As you cross the barren interior of Iceland, making your way through lava fields, past steaming geysers and beneath craggy cliffs split open by glacial rivers, it’s easy to feel you’ve journeyed back to the origins of the Earth. Now imagine standing under the Moon’s shadow as it darkens the volcanic slopes and totally obscures the Sun.
TravelQuest has been coming to this remote island nation for decades, spending our days discovering new dimensions of its pristine beauty — and at night, scanning the skies in the hope of seeing the spectacular aurora borealis. In recent years, we’ve introduced travelers to the less-visited northwest, staying in small inns, exploring landscapes dotted with waterfalls and geothermal springs, and visiting isolated farms that are home to hundreds of Iceland’s famous horses.
The northwest is where we’ll return in the summer of 2026 to witness the total solar eclipse on August 12th. Our TravelQuest astronomer will be there, of course, to ensure you get the most from this one-of-a-kind experience. And we’ll be accompanied as always by the welcoming and incredibly knowledgeable local guides who’ve been sharing the secrets of Iceland’s history, customs and cuisine for years.
We hope you’ll join us on this remarkable astronomical and cultural adventure. Just click Get Notified above, and we’ll make sure you receive all the details on our itinerary and pricing as soon as they’re available. Until then, block out mid-August 2026 on your calendar for what promises to be a truly extraordinary trip.