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Day Three – will we get to see the Northern Lights?

We’ve just had a hearty breakfast to set us up for another jam packed day of sightseeing, activities and learning. The forecast for the northern lights is very good for tonight –...

Saturday School

Always time for for a bit of geography work even if it is Saturday morning!

Smelly mud puddles

Krysuvik is a geothermal area of Iceland in the middle of the mid-Atlantic ridge. Students enjoyed the eggy aroma of the sulphur springs.

Mamma Mia Pizzeria

Although there is no photo evidence for this, students (and staff) enjoyed unlimited supplies of fizzy drinks and pizza! Some the boys managed an impressive seven slices!!!

Day 2 Skogafoss

I always like to think of this day as the spectacular one. We got off to an early start, leaving the hotel before 8.45 am straight to Stora Dimon. Most of students made it to the top with a few being...

Geysers!

The Strokkkkur geysir erupts every 6-8 minutes. There were some cold hands waiting for that money shot! The suspense was killing us.

Day 4 in Italy- Herculaneum

The last day of our trip involved a trip to the amazing ruins of Herculaneum. What an experience. The most interesting point of the morning was seeing the skeletal remains of the people who had taken...

Homeward bound

54 tired girls now sit at Rome airport awaiting our delayed flight back to Dublin. All got up at 4am and left at 5 so it’s been a busy morning. Everyone is exhausted, looking forward to getting...

Day two!!

We’ve caught up on some sleep and are now ready for another big day of sightseeing and activities. First stop Seljalandfoss waterfall – where we can walk behind it!!

Day 1

Journey to Iceland went smoothly but there’s no getting away from the fact that it is long journey, with us getting to bed at 3am. Apparently, there was some turbulence on the way over but I...

Seljalandfoss

Our day started at the magnificent Saljalandfoss waterfall. It was incredible but due to the very icy conditions we were unable to walk behind it. Well worth the visit Nonetheless.  

Eyjafjallajokul!!!

What an incredible story from the family that got caught in the middle of this eruption. For most people they only think of the impact on European flights. The family living at the foot of the...