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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.

Meeting the ice bears of Churchill

What is it really like getting up close to mighty polar bears on the tundra outside of Churchill, Canada? Erin recounts her experience.
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  • Wildlife

Monday, 24th November 2014

Erin Glennie

Norway’s North Cape: as far north as you can go

Amy explains why a visit to North Cape – the furthest north than you can go in mainland Europe – is something that should be on everyone's travel wishlist
  • Travel Stories

Thursday, 2nd October 2014

Amy Gibbs

5 Tips for Travelling to Iceland in the Winter

Thora shares her tips for making the most of a holiday to Iceland over the winter months.
  • Travel Stories

Wednesday, 1st October 2014

Destination Specialist

Comparing two experiences of Orcas & Auroras

Claire Sangster has been on our Orcas & Aurora holiday twice, so for anyone considering an escorted tour, she compares her experiences of travelling in January and March.
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  • Wildlife

Tuesday, 30th September 2014

Destination Specialist

Close encounters with the grizzlies of Alaska

I haven't stopped talking about my very first encounter with grizzlies ever since I got back from Alaska!
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  • Wildlife

Thursday, 18th 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.
  • Adventure
  • Travel Stories

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...
  • Adventure
  • Travel Stories

Wednesday, 27th August 2014

Destination Specialist

David Mitchell discovers the Land of Sagas (Part2)

Novelist David Mitchell, author of the Booker Prize shortlisted 'Cloud Atlas' and 'number9dream' travelled to Iceland with Discover the World on a tailor-made itinerary inspired by the Saga trail. Read part 2 of his story...
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Wednesday, 16th July 2014

Destination Specialist

Driving heaven in the fjords of Norway

Leaving Flam, and guided by my colleagues and our GPS, I embarked on a jaw-droppingly beautiful journey through the fjords and mountains of Norway on a week's self-drive itinerary.
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Tuesday, 15th July 2014

Alex Minnis

Little Britain in Iceland

Janet entered our travel writing competition, "Clash of the Protons" as featured in the 2012 edition of our Cloud 9 magazine. She travelled to Iceland in 2010.
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Monday, 14th July 2014

Destination Specialist

What’s happening with Hekla?

With speculation that an eruption of Mt Hekla could be imminent, we asked expert volcanologist and geophysicist Ari Trausti Guðmundsson to give us an insight into the situation.
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Monday, 14th July 2014

Destination Specialist

Iceland: now the dust has settled

Renée from our team travelled to Iceland in April 2010, just after UK airspace re-opened. Here's her account of visiting such remarkably resilient country in the aftermath of a now infamous eruption.
  • Travel Stories

Monday, 14th July 2014

Destination Specialist