day 3 of ugs geographers in iceland

The Secret Lagoon, then the Tomato Factory at Fridheimar... with more to come!

Day 3 of the UGS Geography trip has already taken in, at the time of writing, not one but two fabulous excursions and experiences for our Geographers! 

The Secret Lagoon

In our lead picture and below you will see the sights enjoyed by our students in the first stage of today's programme of events: the “Secret Lagoon”, which is a natural hot spring and bathing pool.

The water stays at 38-40 Celsius all year round and is perfect for bathing.

In the area, students found several other geothermal springs, and a modest geyser, which erupts every 5 minutes, showing off for the guests relaxing in the lagoon!

After this fantastic experience, it was then onwards to:


An opportunity for our students to explore this famous tomato factory:


Our students enjoyed not only a feast for the eyes, however, but they have also been lucky enough to partake in the celebrated Fridheimar tomato soup, with freshly baked bread (which the group have testified tastes even better than it looks), while surrounded by the luxuriant vines of the soup's provenance!

True sustainability and local sourcing in action, and setting our Geographers up for the rest of today's activities!

Thanks as ever to our accompanying staff, enjoy the afternoon, and we look forward to updates!