From glaciers to volcanoes: the 2019 Iceland Field School in photos

Photos by Susan Smythe, Department of Geography and the Environment

As participants in the June 2019 Iceland Field School, 12 students and three instructors spent four weeks in classes at Douglas prior to travelling to Iceland.

Once there, they explored the breathtaking landscape and studied how this island nation is working to provide opportunities for alternative energy and sustainable development, including waste management services, energy use, biodiversity and urban design.

Additionally, the group learned about the processes that shape the Earth’s surface, such as glaciers, rivers, tectonics and more by visiting geysers, active fumaroles and volcanic landscapes. They also investigated Iceland’s role within the North Atlantic region, its history, culture and socio-economic environment.

Learn more about the Iceland Field School here.

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