Medical and Dental Study Tour to Iceland - Jon Baines Tours

Medical and Dental Study Tour to Iceland

15 - 24 May 2021
  • Medical & Professional Tours

About the tour

The medical and dental study tour is led by Natalie Richard and Dr Tim Sunnucks, an emergency medicine and endodontist respectively. Iceland is a magical island. Its dramatic beauty comes from a vast volcanic landscape where  mighty forces shape the earth: geysers and mudflats, active volcanoes swathed in ice and glaciers grinding their way through mountains.

Its rich cultural life encompasses a literary legacy that stretches from medieval sagas to contemporary thrillers by way of Nobel Prize winners, as well as live music and Nordic style. The local people are welcoming and creative and have a progressive, egalitarian sensibility. The health care is innovative and the professional visits encompass the country’s largest teaching hospital, an isolated village clinic, a medical spa, and children’s hospital and a rehabilitation centre alongside meetings and talks.

Your tour leader

Picture of JBT tour leader, Dr Nathalie Richard and Tim Sunnucks

Dr Nathalie Richard and Tim Sunnucks

Dr Nathalie Richard is a consultant in emergency medicine with several years experience. Nathalie is also a member of the Royal College of General Practitioners, has worked in a multidisciplinary dental and medical centre in Harley Street and regularly teaches emergency medicine to dentists.

Tim Sunnucks is on the specialist register in endodontics and lectures and runs courses on endodontics and restorative dentistry. Tim is a member of various organisations including The British Society for Restorative Dentistry, The British Endodontist Society and the International College of Dentists.

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Itinerary at a glance

  • 15 May (Sat) Reykjavik: Arrive Reykjavik and check into your hotel. Time at leisure to explore Reykjavik. Welcome dinner
  • 16 May (Sun) Reykjavik: Orientation tour of Reykjavik. Talk: 'Health Care in Iceland'. Visit the Blue Lagoon for a hot outdoor bath in spectacular scenery
  • 17 May (Mon) Reykjavik – Akranes – Akureyri: Visit Landspitali, the leading hospital in Iceland, and a dental clinic. Drive to Mosfellsbæ to visit Reykjalundur, the largest rehabilitation centre in Iceland, set in beautiful geothermal landscapes. Drive through Borgarfjorour, an area related to the Icelandic Sagas. Continue to Akureyri, the second biggest town in Iceland
  • 18 May (Tues) Akureyri: Visit Akureyri Hospital, a multidisciplinary hospital serving North and East Iceland. It is also Iceland’s back-up hospital. Dentists meet with Akureyri dentists before an afternoon of sightseeing around the pretty town of Akureyri
  • 19 May (Wed) Akureyri - Egilsstaoir: Drive to Eastern Iceland, visiting the most powerful waterfall in Europe en route - Dettifoss. Continue to the beautiful Asbyrgi, a horseshoe shaped canyon with cliff faces of up to 100m high. Arrive in Egilsstaoir and check into your hotel. At leisure
  • 20 May (Thurs) Eglisstaoir- Neskaupsstaour - east fjords- Hofn: Visit the health centre of Seyðisfjörður (a small health centre in a remote fjord, half an hour from Egilsstaðir) before continuing to Petra’s Stone Collection in Stoovarjorour. Continue to the east fjords to the small sea village of Hofn. Overnight in Hofn
  • 21 May (Fri) Hofn – Jokulsarlon – Skaftafell – Vik: Continue on to the beautiful glacial lagoon of Jokulsaron and explore the birdlife-rich area. Continue along the coast and see the many glacial tongues and one of Iceland’s largest volcanoes, Oraefajokull Glacier. Stop off at Skaftafell National Park, where you can walk to Svartifoss waterfall. Overnight in Vik, Iceland's southernmost town
  • 22 May (Sat) Vik - South Shore - Selfoss: Head to the south shore of Iceland, known for its beautiful landscapes, waterfalls and black sand and great glaciers. Continue along the south coast, stopping at Seljanlandsfoss waterfall and Skogafoss waterfall. Visit Sólheimar Eco Village, established in 1930 and today renowned for its ecological and artistic credentials
  • 23 May (Sun) Selfoss - Golden Circle - Hafnarfjorour: Visit Hveragerði - Visit the NLFI Spa and Medical Centre,aspecialised medical rehabilitation centre based on holistic treatment of diseases and injuries. Continue to the Golden Circle, stopping first at Thingvallavatn, Iceland’s largest natural lake. Continue to Gullfoss waterfall and the geothermal area where Strokkur geyser spouts hot water and steam 25 -30m in the air. Continue to Reykjavik and check into the hotel before a farewell Viking dinner
  • 24 May (Mon) Reykjavik: Depart for the airport for your flight home

Tour cost

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