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Glacier hike and ice climbing in Iceland

"The glacier walk and ice climb was one of the highlights of my trip to Iceland last May" - find out more about this South Iceland excursion in Doug's post
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Sunday, 18th January 2015

Doug Kington

Exploring Eyjafjallajokull Volcano by Superjeep

Iceland’s volcanic landscape is one of its big draws for visitors – Eric took a Superjeep excursion up the now infamous Eyjafjallajokull to get a better view.
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Sunday, 18th January 2015

Eric Shadbolt

Thorsmork: The valley of thunder by Superjeep

Exploring Iceland's rugged landscape means using a vehicle that can handle it all - Laura joined an excursion to visit Thorsmork in February 2014 to experience just that.
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Sunday, 18th January 2015

Destination Specialist

Eruption Flight-Seeing By Helicopter: VIDEO

Nothing quite prepares you for watching a volcano erupt in person – but here's a taster of what a helicopter flight to Bárðarbunga has to offer.
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Friday, 24th October 2014

Destination Specialist

Incredible images of the Bárðarbunga eruption

Ragnar TH Sigurdsson, an Icelandic photographer and long-time friend of Discover the World, has been out photographing the Bárðarbunga eruption;
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Thursday, 4th September 2014

Destination Specialist

Bárðarbunga eruption by Superjeep: what it’s like

Travel journalist and Wanderlust Associate Editor Sarah Baxter headed into the Icelandic Highlands by Superjeep on 3 September 2014 to witness Bárðarbunga volcano erupt - here's her account of the experience.
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Thursday, 4th September 2014

Destination Specialist

Witnessing a volcanic eruption combined with the aurora

Over thirty years ago, our MD, Clive watched a volcano erupting in northern Iceland while the northern lights blazed across the sky - and it was just as magical as it sounds...
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Wednesday, 27th August 2014

Destination Specialist

A Family Husky Adventure in Swedish Lapland

Will Gray, award-winning travel writer and photographer (and Cloud 9 editor) took his family to Swedish Lapland for a husky adventure.
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Monday, 14th July 2014

Will Gray

Half way around Antarctica

After travelling to the Arctic, clients Steve Ransome and Diane Watling decided to explore Antarctica, and what an epic voyage it was...
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Monday, 14th July 2014

Destination Specialist

A mature perspective on descending Inside the Volcano

Our client Sam Boote and his wife descended into Iceland's dormant Thrihnukagigur volcano in June 2012 - read about his experience below.
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Monday, 14th July 2014

Destination Specialist

Our Journey to the Centre of the Earth in Iceland

Jo Greenwood and John Williams report back on their experience of our self-drive holiday 'Journey to the Centre of the Earth' in Iceland in May 2010.
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Monday, 14th July 2014

Destination Specialist

South Island strolls – sampling NZ’s Great Walks

Five of New Zealand’s 9 Great Walks are situated on South Island, but if you don’t have the time or fitness to take on the whole route, there are shorter samples of these famous scenic walks on offer
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Thursday, 26th June 2014

Destination Specialist