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Iceland Trip 2016

11 Nov 2016

This year’s Year 10 Geography trip to Iceland was a huge success.  Mr Dalton, Mr Nicholson, Mrs Bainbridge, and Tour Guide David,  kept us very busy  with a full  itinerary with visits ranging from  Glacier Walking, Bathing in The Blue Lagoon, and Caving.

We visited the Eyjafjallajökull which was the volcano that erupted in 2010 and watched a video about a farm at the foot of the volcano and how the eruption affected the inhabitants. The Glacier Walking was hard work but really enjoyable.  It was very cold but we were all prepared for it.  The Blue Lagoon was amazing.  Dressed in nothing but our swimwear in the freezing cold, we slid into the hot water and swam to the middle of the Lagoon to have face masks applied.  We visited a secret waterfall which was only visible from the inside.  We could see where the waterfall had receded.

Over five nights we stayed in four very different hotels, all in different locations and surroundings.  We stayed in a remote log cabin one night then onto another hotel which was fantastic for seeing the Northern Lights (Aurora Borealis).

I thoroughly enjoyed the whole trip but a particular high point for me was the unusual architecture and construction of the Harpa Concert Hall Conference Centre.

Jemimah Osborne, Year 10 Student