Student trips to Iceland have a tonne of benefits and better yet, are full of things to do. Whether it’s whale watching, ice fishing, seeing the show-stopping Aurora Borealis or going for a dip in a murky lagoon, a school trip to Iceland promises to be simply extraordinary. Trips to such wondrous places also help develop a student’s understanding of the world around them, not to mention they give context to classroom learning.
When students have the chance to see volcanoes bubble and erupt or other glorious geological formations in action, it enhances their interest and can increase their understanding.
Iceland truly is one-of-a-kind and offers limitless amounts of learning opportunities in disguise. It’s also the perfect location to delve deeper into subjects such as Geography, Art, and Science. This curious and unique country is well-loved for its picturesque landscapes and remarkable natural features.
So, in that spirit, here are five unforgettable learning adventures for students to embark on in Iceland.
Bathe in the Blue Lagoon
After a day of fun, activities and learning, the amazement does not stop. Students can relax and unwind as they float around in the geothermal seawater of the Blue Lagoon. Can you think of a better way for your Geography and Science students to learn more about geothermal energy than to submerge themselves in a spa heated by precisely that?
Geography school trips to Iceland give students a fun and interactive educational experience where they can try new things and chat about their discoveries in the evening with friends.
Become immersed at the Perlan Observatory
This unique educational site is undoubtedly a spectacle to behold on student trips to Iceland. After visiting Iceland’s great exhibitions, you will struggle to find such an immersive and engaging experience anywhere else in the world. Marvel at the Glacier exhibition, which features a formidable 100-metre-long ice tunnel where students can see first-hand the devastating effects of climate change and what the future could hold for Iceland’s glittering glaciers.
An unmissable feature of this great attraction is its 360° glass dome, offering students panoramic views of Reykjavik. It’s also a great time to journal, take pictures, sketch, or be in the moment with the stunning surroundings.
Witness the Northern Lights (Aurora Borealis)
On student trips to Iceland, there’s always an opportunity to see the spectacular phenomenon of the Aurora Borealis. With an 8-month Aurora season, Iceland delivers a very high chance of witnessing these glowing shimmers of light across the incredible night sky.
These confounding natural, dancing light shows are excellent for your student artists, photographers, and budding scientists! Not many other places can offer such a magical opportunity of a lifetime.
Take a journey around the Golden Circle
Take a tour with your students on the captivating route of the Golden Circle, with stop-offs at the historic Thingvellir National Park, Gullfoss Waterfall and Kerið Volcano Centre. These three highlights on the journey are some of the most desirable attractions in Iceland, and they will undoubtedly provide students with meaningful experiences.
Show your students more volcanoes in one day than they will see in their entire lives when exploring the majestic Golden Circle. The flawless backdrops passed on the drive are perfect for your Art students to create a landscape masterpiece. This activity also enables all students to enhance their learning in practical and engaging ways.
Where multiple spiked rocks protrude from the sea lies an exquisite opportunity for a painting or drawing. Can your Art students capture the elegance of something as simple as this? As the waves collide with the cliffs, your students can transform the current moment into a creation of art. Are there many better opportunities than sketching live from the coasts on a student trip to Iceland?
Student trips to Iceland that fit your needs
At Diversity Study Trips, we want to ensure your student trips are packed full of exciting educational experiences. This is why we aim to create bespoke itineraries that fit your class’ every need! Our school trips to Iceland cover many subjects such as:
Our experienced team can help design an unforgettable unique expedition.
Contact us today to learn more about how we can help you plan the ideal student trip for you.