Wonders of Iceland

Wonders of Iceland

event 21 June - 28 June 2024 (7 days)

Activity level:  Medium
  • Jokulsarlon, Iceland
  • Svartfoss, Iceland
  • Vik, Iceland
  • Geysir Haukadalur, Iceland
Volcanoes, Geysers and Glaciers

A land of myth and geological marvel, Iceland is one of the youngest landmasses in the world, formed only 25 million years ago, and its landscape is still in the midst of its geological development. Iceland is constantly being shaped by the mighty forces of its rumbling volcanoes, shifting tectonic plates and its glaciers making their slow but powerful progress through the mountains. Geysers and mudpots spring from the ground, waterfalls rush over precipices and beaches sparkle with black sand.

With our esteemed scholar, Cambridge Geophysicist Professor Robert White on hand to interpret the staggering landscape, visit the important geological and cultural sights of the island, from steaming lava fields, mud pots, geysers and volcanoes to iceflows, waterfalls and hot-spring lagoons.


  • Explore the UNESCO site of Þingvellir, where tectonic plates are pulling apart and Europe's first parliament was held
  • Enjoy the bizarre sight of luminous blue icebergs on the Jökulsárlón glacial lake washing up on a black sand beach
  • September is the only months with mild weather whilst there is also a chance of seeing the spectacular Northern Lights


Professor Robert White FRS
(Emmanuel 1971-1983; St Edmund’s 1988-present)
Emeritus Professor of Geophysics, Earth Sciences Department, University of Cambridge
Price details 

Price does not include international flights

Single supplement £570

Tour type:  Land
Theme:  Geology
Tour operator
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