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
Leading this botanical exploration of Iceland
will be Jonas Helgason and Dr. Starri
Heidmarsson. Joining them will be a Pacific
Horticulture Society representative Carol
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
Our leader team looks forward to sharing the
natural wonders of Iceland with you!
$4,295 plus air.
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