Iceland for Schools

From: 3 days/2 nights upwards

Minimum group size:12 

Departures: All year round, inspection trips on request


Iceland is a favourite for exploring Geography and Geology, yet it’s a destination that delivers much more. A dynamic landscape so full of history with opportunities to figure out earth science, be inspired by colour and texture and to experience the elements of weather and climate all in a few days.

We’re Iceland specialists. We deliver enriching educational travel based on our own professional experience of teaching, leading and organising in country group adventures. Built into every programme is flexibility, accessibility and our 100% determination to deliver great value unique time in Iceland.


Every trip that we arrange to Iceland is one that we’d be happy to be leading for a group of our own. This means that we’ll make sure that for you, we are clear about the style of the experience, the programme, the pace, challenge and locations you visit.

Everything we do is firmly rooted in authenticity, so expect to know that you’ve been to Iceland, met Icelanders and got ‘under the skin’ of this great country, even in a few days.

We aren’t the same as other educational travel companies, please contact us to find out why.


Choose from our varied  packages offering different levels of adventure and challenge in South, North and West Iceland for journeys throughout the year.

If you know what you are looking for, or need some ideas, please complete our group enquiry form.

South Iceland and Highlands

From arrival to departure the focus is an outdoor experience of the geography and culture of South Iceland with local hiking and  an adventure in a highland vehicle into the interior. Accommodation is out in the countryside, and it’s possible to include your own evening study programme.

South Iceland Mini Adventure

Designed for a smaller group with a varied mixture of indoor and outdoor activities and visits. An all-round introduction to Iceland that includes Reykjavik, key locations of South Iceland and one of our exhilarating and exclusive mini adventures. Varied, doable and different.

South Iceland Active Adventure

Fresh air, outdoor adventure, full days and plenty of activity for this superb South Iceland programme.  Suitable for small groups, ready to explore on foot, to build on their classroom knowledge of Iceland and to learn more from local guides.

West and South Iceland

A programme of contrasts that combines classic ‘Golden Circle’ landscapes with an accessible yet much less visited part of West Iceland. Stunning geology, wild coastlines, a mysterious glacier and home to some of Iceland’s best sagas.

North and South Iceland

The gems of North of Iceland together with a whole different experience of this great country awaits groups that can spare a few extra days to travel to Akureyri and explore the great waterfalls, geothermal areas and edge of the Arctic. Krafla, Asbyrgi, Myvatn and more.

What’s included?

  • All of our ‘ready to go’ itineraries include the key locations of the Thingvellir National Park, the lake and the rift area between the American and Eurasian tectonic plates, the waterfall and gorge at Gullfoss and the geothermal area that includes Iceland’s trusty geyser, Strokkur.  For regular tourists this is known as the famous ‘Golden Circle’ tour.
  • Other popular locations and features of the South of Iceland such as the glacier Solheimajökull, the waterfalls at Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss feature in our South Iceland only itineraries.


  • Smaller groups, different purpose, not sure how to put your idea into action?
  • From camping to craft and culture or from sustainability to service project, we’ll be able to help. We really look forward to hearing from you.
  • Cross-curricular, STEM, botany and plant science, team building or an emphasis on art or photography? Geography does not need to be your main interest for a trip to Iceland.
  • Why not contact us and share your thoughts?


  • Personal and knowledgeable service
  • Flexible itineraries that really work
  • Out of the bus adventures
  • Experiences exclusive to us!
  • Professional English-speaking ‘good-with-groups’ guides
  • Full board packages
  • All around Iceland, all year round
  • We believe in accessibility and sustainability
  • 100% financial protection
  • ATOL protection

Authentic: combining Icelandic life and culture with its geography, geology and history

Accessible: as a relevant and appropriate learning experience as well as for those with other physical needs

Different: why go with the crowd when you don’t need to?  Travel further afield, see Iceland from new angles, get under the skin of Iceland

Engaging: spend time in Iceland with Icelanders to bring the experience to life

Enquire: join one of our inspection trips to Iceland, get excited and see what’s on offer

Experiential: we focus on experiencing Iceland from outside the bus

Flexible: find out about our approach to programme planning

Fun: as well as awesome, amazing and empowering

Guaranteed: Iceland Traveller is a licensed ATOL holder and tour operator. We are a member of the Travel Trust Association, the only UK travel network that guarantees 100% financial protection for consumers. Our public liability insurance covers all of our holidays including all of our groups

Safe: Risk assessment and safety are our highest priority. Iceland is an exciting and challenging destination and we make sure that it can be enjoyed to the full but with all the attention to detail needed taken into account at every stage

Unique: exclusive programme for outdoor activities in Iceland


  • “As Iceland novices we relied on Julia to put together a four-day package and itinerary for February based on our vaguely expressed preferences. She didn't disappoint. There was just the correct mix of travel, sightseeing, fabulous accommodation and great dining. Couldn't ask for more. The trip went like clockwork, from being greeted at the airport and taken to the Blue Lagoon, to the hire car delivered to our hotel in Reykjavik, to the restaurant bookings, to the glacier walk ...... etc. We had a wonderful time and can heartily recommend Iceland and Iceland Traveller. We will definitely be back for more."
  • “We had a fantastic time in Iceland and we thoroughly enjoyed all the tours you kindly organised for us. What an amazing place, the transfer driver was right – we have caught the Iceland virus and will definitely go back at some point!!” We loved it, a weekend was just too short.”
  • “Brilliant adventure and highly recommended.  Travellers must be prepared to change activities depending on ambient weather!”
  • “Christmas this year was spent in Iceland as a family having a trip of a lifetime – amazing. Our private guide made it so special – she made us feel safe (no mean feat on the icy roads that would be closed in the UK and in an isolated, magical cave in the darkness), comfortable and really special – she did everything to give us the most amazing time, nothing was too much for her and she made it all great fun. We did/saw/experienced everything we expected and more. It was all even better than we could ever have imagined.”
  • “Iceland Traveller organised our trip from start to finish and it was truly remarkable. Everything was thought of! We had the most amazing five days in Iceland and I would recommend your company to anyone who wanted to travel there.”
  • "Our favourite day was the guided day - getting off the beaten track and doing something not everyone has done - lying in our own private hot spring."
  • “We had a fabulous holiday. Thank you for organising it so well. We loved Iceland and the people. We were warned about a virus that made you addicted to the place and we are!”
  • Maria (UK) February 2018
    “The six of us were welcomed by our guide at the airport.  We were impressed with the itinerary, both the fantastic craft activities and the quantity of things we did, we did not waste a moment. We had a great guide, she is experienced and listened to what we wanted to do, she was also great company.”  
    Maria (UK) February 2018
  • “A trip of a lifetime! Prior to going, I felt confident about our holiday into the unknown as you were so confident yourself and full of so much information, tips etc. Nothing was too much trouble. Once we were there we had such a brilliant time doing really different activities we’d never tried before and seeing such interesting geographical features in stunning surroundings. The sunrises and sunsets are beautiful.”
  • “Thank you very much for the excellent service you provided, we will definitely tell our friends and family about Iceland Traveller.”
  • "It was an incredible holiday. I really feel like if I never get the chance to go to Iceland again I have actually "seen" a part of Iceland."
  • "We were all happy - from 75 to 18 years old - which is rare! Everything had been organised so efficiently that our trip was easy and meant we could enjoy every minute."
  • "Another superbly well organised trip, we really enjoyed it and so did all the girls."
  • "Very powerful to be up on the glacier!"
  • “It was extremely good value for money and one of the most enjoyable holidays I have had.  Thank you.”

We are Iceland specialists!

For more information and to check availability, please contact us.