During the Easter break, Year 10 and 11 Geography, Art and Photography students took part in an unforgettable field trip to Iceland. The trip provided an opportunity for students to see some of the most spectacular natural scenery in the world, for the geographers to reinforce their classroom studies and artists and photographers to gather research.
Students walked through one of the largest and longest lava tunnels in Iceland and ate eggs that had been boiled in the natural hot springs. They also travelled to the Solheimajokull Glacier and witnessed Strokkur one of the country’s most famous geysers, that shoots a tower of water and steam 30 metres into the air every few minutes.
Among the highlights of the trip were a visit to Gullfoss waterfall, and its spectacular gorge, and Seljalandsfoss, where students walked behind the tumbling curtain of water. The trip ended with a dip in the ‘Blue Lagoon’ set in the surroundings of an ancient lava field. In the lagoon, the powder-blue mineral rich waters simmer at temperatures of between 37ºC and 39ºC.
Everyone thoroughly enjoyed relaxing in this beautiful outdoor spa on the final day of the Iceland trip, which was for all a truly unique and exquisite experience.