2021 Grandeur of Iceland

Aug. 21 – 29, 2021
Tour Operator: AHI Travel (Reserve and read additional details here)
Price: From $3,995 (air additional)
Tour Length: 9 days
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Behold the inspiring landscapes of Iceland during this unforgettable seven-night adventure. From your base in the cultural capital of Reykjavik, journey through lands of unspeakable beauty to encounter unique land formations, waterfalls, hot springs and authentic, charming villages.

Watch as fascinating history and culture are brought to life at a storytelling performance, learn how the country has become a world leader in sustainability and green living, and honor the memory of Iceland’s greatest medieval writer.

During an ocean cruise, scan the horizon for magnificent breaching whales and thrill to darling puffins as they glide on gentle sea breezes. At the mystical Golden Circle, gaze at bubbling mud pools and geysers, followed by a visit to a family-run farm to indulge in a delicious traditional feast. This small-group adventure features seven nights at a first-class hotel in Reykjavik, plus an extensive meal plan including wine with dinner.

Schedule of Events

  • Day 1 : Depart U.S.
  • Day 2 : Reykjavik
  • Day 3 : Reykjavik/Eyrarbakki
  • Day 4 : Borgarnes/Reykholt
  • Day 5 : Golden Cirlce/Pingvellir National Park
  • Day 6 : Reykjavik
  • Day 7 : Snaefellsnes Peninsula
  • Day 8 : Reykjavik
  • Day 9 : Depart U.S.


We offer the Tar Heel Travel program as a service to our alumni and friends of the University. As travel is a GAA member perk, we require one traveler per room to be a member of the General Alumni Association in order to be eligible to travel. For more information or to join the GAA, contact the membership office at (800) 962-0742 or join online.

Additional Information

Note: Tour schedule is subject to change due to local conditions. Many excursions in this program involve an element of walking as some of the finest attractions are located in areas not closely accessible by motorcoach.

Please review all tour documents carefully, especially visa, vaccine and health and safety information. Dietary accommodations cannot be guaranteed. Please contact the tour operator directly if you have any concerns participating in the tour.

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All 2021 prices and itineraries (including port order) are tentative and subject to change; final pricing adjustments may occur after the release of marketing materials.

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