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.
We base our groups in central 3 star hotels in Reykjavik, as well as centres in the countryside around Reykjavik.
Depart on an early morning flight to Keflavik International Airport. Afternoon arrival at your accommodation. Evening meal and time to settle in.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Depart in the morning for your overnight flight from Keflavik International Airport.
Morning arrival home.
Chris House, Teacher of Chemistry, Dubai College, UAE
Dr Maripaz Aguilera, Head of Languages, GEMS World Academy, Switzerland