School Geography Trips to West Iceland

Introducing a landscape that’s the stuff of legends

Rough and ready yet effortlessly beautiful
From £1,099pp i

Gear up for an adventure that’ll take you off the beaten track and into the rocky retreat of West Iceland. A fusion of hidden lava tubes, glittering glaciers and gushing waterfalls, the rugged yet beautiful wilderness of West Iceland draws you in with little effort.

Many schools are getting in touch, keen to explore the wonders of Iceland and give students those experiences they’ve been missing. We’re already helping school groups get their touring plans underway for later this year and beyond. If you’re ready for an Iceland adventure, now is the time to start planning!

  • Kirkjufellsfoss & Kirkjufell

Excursions in West Iceland

Explore the unique and rugged landscapes

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Popular places to stay in West Iceland

  • Boutique hostel in beautiful, rural surroundings
  • Based in the heart of the Golden Circle
  • Ideal for stargazing and spotting the Northern Lights
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Situated by Laugarvatn Lake and Geothermal Baths
  • Wi-Fi
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Restaurant
  • Library
  • Shared dorms and double and single private rooms
  • Wi-Fi
  • Unwind with a book in the library
  • Tuck into a delicious meal at the restaurant
  • Explore the surrounding area or go for a hike
  • Set in beautiful, rural surroundings
  • Multiple accommodation options (hotel, guesthouse, cottages)
  • Nearby recreational activities and hikes
  • Wi-Fi
  • Restaurant
  • Cooking facilities
  • Nearby hiking routes
  • Multiple accommodation options (hotel, guesthouse, cottages)
  • Shared and private bathrooms
  • Drive to the nearby swimming pools
  • Explore the beautiful surroundings of Arnarstapi
  • Go for a hike along one of the nearby routes
  • Enjoy a meal with local ingredients in the restaurant
  • Visit the closest village of Olafsvik (37km)
  • 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

Curriculum Information

Perfect for all ages and stages of secondary education

  • 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

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 expert Field Study Tutors to our award-winning study resources, we’ll go above and beyond to support you and your students.

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Why schools choose us

These trips are an amazing way for students to immerse themselves in new cultures and gain exposure to different environments. They get to see all that they have learned in the classroom first hand and put their knowledge to the test.

Mr Guy Boyes

We have organised trips with Rayburn for over 15 years and they always do their best to help us have the best trip possible. This year is no different.

Mr Guy Boyes

Superbly organised tour with real geographical awe and wonder

Mr Paul Thompson

FAQs about this tour

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

  • Are you taking bookings for Iceland right now and how far ahead should we plan?

    Yes, we are absolutely taking bookings! Due to the bespoke nature of our trips, we always recommend you try planning at least a year ahead. We have already taken many bookings for next year, giving them plenty of time to launch the trips to parents and students. We are seeing a surge in demand for school groups wishing to travel to Iceland. Ultimately, the further you can plan ahead, the better.

  • What is the FCO advice in regards to safe air travel?

    The FCO have provided guidelines on how you can travel safely in airports and on aircrafts at this time. Airports and airlines are committed to making your journey as safe as possible. You can read their guidance here.

  • 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.

Travel in safe hands

Your safety is of the utmost importance to us and we monitor the safety aspects of all of our tours to ensure you have a memorable experience for all the right reasons.

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