Iceland

Students in Iceland get a first-hand look at
the volcanic landscapes of this North Atlantic island.
In order to witness the effects of climate change,
students traverse the glacier, Svínafellsjökull, using ice axes and crampons.
Professor Fielding hikes toward the top of
Brennisteinsalda mountain, "the Sulphur Wave."
Students hike through an alpine meadow below the
rhyolite hills of Landmannalaugar. The geology of these volcanic landscapes provides
real-life examples of lessons learned in class.
Students appear to walk on water during an excursion to Ingólfshöfði,
the small island where Iceland’s first Viking settler landed in 874CE.