Geysers and glaciers await pupils

The Blue Lagoon, Iceland.
The Blue Lagoon, Iceland.
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A party from the Duchess’s Community High School, Alnwick, consisting of four teachers and 34 A-Level geography/biology students, is visiting Iceland in Easter.

The group will depart early, flying from Edinburgh to Reykjavik on Thursday, April 6, for a four-day visit.

The students and teachers will visit the Blue Lagoon with its thermal pools, before transferring to Reykjavik, the most northerly capital city in the world, to go to the Volcano House and then to their hotel in Selfoss.

The following days include the group going to the South Shore with its spectacular waterfalls, black volcanic beaches and glaciers.

There will also be a tour around the Golden Circle, with highlights such as Thingvellir National Park, where the North American Plate and Eurasian Plate are moving away from each other: Literally, pulling Iceland apart.

It also houses geysers, thermal power stations, waterfalls and, very strangely, thermally-heated tomato farms.

Mr Burrow said: “Guess what is on the lunch menu!”

The group will also visit the South Shore with its spectacular waterfalls, black volcanic beaches and glaciers, with the possibility of seeing the Northern Lights too.

Mr Burrow is anticipating another great study tour.

He said: “This is our second visit to Iceland and I am sure it will be as successful as the first.

“To see first-hand both geographical and biological natural forces which shape Iceland will provide students with very valuable case studies they can use at A-Level.

“I am sure it will greatly enhance the students’ knowledge and understanding.”