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Iceland 2014
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Friday 23rd May 2014

Iceland

Over Easter the Geography department visited Iceland to experience Geography in action!

Students had the opportunity to visit volcanic landforms, including Geysers and Eyjafjallajokull, the volcano that erupted in 2010 with such significant consequences for Europe. We also investigated the impacts of volcanic activity on the landscape, visiting Seljalandsfoss and Skógarfoss waterfalls created by a combination of volcanoes and ice. We also visited Pingvellier National Park, where Iceland is slowing splitting in two at a constructive plate boundary between the Eurasian and North American Plate. We went to the beach, made out of lava and saw the columnar basalt cliffs, formed by intrusive volcanic activity. We also indulged in the opportunity to relax by visiting the Blue Lagoon, a geo-thermally heated outdoor pool, where water temperatures can reach 40⁰C

Despite the cold, everyone had a great time, and no-one fell down a volcano!
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