School Art Trips to Iceland

Iceland will put on a show for you whatever the season

Capture the drama of Iceland
From £599pp i

A haven of unspoiled landscapes and spectacular natural wonders, a school art trip to Iceland will capture your artistic imagination and send it soaring higher than the geysers! From blue-hued lagoons to rusty-red volcanoes, the landscape alone is enough to fill an entire portfolio.

Having made a name for itself as a growing creative hub, Reykjavik’s art scene is as strong as its pioneering spirit, boasting a range of innovative contemporary art. So whether you’re capturing crisp, blue skies or the Northern Lights dancing above, Iceland will put on a show for you whatever the season.

With Iceland on the travel ‘green list’, we’re hearing from teachers keen to give students those experiences they’ve been missing out on. So, if you’re ready for an Iceland adventure in 2023 and beyond, now is the time to start planning!


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  • Reykjavik Old Harbour

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Popular places to stay in Iceland

  • Within walking distance of shops and restaurants
  • Nearby swimming pool
  • Ideal for stargazing and spotting the Northern Lights
  • Multi-bedded, twin and single rooms available and Wi-Fi
  • Customer Feedback: "Excellent, very friendly, flexible and extremely helpful. The food was delicious!!" Notre Dame High School
  • Customer Feedback: "We love the hostel at Selfoss - it is fantastic. Plentiful food and the staff are always so friendly and helpful." The Cotswold School
  • Barbecue facilities
  • Games room
  • Common room with TV
  • Wi-Fi

Click here to find out why Selfoss Hostel is the perfect base

  • Watch TV in the common room
  • Enjoy some time in the games room
  • Throw a barbecue
  • Explore nearby shops and restaurants by foot
  • Go for a swim at the nearby geothermal pool
  • Short stroll from the centre of Reykjavik
  • 5 minutes from Laugardalslaug swimming pool
  • Within walking distance of cafes and restaurants
  • Triple, twin and single rooms
  • Wi-Fi
  • Customer Feedback: "A very friendly and accommodating hotel. The buffet style breakfast and food is ideal." Saints Peter & Paul Catholic College
  • Buffet breakfast
  • Restaurant and bar
  • Wi-Fi
  • Tuck into the delicious buffet breakfast
  • Relax with a drink in the bar
  • Go for a swim at the nearby Laugardalslaug pool
  • Explore the city centre of Reykjavik by foot and grab a bite to eat
  • Beautiful, rural surroundings
  • Ideal for stargazing and spotting the Northern Lights
  • Sole occupancy available for larger groups
  • Nearby swimming pool
  • Wi-Fi
  • Customer Feedback: "Ran by a lovely family who gave us a short little introduction to Icelandic culture every evening!" Haygrove Academy
  • Customer Feedback: "This is hotel we will use repeatedly on future trips!" Stewart's Melville College
  • Dining and study areas
  • Indoor and outdoor games
  • Nearby swimming pool
  • Wi-Fi
  • Relax in the dining and study areas
  • Team up and play some games
  • Head over to the nearby swimming pool
  • Spend a night stargazing and looking out for the Northern Lights

Additional Information

Your journey doesn’t have to end here! See what else we can offer to help you get the most out of your tour. From dedicated Tour Managers to Party Leader Launch Packs, we’ll go above and beyond to support you and your students.

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FAQs about this tour

Find the answers to some of our most frequently asked questions.

  • Can I talk to Rayburn Tours whilst out on tour?

    Yes, a 24-hour emergency phone number will be provided in your final documents pack and one of our experienced members of staff will be happy to help with any problems you have whilst out on tour.

  • 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 carry out 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.

  • What help do you have in Iceland to assist us in the event of future disruption?

    Our main accommodation centres are contracted solely to us and are able to offer substantial support in terms of advice, accommodation extension and local safety issues. One of the centres is earmarked as a rescue centre for the community should there be an eruption event. Alternatively, we work with hotels in other locations, such as Reykjavik, which we could utilise. Our Icelandic coach operator has robust transport resources to quickly implement changes.

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