Iceland

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.

All of our Iceland Travel Specialists have unrivalled firsthand knowledge of Iceland and will share their experience with you to help you choose between the different options available. And if you can't find the itinerary you're after on the website then we’ll happily tailor make one to your individual requirements - simply speak to our Travel Specialists.

Testimonial from the High School of Glasgow

"Another hugely successful trip, described by our pupils as the “best school trip ever”. The attention to detail and organisation at all points is superb… if visiting Iceland. Discover the World provide excellent service and you will have a memorable trip. Highlights… glacier walking, snorkelling at Thingvellir, Jokulsarlon and seeing the Northern Lights twice… brilliant!"

Est. 1983

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!

Our team of Travel Specialists have extensive first-hand knowledge of our destinations and are passionate about travel.

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