From steamy hot springs to top-notch spas, magnificent malls to art museum, Iceland is the perfect place to relax, recharge, and perhaps gaze on the Aurora Borealis. The whole island has a population of just 350,000 and offers a unique mix of culture and village roots. Explore the impressive natural scenery as well as the city joys of cosmopolitan Reykjavik. Enjoy free time for tax-free shopping and sampling the local cuisine, as well as a variety of optional activities, from taking a snowmobile safari to the top of a glacier, to riding an Icelandic pony.
Day 1: Depart US for Reykjavik
Day 2: Reykjavik
Day 3: Golden Circle Tour
Day 4: Iceland South Coast - Seljalandsfoss waterfall
Day 5: Day on you own
Day 6: Reykjanes Peninsula / Depart for US
**Itinerary and pricing subject to change up until time of brochure publication.**
Robyn Millan is an experimental physicist specializing in the processes acting on energetic particles in both the atmosphere and in space, and in developing new experimental methods for studying these processes. She holds undergraduate degrees in Physics and Astronomy and a PhD in Physics from UC Berkeley. Robyn came to Dartmouth in 2002 as a NASA Space Grant Visiting Young Scientist and joined the regular faculty in 2005.
Robyn teaches introductory courses in Physics and Astronomy for physics and engineering majors as well as science and pre-health students. She recently redesigned Introductory Physics for science and engineering students by introducing more active learning. By creating a more collaborative and safe environment for learning, this structure particularly benefits under-represented minority students, including women, while reaching students with a wide range of backgrounds in physics and math.
On this journey, Robyn will discuss her own research in cold regions and enlighten us on the science behind the Northern Lights. She will also share her experiences as a woman in the sciences at Dartmouth and her insights on the challenges and opportunities for women in science generally.