This Road Scholar trip to Iceland was not a visit; it was an adventure. As if the stunning landscape, the eye-catching architecture, and the gastronomic delights were not enough, the lecturers tied it all together. Our Viking guide was even better than the usual great RS ones; she was a fountain of knowledge. OK, so the fermented shark was a bit strong and the scallops fresh from the ocean were not McDonald's fare but I told you, it was an adventure. Finally, where else except the Blue Lagoon could you luxuriate in chest high, warm mineral water while sleet beat on the back of your neck? Yes, a few places were a bit crowded with tourists (and deserved to be because they were amazing) but most of the island was peaceful and serene.