School Geography Trips to Iceland

Geography at its most extreme

  • Iceland
  • iceland
Untouched wilderness and larger-than-life scenery
From £579pp i

Truly unmatched in its natural splendour, Iceland is a haven of unspoiled landscapes and geographical gems. Where hot springs bubble through sulphur-crusted vents, blue-hued glaciers glisten in the midnight sun and thundering waterfalls plummet into gaping gorges, a school geography trip to Iceland is your ticket to some of the world’s most spectacular natural wonders.

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.


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
  • Wi-Fi
  • 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
  • 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
  • Beautiful, rural surroundings
  • Ideal for stargazing and spotting the Northern Lights
  • Sole occupancy available for larger groups
  • Nearby swimming pool
  • Wi-Fi
  • 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

Excursions in Iceland

Browse a selection of our favourite excursions

Curriculum Information

Perfect for all ages and stages of secondary education

  • Curricular Links
    • Changing Places
    • Climate Change
    • Coastal Systems & Landscapes
    • Cold Environments
    • Ecosystems & Biodiversity
    • Geographical Skills
    • Glacial Systems & Landscapes
    • Globalisation & Global Systems
    • Natural Hazards
    • Plate Tectonics
    • Population
    • Resource Management
    • River Systems & Landscapes
    • Rocks, Weathering & Soil
    • Rural Environments
    • Tourism
    • Urban Environments
    • Water & Carbon Cycles
    • 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

A spectacular, beautiful country full of amazement and awe brought to life by our fantastic Field Study Tutor.

Alan Gall

Monifieth High School, Scotland

Beyond expectations, from start to finish, the experience for staff organising and students has been exceptional.

Adele Carter

Hazel Grove High School, Stockport

Five days in the land of fire and ice – simply awesome – every day was full of magic moments!

Mr Rob Chambers

St Ivo School, St Ives

FAQs about this tour

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Do you provide risk assessments for this trip?

    Yes, we do. We’ll provide you with our country specific risk assessment handbook, which acts as a practical guide to help you manage risk and hazards on tour. The handbook takes many of the component parts of this trip, identifies potential risks and suggests control measures to manage them. Download your Iceland Risk Assessment Handbook here.

School Geography Trips to Iceland

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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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