School Trips - Equity Geography Tour to Iceland
Iceland combines a unique mix of natural beauty from glacial landscapes to magma-heated rocks, dramatic waterfalls and enormous coastal formations. A fantastic location for geography trips, this breath-taking and always changing landscape will give students a lot to discover and learn. Whether that be uncovering why so many people bath and in the geothermal seawater of the Blue Lagoon or working out how the Kerid volcanic crater, which is 3000 years old, was formed.
Why should you consider Equity for School Trips and Educational Visits?
Students studying geography have a wealth of attractions that are natural wonders when visiting Iceland. Give your students the opportunity to learn about elements such as plate tectonics, natural hazards, waterfalls and rivers, energy and tourism.
Our suggested geography itinerary includes a full day Golden Circle Tour where students will visit many of Iceland's greatest landscapes including volcanic features, glaciers, coastal creations and waterfalls. The South Shore Tour incorporates black sand beaches, Reynisdrangar rocks and Myrdalsjokull glacier.
Thingvellir National Park
Students will be amazed by the natural geographic phenomena in this stunning UNESCO World Heritage site, like the rift valley formed by the Eurasian and North Atlantic tectonic plates.
Dyrhólaey is the southernmost part of Iceland and a popular tourist spot. This promontory is of volcanic origin and the enormous arch is wide enough to allow boats to easily pass through.
This famous geothermal spa is one of the most visited attractions in Iceland and is situated in a lava field. Students will learn about why so many people bath in the geothermal seawater and apply the silica mud to their skin.
Perlan - Wonders of Iceland
Understand Iceland's awesome natural forces with incredible displays and exhibits, including a 100-metre long ice cave, a virtual aquarium and an interactive glacier exhibition.
Engage your school group with the processes of waterfall formation at this stunning location where the Hvítá river dramatically down from the Langjökull glacier and drops in two separate stages.
Seljalandsfoss and Skogarfoss
Stunningly beautiful Seljalandsfoss waterfall is part of the Seljalandsá river and groups can walk behind it and through to the other side. Nearby is the more powerful Skógafoss waterfall with its 60m drop!
Kerid volcanic crater
At 3000 years old, this is one of the newer craters in Iceland. The slopes, which are red rather than a volcanic black is due to the iron deposits being geologically fresh.
Hengill geothermal power plant
A visit to the largest geothermal power station in the world shows students how Iceland has harnessed its natural forces and powers itself completely with renewable energy.
These striking basalt sea stacks are situated under the mountain Reynisfjall, not far from Reynisfjara, a famous black sand beach on the south coast.
The fourth largest glacier in Iceland, with an area of about 590 km², rests on an active volcanic mountain, which last erupted in 1918.
Golden Circle Tour
The Golden Circle Tour is a famous loop which includes the following excursions; Hellisheidi Visit, Thingvellir National Park, Gullfoss, the Golden Waterfall, Geysir And Strokkur and the Kerid volcanic crater.
What size groups do you cater for?
We have a minimum number of 10 paying passengers but no upper limit. We can split large groups across multiple coaches and hotels as required.
Is there first aid on site?
We believe the travel insurance policy we offer is one of the best available.
Do you offer access for visitors with disabilities?
With prior knowledge to booking we can arrange a tour that takes into consideration any students with disabilities.
There are many more amazing destinations for your students to discover more Geography trips with Equity:
- Vesuvius and the Bay of Naples
- Megacities and Urban Change in China
- Volcanic islands of Lanzarote and Tenerife
- Human Geography in Barcelona
- Seismic studies in Japan
- The Grand Canyon and deserts of West Coast USA
- Water Management and River Studies in Marrakech
- Mt Etna and Sicily
Get in touch with us for more details about any of these destinations.
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