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Iceland Northern Lights & Ring Road Tour Information Session


Iceland Northern Lights & Ring Road Tour
Information Session: Monday, June 26, 2023 | 7-8:30pm

Zoom option available

Register here


Tour Dates: October 10-17, 2023

Join your fellow community members for a rave-reviewed Northern Lights & Ring Road trip to Iceland this October 10-17! This adventure will cover a full circuit of the Icelandic Ring Road and will feature stunning natural sights like:

  • Aurora Borealis Northern Lights
  • Gleaming volcanic crater lakes
  • Jaw-dropping waterfalls
  • Majestic glaciers
  • Knowledgeable local guide
    Personalized care and attention from tour manager Samantha Mandel
    Traditional Icelandic delicacies
    Pre-classes on Iceland culture and history
    Fellow community members
    And much, much more!

Want to hear more? Register for an information session or request a brochure, and read on for a sampling of what Iceland alumni had to say!

Iceland Northern Lights & Ring Road Trip Information Session Options:

Newton Session: Monday, June 26, 7-8:30pm, Scandinavian Cultural Center in Newton, zoom link available to registrants

Any questions? Reach out to organizer Samantha Mandel at (617) 564-1003 or

Register for an information session or request a brochure!

ABOUT  SAMANTHA MANDEL: Samantha is an experienced tour leader based in Newton, MA who has planned and guided local groups abroad to destinations on almost every continent. She has a dedicated local fan base due to her meticulous trip planning, knowledgeable guiding, and boundless enthusiasm! She is the founder and CEO of Samantha Trips, LLC, a boutique tour operator that focuses on bringing community members together through educational travel and giving each traveler a tailored experience. Samantha speaks 5 languages and studied Icelandic sagas in college. She can’t wait to share her enthusiasm for this special country with you.


Could not imagine a better tour leader out there!! Samantha’s meticulous attention to detail and continuous planning, enthusiasm, care and compassion, and eagerness to share knowledge were all above and beyond!

-Joan H.


Samantha is a phenomenal guide; just GREAT! The whole trip was a blast! Sorry but I don’t think it can improve; it was perfect.

-Lisa F.


Excellent itinerary and pre-trip information was invaluable. Samantha attempted to meet everyone’s needs beyond what I have ever experienced.

-Barbara K.


Amazing itinerary, extremely thoroughly and well-planned as well as real-time adjustments to accommodate changing customer needs and interests, weather, etc. Incredibly informative guides, wonderful trip leader and great group chemistry and camaraderie … a mix that will be hard to beat! In fact, one measure of how phenomenal the trip was is that 10 days later we are STILL talking about it.

-Joe H.


SOOOOO organized. Nothing was left to chance. Samantha’s footwork in preparation showed through. The miles flew by.

-Mark K.


This was the first time I have traveled with a tour group. Great selection of activities for all levels to participate, and excellent local tour guide was appreciated. Planning was outstanding. A very positive experience!

-Desiree F.


This was a first group trip for us. It set a high bar for any future trips we might do!

-Bridgida K. and David F.


“It was the best group trip that I have been a part of. Samantha was our smiling leader, always on top of the details for each participant and the group, making sure things happened smoothly.

-Jane D.