11 September 2017
This summer, 28 boys across the 4th, 5th and 7th Years, took part in a geography trip to Iceland. Despite some very early starts, the trip was a roaring success and included seeing the rare geysers erupting, Skógafoss 'the rainbow waterfall' and the famous Eyjafjallajökull volcano, which last erupted in 2010. All of this was made even better given the transport for the day was a 'Super-jeep' – a rare and very different transport experience. A range of geographic topics was covered and for some of the boys it was the chance to study something completely new and firsthand. Iceland's energy and hot water are all naturally sourced, and the boys experienced a tour of the main plant supplying the capital Reykjavik. In between absorbing the natural beauty of the country and taking in the geographic features on offer, the boys had the chance to take part in some fantastic activities. The white water rafting was a highlight for both boys and staff, with some boys particularly pleased that the staff got rather wet! Glacier walking on Solheimajokull allowed an up close encounter with some of the country's biggest and best glacial features. The trip wouldn't have been complete without a trip to the stunning Blue Lagoon Geothermal Spa.