With volcanoes, glaciers, waterfalls, and geysers, Iceland is a Geography curriculum that has come to life. The best way to experience it is not by watching a documentary film or looking over the top of a clipboard. To allow students to really learn from it, institutions should host educational school trips where they can climb on the glaciers, snorkel in the fissures or cave through a lava tube.
Climbing through the Sólheimajökull to Mýrdalsjökull
Whole-day school trips to the glacial snout Sólheimajökull to the Mýrdalsjökull glacier allow students to learn more about glaciers and the effects of the 2010 Eyjafjallajökull eruption. They can explore the deep crevasses of this place with amazing ice formations, sinkholes and jagged ridges. Teachers do not have to worry about the safety of their students, as an experienced glacier guide will lead them to a safe and easy walk.
Taking Part in an Adventure with Whales and Sea Birds
Allow your students to take part in an adventure at sea with whales and sea birds. Located in Rey-kjavik’s Old Harbour, an educational tour in this place can bring your students up close to birds and whales in their natural habitat. The types of whales they will see include humpback whales, white beaked dolphins, minke whales and harbour porpoises.
Caving through the Leiðarendi Lava Field
There is no better way to understand how Iceland was created than going underground and exploring a lava field. You and your students can visit the Leiðarendi Cave in the Blue Mountains anytime of the year. It is an ideal example of an Icelandic lava tube where they can see the magical rock formations left behind in the last volcanic eruption.
Iceland is the perfect itinerary for those who are studying biology, chemistry, environmental science, geography, geology or even photography. The country is home to a number of magnificent natural features that take students away from the traditional school trips.