Iceland: Geology & Natural Science

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Length

9 days

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Cities

Reykjavik & Selfoss

Program includes

  • Roundtrip Airfare
  • 7 Nights of Accommodation
  • Daily Continental Breakfast
  • Welcome & Farewell Dinners
  • All Ground Transportation
  • Historical & Cultural Walking Tours
  • Travelers Insurance
  • Full Time Guidance & Assistance

Program highlights

  • Hellisheiði Power Plant
  • Raufarhólshellir Lava Tube
  • Thingvellir National Park
  • Kerid Crater
  • Geysir and Gullfoss Waterfalls
  • Iceland Turf Houses
  • Seljalandsfoss & Skogafoss Waterfalls
  • Svartifoss Waterfall
  • Vatnajökull Glacier

Itinerary

Day 1 – Departure

Depart for Reykjavik, Iceland

Day 2 – Reykjavik

  • Breakfast – Day Briefing
  • Arrive in Reykjavik, Iceland
  • Airport Pickup – Check-in, Relax & Refresh
  • Program Orientation
  • Welcome Dinner & Group Discussions – The group will be taken for an authentic dinner with a variety of menu options to cater all diets.

Day 3 – Thingvellir National Park

  • Breakfast – Day Briefing
  • Explore Hellisheiai Power Plant – The geothermal power plant of Hellisheidi in Iceland successfully manages to bind CO2 into rocks and could provide a solution for other industries in Iceland and beyond.
  • Hiking Raufarholshellir Lava Tube – A journey into The Lava Tunnel is a unique experience and a great opportunity to witness the inner workings of a volcanic eruption as one walks in the path of lava that flowed 5.200 years ago.
  • Exploring Pingvellir National Park – Situated between two continental plates, Thingvellir National Park is one of Iceland’s most historically significant sacred and naturally beautiful sites.
  • Transfer to Thingvellir National Park (approx. 1 hour)
  • Check in & Relax
  • Structured Free Time & Culture Immersion

Day 4 – Selfoss

  • Breakfast – Day Briefing
  • Visiting Kerid Crater – With distinctive red volcanic rock slopes, measuring 770 meters wide, 270 meters in circumference and 55 meters deep, Kerid crater lake is a 3,000 year old volcanic crater lake in South Iceland, the perfect golden circle detour. The actual lake itself is relatively shallow, between 7 and 14 metres, depending on rainfall and other factors, but as a result of minerals from the surrounding soil, the water is a unique and strikingly vivid aquamarine shade of blue.
  • Transfer to Selfoss & Check In
  • Visiting Geysir and Gullfoss Waterfalls
  • Secret Lagoon Hot Springs
  • Structured Free Time & Culture Immersion

Day 5 – Vik

  • Breakfast – Day Briefing
  • Iceland Turf Houses at Selfoss – The turf houses have played an important role in Icelandic lives thanks to the insulation and warmth they provide.
  • Transfer to Seljalandsfoss (approx. 7 hour)
  • Seljalandsfoss & Skogafoss Waterfalls – Seljalandsfoss waterfall along Iceland’s southern coast is fed by melting water from the famed glacier-capped Eyjafjallajokull volcano.
  • Transfer to Vik (approx. 1 hour)
  • Check In, Relax & Refresh
  • Explore the Black Sand Beach

Day 6 – Skaftafell

  • Breakfast & Day Briefing
  • Transfer to Skaftafell (approx. 2 hours)
  • Setup Camp
  • Short Hike to Svartifoss Waterfall – Svartifoss (Black Fall) is a waterfall in Skaftafell National Park in Iceland, and is one of the most popular sights in the park. It is surrounded by dark lava columns, which gave rise to its name.
  • Optional Hikes in Skaftafell National Park

Day 7 – Skaftafell

  • Breakfast & Day Briefing
  • Vatnajokull Professional Led Glacier Hike (Largest Glacier In Europe) – The glacier covers more than 8% of the country and the average thickness of the ice is 400 m, with a maximum thickness of 1000 m.
  • Visit Jokulsarlon Glacial Lagoon

Day 8 – Reykjavik

  • Breakfast & Day Briefing
  • Transfer to Reykjavik (approx. 4 hours)
  • Check in & Refresh
  • Structured Free Time
  • Farewell Dinner & Program Closing

Day 9 – Return

  • Breakfast & Day Briefing
  • Airport Transfer
  • Depart Reykjavik, Iceland for Home

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