Living the dream with the British International School of Chicago

Last updated: Jan 30th, 2019

Today excelled all our hopes and dreams for a day in this geographer’s paradise.

Hellisheiði geothermal power plant seemed to be powered by a million steam breathing and roaring giants. British International School of Chicago – South Loop (BSICSL) students were enthralled by the sheer sense of energy and the ingenuity of man to capitalise and exploit this gift of nature.



Onward and upward to Pingvellir National Park. This UNESCO site was majestic in glorious sunshine. Walking in peace along the Alamannaja fissure, filled with wildflowers and birdsong, we reached the Öxarárfoss for our lunch stop.


Great excitement was engendered at our next stop, the mighty Gullfoss, as the elusive magnificent rainbows, for which these falls are famous, were out in force. The awesome beauty was breathtaking and emotionally moving – this was literally living my dream.


Last stop – Strokkur never fails to wow!

Missed Cath Close’s first installment of her time in Iceland with the British International School of Chicago? Read it here.