School Trips - Incredible Iceland
At Inspired Travel we aim to offer well-designed and inspiring learning experiences for our groups, be they large or small in number. Over 90% of our groups return each year, satisfied with the personal service, professionalism and flexible style that we offer to group leaders from the first enquiry to their return.
As former teachers who have been group leaders ourselves, we have many years of experience in organising study tours so that you can be assured that whether it is Geography, History, Language, Science or Food Technology for example to all corners of Europe, the destinations are tried, tested and tweaked!
Our itineraries are bespoke and tailored to an individual group; nothing is "off the shelf" although some follow common themes. As such your itinerary is as individual to you as it is to us and we are happy to try to accommodate all requirements. Take a look at our tours and if there is anything not listed please ask for information and a tailor-made quote.
Why should you consider Inspired Travel for School Trips and Educational Visits?
It's a cliche we know but at Inspired Travel we believe Iceland is a very inspiring venue. The diverse and breath-taking landscapes enable a variety of studies that can include tectonics, volcanoes, geysers, glaciers, coasts, thunderous waterfalls, energy and tourism.
Whatever the emphasis of your trip we can tailor an itinerary for you and include adventures such as lava caving, walking on a glacier, a boat trip on a pro glacial lake or a visit to Heimaey - where the ground is still warm from this newly formed island - to enhance your visit.
An itinerary that includes the most popular destinations is included as a guide; it is easily adjusted to suit your group and duration is flexible. The only problem with Iceland is that there is so much to see - but then all the more reason to return!
*Discover Iceland - 4 day school tour.*
Day 1 - Arrival in Iceland with a visit to the Blue Lagoon before transferring to the accommodation.
Day 2 - Golden Circle Tour
Pingvellir where the North American and European tectonic plates diverge. Geysir geothermal area and then to Gullfoss, the Golden Waterfall. A full day guided tour.
Day 3 - Iceland's South Shore.
Guided tour to the east of Reykjavik along the beautiful south shore to include the waterfalls of Skogarfoss, Seljarlandsfoss, the visitor centre of the Eyjafjallajokull volcano, Solheimajokull glacier and the black sands and rocks of Reynisfjara beach. A glacier walk could be added to this day.
Day 4 - A city tour of Reykjavik.
There may be some free time before returning to the UK. It may also be possible to add a visit to a geothermal power station according to flight times.
* An extra day option*
Glacial Lagoon - Reykjavik.
A guided visit the oasis at Skaftafell National Park, close to the Vatnajokull, Europe's biggest glacier where the emphasis of the day is to understand how glaciers shape the landscape. You could add a boat trip on a proglacial lake as part of this tour.
*An extra day option*
Lava caving - enjoy a guided trip lava caving and get up close and personal with the geology and processes of an Icelandic Lava tube. Return to Reykjavik for some free time to explore the city.
* An extra day option*
Heimaey - a guided tour with a boat trip to the Westman Island of Heimay and enjoy a visit to Edfell volcano.
What size groups do you cater for?
From 10 to 100 persons
Do you offer access for visitors with disabilities?
Yes, if we have notice of any requirements at the outset of planning the trip.
Do you cater for visitors with Special Educational Needs (SEN)?
yes, with advance notice at the time of enquiry.
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. Here are a few suggestions, or head to our tailor-made trip form and let us know how we can help you!