Explore Iceland's pristine beauty and experience the aurora borealis from one of the world's prime viewing spots.

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 View of the Northern Lights in Iceland  The Northern Lights as seen from the ION Hotel. Credit: The ION Hotel  The Northern Lights as viewed from Hotel Ranga.  Credit: Darryl Wilson  The Northern Lights  The Northern Lights as seen from the ION Hotel. Credit: The ION Hotel  ION’s Silfra Restaurant and Northern Lights Bar. Credit: The ION Hotel  ION Hotel  Rainbow over Gullfoss Waterfall  Thingvellir National Park  Church on Thingvellir Lake  Langjokull Glacier  Kerid Volcano  Thorsmork mountains and canyon  Skógafoss Waterfall  Icelandic horses  Fridheimar Greenhouse  The colorful capital of Reykjavik  The famous Blue Lagoon.  Credit: Meggan R.

Northern Lights of Iceland

7 days from $6,595

Explore Iceland's pristine beauty and experience the aurora borealis from one of the world's prime viewing spots.

or Call 855-330-1542

Sep 17 - 23, 2017 Departure
Michael J. Neufeld

Michael J. Neufeld

Dr. Michael J. Neufeld is a Senior Curator in Space History Department of the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum, where he tends the collections of rockets up to 1945 and Mercury and Gemini spacecraft.  A Canadian by birth, he received history degrees from the University of Calgary and the University of British Columbia, before getting a Ph.D. in Modern European History from The Johns Hopkins University in 1984. Dr. Neufeld came to the Museum as a research fellow in 1988-90, became a curator in the Aeronautics Department in 1990, and moved to Space History in 1999. Dr. Neufeld has led, or contributed to, several Museum exhibits on subjects varying from World War II to human spaceflight. He is lead curator of Destination Moon, a major exhibition on lunar exploration opening in 2020. He has authored or edited eight books, notably The Rocket and the Reich (1995) and Von Braun (2007).

Oct 16 - 22, 2017 Departure
Steven Williams

Steven Williams

Dr. Williams is the Chief of STEM Engagement at the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math).  He holds a BA in Physics for Cornell University and an MS and PhD in Geology from Arizona State University, specializing in the geology of Mars.  Steve was on the faculty of the University of North Dakota, where he helped create an award-winning distance learning Masters program in Space Studies. He has written a variety of articles for the scientific, educational, and popular literature, and prepared the database powering NASA’s SPACE365 app, used for educational program support and planning, and for strategic communication, when he was on a recent two-year duty assignment at NASA HQ.  At NASA, he also supported the GRAIL, Curiosity, LADEE, and MAVEN launches, the Curiosity landing, and the 2012 Transit of Venus.  Steve has extensive field research experience in the Mojave, Antarctica, and other arid regions, and eclipse experience in the USA and Easter Island.