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St Andrews High School trip to Iceland

26/03/19 | Schools, News

Recently, our schools team took St Andrews High School to Iceland for a Geography and Science trip, to explore the beautiful sights and discover more about the natural phenomenon’s across this country.

One member of our team, Darren Davies, met the students and staff at the school and travelled with them by coach to Gatwick to assist with their check in. On arrival in Iceland they were met by TP’s local ground agent who took them to their accommodation in Reykjavik.

The trip began with a stop the Verstubaejarlaug Geothermal Swimming Pool, a refreshing dip after a day of travelling and ready for a full on day two, a Golden Circle Adventure – The classic Iceland day trip.

Making stops at Thingvellir National Park, where the North American and European Tectonic Plates meet, then on to Geyser to witness this powerful spectacle – which erupts up to 40m into the air. The group then visited the mighty Gullfoss waterfall – one of the most classic stops an any tour of Iceland.

After lunch they visited a geothermal plant, before taking a dip in the Secret Lagoon, a naturally heated outdoor pool of mineral rich waters. Following dinner the group headed into the countryside on a hunt to see the Northern Lights. The group were lucky with the weather and were able to see the lights, a magical experience that everyone will remember.

The next day the group took in one of the world’s greatest road trips from Reykjavik to the Fishing village of Vik – Iceland’s most southerly point. Stops along the way included the magnificent waterfalls of Seljalandsfoss and Skogarfoss, the glacial tounge at Myrdalssjokull, the black sand beaches with views of the famous Trolls Rocks known as Reynisdrangar and stunning views for the Dyrholey Lighthouse.

After an incredible few days taking in the sights this beautiful country has to offer, both the students and staff were able to witness some truly once in a lifetime scenes.

Maria Stewart – Deputy Head at St Andrews High School for boys, said:

“It was amazing!!! Thank you for such a smooth and easy trip”

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