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Iceland church in Vik

17 days

May, Aug, Sep

Iceland cultural and wilderness small group tour

Visiting Iceland

Our escorted tour gives guests an insight into the history of this Icelandic nation. Travelling as a small group, our daily itineraries explore the Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon and others, national parks and majestic waterfalls as we learn about Iceland’s natural heritage and its Viking past from experienced local guides. There is a single supplement for solo travellers.

From A$15,795 AUD

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Discover Greenland’s history and culture

4 days

Sep, Jun, May

Discover Greenland | Small Group Tour for Seniors

Visiting Greenland

Greenland is the largest island in the world, the majority of it lies above the Arctic Circle, and it is part of Denmark. Few places are quite so difficult to reach, we fly from Reykjavik to Nuuk. During this small group tour we have ensured that our travellers gets to this conversation-stopping land and, while we are there we obtain the most comprehensive overview of this vast landmass. We visit during the summer, experiencing the burst of seasonal flora, which caused the early voyagers to name it Greenland.

From A$4,950 AUD

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Articles

Lunar landscapes and geology in Iceland

Lunar landscapes and geology in Iceland

Iceland has a fascinating place in the contemporary geologic record of Earth. But whilst the geology makes the landscape it is the people, the wildlife and the culture that attract many to visit. For Odyssey's small group package tour of Iceland for mature and senior travellers whether couples or a single traveller this is a great journey.

1 Jul 20 · 10 mins read
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Northern Lights

Northern Lights

The science of the Northern Lights Although many are more familiar with the Northern Lights, the natural phenomenon is not exclusive to the Northern Hemisphere. The polar lights are caused by solar activity. When there…

19 Mar 20 · 3 mins read
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Skaftafell National Park, Iceland

Skaftafell National Park, Iceland

Skaftafell National Park, Iceland The Skaftafell National Park was established in 1967, but became part of the newly created Vatnajokull National Park in 2008. Skaftafell, which spans 500 square kilometres, now forms the park’s southern…

30 Jan 20 · 2 mins read
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Water course falling down to Lagarfljot lake in Eastern Iceland, the mountain landscape of Fljotsdalsherad municipality is at background

Egilsstadir, Iceland

Egilsstadir, Iceland Egilsstaðir on the banks of the Lagarfljót river is the largest town in East Iceland. As of 2018, it is home to fewer than 3,000 people. With its natural wonders as well as…

30 Jan 20 · 2 mins read
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Isafjordur Iceland

Isafjordur, Iceland

Isafjordur, Iceland Ísafjörður in the largest town in Iceland’s Westfjords peninsula, but is home to fewer than 3,000 residents. The town, fuelled by a thriving fishing industry, did not form on this site until after…

30 Jan 20 · 2 mins read
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Snaefellsnes Peninsula Iceland

Snaefellsnes Peninsula, Iceland

Snaefellsnes Peninsula, Iceland The Snaefellsnes Peninsula is located in West Iceland about 120 kilometres from the Icelandic capital of Reykjavik. Dubbed “Iceland in miniature”, a day trip to the Snaefellsnes Peninsula offers beautiful, diverse scenery…

30 Jan 20 · 3 mins read
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The Blue Lagoon, Iceland

The History of the Settlement of Iceland

Marooned at the top of the globe, somewhere in the North Atlantic Ocean, lies the island nation of Iceland, a land of vivid contrasts where nature reigns supreme in her most dramatic form. Iceland is the world's oldest democracy and boasts more writer's per capita than any other country in the world. It is said that many Icelanders still believe in the mythical figures of the Norse past, such as elves, trolls and fairies, which may be due to the country's literary history including its famous sagas, epic tales based on Iceland's settlement from around 9-11 AD.

13 Jan 20 · 9 mins read
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The Blue Lagoon, Iceland

Blue Lagoon, Iceland

The amazing Blue Lagoon is a popular tourist attraction in Iceland, named for its milky-blue geothermal seawater. The lagoon, set in a black lava field, was formed in 1976

3 Jan 20 · 3 mins read
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Church in Reykjavik

Reykjavik, Iceland

Reykjavik, the capital and largest city of Iceland, will most likely be your first port of entry into this fairly isolated island country.

3 Jan 20 · 4 mins read
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Seljalandsfoss Waterfall, Iceland

The Golden Circle, Iceland

Iceland's "The Golden Circle" is a popular tourist route which includes the Geysir Geothermal Area, Gullfoss waterfall, and the Þingvellir (Thingvellir) National Park.

3 Jan 20 · 4 mins read
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Photographing the Northern lights

Photographing the Northern Lights: The Definitive Guide

Photographing the Northern Lights. How to Capture the Beauty of the Northern Lights. The Aurora Borealis, commonly called the Northern Lights, as well as the Aurora Australis, the Southern Lights, are two the world’s most…

1 Jan 20 · 7 mins read
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Vik Iceland travel

Questions About Iceland for Senior Travellers

Escorted small group tours for mature and senior travellers to Iceland Designed for couples and solo travellers who like to explore and enjoy learning as they travel the Golden circle, including the Blue Lagoon, Skaftafell National park, Reykjavik and beyond.

14 Nov 19 · 3 mins read
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Reykjavik Iceland church

Visiting Iceland for Mature-Aged and Senior Travellers

Visiting Iceland for Mature-Aged and Senior Travellers If you are a mature-aged or senior traveller who have been thinking about visiting Iceland, then this article might just give you a little nudge. Iceland offers soaring…

30 Sep 19 · 9 mins read
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