School Trips to Iceland

Whether you are an Icelandic veteran or not, Izzy Tours can take you beyond the parameters of many tour groups who focus on the south of the island. We organise individual trips that are tailor-made for your college, school or private group and encourage you to see more of Iceland – dare to be different!

The Top 15 Reasons to Visit Iceland

Trips to Iceland are a great choice for geography students and school groups. Our tours can cover all 15 of Iceland’s top reasons to visit. Including:

  1. Lava Fields
  2. Þingvellir National Park
  3. Glacier Walks
  4. Geothermal Areas
  5. Black Sand Beaches
  6. The Mid Atlantic Ridge
  7. Northern Lights
  8. Reykjanes Peninsula
  9. Geothermal Activity
  10. Active Volcanoes
  11. The Golden Circle
  12. Hot Springs
  13. Tectonic Plates
  14. Blue Lagoon
  15. Amazing vistas

We believe you won’t find anyone cheaper for what we offer.

  • We send you off the beaten track with highly qualified guides to see the very best of Iceland.
  • As a family-run business you can talk with us and we will work with you from start to finish.

Each trip is individually tailor-made for your group. Whether it is geography, geology or just the ‘wow’ factor, different packages can be built to meet your group’s needs and interests. Check out the map for some of the different locations available.

Build your perfect package today & experience the wonder of Iceland.

If you’re following the coasts option (e.g. AQA 3.1.3) then including the Snæfellsnes peninsular is a must. With its high energy southern coastal section with virtually all the features required by the syllabus, and its low energy, depositional coastline along the northern section. Students will foster an informed appreciation of the beauty and diversity of coasts as they walk along specific sections. Comparing the effect of the north and southern types of coasts highlights their impact on human habitats.

If you’re following the glacial option, then you have a choice of areas in which to inform the student’s understanding. For glacial erosion features, the Snæfellsnes peninsular has some of the best and easiest seen. The glacier or ice-cap here is a high level one, but it can be reached by 4x4s followed by a snowcat to take you to the top of the ice cap. If glacier walking is needed then the very popular Solheimajokull in the south is best, which also has an impressive outwash plain and pro-glacial lake – although these days it is very crowded. An alternative is to go snowshoeing on snowfields amongst explosion craters.

If you’re following the tectonic processes and hazards option, then Iceland provides more case study examples than any other accessible country to the UK. From volcanic museums/ centres in the West and South, glacial outbursts from volcanic activity in the South and South East, to being able to spend a day on Heimaey climbing a recent volcano and seeing its effects on the local town. (This isn’t easily accessible during winter months). This is apart from the tectonic rifting seen in the South West, North and on the Golden Circle. If you can afford it, then going to the north provides some fantastic examples of craters, recent lava and the impact on communities.

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