Icelandic adventure

A group of S3 pupils travelled to the south of Iceland and visited the sites around the 'Golden Circle'.

Starting off at the 'Bridge between continents', 17 pupils explored the rift zone where the Eurasian and North American plates move apart.

The highlight on the first day for everyone, however, was the Blue Lagoon; this geothermal pool provides a relaxing environment to recover from an early start!

Their excellent tour guide told them about life in Iceland and its formation. Pupils experienced the effects of climate change first hand as they saw how far the glacier, Sólheimajökull, had retreated in the past 10 years.

Other highlights included the waterfalls at Gullfoss, Skogáfoss and Seljalandsfoss, the Geysir hot spring, the basaltic columns at Vik and Iceland's first parliament at Thingvellir.

All in all, an excellent trip for everyone enjoying this extraordinary landscape.


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