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Iceland Trip – the story

Iceland trip Friday 31st March- Monday 3rd April 2017

We had a very early start from school to get on a 6.30am plane from Gatwick. On arrival in Iceland we visited the Viking museum and then went on for a relaxing two hours in the Blue Lagoon. We all loved putting the mud masks on our faces in hope of looking 10 years younger!

We arrived at our hotel in Reykjavik in the afternoon and spent a bit of time exploring the city. In the evening we unpacked and had dinner in our hotel

We had another early start on Saturday morning to go on a guided trip of the south shore. On our way we stopped to view some volcanoes and an earthquake information centre.  We had our packed lunch at Skogarfoss waterfall.  We then went on to Reynisverfi to sea the basalt columns.  We went to another waterfall on our way back. This time we put our waterproofs on and walked under the waterfall.  After dinner at the hotel we went down to the seafront in hope of getting a glimpse of the Northern Lights, unfortunately it was too cloudy.

On Sunday we took the famous Golden Circle tour.  We firstly visited Thingvellir where we stood between two continents.  We then went to Gullfoss waterfall. It was so windy that we had to hold on to each other. Luckily at the top of the waterfall we had a bowl of tomato soup waiting for us.  The third stop was the Geysirs. Here we saw many eruptions of Strokkur.  We then drove back to the hotel where we had a little rest before walking out to a local restaurant.

After a 5am wake-up call on Monday morning we all made it back to the airport and arrived back in the UK just after lunch.  By the time we got back to school at 5 pm we were all very tired (not surprising as we had walked over 30 kilometres in 4 days).