We set off nice and early at 1:30am to head to Luton Airport. After an eventful time checking our bags in, we went through security and got some breakfast (at last!). We finally boarded the plane for our three hour flight, where we managed to get some rest. Once we had arrived in Reykjavik and collected our bags, we met up with our amazing guide Dakki, who looked after us for the whole trip.
We were thankful that the first activity was a trip to the Blue Lagoon, a geothermal spa. This was a relaxing stop and was a great opportunity for some pictures.
After the Blue Lagoon, we got on the bus, traveling towards Vik. This was going to be a long journey, as there are only five main roads in Iceland! Along the way we had many wonderful stops. Our first stop was at the Seljalandsfoss Waterfall. The waterfall was very impressive and we were especially lucky to be able to walk behind it. The view was incredible, but we did get a bit soaked!
For our second waterfall of the day we visited the Skogar Waterfall, where some of the group climbed to the top and some stayed at the bottom, giving us very different views of the magnificent waterfall.
We then stopped at the Lava Center where we learnt about the different lava types and volcanoes across Iceland. After this we stopped off at the Solheimajokull Glacier where we were able to see a glacial lake and our guide told us about how the glacier had retreated. We were also able to see a medial moraine which linked in well with our A Level glaciation work
When we were closer to Vik we visited the Black Sand beach and were able to stand on the basalt columns to take a lovely group photo. We then headed to our hostel and went to the local restaurant for a delicious curry.