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3 nights accom. & travel  for 40 students and 4 staff

Science school trips to Reykjavik

Science school trips to Reykjavik

The wonders of Iceland’s rugged, volcanic landscape offers science students the opportunity to delve into chemistry, biology and physics behind the phenomenal country. Located on the Mid-Atlantic Ridge, Iceland is one of the planet's most accessible tectonically active areas, utilising geothermal energy more than any other country in the world. Our suggested itinerary below offers groups the opportunities to learn about renewable energy first-hand at Hellisheidi geothermal power plant, witness the frequently erupting geyser Strokkur, feel the energy from the thundering Gullfoss waterfall and witness the striking Kerid volcanic Crater Lake. Groups travelling between September and March may also be lucky enough to witness the breath-taking Northern Lights, potentially providing a unique opportunity to investigate the science behind what your group is witnessing.

Suggested Itinerary


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      Themes: Volcanic activity and geothermal energy

      • Flight UK–Iceland
      • Visit Blue Lagoon en-route to hotel
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      Themes: Geothermal energy and plate tectonics

      • Full day tour Golden Circle Tour includes Thingvellir National Park, Gullfoss Waterfall, Kerid Volcano Crater and more
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      Themes: Volcanic landscapes

      • South Shore tour includes Skogafoss, Seljalandsfoss, Dyrholaey and Reynisdrangar Rocks
      • Evening swim
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      • Early morning flight Iceland-UK



Price from: £799

Price details

Priced based on:

  • Low season - beg June – based on 35 students and 3 teachers / Flights from LON (excl) / Experience Iceland standard package – 3 nights / also includes Blue Lagoon and entrance to volcano museum

Price includes:

  • Return international flights
  • Return airport transfers by coach in Iceland
  • 3 nights' accommodation in a central hotel.
  • Breakfast daily
  • Dinner daily
  • Standard Insurance
  • Entrance to the Blue Lagoon
  • Entrance to the Eyjafjallajokull volcano museum

KEY TOPIC: Particle physics

Organisms and their environment

        • Thingvellir National Park, Blue Lagoon

KEY TOPIC: Structure of the Earth

Structure of the Earth and Plate Tectonics

        • Hekla and Eyjafjallajokull volcanoes, Stora Dimon Mountain, Blue Lagoon, Thingvellir National Park, Strokkur Geyser, Dyrholaey Peninsula, Reynisdranger rocks, Myrdalsjokull Glacier, Kerid Volcanic crater

KEY TOPIC: Renewable Energy

Renewable Energy

        • Hellisheidi Geothermal Power Station, Skalholt greenhouses

Curriculum Links

Based on GCSE science taught from September 2016 onwards.



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Hotel Viking

  • 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.

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Hotel Cabin

  • 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.

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Hotel Örk

  • 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.

Subject Specific Excursions

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.

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.

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.

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 rocks

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.

Myrdalsjokull glacier

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.)

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!

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