ROMSEY School pupils enjoyed a trip of a lifetime to Iceland. 

In February, 42 year 10 pupils made the trip which included watching the northern lights. 

After landing, the pupils were given time to explore the city of Reykjavik, looking at the shops, cafes and tourist attractions.

They then travelled to a nearby attraction called Fly over Iceland. This was a 4D experience where pupils were in a stimulator which shows drone footage of flying over the beautiful landscapes. 

From here, they went to the famous blue lagoon and spent the evening in the spa. Their final activity before returning to the hotel was watching the northern lights in a quiet and secluded area just outside of Reykjavik. 

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On day two they were up and out of the hotel early to enjoy the Golden Circle Tour. The group first had a tour around a geothermal power plant and explored the use of renewable energy in Iceland. 

They then stopped off at the Kerid Volcanic Crater for a walk in the snow. The group's next stop on the tour was the Geysir. This particular Geysir erupts with water from the hotspring every 6-10 minutes and reaches around 15-20 metres high. After this, they travelled to Gullfoss which is a three step waterfall that falls into a crevice 32 metres deep. 

Their last stop on the Golden Circle Tour was at Pingvellir National Park. This location is where the two tectonic plates are drifting apart and creating a large canyon. 

The group's final full day was spent on the South Shore Tour. The first stop was at Skogafoss waterfall which is one of the biggest in the country. Pupils climbed the 527 step staircase to the top of the waterfall so they could overlook the landscape. From here they travelled to Vik (the southernmost village in Iceland) and the black sand beaches. 

The final stop of the day was at Seljalandsfoss. Another very impressive waterfall which originates in the volcanic glacier Eyjafjallajökull. To end the trip they enjoyed bowling and pizza before heading to bed early for the flight home the next day.