Cross-Curricular trips to Reykjavík and Iceland
Home to incredible landscapes and a host of natural wonders, Reykjavik is a truly exciting destination. Travel later in the year when the Northern Lights reappear, giving you an opportunity to see firsthand the beauty of this aurora.
As well as volcanic landscapes, dramatic coastlines and impressive waterfalls you will also experience a unique culture and friendly locals on your visit to Iceland.
A visit to the Blue Lagoon will enable your students to learn about why so many people bath in the geothermal seawater and watch your student’s jaws drop when they arrive at Seljalandsfoss, which plunges 60-meters over Iceland’s former coastline.
- 10 minute walk from the White House
- Free Wi-Fi
The Hotel Harrington offers a clean and friendly environment and is in a great location within minutes of the main sights in Washington DC.
Location: Located 15 minutes away from the Smithsonian National Museum and just 1.5 miles from the Dupont Circle.
Facilities:The hotel has a souvenir shop and laundry facilities. Air conditioning and heating are also available.
Accommodation: Each room has en-suite facilities including a hairdryer, cable TV and a refrigerator. The range of rooms sleep from 1 – 5 people with queen and king sized beds. These will be on a bed share basis but non-bed share accommodation can be provided at an extra supplement.
Meals: The hotel has restaurant facilities and meals can be arranged upon request.
HI - Washington DC
- Great value hostel
- Located near popular attractions
The HI-Washington DC is a popular hostel offering basic yet comfortable accommodation in a friendly, fun environment.
Location: China town is just 8 blocks away and you can get around the city by using the metro which is a short walk from the hostel.
Facilities: The hostel has a TV and common room and internet access is available.
Accommodation: The rooms include air conditioning and shared facilities. They are basic yet comfortable with dorm and private rooms available.
Meals: Meals are available upon request and the hostel is nearby local restaurants and shops.
Capitol Skyline Hotel
- Ideal downtown location
- Complimentary internet access
The Capitol Skyline Hotel is located in the heart of Washington DC offering a comfortable relaxing stay.
Location: Located just a few blocks away from the United States Capitol and the National Mall, easily accessed from the Navy Yard Metro.
Facilities: The hotel features a swimming pool, fitness centre and spa.
Accommodation: Each room has en-suite facilities with two double beds offering a view of either the hotels swimming pool, downtown Washington DC or the National Baseball Stadium.
Meals: The hotel has restaurant facilities and all meals can be arranged upon request.
Quick Tip: This is just a small sample of possible accommodations available. Please contact us for more information.
Thingvellir National Park and Lake Thingvallavatn
Walk through the rift valley formed where the Eurasian and North Atlantic tectonic plates are pulling apart. This was once Iceland’s legislative and juridical centre where ancient laws were made and upheld; now this beautiful location is a national park.
Dyrhólaey is a 120-metre high promontory, not far from Vík. The name, which literally means “door-hole” came from the massive arch that the sea has eroded from the headland. When the sea is calm, big boats can even sail through it! The headland is thought to have been made in an underwater volcanic eruption late in the glacial period.
In a lava field in Grindavík lies this famous geothermal spa which happens to be one of the most visited attractions in Iceland. Students will learn about why so many people bath in the geothermal seawater and rub the silica mud on their skin.
Gullfoss, the Golden Waterfall
Gulfloss makes a fantastic location to engage students with the processes of waterfalls formation. Perhaps the most stunning of Iceland’s magnificent falls, the spray and rainbows dancing on the water are simply mesmerising.
Seljalandsfoss and Skogarfoss
Stop off at Seljalandsfoss waterfall, which is unique in that you can walk behind it and through to the other side. Your group could also visit the majestic and much-photographed Skógafoss waterfall, with its 60m drop, and discuss the process through which it was formed!
Kerid volcanic crater
Let your students work out how this 3000 year old crater filled with water was formed. Kerid is a popular stop on the Golden Circle tour, it is also known as a favourite venue of Iceland’s singer Bjork.
Hengill geothermal power plant
Located in Hengill, the Hellsheidi power station is the largest Geothermal power station in the world. Discover how Iceland powers itself completely sustainably and learn all about renewable energy on a tour of the plant and visitor centre which is open every day from 9-6.
Reynisdrangar are basalt sea stacks situated under the mountain Reynisfjall, near the village of Vík. The Needles can be seen clearly from the village of Vík and are 66 meters above sea level at their highest.
The Myrdalsjokull is the fourth largest glacier with an area of about 590 km². It rests on a very volcanically active mountain, which last erupted in 1918. (This visit is strictly subject to road and weather conditions and at the discretion of your guide.)
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.
Quick Tip: If you have an excursion in mind which you don't see listed, please get in touch so we can do our best to arrange it for you!
Adjust this tour to your learning needs
The above itinerary has been put together to cover a wide range of curriculum links, however our school travel specialists will be happy to adapt it to your requirements, so get in touch today for a non-obligational quote.
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