Iceland: Between Ice and Fire

from £738pp

Based on 5 days

Suitable for Secondary Schools, Primary Schools, International Schools

Overview

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.

Sample Itinerary

4 days from £649
5 days from £738

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. Day 4

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

  5. Day 5

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

    Evening
    Return home.

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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.


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.  Alternatively, get in touch on 0121 271 0121 or [email protected] to plan your ideal Iceland visit.

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Iceland: Between Ice and Fire

from £738pp

Based on 5 days

Testimonials about this trip:

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
Leanne has gone over and beyond to help organise this trip for us.  Very efficient.
Morna International School
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
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