During the Easter holidays a group of pupils and Sixth form students went on a fantastic Geography trip to Iceland. Two of our Sixth Formers share their highlights
Adam Long (12Otter) - "Iceland was a fascinating experience with many geographical physical features. I found the extreme geographic environments intriguing and enjoyed learning about the mechanics of how these are formed and are ever changing the landscape. I enjoyed thoroughly the bridge between the continents as it fascinated me by the shear scale, in addition to this I enjoyed the knowledge that Sigi had, which was second to none as he had an understanding of all areas of the trip which was very interesting! The blue lagoon was a favourite for me too, as it was relaxing and a different environment to what I have ever been in before!!"
Freddie Dempster (12King) - "The Geography trip to Iceland was one of the most incredible geography trips I have ever been on. Before going I spoke to siblings and friends who had been previously and they told me what to expect. I had very high hopes. I can now confirm for myself that Iceland is one of the most naturally beautiful, unique and bizarre places on earth and this trip allowed us to see it all! From the most incredible waterfalls to black beaches stretching as far as the eye can see. The guesthouse that we stayed in was… rustic but incredibly welcoming and the people running it sure knew how to made a hearty supper. It even had a hot tub too which was very relaxing.
"My favourite place of the whole trip has to be the Blue Lagoon. This natural hot spring full of soothing minerals and all sorts of goodness was an absolute treat. I don’t think there’s anything quite like sipping your commentary strawberry Skír, in a constantly warm bath, whilst watching Mr Putnam’s face mask make him a new man to make you appreciate Iceland.
"A huge plus to the trip was our tour guide ‘Siggy’. He was so knowledgeable on every aspect of Iceland that he made you feel like you knew almost all of Iceland’s history and it involved you in your surroundings more, making the trip even more engaging.
"Overall, Iceland was the most fantastic place I have ever visited. The seemingly endless amounts of waterfalls; beaches that were made entirely of black sand; iced over volcanic craters you can walk in; humungous glaciers and alarmingly large fault lines all made Iceland a jaw dropping place to visit. I couldn’t recommend it enough!"