Haygrove students and Brymore students spent 4 days during the half term in Iceland, leaving on the Saturday and returning on the Wednesday. When they arrived they headed straight for Reykjavik to do some shopping and sightseeing. The next day they made their way to Landeyjahofn ferry port where they boarded a ferry to Heimaey Island, where they walked to the top of Eldfell volcano and swam in the Heimaey swimming pool.
The next day they visited the Lava Centre where the students learnt all about Iceland's volcanic history. Next they went to Seljalandsfoss and Skogafoss Waterfalls where they could really appreciate the natural beauty of Iceland. The students then made there way to Reynishverfi black basalt beach before they arrived at Solheimajokull Glacier where they went on a guided trek of the glacier. The day ended with a visit to Hvolsvollur Swimming pool. On the Tuesday, the staff and students visited Frioheimar Tomato Greenhouse, a secret lagoon, Gullfoss Waterfall, Geysir Geothermal Area which is an area of hot springs and Pingvellir National Park where they sat on the Mid-Atlantic Ridge.
The staff and students even got to experience the Northern lights, which was an unforgettable moment for all who went on the trip. On their final day in Iceland they visited Krysuvik Mud Puddles before making their way to Grindavik, to visit the swimming pool and end the trip the only way they knew how, by visiting Papa's Pizza for unlimited pizza! The trip was a success with everyone coming away with great memories and experiences!