I. Nice to meet you! (26th February)

  • We and science in our countries

    As an Icebreaking activity we are going to share some photos.

    Where in your country can you see something related to science? Do you have some industries? Natural phenomena? Scientists working? 

    The activity starts as soon as people enter our twinspace and should be finished by February 26th.

    Click Add item, upload your photo and write a brief description of the science and introduce yourself.


  • Science in our countries- add your photo here and an introduction

    Steam in Laugarvatn - Svava Pétursdóttir

    Here is a photo of steam rising from the ground, as we live on a very active volcanic area we have lots of hot water. Nice to heat up our buildings like the school of education where I teach primary teaching and science teaching.

    The Blue Lagoon- Kristbjörg Helga Eyjólfsdóttir

    is a geothermal spa in south western Iceland, is located in a lava field near Grindavík . The water's milky blue shade is due to it's high silica content. The water is byproduct from the nearby geothermal power plant Svartsengi where superheated water is vented from the ground near a lava flow and used to run turbines that generate electricity, after going through the turbines , the steam and hot water passes through a heat exchanger to provide heat for a muncipalwater heating system. Then the water is fed into the lagoon.

    Ljósafoss hydropower plant near Þingvellir - Örn Bjartmars

    Here is a photo of a hydropower plant where Ljósfoss is on the left. Couple of times during the day when the hydropower plant has enough water to produce the electricity it can produce they have to release the water and Ljósfoss becomes a very big and streamy waterfall. This hydropower plant and two others produce electricity for the south of Iceland. The most famous city which uses the electricity from Ljósafoss is Selfoss.

    Ice weathering - Ingimundur Guðmundsson

    In this image you can see how this Icelandic rock is broken. This happens because water goes down the crags in the rock and then freezes. When the water freezes it expands and breaks the rock. This is very common in Iceland because of the extreme temperature chances.

    Electric lines - Drífa Björt

    In Iceland we get the electricity from so called electric lines. The electricity is transported through these electric air lines. To get power in these lines we use ports as you can see on the photo.
    The ports are located all around our country.

    Gunnuhver - Sara Magnúsdóttir

    Here is a photo of Gunnuhver which is a active geothermal area of mud pools located in the southwest of Reykjanes. It was named after a female ghost that was laid there about 400 years ago. She caused much disturbance there until a priest set a trap for her and she fell into the hot spring. Gunnuhver is unlike other geothermal hot springs in Iceland because the groundwater there is seawater.

    Geyser - Ísak Bjarmi Benediktsson

    Geysers are generally associated with volcanic areas. As the water boils, the resulting pressure forces a heated column of steam and water to the surface through the geyser's internal plumbing. The formation of geysers specifically requires the combination of three geologic conditions that are usually found in volcanic terrain.

    Power Plant - Óskar Finnur Gunnarsson

    I know there is supposed to be pictures from Iceland. But I am based in Brussels so I had to post a picture from there.

    This is the The Drogenbos power station. Its production is 460 megawatts, which meets the electricity needs of around half a million inhabitants.

    Water pump - Lilja Rannveig Sigurgeirsdóttir

    I live on a farm in Iceland where we have had trouble getting water for the past few years. Here is a picture from when we decided to build our own water pump on our farm. It is close to a river and takes water from a pond that is connected to the river. By doing this we have gotten enough water for everything that we need to do on the farm and for the houses we live in. Next up is making our own power station.

    Hjálparfoss-Þórdís Arna Guðmundsdóttir

    Hjálparfoss is a double waterfall in southern Iceland. The waterfall is at the lowest part of Fossá and falls into a deep plunge pool. Around the waterfalls there is a stuðlaberg, basalt columns, that where formed by contracting magma upon the quick cooling in contact with water 4000 years ago. Neighboring Hjálparfoss is a well grown area where the name hjálp comes from but hjálp means help.

    Goðafoss - María Skúladóttir

    Goðafoss is located in the North of Iceland. It falls into the fourth largest river in Iceland: Skjálfandafljót, which means trembling river. The waterfall falls 12 meters and is about 30 meters wide. As you can tell, when I visited it last time (in the beginning of february) it was almost completely frozen. The temperature when we were there was -20°C.

    Svartsengi geothermal power plant - Linda María Hauksdóttir

    Here is a photo of the geothermal power plant in Svartsengi. It started production in 1976 and was the first power plant in Iceland to both produce elctricity and energy for heating homes. The special thing about the geothermal water here in the southern peninsula is that it is actually fresh water which is superheated with high pressure steam and then delivered to our homes. So there is basically no need to boil the water for your cup of coffee/tea, you have it ready boiled in your tap :)

    Bardenas Reales- Navarre (Spain)

    Hello, we are Tania, Sara, Iñigo and Carlota and we want to show you a picture of the "Bardenas Reales", which is a natural park and biosphere reserve located in the southwest of Navarre (Spain).

    It is a well-known location due to the erosion of its clay, gypsum and sandstone soils, which has sculpted forms in the landscape to create almost lunar effects, full of gullies, plateaux and solitary hills.

    Ásbyrgi Canyon in Iceland - Embla Sólrún Einarsdóttir

    Ásbyrgi is a horseshoe-shaped canyon, and visitors will quickly take note of the canyon’s 100 meter high cliffs, as well as the thick woodland of birch and willow below. Geologists estimate that Ásbyrgi Canyon began to form roughly eight to ten million years ago, just after the last Ice Age, following a catastrophic glacial flooding of the Jökulsá river.

    Windmills in Iceland - Alda Þyri Þórarinsdóttir

    There are two big windmills in Iceland. They were built in 2012 by Landsvirkjun and are located in a lava field just north of a mountain called Búrfell. The windmills use wind to produce electricity. They start processing the wind when it reaches 4-5 meters per second but when the wind goes to 25 m/s the windmills shut down due to risk of damage. They are always painted light grey to make them as unobtrusive as possible. Windmills produce electricity for 20-25 years so they spin for about 120.000 hours. For comparison, a car's lifetime is about 4000-6000 hours.

    Arga's river

    Hi we are Laura, Andrea, Maria and Irati.
    Here it is a photograph of “Magdalena's bridge” and the Arga river. This river is important in Pamplona because its 12 kilometres cover our city of different kind of plants and animals. It is the lung of our city.
    The Argas fluvial park is protected by the UNESCO.

    Mjolkavirkjun in Arnarfjordur, Westfjords - Álfdís Hrefna Þ.

    Here is a photo of Mjólkárvirkjun which is a hydropower station in Westfjords. It produce electric for all Westfjords. Mjólkárvirkjun started in 1958 and only 4 people work there now in 2020. The power plant produce about 70 GWh every year.

    Cuevas de Zugarramurdi

    Welcome!The members of our group are María Urricelqui, Lucía Velasco, Sandra Barrios and Marina Mendoza. This photo has been taken in Zugarramurdi (called the village of witches), specifically in the Western Pyrenees. What you are seeing is a natural enclave which don't have stalagmites or stalactites and also no cave paintings but stands out for it’s famous rituals that took place in the 17th century when the society escaped from their daily routine through wild parties and dancing around bonfires. Moreover, this cave was the scene of numerous “akelarres”. If you have the opportunity to visit this wonderful cave do not hesitate and come take a thrilling trip back in time.

    Source of the river Urederra-Navarre

    Hello, we are Amaia Salinas, Leyre Zudaire, Irene Ruiz and Marina Setuain, four students from the Public University of Navarre, Spain. In the photo we have chosen you can see the source of the river Urederra, a beautiful spring that flows from the mountainside. It is located in the lower part of Urbasa mountain range and it is considered a very important Natural Reserve in Navarre.

    Reykjadalsstífla - Hildur Rós Guðbjargardóttir

    This is Reykjadalsstífla and it provides elecricity to my home town Hafnarfjörður. This electrical station is located in my backyard and also provides my home with electricity. The electricity in Iceland is almost all produced from renewable energy sources, unlike in many other nations that get the majority of their electricity from combustible fuel.

    Foz de Lumbier - Navarre (Spain)

    Nice to meet you! We are Laura, Leire, Carmen and Naiara and we want to show you a photo of a famous natural place of Navarre which is called "La Foz de Lumbier"
    This place is a carved canyion by Irati's river. It is a nature reserve where lots of bird of prey lived, among them, we can find the Griffon or the Egyptian Vulture.

    Balcon de Pilatos

    Hello! We're Miriam, Ayeisa, Irati and Xabi. This image represents the Balcony of Pilatos, a spectacular viewpoint on the southern edge of the Urbasa Natural Park. The basement of Urbasa is filled of cavities through which flow streams terminating in a large inland lake. When the level of the water rises, this, seeks outputs to differents places, especially to the south of the mountains, to a place we know as Nacedero of the Urederra.

    Selva de Irati, Navarra, Spain

    Hello, nice to meet you. We are Nerea Sáenz, Gorka Labiano and Irati López. We want to show you a photo of "La Selva de Irati". It's a forest situated on the North of Navarra and the Atlantic Pyrenees on the south-west of France. Is one of the biggest and more keep forests in all Europe.

    Vesturbæjarlaug - Helga Valgerður Gunnarsdóttir

    In Iceland there are around 200 swimming pools and hot tubs around the country. They are warm and cosy so they are open all year round, thanks to the geothermal resources Iceland holds. The pools are open late so instead of going to the pub after work and after dinner it‘s common Icelanders go to the pools to socialize. My personal favorite is Vesturbæjarlaug, it‘s old and charming and located in the west side of Reykjavík, close to the university area.

    The enchanted forest of Urbasa

    Welcome to the enchanted forest of Urbasa. It’s a natural park located to 46 km from Pamplona. It is magic because has a lot of labyrinths, berries and limestone rocks. This type of rock is erode by creating different figures. This forest is prepared to do routes by walk using a compass and a map.
    With loads of love your new dear friends Leire, Yana, Jimena and Mariya.

    The Soča River

    Hi! We are Lara, Marja, Leja, Nina and Teja. Here's a photograph of the famous slovenian river Soča. It flows through western Slovenia (96 kilometres) and northeastern Italy (43 kilometres). Due to its emerald-green water, the river is marketed as "The Emerald Beauty". The Soča inspired the poet Simon Gregorčič to write his best-known poem Soči, one of the masterpieces of Slovene poetry.

    Sendaviva, Natural park - Navarra (Spain)

    Hello, we are Laura, Nekane and Naura and we want to show you this place, “Sendaviva”. This wonderful landscape is located in Arguedas, Navarra. In this park we have many animals like tigers, bears, wolves, birds, eagles etc. Also, we have a theme park inside the natural park , but this theme park is for young children. Many schools in Navarra travel to Sendaviva to have a nice day, enjoy and to educate their student to take care the nature and animals. If you have time I recommend you to visit this fabulous place in summer and sprint.

    Candanchu's description. Group members: María Calvo, Iraida García, Patricia Gil and Iranzu Horcada.

    This image was taken on February 14th in the Spanish ski station Candanchú, which is located in Huesca’s Pyrenees.
    In it, you can see the good day there was. This leads us to think that on this date there should be more snow than there was, and this shortage has been caused as a result of the high temperatures caused by global warming.
    Climate change is an obvious problem that affects us today and involves everyone. In this way, we must get involved in contributing to prevent this situation from getting worse and the consequences are irremediable.

    Bear Pass

    With this picture we can see a big hole dug naturally located in Sierra of Leire. It is called "Bear Pass" and through it you can see the swamp of Yesa.

    The weather of Pamplone

    Hello mates, we are group number 7, and we are going to explain the similarities between those two countries of Europe. The weather here in Pamplone is rainy and cold in winter, like in Iceland. As we can see in the picture, there are a lot of clouds and humidity.

    Foz de Burgui- Navarre (Spain)

    Hello! We are Nerea, Ana María and Ane. We want to show you a photo of "la Foz de Burgui". This has been created due to erosion caused by the Esca River.
    The road has been built next to the river because it is the lowest and the least steep area.

    Selva de Irati

    The “Selva de Irati” is the name by which this extensive forest is known here in Navarra. It is located at the head of the Irati River, between the valleys of Aezkoa and Salazar and the valleys of Zuberoa and Cize in Lower Navarra . It has around 17,000 hectares. In this way, it becomes the second largest and best preserved forest in Europe after the “Selva Negra” from Germany.It is an area with a lot of environmental richness, since in it we can find, on the one hand, fauna and on the other hand, flora.
    Alba Arraiza, Marta Aristu, Leyre Aldaz y Aroa Ayerbe.

    Lumbier Foz

    Lumbier foz is located on the East part of the province of Navarre (Spain), next to the village of Lumbier. This village is situated 35 Km away from Pamplona. The Foz is an interesting canyon excavated by the Irati river. It’s formed by limestone. It has more than 1 Km of length and from 150m to 400m of high. It’s declared Natural Reserve.

    We can find a large biodiversity in the foz. Refering to the fauna, there is an important colony of birds where we can see vultures, Egyptian Vultures, swifts, Blue Rock Thrushes, House Martins or Rock doves. Moreover, other animals live in the foz: barbs, minnows…

    The flora of the area is very broad too. There are holm oaks, junipers, box trees and ivies that sprouts on the cliff of the canyon.

    Ana Estrada, Julen Fuentes, Beatriz Ciriza y Martina Ciordia.

    Nacedero de Urederra - Baquedano, Sierra de Urbasa

    Here is a photo of the hatchery of the Urederra river. As you can see, there is a lot of flora and nature. It is a very impressive place, where you can do lots of things such as visiting different places or enjoying the day with your family.

    Krauma located at Deildartunguhver - Rósmarý Bergmann Guðmundsdóttir

    Krauma is a geothermal bath in Iceland. The hot water comes from Europe’s most powerful hot spring Deildartunguhver, at a temperature of 100°C (212°F). To achieve the perfect bathing temperature they mix the hot water with cold water from Rauðsgil, which originates in the glacier Ok. Krauma offers five relaxing natural geothermal baths.

    Zumaia's Flysch- Basque coast (Spain)

    Hey there! Nice to meet you all! We are Pablo, Angel, Isabel and Silvia and we want to tell you about Zumaia's Flysch. Have you ever wondered how would it be listening the Earth's history from itself? You are lucky, here it is the biggest history book ever found, 13 km long!

    Zumaia's Flysch is a very special geologicak formation, one of the most well-known spanish geoparks, located in the north of our country. As if it was a book it has its own "pages" made of different materials that were once at the bottom of the sea. Thanks to the tectonic plates' movements in The Pyrenees formation this "stone book" rose to the surface formint these overwhelming cliffs and rocks.

    Any Game of Thrones fans over there? Because this place was where Game of Thrones cast filmed Daenery's landing in Dragonstone.

    You should definetly visit it!


    Hi my name is Halla María and I live in Iceland, nice too meet you all. This is Nesjavallavirkjun it is a geothermal power station in southwestern Iceland, operated by Orka náttúrunnar (ON Power).

    The plant is the second-largest of its kind in Iceland and sits close to Þingvellir National Park and the Hengill Volcano. Construction of Nesjavallavirkjun began in 1987 and operations started in September 1990. The plant currently produces approximately 120 MW of electric power, as well as delivering over 1,000 litres (290 gallons) of hot water per second. Nesjavallavirkjun provides a significant portion of the Capital Region’s space heating and hot water needs.

    Stykkishólmur- Margrét Hildur Ríkharðsdóttir

    Stykkishólmur is located by Breiðafjörður Bay on the north of Snæfellsnes peninsula, and is surrounded by wonderful views of the innumberable islands. One of the defining landmarks in Stykkishólmur are the old houses which reside in the old city center and this is reflected in the atmosphere – it sometimes feels like a place from a different time. In 2008 Stykkishólmur was presented with a planning award in part for its renovation of the old houses. The town and its inhabitants have systematically rehabilitated the houses, and they have gained new and exciting purposes. The church in Stykkisholmur is an fascinating architectural structure. It makes a beautiful landmark both from land and sea. The view from the church over Breidarfjordur is spectacular.

    Hayedo de Sorogain - Navarre (Spain)

    Hi, we are Daniel Payá, Hector Torre, Samuel Sevilla and Joaquín Vinacua.
    Here it is a photo of "Hayedo de Sorogain", it is a woods wich consist almost exclusively of a single tree species(Fagus sylvatica). It is located in the north of Navarre, wich is an autonomous community and province in northern Spain.

    Pamplona under the fog

    Hi! We are Marta, Dunia, Lucas and Juan. This is a picture of our wonderful city, Pamplona, completely hidden by the fog. It is a usual atmospheric phenomenon during Autumn and Winter, although it usually ends by noon, leaving some sunny afternoons after it.

    Vegetable gardens- Navarre (Spain)

    Hi, we are Sandra, Iker, Ruben and Iñigo

    Bolafjall Radar Station - Sunna Björg Birgisdóttir

    This is Bolafjall Radar Station in the Westfjords of Iceland.
    As well as studying to become a teacher I work as a Flight Data Specialist for Reykjavik Air Traffic Control. A part of my job is monitoring screens that show how our many radar stations around Iceland are functioning.
    Reykjavik ATC oversees one of the biggest control areas in the world. Having many radars around the country provides us with better security. They are organized as twins so if one breaks down or malfunctions we can use the other one. In the unlikely event of both twins not working at the same time the Air Traffic Controllers need to put more space beetween aircrafts flying to ensure their safety.

    I look forward to getting to you know you all better. I have been to Slovenia a few times and I absolutely loved it.

    Lake Bled


    We are sending a photo, which was taken 2 months ago from a plane. You can see one of most famous Slovenian symbols. This Alpine lake with the only island in Slovenia is surrounded with mountains and a beautiful castle on a cliff. In the summer you can swim in the water or drive on a traditional “pletna” boat. In winter tourists can go ice skating or take a long walk around the lake. We would be glad if you visit Bled someday.

    Barbara, Laura, Lea, Matija and Nuša

    Hellisheidi Geothermal Power Plant - Berglind Kaaber

    Hello everyone. My name is Berglind and I am from Reykjavik, Iceland. This project is exciting and it is very nice to see all your amazing photos.

    The Hellisheidi Geothermal Power Plant is located south of Hengill and produces hot water and electricity. The plant was launched in 2006 and has a capacity of 133 MW in thermal power and 303 MW in electricity. In litre terms, it produces 600 litres per second. Everything beyond the geothermal fluids generally runs into the re-injection system down to the groundwater system in the geothermal reservoir. A hydrogen sulphide abatement unit is located at the plant, which uses the Carbfix process to filter out 75% of the hydrogen sulphide and 30% of the carbon dioxide which is dissolved in the geothermal fluids and conducted into the re-injection system.

    Velika Planina

    Here is a photo of Velika Planina, a settlement with a lot of wooden huts and barns which have a particular architecture. There is no electricity. It is settled mostly with shepherds, who live there only in the summer - in colder season they move back to the valley. Every shepherd has their own herd of cows and they also make cheese and dairy products.
    In the summer it is also a great hiking spot for locals and tourists. It is one of Slovenia’s most visited attraction.

    Aljaž, Evita, Kristina, Manca, Petra and Lara

    Bosque de Orgi-Navarre (Spain)

    Hello, we are Jessica, María, Fran, Adrià and Jose Javier. We have chosen this place, which is located in the Ultzama Valley. This forest has 80 hectares. It is known due to its oak groves. Some of them are centenary and bicentennial.

    It has ecological interest on account of the natural regeneration that the especies experiment. It has differents paths. Those paths have differents traits, depending on the time you want to spend on it.

    Zelenci - Nature Reserve

    Here is a photo of Zelenci, located near Kranjska Gora. Zelenci are the ground spring that the Sava Dolenjka has hardened. It is named after its distinctive and beautiful green color. In 1992 they were declared a nature reserve. In Zelenci we can find many endangered plants and animal species. Zelenci do not freeze in winter. Their constant temperature throughout the year is approximately 6°C.
    Around the lake there are beautifully arranged trails that allow many tourists to take a closer look at it.
    Tina I., Tina P., Tia, Asia, Klara and Kristina

    Zelenci springs-natural reserve in Kranjska Gora

    Hello everybody!
    We are attaching a photograph of a Slovenian landscape . Our county has one of the highest percentage of forest coverage in Europe (58,2%). In this photograph you can see our natural reserve near Kranjska Gora in the northwesteren part of Slovenia. The reserve is the source of our Sava Dolinka river. The spring and its surroundings is named by its green colour. In slovenian language green colour means "zelena barva", therefore we call this touristic attraction ZELENCI.

    Saffron flowers

    we're sending a photo of saffron flowers taken only days before snow surprised us all once again. In one day clumps of snowflakes covered the flowers and froze the first moments of spring in time. Winter came back for one last day, leaving behind only a soft blanket of snow hiding the purple bursts of life undereath. :)

    Beti B., Jan V., Larisa P., Saša P., Tajda Š., Urška C.

    Lisca Hill

    Hello everyone!
    We would like to share a photo with you which was taken from the hill called Lisca, on the 4th of January. As you can see the sun was shining and it was very warm that day which is unusual weather for winters in Slovenia.
    Under the fog there is the town named Sevnica which is where Melania Trump lived, the First Lady of the United States.
    Tina, Miha, Maša, Lucija, Tjaša

    Lake Bled

    Hello everyone!
    We would like to share a photo of Lake Bled with you, which is a lake in the Julian Alps of the Upper Carniolan region of northwesters Slovenia.
    This is a very popular tourist destination. There you can also have the best traditional Slovenian cake called Kremšnita.

    Ana Ocvirk, Nika Pogačnik, Kaja Kostantino, Nelli Hrovat, Maja Demšar, Maša Cvetko

    Mountain of Saint Jošt (which is also a cheese)


    We are a group of five and we are sending you this photo because it has mountains on it, which kind of represents Slovenia best. What we also thought was interesting in it, is the fog that accumulates in the valley. It makes such a misterious view and it is quite common phenomenom where we live. On days like this, you can only see some sunshine if you climb up those beautiful mountains.

    Alternative energy sources

    Hi everyone!

    Our group is from Slovenia and in our county we produce electricity with the help of alternative energy sources, mainly we use hydroelectric power system. On this photo we can see hydroelectric power plant in town Brežice.

    Kaja B., Nika M., Tijana M., Klavdija M., Aleksander P., Hana Z.

    Lake Rakitna,Rakitna

    we are sending you a photo of lake Rakitna, which was taken about a year ago.This lake is located in place called Rakitna and it is very popular excursion destination.It is possible to swim in the lake in summer and skate in winter. Fishing opportunities are also very good, as well as fishing for carp, amur, perch and trout.Hopefully you can come and check it out one day :)
    Sanja, Tia, Laura Liza, Sara, Maša

    Windy Slovenian landscape- Lomanoše

    The picture depicts a beautiful cloudy and partly sunny day in north-eastern Slovenia. In the picture we can see a young man flying his kite in the wind and in the foreground another kite floating in the sky. There is a plowed field on the left side of the meadow and in the background we can see a couple of houses and electrical installation. The atmosphere of the picture is relaxed and pleasant above all, the kites travel through the sky as they are carried by the wind and the sky is thickened by plenty of clouds.
    Julija, Lena, Katja, Ana Manca, Laura

    Lipica Stud Farm

    Hello everyone!

    Our picture was taken in the Lipica Stud Farm. It is the original stud farm of one of the oldest cultural horse breeds – the Lipizzan horse breed, which is a symbol of Slovenia. The oldest site plan of the Lipica estate dates back to 1817. Although many things have changed, there are still rich natural and cultural heritage to see there.

    Neža Tišler, Tinkara Zaletel, Klavdija Gregorčič, Ula Fink, Marija Krnc

    Badostain, Nafarroa

    Hello there! We are Xabier Biurrun, Jon Elizalde and Iker Goñi, from the UPNA university in Pamplona, Spain. Here's a photo of a lake which we love going to when the weather is good enough, but because of the cold and damp climate we have, we usually go there in the summer. In this part of our country, we have a quiet simple climatic characteristics, where the winter is cold and damp and the summer is hot and dry. Anyway, is a fascinating lake, where animals such as pikes and sea basses live in peace. Lakes like this one are common in this part of the peninsula.

    Anayet Lake

    These two photos are from Anayet Lake (The Pyrenees) one of the most beautiful places in Spain, and an incredible famous tourist destination. Due to its high popularity, it is pretty common to have people from all over the world coming here to hike around its uncountable routes. These routes are accessible for any kind of traveller: from the most experienced to the most novice.

    Someday, if you are ready to go there, keep in mind that you need good equipment at your disposal, because there are 3000 meters high mountains (and even more) waiting for anyone brave enough to face them. Along with the high mountains, the general environment allow all of us to enjoy a beautiful experience.

    Iban Aznar, Ane de Miguel and Ainara Donamaria

    Northern lights - Rósa Konný Jóhannesdóttir

    Over the winter time in Iceland we are very lucky to have bright, dancing lights in the sky. These lights are called The northern lights or Aurora Borealis and they are a collisions between electrically charged particles from the sun that enter the earth's atmosphere. We have the lights in all kinds of color like pink, green and purple and if the sky is clear you might see them dancing around.

    Reykjavík Botanic Garden (Grasagarðurinn í Laugardal) - Róbert Pettersson

    This place is a botanical garden located in the district of Laugardalur in Reykjavík that was established on August 18, 1961 on the 175th anniversary of the city.
    The garden currently conserves more than 5,000 plant species in eight plant collections and offers prosperous birdlife, particularly grey geese. The role of the garden is to preserve and register plants for education, experiments and enjoyment.
    The plant collections give an idea of the diversity of vegetation in the temperate northern belt. Each museum department has a specific role to play, such as showing and presenting Icelandic plants, trees or food and spices.

    Yamaguchi park

    Hey there! Nice to meet you all! We are Xabier Alzueta and Ander Iturgaiz and we want to tell you about Yamaguchi park.

    It is a park of 85.000 square meters, located in one of the most modern areas of the city. Its name reminds the Japanese city of Yamaguchi, near of Hiroshima and wich Pamplona has been twineed since 1980. It has eastern style, it was designed by Japanese landscapist, so it contains all the elements of a garden imported from the culture of the “Rising sun”.

    Plants and tree species, some native ones live with other ornamental elements, such as, “Suhama”, “Azumaya (house on the pond), “ Yatsubashi and Ishibasi (bridges)”, “Taki ( Waterfall) or the lake geyser and the stream od water that reaches twenty meters high.


    Hi everyone!

    We are Paula, Uxue and Irantzu. Although we are from different cities, we are studying together in Iruña, which is the capital of Navarra, Spain.
    The photo we have chosen is from the village of one of us. This village is Lesaka, and is located in the north of Navarra. It has around 2800 residents, and they call it the "Little Venice", because it has many bridges.

    In this photo, there is a bridge near the river. On the edge of the river is danced a famous dance in the Basque country, called Ezpatadantza.

    Paula Eciolaza, Irantzu Goienetxe and Uxue Astrain


    The lake that appears in the picture, is the lake of Mendillorri. Mendillorri is a neighborhood of Pamplona, the capital of Navarra. In this neighborhood we live the members of the group that is writing this. This lake is special and important in our lives. Since we were Little, we have been around him for a long time. In this lake we have lived incredible moments. Apart from having spent many personal moments there, it is a very beautiful place that many people visit every day. On the other hand, in the lake and its surroundings they can see numerous kinds of animals, for example, ducks, trouts, catfishs, turtles… on the other hand, in its surroundings, you can see numerous kinds of birds. Apart from animals, as we have said before, it is a very quiet place where you can spend a very pleasant afternoon with Friends or family.

    Bera, Etxauri and Valle de Yerri


    We are Leire, Nahia and Sara and this are the photos we have chosen.
    The first picture was taken in the “Valle de Yerri”, in the north of Navarre. In the picture we can see a rainbow and a blue sky. The weather in the north is more humid and it rains a lot, this is the reason to see this green lands.

    The second picture was taken In Etxauri and the place is called, “El balcón de los lirios”.In the picture is summer so we can see that there are different cereals growing up and that gives different colors to the fields. This is common, near Pamplona, in the middle of Navarra.

    This other picture is located in the north of Navarra, in Bera. We can see that the lands are green and the grass has grown easier than in the other photo.

    Loza's pond

    In the photos we can see some trees and shrubs near the town of Loza. The photos have been taken at the beginning of March, when temperatures are around 5 degrees and it rains a lot. That’s why we have a lot of vegetation there. At this time of the year the trees and bushes drop their leaves and flowers. In this case we can see a forest of beeches, and this type of tree is very common in Navarra. At this latitude (42.8411263,-1.7159935,18), the climate is between Atlantic and Mediterranean and therefore in winter the vegetation is mostly like that of the image.

    Kristina Goñi, Edurne Garayoa and Lorea Ike

    Sakana valley, Nafarroa

    In this image you can see a Navarre´s town called Iturmendi, from Sakana valley. Moreover, this picture was taken from Santa Marina hermitage.
    Sakana is maked up of 15 boroughs and 3 valleys ( Araquil , Ergoyena and Burunda valley).

    Šmartinsko lake

    Šmartinsko lake is located in Celje. Its winding coastline and picturesque backdrop make it a particularly appealing hiking destination.

    The lake is home to carps, common rudds, grey silver carps, tenches, roaches, bleaks, common breams, silver breams, catfish, white grass carps and pikes.

    The lake Šmartinsko jezero is the current record holder for the biggest (heaviest) carp ever caught in Slovenia which weighs 34,60kg.
    The lake Šmartinsko jezero was created in 1970. It can be reached from various directions and spreads on 113 ha of water surfaces - that makes it one of the largest artificial lakes in Slovenia. The average depth is somewhere between 4 and 6m. The water near the dam and the barrier is between 8 and 9m deep.

    Dominika G, Blanka Č, Mateja B, Nina Ž, Tjaša B, Žan PG

    Parque de los sentidos

    Hi! We are Naiara, Ainhoa and Adriana.
    The picture that we have chosen is called "parque de los sentidos".
    We have selected this place because it is clse to our home and it is a nice place ti disconnect from your daily life. Also, it is quite interesting for education because children can develop and explore their senses of vision, smell, tasting, hearind and touching. We always receive the information through the sense of vision and getting in touch with the other senses is beneficial for a good development.
    It is a fantastic chance to learn sciences in this enviroment because of the amount of living things around the park.

    A trip to waterfall Savica


    This picture was taken on a trip to waterfall Savica in Slovenia. This waterfall is the source of Sava Bohinjka and the third most visited attraction in Slovenia. It has a unique A-shape and emerald pool, but if you want to admire it you have to climb more than 500 steps.

    Ema, Ksenija, Neža, Ula & Maruša

    Algalíf, Friðgerður Auðunsdóttir

    This is Algalíf. They make astaxanthin by use of iclandic pure water and renewable energy. It´s very good for your health. It´s good for your brain, eye and healthy aging. It´s also good for your muscle endurance and recovery and for your skin care.

    Zugarramurdi Caves

    In the north of Navarre, in the Baztan Valley, we find the caves of Zugarramurdi. These caves are also known as "Witch’s cave" because as the legend sais, it was ther where the witches performed their rituals. It is one of the most visited places in Navarre for its entire history and mythology. His story says that it is there where in 1610 the inquisitor of logroño process to 31 women in the area for practicing witchcraft.
    These are a set of different caves through which passes the Olavidea river, which is also known as "the river of the hell", and which are located next to the village of zugarramurdi.

    Gunnuhver - Sunna Kristín

    This is Gunnuhver, a geothermal field of various mudpools and fumaroles. It is located in the southwest part of the Reykjanes peninsula and is close to my home. The area is highly volcanic since the Mid-Atlantic rift runs through it. The name Gunnuhver comes from an old Icelandic folktale about a woman named Gunna who died from hunger since she paid her landlord with her only cooking pot. She was enraged and hunted the people on the Reykjanes peninsula until she was lured to the spring and got stuck there.


    Is one of the largest lava tunnel in Iceland and was formed in a volcanic eruption around 5.200 years ago.
    The tunnel is 1360 meters long, 30 meters wide and the height is 10 meters. In the tunnel are weird looking rock formation that is called Dropasteinn (e. stalactite) and was formed, because of the leftover lava that didn't have the same chemical composition as the lava on top of the tunnel. The Lava seeps through and coagulate.

    Friðheimar - Ragnhildur Melot

    Friðheimar is a family company located in southern Iceland. They grow tomatoes (and cucumbers) there all year around under artificial lighting in greenhouses. They also have an amazing restaurant there. The menu combines food made out of tomatoes f.e. tomato soup, tomato ice cream and tomato beer.