Author:Mark Pickering

Along the coastal road…

What a beautiful day it was for a trip down the south coast! Many of the most iconic photographs of Iceland were taken on this south coast and I witnessed some of these stunning geographical...

The Golden Circle, here we come!

We set off from Hvergerdi in snow, and in true Icelandic winter style this wasn’t the last we saw of it. The glistening snow made the approach to Thingvellir National Park even more spectacular...

Iceland’s got the WOW factor… 

35 students and 4 teachers finally landed at Keflavik Airport tired yet excited to be here in Iceland. Months of eager anticipation, asking their teachers what it would be like, if it’ll be...

I saw the lights…

9.35pm on Monday 16th February and I found myself stood outside the Eldhestar Hotel in Hvegerdi watching the majestic Northern Lights glide across a clear black sky. Bright green waves, moving...

And so the adventure begins…

Leaving behind the arrivals hall at Keflavik Airport we headed along the south coastal road bound for the Hotel Ork in Hvergardi, our home for the next 7 days. A very warm welcome from all the staff,...

What impact does geography have on young people?

What impact does geography, as a subject and academic discipline, have on young people? It’s a fascinating question posed by the President of the Geographical Association Mark Higginbottom and an...

The Northern Lights

In the Rayburn Tours office we are very jealous of the recent photos we have received from our friends at the Husid Guesthouse in Iceland that capture the beauty of the Northern Lights. The groups...