Geography school trips to Iceland


Iceland is a fascinating school trip destination and a magnet for groups studying Geography. A scarcely populated country of extreme geological contrasts, the "land of ice and fire" is landscape of waterfalls, geysers, volcanoes, glaciers, black sand beaches and steaming lava fields. We can provide you with an exciting range of inspiring visits and day excursions on your educational trip, allowing your students to learn from and experience first-hand the majesty of its stunning physical characteristics.

  • Awe-inspiring Iceland scenery

  • Tour of the famous Golden Circle

  • South Shore adventure

  • Tour of the Reykjanes Peninsular

  • Blue Lagoon and Secret Lagoon

  • See the Northern Lights

Top Visits

Thingvellir National Park

Part of the Golden Circle, Thingvellir National Park is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and an unique place of geological significance. Iceland is divided by the Mid-Atlantic Rift and here you stand between the Eurasian and American tectonic plates.

Gullfoss waterfall

Gullfoss (the Golden Falls) is one of Iceland’s most iconic waterfalls, and also on the Golden Circle tour. It cascades down to a deep gorge and is often crowned with a glorious rainbow.


Geysir geothermal area is famous for its hot springs and geysers, and something of a showstopper. The enormous Geysir hot spring is rarely active, but there are several others, including Strokkur which erupts huge jets of hot water every few minutes.

Kerið Crater

This is a three thousand year old volcanic crater with vivid red rock and amazing azure blue water within it.


The south shore of Iceland is lined with remarkable sights including the stunning waterfalls of Skogafoss and Seljalandsfoss.

The Blue Lagoon

The Blue Lagoon is a geothermal spa found on the Reykjanes Peninsula, and is possibly Iceland's most famous attraction. Many will consider this to be an unmissable visit during your trip to Iceland.

Lava Centre

The Lava Centre in Hvolsvöllur is an interactive, high-tech educational exhibition depicting volcanic activity, earthquakes and the creation of Iceland over millions of years.



The impressive Sólheimajökull glacier is 8km long and 2km, and one of the more accessible glaciers along Iceland South Shore.



The world's most northerly capital city, Reykjavik is a fascinating, cosmopolitan city with colourful building and a lively spirit. There are numerous museums, galleries and parks to explore.


Whale watching

Take a whale watching tour with the chance to see the incredible wealth of marine life just off Reykjavík’s coast.


Northern Lights tour

The northern lights (aurora borealis) are an amazing phenomenon caused by the collision of particles from the Sun with the Earth's upper atmosphere near the North Pole. In Iceland they are typically visible from late August to April.

Sample Itinerary

Day 1

Flight to Iceland.

Meet your guide and depart for tour of Reykjanes Peninsula. Visit the Bridge between Continents. Free time to cross the 15m footbridge connecting the tectonic plates of Europe and North America. Visit Gunnuhver hot spring, and Brimketill lava rock pool.

Visit the Blue Lagoon geothermal spa.

Transfer to your accommodation. Check in and evening dinner.

Day 2

Breakfast and depart for Golden Circle tour. Chance to visit Thingvellir National Park; Faxi waterfall; Gullfoss waterfall and Geysir geothermal area.

Afternoon visit to Fridheimar Greenhouse and Kerid Crater before returning to accommodation for dinner.

Day 3

Breakfast and depart for a South Shore adventure. Visit the Lava Center at Hvolsvollur. Visit the beautiful Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss waterfalls before stopping for lunch.

Afternoo visit to Solheimajokull glacier, and Hekla - one of Iceland's most explosive volcanoes.

Return to accommodation for dinner.

Day 4

Breakfast and depart for transfer to harbour for morning whale watching tour.

Afternoon guided tour of Reykjavik.

Return to accommodation for evening dinner.

Day 5

Check out of your accommodation.

Possible final visit or last minute shopping before return transfer to the airport.

Flight back to the UK and onward journey home.

Where to Stay

Hlid Fishermans Village

Located on the Aftanes Peninsula approximately 14km outside Reykjavik this traditional fisherman’s village offers groups comfortable and private accommodation on a half or full board basis. Rooms are all en-suite cottage style and keys will be collected on route at the reception which is at the sister accommodation the Vik.

Cabin Hotel Reykjavik

Offers comfortable simple accommodation on a half or full board basis for groups in Reykjavik, the Cabin Hotel is a very popular and heavily requested hotel so early booking is advised. Students are accommodated in multi bedded rooms and leaders in single and twin rooms subject to space, all rooms en-suite.

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