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Iceland field trip tips!

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Iceland field trip tips!
« on: January 14, 2016, 01:44:38 PM »
Hi, I am taking 18 sixth formers to Iceland in March for 5 days. We are going with Discover the World.

Does anyone have any tips of things you think are good to take with you apart from the obvious. It is my first time running the trip and wanted to draw on your extensive knowledge for those of you that have done the trip and come back thinking, next time we must take......

Many thanks, Rebecca.


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Re: Iceland field trip tips!
« Reply #1 on: January 14, 2016, 07:57:52 PM »
If you are going to Heimaey, visit the new Pompeii of the north museum - its excellent.  Nice cafe and toilets too if you've just climbed Eldfell!  Take headphone splitters though, so you can borrow fewer of their interactive guides and plug groups of kids into just one.  Less of an issue with your numbers, but thats what we're doing this summer with 65!

Warn them in advance about Icelandic bathing routines so they are prepared!

Put a sticker not he back of everyone's passport with their name so you can quickly hand them out without having to open and check them each time.

Wear a tour hoody visibly upon return to LHR to get through passport control quickly - everytime we've returned with a group they've pulled us out the general line and opened separate desks just for us.  Way quicker than queuing normally!

Have fun!
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