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 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.
Frequently Asked Questions
The best time to visit Iceland depends on what you'd like to see and do during your visit. If the Northern Lights are high up on your list, then the best time to visit is between November - April. Our dedicated Tour Advisers have visited Iceland many times and can advise you on the best time of year based on your needs and budget.
This is one of the questions we get asked most by groups travelling to Iceland. With extreme weather conditions and varied terrain, it's important that you and your students are well prepared. Essential items include walking boots, a warm waterproof jacket, gloves, hat and scarf. For a full list of items, see our Iceland packing checklist.
Yes, all of our trips include comprehensive travel insurance, which now includes Covid cover. This group travel insurance covers individuals needing to drop out of the trip in the following circumstances:
- Because a Qualified Medical Practitioner has diagnosed them as positive for Covid-19 within up to 14 days of departure.
- Because they have been hospitalised due to Covid-19 within up to 28 days of departure.
- Because they have been told to self-isolate by NHS Test & Trace for a period of time that prevents them from taking part in the trip.
The insurance also covers reasonable additional costs of accommodation and flights should an individual contract Covid-19 and have to self-isolate while abroad.
And the policy also covers reasonable additional costs to account for a family member to come across or a group leader/teacher to stay with the individual.
Please contact us for details.
Every trip we organise is unique and your itinerary manager will work with you to understand your curriculum and adapt the itinerary to suit your learning objectives. The itineraries featured on our website are just a sample of the what's achievable within a given timeframe. The trip duration and the activities and excursions can be tailored to your needs and budget.
As a general rule we recommend that you start planning your trip 12-18 months prior to your travel date. This gives you plenty of time to get sign off from senior leadership and to launch your trip in school to students and parents. Planning early will also mean you have a greater choice of accomodation and travel options.
If you start planning your trip later than this, don't worry, it is definitely possible to plan a trip in a shorter amount of time. We're here to support you and we have a selection of templates and useful guides to help guide you and save you time throughout the process.
Learn more about our Iceland school trips
Activities and excursions in Iceland that your school group will love
School trips designed by teachers for teachers
Originally 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.
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.
Health & safety prioritised
As a proud Assured Member of the School Travel Forum, the health and safety of your group is always our priority.
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.
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.
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.