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Iceland: Between Ice and Fire

Iceland: Between Ice and Fire

From £649pp

Iceland's unpolluted and exquisite landscapes make it an absolutely incredible destination. There is an unbeatable variety of geographical features including boiling mud pools, spurting geysers, glaciers, waterfalls, volcanoes, lava flows, ash deserts, mighty rivers and stunning coastlines. School trips to Iceland are always highly memorable with outstanding educational content.

We offer itineraries that cover the following Geography topics: Coastal Processes, Cold Environments, Plate Tectonics, Climate Change, Environmental Change, Sustainable Energy, Fluvial Systems, Managing Natural Hazards, Tourism, Rural Environments, Urban Environments, Ecosystems.

We also cover the following Science topics: Sustainable/Renewable Energy, Climate Change, Ecosystems, Evolution Studies, DNA Mapping, Aurora Borealis, Plate Tectonics - just Request a Quote for details.

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SAMPLE ITINERARY

School Trips to Iceland

4 days from £649, 5 days from £719 per person.

This is just a sample itinerary. There's a huge variety of things to do and see, and places to visit. Please let us know what you want to do, or ask us for other ideas.

Day 1

Morning

Flight to Keflavik Airport, Iceland.

Afternoon

Start your Icelandic experience with a dip in the world famous Blue Lagoon to witness and experience the effects of geothermal activity.

Evening

Check into accommodation.

Day 2

The Golden Circle day: Geysers, Waterfalls and Volcanic Craters.

Set off for the Þingvellir Rift Valley and enjoy a walk in the historical and geological wonder that is the Þingvellir National Park. Follow this up with trips to Geysir hot springs geothermal area and the magnificent Gullfoss (Golden Falls) waterfall.

Day 3

The South Shore day: Fluvial, Glacial and Coastal Processes
Visit Iceland's spectacular South Shore, and see the impact of waterfalls, glaciers and waves on the landscape!

At the Seljalandsfoss waterfall, it is possible to walk behind the cascade via a footpath at its base. Next, visit Skógafoss Waterfall, one of the biggest waterfalls in Iceland! In the distance you will see Iceland’s most famous volcanic glacier, Eyjafjallajokull, which erupted in the summer of 2010.

The afternoon visits include Reynishverfi coast where you can walk along the ethereal black sand and admire the basalt formations. At Sólheimajökull Glacier students can clearly see the dynamics that shape the movement, volume and shape of glaciers.

Visit the village of Vik before returning back to your hotel. It is the southernmost village in Iceland, surrounded by beautiful valleys, beaches, cliffs and mountains.

Day 4

Day trip to Heimaey. Take the ferry to the largest of Westman Islands and spend the day exploring the Eldfell volcano and its lava flows and ashfalls.

Day 5

Morning & Afternoon

Time for sightseeing in Reykjavík (depending on flight times).

Evening

Return home.


No two Iceland itineraries are the same - if this sample itinerary for a school trip to Iceland is not quite what you want?  Just Request a Quote and let us know what you'd prefer or get in touch on 0121 271 0121 or ask@DiverseSchoolTravel.co.uk to plan your ideal Iceland visit.

ACCOMMODATION

Iceland: Between Ice and Fire

We've got lots of excellent accommodation options in Iceland, within Reykjavik itself or some even 'in the middle of nowhere!'. We always use safe and secure accommodation especially suited to schools and the Youth Hostels in Iceland are excellent. We've visited and audited all the hostels we use in Iceland, and our auditing regime is verified by independent experts.