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July 26 to August 3, 2019

Join husbandand-wife team, professors Pam Matson and Peter Vitousek, environment and sustainability experts, as we stop at Thingvellir National Park, Strokkur Geyser and Gulfoss, or “Golden Waterfall,” on this acclaimed route of geological highlights.

Into the heart of ice. Take a guided tour inside the glacier, Langjökull; hop aboard a specially designed amphibian boat to see up close the massive icebergs of Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon as they float peacefully out to sea; and check out the crystalline structure of Harpa Concert Hall, inspired by Iceland’s breathtaking landscapes. The heat is on! Soak in the therapeutic waters of the world-famous Blue Lagoon, a mineral-rich geothermal spa set in a black lava field. Sample “hot spring bread,” baked in the ground for 24 hours using geothermal heat exclusively!


from $9,295


Pamela Matson
Earth Sciences

Professor Matson has worked in the area of environment and sustainability for over 20 years. She and her students and collaborators have worked on sustainability of agricultural systems.

Peter Vitousek
Biological Sciences

Professor Vitousek and his laboratory have worked on the global cycles of nitrogen and phosphorus, and how they are altered by human activity; on biological invasions by exotic species and how they can change the functioning of whole ecosystems.

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