Iceland

I’ve walked a lot in the mountains in Iceland. And as you come to a new valley, as you come to a new landscape, you have a certain view. If you stand still, the landscape doesn’t necessarily tell you how big it is. It doesn’t really tell you what you’re looking at. The moment you start to move the mountain starts to move.

— Olafur Eliasson

Our Iceland trip will bring this amazing country alive showcasing its incredibly diverse environment of fire and ice, its Nordic heritage, and its unique culture - and that's just the beginning. You'll hike on glaciers, soak in volcanic hot springs, participate in environmental service projects, photograph breathtaking waterfalls and more. Iceland's beauty and way of life will astound at every turn. Seven days here will change your life forever.

Sample Itineraries

DAY ONE

  • Meet at the airport at least 3 hours before departure
  • Flight to Iceland

DAY TWO

  • Arrive in Reykjavik
  • Meet your Grand Classroom representatives at baggage claim
  • Breakfast at the Viking Museum
  • Visit the bridge between two continents where European and North American tectonic plates meet
  • Reykjanes Toe geothermal area
  • Lunch
  • Hike the Raufarholshellir Lava Tube
  • Check into hotel
  • Dinner

DAY THREE

  • Breakfast
  • Visit Skogafoss waterfall
  • Glacier walk at Solheimajokull
  • Lunch at Vik
  • Walk along the volcanic black sand beach of Renisfjara
  • Visit Seljalandsfoss, the waterfall you can walk behind
  • Return to hotel
  • Dinner
  • Northern lights tour (conditions permitting)

DAY FOUR

  • Breakfast
  • Depart for Golden Circle Tour
  • Visit Gullfoss
  • Visit Geysir
  • Lunch
  • Visit the Laugarvatn natural baking site where bread is cooked underground
  • Visit Thingvellir National Park, the site of Iceland's first parliament
  • Return to hotel
  • Dinner

DAY FIVE

  • Breakfast
  • Visit Hellsheidi Powerplant
  • Day tour of Reykjavik
  • Hallgrimskirkja, Reykjavik's famous church
  • Lunch
  • Visit the Parliament House, City Hall and Harpa concert hall
  • Check into hotel in Reykjavik
  • Dinner

DAY SIX

  • Breakfast
  • Visit the Perlan Museum
  • Lunch
  • Hike the Alftanes to Bessastadir, the President's home
  • Return to hotel
  • Dinner

DAY SEVEN

  • Breakfast
  • Hike to the new volcanic eruption site near Little Ram
  • Lunch in Grindavik
  • Visit Grindavik
  • Soak in the world famous hot spring at the Blue Lagoon
  • Dinner in Reykjavik
  • Return to hotel

DAY EIGHT

  • Breakfast
  • Free time in Reykjavik (time permitting)
  • Lunch (time permitting)
  • Check out of hostel and depart for airport
  • Flight home
  • Arrive home
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