Our expert guide in Iceland is Birgir Jónsson, a member of the Icelandic Professional Guide Society, who has geology and geological engineering degrees from the UK. He is retired from the University of Iceland and the National Energy Authority of Iceland.

He is joined by Emlyn Koster, PhD, Director of the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences and co-guide of the Museum’s previous Adventure to Iceland. He is an Adjunct Professor with the Department of Marine, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences at NC State University.

Our organizational partners are Iceland's Embassy in Washington, DC, and Hey Iceland 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 Museum members only. To become a member, please contact Catherine Perkins, 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 and health insurance are highly recommended.

To register for this Adventure please fill out this form: Trip Registration. Spaces will be filled on a first come, first served basis until the maximum number 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 March 1, 2018 and full payment is due by 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.

For any questions about this Adventure, including cancellation policy and liability coverage details, please contact Cassandra Williams at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, at or 919.707.9802.

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. 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. We 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.