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School Trips to Iceland

A school trip to Iceland is the ultimate destination for a geography trip, because it offers so many incredible geological features and natural phenomena, all within in a relatively small area. Your group will have the opportunity to explore one of the youngest countries on Earth, with its magnificent volcanoes, impressive glaciers and spectacular waterfalls.

Walk between tectonic plates in Thingvellir National Park. And watch the spectacular show as geysers such as Strokkur launch superheated water and steam high into the air. If you’re lucky, you might even have the unforgettable experience of seeing the Northern Lights dance across the night sky.

Most school geography groups choose to base themselves in the world’s northernmost capital, Reykjavik, which is within easy reach of all the country’s geographical and geological attractions. Take inspiration for your itinerary by reading about the experiences of other schools including Dyffryn Taff's school trip to Iceland.

Our Iceland specialists have put together some useful resources to help you get the most out of your trip includung a 'what to pack for Iceland checklist' and a guide to 'travel etiquette in Iceland'.


School trips to Reykjavík

A school trip to Reykjavik offers students the unmissable opportunity to see geography in action in the land of fire and ice!

Reykjavik school trips are most popular among geography school groups because of the many wonderful experiences available here - from walking on glaciers and exploring behind waterfalls to seeing geysers erupt and bathing in geothermal waters. 

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If you’re looking for a geography school trip that is going to leave your students with a real passion for the subject, as well as a greater appreciation of the wonders of the natural world, then you really cannot beat a school trip to Iceland.

Iceland sits on top of the Mid-Atlantic Ridge, straddling the Eurasian and North American tectonic plates. And the best place to see this is Thingvellir National Park, where you can actually walk along the rift valley created by the divergence of the two plates. This is an unforgettable experience for students and often one of the highlights of their school trip to Iceland.

As well as seeing the impressive landscape features and learning more about what has made them, your students will also have the chance to find out how Icelanders have used their natural resources and, in particular, how they’ve harnessed the country’s natural geothermal energy.

Why choose Halsbury?

Here are just a few reasons why teachers choose Halsbury for educational school trips that inspire.

  • School trips designed by teachers for teachers

    Founded by teachers in 1986, we understand the pressures on you as Group Leader and are here to make the process of running your school trip as easy as possible.

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  • School trips tailored to your curriculum

    We'll design your trip around your specific learning objectives and curriculum, to ensure your school trip is a truly educational experience.

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  • Health & safety prioritised

    As a proud Assured Member of the School Travel Forum, the health and safety of your group is always our priority.

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  • Support every step of the way

    We'll be with you every step of the way, from your very first enquiry until the moment you return home, including 24-hour support while you’re on your school trip.

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  • Financially secure school trips

    We're ABTA bonded and all our air tours are ATOL protected, so you can be sure that your school trip is financially secure.

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  • Rewarding loyalty scheme

    You'll earn loyalty points from your very first school trip with Halsbury. These can be used towards a discount on your school trip or a free gift for your school.

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School trips by teachers for teachers

School trips designed by teachers for teachers

Founded by teachers in 1986 and with several former teachers in our team, we understand the pressures on you as Group Leader and work hard to relieve them.

Tailor-made school trips

Trips tailored to your curriculum and learning objectives

We’ll design your trip around your specific learning objectives and curriculum, to ensure it meets your particular requirements.

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Rewarding loyalty scheme

Earn loyalty points from your very first trip which can be used towards a trip discount or free gift for your school.