Helena, Ala., Aug. 01, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- International Expeditions has announced a new active, small-group Iceland Winter Adventure, featuring excursions in the remote and rarely explored reaches of northern Iceland and the Troll Peninsula. Leading guests is a knowledgeable expedition leader, who helps travelers delve into Iceland's distinct nature, culture and folk lore. Currently, only one winter departure is scheduled — March 7, 2018 — with additional tours planned for 2019.

"I'm excited to add this arctic paradise to our line-up of destinations,” said Steve Cox, Executive Director. “Tourism here has been on the upswing, and our Winter Iceland adventure showcases both staggering beauty and activities that are uniquely Icelandic.”  

Guests on the Iceland Winter Tour savor nine days taking in riveting beauty and rugged landscapes as they travel from modern Reykjavik north to Husafell, Lake Myvatn and tiny Hauganes. The journey begins in the Golden Circle, surveying the geothermic forces of Iceland on excursions to famed Gullfoss, Thingvellir National Park, and deep into a lava cave. Intrepid travelers are sure to enjoy venturing into the heart of Langjokull Glacier, and exploring the otherwise inaccessible wonders of frozen Lake Myvatn via Icelandic horse, snowmobile, snowshoe and 4x4 “Super Jeep.” Along the way, guests take a break from the action to observe the elusive Northern Lights (conditions permitting).

Those hungry for a taste of Iceland are sure to savor a home-cooked meal of Icelandic staples in a Lake Myvatn guesthouse as well as sampling lava bread and local beers at a family run microbrewery. Joining local fishermen in Eyjafjordur Bay, travelers will even catch their cod lunch from a working fishing boat.

An in-depth look at Iceland's culture is woven into every moment of the journey, from time spent being regaled with tales of trolls and elves to an excursion to the Herring Era Museum, the only Icelandic museum to win the European Museum Award.

After days spent in the wild, travelers relax in charming accommodations. Highlighting the accommodations are the boutique Hotel Husafell, tucked near Iceland's second largest glacier; Vogafjos Guesthouse, a working dairy farm; and Hotel Siglo, a posh new harbor front hideaway.

Pricing for the winter Iceland tour starts at $7,898, and includes 21 meals, transfers, and tips to day guides, drivers and hotel staff. 

For more information on International Expeditions call 1-800-234-9620 or visit www.IEtravel.com.

About International Expeditions
Celebrating 37 years of nature travel, International Expeditions specializes in small-ship voyages and escorted journeys to more than 20 countries worldwide. Hosted by knowledgeable local naturalists, International Expeditions' travelers survey the habitats, cultures, cuisine and traditional lore of Earth's most exhilarating destinations. A pioneer of environmentally responsible travel, IE is committed to preserving natural habitats and improving the welfare of the people and communities it visits, partnering with local programs as well as with The Nature Conservancy.



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Emily Harley
International Expeditions