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Geography Field Trips

Contrasting Hotspots

Here we explore two contrasting destinations that are ideal for bringing volcanic activity and physical geography to life. Please get in touch for more information or a full quotation on either of these options, or to discuss any other ideas you may have.

The Azores: Volcanic Island Hopping

The isolated, unspoiled archipelago of the Azores in the mid Atlantic represents a unique destination for a geographical field trip. It is blessed with a rich diversity of geographical marvels and many of the nine islands have a treasure trove of geothermic features including crater lakes, lava tubes, boiling mud and hot springs. There is also the opportunity to make an ascent of Pico Alta (2350m), the islands' highest volcano. Other highlights include learning about the islands' whaling history and the opportunity to take to sea and go in search of the sperm whales and dolphins which visit the islands' temperate waters.

Price guide: An eight day trip is likely to cost in the region of £1,195 per pupil (based on a group of 16 pupils travelling with two teachers). Exact costs will vary depending on the itinerary and the numbers in the group. The best time to visit the Islands is between May and October.

Iceland: Glaciers, Waterfalls and Geothermic Activity

Iceland is justifiably popular as a destination for geography field trips. After only a three hour flight from London, pupils can be immersed, quite literally, into the hot springs of the "Blue Lagoon". With glaciers, boiling mud, geysers, fumaroles, basalt columns and black beaches, any number of topics can be studied in depth or as part of a general overview.

Price guide: A five day, four night trip is likely to cost in the region of £650 per pupil, depending on the date of travel (based on a group size of 35 pupils travelling with four teachers).