Location
  • Iceland
Length
1 - 4 weeks

Program Details

Program Type
Provider
Timeframe
Summer
Housing
Hotel Lodge
Language
English
Age Min.
14
Age Max
18

Pricing

Starting Price
6790
What's Included
Accommodation Activities Meals
What's Not Included
Airfare
Jan 22, 2018
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About Program

Travel along the winding coastline of Iceland’s remote and culturally rich Westfjords, between towering plateaus and the sea, stopping in small fishing villages just south of the Artic Circle. Kayak pristine fjords and scout for curious seals and Arctic terns. Interview fishmongers in Isafjordur to learn about the changes in fish stocks due to warming coastal currents, and soak in natural geothermal hotspring. Hike through fields of wildflowers in the Hornstrandir Nature Reserve, only accessible by boat or by plane, and watch for the Arctic fox that thrive in this extreme environment. Go sea angling with Icelandic fisherman, and ride horses on the beach at the foot of the Snaefellsjokull Glacier, a strato-volcano that inspired Jules Verne’s gateway to the center of the earth. Learn about the unique relationship that Icelanders have with their landscape, the thriving renewable energy market, and how climate change is affecting the culture and economy of the Westfjords. 

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Program Highlights

  • Explore the Westfjords by kayak as you scout for whales, seals, and seabirds
  • Traverse a glacier with expert guides
  • Ride Icelandic horses on the beach
  • Soak in natural geothermal hot springs
  • Photograph puffins along the Latrabjarg cliffs, the westermost tip of Europe

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