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STEM Trips to Iceland

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A STEM Itinerary

Day 1:

  • Arrive in Reykjavik and take a guided tour of the city.  Later in the day, go on to the Volcano House Museum.  Begin to study the causes and effects of volcanology in Iceland. View the award winning documentary film of the recent eruption of Eyjafjallajokull volcano.

Day 2: 

  • Begin by taking the Inside the Volcano tour. Go inside the “giant maw” of a dormant volcano for a one-of-a-kind geologic experience.  In the afternoon take a guided walking tour of the lava fields near Reykjavik. See boiling mud eyes, steaming fumaroles, lava caves where outlaws hid and where trolls and elves live. 


Day 3:​

  • Start the day by visiting the Hellisheidi Geothermal Power Plant and take a guided tour of the world’s largest geothermal power station. Learn how the clever Icelanders managed to harness enough geothermal energy to power the city of Reykjavik. In the afternoon visit the Perlan Museum in Reykjavik.

Day 4:

  • Spend the day on the guided Golden Circle Tour. See the Thingvillar National Park, Alpingi Parliament, the Geysir Geothermal Area including Strokkur and Geysir, Hekla and Eyjajallajokull and Gullfoss.

Day 5:

  • Spend the day relaxing. In the morning swim in the Blue Lagoon. This complex is one of the most visited attractions in Iceland.  When you swim in the Blue Lagoon, you actually swim between two continents. The Eurasian and American tectonic plates meet here. In the afternoon, visit a horse farm and take a ride on an Icelandic horse!

Day 6:

  • In the morning visit the Vikingheimar Museum where you can see the Viking ship Islendingur.  Vikingaheimar is also the home of part of the Smithsonian’s exhibit “Vikings:  The North Atlantic Saga” In the afternoon board your flight for home.  

Our Prices Include:

  • All admissions, taxes, fees, tips and 24-hour on-call support

  • Round-trip airfare and all ground transportation abroad

  • Four overnight stays in a centrally located hotel

  • All meals

  • Guide upon arrival and professional tour manager to accompany the group

  • Price based on 25 students and 2 free chaperones

Specialty Itineraries

We also offer ART tours studying the historic and amazingly diverse culture of Iceland. With the mix of culture brought back from marauding Vikings combined with the untouched natural surrounds, Iceland, provides a rich stamping ground for the art aspiring student.

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