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St Ivo School Geography Department
GCSE GEOGRAPHY RESIDENTIAL FIELDTRIP
ICELAND
2017
“The land of fire and ice”
ICELAND 2017
So what will out itinerary be? ...
This fieldtrip will provide you with first hand
experience of many of the ...
…We arrive in Iceland early afternoon and
have the chance to experience bathing in the
amazing thermally heated waters of ...
Day 2. “Gluggers and Gushers”
Cinder Cone volcanic crater
Spectacular waterfalls including Gulfoss!Shooting geysers and Bu...
Followed by an evening
swim and a relax in the
pools geothermally heated
hotpots
In the afternoon we visit Þingvellir
Nati...
Day 3. “A Day on Heimaey”
Sail out to the island of Heimaey on the Westmann islands and climb the volcano Eldfell
which er...
After a late afternoon swim, dinner is back at the Husid Guesthouse. During
this day we also hope to get a unique close up...
Day 4. “Wet, Wetter, Wettest – There’s
snout like it!”
The 1973 eruption of
Eldfell
Fly out to Heimaey!
A Day of stunning ...
Day 5 – “Cracking up & Drifting apart”
… finally back to Keflavik for our
return flight to Heathrow – full of
happy memori...
Are you Interested…….? If so please take a letter…
We have 30 places available on the tour
•(If numbers exceed places – na...
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Iceland 2017

  1. 1. St Ivo School Geography Department GCSE GEOGRAPHY RESIDENTIAL FIELDTRIP ICELAND 2017 “The land of fire and ice”
  2. 2. ICELAND 2017 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 surrounding landscape!
  3. 3. …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”
  4. 4. Day 2. “Gluggers and Gushers” Cinder Cone volcanic crater Spectacular waterfalls including Gulfoss!Shooting geysers and Bubbling pools!
  5. 5. Followed by an evening swim and a relax in the pools geothermally heated hotpots 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.
  6. 6. 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 Eldfell Sail out to Heimaey!
  7. 7. 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
  8. 8. Day 4. “Wet, Wetter, Wettest – There’s snout like it!” The 1973 eruption of Eldfell Fly out to Heimaey! A Day of stunning physical Geography Thundering Waterfalls… Have you ever walked behind a waterfall? Now’s your chance! Rugged Coastline…. We will see classic coastal landforms as we visit the rugged Icelandic coastline Glistening Glaciers… We will visit the glacier snout of Solheimajökull – just one of Iceland’s many spectacular glaciers.
  9. 9. 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 crustal plates!
  10. 10. 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 October 2016 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!

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