From steamy hot springs to top-notch spas, magnificent malls to art museums, this unique land is the perfect place to relax, recharge and explore. Legends say that the ancient gods themselves guided Iceland’s first settler, Ingolfur Arnarson, to make his home in Reykjavik (“Smoky Bay”), named after the geothermal steam he saw. Today this geothermal energy heats homes and outdoor swimming pools throughout the city—a pollution-free energy source that leaves the air outstandingly fresh, clean and clear. But perhaps the greatest draw is the Aurora Borealis—the Northern Lights. This is the best time of year to see them because it has to be totally dark to get the best effect, and this is a country where the sun never sets in the summer. On arrival day, enjoy a presentation on the aurora, followed by an evening out to see the real thing (weather permitting). Take advantage of optional tours to enjoy a variety of traditional and offbeat attractions, including elf spotting, Viking feasts, whale watching, horseback riding and lava fields.
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- Visit the stunning Blue Lagoon geothermal spa
- Enjoy a personal presentation by local expert Svanur Thorkelsson
- Take advantage of optional tours to enjoy a variety of sports and leisure activities
Smith Faculty SpeakerAmy Larson Rhodes, associate professor of geosciences
- Duration: 5 days
- Activity Level: Easy
- Cost: $1,980 per person, based on double occupancy, including airfare from Boston or New York
- Single Supplement: $290 per person
- Deposit: $500 per person, payable to Discover Europe Ltd.
- Optional Extensions: Individual extensions can be arranged on request.
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