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Geography School Trip to Iceland

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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 1/4

Morning

Morning

Fly to Keflavik airport

Afternoon

Afternoon

Meet your guide and transfer to your accommodation in Reykjavik

Evening

Evening

Evening meal at your accommodation, followed by free leisure time

Day 2/4

Morning

Morning

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

Afternoon

Afternoon

Visit to the Secret Lagoon

Evening

Evening

Evening meal at accommodation, followed by free leisure time

Day 3/4

Morning

Morning

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

Afternoon

Afternoon

South Shore Adventure tour continued

Evening

Evening

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

Day 4/4

Morning

Morning

Check out of accommodation and transfer to the airport

Afternoon

Afternoon

Return flight to the UK

What's included?

  • tick icon3 nights' full-board accommodation
  • tick iconAirport taxes and passenger duty at current rates
  • tick iconATOL protected return flights from the UK
  • tick iconComprehensive travel and medical insurance
  • tick iconDetailed information pack
  • tick iconFree staff place ratio 1:10
  • tick iconGolden Circle tour, incl. private coach and guide
  • tick iconItinerary planning service
  • tick iconReturn airport transfers in resort
  • tick iconSouth Shore Adventure, incl. coach and guide
  • tick iconVamoos travel app - giving you access to all your trip documents on your phone or tablet
  • tick iconVAT at current rates to tour operators
  • tick iconVisit to the Secret Lagoon

Educational activities and visits

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!… Read More

FlyOver Iceland

FlyOver Iceland

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

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… Read More

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… Read More

Gullfoss

Gullfoss

Visit Gullfoss, or Golden Falls, a waterfall located in the canyon of Hvítá river in south-west Iceland and one of… Read More

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… Read More

Kerið Crater

Kerið Crater

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

This interactive educational exhibit will help your students to better understand volcanic activity and earthquakes. They'll also learn more about… Read More

Lava Tunnel Raufarholshellir

Lava Tunnel Raufarholshellir

Just 30 minutes from Iceland's capital is one of the longest lava tunnels in the country. Here your students will… Read More

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… Read More

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… Read More

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… Read More

Cultural activities and visits

Blue Lagoon

Blue Lagoon

A visit to the Blue Lagoon is the perfect way to start or end your trip to Iceland. The warm,… Read More

Secret Lagoon

Secret Lagoon

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

During this cruise youmay have the chance to see various species of whales, dolphins, seabirds and seals. An expert guide… Read More

Accommodation

Arctic Comfort Hotel
Hotel Cabin
Husid Guesthouse
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.

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.

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!

Supporting you every step of the way

1 Creating Your Perfect Trip

We'll tailor make your school trip to meet your specific requirements

2 Launching your trip to parents and students

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3 After you've booked

Your dedicated Itinerary Coordinator will work with you on the finer details of your trip

4 While you're away

You'll be able to reach us 24/7 during your trip if you need our help

5 After your trip

Head back to our resources section to continue the learning

Need help?

Zoe Campbell — Tour Advisor

Don’t hesitate to contact me for any advice or further information on how your school trip can be tailored to your requirements.

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