The Best of Iceland: A Country of Beautiful Contrasts

Traverse the wonders of Iceland with locals and scholarly experts, delving deep into a landscape of stunning geological features, glaciers, and bubbling thermal pools.
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Program No. 3342RJ
12 days
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At a Glance

Named by a Scandinavian explorer inspired by the beauty of icebergs bobbing through a fjord, Iceland is in fact not very icy at all, boasting abundant vegetation, a veritable menagerie of wildlife and stunning geological features. Journey through Iceland’s north, south and west with native experts who introduce you to their country’s history, music, food and traditions. Learn about the sagas of Icelanders and explore a dramatic landscape, from the coast to the Blue Lagoon.
Activity Level
On Your Feet
Walking on uneven surfaces.
Small Group
Small Group
Love to learn and explore in a small-group setting? These adventures offer small, personal experiences with groups of 10 to 24 participants.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Witness geology in action in the “Land of Fire and Ice” and visit a geothermal power plant.
  • Enjoy a scallop fishing demonstration on a boat excursion in the Breidafjördur and take a bite out of another Icelandic delicacy: shark.
  • At the Borgarnes Settlement Center, experience 1000 years of Icelandic history.
Featured Expert
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Bergur Alfþórsson
A native Icelander, Bergur Alfþórsson has a background in the merchant marine and studied in Iceland and London, specializing in shipping. He worked in the shipping industry and then in the seafood industry as a processor/broker. Bergur has led groups for more than 10 years and takes great pleasure in introducing his country. A father of four, he is actively involved in his local community.

Please note: This expert may not be available for every date of this program.

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Bergur Alfþórsson
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