School Trips Specialist Organises Iceland Inspection Visit

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In an effort to re-emphasise what an excellent destination Iceland is for geography field trips following the recent ash cloud crises, school trips specialist Activ4 has taken the initiative by organising an Iceland inspection visit for teachers.

Study and sports tours provider Activ4 decided a proactive approach was required to highlight Iceland as a suitable destination for educational travel and in particular geography field trips.

Steve Scott, MD of Activ4 commented: “Over the years we have built up a reliable partnership with an Icelandic tour operator who have helped us organise many successful school trips to Iceland. In light of recent events we thought we should take the bold step and highlight the excellent opportunities this destination offers to students wishing to participate in out of classroom educational activities”.

Activ4 approached all the geography departments throughout the UK, inviting teachers to join the organised trip. After securing 10 specially negotiated airline seats, the ten spaces were offered to interested parties with all spots quickly secured.

By working closely alongside their Icelandic partner, activ4 devised a bespoke and spectacular itinerary, which would allow the teachers to experience as much as they could possibly cram into the 2 night stay, but without it being too tiring.

To wet the teachers’ appetites the first full day consisted of a full day Golden Circle Tour, with stops at the Hellisheidi Power Plant, Kerid Crater, Gullfoss Waterfall, Geysir Hot Springs and then finally the Thingvellir National Park.

The second day allowed the teachers to visit and inspect a range of available accommodations for their groups before spending a relaxed afternoon at the stunning Blue Lagoon Spa before departing for their return journey back to the UK.

The successful trip took place on May 31st 2010 and the first field trip groups are planned for May 2011.

Activ4 are also specialists in organising sports tours for secondary schools, colleges and sports clubs, the most popular activities range from football tours in Europe to school ski trips in North America.

For more information about Activ4 visit activ4.com

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