Iceland provides a superb range of subjects ideal for educational travel. Whether it is culture, history, nature, geology, wildlife or any subject of particular interest, we can arrange an itinerary geared towards school-aged students sure to inform as well as entertain.
The owner and Tour Manager of Fun Travel, Jens Olafsson, is a former teacher and has a long experience of handling school groups.
Day 1: Arrival
Pick-up at Keflavik International Airport. Transfer to the Blue lagoon. Transfer to hotel in Reykjavik.
Day 2, Saturday: The Golden Circle and City Tour
First, the tour starts with a short (1 &1/2 hr) city tour around Reykjavik. Then we continue towards Þingvellir (Parliament Plaines), the location of the old parliament and a geological phenomenon. From there we drive to the Geyser geothermal area and to Gullfoss, the Golden Waterfall. In the afternoon we proceed towards Reykjavik with a stop by Skalholt, the ancient seat of Icelandic Bishops, revealing a part of Iceland´s religious past, and the old volcanic crater Kerid. Then we will stop by Hellisheid
i geothermal power plant before driving to your hotel.
Day 3: The Saga Circle
The tour goes from Reykjavik trough Hvalfjordur (Whalefjord) towards Borgarfjordur. We will stop at Deildartunguhver, Europe´s watermost hot spring, Hraunfossar (Lava waterfalls) and Barnafossar (Children#180s waterfalls). We will also stop in Reykholt, the
place where Snorri Sturluson, the famous 13th century poet, lived and wrote his historic books (Snorra-Edda and the Saga of Egill Skallagrimsson to mentions some). From Reykholt the tour goes
to Borgarnes where we will visit the Settlement Center.
Day 4: Iceland's South Shore
The tour goes east from Reykjavik along the beautiful scenery of Iceland´s South Shore. Among
the highlights of the day are the waterfalls of Skogarfoss and Seljarlandsfoss, the museum at Skogar, the glacier Solheimajokull, black sands and rocks.
Day 5: Departure
Departure transfer to Keflavik airport.
Testimonal from a school group:
It was a fantastic visit to Iceland everyone enjoyed themselves, once we got over the wait at Heathrow.
The trip was superbly organised and run like clockwork. This was all down to Jens Olafsson, he was brilliant, very informative, relaxed and nothing was too much trouble. I definetely recommend him for future trips.
Ian Mark Rimmer, Ruthin Scool.