Forty 13-year-old students from the capital region schools Kópavogsskóli and Nordlingaskóli embarked on a two-day bicycle journey in Iceland’s highlands yesterday. Their journey started at Laugafell in Landmannalaugar.
From Landmannalaugar. Photo by Geir Ólafsson.
“The kids are not learning about place names or geography. They’re traveling to strengthen the group and themselves and experience the loving concern that is created in the mountains,” Kristín Einarsdóttir, who organized the journey, told Morgunbladid.
“I like the idea of traveling with the class in the mountains,” commented student Sigurjón Hólm Jakobsson, saying that the journey is likely to prove difficult but that the group will be closer afterwards, adding that his traveling companions are excited as he is.
Four teachers, an emergency team member and two bus drivers accompany the students on their journey. Travel agency Snaeland-Grímsson provides the buses and drivers without charge. The students plan to cycle approximately 30 kilometers each day.