Iceland is a magical island humming with energy and natural phenomena that turns everyday experiences – a walk, a drive, a dip in a pool – into something that will take your breath away.
Its beauty comes from a vast volcanic landscape where mighty forces shape the earth: geysers and glooping mudflats, rumbling 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 life, music and Nordic style.
As well as its wonderful culture and landscapes, the local people are welcoming and creative and have a progressive, egalitarian sensibility. Here, midwives are known as Ljósmóðir or ‘Mothers of Light’, which reflects the status that the midwives have always held in Iceland, where formal midwifery training first began back in 1761.
Experience the beauty and culture of this remarkable island while gaining insight into its midwifery and maternal services through a wide ranging professional programme, led by Professor Nicky Leap.
The tour has been designed to start after the 21st Congress of the Nordic Federation of Midwives in Reykjavik on 2 – 4 May 2019. You can either join the tour on its own or attend the congress as well.