Final Thoughts From the Midnight Sun

Hi Will, Marcus, Nicole, Naia, Ilaria, Adam, Nial, Deba, Elena, Maria, and Addy! It’s Jack and Sarah, thanking you one more time for an incredible two week adventure through Iceland! One 55 km trek through the mountains later (and a few waterfalls, geysirs, rafting adventures, glaciers, caves, and arctic terns), and here we are. The […]

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Watch Out for Birds!

Update from student Naia: This morning we woke up excited to eat pancakes. They were fluffy and had chocolate chips. Then we hopped into the vans and made a pit stop at a grocery store and bakery. Then we finally arrived at the town where “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty” was shot. There we […]

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Kayaking Among Icebergs

Update by Nial from July 10: We started off the day with with some fresh Icelandic skyr. Ilaria claimed the honey was fake but Will and Nial proved her wrong. After Deba and Nicole’s hour-long naps in the van we arrived at our first destination: Gullfoss, aka Big Waterfall. Jack and Marcus dodged very intelligent […]

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Best Evening Meeting Spot Ever

Update by Elena: We woke up early and had a delicious breakfast of eggs and fruit. Then we headed to a black sand beach where scenes from Game Of Thrones were shot. We took a lot of pictures and Jack escaped the sneaker waves. After that we visited a waterfall and walked all around it. […]

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A Day of Recovery 

Update by Ilaria from July 6: 9 a.m. was our wake-up for our recovery day in Thorsmork where we were then welcomed with chocolate chip pancakes! After breakfast we packed up our usual stuff and then started to play games led by Jack. After playing some games like grizzly bear, we then went to the […]

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Day 4: An Icelandic Poem

By Maria: We still didn’t all succeed in the loo, but you’ve got to do what you’ve got to do. Will and Deba made beans, vegetables and rice, and sitting together was very nice. We began the last day of our trek, and our feet were a wreck. We then took a break, we all […]

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July 3-4: The Longest, Most Rewarding Days

July 3 update by Marcus: We woke up to the sound of raindrops on our tent, and we dreaded taking them down and packing up. But we got through the weather challenges and after an average morning routine set off into the misty, foggy tundra for an 11-mile hike. We spent the day singing countless […]

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July 2: First Day of the Trek

Update by Addy: We woke up to the beautiful voices of Sarah and Jack at 7 a.m. Marcus and Erika prepared our breakfast of yogurt, fruit, and bread. After breakfast, we packed up our tents, split up the food, and prepared for the beginning of our five-day adventure! Jack split us all up into groups […]

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New Peaks and New Friends

Update by student Adam: After a night of excessive sunlight and little sleep, our group arose to a beautiful Icelandic morning. The birds were chirping, and the sun was already high in the sky, but we had a bus to catch. We rushed to pack up our tents for the first time, grabbed everything we […]

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Arrival Day Adventures

Hi family and friends! This is Sarah and Jack with the first blog of our Iceland Adventure. Moving forward, our students will be writing the daily blog, but with the excitement of day one taking up a lot of our time we thought we’d give you an update! Yesterday, our early arrivals Maria, Elena, Naia, […]

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