12.753 | Spring 2006 | Graduate

Geodynamics Seminar

Related Resources

Detailed Iceland Trip Guide (PDF)

Meet at Logan Airport, Icelandair ticket counter @ 7:00 PM
Depart BOS 9:30 PM Icelandair flight

Day 1

Arrive Keflavík International Airport 6:30 AM (flight duration 5 hours)
Pick up 2 vans, 2 trailers (Budget)
Free day in Reykjavík
Night @ Laugardalur campground, Reykjavík
Dinner: on own in town

Day 2

Late start due to trailer problems (2 hrs @ AVIS)
To Þingvellir N.P., then north to Hvalfjörður fjord, stop at Skorradalsvatn
Night @ Sæberg Hostel (1 km. off Rte 1 in Hrútafjörður, west side of road)
[Identifying information removed]
Dinner: mexican-style chicken (Rachel, Trish, Chris)

Distance: 270 Km

Day 3

To Lake Myvatn
Lunch stop in Akureyri, stop at Godafoss, stop at Skutustadir pseudocraters
Night @ Ferdathjonustan Bjarg campsite, Reykjahlid, on shore of Lake Myvatn
[Identifying information removed]
Dinner: salmon, fettucini alfredo (Henry and Hans)

Distance: 320 Km

Day 4

Day in the Lake Myvatn, Krafla area
Night @ Ferdathjonustan Bjarg campsite, Reykjahlid
Dinner: chicken curry, lentils, veggies (Andrew, Matt, Chris)

Distance: 60 Km

Day 5

South to Hofn
Lunch above river in Egilsstadir park (along road to Reydarfjodur?)
Drive through 5.9 km Faskrudsfjördur road tunnel (shortened trip by 35 km)
Night @ Hofn hostel (address: Hafnarbraut 8, in town)
[Identifying information removed]

(This is Sjómannadagurinn, a national holiday honoring seafarers)
Dinner: Tortellini (Casey, Sharon)

Distance: 440 Km

Day 6

Drive to Skaftafell N. P.
We broke into 2 groups for the day:
[south to Skaftafell, stops at Jökulsárlón, Kviarjokull]
[north to Austurhorn to see magma mixing]
Lunch at [Jökulsárlón] and [broke into cabin along the highway]
Night @ N.P. campground and Bolti Farmhouse
[Identifying information removed]
(This is Whit Monday, a bank holiday)
Dinner: marinated lamb, ratatouille (Hans and Henry)

Distance: 130 Km

Day 7

Day in Skaftafell N. P., Svartifoss, Sel, other hikes
Night @ N.P. campground and Bolti Farmhouse
Dinner: sweet potato and black bean chili (Emily, Michael, Peter)

Distance: 0 Km

Day 8

Drive southern Rim Road to Keflavík,
lunch at tourist stop near Vik, stop at Sólheimajökull (14 km dirt road)
Dinner: cookout hosted by friends of Matt Jackson, near Keflavík
Night @ Njardvik hostel, in industrial strip along highway, 4 km to KEF

Distance: 360 Km

Day 9

Rekjanes Peninsula, lunch at Rekjanesta
Returning to Keflavík Airport; Return vans, trailers
Depart Keflavík 5:00 PM
Arrive BOS 6:35 PM (flight duration 5:35 hrs)

Distance: 50 Km

Course Info

Learning Resource Types
Image Gallery