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Iceland: More than Fire and Ice

Jun 21 - Jul 01, 2023

10 days | Iceland | Quest Nature Tours

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.
Quest Nature Tours Worldwide Explorers Club
Tour Cost (per person):
Approx. US$6720  Includes all taxes and gratuities.
Group Size:
10 –  14 participants

What’s included: Accommodation, all meals, all activities and entrance fees, all ground transportation, expert local guides, airport transfers, accompanied by Quest Nature Tours naturalist-leader Kyle Horner, taxes and gratuities.

"A young country in the midst of its own creation." - Quest Traveller
"The itinerary and local connections 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

A consummate environmental educator and well-travelled, lifelong naturalist, Kyle Horner can proudly say he’s been birdwatching since before he could walk! Over the years, he has also worked as a field technician for a variety of research projects including boreal songbirds in Newfoundland, rattlesnakes in British Columbia and neotropical migrant birds in Arizona. He is currently the Education Coordinator for Wild Ontario at the University of Guelph, a program that he helped build.

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Quest Nature Tours Worldwide Explorers Club
Tour Cost (per person):
Approx. US$6720  Includes all taxes and gratuities.
Group Size:
10 –  14 participants

What’s included: Accommodation, all meals, all activities and entrance fees, all ground transportation, expert local guides, airport transfers, accompanied by Quest Nature Tours naturalist-leader Kyle Horner, taxes and gratuities.

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