Iceland: Between Ice and Fire

from £738pp

Based on 4 days

Suitable for Secondary Schools, Primary Schools, International Schools

Overview

Iceland's unpolluted, pristine landscapes make it an incredible destination for Geography and school trips here are always highly memorable.  There is an unbelievable variety of features, including boiling mud pools, spurting geysers, glaciers, waterfalls, volcanoes, lava flows, ash deserts, mighty rivers and stunning coastlines.

We offer itineraries with outstanding educational content, covering topics such as: coastal processes, cold environments, plate tectonics, climate change, environmental change, sustainable energy, fluvial systems, managing natural hazards, tourism, rural and urban environments, and ecosystems.

Just let us know if you would like to include any Science topics too!  Take a look at our Science itinerary or request a quote for more details.

Our Suggested Itinerary

  1. Day 1

    Morning flight to Reykjavik (Keflavik Airport).

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

    Then board your private coach and make your way to your accommodation.

  2. Day 2

    Golden Circle daytrip

    Set off for Þingvellir National Park where the boundary between the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates is clearly visible.

    Follow this up with a visit to Strokkur geyser, a very active fountain geyser which shoots boiling water up to 40 metres into the air every 5 minutes!

    Then finish the day admiring Gullfoss Waterfall, which consists of two steps of 11m and 20m, each made of hard volcanic rock that resists erosion. On a sunny day the glacial meltwater tumbling down the 32m chasm truly looks golden!

  3. Day 3

    South Shore daytrip

    Start the day visiting Seljalandsfoss Waterfall, where it is possible to walk behind the cascade via a footpath at its base.

    Next, admire 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.

    In the afternoon, you will visit Sólheimajökull Glacier, where students can clearly see the dynamics that shape the movement, volume and shape of glaciers.

    Then walk along Reynisfjara, an ethereal black sand beach and admire the striking basalt formations.

    Finish your daytrip at 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.

    Optional extra: it’s possible to add a hike on Sólheimajökull Glacier if you would like to walk on the glacier!

  4. Day 4

    On your last morning in Iceland, spend some free time visiting Reykjavik, the world's northernmost capital!

    Flight back home.

School Trip Accommodation

Accommodation

We've got lots of excellent 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 Hotels and Youth Hostels in Iceland are excellent.

We've visited and audited all the accommodation we use in Iceland, and our auditing regime is verified annually by independent experts.

Testimonials about this trip:

Ana, was available at every stage of the process and in between. This was my first organised trip abroad and Diverse made the process so smooth. I am really grateful for all the support and advice given.
St Pauls School for Girls
An outstanding trip in every respect - every student and member of staff loved every minute.  Action packed and fascinating.  Accommodation was excellent.  I cannot recommend it highly enough.  Just go!!
Heathland School
Ana couldn’t have made the process any easier for me. So supportive both before and during the trip
St. Paul's School for Girls
Leanne has gone over and beyond to help organise this trip for us.  Very efficient.
Morna International School
Diverse were amazing and dealt with the issues we had at the airport (lost bags) and the embassy (lost passport!) so well, it was amazing!  A super company to use.
Stantonbury Campus

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Iceland: Between Ice and Fire

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Based on 4 days

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