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Iceland: History & Landscape

7 Jul — 14 Jul 2019 | Tour Director: Harriet Allen

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Tour Directors

Andrew Wilson portrait

Harriet Allen, MA, MSc, PhD

geographer and Fellow and Director of Studies at Girton College, Cambridge

full biography and other tours

Andrew Wilson portrait

Morag Hunter,

PhD

geologist and teaching fellow in the department of Earth Sciences, Cambridge.

full biography and other tours

Itinerary

Day

1

Depart Heathrow 1310, arriving Keflavík 1510. Transfer to Hotel Bifrost, Borgarfjördur for two nights.

Day

2

Morning: Settlement Centre in Borgarnes (introduction to Iceland’s Viking history). Afternoon: explore the birds and flowers amongst the moorland, lagoons and tundra of the Borgarfjördur region.

Day

3

Whole day excursion to Thingvellir (historic parliament site and crest of the Mid-Atlantic Ridge), Geysir geothermal area and Gullfoss waterfall. Continue to Hotel Selfoss for overnight stay.

Day

4

Whole day excursion to the mountain ridge landscape of Thórsmörk (subject to confirmation). Continue to IH Klaustur for overnight stay.

Day

5

Exploration of the coastal and glacial landscape dominated by the Vatnajökull ice cap, including an easy walk to view the snout of the Skaftafell glacier and its lagoon. Continue to Hotel Skaftafell for two nights.

Day

6

Further explorations of Skaftafell and Vatnajökull, including Jökulsárlón (glacier lagoon) and Ingólfshöfdi bird reserve (weather and birds permitting).

Day

7

Travel west with possible stops at Vík, Dyrhólaey cliffs, Lava Centre at Hvolsvöllur and Seljalandsfoss (waterfall). Continue to Hotel Selfoss for overnight stay.

Day

8

Morning: visit to Krysuvík geothermal area. Transfer to Keflavík Airport for 1610 departure, arriving Heathrow 2010.

Tour Dates

7 Jul — 14 Jul 2019

Days

8

Cost

£3975

Tour Code

ICEL-19

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Cost includes:

return airfare, accommodation based on sharing a twin or double bedded room, breakfast, seven packed lunches, dinner with water & coffee, excursions & admissions, gratuities.

Not included:

travel insurance, single room supplement £575.

 
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