Iceland 2018

by Renee Tapon, Year 10

This March, I was lucky enough to be given the opportunity to go to Iceland with the Geography department.  On the 8th March, we travelled from school to Edinburgh airport, then on to Keflavik airport in Iceland.  When we arrived at the Hotel Ork we were greeted by friendly staff, excellent food, and fantastic facilities including a geothermally heated pool swimming pool.

The next few days were completely jam-packed.  We saw unbelievable waterfalls, glaciers, volcanoes and tectonic plates, and we got some great pictures of them!  Seeing these features, which you’ve learnt about in your Geography lessons, up close is a completely amazing experience, and one that really makes you understand the power and wonder of nature!  If you ever have the opportunity, I would highly recommend that you go to Iceland.  You will create some brilliant memories, and it will be an experience you’ll never forget.

Faxi waterfall

Faxi waterfall

Geysir (the original one that gave all the others their name, erupting)

Mr Murray teaching about Thingvellir National Park

Thingvellir National Park


Sun Voyager sculpture, Reykjavik

Geothermal mud pools on the Reykjanes peninsula

Mud pools on the Reykjanes peninsula