Walking and Hiking in South Iceland

Unique learning programs designed for travelers age 50+!

The world’s 18th-largest island is also one of the most fascinating, where eons of glaciation, combined with an active molten core, have resulted in a landscape like few others on the planet. Traverse the landscape and national parks on foot, studying Iceland’s natural and cultural history with local experts. Don’t miss a chance to revitalize in one of South Iceland’s many thermal pools.

“Great program for those who want to spend a lot of time outdoors. Terrific scenery, and the evening lectures were interesting. We did see a bear and her cub, and also saw a lot of whales on the whale watch!”

— Marcia from Gridley, KS

Favorite Experiences hiking in South Iceland:

  • Learn about Iceland’s energy source at a geothermal power plant.
  • Explore Skaftafell National Park, which spans three glaciers on the southern edge of Vatnajökull, Europe’s largest icecap.
  • Soak in a naturally heated river in the colorful, volcanic Landmannalaugar region.