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School Science Trip to Iceland

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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 1/4

Morning

Morning

Fly to Keflavik Airport

Afternoon

Afternoon

Meet guide and transfer to accommodation in Reykjavik

Evening

Evening

Evening meal at accommodation followed by free leisure time

Day 2/4

Morning

Morning

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

Evening

Evening

Evening meal at accommodation

Day 3/4

Morning

Morning

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

Evening

Evening

Evening meal at accommodation

Day 4/4

Morning

Morning

Check out of accommodation

Afternoon

Afternoon

Return flight to the UK

What's included?

  • tick icon3 nights' full-board accommodation
  • tick iconComprehensive travel and medical insurance
  • tick iconGolden Circle tour, incl. private coach and guide
  • tick iconSouth Shore Adventure, incl. coach and guide
  • tick iconVisit to the Secret Lagoon
  • tick iconVisit to Lava Centre
  • tick iconVisit to Kerid Crater
  • tick iconVisit to Hellisheidi Power Plant
  • tick iconAirport taxes and passenger duty at current rates
  • tick iconDetailed information pack
  • tick iconItinerary planning service
  • tick iconVamoos - our easy-to-use travel app
  • tick iconATOL protected return flights from the UK
  • tick iconFree staff place ratio 1:10
  • tick iconReturn transfers in resort
  • tick iconVAT at current rate to tour operators

Educational activities and visits

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Cultural activities and visits

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

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

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

Hotel Cabin
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.

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1 Creating Your Perfect Trip

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3 After you've booked

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4 While you're away

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5 After your trip

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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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Excellent city, perfect for groups of students of all ages and ISLA runs a very smooth programme. — Hill House School, April 2019

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