Balshaw’s Church of England High School

Iceland Trip 2019

28 February 2019


The trip was an amazing experience for all involved and the students were a credit to themselves and Balshaw's. 

On our arrival we went to the Blue Lagoon, a geothermal spa. 

Our first stop was a visit to Hellisheidi Power Station before we followed the Golden Circle excursion.  This included a walk round the Kerid crater which is a spatter cone formed by an eruption 3000 years ago.

At Great Geysir we witnessed Strokkur, one of the most active geysers in the area erupting, as well as bubbling mud pots.

Our next stop was a visit to the Gullfoss waterfall, one of the most impressive waterfalls in Europe.

Our final stop on the Golden Circle was Pingvellir National Park, the meeting point of the two earth's tectonic plates along the mid-Atlantic Ridge.

To finish the day students and staff had time for sightseeing and shopping in Reykjavik.

Our second day took us to the South Shore where we had the opportunity to witness two more impressive waterfalls Skogafoss, which is more than 200ft high and Seljalandsfoss.  We also went to Reynishverfi, a black sand beach with views of stacks and arches.