Cautiously crossing the hot water!

Field Trip to Iceland 2009
ERTH 4503/5202
August 18th - September 1st, 2009

Click here to watch a 15-minute video of our trip Click here to read about our trip in the news  Click here to see pictures of our trip on the instructor's website


From August 18th to September 1st, 2009, 19 undergraduate and graduate students from Carleton and the University of Ottawa investigated igneous rocks and geothermal fields across Iceland.  The course was led by Dr.'s Tony Fowler and Brian Cousens.

We spent the first week in Reykjavik, doing day trips by bus to various sites. We then picked up three Land Rover Defenders (9-passenger) and spent a week touring the Skogar, Lake Myvatn, and Snaefellsnes penninsula areas. An awesome trip! 

Thanks to: Gestur Gislason and Gretar Ivarsson of Reykjavik Geothermal, David Wellsbury of Iceland Horizon Tours, staff members at Iceland Geosurvey for a wonderful series of lectures on Icelandic geology, the staff of the Downtown Reykjavik Hostel who made us feel so much at home in Reykjavik, Unnsteinn and Rosa at the Narfastadir Guesthouse in Laugar, and the many other Icelanders we met on the trip who helped to make it a success.