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.

Great Ways to See the Aurora

With the aurora borealis being added to more and more bucket lists across the globe, we have put together a selection of our favourite aurora combinations to make the most of your northern lights adventure.
  • Northern Lights

Friday, 14th August 2015

Destination Specialist

Northern Lights in Tromso and Beyond

Our Nordic Specialist Mark was treated to an incredible display of the northern lights at Malangen Resort in northern Norway
  • Northern Lights

Thursday, 16th April 2015

Mark Champagne

Guide Profile: Alexa Kershaw

Meet cetacean specialist Alexa Kershaw, who has been one of our guides for over 10 years and is one of the leaders of our Orcas & Aurora tour in Iceland.
  • Discover our World
  • Northern Lights

Friday, 20th February 2015

Destination Specialist

What to do if you don’t see the northern lights

Renée is Senior Digital Marketing Manager at Discover the World and travelled to Swedish Lapland in December 2013.
  • Northern Lights

Thursday, 18th September 2014

Destination Specialist

Northern Lights and Pipes in Coldfoot, Alaska

Liz's search for the aurora in the Alaskan Arctic led her to the remote settlement of Coldfoot where nature's wonders abound, and the Trans-Alaska pipeline is a surprise highlight...
  • Northern Lights

Tuesday, 16th September 2014

Liz Lunnon

Gourmet Dinner at the Aurora Sky Station

Doug opted for a dinner upgrade at Abisko Sky Station as part of his experience of our Northern Lights, Abisko & the Icehotel itinerary. Here's how he got on...
  • Northern Lights

Tuesday, 9th September 2014

Doug Kington

Eyjafjallajokull: now is the perfect time to visit Iceland

We received a summary of the events surrounding the recent eruption of Eyjafjallajokull in Iceland from a good friend of ours, the irrepressible former manager of Hotel Ranga – located a short distance from the volcano.
  • Destination Insiders
  • Northern Lights

Monday, 14th July 2014

Destination Specialist

What’s Special about our Orcas & Aurora trip?

Gary Ward travelled on our Orcas & Aurora escorted holiday in Iceland three years running. We caught up with him to find out why the trip has such an appeal.
  • Northern Lights
  • Wildlife

Monday, 10th February 2014

Destination Specialist

Northern Lights and Killer Whales – trip diary 2014

Cathy Harlow, one of the expert guides of our Orcas and Aurora escorted holiday, gives us her updates on the 2014 season so far...
  • Northern Lights
  • Wildlife

Thursday, 6th February 2014

Destination Specialist