Iceland Excursion 2018

Iceland Excursion 2018

Geological Excursion to Iceland 2018

17.05 – 27.05

Dr. Sebastian Sturm and Prof. Dr. Thomas Kenkmann

During ten days, sixteen bachelor and master geology students from the University of Freiburg travelled around Iceland to explore and learn its fascinating geology. The excursion started in the south-western part of Iceland on the Reykjanes Peninsula (e.g., The Bridge Between the Continents, Stampar, Valahnjúkur, Festarfjall, Grænavatn etc.) and continued over the southern route, including several stops on the Golden Circle (e.g., Hveragerði geothermal area, Þingvellir, Geysir geothermal field, Gullfoss) and along the southern coastline (e.g., Skógafoss, Sólheimajökull, Reynisfjall, Jökulsárlón, Austurhorn, etc.), up to the Mývatn area (e.g., Krafla, Víti crater, Hverfell, Dimmuborgir, Skútustaðagígar, Húsavík, etc.) in the North of Iceland. On the last day the excursion followed over the Snæfellsnes Peninsula (e.g., Arnarstapi coastline) back to Reykjavík. During the excursion, we stayed over night in hostels or on campgrounds, depending on the weather conditions. In the field the students presented different topics regarding the geology of Iceland and prepared supportive handouts.