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Incredible Iceland

Posted on: April 26th 2016

Iceland head photoYear 10 Geographers from Amery Hill School recently visited Iceland to experience the real world of Geography. Iceland is well known for its raw physical geography and the excursions embarked upon did not disappoint students or staff. Active volcanoes, cascading waterfalls, erupting geysers, breath-taking glaciers and geothermal features, cloaked in centuries-old Norse culture, proved an intriguing blend which enthralled and enriched the students’ GCSE studies. Head of Geography, Mr Stephen Parker, spoke about the full itinerary which included day trips to the Blue Lagoon, the Hellisheidi Geothermal Power Station, the Seljalandfoss waterfall and Reynishverfi, famous for its black volcanic beaches and basalt columns.   “Our students got to visit some of Iceland’s most famous sights and were captivated by the natural wonders of this incredible country.  The Blue Lagoon was a favourite for many students, a unique and awe inspiring experience of one of the world’s natural wonders.”

One student commented “I loved it, the landscape was spectacular.” Her personal highlight was visiting Gullfoss, a breathtaking waterfall that comprises one of the three attractions of the Golden Circle. 

A visit to Kerid, a dramatic volcanic crater lake, Thingvellir and Gullfoss, rounded off what was described by one student as “a trip of a lifetime”.  Now, who would have thought that from a school trip!  

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