School Geography trip to Iceland

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Quite literally a country in the making, Iceland is a spectacular and diverse destination that offers unique opportunities to discover and investigate many of the Earth’s ongoing processes. From hot springs to volcanoes and waterfalls to geysers, Iceland offers an unforgettable experience for those looking to create the perfect school geography tour.

We work with local agent and coach company, GT Travel, who assist us with all our coaching needs for our school geography trips to Iceland. This is an exciting partnership for us, as the agent's close association with renowned freelance travel consultant and former geography teacher, Ian K. Hardie, has led to the production of a fantastic range of support materials, which are available to our groups as an optional extra. 

Below is an example of one of our most popular itineraries for a school geography tour to Iceland. However, all of our itineraries are tailor-made to meet the requirements of each individual group and our Iceland specialist will work with you to create a unique itinerary tailored to your curriculum needs. For further inspiration, take a look at the ‘NEW Itinerary Options’ tab above.

 MorningAfternoonEvening
Day 1 Fly to Keflavik, meet guide and transfer to accommodation in Reykjavik
Day 2 Meet guide and board coach for the Golden Circle Tour, including a visit to the Secret Lagoon Return to accommodation in Reykjavik for evening meal and free leisure time
Day 3 Meet guide and board coach for the South Shore Adventure - the tour will include an exploration of the area close to the towering strata volcano Eyjafjallakull, one of the most famous volcanoes in the world today Return to accommodation for evening meal and free leisure time in local area
Day 4 Check out of accommodation for return flight to the UK

This price includes:

  • 3 nights' bed & breakfast accommodation
  • All flights inclusive of tax
  • Airport transfer 
  • Golden Circle tour, incl. private coach & guide 
  • Visit to the Secret Lagoon
  • South Shore Adventure, incl. coach & guide
  • Return transfer to Keflavik airport
  • Free staff place ratio 1:10
  • Detailed information pack
  • Comprehensive travel & medical insurance
  • Itinerary planning service
  • VAT

 

N.B. Activities listed in the itinerary are not neccessarily included in the price. Contact us for further information.

Icelandic Gems Tour

(Available all year round)

 MorningAfternoonEvening
Day 1

Reykjanes Peninsula

Transfer to accommodation via Gunnuhver Hot Springs and Blue Lagoon

Overnight in Reykjavik
Day 2 Golden Circle Tour - visit Thingvellir, Geysir, Gullfoss and Kerid Crater before visiting Hellisheidi Geothermal Plant

Visit Northern Lights Centre

Overnight in Reykjavik

Day 3 Tour the South Shore - visit Seljalandsfoss, Eyjafjallajokull Visitors' Centre, Skogafoss, Solheimajokull (with optional glacier walk on Solheimajokull glacier tongue) and coastal visit to Dyrholaey Overnight in Selfoss area
Day 4

Further gems of Reykjanes - visit Eyrarbakki, the Olfusa Estuary, Raufarholshellir, Krysuvik Mud Puddles, Grindavik plus Magma Earth Energy & Salt Fish Museum

Leisure time in Reykjavik for tour of city or shopping

Overnight in Reykjavik
Day 5 Transfer to airport for return flight to UK    

NOTE: A summer alternative option for day 4 (mid-June until end September): Wilderness Adventure - Landmannalaugar. Overnight in Reykjavík.

Elemental Iceland Tour 

(Available all year round)

 MorningAfternoonEvening
Day 1

Reykjanes Peninsula 

Transfer to accommodation via Gunnuhver Hot Springs and Blue Lagoon

Overnight in Reykjavik
Day 2 Golden Circle Tour - visit Thingvellir, Geysir, Gullfoss and Kerid Crater Overnight in Selfoss area
Day 3 Tour the South Shore - visit Seljalandsfoss, Eyjafjallajokull Visitor's Centre, Skogafoss, Solheimajokull (with optional glacier walk on Solheimajokull glacier tongue) and coastal visit to Dyrholaey Overnight in Selfoss area
Day 4

Reykjavik - Hellisheidi Geothermal Power Plant and/or Northern Lights Centre

Leisure time in Reykjavik (depending on flight times)

Transfer to airport for flight to UK

Lively Landscapes Tour 

(Available all year round, except Heimaey which is available April – October only)

 MorningAfternoonEvening
Day 1

Reykjanes Peninsula

Transfer to accommodation via Gunnuhver Hot Springs or the Bridge Between the Continents (with alternative Blue Lagoon option)

Overnight in Reykjavik

Day 2 Golden Circle Tour - visit Thingvellir, Geysir, Gullfoss, Kerid Crater, Fljotshlid/Eyjafjallajokull area Overnight in Fljotshlid/Hvolsollur area
Day 3 Tour the South Shore - Seljalandsfoss, Eyjafjallajokull Visitor's Centre, Skogafoss, Solheimajokull (optional glacier walk on Solheimajokull glacier tongue) and coastal visit to Dyrholaey Overnight in Hvolsvollur/Fljotshlid area
Day 4 Westman Islands - Heimaey Overnight in Reykjavik from Easter to October for Heimaey
Day 5 Transfer to airport for return flight to UK    

NOTE: If ferry unable to operate, the alternative day is Lively Landscapes: > to Hekla Centre > Thjófafoss > Hekla Pumice Deposits > Búrfell (to view HEP activities) > Stöng Reconstruction  > Hjálpafoss > Reykjavik. Overnight in Reykjavík.

Energetic Iceland Tour 

(Available all year round)

 MorningAfternoonEvening
Day 1

Reykjanes Peninsula

Transfer to accommodation via a couple of stops on the Reykjanes Peninsula (e.g. Bridge Between the Continents, Gunnuhver Hot Springs)

Overnight in Selfoss area
Day 2 Golden Circle Tour Plus - visit Thingvellir, Fontana Spa, Geysir, Gullfoss and Kerid Crater Overnight in Selfoss area
Day 3 Tour the South Shore - Seljalandsfoss, Eyjafjallajokull Visitor's Centre, Skogafoss, Solheimajokull, and Dhyrholaey Overnight in Selfoss area
Day 4

Hveragerdi geothermal/steam areas and earthquake exhibition

Hellisheidi Geothermal Power Plant and Reykjavik

Overnight in Reykjavik
Day 5 Return airport transfer via Blue Lagoon (depending on flight times)    
School Geography trip to Iceland

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Gullfoss

Gullfoss

Visit Geysir and Gullfoss in the geothermal area. Gullfoss, or Golden Falls, is a waterfall located in the canyon of Hvítá river in southwest Iceland. Gullfoss is one of the most popular tourist attractions in the country. The wide Hvítá river rushes southward. About a kilometre above the falls it turns sharply to the left and flows down into a wide curved three-st...

Reykjavik City Visit

Reykjavik City Visit

Reykjavík is the capital of Iceland and with a latitude at 64°08'' N, the world''s most northern national capital. Reykjavík is believed to be the location of the first permanent settlement in Iceland, which Ingólfur Arnarson is said to have established around 870. Until the 18th century, there was no urban development in the city location. The city was founded in 1786 as an official trading town ...

Great Geysir and Strokkur

Great Geysir and Strokkur

Geysir, sometimes known as the Great Geysir, is located in the Haukadalur Valley and was the first geyser known to Europeans. It is also one of the world’s most impressive examples of the phenomenon. Approximately 50m away is Strokkur, which may be smaller then Geysir, but erupts far more frequently, often to heights of up to 20m every 5-10 minutes. Although Strokkur’s activity is occa...

Kerið Crater

Kerið Crater

This 55 metre deep volcanic crater was formed in an explosion 3000 years ago. It is now extinct and filled by a deep lake.Visited as part of the Full Day Golden Circle Tour.

Volcano House

Volcano House

Volcano House is a multi-functional establishment in Reykjavik's city centre, with a special focus on Icelandic geology and volcanology. The main attraction at this activity is the Volcano House cinema that screens two fascinating documentaries on recent eruptions in Iceland, which are played throughout the day.

Greenhouse village of Hveragerdi

Greenhouse village of Hveragerdi

Visit the greenhouse village of Hveragerdi where abundant geothermal energy is used for growing fruits, vegetables and flowers. The town is visited as part of the South Shore Full Day Tour.

Blue Lagoon

Blue Lagoon

The volcanic region of Reykjanes Peninsula, Iceland, has numerous natural hot springs. The Blue Lagoon (Bláa Lónid, in the Icelandic language) is an artificial lake fed by the surplus water drawn from the geothermic power station at Svartsengi. Captured at 6,560 feet (2,000 m) below ground, the water is raised to 464° F (240° C) by the molten magma and reaches the surface at ...

Thingvellir National Park

Thingvellir National Park

Thingvellir became a national park in 1928 due to its historical importance, as well as the special tectonic and volcanic environment. The continental drift can be clearly seen in the cracks and faults which traverse the region; the biggest one, Almannagjá, being a veritable canyon. This also causes the often measurable earthquakes in the area. The valley is also of historic importance, a...

Hellisheidi Geothermal Power station

Hellisheidi Geothermal Power station

Because of the special geological situation in Iceland, the high concentration of volcanoes and geothermal energy are very often used for heating and production of electricity. The energy is so inexpensive that in the wintertime, some pavements in Reykjavík and Akureyri are heated.

Northern Lights Tour

Northern Lights Tour

The Northern Lights, also known as the Aurora Borealis, are a spectacular natural phenomenon; fantastic colours often seen dancing across the Arctic sky. The Northern Lights can be seen when certain weather conditions are fulfilled, usually during crispy cold and very still evenings. This tour is subject to the correct weather conditions. Sightings cannot be guaranteed during the tour. Only availa...

Whale Watching Tour

Whale Watching Tour

During this cruise one may see various species of whales, dolphins, seabirds and seals. An expert guide will supply information about the marine mammals. The most commonly sighted whales are minke whales, white-beaked dolphins, harbor porpoises, the popular humpback whales and killer whales (orcas). The majestic fin- and sei whales can also be seen on the tour.

Aurora Reykjavik - Northern Lights Centre

Aurora Reykjavik - Northern Lights Centre

Make sure you don't leave Iceland without having experienced the Northern Lights - even if the weather doesn't play ball! The Northern Lights Center features interactive displays designed to educate visitors on the history of the Aurora Borealis, and the way in which the Northern Lights have been regarded by cultures around the world. There's also a film of of some of the most specta...

Hotel Cabin

This fully renovated modern hotel offers a warm and friendly welcome within easy reach of Reykjavik city centre.

Groups will stay in multi-bedded rooms and group leaders in twins. All rooms are en-suite with a TV, desk and free WiFi. The hotel is non-smoking throughout.

A buffet breakfast is supplied every morning, and both packed lunches and the evening meal can also be provided on request. Food is served buffet-style in the hotel’s own restaurant and usually includes a range of fresh fruit and vegetables, as well as home-baked breads, soups, pasta and other hot dishes. View on map

Arctic Comfort Hotel

Arctic Comfort Hotel is a three-star hotel in Reykjavik, offering visitors to Europe's northern-most capital a cozy and comfortable stay.

Groups will stay in multi-bedded rooms and group leaders in twins. All rooms are spacious, en-suite, and have a refrigerator, telephone, and colour TV. Bedrooms all have WiFi access and are non-smoking.

The breakfast room is located on the ground floor, as are a lounge and a bar for group leaders to relax in. Breakfast is served every day, but the evening meal is taken in a local restaurant. View on map

Husid Guesthouse

This lovely, very typically Icelandic guesthouse is located within the Katla Geopark, making it the ideal base from which to explore the geography of Iceland!

You'll be surrounded by spectacular glaciers and towering volcanoes, and yet you'll still just be 90 minutes from the bright lights of Reykjavik!

Your group will stay in dormitory-style accommodation with shared bathroom facilities.

There is Wi-Fi access throughout and the guest lounge offers a TV, DVD player and seating area.

You'll have spectacular views of the wild Icelandic countryside from your accommodation and, away from the city, you may even spot the Northern Lights - if you're lucky!

Oddsson Hostel

This cool hostel is sure to be a hit with your students. The clean, modern Nordic-style décor gives this funky hostel a youthful vibe, plus there's both a yoga and karaoke room, as well as an Italian restaurant.

Students will usually stay in dormitory style accommodation with shared bathroom facilities. Guest rooms have views across the sea or the courtyard.

Overlooking Faxafloi Bay, to the west of the city centre, you'll be within easy walking distance of all that Reykjavik has to offer!

Hlemmur Square Hostel

Hlemmur Square is a modern, sophisticated hostel, which represents the cool, Nordic elegance Reykjavik is so famous for. In the downtown area, it really is hard to beat this hostel in terms of location. Dormitories are clean, with crisp, white linens, spectacular views over the city and blackout curtains, to ensure that you have a good night’s sleep, even with the midnight sun. Free WiFi is offered throughout and groups can arrange for access to a private meeting room.

On the 5th floor you will find the 18 hotel rooms, which consist of singles, twins and doubles, all with en-suite facilities.

The dormitory-style hostel rooms are located on the 3rd and 4th floor, and sleep 4, 6, 10 or 12 people per room. The beds have been specially designed to create no noise and depict the colours of the Icelandic capital with a lovely, corrugated iron underside. The hostel rooms are comfortably spacious, with seating areas. Shower and toilet facilities are located on the corridors for the use of all hostel residents. Please note that as it is a hostel the facilities are shared by all guests on the same floor. With all guests there is no segregation by gender, school groups will normally be allocated dorms by gender in different wings. In these wings there are smaller rooms which may have guests of the opposite sex in them.

Other guests may be in rooms on the same floor as the group. CCTV is in operation 24 hrs a day and where possible at least one member of staff will be on the same floor. At busy periods most staff will be allocated rooms in the hotel on the higher floors at no extra cost. The best way to ensure more staff are on the same floors as the students is to share twin or triple basis rather than single rooms. Where single rooms are requested by the group these will mainly be on the hotel floors.

*** Please note the hostel is no longer accepting groups where the majority of students are under 16 years of age due to the layout and functions that may be taking place in the bar area *** View on map

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