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Iceland
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.
Rating (4.77)
Program No. 3342RJ
Length
12 days
Starts at
4,599
Flights start at
700
Getting There
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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
Moderate
Walking on uneven surfaces.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Witness geology in action in the “Land of Fire and Ice” and visit a geothermal power plant.
  • Go on a scallop fishing excursion in the Breidafjordur and take a bite out of another Icelandic delicacy: shark.
  • At the Agricultural Science Center learn how Icelandic agriculture is powered by geothermal greenhouses.
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Kristin Saetran
Kristin Saetran was raised in Reykjavik and on a little farm in northwest Iceland. After a career as an interior architect, she switched gears and began studies at the University of Iceland, earning degrees in English, Danish and philosophy. Kristin now teaches the history of ideas/philosophy at Reykjavik University.
Kristin Saetran
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