Each year, our Middle School students have the opportunity to experience a week in a foreign country during Spring Break. In recent years, we’ve sent Spuds to the vast metropolises of China and the jungles of Costa Rica.
This April, 14 students and 4 faculty members traveled to the volcanic island nation of Iceland. The group kicked off their adventure with a dip in the Blue Lagoon, Iceland’s geothermal pools famous for their warm, aqua blue waters and healing properties.
On their first full day, the Spuds toured Reykjavik — the country’s capitol and its largest city — stopping to visit Parliament, old harbor area, the shopping district, and more.
In the following days, they explored sights such as: the Kerio Caldera; the Gullfoss, Seljalandfoss and Skogarfoss waterfalls; Geysir & Seltun geothermal areas; Thingvellir National Park; Kleifarvatn Lake; Vidgelmir lava cave, and lots more.
Hikes to volcanic craters & glaciers, as well as rides through the countryside on Icelandic ponies, rounded out an amazing trip. Icing on the cake: a birthday celebration for one of our students, complete with giant candles!
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