School Trips - Iconic Iceland
Iceland is one of the most fascinating countries in the world. With its inspirational natural beauty and diverse geological wonders, it is a photographer’s dream and an ideal destination for all aspiring geographers.
Visit varied volcanic landscapes such as Hekla (the country’s most active volcano) and Eyjafjallajokull, which infamously erupted in 2010. See many spectacular waterfalls, walk between Europe and North American tectonic plates at the World Heritage Site of Pingvellir or relax in some of the beautiful geothermal pools located around the country.
The capital city of Reykjavik is a great base to start, and with frequent flights at around 2½ to 3 hours in duration – it’s closer than you think!
Here at Rondo Travel we listen closely to your requirements and build a tour that suits your needs and not the needs of the tour operator. All tours are financially protected through the ABTA & ATOL schemes. Rondo Travel are proud to be one of the founding members of the school travel forum and one of the first school tour operators to be awarded the learning outside the classroom quality badge.
Why should you consider Rondo Travel for School Trips and Educational Visits?
Iceland is fast becoming the destination for school trips with a geography or geology focus. Rondo Travel construct interesting, exciting, thought provoking educational tours that leave a lasting impression. Where else in the world can you stand between two tectonic plates. At Rondo Travel wherever possible we try to ensure you only deal with one person from start to finish including been on call during your tour.
This is a sample itinerary only as all itineraries are tailored to each groups requirement.
Early morning flight and arrival in Keflavik. Private transfer via the Blue Lagoon for the swim of a lifetime. Short introductory tour of Reykjavik and an evening excursion to see the Northern Lights.
Golden Circle day which includes visits to Hellisheioi Geothermal Plant, Gullfoss (Golden Waterfall), Strokkur (Geysir that spouts up to 30m) and Pingvellir.
South Shore excursion where you will have frequent views of Hekla and Eyjafjallajokull, stop at the spectacular waterfalls Seljalandsfoss and Skogarfoss and have a guided hike on the glacier Solheimajokull.
Drive to Bakkafjara Pier to catch the ferry to the Westman Islands. Have a sightseeing tour of Heimaey Island, where Eldfell erupted in 1973. See the result of that eruption before returning back in the evening.
Depart back to the UK
What size groups do you cater for?
Group usually start at a minimum of 10 with no maximum group size. For secondary schools we work on a 1:10 free place for a teacher.
Do you offer access for visitors with disabilities?
Rondo Travel will always try to assist to ensure inclusivity on any of our group trips. This is best achieved by discussing any special requirements from the initial inquiry. Sadly not all destinations are currently accessible but we will always advise on suitable alternatives or work arounds.
Do you cater for visitors with Special Educational Needs (SEN)?
Rondo Travel is proud of its history in providing successful and rewarding tours to many groups with SEN needs. The needs of the individual are always taken into consideration.
Unlike many tour companies who make administration charges for minor changes Rondo Travel will try to avoid this at all times.
Need more inspiration?
We work with all the top School Travel Tour Operators, offering a huge range of inspirational trips, tours and expeditions, whether you are looking for a short hop over the channel to France, or a multi-week trek on the other side of the globe. Below are a few suggestions similar to Rondo Travel , or head to our tailor-made trip form and let us know how we can help you!