Iceland expeditions

Iceland at a glance

Population: 322,000

Terrain: Volcanic plains, mountains

Get in touch to find out more about expeditions to Iceland.

Ideas for your students' expedition to Iceland

Here is just a flavour of the amazing things your students can do on an expedition to Iceland.

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Destination and itinerary planning.

Fundraising ideas and events.

Budgeting and money management.

Preparation, fitness and nutrition.

More about our school expeditions

Expedition phases

Your students choose activities from any of the following phases:


The Þórsmörk Valley

1 - 3 days

Explore the Þórsmörk Valley trekking to the high points for amazing views, through forests or to the edge of a glacier.

1 - 3 days

Gullfoss (Golden Falls)

Gullfoss in the southwest of Iceland is one of the most popular tourist attractions in the country

Marvel at a steaming geyser

Stand well back as you watch the steaming ground explode with a jet of boiling water as one of the superheated pools at Geysir erupts.


Enjoy the spectacular views while trekking in Iceland

In-Country Agent

Snæland Grimsson has been working with World Challenge since 2006. The company is experienced in the travel industry, has expert knowledge on trekking areas and provides private transport for teams.


Languages spoken: Icelandic

Time zone: GMT +0

Interesting fact: Geologically, Iceland is the youngest country in Europe.



Explore Iceland's first National Park in Þingvellir

1 Day

Camp in the Thingvellir National Park, Iceland’s most important historical site where the Vikings set up the world’s first demographic parliament. Walk between the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates as they actively edge away from each other at a rate of 2mm a year! 

1 Day


The Laugavegur Trail

5 - 6 Days 

Trek over volcanic plains, past multicoloured mountains and through glacial rivers whilst carrying all your kit, camping in the wilderness and navigating along the way!

5 - 6 Days 

Take a dip in the Blue Lagoon 

Soak yourself in the silica-rich, geothermal waters of the Blue Lagoon

Iceland Wildlife 

Take a trip to watch whales and puffins

Stay in Reykjavík on your first and last night 

Reykjavík is the world's northern-most capital city with a latitude just under the Arctic Circle.

The largest lake in Iceland 

Trek to the largest lake in Iceland
Iceland has the most changeable weather I have ever experienced, so be prepared for sun, rain and wind all in one day. You might even come across patches of snow!
James, our Iceland Expedition Planning Manager

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expedition for your students

Volcanic plains, mountains