Experience Geography in Action

Resource added: 03 December 2021

Help your students experience geography in action in Iceland from the comfort of your classroom!

As a geographer, you know that the best way to experience geography is to get out of the classroom and into the ‘real world’ with a geography school trip.

However, that’s not always possible. So, we created these videos as the next best thing, to help your students experience geography without leaving the classroom.

Don't forget to share with your students!

Iceland’s Subglacial Volcanoes

Here we take a closer look at Iceland’s subglacial volcanoes and what happens when one of them erupts.

Strokkur Geyser

We explain what geysers are, and take a closer look at one of the most famous examples - Strokkur in Iceland.

Plate Tectonics – Thingvellir

Here we take a closer look at plate tectonics and how the movement of the tectonic plates is evidenced at Thingvellir National Park in Iceland.

Waterfalls

We take a look at how waterfalls are formed.

Skogafoss

Here we take a look at one of the most famous waterfalls in Iceland, Skogafoss.

Seljalandsfoss

We take a closer look at Seljalandsfoss, an Icelandic waterfall that is famous for offering visitors the opportunity to walk behind the falls.

Gullfoss

Find out more about Gullfoss, one of the most famous watefalls in Iceland and a key stop on the Golden Circle tour.

Kerið Crater

We take a closer look at Iceland’s Kerið Crater – a great place to learn about the structure of volcanoes.

Reynisfjara Beach

Reynisfjara Beach is known for its volcanic black sands and basalt columns. We take a look at how they were formed.

Plate Tectonics - Mid-Atlantic Ridge

We take a look at plate tectonics in action on the Mid-Atlantic Ridge.

If these videos have inspired you, and you’d like to discuss the various possibilities for a future school geography trip, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

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