Geography Iceland Trip 2022
At the end of August, 18 intrepid Year 13 geographers, 3 very enthusiastic geography staff and one excited Religious Studies teacher set off for Iceland; the land of fire and ice. The Icelandic trip began in the colourful capital of Iceland Reykjavik, visiting the famous Hallgrimskirkja. The geographers then explored the country and encountered fiery volcanoes, beautiful waterfalls, geysers and glaciers.
The Year 13 pupils were not quite satisfied with visiting the usual tourist hot spots which is why the class then went on to tour the Westman Islands and Vatnajökull, which is Europe's second largest ice cap. The pupils also swapped the classroom for a much more suitable setting by having a lesson on tectonic plates on top of a volcano!
On the adventure our enthusiastic explorers observed the inhabitants of Iceland which included puffins and whales. The highlights of the trip include trekking along the Eldfell crater edge, wallowing in the blue lagoon, taking a rib safari, as well as walking through a lava tunnel. Our pupils watched a lava show and had an enjoyable virtual tour of Iceland. They also tried some Icelandic cuisine including lava bread and eggs cooked in geothermal springs, yummy!
One student commented: “110% would recommend it to anyone else thinking about going on this trip. It was absolutely amazing!”