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Reykjavik Rocks!

We left for Iceland well before dawn on Sunday morning, and after an uneventful flight we went straight to the Blue Lagoon. We all had a great time at the picturesque geothermal spa, where we especially enjoyed the face masks. After relaxing at the lagoon we checked in to the Cabin Hotel which was located in the centre of Reykjavik. In the evening before dinner we all went for a walk around the centre of Reykjavik and saw the local landscape and architecture with the Cathedral being the highlight.

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The next morning we were up early for our Golden Circle excursion. Our first stop was the Mid–Atlantic Ridge where we were able to walk down the boundary between the Eurasian and North American plate. We were able to stand in Europe and America at the same time which was quite an experience! After that we went to Gullfoss, one of the most powerful waterfalls in Iceland. The last stop was to the Geysir geothermal area which has active erupting geysers. In the evening after dinner we were fortunate enough to see the Northern Lights, well worth going out in the cold night air! A truly memorable experience.

On day two we went and visited the Seljalandsfoss waterfall, where we were able to walk behind it and we got just a little wet! We also stopped at Skogafoss waterfall, as well as visiting a glacier, the crater of Ejyafjallajokull, the black sand coast and the rock formations of Dyrholaey which have been seen in Game of Thrones. You could even see how much the glacier has retreated recently – very thought provoking seeing global warming first hand!

Unfortunately our trip was only a short one, so we left for home on Wednesday exhausted but fully enthusiastic after a fantastic geographical experience

By K McSpadden and T Wiggins


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