New Direct Flight to Egilsstadir, East Iceland
From May 2016, travellers from the UK to Iceland can fly direct to East Iceland's Egilsstadir Airport. Exclusive to Discover the World, it is the very first time that a flight has been offered between the two locations, offering easy and convenient access to one of Iceland's most spectacular and lesser visited regions. In under 3 hours, visitors will be transported to the dramatic landscapes, charming villages and unique culture of the North and Eastern Fjordlands.
You now have the opportunity to explore many more of Iceland’s highlights and best kept secrets, without the hassle and cost of a domestic flight in Iceland. Within a two hour drive, witness a showcase of volcanic and geothermal landforms surrounding the enormous Lake Myvatn which, in summer, is a magnet for impressive birdlife. See, hear and smell the bubbling mud pools at Namaskard; hike amongst eerie lava formations at Dimmuborgir and keep watch for the hidden people! Take a dip in the soothing Nature Baths (the Blue Lagoon of the North) and visit Akureyri, a tiny north Iceland city voted Lonely Planet’s best place to visit in Europe for 2015.
Waterfalls are also plentiful; from the famous Dettifoss, Europe’s most powerful, to Hengifoss in the East Fjords, Iceland’s third tallest at an impressive 128 metres!
Flying into Egilsstadir also brings you closer to Europe’s largest icecap, Vatnajokull, which feeds the stunning iceberg lagoon, Jokulsarlon and many impressive glacial tongues.
To find out more about the new flight or to see some of region's many highlights, please CLICK HERE
New syllabus-relevant field work in Iceland
We are in the process of developing new field study opportunities which will enrich the Icelandic experience for your students and enable them to address some of the fieldwork requirements in the new specifications.
Students will have opportunities to investigate key themes such as energy, rivers, cold environments and changing places using both quantitative and qualitative fieldwork techniques.
Further details will be published in October and it is envisaged that this exciting option will be available for schools travelling in October 2016.
If you would like us to notify you once more information is available, please register your interest by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org