SCIENCE & GEOGRAPHY EXPEDITION - 7 Days

Iceland | Minimum Age – 14 years | Difficulty Level – 3.5

Iceland, a place where fire and ice co-exist, is a geological wonder and a land of extremes. Whether you are a geography or a science buff or someone just looking for a unique experience, this trip will not disappoint. We start in the capital city of Reykjavik, home to one of the best museums of Northern Lights before visiting areas of geothermal activity, stopping to admire one of the largest geothermal power stations in the world. Naturally, gigantic waterfalls, lava fields, gushing geysers, bubbling mudpots and ice-covered volcanoes can hardly be left out on a trip like this. But you’ll also have the opportunity to turn this into a personal adventure by adding the optional adventures of dipping in the Blue Lagoon & hiking on a glacier. Iceland is spectacular and it’s an amazing example of the vast processes that go into the making of this planet, making it one of the most visited places by geologists. Make your school lessons come to life on this once-in-a-lifetime trip to Iceland!

What can you expect to achieve from this trip

  • Unravel the mysterious phenomenon of the Northern Lights at one of the best Museums on the subject
  • Visit a volcano museum founded by a National Geographic grantee, and witness volcanism in action while exploring geysers and hot springs
  • Learn about Iceland’s tectonic activity at a volcanology museum and the association between plate tectonics & geological processes and landforms
  • Explore and study how Icelandic people are harnessing the energy produced by the country’s geothermal landscapes and using it as an alternate power source
  • Optional trek across a glacier with an expert guide to learn about climate science and glacial recession.
  • Witness the changing landscape in a short span of time and area – a scientific and geological wonder
  • New experiences in a safe, secure environment and an opportunity to acquire skills - independence, interdependence, and personality development.

Trip Highlights

  • Science & Geography
  • Glacier Trek with Climate Science & Glacial Recession
  • Geothermal & Natural Energy
  • Lava Tubing & Volcanology Museum
  • Northern Lights Centre
  • Blue Lagoon Tour
  • Local Culture

What's Included

Arrival and departure transfers at the destination at specified timings. Our team will help you with the details for your trip.

Safe, secure and fun accommodation at hostels, lodges & camps on shared basis – separate for girls and boys.

All meals. Breakfasts are continental style with cereal, toast, jam, butter. Picnic style lunches and hot dinners with snacks available on most days.

An experienced Internship Leader from the #DoTheDifferent team who travels from India and stays with the group at all times.

Meaningful experiences to introduce you to practical exposure on the subject of your interest.

Certificate for the valuable real experience and knowledge you have gained to boost University Applications & your CV.

FAQs

Flights are not included in your trip price. Should you like to travel on the same flight as our Trip Leader from India, we suggest the following flights ex-Delhi:

Onward: 
Saturday AY 122 DEL 09.45 HEL 14.45
Saturday AY 993 09.45 HEL 16.10 KEF 17.00
Return: 
Friday AY-992 KEF 09.25 HEL 15:50 
Friday AY 121 HEL 20.15 DEL 5.25 (next day)

You are welcome to book other flights if you find them suitable, however please aim to arrive and depart within 1 hour of the above group arrival and departure from Reykjavik to ensure the Trip Leader can personally receive and see you off.

This trip uses multiple accommodations and these range from hostels to rural lodges. The participants will be accommodated on multi-sharing basis with attached facilities.

Although this trip is a ticket to paradise for Science & Geography buffs, given the diversity of the destination and the included experiences, the trip will appeal to anyone who’s interested in exploring unique places. The take-away on this trip is so experiential that you will learn amazing things without any effort as everything you’ll see, visit and experience will connect the dots for you.

Iceland is a really unique place on earth and it is volcanically and geologically active. On the one hand you’ll witness lava fields and glaciers and on the other hand the Gulf Stream gives it its warm, temperate climate despite its location just outside the Arctic Circle. Reading up and watching documentaries on this fantastic country can take your experience to another level. We believe our trips are a great opportunity to do many things – learn, grow and certainly have fun. And doing all of this in Iceland is another experience altogether.

You will require a pair of gaiters/gum boots which will be given by us for the duration of the trek. You will certainly need special clothing throughout the trip and we will provide you with a more comprehensive packing list after you register for the trip.

Yes, vegetarian food is available on this trip. However, the style and cuisine being continental we strongly recommend that you keep an open mind and a flexible attitude to help you with a better experience. If you have any special dietary requirements or food allergies, do inform us prior to the trip itself so that we can see how we can meet your needs.

All Indians entering Iceland need to hold a valid Schengen visa. Travellers below the age of 18 travelling as unaccompanied minors require special documentation. You may also require documentation relating to the person receiving the participants at the destination. DoTheDifferent provides visa assistance though the documentation is the responsibility of the parents / travellers. Visa is granted at the consulates discretion.

Dates

Start Date End Date
13 July 2019
19 July 2019

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