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 to discover how this revolutionary city harnesses geothermal waste to stretch natural resources even further

    Visit the National Museum and soak up a fascinating collection of exhibitions and permanent displays as you gain insight into Iceland’s rugged past, medieval days, and contemporary culture

    Enjoy dinner in Reykjavík

  • Day 3: Reykjavík • Hvolsvöllur area

    Take an excursion to Thingvellir National Park, home to Thingvallavatn, the largest lake in Iceland

    Visit the Gullfoss, or "Golden" waterfall, so named because of its golden color on sunny days

    Visit the Geysir geothermal area, which hurls boiling water more than 200 feet into the air

    Visit a greenhouse powered by geothermal and hydroelectric energy

    Visit Icelandic horse stables that house a breed that exists only in Iceland known for their fifth gate, called the tölt

    Enjoy dinner in the Hvolsvöllur area

  • Day 4: Hvolsvöllur area

    Take a full day excursion in the Hvolsvöllur area

    • Visit the Seljalandsfoss and Skógarfoss waterfalls, two of south Iceland's most famous natural wonders
    • Visit the Village of Vik, where you'll see black sand beaches, puffin colonies, and the Reynisdrangar rocks

    Visit the Skógarfoss Folk Museum to glimpse ancient tools and artifacts dating back to Viking time

    Glacier Walk: Buckle up your crampons and take the coolest walk of your life—literally—on Sólheimajökull Glacier.

  • Day 5: Reykjavík

    Visit the state-of-the-art Lava Centre to learn about the earthquakes and volcanic activity that shape our planet and created Iceland’s unique landscape

    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 for a swim in its mineral rich waters, recognized by National Geographic as a natural wonder

    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 to discover how this revolutionary city harnesses geothermal waste to stretch natural resources even further

    Visit the National Museum and soak up a fascinating collection of exhibitions and permanent displays as you gain insight into Iceland’s rugged past, medieval days, and contemporary culture

    Enjoy dinner in Reykjavík

  • Day 3: Reykjavík • Hvolsvöllur area

    Take an excursion to Thingvellir National Park, home to Thingvallavatn, the largest lake in Iceland

    Visit the Gullfoss, or "Golden" waterfall, so named because of its golden color on sunny days

    Visit the Geysir geothermal area, which hurls boiling water more than 200 feet into the air

    Visit a greenhouse powered by geothermal and hydroelectric energy

    Visit Icelandic horse stables that house a breed that exists only in Iceland known for their fifth gate, called the tölt

    Enjoy dinner in the Hvolsvöllur area

  • Day 4: Hvolsvöllur area

    Take a full day excursion in the Hvolsvöllur area

    • Visit the Seljalandsfoss and Skógarfoss waterfalls, two of south Iceland's most famous natural wonders
    • Visit the Village of Vik, where you'll see black sand beaches, puffin colonies, and the Reynisdrangar rocks

    Visit the Skógarfoss Folk Museum to glimpse ancient tools and artifacts dating back to Viking time

    Glacier Walk: Buckle up your crampons and take the coolest walk of your life—literally—on Sólheimajökull Glacier.

  • Day 5: Reykjavík

    Visit the state-of-the-art Lava Centre to learn about the earthquakes and volcanic activity that shape our planet and created Iceland’s unique landscape

    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 for a swim in its mineral rich waters, recognized by National Geographic as a natural wonder

    Enjoy dinner in Reykjavík

  • Day 7: Depart for home

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Learning outcomes on this program

Confidence • Curiosity • Global perspective • Empathy • Adaptability • Relatability • Self-Awareness


EF Global Learning Model Post-Study Abroad Learning Resources
Academic resources

With this program, you get access to our Global Learning Resources, which include:

  • Discussion questions
  • Sample assignments
  • Journal prompts
  • Webinars
  • EF's Global Competency Assessment, a pre- and post-program assessment to measure competency development
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EF Global Learning Model Post-Study Abroad Learning Resources
Academic resources


With this program, you get access to our Global Learning Resources, which include:

  • Discussion questions
  • Sample assignments
  • Journal prompts
  • Webinars
  • EF's Global Competency Assessment, a pre- and post-program assessment to measure competency development

See the resources you get



Your experience includes

  • Round-trip airfare

    Your price includes round-trip airfare for your whole group

  • Accommodations

    Safe, comfortable hotels with private bathrooms will be waiting for you at your destination.

  • On-tour transportation

    Land transportation

  • Regional-style meals

    Daily breakfasts and select local dinners are included in your program. Generally, we leave lunch up to you so your group has an opportunity to explore its own tastes.

  • 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.

  • EF Global Learning Toolkit

    To capitalize on moments for building empathy, awareness, and adaptability in a global environment, we offer a number of different tools designed to help educators facilitate student growth abroad and on campus, including academically enriched travel programs, industry engagement opportunities, global learning resources, and a Global Competencies Assessment tool.

  • 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

  • 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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