As the Michaelmas half term came to a close, a group of 33 enthusiastic geographers embarked on an exhilarating journey to Iceland, packing three nights with an itinerary brimming with natural wonders and unexpected adventures. From cascading waterfalls to geysers and volcanoes, the trip was a whirlwind of geological marvels that left an indelible mark on each participant. We packed in a tight itinerary with 3 waterfalls, geysers, volcanoes and even earthquakes! On the Sunday evening, we attended Mass in the Catholic Church in Reykjavik, where four of the boys were asked to be altar servers. They represented the College beautifully. We even managed to catch some glimpses of the Northern Lights (through our phones rather than eyes unfortunately!)
The excursion concluded with an incredible visit to the Blue Lagoon. After getting accustomed to the sulfuric scent, we luxuriated in the soothing hot springs. Once more, the students showcased their finest behaviour and attitudes. We were very lucky as just 30 hours later, the Icelandic Government mandated an evacuation of the nearby town and shut down the Blue Lagoon due to heightened seismic activity. It might sound adventurous, but we’d be less than honest if we didn’t admit to a slight hope for a minor eruption—strictly for educational purposes related to our study of geography, of course, and not to prolong our return to the College!