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"...and That's Why Geographers go to Iceland"

"...and That's Why Geographers go to Iceland"

by Danny B and Miss McCaughern


On 29 March at 7am, all 50 of us were eager to depart from Felsted and start our journey to Iceland. After a two and a half hour flight, we quickly started our activities for the day.

We first visited the mid Atlantic ridge, the gap between the Eurasian tectonic plate and the North American tectonic plate. Over the next few days we visited more dramatic landscapes and fascinating rock formations such as Gullfoss Falls and Seljalandsfoss (waterfall which featured in Game of Thrones) and were still partially frozen and beginning to melt as spring aired closer.

 

 

Of course there was some time to visit the city of Reykjavik and get some souvenirs.  Personally I found the natural springs and geysers the most impressive, as they shot water up to 20 metres in the air. Despite the harsh polar winds we persevered to enjoy the incredible scenery and experience what Iceland had to offer, and we had an amazing time that I will never forget. Of course with waterfalls, and tectonic hazards part of our GCSE course, the trip has also enriched our geographical learning experience. 

 

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