Professor in the Nicholas School of the Environment's Division of Earth & Ocean Sciences
Date: Thu, May 31, 2018 - Sun, June 10, 2018
Trip Status: Taking Reservations
Price: from $5,397
Activity Level: Moderate
Arrangements: Odysseys UnlimitedDownload the brochure
We start our 11-day tour of Iceland in Borgarnes and visit the Reyholt Cultural Centre. Tour the beautiful Snaefellsnes Peninsula with its small fishing villages, bizarre rock formations, and nesting cliff birds. Enjoy three nights in the region’s charming capital, Akureyri. Travel to one of the world’s natural wonders, Lake Myvatn and its environs of bubbling mud flats, lava fields, and lunar-like volcanic craters, and stop at Godafoss, the “waterfall of the gods.” Visit “Glacial River Canyon” National Park and walk to Dettifoss, Iceland’s “Niagara.” Embark on a bird-watching cruise to Puffin Island where, depending on the season, we may see thousands of seabirds. Visit Thingvellir National Park, known both for its historic import and as the place where the fissure between the geological plates of North American and Europe is most evident.
Activity Level: Moderate: Considerable amounts of walking on uneven and/or wet terrain
Highlights: Accommodations in well-located, atmospheric small hotels; Stunning, unique natural scenery; Touring the beautiful Snaefellsnes Peninsula; Charming Akueryri; Godafoss, “waterfall of the gods”; Visit to Icelandic Breed horse farm; Lake Myvatn’s mud flats, lava fields, and volcanic craters; Dettifoss, Iceland’s “Niagra”; Glacial River Canyon National Park; Thingvellir National Park; Dramatic bird-watching coastal cruise; Popular Skogafoss waterfall; Sophisticated Reykjavik
Reservations and Information
To reserve, complete a registration form in the brochure and fax it to (919) 660-0148 or call (919) 684-2988 to reserve conveniently over the phone.
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Mode of Travel
Air & Land