Travel Blog

From our favourite locations to watch the northern lights to the best places to watch whales in Canada, stunning pictures of the Sweden's Icehotel to the 7 natural wonders of our world, read our blog for all your holiday inspiration.

An Expert Guide to Iceland’s Natural Wonders in Winter

Iceland – the Land of Fire & Ice – is well-known for its natural wonders, but winter brings its own special range of amazing spectacles, from the northern lights and ephemeral ice caves to frozen waterfalls and an annual gathering of orcas.
  • Destination Insiders
  • Inspire Me

Monday, 22nd November 2021

Will Gray

The 8 Seasons of the Sami

Imagine a year with eight, not four, seasons. Such is the ever-changing light and patterns of nature in Lapland that the indigenous Sami people originally adopted a far more complex calendar than the one we’re used to. Read on for more
  • Food & Culture

Tuesday, 9th November 2021

Will Gray

Why Go on a Rail Holiday?

From soaking up amazing views to enjoying more time to relax, read on for six reasons why you should seriously consider catching the train for your next holiday...
  • Inspire Me

Tuesday, 2nd November 2021

Will Gray

Explore Your Senses in Canada

Exploring Canada offers much more than its photo-ready landscapes and iconic wildlife. Defined by vivid colours, distinctive scents and unforgettable tastes it is an assault on the senses - find out how by using all your senses you can fully appreciate everything this diverse destination has to offer.
  • Adventure
  • Inspire Me

Friday, 29th October 2021

Liz Lunnon

Follow in the Footsteps of Alexander Armstrong in Iceland

The Land of Fire and Ice returned to the small screen in the three-part travelogue 'Iceland with Alexander Armstrong' aired on Channel 5 - be inspired to take your own adventure in this compact mid-Atlantic island that packs a mighty punch.
  • Inspire Me

Wednesday, 13th October 2021

Pam Forrest

The Coolest Things to Do in the Nordics in Winter

Witnessing the northern lights tops the wish list of many who plan a visit to the Nordics in the winter, and rightly so, but there's so much more to an Arctic experience than aurora hunting!
  • Inspire Me

Tuesday, 28th September 2021

Pam Forrest

How to choose your perfect winter hideaway in the Nordics

With so many exceptional properties across Iceland, Sweden, Finland and Norway, it can be tricky to choose between them. We've compiled this guide to help you select your ideal bolthole for winter.
  • Where to Stay

Monday, 6th September 2021

Pam Forrest

The Best Places To Visit In Autumn

From remote islands, glaciers and tranquil fjords, to ways to catch the start of aurora and polar bear season in Canada, we name our top trips to take in autumn.
  • Discover our World
  • Inspire Me

Thursday, 2nd September 2021

Doug Kington

Autumn Equinox gives Green Light to Aurora Hunters

The autumn equinox occurs around the 21-23 September each year marking the official end of summer and beginning of autumn, a time of year known for it's incredible reds, oranges and yellows. It is also the perfect time for catching glimpses of the green of the northern lights!
  • Northern Lights

Tuesday, 31st August 2021

Destination Specialist

Photographing the Northern Lights

Turn protons into pixels with William Gray's enlightening guide to snapping the aurora borealis.
  • Northern Lights

Wednesday, 11th August 2021

Will Gray

Our Top 5 Reasons to Ski in Scandinavia

We're partnering with ski experts, skiScandinavia, to offer a some of the best skiing holidays in Sweden and Norway. We asked their passionate and knowledgeable team to share the top 5 reasons they love to ski in Scandinavia.
  • Adventure
  • Inspire Me

Monday, 19th July 2021

Destination Specialist

Visiting Iceland’s volcanic eruption at Fagradalsfjall by guide, Cathy Harlow

Expert guide, Cathy Harlow, recounts her experience of witnessing Iceland's spectacular volcanic eruption at Fagradalsfjall on the Reykjanes Peninsula in June 2021.
  • Destination Insiders
  • Travel Stories

Wednesday, 30th June 2021

Cathy Harlow