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Iceland 2011 v2 nsr


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Iceland 2011 v2 nsr

  1. 1. Iceland 2011 Tudor Grange and Alderbrook Joint trip to Iceland 22 nd – 27 th October 2011
  2. 2. Flying midday from Manchester with Iceland Air
  3. 3. Landing at Reykjavik - capital of Iceland (size of Solihull!!!)
  4. 4. The cathedral and main shopping street of the city
  5. 5. Geysir Gullfoss Þingvellir Laki Jökulsárlón Skógarfoss Reykjavik Skógarfoss Heimaey Places we’ll be visiting
  6. 6. Day 2 - Golden Circle Þingvellir National Park – Mid Atlantic Ridge North American / Eurasian plate boundary Optional ‘Caving in a lava tube’ with Geysir Gullfoss – awesome fault-guided waterfall and walk by the gorge
  7. 7. By satellite – where American and European plates are moving apart
  8. 8. View from the American tectonic plate over the rift zone
  9. 9. One of the rifts
  10. 10. Here it comes … … But what is it?
  11. 11. Bursting through Geysir – Bursting through Up to 30 metres high Every 3 - 5 minutes!
  12. 12. Gulfoss –awesome!! Spot the people
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  14. 14. Day 3 “Sea, water and Ice Day” Seljandafoss (waterfall you can get behind) Skógarfoss (awesome 60 m waterfall) Sólheimajökull glacier – up to the snout and sides. Also optional walking on the glacier with Coastal Features at Reynishverfi including spectacular basalt columns like a small-scale Giant’s Causeway
  15. 15. Waterfalls abound
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  18. 18. Skógarfoss – over 60 metres high
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  22. 22. Day 4 “Ice Day 2” View Svartifoss which flows spectacularly over black basaltic columns. Visit promontory overlooking Skaftafell glacier to Visit very impressive Svínafellsjökull glacier Jökulsárlón Ice lagoon–Where the James Bond Film ‘Die Another Day’ was made Climb the largest lateral moraine in Europe and see an ice-dammed lake and effects of glacial retreat
  23. 23. One of the many glaciers - Skaftafellsjokull
  24. 24. Icebergs at the Jökulsárlón Lagoon, off the largest icecap in Europe
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  27. 28. Day 5 “Volcano Day” Visit to island of Heimaey to climb volcano that erupted in 1973 and its effects on the town
  28. 29. Ferry to Heimaey to see Eldfell – one of the world’s youngest volcanoes Walking up to the Crater cone of Eldfell 20 minutes to Heimaey
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  32. 33. explore the living system of a moving glacier with crevasses, pressure ridges, sink-holes, melt-water channels Ultima Thule/Adrenalin operates tours on Sólheimajökull Outlet Glacier They provide crampons, harnesses, ropes etc. and even some stiff boots for clients that show up in their bunny slippers
  33. 34. Day 6 Blue Lagoon Day Into the Reykjanes peninsular: hot springs, mud pots and sinter pools To the Blue Lagoon with its steam rooms and sauna to finish the trip Iceland Air Flight FI 454 to Heathrow departs at 1610 hrs arriving back at 2010 hrs
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  36. 37. … time to refresh ourselves in the Blue Lagoon before our journey home After the trip of a lifetime
  37. 38. oh, and we might see The incredible Aurora Borealis
  38. 39. The main roads can be deceptive!! Travel will be by coach – the driver and guide will stay with us throughout
  39. 40. Accommodation: we stay in hotels or ‘Farmhouse Hotels’ typically 2-3 in an en-suite room. Party members need to take their own towels, a sleeping bag (not winter season as every place is heated) and pillow slip Suitcase with wheels so it can be pulled is advisable
  40. 41. Cost of trip: <ul><li>£750 – covers all transport costs, main excursions, full board, insurance </li></ul><ul><li>Payments to be made please by: </li></ul><ul><li>£100 7 th December 2010 </li></ul><ul><li>£250 9 th February 2011 </li></ul><ul><li>Balance by 5 th July 2011 </li></ul><ul><li>Either via ParentPay or cheque to Tudor Grange School amenities fund </li></ul>
  41. 42. Information Evening <ul><li>Malley Hall Alderbrook </li></ul><ul><li>Tuesday 7 th December 6pm </li></ul><ul><li>Here you’ll get further details of the trip and a suggested equipment list </li></ul><ul><li>Opportunity to find out more and ask questions </li></ul>