Iceland Deposit: (trip full)


Iceland Deposit: (trip full)


September 1 – 10, 2017 

Baxter Bell,MD and Melina Meza

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Detailed Itinerary 

This Iceland tour travels the Ring Road, circling the entire island. We travel by luxury bus with many stops along the way and overnight in delightful hotels with excellent cuisines, comfortable rooms and plenty of time to enjoy each place. Most days we will practice yoga and some days, twice, keeping the schedule flexible to accommodate our travel. 

Friday September 1  - Day 1

Saturday September 2 - Day 2

  • Late morning departure in our deluxe coach to travel the Golden Circle:
  • Thingvellir carries a monumental meaning for the Icelandic people and for all fans of democracy, as the oldest existent parliament in the world was founded there by no other than the politically savvy Vikings in 930. Again, in 1944, Thingvellir became of significant and historical importance as the place where Icelanders declared independence from Denmark after a very long time of being colonized by their Scandinavian cousins. But Thingvellir is also a World Heritage Site and not only for historical reasons but also due to its breathtaking nature and unique geographical and geological position on the world map. The wide valley is studded with dramatic fissures and broad lakes. 
  • The Great Geysir and Strokkur natural hot springs eruptions
  • Friðheimar Farm visit to tour the hot spring heated greenhouses
  • Iceland’s most famous waterfall, Gulfoss, a spectacular double cascade
  • Breakfast, Lunch
  •  Hotel Gulfoss

Sunday September 3 - Day 3

  • A early dawn walk to the Gulfoss waterfall for morning meditation (optional)
  • Secret Lagoon for a long soak in gorgeous natural hot springs
  • Travel to Kirkjubæjarklaustur
  • Afternoon exploring town and trails
  • Take a waterfall loop walk
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Hotel Laki

Monday September 4 - Day 4

  • The Ring Road to Skaftafel Glacier in Vatnajokull National Park, Europe’s largest national park for a walk to the edge of the glacier
  • Jokulsarlon. Luminous-blue icebergs dramatically calve from Breidamerkurjokull, an offshoot of the larger Vatnajokull glacier and drift in the lagoon or out to sea.
  • North along dramatic cliffs and fjords to the small fishing village of Breidalsvik
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Hotel Blafell

Tuesday September 5 - Day 5

  • Drive through the magnificent eastern fjords towards Egilsstadir, the "Capital of East Iceland". Making our way north we head inland, traversing lush, green landscapes with waterfalls everywhere then miles of desert and moonscapes. The scenery is dramatic and stunning.
  • Lake Mytvan Region
  • Hverarond geothermal area and the massive crater of Hverfell
  • Breakfast and Lunch
  • FossHotel Husavik

Wednesday September 6 - Day 6

  • Whale Watching Tour on the Skjakfandi Bay, the northern tip of Iceland where the Atlantic and Arctic Oceans meet. Skjalfandi’s infusion of freshwater from two fresh water river estuaries brings high levels of nutrients that are collected in the bay. The plankton and sea plants attract multitudes of sea creatures. More than 23 species of whales have been sighted in Icelandic waters. The tour is aboard the world's first zero-carbon whale watching boats with North Sailing.
  • Afternoon free
  • Explore Husavik, docks and town
  • Visit the Phallological Museum (yes, really), Exploration Museum,  Whale Museum, or Husavik Church
  • Breakfast and Lunch
  • FossHotel Husavik

Thursday September 7 - Day 7

Friday September 8 - Day 8

Saturday September 9 - Day 9

Sunday September 10 - Day 10

  • Breakfast
  • Depart early am  

Baxter Bell, MD, 500-ERYT teaches classes, workshops, and retreats internationally, Baxter is a presenter at Yoga Journal Conferences and the International Association of Yoga Therapy’s Sytar Conference, and teaches online courses and classes at Yoga U Online. Baxter is also the co-founder and writer for the popular Yoga for Healthy Aging blog, where he shares his knowledge of medical conditions, anatomy, and yoga with practitioners and teachers across the world. He has written articles for Yoga Journal and the journal of the International Association of Yoga Therapy. And he is often quoted as an expert on yoga and health by major national news outlets such as the Washington Post and Wall Street JournalLearn more about &

Melina Meza, 500-ERYT, has been sharing her knowledge of Hatha Yoga, Ayurveda, and whole foods nutrition with yogis around the world for over 20 years. Melina pioneered Seasonal Vinyasa, an innovative multi-disciplined approach to well-being, and is the author of the Art of Sequencing books and the creator of the Yoga for the Seasons – Fall Vinyasa DVD.Since 1997, Melina has been teaching yoga at 8 Limbs Yoga Centers in Seattle, Washington, where she also is Co-Director of their 200- and 500-Hour Teachers’ Training Program. Melina holds a bachelor’s degree in nutrition from Bastyr University and is a certified Ayurvedic Health Educator from the California College of Ayurveda.Learn more about

$4995 double occupancy (limited singles available, +$900) 

What the Trip Includes:

  • 9 nights in double (2 person) rooms in comfort/deluxe accommodations
  • 10 full breakfasts
  • 7 lunches
  • 5 full dinners (vegetarian options)
  • Transportation to and from Keflavik (KEF) airport  (within group times)
  • All yoga classes with Baxter and Melina
  • Transportation around the island in a luxury bus
  • Experienced Icelandic guide
  • Entrance to Secret Lagoon Hot Springs and Friðheimar Farm
  • Whale Watching Tour aboard Carbon Free Schooners

What’s Not Included:

  • Airfare to Iceland
  • Additional excursions of your choosing
  • Alcohol or items of a personal nature/souvenirs
  • Travel insurance (recommended)
  • Gratuities

To Register:

A $700 non-refundable deposit will hold your space on the tour. The deposit can be paid by check (mailed to Schleicher, PO Box 73, Helena, MT 59624) or credit card. The balance is due 90 days before the start of the tour  (June 3, 2017). Upon registration an initial letter with further trip details will be sent. Final payment amount to be paid by check or +3% with a credit card. Thank you.

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