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Iceland 'Land of Ice and Fire'

Published Sunday 7th of November 2010 08:02:46 AM

Upper Sixth Geography Field Trip

During the half-term holiday 21 Upper Sixth Geography students spent five days in Iceland, known as "the land of ice and fire".

Blessed with fine, dry weather for the most part, the group were able to visit some of the island's spectacular sights and see the impact of the eruptions of Eyjafallajokull that happened in March and April.

Evenings were often spent relaxing in open-air, geothermally heated swimming pools and they had a brief glimpse of the Northern Lights one night.

A highlight for many was an ice walk onto the glacier Sollheimajokull, armed with ice axes and wearing crampons the group were able to peer into deep crevasses and water eroded moulins.

Story supplied by Mary Connor, Website and Communications Manager, Dauntsey's School
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