St Ivo School Geography Department
GCSE GEOGRAPHY RESIDENTIAL FIELDTRIP
“The land of fire and ice”
So what will out itinerary be? ...
This fieldtrip will provide you with first hand
experience of many of the ideas and topics
that we cover during the GCSE course –
particularly for Unit 3 – Natural Environments
in which we study tectonic environments!
Where will we stay?
The Skallin Centre
Our accommodation will be the Husid guesthouse, part of the Skallin Centre
Hvollsvöllur in southern Iceland in a tranquil location with stunning views of the
…We arrive in Iceland early afternoon and
have the chance to experience bathing in the
amazing thermally heated waters of the
famous Blue lagoon!
Day 1 “The Blue Lagoon”
Day 2. “Gluggers and Gushers”
Cinder Cone volcanic crater
Spectacular waterfalls including Gulfoss!Shooting geysers and Bubbling pools!
Followed by an evening
swim and a relax in the
pools geothermally heated
In the afternoon we visit Þingvellir
National Park – site of a rift valley
marking the crest of the Mid-Atlantic
Ridge with its spectacular scenery
and a chance to get to grips with
Iceland’s tectonic history.
Day 3. “A Day on Heimaey”
Sail out to the island of Heimaey on the Westmann islands and climb the volcano Eldfell
which erupted in 1973. Walk over the lava flows and see the houses being dug out of
the ash. At the top the rock is still warm!
The island has a stunning population of puffins!
The 1973 eruption of
Sail out to Heimaey!
After a late afternoon swim, dinner is back at the Husid Guesthouse. During
this day we also hope to get a unique close up view of the site of the
Eyjafjallajökull volcanic eruption of 2010
The erupting volcano
– Easter 2010
Day 4. “Wet, Wetter, Wettest – There’s
snout like it!”
The 1973 eruption of
Fly out to Heimaey!
A Day of stunning physical
Have you ever walked behind a
waterfall? Now’s your chance!
We will see classic coastal
landforms as we visit the
rugged Icelandic coastline
We will visit the glacier snout of
Solheimajökull – just one of
Iceland’s many spectacular
Day 5 – “Cracking up & Drifting apart”
… finally back to Keflavik for our
return flight to Heathrow – full of
happy memories of the stunning land
of fire and ice!
A final chance to experience the volcanic origin
of Iceland – from the strange lunar type landscape
of the lava fields to the amazing geothermal area
at Krysuvik with boiling mud puddles!
You will also visit the Bridge over two continents –
a unique opportunity to cross over the meeting point
between the North American and the Eurasian
Are you Interested…….? If so please take a letter…
We have 30 places available on the tour
•(If numbers exceed places – names will be drawn at random – it is NOT
first come first served)
If you are interested in taking part – please return the form and £100 deposit
to the Business Centre or pay online by Monday 3rd
If you have any further questions
please see Mr Chambers (N16) or Miss Raine (N15)
You can find out more about the trip, including photographs and weblinks to
places we will be visiting on the GCSE blog (www.geobytes.org.uk or
www.ivoiceland16.wordpress.com (last year’s trip)
COME AND JOIN THE FUN!