A geography school trip to Iceland will allow your students to witness geography in action, as this geologically young country continues to take shape!

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, waterfalls and geysers, Iceland offers an unforgettable experience for those looking to create the perfect geography school trip.

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. And GT Travel’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.

Suggested Itinerary (4 days, 3 nights)

Day Morning Summary Afternoon Summary Evening Summary
1

Fly to Keflavik airport

Meet your guide and transfer to your accommodation in Reykjavik

Evening meal at your accommodation, followed by free leisure time

2

Meet guide and board coach for full day Golden Circle Tour excursion

Visit to the Secret Lagoon

Evening meal at accommodation, followed by free leisure time

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 Eyjafjallajökull

South Shore Adventure tour continued

Evening meal at accommodation, followed by free time to explore the local area

4

Check out of accommodation and transfer to the airport

Return flight to the UK

4 days, 3 nights Price from £749 pp
  • 3 nights' full-board accommodation
  • Airport taxes and passenger duty at current rates
  • ATOL protected return flights from the UK
  • Comprehensive travel and medical insurance
  • Detailed information pack
  • Free staff place ratio 1:10
  • Golden Circle tour, incl. private coach and guide
  • Itinerary planning service
  • Return airport transfers in resort
  • South Shore Adventure, incl. coach and guide
  • Vamoos travel app - giving you access to all your trip documents on your phone or tablet
  • VAT at current rates to tour operators
  • Visit to the Secret Lagoon

Accommodation

Educational Activities

Aurora Reykjavik - Northern Lights Centre

Aurora Reykjavik - Northern Lights Centre

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Make sure you don't leave Iceland without having experienced the Northern Lights - even if the weather doesn't play ball!… Read More

FlyOver Iceland

FlyOver Iceland

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Much of Iceland is still largely inaccessible - now you can see more of what this spectacular country has to offer by visiting FlyOver Iceland. … Read More

Great Geysir and Strokkur

Great Geysir and Strokkur

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Geysir, sometimes known as the Great Geysir, is located in the Haukadalur Valley and was the first geyser known to Europeans. … Read More

Greenhouse village of Hveragerdi

Greenhouse Village of Hveragerdi

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Hveragerði is a town in the south of Iceland. It's famous for its greenhouses, which are heated by hot water from volcanic springs. … Read More

Gullfoss

Gullfoss

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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.… Read More

Hellisheidi Geothermal Power station

Hellisheidi Geothermal Power Station

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This visit will allow your students to learn more about how Iceland has harnessed its natural resources to provide sustainable geothermal energy.… Read More

Kerið Crater

Kerið Crater

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Often a popular stop on the Golden Circle Tour, the Kerið crater lake is the perfect visit for teaching your… Read More

Lava Centre

Lava Centre

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This interactive educational exhibit will help your students to better understand volcanic activity and earthquakes. … Read More

Lava Tunnel Raufarholshellir

Lava Tunnel Raufarholshellir

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Just 30 minutes from Iceland's capital is one of the longest lava tunnels in the country. Students will be able to explore how lava created the tunnel over 5,200 years ago.… Read More

The Northern Lights

Northern Lights Tour

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The Northern Lights, also known as the Aurora Borealis, are a spectacular natural phenomenon; fantastic colours are often seen dancing across the Arctic sky. … Read More

Thingvellir National Park

Thingvellir National Park

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Thingvellir (Þingvellir) National Park became a national park in 1928 due to its historical importance, as well as the special tectonic and volcanic environment.… Read More

Volcano House

Volcano House

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Volcano House is a multi-functional establishment in Reykjavik's city centre, with a special focus on Icelandic geology and volcanology. The… Read More

museum

Perlan Museum

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Explore all the highlights of Iceland's wild nature at this iconic museum!… Read More

Cultural Activities

Blue Lagoon

Blue Lagoon

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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.… Read More

Secret Lagoon

Secret Lagoon

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A fantastic alternative to the Blue Lagoon, the Secret Lagoon offers a truly Icelandic experience.The fresh, warm waters of the… Read More

Whale Watching Tour

Whale Watching Tour

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During this cruise, you may have the chance to see various species of whales, dolphins, seabirds and seals.… Read More

Monster Truck Tour

Monster Truck Tour

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Explore the spectacular Icelandic scenery from a monster truck!… Read More

Ice Cave Tour

Ice Cave Tour

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Take a magical tour through the kaleidoscopic world of one of Iceland's ice caves!… Read More

Thorsmork nature hike

Thorsmork nature hike

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Get up close and personal with Iceland's incredible scenery on this unforgettable nature trail!… Read More

Glacier Panorama Trail

Glacier Panorama Trail

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Enjoy an epic hike taking in views of Katla volcano, Eyjafjallajökull and Sólheimajökull! … Read More

Sólheimasandur plane wreck

Sólheimasandur plane wreck

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Visit the famous Sólheimasandur plane wreck on one of Iceland's spectacular black sand beaches!… Read More

Ice climbing on Sólheimajökull glacier

Ice climbing on Sólheimajökull glacier

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Experience the thrill of ice climbing on one of Iceland's most spectacular glaciers!… Read More

Kayaking on Sólheimajökull glacier lagoon

Kayaking on Sólheimajökull glacier lagoon

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Enjoy an unforgettable kayak tour on Sólheimajökull glacier's lagoon!… Read More

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1 Creating Your Perfect Trip

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3 After you've booked

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5 After your trip

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