A science school trip to Iceland will be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for your young scientists to see physics, chemistry and biology in action in one of the most spectacular places on earth!

Iceland is one of the youngest landmasses on the planet and is famous for its volcanic activity. Your students will have the opportunity to learn more about how volcanoes work, especially with a visit to the interactive LAVA Centre, and this will help them to better understand how this activity produced the Earth’s early atmosphere.

Then, to find out more about the effects of climate change, we would highly recommend a visit to the glacier Solheimajökull. This glacier is 8km long and has retreated by 1km in the last decade, prompting many to fear that it will disappear within the next 100 years.

At Hellisheidi Power Plant and Hellisheidi Geothermal Park, your students will find out how the Icelanders are harnessing the natural geothermal power available to them to create sustainable energy resources, which allows them to heat their homes and greenhouses to produce fruit and flowers that would otherwise be impossible in Iceland’s harsh environment.

Chemists will enjoy finding out about the minerals contained in volcanic rock. At Kerid Crater these are clear to see in the brilliant colours of the rock around the caldera. And at the Secret Lagoon, you’ll enjoy the benefits of bathing in the mineral-rich geothermal waters that are so important to Icelandic culture.

And if you’re very lucky, you may have the opportunity to see the Northern Lights and learn about the physics behind the world’s most incredible natural light show!

Don't forget, Iceland is a fantastic destination for geography too, making this a great option for a cross-curricular school trip.

Suggested Itinerary (4 days, 3 nights)

Day Morning Summary Afternoon Summary Evening Summary
1

Fly to Keflavik Airport

Meet guide and transfer to accommodation in Reykjavik

Evening meal at accommodation followed by free leisure time

2

Visit to the Lava Centre followed by South Shore Adventure (earthquake simulator, Seljalandsfoss, Skogafoss, Dyrholaey and Vik)

Evening meal at accommodation

3

Golden Circle Tour (Hellisheidi Power Plant, Kerid Crater, Solheimar, Gullfoss, Geysir, Fridheimar, Secret Lagoon and Thingvellir National Park)

Evening meal at accommodation

4

Check out of accommodation

Return flight to the UK

4 days, 3 nights Price from £749 pp
  • 3 nights' full-board accommodation
  • Comprehensive travel and medical insurance
  • Golden Circle tour, incl. private coach and guide
  • South Shore Adventure, incl. coach and guide
  • Visit to the Secret Lagoon
  • Visit to Lava Centre
  • Visit to Kerid Crater
  • Visit to Hellisheidi Power Plant
  • Airport taxes and passenger duty at current rates
  • Detailed information pack
  • Itinerary planning service
  • Vamoos - our easy-to-use travel app
  • ATOL protected return flights from the UK
  • Free staff place ratio 1:10
  • Return transfers in resort
  • VAT at current rate to tour operators

Accommodation

Educational Activities

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

museum

Perlan Museum

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

Cultural Activities

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

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

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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