School Trips To Iceland
Itineraries developed by Equity's Curriculum Specialists
Home to more than 20 active volcanoes and a host of waterfalls, geothermal vents and hot springs – Iceland is a Geographer’s paradise. Just a 3-hour flight away from the UK, Iceland is located in the Arctic Region of Northern Europe, making it a unique and easily accessible destination for a school trip.
Iceland is ideal for both Science and Geography school trips. We can provide a variety of curriculum based itineraries including AQA, Edexcel and Eduqas which cover topics such as conservation of energy and chemistry of the atmosphere. Students can visit points of interest which could be used as case studies in their work, including Thingvellier National Park, Hellisheidi Geothermal Power Plant Station and Gulfoss, also known as the Golden Waterfall.
Reykjavik, Iceland’s capital is our most popular Icelandic destination. Located on the south west coast of the island, the city is mainly influenced by its Viking past. Take your students to see The Sun Voyage – a mesmerising steel sculpture resembling a Viking long-ship on Reykjavik’s coast or learn about Norse mythology and Iceland’s first inhabitants at the Saga Museum.
The Northern Lights are one of the biggest draws to visiting the island. Even though it is very difficult to predict when this natural phenomenon will occur, the best season to see the Northern Lights is from September to mid-April.
Described as 'one of the 25 wonders of the world' by National Geographic, Iceland's Blue Lagoon is another popular attraction for school groups. Open all year round, this geothermal spa gives students the opportunity to learn about the history and health benefits of the lagoon while they relax in warm seawater, rich with natural minerals.
If you plan on taking a school trip to Iceland in the months between May and September, you may be lucky enough to spot Humpback Whales off the coast. The endless summer daylight combined with the perfect sea temperature, make Iceland’s waters ideal for a wide variety of whales and dolphins.