School Geography Trips to West Iceland

Reintroducing a landscape that’s the stuff of legends

  • Kirkjufellsfoss & Kirkjufell
Rough and ready yet effortlessly beautiful
From £825pp 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.

Iceland pioneered an approach to managing Covid-19 that was both proactive and successful – and we’re proud to say that we’ve taken a similar approach to working with our Icelandic partners. That’s why we’re more than ready to help you get your Iceland touring plans for 2021/2022 underway. With our specialist team and extensive touring history, you can feel confident that you’re in safe and experienced hands.


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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
  • 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 by foot and grab a bite to eat

Excursions in West Iceland

Explore the unique and rugged landscapes

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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What our customers say

I would just like to personally thank you for being so helpful and clear at a time when everything is so unclear. It’s truly been such a pleasure to work with you.

Katie Emanuel

August 2020

Thank you so much for working so hard for us – we hope to start planning our next tour soon!

Lucy Kitchener, Mount St Mary's College

August 2020

Superbly organised tour with real geographical awe and wonder

Mr Paul Thompson

August 2020

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 and a good amount of groups are choosing to plan even further ahead for 2022, giving them plenty of time to launch the trips to parents and students. We also anticipate there being a surge in demand for school groups wishing to travel to Iceland. Ultimately, the further you can plan ahead, the better.

  • What is the best way to contact you at this time?

    While our offices are temporarily closed in line with government guidance, our staff are working from home and can be contacted as usual. Direct dial numbers have been re-routed to relevant staff and email inboxes are still routed directly to individual staff members. If you wish to make an enquiry about a new tour then please call 01332 347828, use our web enquiry form or email us at

  • 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 during the coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak. 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.

School Geography Trips to West Iceland

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