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  School Expedition To Iceland    

Iceland is a geographer’s dream with ice capped mountains and glaciers with sheer rock cliffs leading down to
scree slopes and then either a wilderness of lava fields of bare rock or flat fluvial-glacial plains. The numerous
waterfalls cascading from the upland to the lowland and the deep entrenched gorges added to the spectacular
landscape.

The evidence of tectonic activity; the hot bubbling water and spouting geysers; shield, fissure and composite
volcanoes and distinctive faults where new land is being formed as the Atlantic and Eurasian plates move apart
by 2cm a year is all there is to see.

The extremes of weather; sun, rain, drifting snow and gale force winds helped one to feel some of the forces
shaping the landscape as we were there in this land of fire and ice.

 

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