High School Program
The North Atlantic Ocean is home to the most sparsely populated country in Europe, Iceland. Often called the Land of Ice and Fire, this Nordic island boasts pristine natural beauty shaped over thousands of years by glaciers and volcanoes. A keystone of Icelandic culture is environmental conservation. Throughout the country there are geothermal power plants producing energy in harmony with the environment around them. Even traditional breads are cooked beneath the soil using the heat in the ground. This makes Iceland one of the most wondrous places from which to explore energy studies, climate change, and sustainability.
Opportunities to learn the ins and outs of geothermal energy abound in Iceland. Starting just outside the capital, Perlan is one of the most iconic buildings in Iceland. It consists of a huge glass dome that rests on top of six district heating tanks, each of which can hold about 4 million liters of geothermal water. The frame, which is hollow inside, is Perlan’s furnace system. On cold winter days, hot water flows through the steel frame, switching to cold water on hot summer days. A guided tour is a must.
At Insight, our program itineraries are as unique as your students. All our program itineraries are customized with teacher chaperones to ensure that it meets the needs of your students.
With the support of a variety of local vendors and NGO’s, we promise that your students will get an authentic, local experience.
We make it simple. No hidden fees or itinerary exclusions.
* Prices are estimated per student for an 8-day program.
Our prices include:
Explore Vatnajökull National Park. Visit Diamond Beach where pieces of glaciers wash up ashore in contact with the region’s volcanic black sand.
Hike Sólheimajökull Glacier. Just off the Ring Road, Sólheimajökull Glacier is an outlet of the 4th largest ice cap in Iceland.
Stroll through the Lava Tunnel. Take a guided tour of a cave created by a volcanic eruption 5.200 years ago.
Make geothermal bread. Dig out a pot of fresh baked bread from the hot black sand at a local geothermal bakery.
Chase waterfalls. Be mesmerized by Seljalandfoss, one of Iceland’s most breathtaking waterfalls featuring a 200-foot drop.
Want to take your students outside the classroom? Review our program locations and suggested themes.
Connect with one of our High School Educators who will help custom design your program.
With our assistance, submit required paperwork and details to your Administration and School Board.
Announce the trip to your students! (We’ll provide all the materials you need).
Invite us to your school to host a Student & Parent Info Night! We will be there to answer questions and support student sign-up!