A number of students studying Geography at Penwith College had the opportunity to travel to Iceland recently on a Geography field trip with Truro and Penwith College. The five day trip allowed the students to study the spectacular volcanic and glacial landscapes of Iceland, taking part in activities such as an ice hike on the Solheimajokull Glacier and caving through lava tubes.
Iceland is one of the most tectonically active areas on Earth, and the students were able to study first hand the exciting associated landforms, such as volcanoes, lava fields and geysers. They also had the chance to experience how the Icelandic people use the natural energy, with a visit to a geothermal power plant and the opportunity to swim in naturally heated pools. Despite the almost persistent rain, it was a very successful and inspiring trip. Many of the students loved Iceland so much they are determined to revisit the country in the future.