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Top 3 Geographical experiences for 2017

Last updated: Jan 30th, 2019

There’s no better way to shake off those January blues and drive your budding geographers’ desire for learning than with the adventure of a lifetime!

We’ve put together our top picks of what’s new for 2017 to give you some food for thought:

4×4 Super Jeep Adventure in Iceland


Explore Iceland’s rugged terrain in a truly unique way on an exhilarating 4×4 Super Jeep journey. Venture into the remote wilderness of southern Iceland experiencing the country’s other-worldy wonders as you cross the dramatic interior valleys, highlands, icecaps, glaciers and volcanoes of South Iceland. This is definitely one for the adventure-loving, thrill-seekers out there!

Route options include the raw landscapes of Fimmvörðuháls (the site of the first eruption in Iceland in March/April 2010), the astounding crater area of Eyjafjallajökull or Gigjökull glacier and Thórsmörk Valley. You’ll be able to specify your preferred route, but this will ultimately be guided by the changeable Icelandic weather.

Earthly treasures in Iceland


Call yourself a geographer? Then the newly opened Ljósbrá Stone Exhibition in the charming town of Hveragerði is a must on your Iceland bucket list! As one of the largest privately owned stone, mineral and fossil museums in Iceland, this remarkable geological visit is a great place to learn about Iceland’s variety of earthly treasures.

The family-run exhibition will give your students a glimpse into a lifetime of passion in geology, as well as allowing them to learn about the owners who have a keen eye for stones. The fascinating displays will be brought to life by the fun and engaging guide as you’re taken round the exhibit. A true gem!

Have a sneak peek:

Cook up a storm in the Bay of Naples


Tucked away in the hills above Sorrento, the typically Italian Fondo Galatea farm produces some of the finest food in the region, including delicious meats, cheeses, jam and olive oil. As you’re guided round this agreeable establishment, you’ll discover more about farming methods, farm diversification and working-farm systems.

New for 2017 is the chance to put your culinary skills to the test with an entertaining half-day cooking class making delicacies such as gnocchi and tiramisu, using the produce at this working farm. Surely, there can be nowhere better to learn how to cook and taste the local produce?! A definite highlight for any tour to the Bay of Naples.

If you’d like to find out more about these visits or any other exciting excursions, get in touch with our expert team on 01332 347 828 or visit www.rayburntours.com/education/geography/.