Iceland: The Land of Fire and Ice, Glaciers, and Volcanoes with Ryan Connolly

Iceland: The Land of Fire and Ice, Glaciers, and Volcanoes with Ryan Connolly


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Description

Iceland’s history has been shaped over thousands of years by its natural surroundings, from tons of glaciers to bubbling volcanoes. Join a seminar to explore Iceland's 132 volcanoes and over 400 glaciers through images, videos, and stories with a local expert.

In this conversation, we will journey to the most unique places in Iceland, focusing predominantly on the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Vatnajökull National Park but touching on other landmark events such as the 2010 Eyjafjallajökull volcanic eruption. In this seminar, we will discuss the science behind moving glaciers, the discovery of ice caves, the history, and eruptions of the largest volcano in Iceland, climate change's effects on this turbulent area, and the beauty that is left behind.

Led by an expert on Iceland's outdoor terrain, Ryan Connolly, this interactive seminar will focus on the relationship between volcanoes and glaciers in Iceland. Designed to inform curiosity as well as future travels, participants will come away with an increased understanding of Iceland's unique terrain and why the name, the Land of Fire and Ice, is so fitting.

About Your Expert

Ryan Connolly is a Scottish-born, permanent resident of Iceland. After stepping foot on all 7 continents in 2016, he used his expertise in exploration and nature to set up Hidden Iceland, one of the highest rated tour companies in Iceland on Tripadvisor. Ryan's expertise in glacier exploration and survival makes him ideal to share his adopted homeland with you. He is a Wilderness First Responder and holds qualifications in Glacier Exploration (Joklar 2) as well as having 100s of days of guided outdoor exploration in snow, ice, rock and mountainous terrain.

Audience

This conversation is suitable for all ages.

Duration

90 minutes, including a 30 minute Q&A.

Customer Reviews

Based on 23 reviews
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M.V. (Sarasota, US)
How different the world can be

Ryan Connolly was excellent with his well planned presentation. I greatly enjoyed visiting the Land of Ice and Fire.

K
K.E. (Pforzheim, DE)
Exploring a Land Like No Other

Ryan's enthusiasm for the unique geography of Iceland enlivened this intriguing presentation. In addition to enjoying the excellent photographs of Iceland's fire and ice "personality", I particularly relished the scientific explanations of the nature of the volcanoes and glaciers of Iceland.

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A.S. (Cumming, US)
Quick visit to a favorite place

Ryan gave a wonderful quick visit to a beautiful place. He knows so much about the land and the people there.

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S.H. (Lexington, US)
Learned a lot about Iceland

Ryan is passionate about Iceland and shared his knowledge about the glaciers and volcanoes through this presentation. Lots of great photos and videos take you to the top of the glacier and edge of the volcano. I was a little concerned going in that it might be a bit of a sales pitch for his tour company, but that was not the case at all.

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C.F. (Santa Monica, US)
A wonderful mix of science and geology and tourism.

This tour has just the perfect mix of science about glaciers and volcanoes, along with geology and tourist information. Mr. Connelly is a wonderful ambassador for this country.

Customer Reviews

Based on 23 reviews
96%
(22)
4%
(1)
0%
(0)
0%
(0)
0%
(0)
M
M.V. (Sarasota, US)
How different the world can be

Ryan Connolly was excellent with his well planned presentation. I greatly enjoyed visiting the Land of Ice and Fire.

K
K.E. (Pforzheim, DE)
Exploring a Land Like No Other

Ryan's enthusiasm for the unique geography of Iceland enlivened this intriguing presentation. In addition to enjoying the excellent photographs of Iceland's fire and ice "personality", I particularly relished the scientific explanations of the nature of the volcanoes and glaciers of Iceland.

A
A.S. (Cumming, US)
Quick visit to a favorite place

Ryan gave a wonderful quick visit to a beautiful place. He knows so much about the land and the people there.

S
S.H. (Lexington, US)
Learned a lot about Iceland

Ryan is passionate about Iceland and shared his knowledge about the glaciers and volcanoes through this presentation. Lots of great photos and videos take you to the top of the glacier and edge of the volcano. I was a little concerned going in that it might be a bit of a sales pitch for his tour company, but that was not the case at all.

C
C.F. (Santa Monica, US)
A wonderful mix of science and geology and tourism.

This tour has just the perfect mix of science about glaciers and volcanoes, along with geology and tourist information. Mr. Connelly is a wonderful ambassador for this country.