Our Sixth Form students, along with Dauntsey’s School, visited Iceland over half term for their Geography field trip.
Although very cold, they experienced beautiful days with spectacular scenery and light.
The students began their second day with a dip in the geothermal waters of the Secret Lagoon followed by the key sights of the ‘Golden Circle’ tour; including Gullfoss Waterfall, Geysir and the Þingvellir National Park.
On their third day, the pupils went on a walk on the Sólheimajökull glacier – it was “invigorating” in the freezing rain and strong winds! After drying off and warming up they took a walking tour of a local town, linking to the Changing Places part of the A level course.
On their fourth and last day, the group visited the area of the Eyjafjallajökull eruption in 2010, plus Selandjafoss, a fascinating waterfall that you can walk behind. They also climbed a steep volcanic plug above the glacial outwash plain, before sliding down in the snow! After a busy day, the last stop was the excellent Lava Museum before driving to Reykjavik for their last night with a visit to the local swimming pool and hot tubs.
Leweston and Dauntsey’s Geography pupils were very fortunate to experience fantastic geography and great photography opportunities.