2018 Spring Break Trip to Iceland

March 9-15, 2018

Abby Elizabeth Croft, Director of College Counseling and Experiential Learning, has announced details of the next Spring Break trip. Next year, students and faculty chaperones will travel to Iceland, guided by Explorica Educational Tours service!

Students will experience the unique culture and landscape of Iceland as they visit a variety of landmarks, museums, and natural wonders including ice caps, glacial lagoons, hot springs, geysers, and waterfalls.

Some of the highlights include:

Reykjavik guided walking sightseeing tour

Culture, shopping, and scenery beckon as students make their way through the charming streets of Reykjavik. From the boutiques and cafes of Laugavegur, to a walk along the grounds of Iceland’s “White House”, your Icelandic experience won’t soon be forgotten. Student will catch a glimpse of history at the Hofdi House, where Reagan and Gorbachev held their famous summit in 1986, while taking in the majestic beauty of this captivating city and surrounding mountains from the viewing deck at The Hallgrimskirkja Church.

Icelandic Saga Museum visit

Students will learn about the beginning of Iceland’s turbulent history, starting with the earliest settlers and ending with the 16th century, and experience where legend and history collide.

Hveragerði visit

Built upon a collection of geothermally active volcanic hot springs, Hveragerdi offers visitors a truly unique experience. With occasional earthquakes (of the minor variety) rattling the area, travelers are always amazed to watch the locals go about their daily business as if nothing was amiss. Populated with an abundance of greenhouses, the area is well known for its fresh produce and vibrant flora.

Skaftafell National Park excursion

Formed over thousands of years by the continuous blending of volcanic fire and glacial water, Skaftafell National Park is home to striking mountains, glacial lagoons, raging waterfalls, and some of Iceland’s most agreeable weather. But perhaps its most impressive feature is the Vatnajokull Ice Cap—the largest glacier in Iceland. It is here that, on one of the many sunny days the area is known for, students will have an opportunity to enjoy the world’s longest sight line, according to the Guinness Book of World Records.

For more details about this trip and past trips, information, please visit our Experiential Learning page.