Iceland Trip

Published 24 April 2024

On 1 April, 40 geography students accompanied by Miss Brenton, Mr Langton, Mrs Roberts and Mr Wilder set of for Iceland to explore the country’s landscapes.

After landing, we went to the FlyOver Iceland experience, which was a virtual reality immersive tour around some of Iceland’s most impressive landscapes. After being a bit sceptical to begin with, everyone thoroughly enjoyed it and said it was a brilliant way to start the trip. Over the course of the next three days, we experienced the best of South Iceland, travelling around the Golden Circle seeing amazing waterfalls and geysers, as well as a brilliant walk up to the Solheimajokull glacier.

A level students were able to experience a glaciated landscape first-hand, which helped with revision for their Unit 1 paper. GCSE students enjoyed the black sand beaches at Vik and were able to revise their Coasts topic using the Dryholaey headland to pick out key landforms.

Our Icelandic driver and tour guide were fantastic and gave us lots of interesting information about the country and its landscapes. It was brilliant to hear about the country from local people. On our final full day we got to unwind and relax at Krauma Spa, one of Iceland’s many geothermal baths. We all spent a peaceful hour or so soaking in the hot tubs. Braver members took the plunge in the cold bath with Ben and Kathryn lasting the longest; Miss Brenton was too much of a wimp and could only manage dipping her toes! After an early start on Friday morning to the airport, we were treated with one last surprise – being able to see the volcanic eruption on the Reykjanes peninsula from the safety of our coach window.