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.
Prices are based at a local hostel in Reykjavik.
Depart UK on an lunchtime flight. Get settled at your accommodation and evening meal. Evening stroll along the coast.
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. Evening Northern lights experience in the winter time.
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.
Full day trip to Heimaey, the largest of the Westman Islands. Travelling first to Landeyjahöfn harbour for the ferry crossing. Day spent exploring the island, including the Eldfell volcano site, the harbour, the Surtsey Exhibition and possible swim at the Heimaey swimming pool.
Depart in the morning for your flight home with a stop at to the Blue Lagoon en route to the airport.
Alexandra, Head of Physics, Alleyn’s School London