience Iceland in all it's natural beauty.


Traveling by ship was a excellent way to see Iceland.


Well organized in depth experience for those who wish to see more of Iceland and travel by Ship.


Lovely trip. Iceland is a beautiful country and this trip allows you to see so much of it. We had some challenging weather so not totally sure I'd go in May again, but otherwise everything was great. Inga, our tour manager, was fabulous, highly recommend her. My fellow tripmates were delightful and I hope to stay in touch with many. As a single traveler, I was welcomed by all.


We loved this trip. We saw and did soooo much. The group leader, the Pro Cruises staff, and the ship's crew were all very good. Thanks for a wonderful trip.


This was a great program that allowed us to dig below the surface of the ads. I would love to go back during the dark days. The Icelandic people are wonderful and are willing to share honest experiences with ALL who ask.


If you are only going to Iceland once, this is the trip. The ability to see so much was wonderful. Being on the boat and stopping and taking the trips inland was ideal. This is our first RS trip, and we will definitely take another.


A stimulating journey into an ancient but little appreciated land and people. Something for everybody.


Experienced another part of the world that had only been a dream a few years ago. I highly recommend this program.


Fire and Ice is aptly named and was very well executed. We feel our expectations were exceeded and were highly satisfied with the content and organization. Ocean Diamond was a perfect ship for this type of trip with a strong customer service orientation and an excellent tour content staff. Our program leader was outstanding and, as usual, fellow program participants became wonderful friends. Great Value !


What a great way to see Iceland! The tour by ship allows you to see so much. Our Roads Scholar guide was knowable and very enthusiastic. She made sure we experienced the best of Iceland. We learned about ecology, geology, history, and the recent political and economic issues. Would strongly recommend this package.


We had been looking for a tour of Iceland and this one seemed to fit our expectations. It was just what we had been looking for and we were very satisfied with the tour and our excellent leader.


My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed this program. Our guide was so knowledgeable about everything about Iceland. You can tell she loves her country. To see what Iceland has to offer was fantastic. I only hope that they can keep up with the numbers of tourists that will be coming in the future.


Iceland was like no other country I have ever visited. I was glad I made the trip and would recommend the adventure.


The trip was well worth the cost.Iceland is great and the ship based tour allowed us to see more of the country that driving around.However the project leader was not up to Road Scholar levels experienced in past Road Scholar trips. This did not diminish our enjoyment of the program or the experence.


Fire and Ice was a wonderfully interesting and exciting adventure to a place that we wanted to visit. It far exceeded our hopes and desires. Loved the people, country scenery and experiences!

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