Wednesday 15. October 2008

Field trip by sailboat

Students and teachers about to set sails. Photo: Halldór Sveinbjörnsson
Students and teachers about to set sails. Photo: Halldór Sveinbjörnsson
The first field trip of the semester, in the course Integrated coastal and marine management, was a bit unusual since the vehicle of transportation was not a bus, but instead the 60 feet sailboat Aurora. This gave students and teachers a unique opportunity to experience the magnificent landscape of the Westfjorsd from the viewpoint of the sea.

[mynd 3 h]The group spent three days on the boat, sailed around the large Ísafjarðardjúp fjord and to the uninhabited Jökulfirðir fjords on the northern most part of the Westfjord peninsula.