School Geography Trip to Iceland

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. 

 

 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 Evening meal at accommodation, followed by 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 Evening meal at accommodation, followed by free time to explore local area
Day 4 Check out of accommodation and transfer to airport for return flight to the UK

This price includes:

  • 3 nights' full board accommodation
  • ATOL protected return flights from the UK
  • Airport taxes and passenger duty at current rates
  • Return airport transfers to Keflavik airport
  • Golden Circle tour, incl. private coach and guide 
  • Visit to the Secret Lagoon
  • South Shore Adventure, incl. coach and guide
  • Free staff place ratio 1:10
  • Detailed information pack
  • Comprehensive travel and medical insurance
  • Itinerary planning service
  • VAT at current rates to tour operators
  • VAMOOS - our easy to use travel app
N.B. Activities listed in the itinerary are not neccessarily included in the price. Contact us for further information.

Icelandic Gems Tour

 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

Elemental Iceland Tour 

 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

Transfer to airport for flight to UK

Lively Landscapes Tour 

(Heimaey 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    

 

Energetic Iceland Tour 

 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 Gullfoss, or Golden Falls, a waterfall located in the canyon of Hvítá river in south-west Iceland and 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-step "staircase", before abruptly plunging in t...

Reykjavik City Visit

Reykjavik City Visit

Reykjavík is the capital of Iceland and with a latitude of 64°08'' N, it is 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 870AD. Until the 18th century, there was no urban development in the city location, it was only i...

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 ...

Kerið Crater

Kerið Crater

Often a popular stop on the Golden Circle Tour, the Kerið crater lake is the perfect visit for teaching your students about volcanoes. This is Iceland‘s Western Volcanic Zone and so there are, in fact, several crater lakes in the area. What makes Kerið so popular is that it boasts the most intact caldera, made up of a red volcanic rock. The lake at the centre of the crater is n...

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 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

Hveragerði is a town in the south of Iceland located 45 km to the east of Reykjavík on Iceland's main road, Route 1. The town is famous for its greenhouses, which are heated by hot water from volcanic hot springs. Close to the church is a hot spring called Sandhólshver, formed during the violent South Iceland earthquake of 1896. A fenced-off geothermal area in the town has n...

Blue Lagoon

Blue Lagoon

A visit to the Blue Lagoon is the perfect way to start or end your trip to Iceland. The warm, mineral rich waters are said to have healing properties and, whether or not that is true, this is certainly a rejuvenating visit that will leave you feeling relaxed. The water is actually waste water from the nearby geothermal plant. It‘s first extracted from the earth, close to a lava fl...

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 importanc...

Hellisheidi Geothermal Power station

Hellisheidi Geothermal Power station

One thing Iceland‘s certainly not short of is geothermal energy. This visit will give your students the opportunity to learn more about how Iceland has harnessed its natural resources to provide sustainable energy. You‘ll see the turbine rooms, watch a short film about geothermal energy and enjoy an interactive presentation of the production process.

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.  Please note: this tour is subject to the correct weather conditions. Sightings cannot be guaranteed during t...

Whale Watching Tour

Whale Watching Tour

During this cruise you may have the chance to 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 and harbour porpoises, as well as the popular humpback whales and killer whales (orcas). The majestic fin- and sei whales may also be seen on the tou...

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 Centre 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 sp...

Midgard Base Camp

Midgard Base Camp is a trendy, modern accommodation situated in South Iceland with a friendly, positive atmosphere. Students will usually be roomed in twins or dorm rooms, with staff in twins or singles (supplement required). 

Hotel facilities include a restaurant, cafe and on-site bar. There is also a rooftop sauna and hot tub.

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Hotel Cabin

This fully renovated modern hotel offers a warm and friendly welcome and is 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.

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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.

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Husid Guesthouse

This lovely 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 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!

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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 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!

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