Open to students in Grades 10 to 12
Trip Organizer: Georgia Hardy
Partner school: St. Clements SchoolMaximum number of Crescent students: 20
Estimated cost: $4,300–4,600
Trip leaders: Michael Brisbois and Gord Wotherspoon View the itinerary
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Discover an awe-inspiring northern landscape.
Iceland’s culture is shaped by isolation and the extreme forces of nature. We’ll spend time in Reykjavik, the urban heart of the nation, before heading into the interior which is characterized by its arctic wilderness. Students will hike geyser fields, explore lava caves, and learn how Iceland grows its crops. They will also learn how climate change is causing Iceland’s glaciers to melt at alarming rates.
- Two days to discover Reykjavik’s fascinating history and unique Nordic vibe.
- Guided tour through lava tubes hidden under Iceland’s surface.
- Walk along Diamond Beach and the infamous Jokulsárlon glacier lagoon to witness icebergs floating out to sea and touch man-sized chunks of glass-like glacial ice.
- Stay at an ecolodge that is completely managed and operated by persons with physical disabilities; students will be given the opportunity to volunteer alongside the workers at the ecolodge.
Note: Trip details are subject to change.Character Quality: Engaged Citizenship