7 days
Reykjavík, Hvolsvöllur area

From valleys to geysers and bubbling hot springs, Iceland is a land of geological phenomena. Discover how the country harnesses geothermal waste to stretch natural resources even further—and reduce its environmental impact, too. Things heat up at Geysir geothermal area, cool down at Thorsmork Glacier Valley, and turn simply breathtaking at Gullfoss waterfall. Looking for history? Soak up Iceland’s rugged past during a stroll through the National Museum, and glimpse present day politics at the official residence of Iceland’s president.
  • Day 1: Fly overnight to Reykjavik

  • Day 2: Reykjavik | Hvolsvöllur area

    Take a walking tour of Reykjavik

    Visit the National Museum

  • Day 3: Hvolsvöllur area

    Take an excursion to Thingvellir National Park

    Visit the Gullfoss waterfall

    Visit the Geysir geothermal area

    Travel to the Hvolsvöllur area

    Visit a greenhouse powered by geothermal and hydroelectric energy

  • Day 4: Hvolsvöllur area

    Take an excursion to the Thorsmork Glacier Valley

    Visit the Thorvaldseyri Farm

    • Learn about impact of volcanic eruption on farming

    Visit the Seljalandsfoss and Skógarfoss waterfalls

    Visit the Skógarfoss Folk Museum

    Travel to the village of Vik

    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.
  • Day 5: Reykjavik

    Take a hike in Reykjadalar valley

    Visit natural hot streams and geothermal springs

    Return to Reykjavík

  • Day 6: Reykjavik

    Take an excursion to Alftanes peninsula

    See Bessastaðir, official residence of the president

    Continue to Hafnarfjörður and Lake Kleifarvatn

    Bathe in the Blue Lagoon

  • Day 7: Depart for home

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  • Day 1: Fly overnight to Reykjavik

  • Day 2: Reykjavik | Hvolsvöllur area

    Take a walking tour of Reykjavik

    Visit the National Museum

  • Day 3: Hvolsvöllur area

    Take an excursion to Thingvellir National Park

    Visit the Gullfoss waterfall

    Visit the Geysir geothermal area

    Travel to the Hvolsvöllur area

    Visit a greenhouse powered by geothermal and hydroelectric energy

  • Day 4: Hvolsvöllur area

    Take an excursion to the Thorsmork Glacier Valley

    Visit the Thorvaldseyri Farm

    • Learn about impact of volcanic eruption on farming

    Visit the Seljalandsfoss and Skógarfoss waterfalls

    Visit the Skógarfoss Folk Museum

    Travel to the village of Vik

    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.
  • Day 5: Reykjavik

    Take a hike in Reykjadalar valley

    Visit natural hot streams and geothermal springs

    Return to Reykjavík

  • Day 6: Reykjavik

    Take an excursion to Alftanes peninsula

    See Bessastaðir, official residence of the president

    Continue to Hafnarfjörður and Lake Kleifarvatn

    Bathe in the Blue Lagoon

  • 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, Skógarfoss Folk Museum, Blue Lagoon, Thingvellir National Park geology walk, greenhouse visit, Thorvaldseyri Farm

  • 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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