During half term, 29 pupils and 4 staff enjoyed a spectacular trip to Iceland. The sunny conditions, meant that the sights and scenery were seen at their best.
Upon arrival, the Blue Lagoon was the first port of call. The healing waters of the geothermally heated pools provided a very relaxing start to the visit.
No tour to Iceland is complete, without taking in the, “Golden Circle”. This comprises of visits to Þingvellir National Park, the Geysir Geothermal Area, and Gullfoss. The pupils marvelled at Stokkur Geyser that explodes into action every few minutes. Whilst at Gulfoss the recent rain and snow melt meant that the waterfall was at its most spectacular.
Everyone enjoyed an excellent cycle tour of Reykjavik City where they had time to stop and take a look around the central area shops, which provided a welcome day of less travelling.
The trip was rounded off by a memorable walk on the Sólheimajökul glacier. With bright blue sky as the backdrop, the valley looked magnificent. Most of the pupils found that glacial ice is very tough, as they attempted to batter it away with their ice axe.
This was QEGS third visit to Iceland, and it was thoroughly enjoyed by all.