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2021 Travel. The trips we will be embarking on first

We don’t know about you but with every day of social distancing and restricted travel that passes, our wanderlust grows ever stronger. Just because we are staying at home, it doesn’t mean that we can’t be dreaming of where we will be travelling to first. Here, we share the trips we will be embarking on, as soon as it’s safe for us to do so.
  • Inspire Me

Thursday, 30th April 2020

Nichol Callaghan

Places in our hearts, a fond memory of Iceland

Now it's been taken away, what does travel mean to us? From authors to adventurers, painters to teachers, families and solo travellers, we asked our clients to share their fondest travel memories. One of the first submissions was this particularly poignant note from Claire, who reminded us just how powerful travel can be how important it is in times like this to reflect on the past so that we are able to look forward.
  • Travel Stories

Monday, 20th April 2020

Nichol Callaghan

Travel Vicariously Through Film: The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, The Ultimate Introduction to Iceland

Iceland’s erupting geysers, sparkling glaciers and dramatic fjords have long served as a go-to when Hollywood requires a mystical, fantastical land... Let’s travel vicariously through film with ‘The Secret Life of Walter Mitty’, the ultimate introduction to Iceland.
  • Inspire Me

Monday, 23rd March 2020

Alex Minnis

Where to See the Northern Lights: Spring Equinox 2020

The northern lights may be synonymous with the darkest winter months, but the upcoming spring equinox in March is actually one of the best times of year to see nature’s light show. Find out why – and where to experience your own equinox aurora.
  • Northern Lights

Saturday, 14th March 2020

Alex Minnis

Did You Know This? Unique and Unknown Facts About Iceland

If there's one word to describe Icelandic culture, 'quirky' springs to mind. After all, it's not everywhere that roadworks are halted by fear of elf revenge, or where the northern lights are put up for sale. Read on for the most unique and unknown facts about Iceland.
  • Destination Insiders

Saturday, 7th March 2020

Eric Shadbolt

Pick of the Pillows: The best unique hotels in the world to visit this year

Here are our five favourite hotels from around the world that are bound to make any trip extra special.
  • Inspire Me

Wednesday, 19th February 2020

Doug Kington

Pick of the Pillows: Nordic Hotels

Here are five of our favourite hotels in the Nordics that offer more than just a place to lay your head.   
  • Destination Insiders

Thursday, 13th February 2020

Emma Mitra

Best Wildlife Holidays in Iceland – Photo Gallery

We asked award-winning travel writer and advocate for responsible tourism Will Gray for his recommendations of the best wildlife encounters around the world.
  • Wildlife

Monday, 27th January 2020

Emma Mitra

Beyond Trapped: Our Favourite Filming Locations in Iceland

With news that Pierce Brosnan has joined Will Ferrell and Rachel McAdams upcoming film about the beloved Eurovision song contest, Iceland's picture-perfect backdrops will once again have a starring role in the Netflix feature. For your own cinematic experience, we've rounded up the movies that were shot in the most awe-inspiring locations in Iceland.

Thursday, 22nd August 2019

Becky Masih

20 Years of Ranga

We're proud to celebrate 20 years in partnership with Hotel Ranga. Located in Iceland's spectacular countryside, it features in some of our most popular itineraries from summer self drives to our flagship northern lights small group tour
  • Discover our World
  • Inspire Me

Friday, 15th March 2019

Becky Masih

Top 10 Waterfalls in Iceland

Nowhere does waterfalls better than Iceland. Land of Fire & Ice? More like Land of Fire, Ice & Crashing Water. Iceland boasts no less than 30,000 cascades and here is our pick of favourites...
  • Inspire Me

Friday, 8th March 2019

Will Gray

Why We Love Iceland

Over 40 years ago, our managing director, Clive Stacey, himself began a love affair with Iceland and it's diverse landscapes, countless natural wonders and vibrant culture!  To celebrate Valentine's Day, we’ve asked our Discover the World team why they love the incredible land of fire and ice...
  • Inspire Me
  • Travel Stories

Thursday, 14th February 2019

Becky Masih