A three days post-conference trip is scheduled 14-16 September, leaving Reykjavík early Friday morning and returning Sunday night. During the trip we explore S- and SE-Iceland visiting some of Iceland’s most spectacular areas with volcanoes, extensive lava fields and retreating glaciers. Sites we will visit include a >600 km2 woodland restoration project, Hekluskógar (Heklaforest) in the vicinity of the volcano Mt Hekla, a large-scale reclamation experiment and extensive glacier outwash plains Skeiðarársandur and Breiðamerkursandur, undergoing primary succession following glacial retreat and other changes in their disturbance regimes. En route we will also visit a number of scenic places, including Eldhraun, Öræfajökull and Jökulsárlón, and drive through parts of the interior highlands, weather permitting. There is a max. number of 25 participants in this trip.
See map with the offered excursion below. More detailed descriptions will be posted later.