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Photographing shorebirds and seabirds at close range
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Spotting whales in Iceland's longest fjord
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Discovering which plants colonize a lava flow first
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Watching a geyser erupt
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Hiking the fault line between two continental tectonic plates

Iceland: More than Fire and Ice

Jun 25 - Jul 05, 2020

10 days | Iceland | Quest Nature Tours

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This young country, still being shaped by the forces of nature, has the fascination of the strangely beautiful and unfamiliar. As we travel around the island, we’ll see unspoiled wilderness, jagged coastlines, vast rugged mountains, hot spring areas with spouting geysers and towering glaciers. And everywhere, the primeval fire and lava of foreboding black volcanoes contrast with the freezing white ice-glare of Europe’s greatest glaciers.

We’ll be whale-watching and birding by boat, observing the largest concentrations of breeding duck in Europe and watching for the Great Skua near the world famous Myrdalsjökull glacier. At the geothermal area of Hveravellir we’ll dip our feet (or take the plunge) into the multicoloured pools. Near Vík we’ll walk the striking black volcanic beach and marvel at the puffins and kittiwakes as they soar around the looming cliffs nearby.

A warm niche in a cold corner of the planet, Iceland is the quintessential natural history experience.

 


To extend your journey in this region, this tour can be seamlessly joined with our Scotland, Faroe Islands & Iceland Expedition Cruise beforehand. Ask us for details!
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Tour Cost (per person):
US$6420 (Incl. US$275 taxes and gratuities)
Group Size:
10 –  14 participants
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What’s included: Accommodation, all meals, all activities and entrance fees, all ground transportation, expert local guides, arrival and departure transfers at destination, accompanied by Quest Nature Tours naturalist-leader Sherry Kirkvold. Taxes and gratuities of US$275 are included.

"A young country in the midst of its own creation." - Quest Traveller
"The itinerary and local connections/experience that make Quest the best there is for those who want a nature focused tour. Bravo." - Cheryl. M

Itinerary at a Glance

DayActivity
1Arrive in Reykjavik and explore the sites
2On our way to the Snaefellsnes Peninsula, sampling bird life and scenery along the way
3Exploring the peninsula and spotting the famous glacier of Snaefellsjökull
4Boat Trip to Flatey Island for birding, sightseeing and photography
5Visit Eyjafjördur, the longest fjord in Iceland
6Visit Lake Myvatn, home to the largest concentrations of breeding ducks in Europe
7The quaint fishing village of Hrísey Island and the bustling community of Akureyri
8The dramatic interior of Iceland and reach the falls of Gullfoss and Geysir
9Travel alongside the Eyjafjallajökul Volcano towards Myrdalsjökull, the famous glacier
10The national plains of the historic Thingvellir, Stokkseyri
11 Depart Reykjavík
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Your Tour Leader

Sherry brings a deep love of nature along with her more than 30 years of experience as a naturalist, geographer and expedition leader. She has worked in the national, provincial and regional park systems as well as museums in British Columbia.

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Quest Nature Tours
Tour Cost (per person):
US$6420 (Incl. US$275 taxes and gratuities)
Group Size:
10 –  14 participants
Reserve my spot now!

What’s included: Accommodation, all meals, all activities and entrance fees, all ground transportation, expert local guides, arrival and departure transfers at destination, accompanied by Quest Nature Tours naturalist-leader Sherry Kirkvold. Taxes and gratuities of US$275 are included.

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