|We’ll arrive this morning and head to a delicious & hearty welcome breakfast, as we get to know our Travel Manager and the local staff.
No matter the time of year, swimming pools are a cultural mainstay and everyday part of living in Iceland.
- We’ll begin by diving into Iceland at the newly renovated Sundhöll Reykjavikur in the center of the city. Swim, soak, and refresh after a looooong flight!
Next, we dive into a different aspect of Icelandic culture as we visit Safnahúsið, the “Culture House.” We’ll visit the Points of View exhibition to learn about Icelandic art and history.
You’ll have the incredible honor of a short private concert of Icelandic folk music, presented by the winner of several Icelandic Grammy Awards.
- This will be a fun and completely engaging introduction to “the old ways” of Icelandic music performance.
- And yes, you can ask for autographs.
You’ll quickly discover just how much Icelanders know and love their heritage, their culture and their folklore. But they are also intrigued by how outsiders view them.
- We’ll encounter an unconventional perspective at the “Tales of Iceland” Museum.
We’ll head back out into the sunshine for an urban hike. Reykjavik is a relatively small city, best seen, explored and experienced by foot. Hence, the Reykjavik City Walk.
- Our expert local guide will lead us into Reykjavik’s city center.
- Here, we’ll see most of the buildings relevant to Icelandic society…
- But this walk is about much less about seeing the buildings and much more about understanding what makes this society so distinctive from any other nation on earth.
By navigating our way among both traditional and modern buildings, we’ll learn how Reykjavik’s architecture, history, city planning and citizens who inhabit these structures today, all come together to represent the structure of modern Icelandic society.
Dine like a Viking: after our vigorous City Walk, we’ll enjoy a fantastic Icelandic Welcome Dinner!