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 c.ferguson@vcj.sch.je.

Key details

Wednesday 19th July - Saturday 22nd July 2023
Year 8 – Year 13
£1,450 cost (all-inclusive price)

Documents

First letter to parents + FAQ’s November 2022
Second letter to parents December 2022
Draft itinerary 
Government of Jersey - Education Travel Policy
Government of Jersey - Covid Guidance

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Frequently Asked Questions

Is travel insurance included in the price?

Yes – as part of the price we will organise travel insurance. If, for any reason, you feel your son might have a medical issue requiring additional exemptions, don't hesitate to get in touch with Daniel Hodder at d.hodder@vcj.sch.je.

Government of Jersey - Education Travel Policy

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.

Government of Jersey - Covid Guidance

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 d.hodder@vcj.sch.je 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?

I will ensure any further messages alongside more FAQ's appear on this website page. Additionally, if you have any more l questions, please don't hesitate to contact me at d.hodder@vcj.sch.je.