Day 2: Falls and falls

Today was a very busy day. We set off at 9 from Selfoss Gesthus and headed to Gulfoss, the waterfall in The Golden Circle. We looked down on it from up high then went lower down and had a big group photo. It was very windy.

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Next we travelled to the geysers. They were amazing to see and it was a lot of fun but lots of us ended up slipping and falling over as it was so icy!

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Then we ate the lunch we prepared in the morning sitting on the snow and headed off to our next destination. Our group split in two and half went to a secret lagoon and the other went to Fridheimar farm.

At Fridheimar they grow tomatoes and have around 50 horses which they ride and took care of. It was very interesting to see how they grow the tomatoes in a massive green house all year round.

The Secret Lagoon was a big hot spring swimming pool and was very very hot, though was a lot of fun.

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Although it was a busy day, we had so much fun and took lots of photos for everyone to see. Can’t wait for day three!

– Marianna and Lauren M xx

Day 2: Glorious Gushing Gullfoss

We visited Gullfoss, an saw an amazing waterfall that was truly mind blowing. The view was incredible and the atmosphere was fantastic.

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Our favourite thing about Gullfoss was how amazingly unique and surreal the landscape was, it was like a new world.

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We were all in awe and this took our minds off the bitter cold luckily!

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By Lauren and Faye

Godan dagin!

Tuesday 17th February 2015
Godan dagin (good day!)
Today we woke up at 7 to see even more snow had fallen over night!

We had breakfast at 8 and even though we were not able to have pancakes on Shrove Tuesday we did have some delicious waffles!

At 9 we headed off to an Icelandic school called Hveragerde, they were very friendly and very good at English and gave us a detailed tour of their school.
We had fun seeing all the different classrooms and the differences between their school and ours.
They were very welcoming and friendly towards us and continued to impress us with their variety of English vocabulary.
Once we had seen their school we had a big snowball fight, England vs Iceland (obviously England won) and then we went for a walk to visit the hot springs.

They were really beautiful and the Icelandic students knew a lot of information on them. It was a lot of fun and a great experience.

At 12 o’clock we left the school to head for the golden circle tour which we were all looking forward to. It was very pretty and full of interesting scenery.
At 2:00 we left for the golden falls. It was amazing, we all enjoyed taking photos of it and with it.
By Becca and Charlotte 😀

 

Steam and Sulphur

Beautiful snow today – a great setting for our next activity. We visited an Icelandic school and made friends with pupils (who had impeccable English).

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The inside was lovely and warm, and they even had a theatre room (we were very jealous)!

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We ended nicely with a short walk with the school up to the hot springs nearby – needless to say we took lots of group photos!

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After the school visit, we headed to see some geysers where there were many hot springs that were at about 100 degrees C. One spouted out a thick cloud of steam and sulphur every 5 minutes. It stank of rotten eggs!

Despite the freezing cold weather we were able to take many extraordinary photos of these hot springs.

Deep snow!
The next stop was this spectacular waterfall named the Golden Falls.
While we couldn’t go down to the side of the falls, we clearly understood well – the snow was so deep we saw a bench buried up to the seat! The view was enough to entice several impromptu selfies by its side.

The last activities of the day were two different views of the valley between the American and European tectonic plates. Crossing the bridge was enjoyable as we got to hop in-between!

The streams and pools in Iceland are a beautiful blue colour.

Coins thrown into the water (pollution, tut tut)
Ruohan and Natasha

 

Iceland? No, Niceland!

First off today we went to an Icelandic school which was really cool! We met some lovely people and they all spoke English really well.

They all had on point eyebrows. We played in the snow with them and while all us British people were waddling around in like 50 layers all the natives were just in tshirts. It was crazy, to be honest I think they were showing off – no one can be warm in that without thermals.

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One of the girls we went around with was really good at singing and somehow we all ended up singing Uptown Funk.

We went for a walk with them and they had some geysers right next to there school which was mental. After that we went and saw more geysers – it was seriously beautiful.

Next we went to The Golden Circle and saw a massive geyser that shot up water 20 meters high – it was so cool.

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We the saw Gullfoss, Golden Falls, that had lots of mini waterfalls within, it was breathtaking and probably our favourite thing that we have seen.

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The next thing we saw was the point where the Eurasian tectonic Plate meets the American plate which was amazing, technically we have been to America.

We are having so much fun!

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We miss you guys, you’d love it here you’ll be saying “YOU SHOULD HAVE TAKEN MEE” when you see the pictures.
See you soon, Frankie and Laura x

Broom broom went the bus on the way to Iceland school
People shaking, the weather was very cool
Chatter chatter the children chattered
Conversation was on fire
But the weather outside was dire
Crunch crunch the boots on the snow
Making snowballs on the down low
Saying bye now
To our new Icelandic friends
This journey never ends.

Poem by laura murphy and Auriel franklin –

“Iceland? No, Niceland. ”

 

 

Half sisters?

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