Images courtesy of Daniel Bergmann.
If you loved Iceland in summer, you’ll be amazed by the winter transitions! Iceland is the land of geysers and hot springs, glaciers and icebergs, occasional volcanoes, waterfalls, and in winter, some of the world’s best Northern Lights. Each stop offers new, exciting photo adventures. Winter also brings ice caves and specatular snow scapes.
Iceland is an island located west of the European continent and sits at the meeting point of the North American and Eurasian continental plates. The plates are slowly moving apart, which means that the country is moving slowly, by just a few centimeters each year, growing wider. The rift runs diagonally from the southeast corner of the country to northwest and makes Iceland a hot bed of interesting, if not weird, geological activity. You can find geysers that shoot water into the sky, geothermal hot springs that provide electricity for the country and heat Iceland’s many public pools, and volcanoes that can erupt and form underground caves, black sand beaches, and even entire islands.
Here is an estimate of our itinerary:
$5800 for shared accommodations. Single supplement is an additional $750. We will do our best to find you a roommate if that is your choice. What is included is is all meals (B,L, & D except B&L only the last day, and no meals on Day 1), transportation, lodging, and guide fees. Flight to Iceland, snacks, & alcoholic beverages are not included.
Iceland prices are going up. The value of Iceland currency is up approximately 20% against the US dollar in the last year. Iceland is also raising its VAT (Value Added Tax) for tourism from 11% to 24% in the near future.
A $750 deposit is required at registration to hold your spot. Due to room requirements, the balance will be due on November 15, 2017. Final payment will be by check or additional credit card fees will apply. Cancellations after November 15, 2017 will result in loss of fees unless we can replace you. Trip insurance is highly recommended.
Passports are required for Iceland trips, but no visa for US citizens.
The airport is Keflavik outside Reykjavik.
Hiking for the trip will be short and individuals can walk around as their ability allows. There will be some slippery winter conditions in many locations.
Pricing is based on a minimum of 6 participants for the trip. If less register, you will be giving the option of going at a higher price or receiving a total refund. Interest in this trip seems to be great and we
recommend early registration.