Investigating geography in Iceland

School visits

Iceland is a living textbook for so many aspects of Geographical studies and we at TREX have all the local expertise necessary in providing the facilities for school groups studying for A-Level or GCSE. Whether it is carrying out field studies or seeking some ‘awe & wonder’ experiences – and Iceland provides plenty of those!

For further information please contact our experienced team with specialist Geographical knowledge, and we will provide you with itineraries running from 3 – 7 days and teaching materials with contents adjusted to suit the needs of your curriculum.

Contact us for more details – info@trex.is

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Field studies

FIELD STUDIES WITH THE LOCAL EXPERTS

Being a local Icelandic company we are in an excellent position to provide you with the best possible service. We can offer a variety of field study days as well as a number of optional activities (e.g. glacier walking, icecap travel, visit to Heimaey, various museums etc). We can provide itineraries for school visits running from 3 – 7 days and can adjust the content of your field trip to suit the needs of your curriculum.

The cost will vary according to numbers and would include:  All transport ex Keflavík airport; full board accommodation; all entry fees incl. the Blue Lagoon; English speaking guide.  Two members of staff would travel free with a group of e.g. 20 students.

We have prepared material for every site written by a specialist geographer.  These take the form of KEY CARDS containing photographic images and pertinent questions that might usefully be asked by students. They will also serve as revision cards or even as a souvenir booklet to answer the inevitable post-visit question: “What did you do in Iceland?”

Please click here to view Key Card Map indicating field study locations for the sample itinerary.

The numbers on the map correspond with those in brackets in the Sample Itinerary.

 Please click here for Investigating Geography in Iceland flyer.

General information

General Information

NOTE: These are generic notes and may therefore cover items that are not relevant to your particular visit

AIRLINE: Be sure to allow plenty of time for a group check in. Whichever airline you will be using do check the baggage allowance.

YOUR PROTECTION: Trex Ltd has provided a declaration of guarantee through a bank in the event of bankruptcy or the cessation of the travel agency’s operation, according to Icelandic Tourism Administration Act No. 73/2005 (copy available on request). This is similar to the assurances that you would have through UK agencies that have ATOL and ABTA licences.

INSURANCE: Please ensure that you have obtained your own personal travel insurance. Iceland is generally regarded as Europe.

PASSPORTS: Your passport will need to have at least 6 months validity. Do please check this! No visas are required for Iceland.

EMERGENCIES: Please advise us of a ‘home agent’ who will be available should we need to contact the school for any reason. Our emergency number is 00-354-896 0123. Please do not give this number to parents. It is much simpler if contact can be channeled through one person.

CURRENCY: Best obtained prior to travel. Currently the Post Office is the best source. You can exchange at Keflavík airport but this could delay your departure. Visa is widely accepted. Please note that if, for example, you take your group to a local swimming pool you will obtain best rates by paying for the group in one payment rather than individually. This can be done either by Visa or in currency.

SPECIAL DIETS: If you have any special requirements please let us know in good time so that we can pass these to the accommodation. Iceland is getting better at making special provisions but we would ask you to be broad-minded in their interpretation!  It would be helpful if group leaders can check whether or not any diets are for allergies and not simply food fads.

CLOTHING AND PERSONAL BAGGAGE: In general it is fair to say that for summer travel in Iceland you should be prepared for much the same conditions as in the English Lake District. Come prepared for wet or windy conditions. Headgear is strongly recommended.  A small scarf is useful. In winter/spring you need that bit extra. Items of special note:

  • Walking boots: should be sturdy, walked-in, and in good repair.
  • Waterproofs: An anorak and over-trousers are essential
  • Sweaters: Icelandic hand-knitted sweaters are expensive but will last you for years (can buy at the woollen factory in Vík)
  • Gloves & headgear: essential. A warm scarf is useful too.
  • Polythene Bags: Small ones useful for lunch materials etc
  • Swimming costume & towel: geothermal pools worth experiencing.
  • Sunglasses: with clear air the light can be bright.
  • Skin cream: the air can dry your skin and lips. Something like Nivea & lip salve useful.
  • Thermos: you can usually get this filled in the accommodation

ACCOMMODATION: There may well be other schools or other guests staying at the same places as you. We therefore request that the usual common courtesies are applied with regard to general behaviour, noise levels, no smoking, no alcohol for anyone under 22 years.

TRANSPORTATION: For many years TREX has provided transport for tailor made school and university expeditions and field study visits to Iceland. We have a variety of vehicles to reach even the most inaccessible places and are happy to provide quotations for your visit. Please click here to view some of our vehicles.

POWER SUPPLY: Iceland uses the same as ourselves but you will need a small round 2-pin adaptor.

SWIMMING POOLS: If planning to swim at the Blue Lagoon (www.bluelagoon.com)  be sure to have your swimming things available in hand luggage.  If entry to the Blue Lagoon has not been included in your tour cost and you are paying locally it is essential that you pay for everyone in one payment. This can be cash or credit card.

Swimming pools* do have qualified lifeguards and the pools have to meet strict hygiene regulations. All pools require that swimmers take a soapy shower before entering the water.

*except hotel pools (eg. Hótel Örk) where no student should swim without a member of the school staff being present. Swimmers should make use of the hotel changing rooms and avoid walking through the hotel lobby in swimming costumes.

PHOTOGRAPHY: In Iceland’s humid climate great care needs to be taken to keep out condensation and dust, both of which are common problems. Even if you are only taking one small camera without sophisticated extras do take cleaning materials with you such as a lens brush and anti-static cloths. A few Kleenex are useful. Icelandic lava surfaces can be nasty and your lens runs the risk of being scratched unless you use a UV filter as protection. It will also reduce the excessive sky blue (hopefully)

MAPS: The best single map of the whole of the island is the 1:600,000 Touring Map, which is perfectly adequate for your visit. There are also two very good maps that cover the southern area where you will be: 1:300,000 General Maps: Suðvesturland (Southwest) and Suðausturland* (Southeast). There are also maps at 1:100,000 covering Thingvellir and Skaftafell. All of these maps  are available on line from Stanfords (www.stanfords.co.uk)  [*if travelling east of Vík]

WALKING DISTANCES: At no time will the walking distances be long but the terrain can be rough and participants need to be well dressed for the conditions. It is a good idea to talk through your route with the UK representative.

BALANCE: The balance of the cost of your visit will be due by 10 weeks before departure date.

CANCELATION POLICY: Should you cancel once the flights have been booked you will lose your initial deposit. Thereafter:

70 – 15 days before departure: you lose 75% of the total cost of the tour

14 – 1 day(s) before departure: you lose 90% of the total cost of the tour

Departure date or after: you lose 100% of the total cost of the tour.

Air tickets are non-refundable but if you can get a replacement there will usually be no charge up to 70 days before departure. Thereafter you may be charged £75 for a name change. Airline structures vary so do check with the airline.

Information for parents

PARENTAL GUIDANCE

SCHOOL VISITS TO ICELAND – PARENTAL GUIDANCE

Here you find notes that have been compiled to assist parents to prepare their child in advance of their trip to Iceland.

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Parents-Information

Optional Add Ons

OPTION DAY A*: COASTAL PROCESSES

Route: Hjörleifshöfði – Laufskálavarða – Vík – Reynisfjara – Dyrhólaey

Topics covered: glacier bursts (jökulhlaup); coastal deposition and erosion; coastal protection; nature conservation

Itinerary:  Drive to Hjörleifshöfði (23a/b) to see how a coastline can be dramatically changed (glacier bursts; aerial seeding). Visit Laufskálavarða (22) to consider approaches to land reclamation. Return to the village of Vík (20) and walk from the churchyard to the shore noting the need for coastal protection. Study the beach here to compare with that at the next stop,Reynisfjara (19), which also has some superb columnar basalt structures. Continue to the cliffcoastline of erosion at Dyrhólaey (18a/b/c). Return to the accommodation for supper.

Dyrhólaey.

OPTION DAY B*: VOLCANIC LANDSCAPES (subject to road conditions)

Route: Selfoss – Vegamót – Leirubakki – Landmannalaugar

Topics covered: Volcanic eruptions; lava types, rhyolitic centres, explosion craters, reforestation

Itinerary:  A long day but well worth the effort. The first main stop will be the Volcano exhibition at Leirubakki (26) to learn about the volcano Hekla (25). You will then drive further into the barren interior across pumice plains (27), through lava flows and melt streams to the stunning Landmannalaugar (28 & 29a/b/c/) area. On the way you will observe tectonic rifts, an explosion crater. On arrival you will do a circular walk across through the lavas to a geothermal area and back for a soak in a naturally hot stream before heading back for supper at the accommodation.

LML tjöld

OPTION DAY C*: VOLCANIC LANDSCAPES (subject to road conditions)

Route: Selfoss – Vegamót – Leirubakki – Háifoss – Gjáin – Stöng

Topics covered: Volcanic eruptions; lava types, reforestation, waterfalls

Itinerary:  Another long day but well worth the effort. The first main stop will be the Volcano exhibition at Leirubakki (26) to learn about the volcano Hekla (25). and the largestreafforestation programme in Europe. You will then drive further into the barren interior acrosspumice plains (27), across an amazing man-made hydro-electric chasm (30) to one of Iceland’s highest and most stunning waterfalls, Háifoss (31). You then descend to another of Iceland’s gems, the beautiful rocky dell, Gjáin (32), from which you walk for 30 mins down valley to the excavated Viking longhouse at Stöng (33) before heading back for supper at the accommodation.

hekla

OPTION DAY D*: GLACIAL LANDSCAPES (subject to road conditions)

Route: Hlíðarendi – Selfoss – Hvolsvöllur – Þórsmörk

Toipics covered: glacial & fluvio-glacial landforms; volcanic eruptions; gorges

Itinerary:  A full day heading first to the site of the former pro-glacial lake at Gígjökull (39), which was infilled durng the recent eruption of Eyjafjallajökull. This is where the huge volumes of melt water discharged from the crater above. Braided channels and push moraines are visible here. The route takes you deeper into the valley through several streams until you reach the magnificent area of Þórsmörk (40) surrounded by the ice from Mýrdalsjökull and Eyjafjallajökull icecaps. From herer you will walk to the top of Valahnjúkur (41) for a 360° view of this wonderful landscape. Decending you rejoin the bus to go back down the valley to the mouth of Stakkholtsgjá (43), a steep sided gorge with a suprising endind. Then it´s time to head back to your accommodation and supper.

Langidalur

OPTION DAY E*: GLACIAL LANDSCAPES (only feasible from a base near Vík)

Route: Mýrdalssandur – Kirkjubæjarklaustur – Skaftafell – (Jökulsárlón)

Topics covered: Jökulhlaups; eruptions; changes in sea level; glacial and pro-glacial landforms; pro-glacial lakes; glacial damming; national parks; conservation

Itinerary: Another long day but well worth the effort. Stops will depend upon the group’s interests and not all sites may be accessible at one time owing to weather conditions. Initially you would drive to a magnificent chasm, Fjaðrargljúfur (34), created by glacial flood flow. Then directly to the impressive pro-glacial lake Jökulsárlón (35) to witness the icebergstrapped in the shallow waters at the edge of the Breiðamerkurjökull glacier tongue. You will then retrace your steps to the Skaftafell National Park (36) headquarters to take a 2hrs round trip walk to the columnar basalt waterfall of Svartifoss (37). Hardy groups may also trek across the heath to view the details of the Skaftafellsjökull (38) from above. You then return across the mighty Skeiðarársandur outwash plain to your accommodation and supper.

12 hoppa í Jökulsárlón

OPTION DAY F*: Westmann Islands (weather permitting)

Route: Selfoss – Landeyarhöfn – ferry – Vestmannaeyjar

Topics covered: Volcanic eruptions; mid-ocean ridges; geothermal energy; tourism.

Itinerary: Drive to the ferry harbour on the south coast to take the short crossing to the Westmann Islands. On arrival you will spend the day walking across the island and up to the top of the volcano that erupted in 1973. On the way you will be able to see the line of thefissure and some of the effects of the ash deposits. From the cone you will have a good view of the line of former volcanoes from Surtsey (1963) to the mainland’s Eyjafjallajökull (2010). Having seen the volcano on the ground you will descend to visit Café Kró for refreshment and a viewing of film of the eruption. It is sometimes possible to undertake a boat tour around the island. Depending upon ferry times it may be possible to swim at the island pool before returning to the hotel for supper.

Vestmannaeyjabær

Option - KATLA GEOPARK

Route: Hveragerði – Seljalandsfoss– Skógarfoss – Sólheimajökull – Vík

Topics covered: Changes in sea level – Natural hazards – Sustainability – Climate change

Breakfast at Hotel and collect packed lunches. Comfort stop at Hvolsvöllur. Seljalandsfoss (14) where, subject to conditions underfoot, you may walk behind the waterfall. Thorvaldseyri farm* (15a/b), the farm most threatened by the Eyjafjallajökull eruption. Watch a documentary film, look at the exhibit and examine the site. Lunch at Skógarfoss (16c) waterfall. Sólheimajökull (16a/b) we walk to the glacier margin to examine features at close quarters. Reynisfjara (18c), which also has some superb columnar basalt structures and excellent views across to the natural arch and stacks of Dyrhólaey. The village of Vík (20); to visit the black sand beach to compare with that at Reynisfjara; also the need for coastal protection. Back to Hveragerði accommodation**

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5 day Itinerary

DAY 1: SETTING THE SCENE

This is a summary of our basic 5-Day programme, which can be amended to suit your school’s requirements. In this model the accommodation is based on Hotel Hella in south of Iceland but please note that the location and rate will depend upon the availability at the time of booking. Optional days/locations will require re-costing.

Route: KeflavíkAirport – Blue Lagoon – Hveragerði -Laugavatn

Itinerary:  (subject to flight arrival times): Fly from UK to Keflavík, SW Iceland. Get off to a novel start with a swim in the geothermal waters of the Blue Lagoon (1) just 20 minutes from the airport. Alternatively you can drive through a very volcanic stretch of landscape to see lava flows, craters and rifts on your way to the solfataras and mud springs near Krýsuvík (2) Then transfer to your accommodation for your evening meal.

bláalónið

DAY 2: SEA FLOOR SPREADING AND GEOTHERMAL ENERGY

Route: Þingvellir– Nesjavellir– Hveragerði

Topics covered: plate tectonics and sea floor spreading; earthquakes; geothermal energy and its uses; rift valley formation;

Itinerary:  Drive to Thingvellir (3a/b) to experience the formation of a rift valley and examine the surface effects of sea floor spreading. Discover also how it influenced the first ever democratic parliament. Proceed to Nesjavellir (4) to witness the surreal effects of geothermal activity. This visit will involve a short, but stiff walk requiring suitable footwear and clothing. If time allows we will continue to Hveragerdi (5) to examine the impact of recent tectonics and geothermal energy on both landscape and economic activities. Return to the accommodation for supper.

Almannagjá rift in Þingvellir.

DAY 3: WIND AND WATER

Route: Alviðra – Irafoss – Hagavík – Geysir – Gullfoss

Topics covered: changes in sea level; weathering and erosion; wind and water erosion; the water cycle and geothermal activity; waterfall evolution; hydro-electric power.

Itinerary:  Drive to Alviðra (6a/b) to consider changes in sea level and the effect thatweathering & erosion can have on soils. Visit the Irafoss (7) hydro-electric plant buried in the rocks and continue towards Hagavík (8) to examine the effects of soil erosion by wind and water and the impact of people. Return back to drive to Geysir (9) to witness the effect of geothermal heat on groundwater followed by a visit to the powerful Gullfoss (10) waterfall to consider the water cycle. Return to the accommodation for supper.

Waterall Ljósafoss and power station.

DAY 4: GLACIERS AND VOLCANIC ACTIVITY

Route: Hlíðarendi – Seljalandsfoss – Thorvaldseyri – Sólheimajökull

Toipics covered: changes in sea level, isostasy; climate change; volcanic activity; natural hazard management; glacial erosion and deposition; river/glacier functions.

Itinerary:  Make a brief stop at Strandasiki or Hróarslækur (11) to link back to yesterday’s topics and to look ahead to the eruption of Eyjafjallajökull. Continue to Fljótshlíð to visitHlíðarendi (12) for a view of the Markárfljót outwash plain and the Eyjafjallajökull volcano.Cross the valley to the point where the 2010 eruption damaged the main highway (13). Make a brief stop at the Seljalandsfoss (14) waterfall, which you can sometimes walk behind and continue to the farm Thorvaldseyri (15), which was most affected by the eruption. Here we will study the farm and consider how it manages to survive in the lee of an active volcano. What does hazard management entail? Visit the Sólheimajökull (16a/b) glacier snout to study the effects of glacial erosion & deposition and to reconsider the effects of climate change. Return to the accommodation for supper.

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DAY 5: URBAN CONTRASTS

Route: Reykjavík – Keflavík

Topics covered: settlement location; urban growth; CBD; conurbation; conflict for space; container port

Itinerary: Drive to Reykjavík (17a – e) to look at aspects of urban growth and to see how it might compare with your home town. Specific field sites can include the port, the old harbour, the old town and modern CBD, and the city overlook at Perlan (17b) (The Pearl) situated on a hill atop several hot water tanks. The content of this day is very flexible and the opportunity can be provided to have free time in this very safe city. The group will reassemble to drive to Keflavík for the flight home. Some groups take in the Blue Lagoon on this day rather than on arrival (see Day 1).

04 Perlan

4 day Itinerary

DAY 1: SETTING THE SCENE

This is a summary of our basic 4-Day programme, which can be amended to suit your school’s requirements.  In this model the accommodation is based on Hotel Hella in south of Iceland. Optional days/locations will require re-costing.

Route: Keflavík Airport – Blue Lagoon – Reykjavík

Topics covered:  Geothermal Park and Tourism. Urban planning and geothermal uses.

Itinerary:  (subject to flight arrival times): Fly from UK to Keflavík, SW Iceland. Get off to a novel start with a swim in the geothermal waters of the Blue Lagoon (1) just 20 minutes from the airport. Perlan (17a) – Reykjavik City overlook set atop geothermal hot water tanks. Then transfer to your accommodation for your evening meal.

blátt lón

DAY 2: PLATE TECTONICS

Route: Þingvellir– Geysir – Gullfoss -Kerið

Topics covered: plate tectonics; geothermal energy; water cycle and river diversion; volcanic landforms.

Itinerary:  Early breakfast at hotel and pick up packed lunch before heading to Þingvellir (3a/b) Walk down Stekkjargjá fissure to experience the result of sea floor spreading. Walking along the fissure to see where the Vikings diverted a stream to provide the water for the first-ever democratic parliament. Descending to the lower ground you will witness further fissures and the extraordinary clarity of the groundwater. Walking back up to the top of the rift valley margin you will come to a Visitor Centre and overlook the rift. Drive to Geysir (9) geothermal area to view geysers, hot springs and watch the periodic eruptions of Strokkur. Depart after picnic lunch. Short drive to Gullfoss (10). Walk to the overlook at the upper level of the waterfall. Descend to the lower level and, subject to conditions, walk to the very edge of the fall. Next stop is Kerið* (6c) a volcanic crater. Once thought to be an explosion crater but now considered to be a caldera. Alviðra (6a/b) to observe the raised beach, weathering phenomena & conservation measures. Contrast a glacial and a non-glacial river. Drive back to Hveragerði where we have supper at the hotel.

Þingv_Öxarárfoss1

DAY 3: KATLA GEOPARK

Route: Seljalandsfoss – Þorvaldseyri – Skógarfoss – Sólheimajökull – Reynisfjara – Vík

Topics covered: changes in sea level; natural hazards and sustainability; climate change and glacial landscapes; coastal landforms and basalt cliffs.

Itinerary:  Breakfast at the hotel. Drive to Seljalandsfoss (14) where, subject to conditions underfoot, you may walk behind the waterfall. Short drive to Thorvaldseyri farm* (15a/b), the farm most threatened by the Eyjafjallajökull eruption. We watch a documentary film, look at the exhibit and examine the site before we continue to Skógarfoss (16c) waterfall where we have lunch. Drive to Sólheimajökull (16a/b). We walk to the glacier margin to examine features at close quarters. Next stop is Reynisfjara (18c), which has some superb columnar basalt structures and excellent views across to the natural arch and stacks of Dyrhólaey. A short drive to the village of Vík (20); where we visit the black sand beach to compare with that at Reynisfjara; also the need for coastal protection. Transfer back to Hveragerði for a supper at the hotel.

Skógar museum - an old turf farm.

DAY 4: MID-OCEAN RIDGE

Route: Krísuvík – Grænavatn – Gunnuhver – Stampar

Toipics covered: Geothermal centre; volcanic landforms.

Itinerary:  Breakfast at the hotel and a drive to Krísuvík (2) to follow the trail among the solfataras and then to Grænavatn (02a) a explosion crater. Short drive to  Gunnuhver (39b) view the solfataras in relation to the new geothermal power station. Our next stop is Stampar (38) craters. There we view a truly lunar landscape on the mid-ocean ridge before depart for Keflavík Airport.

gunnuhver

3 day Itinerary

DAY 1: SETTING THE SCENE

This is a summary of our basic 3-Day programme, which can be amended to suit your school’s requirements.  In this model the accommodation is based on Hotel Hella in south of Iceland. Optional days/locations will require re-costing.

Route: Keflavík Airport – Blue Lagoon – Reykjavík

Topics covered:  Geothermal Park and Tourism. Urban planning and geothermal uses.

Itinerary:  (subject to flight arrival times): Fly from UK to Keflavík, SW Iceland. Get off to a novel start with a swim in the geothermal waters of the Blue Lagoon (1) just 20 minutes from the airport. Perlan (17a) – Reykjavik City overlook set atop geothermal hot water tanks. Then transfer to your accommodation for your evening meal.

04 Perlan

DAY 2: PLATE TECTONICS

Route: Þingvellir– Geysir – Gullfoss -Kerið

Topics covered: plate tectonics; geothermal energy; water cycle and river diversion; volcanic landforms.

Itinerary:  Early breakfast at hotel and pick up packed lunch before heading to Þingvellir (3a/b) Walk down Stekkjargjá fissure to experience the result of sea floor spreading. Walking along the fissure to see where the Vikings diverted a stream to provide the water for the first-ever democratic parliament. Descending to the lower ground you will witness further fissures and the extraordinary clarity of the groundwater. Walking back up to the top of the rift valley margin you will come to a Visitor Centre and overlook the rift. Drive to Geysir (9) geothermal area to view geysers, hot springs and watch the periodic eruptions of Strokkur. Depart after picnic lunch. Short drive to Gullfoss (10). Walk to the overlook at the upper level of the waterfall. Descend to the lower level and, subject to conditions, walk to the very edge of the fall. Next stop is Kerið* (6c) a volcanic crater. Once thought to be an explosion crater but now considered to be a caldera. Alviðra (6a/b) to observe the raised beach, weathering phenomena & conservation measures. Contrast a glacial and a non-glacial river. Drive back to Hveragerði where we have supper at the hotel.

Almannagjá rift in Þingvellir.

DAY 3: MID-OCEAN RIDGE

Route: Hveragerði – Krísuvík – Keflavík

Topics covered: Geothermal centre; Volcanic landforms; coastal landforms and basalt cliffs.

Itinerary:  Breakfast at the hotel. Drive to Krísuvík (2) to follow the trail among the solfaratas. Short drive to Grænavatn  (02a) a explosion crater and then on to Gunnuhver (39b) to view solfaratas in relation to the new geothermal power station.  Before we head on to the airport we stop at Stampar (38) to explore craters and truly lunar landscape on the mid-ocean ridge.

gunnuhverinn

CPD Teachers' visits

CPD Teachers VISITS to Iceland

Trex operates a subsidised programme of Continuing Professional Development visits to Iceland for teachers. Each of these 2 to 5-day tours, based in south Iceland, has a different focus, for example sustainable tourism or meteorology.   In addition to visiting sites of special geographical interest, they include lectures and practical activities.  Participants will be supplied with resources from which they can create case-study material for use with their students.  Please note that places are limited and early application is advised.  Preference will be given to schools who have not previously attended one of our CPD visits.  We can also offer tailor-made trips for groups of 15 or more.

CPD in August 2017 – Theme: Assessing Natural Hazards.

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Validity of prices:  All rates quoted are based on current prices and are subject to change without notice in the event of currency fluctuations, impositions of or increase in taxes due to any cost increase not under the direct influence of TREX.

Payments (only for flight):   75% of the payment has to reach TREX 4 weeks prior to departure. The final payment made within 30 days after receipt of a detailed invoice from TREX.

Cancellations (only for flight):  All cancellations on behalf of individuals or groups have to be made in writing (fax or e-mail). There is no cancellation fee if cancellation is received not later than 5 weeks prior to arrival. We apply, according to business practices within the Icelandic Travel Industry, the following cancellation fees if service is cancelled:

2 weeks to 5 weeks before arrival    20% of net price
3 days to 2 weeks before arrival    50% of net price
Less than 3 days before arrival    100% of net price

Please note: TREX does not accept responsibility for any loss, damage, accidents and changes in itineraries due to weather, strikes or other irregularities caused by forces or events outside the direct control of TREX. We also reserve the right to alter routes and departure times due to road or weather conditions without prior notice. We strongly advice travellers to purchase health and accident insurance in time, before going on the tour.

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