Why book a school trip to Iceland?

School educational trips to Iceland can offer students a unique and enriching experience. Iceland is a fascinating destination with a diverse range of geological features, cultural heritage, and environmental wonders. Here are some potential educational activities and highlights for a school trip to Iceland:

Geothermal Exploration:

Visit the geysers and hot springs to learn about Iceland’s geothermal activity.

Explore the geothermal power plants to understand how Iceland utilizes renewable energy.

Glacier Exploration:

Visit glaciers such as Vatnajökull and explore their impact on the landscape.

Learn about glaciology, climate change, and the importance of preserving these natural wonders.

Volcanic Studies:

Explore volcanic landscapes, such as the Eldfell volcano on Heimaey island.

Understand the geological processes that have shaped Iceland and its ongoing volcanic activity.

Waterfalls and Landforms:

Visit iconic waterfalls like Gullfoss and Skogafoss to study erosion and hydrology.

Explore unique landscapes like the black sand beaches at Reynisfjara.

Cultural Exploration:

Discover Iceland’s rich history and culture through visits to museums and historical sites in Reykjavik.

Interact with locals to gain insights into Icelandic traditions and daily life. Visit the Whales of Iceland museum with life-sized models and multiple interactive exhibits.  It first opened in 2015, the museum is dedicated to educating visitors about the various cetacean species that have been sighted in Icelandic waters throughout recorded history.

Northern Lights Observation:

Depending on the time of year, students may have the opportunity to witness the Northern Lights, providing a unique and awe-inspiring experience.

Environmental Conservation:

Engage in environmental activities, such as clean-up projects or discussions on sustainable tourism.

Learn about Iceland’s efforts in environmental conservation and climate action.  Take a trip to Fridheimar Tomato Greenhouses to understand more about their Country-style, family-run restaurant offering tomato-based dishes from onsite greenhouses.

Outdoor Activities:

Organize team-building activities like hiking, camping, or geocaching to foster teamwork and leadership skills.

Participate in adventure sports like glacier hiking or snorkelling in Silfra fissure.

Educational Workshops:

Arrange workshops on Icelandic literature, folklore, or language. Collaborate with local experts for talks on topics like climate science, renewable energy, or wildlife conservation.

Or take a trip to the only live Lava Show in the world! An innovative and unique immersive experience that allows you to get up close to real flowing lava.  This is one of the highest ranking attractions in Iceland.

Photography and Art:

Encourage students to capture the stunning landscapes through photography or artistic expression.

Organize art-related activities inspired by Iceland’s natural beauty.

Our experienced Travel Advisors can help plan your trip:

When planning a school trip to Iceland, it’s crucial to collaborate with experienced tour operators who specialize in educational travel. This is where Select School Travel comes in! Our regional Travel Advisors are experienced and dedicated to helping you plan your trip.  They can help with logistics, safety measures, and ensuring the trip aligns with educational goals. Additionally, consider incorporating pre-trip and post-trip educational materials to maximize the learning experience for students.

Explore our ICELAND ITINERARIES or contact your local TRAVEL ADVISOR today for more information!

Categories: Geography, Iceland, Science

by Emilie Lehkyj


Categories: Geography, Iceland, Science

by Emilie Lehkyj


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