A provisional itinerary for the trip is as follows:

“An introduction to Iceland’s geothermal heritage”

Arrive in Iceland mid-afternoon

Visit to and swim in the Blue Lagoon

“Gluggers and Gushers”

A Geothermal Landscapes Day including:

Faxifoss Waterfall

Geysir and the Geysir centre exhibition – geothermal area, including Strokkur geyser which erupts every 6-8 minutes shooting up to 15 metres in height.

Gullfoss Waterfall and Gorge – (Iceland’s iconic ‘Golden Waterfall’)

Þingvellir National Park – site of a rift valley marking the crest of the Mid-Atlantic Ridge

Evening Swim


Boat trip across to Heimaey and visit to Eldfell Volcano

Late afternoon swim on Heimaey

Exploration down valley to museum to see video presentation of the Eyjafjallajökull volcano, which sent the world’s airline industry into chaos during Easter 2010.

“Wet, Wetter and Wettest” / “There’s Snout Like it”

Visit to two stunning waterfalls – Seljalandsfoss and Skogarfoss

Visit to the Solheimajökull glacier snout and the surrounding glacial landforms

Vik and the Icelandic coastline – Reynisdranger Needles, Dyrholaey headland and arch (with prolific birdlife nesting around here – including puffins).

Evening Swim

“Cracking Up and Drifting Apart”

Krysuvik Mudpuddles – geothermal area in the middle of the fissure zone on the Mid-Atlantic Ridge

Bridge over Two continents – bridge spanning the rift valley which marks the boundary of the Eurasian and North American continental tectonic plates.

Return to Keflavik / Reykjavik for flight to UK

Useful links to find out more about some of the places we will be visiting..

Iceland Erupts - Þorvaldseyri Visitor Centre (Eyjafjallajökull)
The Blue Lagoon
Skogafoss Waterfall
Gulfoss Waterfall
Eldheimar Museum (Heimaey)


The July 2017 Iceland tour has now been launched. Letters are available on Parentmail with dates and full details - deadline for applications is October 3rd (it is not on a first come first served basis - if we are oversubscribed places will allocated through an independently selected ballot.)

If you require any further information or have any questions please contact
Mr Chambers or Miss Raine

We write a blog during the trip and the 2016 Trip Blog can be seen here - this will give you more of an idea about what the trip entails.

The slideshow below is from the 2015 trip and also gives a good idea of just how amazing the trip is!

More details of the 2017 tour can be found in the PowerPoint below…

Iceland 2017 from RCha

***Trip now launched!

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