Iceland, 5 Day/4 Night Geography Tour

Iceland, 5 Day/4 Night Geography Tour

Your bespoke itinerary will include the appropriate balance of educational visits and leisure excursions to fill your chosen duration and meet your aims and objectives.

Your dedicated Tour Co-ordinator will offer advice and recommendations with the sole aim of creating the perfect itinerary for your group. But just to get you inspired, we’ve outlined the itineraries created for some of our clients below.

Day 1

After flying in to Reykjavík-Keflavík Airport, you'll travel to your accommodation which will be your rural retreat for the next 4 nights. Shake off that 'travel feeling' with a dip in the hotel pool, taking the time to settle in to your exciting new surroundings and enjoying a relaxing evening at leisure. Welcome to Iceland! 

Why Rayburn?

  • Completely tailor-made experience to match your requirements
  • Team of experts with over 50 years’ experience
  • Dedicated Field Study Tutors for even more input and guidance on tour
  • Designed to meet the aims of the National Curriculum
  • Award-winning Study Handbooks to enhance learning opportunities
Day 2

Your action-packed day begins by exploring the town of Hveragerði, following the hot spring trail to witness the furious activity of the town's many fumaroles, before trying out the Shake House earthquake simulator to experience a magnitude 6.6 earthquake first-hand.

All of the sense will be brought to life in the afternoon with a visit to Geysir, where you'll see the lively eruptions of the impressive Strokkur Geysir – believe us when we say this geysir knows how to put on a spectacular performance! The drama continues as you visit Iceland's most famous waterfall, Gullfoss, to see its powerful water plummeting into its rugged gorge. This is untouched nature at its best.

To round off the day, put your feet up and unwind in the soothing waters of the Secret Lagoon – a 38°C mineral rich hot spring that promises a truly unique bathing experience. 

Day 3

Start your day in style with a relaxing morning at Deildartunga Hot Springs, considered as the most powerful hot spring in Iceland, before exploring the contrasting waters of Hraunfoss and Barnafoss. Feeling refreshed, it's time to rev yourselves up for an exciting ‘Into the Glacier’ experience where you'll hop aboard monster trucks and journey across the ice to the entrance of the cave. You'll then venture deep into the heart of the glacier for a unique view from beneath the surface of the ice, gazing into hidden crevasses and admiring its stunning blue ice.

Your return journey will follow the dramatic coast of Hvalfjordur, which provides a fantastic insight into the formation of this glacial feature. Views of the aluminium smelting plant and whaling station will stimulate an excellent debate of environmental issues for the remainder of the journey back to your accommodation.

Day 4

Whoever said don't go chasing waterfalls? Not us! Kick off your final full day by walking behind the cascading waters of Seljalandsfoss, climbing up the side of Skogafoss to peer down over the waterfall, then walking to the snout of Solheimajokull for a view of this majestic glacier.

After a quick stop in the charming village of Vik, you'll visit the the magnificent sea arch at Dyrholaey and make your way to Stora Dimon, climbing to the top for sweeping views of the surrounding outwash plain. Cameras at the ready!

After such a busy day, head back to your accommodation and melt away any 'I don't want to go home' vibes in the hot tubs and pool  the perfect way to end your awesome adventure. 

 

Day 5

Bid farewell to Iceland as you travel to the airport for your flight back to the UK.