School Trips to Reykjavík
Home to incredible landscapes and a host of natural wonders, Reykjavík, the capital of Iceland is a truly magical destination for a school trip.
A destination on almost everybody’s bucket list, Iceland is a country like no other in the world. From jaw dropping waterfalls to glacier blue ice caves and opportunities to see the mesmerising Northern Lights, perhaps you can see why Iceland is such a popular option for our Geography and Science groups.
On a school trip to Reykjavík, as well as exploring the local volcanic landscapes, dramatic coastlines and impressive waterfalls you will also experience a unique culture and friendly locals on your visit to Iceland.
Whilst staying in Reykjavík, make sure to take the time to bathe in the therapeutic geothermal waters of the world famous Blue Lagoon and feel the spray off the Seljalandsfoss Waterfall, which plunges 60-meters over Iceland’s former coastline. It’s pretty hard to beat a school trip to Reykjavík.
- Breathtaking scenery
- Unique culture
- Chance to see the Northern Lights
Why choose Reykjavík?
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Cross Curricular Itinerary
The BASIC price is an example of a cost for travel and accommodation only, based on a particular group size travelling on a particular date and excluding any excursions. Call us for a price including excursions and for a bespoke itinerary to fit your requirements.
This suggested itinerary is suitable for cultural or cross curricular trips, we also have itineraries for subject specific trips SEE SUBJECT SPECIFIC TRIPS
Below is a sample of excursions Equity can organise for your school trip to Reykjavík - for subject specific excursions have a look at the
recommended educational trips for Reykjavík
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.
Perlan - Wonders of Iceland
This fantastic new exhibition allows schools to understand Iceland's forces of nature with high-tech, ground-breaking displays. The amazing exhibits include a 100-metre long ice cave, a virtual aquarium, Látrabjarg Cliff (a 10-metre high recreation), an interactive glacier exhibition and a 360° Viewing Deck with views over Reykjavík.
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!
- Only 15 mins from Reykjavik
- Low cost, great for groups on a budget
Hotel Viking in Hafnarfjörður is a fantastic place to learn about Viking culture as hotel staff dress in traditional clothing and the hotel draws from Viking inspiration for the room and restaurant decor.
Location: As well as being near the Viking Village, one of the most visited tourist attractions in Iceland, the hotel is also only a short 15-minute bus ride to south Reykjavik.
Facilities: The hotel offers WI-FI, a communal space available known as the ‘Viking Cave’, a small gift shop and Viking themed decor.
Accommodation: En-suite rooming, can take large groups, TV’s in each room. There are 2 types of accommodation available: hotel rooms and Viking style cabins.
Meals: On-site restaurant.
- 20 minute walk to Reykjavik’s main shopping area and 10 minutes to the geothermal pool
- Modern accommodation
Located along the pristine waterfront promenade, Hotel Cabin is a great choice for groups looking for a modern hotel that is a close distance to the town centre.
Location: 20 minute walk to the centre of Reykjavik, 10 minute walk to the Laugardalslaug geothermal swimming pool and the harbour.
Facilities: his modern hotel offers a meeting room with 100 seats, a 24-hour front desk, a shared lounge/ TV area, as well as an on-site restaurant, salad bar, small lounge bar and shop.
Accommodation: All rooms are en-suite with twin and triple bed options.
Meals: Buffet restaurant on-site, packed lunches available for groups.
- Free high speed internet
- Countryside location
The Hotel Örk offers a high standard of accommodation and well-equipped facilities in a stunning countryside location.
Location: Located in Hveragerdi, a 30min drive to the centre of Reykjavik.
Facilities: Restaurant, Wi-Fi, bar, 9-hole golf course, outdoor swimming pool with a waterslide, hot tubs, geo-thermal sauna and ping-pong and pool table.
Accommodation: Well-furnished twin rooms with refrigerator, telephone, television and en-suite bathroom.
Meals: Breakfast and dinner at hotel. If full board is chosen a packed lunch will be provided by a local bakery.
Quick Tip: This is just a small sample of possible accommodations available. Please contact us for more information.
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Recommended Educational Trips to reykjavík
Equity can recommend reykjavík for the following subjects- click on the boxes for more information about subject specific itineraries and excursions.