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Northern Lights, Volcanoes and Riding Monster Trucks in Iceland

Thirty eight lucky pupils from Year 10-13 spent a magical five days in Iceland at half term.  Deputy Head, David Hymer, went with them on this once-in-a-lifetime trip.

Northern Lights and Geysirs

“We were lucky enough to have some fantastically clear weather for the first couple of days, meaning that we had a clear view of the stunning Northern Lights on the first night and the recent cold had made the landscape a frozen and snowy wonderland.”

We visited the famous Geysir, saw spectacular waterfalls, and spent time bathing at length in geothermal pools fed by hot springs.

 

 

Volcanoes and Lava Fields

Having walked round the rim of a volcano and across lava fields on a spectacular coastline, we enjoyed caving in a lava tube, though perhaps the biggest highlight was driving on monster trucks onto an ice cap. We then ventured into the glacier in tunnels bored into the ice.

After a bit of retailing and sightseeing in Reykjavik we returned to the UK, geographically wiser and amazed by on of the most beautiful countries in the world!

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