We invite you to join us as we travel to Iceland, the land of fire and ice. Diverse and beautiful, Iceland is home to some of the largest glaciers in Europe, as well as some of the world’s most active volcanoes. The Icelandic landscape is characterized by a huge number of waterfalls, geysers, volcanoes, black sand beaches, and steaming lava fields, reminiscent of an almost alien landscape. Iceland is about the size of the state of Kentucky and is the most sparsely populated country in Europe with a population of 360,000 residents.
Iceland is one of the best places in the world to see the Aurora Borealis, or Northern Lights. The Northern Lights are actually the result of collisions between gaseous particles in the earth’s atmosphere with charged particles released from the sun’s atmosphere. Variations in color are due to the type of gas particles that are colliding. Each evening, we will step outside to watch and wait for these elusive displays of stunning color to appear in a clear, cloudless sky.
This tour will include visiting Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon, one of Iceland’s natural crown jewels, that was formed naturally from melted glacial water and continues to grow as ice blocks crumble from the ever-shrinking glacier. We will sail by boat amongst these icebergs made of 1,000-year-old ice. The nearby black beach has coined the name Diamond Beach, as the ice chunks lying on it resemble diamonds glistening in the sun. We will also have the unique opportunity to walk into the depths of the mighty Vatnajokull Glacier to see a Crystal Blue Ice Cave.
Don’t miss this Icelandic experience and bucket list destination!