Puffin Beaches and Hot Springs

Update from student Bella – “Today was a very fun and eventful day! We woke up this morning at 7:00 a.m. and had avocado and tomato toast, which is everyone’s favorite. We packed up our tents and got in our vans “Winnie” and “Pooh” for for an hour rides to a canyon and waterfall. There, […]

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Winding Down

Update from student Marissa: Today was yet another epic day in Iceland. Woke up at 7 to pack up our tents. Ethan and I were in cook crew and we made breakfast burritos with help from Jack, Maria, and Raph. Listened to good tunes all day in the car. We went to a really good […]

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Next-to-Last Day

Update for student Maria: Today we woke up to a wetter morning than previous days, however with no time at all the sun was saying a much needed hello again. Breakfast consisted of pancakes with blueberries or chocolate chips in them and had syrup, blueberries, bananas, and chocolate chips. Next we said goodbye to our […]

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Wild Horses and Rafting!

Update from student Raph: Today was one of my personal favorites because of all the fun activities and for the incredible sightseeing. It made for one of the most amazing days so far. After an absolutely fantastic hike to the hot springs and a dip in them, we returned at a faster pace as it […]

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Diamond Beach

Update from student Phillip: Today we woke up at the nicest campsite yet. Although it is no match to the Midgard Hostel, it was still quite nice. We had our second warm breakfast which consisted of scrambled eggs with cheese and/or chorizo. This masterpiece of a breakfast was finely whipped up by our brave, early-rising […]

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Waterfalls and a Jacuzzi Surprise!

Update from student Jonah: I first woke up at three crack of Icelandic dawn. I woke up at 7:28 a.m. and after waking up the rest of the group, we all spent the next hour packing up our sleeping bags, sleeping pads, personal items and our tents. Ethan and Maria left the group 15 minutes […]

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Waterfalls and Glacier Hiking

Update by Maya: On July 22, we woke up at 6:45 a.m. in our hostel. We started the day by packing all our duffels and then ate breakfast prepared by our cooking crew, Bella and Marissa. The breakfast was the Iceland yogurt Skyr topped with strawberries, blueberries, and honey. We played a blueberry game of […]

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Another Beautiful Day of Hiking

Update by Abigail from July 20: The day started with me jolting awake every half hour starting at 5 a.m. At 7, I finally woke up and began my leaderly activities. Raph and May prepared a wonderful breakfast with Rae: chocolate pancakes! Ethan, running at 100 mph, ate four servings. After everyone ate and got […]

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A Three-Day Blog Update

Update by Ethan from July 17: Today was beautiful and incredible but also tiring and murderous on our shoulders and back. We woke up to a nice surprise of sunlight outside—a big upgrade from the previous day’s wet and windy conditions. I, being the leader of the day, was verbally dragged out of my tent […]

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First Full, Big, and Beautiful Day!

Update from student Marissa: Today was epic! Woke up at 6:00, packed up tents and got ready for the day. Breakfast consisted of pb&j sandwiches. Found a cat that was wondering around the campsite and named him Pickles (group name is now Pickles Gang). We had a beautiful drive to our campsite. The drive was […]

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