Putney Student Travel | Iceland Programs

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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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