The Geography Department took a group of 14 Sixth Formers to Southwest Iceland this October half term to see for themselves what they have been studying in their lessons. Highlights included visiting the impressive Gullfoss waterfall (the largest volume falls in Europe), Strokkur, Iceland’s most active geyser and Þingvellir National Park, a site of historical, cultural, and geological significance (where pupils got the chance to walk between two tectonic plates). The weather held out for most of the trip, freezing temperatures and constant rain couldn’t put off Mr Normington from venturing out onto the Solheimajökull Glacier with a group of pupils close behind.
Pupils also had the chance to sample many of Iceland’s delicacies, including Svið (Sheep’s head), Harðfiskur (Dried fish) and Hangikjöt (Hung & Smoked Meat). There was also a chance to relax in true Icelandic fashion, which involved bathing in the Secret Lagoon, a naturally heated pool in the small village of Fluðir.
Head of Geography