Geographers Travel to Iceland
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A Level Field trip to Iceland

​A group of mainly Middle Sixth geography students visited Iceland during the Easter break to bring to life the geographical features and processes they have studied within the subject.  The students visited the Blue Lagoon, a popular man-made geothermal spa of crystal clear water and the only site on earth where it is possible to swim in 40°C water all year round; the sun was shining and the students described it as one of the most memorable places they had visited.  The visit to the Blue Lagoon was followed by visits to three stunning waterfalls and a geyser situated in south-western Iceland that has been active for over 10,000 years.  Other popular attractions during the visit included Thingviller, the national park where Iceland’s parliament was established in 930AD which is also scoured by the Mid-Atlantic Ridge.  Rift valleys are clearly visible where the Eurasian and North American tectonic plates pull apart at around 2cm a year.  However, arguably the most stunning part of the trip was the chance to see the northern lights.

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