Congressional Award STEM Delegation to Iceland
July 28, 2020 - August 04, 2020
Velkomin til Íslands!

Join The Congressional Award for a STEM adventure that will change your perception of the world in a scientific and cultural way! The Congressional Award Foundation and People to People International have partnered to send Congressional Award participants on the trip of a lifetime.

Buy Trip
  • RSVP: Tuesday, April 28, 2020
  • Final Balance Due: Tuesday, April 28, 2020
  • Member Fees: $4,980.00
  • Non-Member Fees: $0.00
  • Deposit Amount: $500.00
  • Single Room Supplement (optional): $490.00
DAY 1, July 28, 2020 | Reykjavik

Morning – Meet your tour manager at the airport and board your private bus. Start your tour with a visit to Viking World where a light breakfast awaits you.

Afternoon – At Viking World you will you will also see five exhibition museum along with a settlement zoo, a playground, an outdoor classroom and the magnificent Viking ship.


Overnight in Reykjavik (at Cabin Hotel or similar)

DAY 2, July 29, 2020 | Reykjavik

Morning – Drive to Hellisheidi and visit the Geothermal exhibition at Hellisheidi Power Plant. Learn about the utilization of geothermal energy in Iceland.

Then continue to Ljosafoss Power Plant to experiencing the wonder of energy and electricity.


Afternoon – Visit the Fridheimar Greenhouse and gain an insight into the process of greenhouse horticulture.

Then continue to Gullfoss (The Golden Waterfall) and the Geysir Area with numerous hot springs, fumeroles and geysers, including the 30 meter spouting world known Strokkur; Þingvellir, a remarkable geological site and a historic site.


Overnight in Reykjavik (at Cabinn Hotel or similar)

DAY 3, July 30, 2020 | Reykjavik

Morning – Drive to LAVA volcano & earthquake center (approx. 110 km ~ 1,5 hours). On your way you pass by the mountain range including the volcano Eyjafjallajökull, last active in 2010.

Then continue to the spectacular waterfalls of Seljalandsfoss and Skógarfoss. Go past Dyrhólaey, a magnificent rocky headland with sheer cliffs.

Lunch at Vík

Afternoon – Head to the sea shore and see the famous Reynisdrangar rocks - 66 meters above sea level at their highest. On the way back to Reykjavik stop at the Solheimajokull glacier.


Overnight in Reykjavik (at Cabinn Hotel or similar)

DAY 4, July 31, 2020 | Reykjavik

Morning – Full day at Reykjavik – pass by the Church of Hallgrimur then continue to The Settlement Exhibition.


Then stop at the Perlan Museum with interactive exhibitions about earthquakes, volcanoes, oceanic wonders and glaciers.


Overnight in Reykjavik (at Cabinn Hotel or similar)

DAY 5, August 01, 2020 | Reykjavik

Full day whale watching - venture out on the sea to see the whales and wildlife of Reykjavik. The whales are most abundant in summer, giving you a great chance to enjoy and understand them in their natural environment while they are feeding on fish and krill near the beautiful Icelandic shores.

Lunch & Dinner

Overnight in Reykjavik (at Cabinn Hotel or similar)

DAY 6, August 02, 2020 | Deildartunguhver

Morning – Drive to Borgarnes and the surrounding Borgarfjörður region – setting for many of the Icelandic sagas. Visit the historical site “Reykholt” and see Hraunfossar also known as Lava Waterfalls.


Afternoon – Continue to Deildartunguhver, Europe’s most powerful hot spring


Overnight in Reykjavik (at Cabinn Hotel or similar)

DAY 7, August 03, 2020 | Reykjavik

Full day Puffin watching – take the boat to the rocky shores and learn interesting facts and tales about the puffins and the surroundings.

Lunch and Dinner

Overnight in Reykjavik (at Cabinn Hotel or similar)

DAY 8, August 04, 2020 | Blue Lagoon
Blue Lagoon

Morning –Check out and load the coach with your luggage. Make sure you pack a light bag with swimming clothes as you will go to the Blue Lagoon, a unique formation; a lagoon with pleasantly warm mineral-rich geothermal water in a middle of a black lava field.


Afternoon – Continue to the airport and take your flight back home

  • Icelandic
  • Icelandic króna
  • Plokkfiskur, Harðfiskur, Hákarl
  • Hallgrimskirkja,Diamond Beach,Ring Road, Blue Lagoon,
Airfare is included in this trip. The flights are below and have been reserved and booked. Arranging your flight to Dulles (IAD) is necessary. FI 644 27JUL IAD KEF 830P 620A 28JUL FI 649 04AUG KEF IAD 820P 1035P

The following is included with your registration fee:

  • Travel to and from destination (IAD to KEF and back)
  • Transfers from/to airport on arrival/departure day
  • Accommodation in in twin / triple rooms with shower and/or bathtub, toilet
  • Full board treatment (2 course meals incl. 1 soft drink for lunch and 3 course meals incl. 1 soft drink for dinner)
  • Transport by high quality private motor coach as described in the program
  • Public transportation as described in the program
  • All scheduled sightseeing and activities
  • Daily quality checks and status reports
  • Gratuities

The following is NOT included with your registration fee:

  • Single room supplement
  • Any activities not specifically mentioned in the program
  • Travel insurance
  • Personal expenses, e.g. drinks, laundry, phone calls…



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