Jul 25, 2023 — Aug 04, 2023

Exploring Iceland

With Derrick Olsen

About the Tour

Discover Iceland’s spectacular scenery and rich cultural heritage on this 11-day small group tour that traverses an astonishing land.  See Hellisheidi Power Plant’s geothermal exhibit.  Traveling through “saga” country, visit the renowned Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss waterfalls.  Exploration at wondrous Lake Mývatn includes mud flats, lava fields, and volcanic craters. Embark on a dramatic Puffin Island bird-watching cruise.  In Vatnajökull National Park, another natural marvel, admire jaw-dropping Dettifoss, Iceland’s “Niagara.” Stop at stunning Godafoss, “waterfall of the gods.” At a folk museum, encounter Iceland’s past, then see famed Icelandic horses at a farm.  Experience the Snaefellsnes Peninsula’s stupendous scenery – its vast lava field and bizarre rock formations.  Thingvellir National Park offers fascinating historical insights.  Marvel at breathtaking Gullfoss waterfall and the famous Great Geysir.  The Icelandic adventure ends with two nights in sophisticated Reykjavik and time for independent exploration. Spend more time discovering Iceland’s colorful capital with a 3-day/2-night post-tour extension. 

$6,542 per person including air from Boston, New York, or Washington, D.C.

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Your Council Leader

Derrick Olsen is President of WorldOregon, and a former Foreign Service Officer. Derrick was the Vice President of Regional Strategy at the regional economic development nonprofit Greater Portland Inc (GPI) where he led the implementation of Greater Portland Global, the region’s Global Trade and Investment Plan developed as part of the Global Cities Initiative, a joint program of the Brookings Institution and JPMorgan Chase. Previously, Derrick managed international trade and investment issues for over four years with Business Oregon (the Oregon Business Development Department). In 2013, Derrick participated in the U.S.-Spain Council Young Leaders Program. Derrick also has over 13 years of experience managing political and economic issues as a Foreign Service Officer for the U.S. Department of State in Latin America, Asia, and Washington, DC, with four overseas tours including as Chief of the U.S. Embassy’s Political Section in Tegucigalpa, Honduras. Fluent in Spanish, he has a Bachelor of Arts in Government and History from Dartmouth College and a Master of Science in Foreign Service from Georgetown University.