April 10th: 14:30 – Just left Gretna Services – Estimated time of arrival back at Huntington School is 16:45, all being well!
April 10th: 10:51 AM – Landed at Glasgow.
Monday 10th April: Very early start for the team, they had to depart the hotel at around 5:00am (Icelandic time) to get to the airport, they are due to land in Glasgow at 10:40am (our time). From Glasgow they will be travelling by coach back to Huntington School and should arrive by 17:00pm. We will keep you updated on time as best we can.
Sunday 9th April: Hotel Geirland – Everyone had breakfast at 08.00, and departed at 09.00.
We headed to Reynishverfi – a black volcanic beach with basalt cliffs.
After 10.00 we headed up to the Solheimajokull glacier – glacier walk using basic ice equipment and crampons excellently show by students in the photo!
We also visited the stunning Skogafoss Waterfall i the afternoon which was really beautiful – the photo we’ve received is fantastic! Perfect weather and sunlight to capture this.
After the fall everyone visited the Eyjafjallajokull visitor centre to learn about the infamous 2010 eruption which caused the Ash Cloud and stopped many flights!
At about 16:00 the group went to Hellisheioi Geothermal Power Station to view a presentation and tour.
What a superb day!
April 8th: A jam packed day – the group have visited lava flows and found evidence of past volcanic eruptions and how this had impacted on the current ground and landscape structure. They went to an incredible glacial lagoon where you can see icebergs in the distance! Fantastic group photo of everyone by the ice. We also headed to Vatnajokull National Park to see the valley and rock formation.
A day full of stunning landscape and plenty of walking. We will be sleeping well tonight!
Update from Yesterday April 7th: Everyone went to Thingvellir national park, they were pretending to be Viking chieftains. There is also a photo at Geysir to see the hot springs and geysers, after everyone visited Gullfoss a double waterfall, in the afternoon the group went swimming in the Secret Lagoon, in the evening after dinner they had a games night.
Update 7th April 8:00am (our time): Yesterday everyone visited Gunnuhver for the mud pools, natural steam vents, and coastal scenery. They had dinner at an Italian restaurant; Rossopomodoro in central Reykjavik, and then had a pretty wet walk around central Reykjavik and up to the famous church and tallest building all lit up at night.
It’s looking like another wet day again but we are off on the Golden Circle Tour.
16:05 (our time) They have landed in Keflavik and making their way out of the airport. (15:05 Iceland time)
Please open the below forms to go over any information that was sent out to you before the trip:
Full kit list and itinerary – A full breakdown of kit and the trips itinerary
Iceland clothing and equipment list detailed – A detailed list of winter clothing that will be needed on this trip
LOtC 2016-17 – Learning Outside The Classroom Quality certificate
STF 2016-17 – School Travel Forum travel compliance certificate
Iceland Final Student Meeting List – Final key reminder of everything you need to have ready for your trip
Iceland Trip 2017 Teacher Groups – This is a list of teacher groups and which students are linked with which teachers during this trip
Please don’t be worried if updates aren’t immediate as we will be receiving messages from staff in Iceland and our IT Technician will be updating this page as soon as possible.