Iceland: Landscapes, Natural Resources, and Environmental Management TENTATIVE ITINERARY May 28 June 18, 2018

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1 Iceland: Landscapes, Natural Resources, and Environmental Management TENTATIVE ITINERARY May 28 June 18, st day, Monday, May 28 Evening: Fly to Iceland Flight Departs: TIME 7:30 PM from MSP Airport Flight Arrives: TIME 6:30 AM at Keflavik (on Tuesday May 29) 2 nd day, Tuesday, May 29 Transportation to Lodging Morning: Arrival early AM at Keflavik Depart: 7:45 AM from Keflavik Arrive: 8:30 AM at Guesthouse (Lodging) Check in to lodging, rest or sleep from 9:00 AM-Noon Lunch Make at lodging Afternoon: Orientation to Greater Reykjavik area (by map) Visit grocery store to shop for snacks. Dinner On our own Evening: Preparation for tomorrow s activities 3 rd day, Wednesday, May 30 Transportation by city bus MODULE ON CULTURE Morning: Visit to Kirke, downtown Reykjavik, Harpe and the University of Iceland City Bus Depart: 8:00 AM from Guesthouse Arrive: 8:55 at University of Iceland (View areas of city nearby after meetings). Lunch provided at 11:30 Grillhusid Restaurant at Tryggvagata Street (Walk) Depart Grillhusid: 1:00 PM (after lunch) Arrive: 1:30 at Hallgrimskirkja (Skólavörðustígur 101 Reykjavík) (walk to church) Afternoon: Tour University of Iceland Campus (Walk to campus) Depart: 2:15 PM from Church Arrive: 3:00 PM at U of Iceland Depart: 4:15 PM from University of Iceland Transportation by city bus back to Kopavogur 4 th day, Thursday, May 31 No transportation needed today (We will take city bus to Reykjavik) MODULE ON ALTHINGI, NATURAL HISTORY, LOCAL GEOLOGY AND LOCAL CULTURE Morning: Tour of Althingi at 9:30 AM ( ) followed by planning and prep time (reading & formulate questions) for module on Natural History Museum in Kopavogur None needed (We will take city bus back to Guest House)

2 Lunch On our Guesthouse Afternoon: Tour of Natural History Museum and lecture on Research at Thingvellir National Park Start Module on Natural History of 2:00 PM, 3:30 PM. (This module consists of a tour of Natural History Museum and lecture on research program at Thingvellir National Park) Walking tour of Kopavogur, including cultural sites and geologic features. 5 th day, Friday, June 1 MODULE ON MIGRATORY WATERFOWL AND AVIAN BIRD FLU Morning: Floi Nature Reserve Depart: 7:45 AM from Guesthouse Arrive: 9:00 AM at Floi Nature Reserve Depart: 11:00 AM from Floi Nature Reserve Lunch Organized by Reykjavik Fjorubordid Restaurant 11:30 AM Afternoon: Viewing of seabird nesting Krisuvikurbjarg Cliff Reykjanes Peninsula Depart: 1:00 PM from Fjorubordid Restaurant Arrive: 2:00 PM at Krisuvikurbjarg Cliff Depart: 3:30 PM from Krisuvikurbjarg Cliff Travel to Research Station at Sandgerð (half hour tour) Return to Guesthouse by 5:45 PM Evening: Urban Bird watching walk in city park and along river/bay near Guesthouse. 6 th day, Saturday, June 2 MODULE ON MANAGEMENT OF NATIONAL PARK AND HISTORICAL CULTURE Morning: Thingvellir National Park: Introduction and self-guided tour cultural settings around historic meeting area. Depart: 8:45 AM from Guesthouse Arrive: 10:00 AM at Thingvellier National Park Lunch - Students to pack their lunches Afternoon: Thingvellir National Park (continued) Depart: 4:00 PM from Thingvellier National Park Arrive: 5:15 PM at Guesthouse activity on Monday 7 th day, Sunday, June 3 No transportation needed today Morning: On your own OPTION: Geothermal beach in Reykjavik (on your own) Lunch On our own Afternoon: Reading/Prep/Grocery shopping, washing clothes, free time. Follow up meetings, Discussion, review photos, journal reviewings, debrief about how we are progressing OR---Afternoon: Free time (possible personal activites could include ride bicycles, puffin watching [Akurey or Lundey islands] or trekking on Icelandic trails). Evening: Free and plan for

3 8 th day, Monday, June 4 MODULE ON GEOTHERMAL ENERGY (PRODUCTION, MANAGMENT AND USES) Morning: Hellisheidarvirkun Power Plant Depart: 9:30am from Guesthouse Arrive: 10:30 AM Guided tour at Hellisheidarvirkun Power Plant Depart: Noon from Hellisheidarvirkun Power Plant Lunch - Students to pack their lunches Afternoon: Tours of Stream Research Hengill and hike in valley with geothermal activity Field Lecture by Dr. Jón S. Ólafsson to Hveragerdi Arrive: 1:00 PM (Hike along trail west of Hveragerdi until 2:45) Depart: 3:00 from stream, arrive at Hveragerdi Earth Cooking Depart: 3:45 PM Depart Hveragerdi Earth Cooking Arrive: 5:00 PM at Guesthouse 9 th day, Tuesday, June 5 MODULE ON ASSESSMENT OF VEGETATION AND NATURAL RESOURCES All day: Revisit Thingvellir--- Hike and vegetation survey module (in AM), view outlet, learn about construction and functioning of the dam (in PM) Depart: 9:00 AM from Guesthouse. Arrive: 10:00 AM at Thingvellir National Park Lunch Students to pack their lunches Depart: 3:00 PM from Thingvellier National Park Arrive: 3:20 PM at home of Haldor Laxness for tour Depart: 4:14 PM from home of Haldor Laxness Arrive: 5:00 PM at Guesthouse 10 th day, Wednesday June 6 MODULE ON MANAGEMENT OF PET INDUSTRY IN ICELAND Morning: Guided tour of pet store in Reykjavik. Visit Dýraríkið Holtagörðum Depart: 8:00 AM from Guesthouse Arrive: 9:00 AM at Dýraríkið Holtagörðum Depart: 10:50 AM Lunch - with 11:30 AM Brasseri Askur (finish by 1:00 PM) Afternoon: Visit to Greenhouses Hverigerdi (More details will be provided at future date) 11 th day, Thursday, June 7 Transportation by City Bus

4 MODULE ON WHALING INDUSTRY IN ICELAND Morning: Visit Whale Museum Depart: 8:15 AM from Guesthouse Arrive: 9:30 AM at Whale Museum Lunch - Students to pack their lunches or purchase on their own Afternoon: Whale-Watching Cruise in Bay Depart: 4:45 PM from docks Arrive: 5:30 PM at Guesthouse We will return by city bus 12 th day, Friday, June 8 MODULE ON GLACIERS AND LANDSCAPES IN ICELAND Take A Walk on Ice Side (All Day: Glacial Center) Depart: 9:00 Guesthouse Arrive: 11:00 AM at Glacial Center Lunch - Student pack their lunches Depart: PM from Glacial Center, visit site related to volcano eruption and also waterfall (both on return trip) Arrive: 7:00 PM at Guesthouse 13 th day, Saturday, June 9 MODULE ON ART AND CULTURAL HISTORY OF ICELAND Visit Art Museum (Reykjavik Tours to obtain tickets) Lunch: Potturinn & Pannen Restaurant (Lunch buffet arranged Reykjavik Tours) Self-guided walking tour of Reykjavik (we will walk to National Museum of Iceland) Visit National Museum of Iceland We will return by city bus 14 th day Sunday, June 10 No transportation needed today Morning: Debrief, shop for groceries, and prepare for departure for next modules Lunch On our own Afternoon: Free time (possible personal activites could include ride bicycles, puffin watching [Akurey or Lundey islands] or trekking on Icelandic trails). Evening: Free and plan for 15 th day Monday June 11 MODULE ON LANDSCAPES & VOLCANISM and on ECOTOURISM Kellir Volcano Hike & Blue Lagoon Depart: 7:00 AM Guesthouse

5 Arrive: 8:00 AM at Kellir Volcano (hike on our own until 12:30 AM) Depart: Kellir 12:35 AM Arrive: 1:00 Lava Restaurant for Lunch Lunch- To be arranged by Reykjavik Lava Restaurant Lounge in Blue Lagoon from 2:00-4:30 PM Return: 5:30 PM at Guesthouse 16 th day, Tuesday June 12 MODULE ON MANAGING ECOTOURISM and on ANIMAL HUSBANDRY IN ICELAND Morning: Ecotourism-- Meet with Chamber of Commerce and Tourism Representatives (Reykjavik) Lunch On our own, possibly at University of Iceland Afternoon: Landssamtök sauðfjárbænda to learn about animal husbandry 17 th day Wednesday, June 13 MODULE ON HISTORICAL AND CULTURAL SIGNIFICANCE OF MARITIME ACTITITIES Vikin Maritime Museum/boat tour Morning: Planning and prep time (reading and formulate questions) for module. Lunch Students will pack lunches Afternoon: Tour of boat followed by self-guided tour of Vikin Maritime Museum 18 th day, Thursday June 14 MODULE ON VOLCANIC LANDSCAPE & SURFACE-WATER/GROUNDWATER DYNAMICS LAVA CAVE TOUR & HOT SPRINGS All Day: Fish drying racks, Lava Cave tour, Hike to geothermal stream Depart: 11:30 AM from Guesthouse Arrive: 12:30 AM at Hengill Volcano Area Lunch Students will pack lunches Depart: 6:30 PM from Hengill volcano Area Arrive: 7:30 PM return to Guesthouse 19 th day, Friday June 15 MODULE ON SPORT FISHING All Day: Sportfishing Module Lunch Students will pack lunches 20 th day Saturday, June 16 MODULE ON SUSTAINABLE ALUMINUM MANUFACTURING IN ICELAND

6 Morning: Straumsvik Afternoon: Tour of Non-profit Organization Supporting Sustainable Practices in Iceland 21 st day Sunday June 17 No transportation needed today Morning: Free time Afternoon: General on your own time for shopping/tourism. Visit Iceland National Day festivities in Reykjavik Evening: Clean kitchens, rooms, pack and prepare for returning home 22 nd day Monday, June 18 to Keflavik Morning: Relax, update journals, etc. Afternoon Depart: 1:15 PM from Guesthouse Arrive: 2:00 PM at airport Board Plane: 4:45 PM Arrive at MSP: 6:05 PM

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