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John Haslam

John Haslam

A bit about me…

I’m a Head of Geography at a leading Girls’ Grammar School, with over 20 years experience of leading groups in (the field). My enthusiasm for the outdoors was embedded at an early age and, prior to teaching, I worked in outdoor education before entering the oil industry, working in several offshore environments. I’m also a Chartered Geographer and Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society and a member of their North West regional committee.

Why I love being a Teacher Tour Leader…

I am passionate about the value of fieldwork and school visits and have led many over the years to varied destinations, but especially northern Europe. I first visited Iceland in the 1990s and since then I’ve been fascinated, not only by the physical landscapes and processes, but also by the whole nature of life in this geologically young and dynamic country.

John’s Favourite Place in Iceland 

I am particularly interested in those areas away from the main tourist destinations, for example the areas around Akureyri and Husavik.

If pushed to choose just one favourite place, it would have to be the glacial area around Langjokull.

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