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Frequently Asked Questions
In order to make the most of everything that Reykjavik and Iceland has to offer, we would recommend planning to stay for at least 4 days.
Reykjavik is a fantastic destination all year round. Winter offers the best chance to see the Northern Lights (although this is never guaranteed) and summer offers endless daylight.
Reykjavik itself is a compact city and it's generally it's easiest to get around on foot when in the city itself. However, most groups will want to explore the landscape and, in order to do this, you need to use a coach. We will, of course, provide you with a comfortable coach that you can use throughout your tour.
We would definitely recommend that you make sure you include a visit to Thingvellir National Park on your itinerary - your students will be able to walk between two continental plates here. We would also recommend including a visit to one of the hot springs or geothermal pools that are so popular in Iceland - the Secret Lagoon is a real favourite among our school groups. The impressive waterfall, Gullfoss, is also a must-see, as are Great Geysir and Strokkur geysers.
Of course, the best free thing you can do in Iceland is simply enjoy the incredible nature and spectacular landscapes. We would also recommend taking some time to explore Reykjavik itself - don't miss the great photo ops at the Sun Voyager monument which sits looking out over the atmospheric bay, and the iconic Hallgrimskirkja church. Entry to the church is free if you'd like to take a look around, although there is a fee payable if you want to climb up the tower.
Yes, Reykjavik is a fantastic destination for both geography and science!
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.
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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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