Iceland: Land of Fire and Ice
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July 22-August 03, 2023
Double Occupancy: $6600 per person
Single Occupancy: $7870 per person
Airfare is not included.

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It was during my enchanted days of travel that the idea came to me, which, through the years, has come into my thoughts again and again and always happily—the idea that geology is the music of the earth. — Hans Cloos


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Join us on an Icelandic adventure to explore the island’s iconic volcanoes, rivers, waterfalls, glaciers and beaches. On this 12-day adventure we’ll take in the natural beauty of the island, and learn about the formation of these features from Holly Godsey, University of Utah geologist. Holly’s enthusiasm is infectious, and you’ll soon find yourself excited by diverging tectonic plates, active geysers, and glacial lagoons. We’ll also explore the history and culture of Iceland, and discuss its modern energy production and farming techniques. Join us on this unique, focused tour, and learn about why Iceland is the land of fire and ice.

Tour Highlights Include:


  • Visits to all three of Iceland’s national parks
  • Thirteen hand-picked culinary highlights for lunch or dinner, as well as all breakfasts included
  • All on-island transportation, including tour bus and ferry to Heimaey Island
  • All lodging
  • Visits to waterfalls, beaches, volcanoes and fault lines; all accompanied by your resident geologist
  • Spectacular hikes to waterfalls, hidden canyons and hot springs
  • Visits to national parks, historical and cultural sites, and working agriculture farms
  • A free day on Heimaey Island to watch puffins, hike a newly formed volcano, explore breathtaking views, and learn about the island’s unique history of battles with nature and man.

Photos courtesy Marco Bellucci, Bragl Thor