School Trek - Iceland Land of Extremes
Iceland, School Expeditions, 8 days - from £1,295 (land only) - from €1,620 (land only) - from $2,165 (land only)
Day 1: Arriving at Keflavik Airport, we meet the KE representative and transfer to the group's guesthouse accommodation in the Icelandic capital of Reykjavik.
Day 2: We drive across the Hellisheidi moorland to Landmannalaugar, passing dramatic Mount Hekla. On arrival, we set up camp and then take a dip in the fabulous hot springs.
Day 3: With the support vehicle loaded, we trek across a volcanic landscape of sulphur vents and rhyolite hills to our camp at the hot springs at Hrafntinnusker.
Day 4: Mostly descending today, through a chaotic canyon system, then passing between the icecaps of Torfajokull and Myrdalsjokull to the lake of Alftavatn.
Day 5: Heading south, we cross several rivers and then a surreal plain of black sand and pumice. Beyond a range of low hills, we camp at Emstrur.
Day 6: Hiking through the Markarfljot Canyons, we reach the birch forest and greenery of the Porsmork Valley, surrounded by glaciated peaks.
Day 7: We make the tough trek across Fimmvorduhals Pass (1116m), with views of icecaps and the Porsmork Valley. We then drive to Reykjavik, where we check in at our guesthouse accommodation.
Day 8: A transfer from Reykjavik to Keflavik Airport is provided, coordinated with the departure of the homeward flight.
Learning Outside the Classroom
If you have a particular part of your curriculum that needs fulfilling whilst you are away, we are more than happy to work this into your itinerary. Incorporating learning objectives into your School Group Adventure allows the pupils to engage with the learning process. If you send us your list of criteria, we will write the programme for you.