Geography Curriculum Links
To help highlight where your trip fits into the geography curriculum, and to assist you in choosing the destination which best matches your desired learning outcomes, we’ve created this easy-to-use checklist.
Explore a river gorge from within by trekking or tubing down the Alcantara River in Sicily, or witness the most spectacular upper course features in Norway such as the 182m cascade of Voringsfossen or the four waterfalls of the Husedalen trail.
In Iceland, traverse the pro-glacial environment of Europe’s second largest glacier, Langjokull by 8-wheel-drive vehicle, before exploring the man-made tunnels inside the ice on the ‘Into the Glacier’ tour. In Norway, take a fjord cruise or canoe excursion amid impressive postglacial landscapes.
In Iceland, visit a tectonic rift valley and the locations hit by eruptions of Eyjafjallajokull and Heimaey’s Eldfell, or in Sicily ascend Etna, Europe’s tallest active volcano, plus visit the eponymous island of Vulcano. The volcanic archipelago of the Azores features one of Europe’s finest visitor centres amid the lunar landscapes of Capelinhos volcano.
Take a hike on Iceland’s Solheimajokull, where the impacts of climate change are clearly apparent in the glacial valley.
Equipped with only a compass and a map, can your group beat your piers in this exciting Orienteering challenge in a Norwegian forest and countryside?
In the Bay of Naples, take time for tours and tasting of local produce at mozzarella farms, citrus groves and vineyards, or feed the salmon in a spectacular setting at a floating farm in Norway’s Hardangerfjord, where your guide will explain how food production is balanced with environmental stewardship.
Evaluate characteristics and impacts of geothermal and hydro power stations, such as the stunning but controversial Karahnjukar in east Iceland or Cachi in Costa Rica. Take a forest trek in the Azores to follow the development of HEP and geothermal power within the space of a couple of miles.
Ivestigate and understand the issue of water security using the island of Mallorca as a case study. The study includes different site visits. Each site focuses on a different aspect of water security in order to obtain an overview of the subject.
Students will learn about water conserving strategies which are specific to Mallorca including traditional techniques.
On a trip to the Bay of Naples, encounter the spectacular caves, cliffs and arches of Capri and the Amalfi Coast by road or by boat.
In Montenegro, you can review how mass tourism in the seaside towns compares to the eco-tourism of the northern parts of the country. Students’ visit a selection of national parks, and can evaluate how tourism is managed in each of them, as well as investigating how Montenegro’s lakes and mountains lend themselves to adventure seeking tourists.
Whether Mallorca or Iceland, our fantastic fieldwork opportunities will not only give you a chance to do some in depth fieldwork on your chosen topic, but will also put your graphical skills to the test.