Iceland 2020 – £855pp*
Why should you visit the Iceland in early spring?
Experiencing Iceland in February or March means you will be met with the Iceland you see on a postcard; cold, snowy and spectacularly beautiful. However, the cold weather creates more than just a scenic backdrop, it also enhances the learning experience.
The cold weather helps demonstrate the full effect of the geothermal activity. The steam rising from the naturally heated pools will stand out against the snowy backdrop, intermittently thawed by intense geothermal activity.
You will also be visiting the fantastically forward thinking, Hveragerði, a town sited on naturally occurring hot springs. Here, students will see the glow from the greenhouses, which are growing beautiful flowers and foods in the height of winter, through the power of geothermal activity. In addition to the itinerary, students will also have the opportunity to visit one of the many amazing geothermal pools the region has to offer, so no matter your budget, students can experience the warm naturally-heated pools with a cold chill on their face and snow in their hair.
Plus, if you are hoping to catch a glimpse of the Northern lights, there is no better time to visit then in February and March.
5 days in Iceland
- Visit the Bridge Between Continents which provides clear evidence of the presence of a diverging plate margin.
- Explore the bubbling mud pools at Gunnuhver.
On the second day, you and your students will explore the famous Golden Circle;
- Watch in awe as the Geysir hot springs erupt every few minutes.
- View the breathtakingly beautiful Gullfoss waterfall.
- Get a taste of Iceland by trying the delicious Ice cream at Efsti Dalur, with its mountainous backdrop.
- Uncover the geographically fascinating Thingvellir National Park.
- Experience one of Iceland’s most famous waterfalls by walking behind the stunning Seljalandsfoss.
- Uncover the Solheimajokull glacier where students can see their Geography text books come alive.
- Discover a fascinating example of coastal erosion formations by visiting Dyrhólaey.
- Visit the Icelandic Lava show. This unique experience is exclusive to our customers.
- Explore the world famous black sand beach at Reynisfjara and spectate the stunning Skógafoss waterfall.
- Begin your day by visiting the interactive Lava Centre in Hvolsvöllur.
- Walk around Hveragerði, a small town that has utilised the hot springs it sits upon in order to become geothermally run and incredibly self-sufficient, providing a case study for a changing place.
- Guided Reykjavík city tour.
- Spend free time in the capital of Iceland, Reykjavík, enjoying the unique local culture.
- Take a dip in one of the local swimming pools, which are geothermally heated (you can pay this locally for under £5pp).
Price and Inclusions
|5 days/ 3 nights in country hotel and 1 night in city hostel for full Icelandic experience|
|Return flights with Icelandair|
|All transportation during your trip|
|Experienced local guide or teacher tour leader|
|Dedicated travel specialist for your booking and 24/7 emergency support during your trip|
|Visit Seljalandsfoss, The Icelandic Lava Show, Hveragerði, Solheimajokull, The lava centre and much more!|
|*This price may vary based on your chosen dates, group size and activities. Your travel specialist will be on hand to help plan the trip that meets your needs.|
Why choose us for your Iceland trip?
As the world’s leading tour operator to Iceland, our 30+ years of experience has meant that we have built a very close relationship with the Icelandic tourism community, enabling us to offer you a wealth of activities and competitively priced experiences.
We can exclusively offer you the exceptional Icelandic Lava show, which we have included as part of this featured itinerary. You and your students will be able to witness the sight and sound of real flowing lava in this unique experience.
When you travel with us you will receive:
- Expert advice from our travel specialists
- Tailor-made quote with a plethora of affordable optional activities to include.
- Total financial security thanks through our travel industry bonds and licences.
- Price promise guarantee on like-for-like quotes.
- 24/7 support from our team while you are on your trip.
- You’ll also join our Golden Circle Loyalty Scheme where you will start to earn vouchers to put towards your next trip.
- Our Partnership with the Geographical Association gives you and your students access to award winning resources to support your trip.
Connect your Iceland trip with the classroom
Hveragerði; A Case Study of a Changing Place
- Students can fully connect what they learn in the classroom by visiting the town studied in this educational video, which gives an introduction into the development of Hveragerði and the factors that have shaped the nature of this changing place.
Solheimajokull: A Geography Case Study
- On the trip, Students will see with their own eyes the effects that global warming has on one of Iceland’s best-known glaciers. The Video will consider the recent changes that have taken place at Solheimajokull.
Eyjafjallajokull: A Geography Case Study
- The aim of this 15 minute video is to reflect on the eruption of Eyjafjallajokull in 2010 and predict possible future volcanic eruptions in Iceland.
More featured 2020 itineraries
- Would you prefer a trip with milder weather? Take a look at our Bay of Naples of Azores itineraries.