Category Archives: Iceland

Drink Tap Water to Reduce Plastic Bottle Use in Iceland

Tap water in Iceland is of such good quality – fresh and straight from the glaciers – that it always shocks me to see so many tourists spending out on bottled water. A recent survey of people in North America … Continue reading

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Disappearing Glaciers in Iceland – OK Glacier and Solheimajokull

One of the highlights of my regular trips to Iceland is a visit to the Solheimajokull glacier in the south of the country. This is one of the most accessible glaciers in Iceland, and it provides an excellent opportunity to … Continue reading

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Lava Caving in Southern Iceland

As I eagerly await the beginning of my summer programme of visits to Iceland with Rayburn Tours, I have managed to find a little time to reflect on trips made back in the spring. Back in March, I had the … Continue reading

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New Interactive Iceland Resources

The travel company ‘Discover the World’ have just launched an excellent resource for geography teachers and students with an interest in Iceland. ‘Experience Iceland’ is an interactive GIS map featuring 40 videos of various locations across the country. It is … Continue reading

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Adventure Tourism Index

Anyone studying tourism in their lessons might like to investigate the countries of the world through the ‘Adventure Tourism’ Index. This is regularly published by the Adventure Travel Trade Association along with the George Washington University – in order to … Continue reading

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Back To Iceland Again

For many people, October is a month of falling leaves and Halloween- but for me it also marks the start of a new season of visits to Iceland as a Field Studies Tutor on behalf of Rayburn Tours. This year, … Continue reading

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Join In With The New Craze Of ‘Plogging’

On a recent trip to Iceland, I learnt of a new outdoor activity – ‘plogging’. This is a new exercise trend which combines jogging with picking up litter. The activity has been promoted by the President himself, who has been … Continue reading

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