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Iceland is one of the most fascinating countries in the world in terms of raw physical geology. It is a land of active volcanoes, cascading waterfalls, erupting geysers, breathtaking glaciers and geothermal features, wrapped up in a centuries-old Norse culture.

Iceland is at our heart and soul and we are the world’s leading tour operator to this remarkable destination, for both school groups and independent travellers.

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WHY CHOOSE DISCOVER THE WORLD FOR YOUR ICELAND TRIP?

We offer the largest selection of itineraries on the market covering a wide range of topics. These include a range of accommodation choices and optional excursions to suit your group requirements and budget and are competitively priced. We also provide field study sheets for different subjects and the chance to take part in exclusive educational challenges and you will have direct liaison with your own educational travel specialist.

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ABOUT ICELAND

Iceland is a living laboratory where nature’s land forming processes are so easy to see.

The Golden Circle comprises three natural wonders. Thingvellir National Park offers stunning views of the Mid Atlantic Ridge where the divergent North American and Eurasian tectonic plates meet and is home to Iceland’s largest lake – Thingvallavatn. At Geysir, witness Strokkur, erupting every 5 minutes or so up to 30 metres. Gullfoss is a two-tier, glacier fed waterfall flowing into a rift valley. The ‘greenhouse’ village of Hveragerdi demonstrates hot spring ecology.

Visit the Westman Islands and the site of the 1973 eruption that created the Eldfell crater and caused ash and lava to engulf one third of the houses on the island of Heimaey. The South Shore boasts two of Iceland’s most iconic waterfalls, Skogafoss and Seljalandsfoss along with the natural rock arch, black sand beaches and basalt columns at Dyrholaey and the glacier Solheimajokull.

Iceland’s southeast is home to the beautiful Skaftafell National Park which lies below Europe’s largest glacier and is responsible for Jokulsarlon, a breathtaking pro–glacial lagoon dotted with icebergs of all shapes and sizes.

The diverse and unique landscape combinations make this an ideal destination for educational visits, with a large amount of ‘awe & wonder’ thrown into the mix!


8WD supertruck to Eyjafjallajokull

Eyjafjallajokull 8WD Tour

Visit the site of the 2010 Eyjafjallajokull eruption aboard a huge 40-seat 8WD Ice Explorer, exclusive to Discover the World. This 30-tonne beast of a vehicle can travel through all kinds of terrain that no other vehicle can access! At the eruption site a large amount of ice melted and escaped as flood water (or jokulhlaup) through Thorsmork valley. Visit the glacier Gigjokull where the flood filled in the pro-glacial lagoon that had for decades been forming as the glacier retreated. Then hike to the lava (dependent on group ability and weather conditions). No other UK school operator can offer you this tour!

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