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SCHOOL TOURS

 

October 2019 onwards

 

You should shop around for the best value trip to Iceland for your school. Like you, we know that the very best fieldwork can provide an educational ‘awe and wonder’ experience which a child never forgets. 


If a field trip location is in the ‘outdoor classroom’ then Iceland must surely be a state-of-the art university. Unlike most of our competitors’ trips to Iceland, ours are put together by our company’s Director, a highly experienced former senior teacher and expert geographer. We’ll work with you, hand in hand, to put together a safe, well-organised and unforgettable trip that works perfectly for your department and your school, inspiring your pupils to study geography at GCSE, A Level and university. 


We have a 100% financial protection guarantee, and we organise a sustainable number of school tours every year, so that we can not only dedicate quality time to your booking, but also practice what we preach, working in harmony with the delicate Icelandic wilderness. 

 

Sample itinerary (6 days)

Day 1

Afternoon arrival at Keflavík international airport and transfer to Reykjavík, the northernmost capital city in the world. Walking tour of the city centre after dinner.

 

Day 2

The Golden Circle: the rift valley between the earth’s tectonic plates where the Viking parliament used to meet at Þingvellir, the vast and powerful waterfall Gullfoss, and the erupting geyser, Strokkur. Overnight in Vík.

 

Day 3

Travelling east along the south coast to Eldhraun, the largest lava field in the world, the deep and narrow canyon at Fjaðrárgljúfur, and the glacier Svínafellsjökull. Overnight in Skaftafell.

 

Day 4

A morning of walking in the Vatnajökull National Park, with a range of possible routes of varying difficulty, but with the highlight being the Sjónarnípa viewpoint over the glaciers. In the afternoon, a visit to Fjallsárlón and Jökulsárlón, the famous iceberg lagoons, and the neighbouring beach which is clustered with ice. We will stay here for the sunset. Overnight in Vík. 

 

Day 5

Travelling west along the south coast to the folk museum and waterfall at Skógar, to the 1973 wreck of the Douglas DC3 airplane on Sólheimasandur, and to the ribbon waterfalls at Seljalandsfoss, before returning to the capital, with the evening at leisure. Overnight in Reykjavík.

 

Day 6

Morning at leisure in Reykjavík: the opportunity for an optional activity (for a full list, click here). Transfer to Keflavík international airport for afternoon departure.

Flights

 

We can provide you with an ATOL-protected group booking with major airlines. Unlike many of our competitors, we provide you with the flight tickets at face value, and we don’t inflate the airline’s basic fees e.g. for name changes. We know that pupils pull out or join the trip at the last minute, and we’ll take care of that when it happens.

Coaches

For every new booking, we shop around for the best price. We always request quotations from six coach companies. Icelandic coaches are all equipped with seat belts and emergency exits.

 

Guides

 

We can provide an expert geography teacher or a local guide from the Icelandic Tourist Guide Association. These guides have all professionally qualified at the Leiðsöguskólinn (Guide School) including an English proficiency test. If you’d like to self-guide your trip, and you’ve been to Iceland before, we’ll give you a full set of guide notes.

 

Accommodation

We use hotels which we inspect and review regularly and in person. Under local law they must have fire prevention and response procedures. We offer a range of accommodation to suit all school budgets, and we always make sure to book single ensuite rooms for teachers.

 

Food

Bed and breakfast, half board and full board options are available. You can choose to eat local specialities, or more international fare. We can cater for vegan, vegetarian, halal, kosher and coeliac diets.

Contact us to make an enquiry or a booking:

 

0330 111 2017
info@nextstopiceland.com

or use our web contact form here