Geography School Trips to

Geography School Trips to

Truly unmatched in its natural splendour, Iceland is a haven of unspoiled landscapes, larger-than-life scenery and geographical gems.

Where hot springs bubble through sulphur-crusted vents, blue-hued glaciers glisten in the midnight sun and thundering waterfalls plummet down from dizzying heights, Iceland offers a true insight into the extremes of nature. Not to mention the dramatic volcanoes looming in the distance of the untouched wilderness.

Spend your days hiking through geothermal landscapes, snorkelling through the enchanting waters of the Silfra fissure and heading underground on an unforgettable lava tube caving expedition. You'll be able to tap into your true geographer at the World Heritage Site of Thingvellir National Park, where the theory of plate tectonics is brought to life, before hitting up Vatnajökull National Park to walk to the snout of Skaftafellsjökull or the spellbinding waters of Svartifoss.

Rough and ready yet effortlessly beautiful, a school geography trip to Iceland is your ticket to some of the world’s most spectacular natural wonders.

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Curricular Links

Perfect for: All ages and stages of secondary education

  • Changing Places
  • Climate Change
  • Coastal Systems & Landscapes
  • Cold Environments
  • Ecosystems & Biodiversity
  • Geographical Skills
  • Glacial Systems & Landscapes
  • Globalisation & Global Systems
  • Natural Hazards
  • Plate Tectonics
  • Population
  • Resource Management
  • River Systems & Landscapes
  • Rocks, Weathering & Soil
  • Rural Environments
  • Tourism
  • Urban Environments
  • Water & Carbon Cycles
  • Weather & Climate

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Safety and Financial Security

At Rayburn Tours we’re proud of our continual commitment to safety. We monitor the safety of all aspects of our trips so that you can focus on having a memorable experience for all the right reasons.

When you choose Rayburn Tours you can be rest assured that your school trip is in safe and secure hands thanks to our years of experience and all the right policies and accreditations behind us.


Learn more about our Safety and Financial Security policies
  • ABTA Bonding and ATOL Licensing
  • Safety Management System Policy
  • Risk Management Handbook
  • Crisis Management System
  • School Travel Forum Membership
  • Learning Outside the Classroom Quality Badge
  • Specialist School Travel Insurance Policies

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Do you provide risk assessments for the visits you offer?

    You can download our Generic Risk Management Handbook which will help you complete your risk assessment for your school or Local Authority. The aim of the handbook is to provide all tour leaders with supportive suggestions to help raise awareness to risk, suggest control measures to help mitigate the risk and manage risk pro-actively. For further assistance, please speak to a member of our team who will be happy to help.

  • What happens if our flight operators/transport providers cease to trade whilst we are on tour?

    By booking your tour package with us, you are fully covered in the event that you are unable to return home should your transport provider fail to operate i.e. it goes into liquidation. As your operator it is our responsibility to ensure that alternative arrangements are made to repatriate you and your group to the UK. Rayburn Tours is a member of ABTA and bonded as such and is fully ATOL licensed.
  • What happens if we are unable to complete our planned excursions whilst in Iceland?

    We have numerous, well researched alternative excursions which can be implemented if needed whilst in Iceland. Additionally, we have produced a new study unit relating to the volcanic eruption in 2010. Experience has shown us that with some minor changes we are able to carryout the majority of our itineraries.
  • What happens if there is a further volcanic eruption whilst we are in Iceland?

    In Iceland every community, by law, has a set of very rigid logistical procedures in place to deal with natural disasters and these have proven to be effective. The whole of Iceland is hazard aware. There are systems in place and sequences of events all worked out. Systems are robust and vigorous. Safety procedures are only stepped down after a full assessment is carried out by the experts.

    In addition, we have local knowledge and direct communication to the safety authorities to ensure a calm, efficient evacuation to safety, if required. We also have access to accommodation in different locations. We have 24-hour contact available to both Icelandic airlines and we have experienced the high level of support they offer during the repatriation process.

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