“Appreciated how our tour guide took us to beautiful locations somewhat off the typical tourist routes.”

With unprecedented interest in this destination, we are continuing to offer this extraordinarily attractive program. Join Tufts travelers for this escape to exotic Iceland, our closest European neighbor. We will stay in the capital city, Reykjavik, to take in the city’s vibrant culture, learn about the region’s Viking heritage, and experience the unbelievable natural landscape, including impressive geysers and glaciers, magnificent waterfalls, and (with luck) the Northern Lights. This unforgettable long weekend tour offers an introductory city tour, a day trip around the Icelandic countryside, and free time to independently explore the city’s museums and opera, or take advantage of optional excursions such as snowmobiling on top of a glacier or horseback riding through lava fields. Join us for this long weekend getaway to the land of fire and ice!


Day 1. Evening departure from your chosen gateway city
Day 2. Early morning arrival in Reykjavik 
Day 3. Reykjavik
Day 4. Reykjavik
Day 5. Reykjavik/transfer to the airport for your return flights to the US

Trip Highlights

  • See Iceland’s capital Reykjavik – including the Old Town, shopping districts, Parliament, Hofdi House, Hallgrim’s church, and more
  • Weather permitting, view the magnificent Northern Lights
  • Spend a free day independently exploring the city or take an optional excursion
  • See the Icelandic countryside, starting at Hvalfjörður (the Whale Fjord) on the coast and following one of the country’s largest salmon rivers inland to the spectacular Þórufoss waterfall
  • Visit Þingvellir National Park, the site of the world’s first parliament
  • Relax in the naturally-occurring hot spring, Fontana Spa at Laugarvatn
  • Dine on Icelandic cuisine, including a lunch with local fisherman and a traditional dinner of Icelandic lobster
  • Step onto the Reykjanes peninsula, a part of Iceland that is still growing, and walk on the North Atlantic Ridge in the only place it rises above the ocean’s surface