Unlike our usual summer Icelandic adventures, in which the color green features prominently, this February adventure features wintry white and hopefully splashes of night-time color under the Aurora Borealis.
Much of this ice-rich island sits atop smoking volcanoes lined up over the fractious junction of the Eurasian and North American tectonic plates. Norwegian Vikings were the first to settle here in the 9th century. Iceland, therefore, offers the rare opportunity to witness the intriguing development of a human culture in a land devoid of an indigenous race. We use this winter walking program to connect Iceland’s fascinating history, present-day culture, and some of the most eye-popping natural wonders on the planet.
- Jaw-dropping waterfalls – Iceland has a higher number of stunning waterfalls per driving mile than just about anywhere we travel
- Jökulsárlón Lagoon – cruising in zodiacs through a deep river lagoon packed with icebergs calved from the glacier Breiðamerkurjökull
- The Golden Circle – a remarkable combination of stark, stunning scenery and the site where the Icelandic Viking parliament was established in A.D. 930
- Optional glacier walking – strolling through a natural Eden of periwinkle blue ice ridges, deep crevasses, and intricately formed ice sculptures.