From steamy hot springs to top-notch spas, spectacular scenery to magnificent art museums, this unique land is the perfect place to relax, recharge, and explore. We’ll journey through the north, south, and west of the island, enjoying the long evening twilight of the northern summer and visit a wondrous variety of small settlements, good-size towns and amazing natural landscapes. This captivating geological wonderland offers the opportunity to explore dramatic natural phenomena, many not found together elsewhere on the planet: colossal glaciers, active volcanoes, geysers, hot springs, glacial rivers, cascading waterfalls, moss-covered lava fields, and glacial lagoons. We’ll dine on Icelandic specialties, including seafood,ocean-fresh from the morning’s catch; highland lamb; and unusual varieties of game. Join fellow Tufts Alumni and friends and specialist local guide, Svanur Thorkelsson, on an amazing adventure this summer to the Land of Fire and Ice.

  • Trip Itinerary

    Reykjavik, Borgarnes, Akureyri
    Day 1. 
    Evening departure from gateway city
    Day 2.  Reykjavik
    Day 3.  Reykjavik
    Day 4.  Þingvellir National Park | Borgarnes
    Day 5.  Snæfellsnes Peninsula  | Borgarnes
    Day 6.  Akureyri
    Day 7.  Mývatn Lake region | Akureyri​​​​​​​
    Day 8.  Reykjavik | Transfer to airport and depart for home

  • Trip Highlights

    • Visit the fairytale-like Seljalandsfoss waterfall and experience walking right behind the misty cascade
    • Þingvellir National Park. Walk from America to Europe, standing on top of the Atlantic Ocean’s submarine mountain chain
    • Spend the day on the Snæfellsnes Peninsula, home to Snæfellsnes National Park and the Snæfellsnes Glacier
    • Visit the living museum at Eiríksstaðir, home of famous Viking Erik the Red
    • Enjoy the Akureyri Botanical Garden, the most northerly Botanical Garden in the world
    • Explore the Mývatn Lake region, including the curiously-coloured Námaskarð pass and the Krafla volcano
    • Travel to the Blue Lagoon - an azure pool of mineral-rich warm water amid a lava field