Could this be the best school trip to Iceland – ever?!

Oct 14, 2019


Imagine the most awe-inspiring adventure to this land of extremes, where explosive volcanoes emerge above the landscape, geysers shoot high up into the sky and thundering waterfalls give a soaking to anyone in their midst. However you picture your experience to this breath-taking island, our Iceland experts can make it happen!

Earlier this year, we helped Sevenoaks School discover the wonders of Iceland first-hand. Ticking off some of the Land of Fire and Ice’s most adventurous experiences and witnessing a whole host of bucket list sights, staff and students came away inspired by real-life geography and with memories to last a lifetime.

 

Here’s what they got up to

 

Just some highlights from the trip

 

Solheimajökull Glacier Hike

Students got closer to a glacier than they ever thought possible with a hike on the mighty Solheimajökull. Equipped with crampons and ice axes, they experienced crevasses, moulins, erratic blocks, moraines and dirt cones, and learnt about the glacier’s movement and rate of retreat.

 

Super Jeep Tour Eyjafjallajökull

Sevenoaks staff and students embarked on a rough and ready Super Jeep Adventure into the interior valleys, highlands, icecaps, glaciers and volcanoes of South Iceland. Travelling in 4×4s, racing across the beach was a highlight for these adventure-loving, thrill-seekers!

 

Snorkeling through the Silfra Fissure

Some students took the opportunity to experience the Mid Atlantic Ridge from a truly unique perspective with an underwater discovery through the Silfra fissure. Snorkelling through the crystal clear waters, they got up close to the continental plates and river life.

 

Secret Lagoon

Taking some time out to relax, Sevenoaks geographers took a dip in the Secret Lagoon’s warm waters. Amongst the oldest swimming pools in Iceland, this natural and unique hot spring offered a truly authentic bathing experience, as well as the chance to view the geothermal activity of the regularly erupting Little Geysir.

 

Heimaey Visit

As part of their trip, the group took the short ferry ride from the mainland to the largest and only inhabited Westman Island. Life on Heimaey was transformed after a major fissure eruption in 1973. Venturing across the recently-formed lava fields and climbing the newly-formed Eldfell volcano gave students the opportunity to appreciate the devastating impacts of the eruption and discover how islanders live in this hazardous environment.

 

“Superbly organised tour with real geographical awe and wonder.”

Mr Thompson, Sevenoaks School

We’re delighted to be working with Sevenoaks School again as they return to Iceland in 2020.

 

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