Your local guide is Oddur Sigurðsson, a meteorologist, glaciologist and geologist with Iceland’s Government as well as an avid historian and photographer who was an exchange student at North Carolina’s Davie County High School. He is joined by geologist Emlyn Koster, PhD, Director of the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences. The group is welcomed by Ari Trausti Guðmundsson, a renowned geologist and leading public figure in Iceland.

Our organizational partners are Iceland's Embassy in Washington, DC, and Icelandic Farm Holidays in Reykjavik.


Reykjavík has a humid subarctic climate with cool summers. Average daily highs/lows in June are 54°/45°F with extremes of 70°/32°F and a high probability of drizzle or rain. Dress in warm layers for daytimes, with a rain jacket and sturdy waterproof footwear, and casual for evenings.


This Adventure is open to Members only. To become a Member, please contact Catherine Starek, Coordinator of Membership for the Friends of the Museum, or 919-707-9296.

The total per person cost is $6,200, for double room occupancy ($1,500 extra for single occupancy). This includes all ground transportation and tour guides, all accommodations, meals, fees, receptions, and speakers. This cost does not include airfare.
A passport valid for at least three more months is required for travel. Personal travel/health insurance is highly recommended.

To indicate your interest please fill out this form: Trip Interest Survey. You will then be notified as soon as registration becomes available. Once registration is open, spaces will be filled on a first-come-first-serve basis until the maximum number of 26 occupants is reached. A non-refundable deposit of $1,000 per person is required upon reservation to hold a spot on this trip. Registration will end on December 15, 2017 and full payment is due no later than March 31, 2018. Reservations will be acknowledged in their order of receipt until the maximum is reached, after which a wait list will be used in the event of any cancellations.

We reserve the right to cancel any trip because of inadequate enrollment that makes the trip economically unfeasible to operate. In this event, we will refund your deposit paid. However, we are unable to refund any deposits following trip cancellation that results from factors outside our control including but not limited to terrorism, natural disaster, or other major global events and therefore recommend you purchase travel insurance. We are not responsible for costs incurred by a participant in preparing for a program that is altered or canceled.

For any questions about this Adventure, including cancellation policy and liability coverage details, please contact Jerry Reynolds, Head of Outreach at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, at or 919-707-9884.