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It’s Mother Nature at her very best! If you’re surrounded by healing hot springs, majestic glaciers and active volcanoes, then there is only one place you could be. This Nordic island is full of show-stopping dramatic landscapes and medieval Viking history, it is also one of the most eco-friendly countries in the world, with over 80% of the country being powered by hydro and geothermal energy.

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In some months the country experiences 24-hour darkness and 24-hour daylight, due to its close proximity to the Arctic Circle. Even more bizarre, over 50% of Icelanders believe in the existence of fantastical beings such as elves and trolls!
GEOGRAPHY

GEOGRAPHY

From the unique rock formations found only in Iceland, to ashy abyss that is the lava fields. Natural phenomenon’s are literally round every corner. The most notable being Skaftafell National Park, here you can find the tallest mountain on the island. Grab your walking boots, there are plenty of glaciers and waterfalls to explore along the way. Lucky students can camp out, spotting the Northern Lights and the beautiful midnight sun!

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ART

ART

If the stunning scenery isn’t enough to inspire your art students, then maybe the National Gallery of Iceland will? This museum is constantly changing to keep up to speed with the modern and contemporary collections. Older artwork in the museum dates back to the 19th Century. The gallery boasts famous names and the most valuable Icelandic artwork.

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FILM

FILM

It’s the backdrop for some big-names, on the little and large screen. This small island is making a name for itself in the way of Hollywood blockbusters. Game of Thrones, Lord of the rings and Interstellar have all been shot on the scenic landscapes that only Iceland hosts. Glaciers, picturesque peninsulas and black sand beaches, make for perfect inspiration for all those creative students.

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Not sure where to start?

Our Travel Experts can help in planning your perfect itinerary. If you’re searching for some inspiration, why not take a look at our 3 day trip?

Day 1

Arrive in Iceland and get settled into your accommodation. Start your trip with a tour of Reykjavik; visit some of the most iconic landmarks in the city, including the Hallgrimskirja Church. Check out the National Museum, the best way to discover the rich history of this Nordic island. End the day at The Pearl Observatory for a stunning panoramic view of the city.

Day 2

Spend the day getting back to nature with the Golden Circle tour! View Iceland’s stunning sights: Gullfoss waterfall, Geysir and World Heritage site: Thingvellir National Park. Afterwards take to the waves with a whale watching tour off the coast of Reykjavik, spot humpbacks, orcas and dolphins!

Day 3

End your time in Iceland on a high, with a trip to the Blue Lagoon. Enjoy the healing powers of the hot springs and stunning views, leave Iceland feeling completely relaxed and ready to return to the UK.
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