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Iceland

Iceland is one of the most fascinating countries in the world. With its inspirational natural beauty and diverse geological wonders, it is a photographer’s dream and an ideal destination for all aspiring geographers.

Visit varied volcanic landscapes such as Hekla (the country’s most active volcano) and Eyjafjallajokull, which infamously erupted in 2010. See many spectacular waterfalls, walk between Europe and North American tectonic plates at the World Heritage Site of Pingvellir or relax in some of the beautiful geothermal pools located around the country.

The capital city of Reykjavik is a great base to start, and with frequent flights at around 2½ to 3 hours in duration – it’s closer than you think!

The Blue Lagoon is a unique wonder of nature with pleasantly warm and mineral rich geothermal water in the middle of a black field – a must experience and an ideal start or end to your visit.

Itinerary

A typical 5 day itinerary:

Day 1

Early morning flight and arrival in Keflavik. Private transfer via the Blue Lagoon for the swim of a lifetime. Short introductory tour of Reykjavik and an evening excursion to see the Northern Lights.

Day 2

Golden Circle day which includes visits to Hellisheioi Geothermal Plant, Gullfoss (Golden Waterfall), Strokkur (Geysir that spouts up to 30m) and Pingvellir.

Day 3

South Shore excursion where you will have frequent views of Hekla and Eyjafjallajokull, stop at the spectacular waterfalls Seljalandsfoss and Skogarfoss and have a guided hike on the glacier Solheimajokull.

Day 4

Drive to Bakkafjara Pier to catch the ferry to the Westman Islands. Have a sightseeing tour of Heimaey Island, where Eldfell erupted in 1973. See the result of that eruption before returning back in the evening.

Day 5

Depart back to the UK

Visits and Excursions

Each group will have its own special interests and curricular needs. That’s why every visit can be completely tailored around you. You’ll find some suggestions below, but you can always call us to discuss more options.

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A - Art & Architecture | C - Culture | G - Geography | H - History | L - Leisure | P - Performing Arts | Sc - Science, Tech & Engineering | G - General Tourist Attraction

Blue Lagoons

Blue Lagoons

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Learn about the power of geothermal energy and take a swim in the mineral rich water, which has become deeply ingrained in Icelandic culture.

Golden Circle

Golden Circle

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The Golden Circle is a popular tourist route just outside of Reykjavik that takes in some stunning sights. See the best of Iceland’s natural beauty in Pingvellir National Park, see the iconic Gullfoss waterfall, and learn about the power of geothermal energy at Hellisheioi Geothermal Plant which provides electricity for Reykjavik.

Northern Lights

Northern Lights

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Witness one of the most extraordinary natural phenomena on the planet – Aurora Borealis. There are no guarantees that you will see the Northern Lights, but it is well worth an excursion with a trained guide. The best time of year to see the Aurora is between September and April.

Westman Islands

Westman Islands

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Still actively volcanic, your group can experience the geology of the islands and learn about the famous eruptions. The islands are also home to a huge puffin population, which make it a top destination for bird watching.

Hallgrímskirkja - (Click for more information)

Art and Architecture Culture History General Tourist Attraction

One of Reykjavik’s most iconic landmarks, the stunning Hallgrímskirkja church and tower can be seen across the city.

National Museum of Iceland - (Click for more information)

Art and Architecture Culture Geography History Science, Technology and Engineering

Discover the history and heritage of this fascinating country from early settlement to the present day, with lots of hands on rooms and special exhibits taking place throughout the year.

Volcano House - (Click for more information)

Geography History General Tourist Attraction

Learn about the most powerful eruptions to have taken place in Iceland, with excellent video material, samples and photographs bringing the volcanic nature of Iceland to life.

Accommodation in Iceland is generally of a high quality but as the tourism industry in the country continues to boom, it is imperative to book early.

Accommodation ranges from excellent youth hostels, either around the Laugar area (popular sports area with geothermal pool, football and ice skating all nearby) or closer to the city centre. There are also good hotels inside the city centre or within 20 - 25 minutes’ walk.

Depending on your itinerary and to minimize time spent travelling, it may work best to split your stay and have 2 nights outside the city and 2 nights in the city, but we can talk you through the best options.

We always try to offer a mixture of evening meals so you get a variation rather than commit you to the hotel every night. Packed lunches can be provided as well.