Category Archives: Iceland

Making Infographics For The Classroom

I’ve finally found time to have a serious attempt at constructing some infographics. I have found a number of potential sites to explore to help me with this, and I started with Piktochart. http://www.piktochart.com Piktochart is free to begin with, … Continue reading

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Fly Over Iceland – Reykjavik’s New Attraction

Back in December, I took my family to Disney World in Florida. My six year old grandson insisted on testing out all of the adventure rides, and I had the job of accompanying him. I quietly really enjoyed myself, and … Continue reading

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New Eruption For Iceland?

At this time of year, I am preparing for my first trips of the season to Iceland as a Field Studies Tutor for Rayburn Tours. I have been watching with interest the reports of new volcanic activity in the country. … Continue reading

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New Physical Geography Resources For The 2020 Classroom

Some more recently produced resources for the new school year ahead, starting with a world tectonic plates poster map, with diagrams of the different plate boundaries. This has been produced by NST, and can be downloaded from the following link: … Continue reading

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Kit List For Iceland

Anyone lucky enough to be travelling to Iceland this Autumn? To make sure you take everything you need, why not check out this kit list provided by Rayburn Tours? https://www.rayburntours.com/blog/2019/10/07/iceland-school-trip-kit-list/

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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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