Glaciers, Geysers and Geothermal Springs

18 Lower Sixth Geographers and Physicists accompanied by Dr. Lee and Mr. Lyng visited Iceland over the Easter holidays.

Some of the highlights of the trip include: spouting geysers and hot springs in the Geysir area where the girls witnessed the famous ‘Stokkur’ that erupts every 5 to 7 minutes, reaching a height of around 30 meters; a walk behind Seljalandsfoss to learn about the waterfall’s eroding processes and also being kitted with ice equipment, crampons and ice axes for an afternoon walk on the Solheimajokull glacier.

The trip ended with a visit to Iceland’s most popular visitor attraction, the Blue Lagoon, where the girls treated themselves to plenty of silica masks and bathed in the geothermal heated water that is rich in natural minerals. The trip was a huge success as it allowed the girls to gain a deeper understanding on what they learn in the classroom and the opportunity to visit and experience such a unique and beautiful country.

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