7 days
Reykjavík, Hvolsvöllur area
Take advantage of round-the-clock daylight during the summer in this otherworldly place of dramatic beauty. Revel in the geothermal wonders of Iceland—Blue Lagoon hot springs, volcanic craters and subarctic fauna. From the capital Reykjavik you will travel the popular Golden Circle and see Gullfoss waterfall and the Geysir geothermal area. From there, continue on to the famous black-sand beaches of Vik and the Lava Centre in Hvolsvöllur.
  • Day 1: Fly overnight to Iceland

  • Day 2: Reykjavík

    Meet your Tour Director at the airport

    Take a tour of Reykjavík

    Visit the National Museum

    Enjoy dinner in Reykjavík

  • Day 3: Reykjavík • Hvolsvöllur area

    Take an excursion to Thingvellir National Park

    Visit the Gullfoss waterfall

    Visit the Geysir geothermal area

    Visit a greenhouse powered by geothermal and hydroelectric energy

    Visit Icelandic horse stables

    Enjoy dinner in the Hvolsvöllur area

  • Day 4: Hvolsvöllur area • Reykjavík

    Take a full day excursion in the Hvolsvöllur area

    • Visit the Seljalandsfoss and Skógarfoss waterfalls
    • Visit the Village of Vik
    • Explore the famous black sand beaches of Vik

    Visit the Skógarfoss Folk Museum

    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Glacier Walk

    Glacier Walk

    Buckle up your crampons and take the coolest walk of your life—literally—on Sólheimajökull Glacier. Learn how to use basic glacier equipment before setting off to explore water cauldrons and waterways of the glacier, which is almost 5 miles long. Be sure to note the different shades of the glaciers—white ice, blue ice and just plain clear ice.

    Enjoy dinner in Reykjavík

  • Day 5: Reykjavík

    Visit the state-of-the-art Lava Centre

    Visit a geothermal power plant and learn about sustainable energy and natural hot springs

    Enjoy dinner in Reykjavík

  • Day 6: Reykjavík

    Take an excursion to Alftanes peninsula

    • See Bessastaðir, official residence of the president
    • Visit Hafnarfjörður and Lake Kleifarvatn
    • See geothermal activity in Krísuvík geothermal field

    Visit the Blue Lagoon

    Enjoy dinner in Reykjavík

  • Day 7: Depart for home

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  • Day 1: Fly overnight to Iceland

  • Day 2: Reykjavík

    Meet your Tour Director at the airport

    Take a tour of Reykjavík

    Visit the National Museum

    Enjoy dinner in Reykjavík

  • Day 3: Reykjavík • Hvolsvöllur area

    Take an excursion to Thingvellir National Park

    Visit the Gullfoss waterfall

    Visit the Geysir geothermal area

    Visit a greenhouse powered by geothermal and hydroelectric energy

    Visit Icelandic horse stables

    Enjoy dinner in the Hvolsvöllur area

  • Day 4: Hvolsvöllur area • Reykjavík

    Take a full day excursion in the Hvolsvöllur area

    • Visit the Seljalandsfoss and Skógarfoss waterfalls
    • Visit the Village of Vik
    • Explore the famous black sand beaches of Vik

    Visit the Skógarfoss Folk Museum

    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Glacier Walk

    Glacier Walk

    Buckle up your crampons and take the coolest walk of your life—literally—on Sólheimajökull Glacier. Learn how to use basic glacier equipment before setting off to explore water cauldrons and waterways of the glacier, which is almost 5 miles long. Be sure to note the different shades of the glaciers—white ice, blue ice and just plain clear ice.

    Enjoy dinner in Reykjavík

  • Day 5: Reykjavík

    Visit the state-of-the-art Lava Centre

    Visit a geothermal power plant and learn about sustainable energy and natural hot springs

    Enjoy dinner in Reykjavík

  • Day 6: Reykjavík

    Take an excursion to Alftanes peninsula

    • See Bessastaðir, official residence of the president
    • Visit Hafnarfjörður and Lake Kleifarvatn
    • See geothermal activity in Krísuvík geothermal field

    Visit the Blue Lagoon

    Enjoy dinner in Reykjavík

  • Day 7: Depart for home

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Your experience includes

  • Round-trip airfare

    Your price includes round-trip airfare for your whole group

  • Accommodations

    5 overnight stays in hotels with private bathrooms

  • On-tour transportation

    Land transportation

  • Regional-style meals

    Breakfast and dinner daily

  • End-to-end support

    Your team helps to secure administrative approval and academic credit, provides recruiting tools and helps establish your program's ongoing presence on campus.

  • Curriculum integration

    Your academic vision remains present wherever you travel. Tell us your ideal study abroad experience, and we'll help connect your curriculum to EF's extensive connections abroad.

  • Full-time Tour Director

    Your Tour Director is with your group 24/7, providing deep local insight while handling all program logistics.

  • Expert Local Guides

    Your expert Local Guides are natural historians, adding cultural insight and enhancing teaching moments wherever your curriculum takes you.

  • Guided sightseeing

    Gain insider knowledge and cultural perspective from licensed local guides who join your group for select experiences while abroad.

  • Entrances

    National Museum, greenhouse visit, Icelandic horse stables, Skógarfoss Folk Museum, Lava Centre, geothermal power plant, Blue Lagoon, Thingvellir National Park geology walk

  • Worldwide support, safety and security

    EF has over 500 schools and offices in more than 50 countries worldwide. We provide 24-hour emergency support service along with a comprehensive $50 million liability policy that covers you and your institution while abroad.

  • Flexible payment options

    Give more students the opportunity to study abroad by offering them two different payment plan options, along with our TripFunder website to help fundraise for the program.

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