Knit Iceland with Laura Nelkin in March 2017!!!

March 23 - 29, 2017
Unique, distinct, mysterious, legendary - Iceland remains a well-kept travel secret and a mecca for knitters. Iceland is synonymous with knitting and wool is everywhere (even the grocery stores and gas stations). Knitting is as much a necessity in the cold dark winters as it is a labor of love. Join Laura Nelkin, knitwear designer, instructor, and passionate traveler to discover the magic that is Iceland in September. Dive deeply into Iceland's knitting tradition, its unique landscape, and experience its geothermal activity at the hot springs with Laura and a group of avid friendly knitters. This is a dream trip and I hope you'll join in!
Day 1: Travel to Reykjavik

Day 2: Group breakfast, tour of Reykjavik (to get our bearings), visit to Hand Knitter's Guild, check in at hotel and group dinner.

Day 3: Istex Factory Tour and Alafoss Outlet Shop (need I say more? The home of Lopi!!!) Afternoon Tour of the Hellishei├░i Power Plant.

Day 4: "Free Day" in Rekjavik, or Optional Tours: Riding Icelandic Horses or Reykjanes Peninsula Tour, Northern Lights Tour in the evening. (extra fee)

Day 5: Saga Trails, Tour a Local Sheep farm; visit the natural dye studio of fiber artist Gudrun Bjarnadottir

Day 6: Golden Circle Tour: Thingvellir National Park, Gullfoss Waterfall, Strokur (active Geysir), and ├×ingborg Wool Center (heirloom wool and craft center that is AMAZING!)
Farewell banquet in the evening.

Day 7: Visit to Blue Lagoon (can you say geothermal hot spring resort?), and then home!

Laura visited Iceland with her family in 2012, you can read about her adventures and see photos here and here.

Tour land price is $2550 and includes :
  • Five nights in superior hotel rooms (double occupancy) at the Center Hotel Arnarhvoll (single supplement $450/extra)
  • Private motor coach for group excursions with full time English speaking tour guide/manager
  • Knitting designer and passionate traveler Laura Nelkin will escort the group and provide informal instruction
  • Breakfast daily, welcome dinner and farewell banquet
  • Entrance to all museums and attractions per itinerary
  • Gratuities for guide/driver
  • Extensive pre-departure material (as is Edventures style)
  • Limited group size
VERY Detailed Itinerary available upon request.
Contact Mary at Edventures 1 (607) 387-3322 or goedventures@gmail.com to secure your spot.

(FYI- I've known Mary since before I learned how to knit, when I was in my early 20's we worked together at a local eco-tourism travel agency. She has been organizing and leading tours for a long time, and is a professional. I am SO happy to be joining forces with her on this project!)

Note: there is already a FULL trip to Iceland in September I am SO VERY EXCITED to be started a tradition of traveling to my favorite places with knitters! There are only so many wool-focused activities I can make my family do with me on our adventures! xoxo

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