Geography Trips for Schools to
West Iceland

Geography Trips for Schools to
West Iceland

Grab your hiking boots, strap on your headlamp and gear up for an adventure that’ll take you off the beaten path and into the rocky retreat of West Iceland.

We know our stuff when it comes to the realms of Iceland, and the west is no exception. With us, you won’t just scratch the surface, you’ll delve deep into the landscape and discover just what lies beneath this extraordinary environment. A haven of hidden lava tubes, glittering glaciers and gushing waterfalls, the rugged yet beautiful wilderness of West Iceland draws you in with little effort.

Where mighty forces shape the earth, its landscape is the stuff of legends. You’ll get your fix of all things volcanic and experience the sheer power of nature, seeking out tucked-away fishing villages and black sand beaches.  

With enough mountain backdrops to fill your memory card twice over – we’re talking Kirkjufell, the most photographed mountain in Iceland – a school geography trip to West Iceland is an adventure you can’t afford to miss.

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Curricular Links

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

  • What should be included in my risk assessment?

    Start by identifying the potential hazards before deciding on the appropriate precautions to minimize the potential risk for your group. Once identified, record your findings and implement the precautions. Specific requirements are available from your Local Authority.
  • What would happen if our flights are delayed or cancelled?

    In the event that your flights are cancelled or delayed by the airline, then the airline will offer us an alternative flight for your group and payment under the delayed departure section of your insurance would be applicable. EU airlines and carriers are subject to the EU Directive regulation 216/2004. Insurance policies do cover delayed flights and in the first instance party leaders would need to call the insurance company for further details.

    For groups travelling with our insurance (provided by Endsleigh Insurance Services Ltd) we would be able to call on your behalf. Delayed cover through Endsleigh Insurance Services Ltd entitles each person to claim up to £100, dependent on the length of delay, which can then be used to offset any additional expenses that may have been incurred.

    We will offer your group continued support via our 24-hour emergency phone; we will liaise with our contacts at the relevant airline and accommodation centres, if necessary, and continue to communicate with you throughout until your flight departs.

  • Will we have the accommodation centre to ourselves or will we be sharing with other groups?

    Sometimes your group will have sole occupancy, other times you will be sharing with both individuals and other groups. Please ask your Tour Consultant for more information about your chosen accommodation or other accommodation options in the area.
  • Is our Tour Manager fully DBS (formerly CRB) checked?

    Our Tour Manager, Field Study Tutors and History Tour Guides, with UK citizenship, have an enhanced DBS check. Non UK citizenship Tour Managers cannot be checked under the DBS scheme. Rayburn Tours will seek confirmation that Tour Managers are suitable for working with children by liaising with relevant foreign agents and monitoring group feedback.

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