College and school visits to Iceland, the land of fire and ice, is the perfect destination to view nature's raw power. A vastly under-populated island, it offers students a unique opportunity to appreciate how mighty forces shape the earth; geysers gush, waterfalls cascade, volcanoes rumble and glaciers grind their pathways through the mountains. In addition, you may be lucky enough to see the spectacular phenomenon of the Northern Lights!
On the Golden Circle Tour stops include the spectacular Gullfoss Waterfall, the surprising active geyser at the Geysir Geothermal Area, the Hveragerði Geothermal town built above a hot-spring field and the Þingvellir National Park which is the only place in the world where the Mid Atlantic Ridge can be observed above sea level.
You can take a ride in a monster 8-wheel-drive truck to the entrance of the Langjökull Ice Caves to explore the second largest glacier in Iceland from the inside. Also, visit the Blue Lagoon, a unique wonder of nature, with pleasantly warm mineral-rich geothermal water in a middle of a black lava field.
Skaftafell National Park is one of Iceland's most outstanding areas of natural beauty dominated by the glacier Vatnajokull, Europe's largest ice cap and Jokulsarlon Glacial Lagoon is where huge icebergs float and grind together in the still, deep waters of the lagoon.
Finally, In Reykjavik, Hallgrímskirkja (Hallgrim's Church) is a must visit as being the tallest and most striking church in Iceland.
An Iceland school trip is truly a bespoke opportunity to enjoy geography which cannot be found anywhere else in the world, but is not just for geography students! Summer or winter, all will be inspired by the marvels of the natural landscape, astounding scenery and a great range of cultural attractions which will guarantee students an unforgettable experience.
On an educational visit to Iceland you have so many choices, whatever your subject area. Below you will find further information on potential places to visit as well as the opportunity to browse by specific subject area.
When booking your college or school trip to Iceland with us, our experienced Tour Consultants can guide you to make the right choices by recommending appropriate educational visits and/or cultural and enrichment activities to add a bit of fun!
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Arrive in Iceland. Transfer to your accommodation.
Full day guided South Shore Excursion, including Reynishverfi and Skogafoss waterfall. (Optional supplementary activity: Glacier Walk).
Full day guided Golden Circle Excursion, including Pingvellir National Park, Gulfoss waterfall and the Strokkur Geyser.
(Optional supplementary activity: Lava Tubing).
Evening meal in a local restaurant.
Visit the Blue Lagoon.
Transfer to Iceland airport for return flight.
Return to School.
Optional extra day
Full day guided Reykjanes Peninsula Tour, including lake Kleifarvatn and the Seltún geothermal area, (Optional supplementary activity: Ice Caves).
Top Tips from Our Travel Experts
"It is expensive to eat out, so we advise taking the pre-booking option or half/full board option in a hotel. The Secret Lagoon is a more authentic experience than the Blue Lagoon, which though larger, is very busy and expensive and if the budget allows, add on the glacier walk as it is an amazing experience! Suitable footware with good ankle support is highly reccomended."