Iceland Trip 2023
The geography department is planning an exciting trip to Iceland, one of the most stunning areas in Europe, with its dramatic volcanoes and beautiful waterfalls providing the perfect backdrop for the department’s teaching of the physical and human environment.
This trip will enable students to experience a unique and beautiful geographical area. The aim will be to use the attractions across the island as ‘outdoor classrooms’ in order to look at natural hazards, tourism and the unique geomorphology of the area. The trip has been designed to cover significant areas of both GCSE and A-Level specifications in order that students might gain directly in preparation for their examinations.
While the trip has been put together with the demands of those sitting Geography in mind I encourage any student at Victoria College who feels they would like to take part in this exciting experience to please join us.
The all-inclusive cost, based on an attendance of 30 students, will be no more than £1,450 per pupil, payable in with an initial non-refundable deposit of £100 and three instalments of £450. Financial support for the trip is also available by completing the form below and submitting to the school Bursar, Mrs Carolyn Ferguson by email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wednesday 19th July - Saturday 22nd July 2023
Year 8 – Year 13
£1,450 cost (all-inclusive price)
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Frequently Asked Questions
Activities Week – Monday 17th July & Tuesday 18th July
I am pleased to report that we have teamed up with Jersey Walking Adventures and plan to offer a "Fire and Ice" day on Monday, 17th July staffed by the Geography department, involving a series of walks and talks from both my colleagues and some of the specialist geologist team at Jersey Walking Adventures.
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|1:30pm||Lewis's Tower||Beach games|
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What is the plan for the days the boys are in Iceland?
Meet at Jersey Airport - Staff will be at the airport at 5:30am to meet pupils.
Arrive Hotel Viking
Depart for South Shore adventure day, tour of Skogafoss, Rynisfjar
Depart for Solheimajokull and Selijalansfoss
Return to hotel, dinner and evening activity
Depart for Golden Circle, tour of Kerid, Gulfoss Geysir and Thingveliir
Flight over Iceland - visit to a VR flight simulator taking pupils on a 3D tour of Iceland
Evening meal in Reykjavik
Breakfast in hotel - depart for airport
Return to Jersey
What are the flight details?
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What is the packing list?
I would encourage everyone to study the weather for July in Iceland carefully. Average temperatures are around 15c, with a relatively low average rainfall of 5 cm over the month.
- Water bottle
- Small Rucksack
- Waterproof Sunglasses
- Warm jacket
- Casual trousers
- Swimming Shorts + Towel (we might have a chance to visit the public swimming pool one evening
How much money should they bring?
Breakfast, packed lunch and supper are included (with the exception of a packed lunch on the final day). Spending money is a personal preference; however, pupils might wish to purchase food at the airport on both travel days, and while our final night's meal is also included, pupils might want to buy soft drinks and other options off the stock menu. With the longer evenings, we are likely to take pupils into Reykjavik on at least one evening, and again this might be a chance to purchase souvenirs etc. Much of Reykjavik is cashless, so a debit card is sensible. I would recommend no more that £100 and £40 - £50 should be more than enough.
What is the luggage allowance?
Iceland Air: https://www.icelandair.com/support/baggage/allowance/ (Economy Standard)
British Airways: https://www.britishairways.com/en-gb/information/baggage-essentials/checkedbaggage-allowances (Economy)
What is the mobile phone policy?
Pupils in years 7-10 must hand in their mobile phones each evening before bed. From experience, they might wish to bring battery packs, as there will be limited capacity to charge phones while held overnight in staff rooms.
Expectations of behaviour will remain in step with those pupils remaining in school. Any cases of behaviour seen to contravene school rules or policy will be dealt with and could result in pupils remaining supervised in the hotel and missing days or, for the most severe issues, returning home early at the cost of parents. Pupils will receive a briefing on behaviour nearer the time to ensure clarity on expectations.
Is travel insurance included in the price?
What is the Covid travel policy to Iceland?
At the time of writing, there are no restrictions on travel to Iceland linked to Covid. Our travel agent has a Covid policy - https://www.discover-the-world.com/study-trips/covid-assurance/ for more information.
My son doesn't hold a UK or EU passport. Does he need a visa?
Depending on the nation and passport in question, we might be required to organise an entry visa. This cost would be in addition to the tour price. Please get in touch with me at email@example.com if you have any questions prior to paying the initial deposit.
The Iceland trip only covers part of the activity week. So, what does my son do at the start of the week?
All pupils on the Iceland trip will spend the first two days of activities week at the college taking part in on-site activities in preparation for the trip away on Wednesday.
Mr Townsend is busy cross checking the lists to remove boys from their original choices. Therefore, you are not expected to sign up to and pay any deposits for an Activities Week choice as your son is now confirmed on the Iceland trip. Thank you to all those who have emailed Mr Townsend to clarify this.
Where can I find up-to-date information on the Iceland Trip?
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What clothes should my son travel in?
On arrival in Iceland, we will explore the area around Keflavik airport; I would advise pupils to travel with gear ready to start walking on arrival in Iceland either on their person or in their hand luggage.