We will explore Iceland’s vibrant urban scene as well as its historical sites, such as Hallgrimskirkja (Hallgrim’s Church).
This turf church with a traditional bell gate was built in the medieval era, although the foundations of an earlier, 12th century church are just under the floorboards.
Hólar was northern Iceland’s center of religion and learning for nearly seven centuries (1106-1798). Here was the final stronghold of Catholicism during Iceland’s Reformation, a contentious era that ended when Hólar’s bishop was beheaded at Skálholt Cathedral, in southern Iceland,…
Banished from Iceland, Erick the Red founded the Viking settlements of Greenland, and was father to Leif Erickson, “discoverer” of the New World. We explore inside his reconstructed longhouse, as well as where excavations uncovered his original home.
We will explore inside a traditional turf farmstead from the 18th century when life in rural Iceland was particularly close to the land.
We will travel along north Iceland’s scenic Skajafjord, with spectacular views of Drangey Island, a volcanic remnant, and the last refuge of the famous saga-era outlaw Grettir.
We will visit homes and other sites associated with Danish author Hans Christian Andersen, including Copenhagen’s famous Little Mermaid statue. Among other themes, H.C. Andersen's fairy tales present lessons of virtue and resilience in the face of adversity.
A highlight of the program, this Viking ship-stone cemetery offers the opportunity to sit close beside an ancient grave, and integrate learning in significant ways. Mapping, grave typology, and an eyewitness account of a Viking chieftain’s funeral enable you to…
Denmark’s “Birthplace”, Jelling, features two massive burial mounds that connect it to both the country’s pagan and Christian pasts. The brand-new, technologically sophisticated museum opens up a challenging exploration of all the site has to offer.
In Denmark’s medieval capital of Roskilde, students explore the renowned Viking ships museum, which houses the reassembled remains of five Viking ships from around 1000 A.D. Additionally, we will sail sea-worthy replicas of these ships! At the majestic state cathedral,…