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Land of Fire and Ice & Nature’s Paradise!

July 2-11, 2016

Outdoors enthusiasts grab your cameras and field guides, and come explore Iceland! Discover Iceland in all of its great natural beauty.


Iceland has captured the imagination of people all over the world since Jules Verne wrote “Journey to the Center of the Earth” in 1871. Iceland has a proud heritage—it is the world’s oldest democracy. Its plant life and natural wonders are truly magical!

Come join our excellent Icelandic naturalists and see for yourself! This trip is a tremendous introduction to the heritage of Iceland, from geology to history and landscapes with fascinating plants. 

Leading this botanical exploration of Iceland will be Jonas Helgason and Dr. Starri Heidmarsson. Joining them will be a Pacific Horticulture Society representative Carol Moholt.

Jonas Helgason was born on a farm at Lake Myvatn in the northeast of Iceland and has a BS degree in Geography from the University of Iceland and a B.Ed. from the same University. He has taught Geography, Geology, and tourism courses at Akureyri Junior College and now leads educational trips. He has led past trips for Betchart as well as to the Faeroe Islands and groups to Eastern Europe.

Dr. Starri Heidmarsson holds a Ph.D. in botany from Uppsala University, Sweden. Starri is the Head of the Botany Department at the Iceland Institute of Natural History and has published on the lichens of Surtsey Volcano, diverse vascular plants, and is head of the bird banding program at the Institute.

Carol Moholt is Executive Director of the Pacific Horticulture Society and has served on the boards of both the Western and Pacific Horticulture societies and local environmental planning commissions. Carol has traveled the world for work and pleasure and Iceland has been on her short “must visit” list for decades.

Our leader team looks forward to sharing the
natural wonders of Iceland with you!

$4,295 plus air.

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