Iceland Expedition

A two week expedition among volcanoes, hot springs, and waterfalls.

Iceland: it’s out of this world.

On the Snaefellsnes Peninsula, hike the interior and kayak the coast. On the Laugavegur Route, backpack across black sand deserts and through rich green canyons.

As soon as you leave the airport, you’ll begin to appreciate just how amazing, how spectacular Iceland is.

You and your group will start by heading to the Snaefellsnes Peninsula. Here you’ll explore Iceland’s coastline, hike alongside a glacier, Snaefellsjokull, and sea kayak with professional guides for two days, on the lookout for seals, whales, and puffins.

A backcountry hike along the Laugavegur and Fimmvorduhals routes is next. For six days, you’ll hike past colorful rolling hills, steaming geothermal vents, and snowy peaks. After ascending Fimmvorduhals pass, over the world’s newest mountains, you’ll finish the hike at the awe-inspiring Skogafoss waterfall.

Through all of these adventures, your group will become close. That’s the point, really. See one of the world’s most arresting landscapes with a group of like-minded adventurers, sharing stories, laughter, and fun every step of the way.

When you head home — wherever home is (Kansas, perhaps?) — you’ll see everything just a little bit differently. It’s partly the magic of Iceland, it’s partly something else, something hard to define. For most people, life is reassuringly routine, comfortingly predictable. But for you, having seen this land of fire and ice, you’ll know there is a big beautiful world out there that is anything but routine and hardly predictable. Having explored Iceland, having seen its spectacular landscape, you’ll be eager to get back out there to see more, do more, explore more, live more.

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