Geography Trip to Reykjavik

Iceland is one of the most enthralling and fascinating geographical destinations for a Geography field trip. Take a bath in the famous, magical Blue Lagoon, a unique geothermal spa surrounded by a lava field and black sandy beaches. Discover the geographical wonders of Iceland’s geysers, glaciers, waterfalls, volcanos and implosion craters. Or straddle America and Europe on the site where their tectonic plates meet in the Þingvellir National park.

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  • Geography trip to iceland
  • Geography trip to iceland
  • Geography trip to iceland
  • Geography trip to iceland
  • Geography trip to iceland
  • Geography trip to iceland
  • Geography trip to iceland
  • Geography trip to iceland
  • Geography trip to iceland
  • Geography trip to iceland
  • Geography trip to iceland
  • Geography trip to iceland

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  • The Blue Lagoon – a unique mineral-rich lake formed from geothermal seawater, comprising blue-green algae and white silica mud.
  • Gullfoss – Situated on the glacial river Hvita, this is a spectacular 70-metre deep 2.5km- long white glacial cascade of water.
  • Stóra Dímon – a small volcano 78metres above the sandur outwash plain.
  • The waterfalls at Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss.
  • The ƥingvellir National Park – for study of rifts between European and North American plates.
  • Reynishverfi – from where you can see the 66-metre high Reynisdrangar needles.
  • Geysir Exhibition Centre – watch the Strokkur Geyser erupt, shooting 15 metres of water skywards every 6-8 minutes and feel the floor vibrate in a simulation of a 5.1 Richter scale earthquake or visit the swimming at pools in Hvolsvöllur, Hella, Selfoss and on Heimaey.
  • Glacier Hike.
  • Hallgrímskirkja Church: Iconic Reykjavik landmark and backdrop to a statue of Leif Erikson, Icelandic hero and first known European to discover continental North America.
  • Reykjanes Peninsula: A UNESCO Global Geopark. The only place in the world where the Mid-Atlantic Ridge is visible above sea level.

Where to stay

We base our groups in central 3 star hotels in Reykjavik, as well as centres in the countryside around Reykjavik.

Sample Itinerary

Day One

Depart on an early morning flight to Keflavik International Airport. Afternoon arrival at your accommodation. Evening meal and time to settle in.

Day Two

Spend the morning exploring the city of Reykjavik. After lunch, take a guided tour of the city which will include the old town centre, Parliament, the Cathedral, the harbour, the National Museum and the Arbaer Open Air Museum. Afternoon visit to the Laugardalur Park and geothermal swimming pool. Evening Northern lights experience in the winter time.

Day Three

Full day Golden Circle Classic Tour. Morning trip to the ƥingvellir National Park where you can study the tectonic plates in the northern point of the þingvallavatn Lake. Afternoon visit to the Geysir Exhibition Centre to learn more about the Geography of Iceland. Or afternoon visit to Gullfoss, Iceland’s most famous waterfall.

Day Four

Full day on the South Shore. Morning driving to the Hellisheiöi power plant located in a high temperature geothermal area, then drive towards Selfoss town and the village of Hvolsvöllur for a swim. Afternoon visit to Sólheimajökull, an enormous black glacier from the Myrdalsjökull icecap and Vik, Iceland’s most southerly village.

Day Five

Visit to Reykjanes Peninsula. Drive past the Presidential residence of Bessastaðir and to the town of Hafnarfjörður, situated picturesquely on an ancient lava flow. Visit Lake Kleifarvatn and small hot springs, mudpots, boiling pools and see other types of geothermal activity. Finish the day with a visit to the Blue Lagoon.

Day Six

Depart in the morning for your overnight flight from Keflavik International Airport.

Day Seven

Morning arrival home.

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