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eggarsgeogSo departure day is nearly here! Wahoo! We are very excited to be jetting off tomorrow for the first Eggar’s School Iceland trip, being taken by the wonderful Discover the World.

The trip itinerary is going to be full on, and we will have the chance to experience many of the great classic Iceland sites such as:

– the Blue Lagoon

– the Golden Circle including Geysir and Gulfoss

– the ancient Thingvellir and rift valley where the plates diverge

– an 8WD excursion through the mountains and rivers of Thorsmork

– a glacier hike over Solheimajokull

– see the infamous Eyjafjallajokull eruption area

– climb a volcano (dormant!)

– walk behind waterfalls

And much more. The full itinerary can be seen here if you wish.

Just in case you still haven’t quite packed (like Mr Westwood…!) or want to check over the list, it can be seen here.

Your enjoyment and safety are our first priority, so we will be putting you into groups assigned to either:

Team Debens

Team Lomas

Team Reah

Team Cartwright

Team Westwood

It doesn’t mean you can’t mix with others and chat, it is just to make the logistics easier during check in / moving out to different sites.

You will be on and off the coach all day long, so be prepared with a good rucksack, comfy shoes (with grip!), waterproofs, warm layers, snacks and drink, sunglasses, and something to do on the coach if you wish (tablets / mobile phones taken at your own risk). In the hotel you can wear whatever is comfortable, but maybe take slippers or thick socks as many hotels have a ‘no outdoor shoes’ policy.

You’ll need to be aware of Data Roaming on your mobile, so perhaps best to stick to Wifi in hotel and switch off your 3G when out and about. You can buy data bundles from your mobile phone provider which might be best, e.g. T mobile is £3 a day for 50mb for 24hours.

We will be blogging each evening, and tweeting during the day from @eggarsgeog using the hashtag #EggarsIce.

Discover the World are also running a Photo competition so be creative, and this can win a Go Pro camera. They are also offering a Twitter and Facebook competition to win an iPad mini – simply tweet them @DTW_Education using hashtag #DTWE2015 or go on the Discover the World Education facebook page and end your message DTWE2015 ! Good luck! But remember to do this when using wifi to save yourself (or your parents) some nasty phone bills 🙂

Right, let’s have an amazing trip. See you tomorrow! Ms D

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The Iceland 2015 trip will be taking place on the 15-19th April and this site will share some of the events and images of our explorations at the time.

We shall update twitter via @eggarsgeog using the hashtag #EggarsIce as well as the blog each day (wifi provided!) with some stories of what we have been up to, and some images to make everyone back home jealous 🙂

Thank you to Discover the World Education who will be putting on an amazing trip for us – we can’t wait!

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