The Land of Fire and Ice
Are you interested in exploring a mystical place where nature and wildlife, geology and geography, and culture and folklore come together? Where you can travel to see geysers shooting 40 feet into the air, feel the heat and smell the Sulphur from active volcanic bubble pots, watch puffins frolic and whales spout, swim in naturally-fed hot springs, and see glacial fragments float past on their way to the ocean? If so, then you are invited to join us for two weeks as we learn about Iceland and her focus on renewable energy and sustainability.
Iceland is a strangely beautiful land with a surprisingly mild climate. The summer temperatures range from the mid-60s during the daytime hours to the mid-40s in the evenings. The sunshine is brilliant, due to its proximity to the Arctic Circle, and the Midnight Sun casts orange hues throughout the night and into the morning. Physically, it is a land whose features have been shaped and reshaped by opposing agents of fire and ice, and where Icelandic moss—a lichen made of algae and fungus growing together—wraps miles and miles of lava rocks like a thick blanket.
Our home-away-from-home is located in a centralized location close to many of the attractions aligned with our focus on renewable energy and sustainability. Some of our Icelandic destinations include the Golden Circle (including Thingvellir National Park, Geysir, and Gulfoss); the Hellisheidi Geothermal Plant; the Fridheimar Tomato Farm; and a cluster of smaller islands named Vestmannaeyjar. In addition to these popular sites, Iceland offers her visitors activities such as hiking, horse riding, swimming, and geothermal bathing—all of which provide wellness opportunities for the mind, body, and soul.