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 $8,495

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

or Call 855-330-1542


Oct 22 - 28, 2018 Departure
David Aguilar

David Aguilar

A naturalist, astronomer, author and space artist, David's expertise is in communicating the wonder of science. He is the past Director of Science Information and Public Outreach at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics in Cambridge, MA. In 2015, he left Harvard to join NASAs New Horizons special media team on the Pluto flyby mission.  He is a Random House/Smithsonian and National Geographic author and illustrator of 7 books on astronomy including "Cosmic Catastrophes - 7 Ways to Destroy a Planet Like Earth"; "ALIEN WORLDS"- a look at how bizarre alien life may be throughout the Universe; "13 Planets", and "Space Encyclopedia". He is past Director of Fiske Planetarium and Science Center, and the founder of the Science Discovery Program at University of Colorado Boulder; past Marketing Communications Director at Ball Aerospace and Technologies Corporation and member of the Hubble Space Telescope repair team; past Marketing Director of "Evolution", PBS's Emmy-winning 7-part NOVA series. 

TELEVISION and RADIO CREDITS: NASA's Unexplained Files; The UNIVERSE for the History Channel; UFO Hunters, NPR's Here and Now.

SPACE ART CREDITS: NASA/JPL, Smithsonian, BBC, The UNIVERSE, the History Channel, The Weather Channel, ABC Nightly News, CBS, NBC, CNN, NY Times, USA Today, National Geographic Magazine, Sky & Telescope, Astronomy, Scientific American, Nature, Time magazine, US News& World Report, Space.com.

He is a Premier Smithsonian Enrichment Lecturer and a Harvard World Tours Expert Study Leader. Past study tours include: Astronomy from the Chilean Andes; Astronomy of Hawaii; The Underwater Worlds of Tahiti and French Polynesia; Exploring the Amazon; AfricanSafari; Discovering Alaska!; Iceland - Land of Ice and Fire; Mysteries of Machu Picchu and Easter Island; Voyage to Antarctica; Inside the Russian Space Program-a journey to Kazakhstan for the launch of cosmonauts to the International Space Station; In The Footsteps of Galileo; Around theWorld by Private Jet!; Exploring the Emerald British Isles; Treasures of Mystical India; Arizona Astronomy. He has lectured on eighteen World Cruises aboard ships Regent Seven Seas Voyager, Mariner, Explorer; Crystal Serenity, Symphony; Celebrity Solstice, Equinox, Eclipse; and The WORLD.

He has the added distinction, along with his former band, of being a 2008 Grammy-nominated songwriter and musician. In 2010, ASTEROID 1990DA was named in honor of his exceptional science educational outreach efforts. Today, David and wife Astrid reside under the very starry skies outside of Aspen, CO.

Feb 27 - Mar 5, 2019 Departure
Jim Zimbelman

Jim Zimbelman

Dr. Jim Zimbelman is a planetary geologist at the Smithsonian’'s National Air and Space Museum where he has served as the chairman of the Center for Earth and Planetary Studies. He has expertise in physics and mathematics (B.A.), geophysics and space physics (M.S. University of California at Los Angeles), as well as geology (Ph.D. Arizona State University). Jim was co-editor of the book Environmental Effects on Volcanic Eruptions: From Deep Oceans to Deep Space,” co-author of Dunes Worlds and has written more than 90 papers and maps for various peer-reviewed scientific journals and books. Over the past 28 years at NASM, he has been involved in the analysis of high-resolution spacecraft imaging and geophysical data of the Earth and terrestrial planets, geologic mapping of Mars and Venus, and other geologic studies of terrestrial planets.