The Best of this Year’s Secret Solstice Festival in Iceland

We’re going to be upfront with you right from the off: if you’re looking for pearly white beaches and blistering hot sun, you might want to look elsewhere. Even slap bang in the middle of summer, Icelandic temperatures struggled to surpass the 20°C mark. If, however, you’re looking for breathtaking scenery, including glaciers and frozen lava tunnels, then you’re in absolutely the right place. Much of the northern European country was sculpted from a mixture of ice and volcanic rock, creating a landscape unlike anything you’ve ever seen. Continue reading The Best of this Year’s Secret Solstice Festival in Iceland

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Literature, Norway, Iceland Offer Students ‘Incredible Experience’

Notable literature and a study-abroad course took 20 students in Creative Writing 395 — “Norwegian Literature From Trolls to Thor, Ibsen and Noir” — through remarkable reads and stunning sights in Norway and Iceland.  Continue reading Literature, Norway, Iceland Offer Students ‘Incredible Experience’