Ffynone House School geographers are off to the dramatic island of Iceland. With its volcanoes, geysers, waterfalls, hot springs, lava fields, glaciers and national parks, there’s sure to be plenty to explore.
The capital, Reykjavik, runs on geothermal power and is home to the National and Saga museums, that trace Iceland’s Viking history.
Iceland is the second largest island in Europe and about the same size as Hungary and Portugal. It is one of the youngest landmasses on the planet, still growing by about 5cm per year, and consequently home to some of the world’s most active volcanoes. It is also the least populated country in Europe, with almost 80% being uninhabited.
We’re looking forward to hearing about more about our students’ visit to this fascinating island on their return.