Iceland: Northern Lights, Lava Fields, and Glaciers
Join Astronomy magazine and MWT Associates, Inc., in the far north March 18–25, 2013, for a winter tour in search of the aurora borealis and explore the legendary volcanic and geologic activity of this island country.
Iceland, the least densely populated country in Europe, is a land of boiling mud pools, spurting geysers, glaciers, and waterfalls. And during winter, the heavens open up to the amazing undulating green, blue, yellow, and pink lights of the aurora. Explore this island nation of geologic and volcanic activity during the day and experience one of most beautiful celestial phenomena at night during this weeklong trip.
The northern lights
Photo by Heather Buckley
The island nation of Iceland
Photo by Jacques Descloitres (MODIS Rapid Response Team)/NASA/GSFC
Photo by John Wieland
The Great Geysir
Photo by Lisa Stevens
The tour includes:
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- Roundtrip airfare from selected USA gateways: Boston, New York, Seattle
- Airport/hotel/airport transfers
- Three nights accommodations at Grand Reykjavik Hotel, Reykjavik
- Three nights accommodations at Hotel Laki, South Shore
- Scandinavian breakfasts daily, three lunches, and three dinners
- Reykjavik City tour including Hallgrímskirkja church, Höfði House, and Perlan
- The Blue Lagoon spa: soaking in the mineral-rich pool, geothermal-heated water
- Full day tour: Þingvellir National Park, Gullfoss Falls, and the Great Geysir
- South Coast tour and Icelandic Folk Museum
- Skaftafell National Park and Glacier
- Boat cruise on the Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon
- Aurora watching in the countryside
- Lectures by Astronomy magazine Associate Editor Liz Kruesi
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