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Iceland trip delights geographers

Students pose for a picture in front of stunning scenery during their Geography trip to Iceland

Geography students from Fourth Year to Sixth Form spent five cold, but bright, days in Iceland during Autumn half term.

The group experienced the natural wonder of the Northern Lights (aurora borealis), as well as visiting a number of key waterfalls, tectonic plate boundaries, geysers and volcanos.

Students also completed a tough glacier walk on Solheimajokull, a glacier on part of the volcano system that includes Eyjafjallajokull – the site of the 2010 and 2011 eruptions that grounded flights around Europe.

During their time in the country, they spent time exploring architecture, culture and regeneration in the world’s most northerly capital, Reykjavik, as well as a relaxing visit to one of the man-made wonders of the world, The Blue Lagoon.