Researching and Preserving the History of the Southern Yosemite Foothills

Iceland: Fire, Sea & Ice

Departs September 17th, 2017

Join us as we explore…
  • The BLUE LAGOON:  Although Iceland is known for hot springs, the famed Blue Lagoon near Reykjavik is actually a man-made geothermal spa situated in a lava field.  The minerals found there are responsible for the striking blue color of the water, which can reach temperatures of 99 to 102 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • LAVA ICELAND VOLCANO & EARTHQUAKE CENTER:  Iceland’s newest attraction takes learning to a new level with its interactive volcano & earthquake experience.  See, smell and feel the vibrations during a volcanic eruption and earthquake simulation!  Travelers who prefer to remain on stable ground will enjoy great views of actual volcanoes from the center.
  • THINGVELLIR NATIONAL PARK:  The fissure zone at Thingvellir marks the boundary between two tectonic plates–so earthquakes, combined with volcanic eruptions and glacial movement, are responsible for the magnificent landscape of the park.  From the year 930 to about 1798, Iceland’s general assembly convened at “Parliament Plains,” making Thingvellir a significant historic site as well.
  • BIRDWATCHING CRUISE:  Sail off the coast of Husavik in search of feathered creatures like the adorable puffin, one of Iceland’s most beloved birds.  Iceland is home to more than 8 million Atlantic puffins, called Lundi, who are most active near the coast during breeding season.  While out on the water, you may also spot black guillemots, fulmars and artic terns–perhaps even a whale!

For details regarding this fabulous and scenic 12-day tour, please click here.

Ready to take the next step? Please review this document for information about our special group program and pricing.