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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...

Gulfoss Waterfall

The golden waterfall – spectacular! But still freezing!!

We have arrived !

We got to the hotel at 3am (our time).  Journey went well, lots of enthusiasm from our students.

Homeward bound

54 tired girls now sit at Rome airport awaiting our delayed flight back to Dublin. All got up at 4am and left at 5 so it’s been a busy morning. Everyone is exhausted, looking forward to getting...

Day two!!

We’ve caught up on some sleep and are now ready for another big day of sightseeing and activities. First stop Seljalandfoss waterfall – where we can walk behind it!!

Day 1

Journey to Iceland went smoothly but there’s no getting away from the fact that it is long journey, with us getting to bed at 3am. Apparently, there was some turbulence on the way over but I...


Our day started at the magnificent Saljalandfoss waterfall. It was incredible but due to the very icy conditions we were unable to walk behind it. Well worth the visit Nonetheless.  


What an incredible story from the family that got caught in the middle of this eruption. For most people they only think of the impact on European flights. The family living at the foot of the...

We found the end of the rainbow

At the impressive Skogafoss waterfall we saw a full rainbow – but sadly there was no pot of gold. We scaled the steep steps to get the view from the top really challenging some students to face...

Iceland Day 1

After a very early start we managed to get everyone to the airport on time and without losing any essential items! The flight left on time and we saw an amazing sunrise as we neared Reykjavik.

Thingvellir National Park

We walked along where the North American plate and Eurasian plate are diverging. This is known as the Almannagja rift. Thingvellir is a world heritage site and attracts thousands of tourists every...

Day 2 Pompeii and Vesuvius

Day 2- What a challenge! Off we set to Pompeii in the morning. The sun shone and there was a lot of excitement at what was going to be seen. The first stop in Pompeii was the amphitheatre where a...