Putney Student Travel | Iceland Programs

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Explore Iceland and make friends with your fellow students
Explore Iceland and make friends with your fellow students
Paddle a sea kayak in search of whales and seals
Paddle a sea kayak in search of whales and seals
Photograph puffins on dramatic sea cliffs
Photograph puffins on dramatic sea cliffs
Traverse a glacier with expert guides
Traverse a glacier with expert guides
Search for Arctic Foxes at Hornstrandir Nature Reserve
Search for Arctic Foxes at Hornstrandir Nature Reserve

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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. 

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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Location

Location:
Iceland
Currency:
Icelandic Króna
Weather:
Jan-Mar
37 F / 25 F
Apr-Jun
57 F / 30 F
Jul-Sep
59 F / 41 F
Oct-Dec
45 F / 25 F
Airports:
Keflavík Airport
( KEF )

Iceland has been an up and coming tourist destination for the past couple years and there is a good reason why. Iceland is a perfect destination for thrill seekers and explorers, as they have unrivaled scenery with the Northern Lights, geothermal baths, glaciers and black beaches.

About Putney Student Travel

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