Geography Trips to Iceland

Who's it for?

  • Secondary School, Sixth Form

Curriculum Included

Key Highlights

  • Swim at the ‘Secret Lagoon'
  • Explore the spectacular sites of the ‘Golden Circle’
  • Witness incredible geographical features on the ‘South Shore Adventure’
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About this trip

There is perhaps no better place on earth to experience such a wealth of jaw dropping geographical features than Iceland. A true wonderland, this other-worldly landscape is home to glaciers, geysers, contrasting waterfalls, tectonic plates, volcanoes and volcanic beaches, and not forgetting the stunning geothermal lagoons.

During a geography trip to Iceland, GCSE and A-Level students will be able to experience and learn about this fascinating country first-hand. Booking with WST means you'll have access to our Geography specialists, who have a wealth of experience to help create your ideal tour – filled with spectacular learning opportunities.

Sample Itinerary

Use our sample itinerary to help picture what your trip could look like. Our itineraries are flexible, visits and timings will be planned based on your needs.

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Sample itinerary for a 4 day trip

Day 1
Morning

Flight to Keflavik airport, Reykjavik

Afternoon

Meet your guide and coach then transfer to Reykjavik for a guided exploration, to include Perlan Observation Deck, before check-in at your accommodation

Evening

Evening meal and free time for local orientation

Day 2
Morning

A full day guided coach excursion begins with an opportunity to swim at the ‘Secret Lagoon' followed by exploring the spectacular sites of the ‘Golden Circle’ including Thingvellir National Park, Geysir Geothermal Area, Gullfoss waterfall and Kerid Crater

Evening

Evening meal at your hotel then take a chance to explore the local area

Day 3
Morning

A full day guided coach excursion to witness many incredible geographical features on the ‘South Shore Adventure’ including Seljalandsfoss Waterfall, Skógafoss Waterfall, Sólheimajökull Glacier, Reynisfjara Black Sand Beach and Vík Village with additional stop at the Lava Center

Evening

Evening meal at your hotel, with swim at a local geothermal pool

Day 4
Morning

Transfer to the airport your return flight home

Sample itinerary for a 5 day trip

Day 1
Morning

Flight to Keflavik airport, Reykjavik

Afternoon

Meet your guide and coach then transfer to Reykjavik for a guided exploration, to include Perlan Observation Deck, before check-in at your accommodation

Evening

Evening meal and free time for local orientation

Day 2
Morning

A full day guided coach excursion begins with an opportunity to swim at the ‘Secret Lagoon' followed by exploring the spectacular sites of the ‘Golden Circle’ including Thingvellir National Park, Geysir Geothermal Area, Gullfoss waterfall and Kerid Crater

Evening

Evening meal at your hotel then take a chance to explore the local area

Day 3
Morning

A full day guided coach excursion exploring the ‘Wonders of Reykjanes Peninisular’ including Krýsuvík Geothermal Area, Strandakirkja Church, Gunnuhver Hot Springs, The Bridge Between the Continents, The lighthouse with added stop at Hvergerdi Geothermal Park and an earthquake Simulator

Evening

Evening meal at your hotel, followed by free time

Day 4
Morning

A full day guided coach excursion to witness many incredible geographical features on the ‘South Shore Adventure’ including Seljalandsfoss Waterfall, Skógafoss Waterfall, Sólheimajökull Glacier, Reynisfjara Black Sand Beach and Vík Village with additional stop at the Lava Center

Evening

Evening meal at your hotel, with swim at a local geothermal pool

Day 5
Morning

Transfer to the airport your return flight home

Trip Details

Educational Visits In Iceland

Other Study Visits

  • Thorsmork Valley & The 'Ash Cloud Volcano' (June to September only)
    Board your 4 x 4 coach and head for Thorsmork, a beautiful nature reserve situated between three glaciers including Eyjafjallajökull whose same-named volcano beneath erupted in 2010 and produced the Ash cloud that brought Europe to a stand-still. To get there you drive on rough mountain tracks and cross unbridged glacial rivers, unpassable by ordinary vehicles.
  • Skaftafell National Park & Jökulsárlón
    Surrounded by glaciers on three sides, Skaftafell is a place where you are able to see the highest mountain in Iceland, Hvannadalshnjúkur at 6066 m, visit Skaftafell National Park and take a guided walk up to the picturesque ‘Black’ waterfall, Svartifoss, surrounded by basalt columns. The walk affords fantastic views out across the region.
  • Reykjavik Sightseeing tour
    Reykjavík is the world's most northerly capital, with more than one third of Iceland's population. This guided tour is a detailed and comprehensive introduction to Reykjavik's past and present.
  • Volcano House: Cinema and Geology Exhibition
    The Volcano House cinema presents two unique documentaries featuring Emmy-nominated footage covering two of the most powerful eruptions to rock Iceland over the last 40 years - 1973 eruption on the Westman Islands, and the 2010 eruption of Eyjafjallajökull in South Iceland.
  • Northern Iceland
    If you have visited Iceland before and what to look at something new why not ask about our 5-day tour to Northern Iceland. This programme includes some fabulous sites well off the beaten track.
  • Local Guides and specialist Geography & Geology Guides
    All our tours include a local Icelandic guide who has been hand chosen to work with WST due to the extent knowledge of the country. They have good geographical knowledge of the sites as well as detailed Icelandic culture and historical knowledge.

Free Study Resources

We have developed a range of educational resources that can be used in class ahead of your tour and then completed either when you are on tour or when you’re back in school. You can choose activities that: will most benefit your students; correspond with the places you visit on your tour; will support your teaching and learning objectives.

These resources have also been designed to help you during the initial planning for your trip, providing a clear and effective means to demonstrate to your SLT, the educational benefits and learning outcomes of a Geography tour to Iceland.

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Other Cultural Visits

  • Bowling
    Reykjavik has an 18-lane bowling-hall with arcade games and pool tables to entertain your group. It’s a little further than a walk so it's likely you’ll need a coach transfer.
  • Ice-skating
    For groups based in Reykjavik, there is an ice-skating rink within walking distance of the Hotel Cabin, and Reykjavik City Hostel. A coach transfer can be provided for groups staying in other Reykjavik accommodation.
  • Laugaskarði Swimming Pool, Hveragerdi
    50 meters long and 12 meters wide. The pool is a so-called flow through pool and is heated with thermal steam which ensures natural acid levels and purity of the water. The pool has a hot and shallow sitting pool along with a hottub with electronic massage as well as a natural sauna. The pool has a beautiful environment and good shelter. Lifeguards are on duty at all times.
  • Laugardalslaug Geothermal Baths: Reykjavik
    The pool is located in Laugardalur Valley, close to the Hotel Cabin and Reykjavik City Youth Hostel. Its facilities include a 50m outdoor pool, outdoor children’s pool and paddling pool, two waterslides, numerous “hot pots“ and a steam bath.
  • Aurora Reykjavik, Northern Lights Centre
    Now you can catch the Northern Lights no matter what the season. Aurora Reykjavík’s Northern Lights Centre, home of the Icelandic Northern Lights, features a continuously running HD panoramic film of these amazing auroral displays in Iceland. Here you can read up on the auroras through stories and legends from around the world, learn something about the science behind this amazing phenomenon and gaze at spectacular Northern Lights photography from top Icelandic photographers.

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