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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.

Visit Iceland’s new LAVA Centre with Discover the World!

As if holiday makers need another reason to visit the land of fire and ice, 2017 saw the arrival of the high-tech, interactive Lava Centre in Hvolsvollur, 100km east of Reykjavik. Read on to find out more...
  • Destination Insiders

Thursday, 20th April 2017

Destination Specialist

150 Amazing Things to do in Canada

2017 saw Canada celebrate its 150th anniversary. To mark the occasion, we created a not-so-quick guide of things to do... 150 things in fact.
  • Inspire Me

Thursday, 13th April 2017

Destination Specialist

10 Places that Prove Iceland is Extraordinary Year Round

Iceland is an extraordinary destination, whatever time of year you visit. Discover 10 amazing places that prove there's always a good time to visit the Land of Fire and Ice.
  • Inspire Me

Friday, 7th April 2017

Destination Specialist

Top Ten Birding Spots in Iceland

Iceland may not top the tables for species numbers but if you’re after a birding holiday combined with jaw-dropping scenery, the island takes some beating.
  • Wildlife

Thursday, 6th April 2017

Cathy Harlow

Iceland: Land of Fire, Ice & Fabulous Food

Having recently been awarded their its first Michelin-starred restaurant, find out why Iceland is hot for foodies right now as we talk to Ragnar Eiriksson of Reykjavik's DILL...
  • Food & Culture

Monday, 3rd April 2017

Destination Specialist

Land of Fire, Ice & Raised Eyebrows: Eight things in Iceland you won’t believe!

From French fishing towns with French roadsigns, to troll tantrums in the East Fjords - in light of April Fool's Day, here are some fact about Iceland you may not believe!
  • Discover our World

Friday, 31st March 2017

Destination Specialist

Kayaking Adventures in Spitsbergen

Head of Worldwide Product, Liz L, shares her experience of paddling through ice at 80 degrees north.
  • Adventure

Friday, 31st March 2017

Liz Lunnon

Did you know this about Svalbard…?

7 things that may well surprise you about Norway’s far-flung Arctic archipelago.
  • Inspire Me

Friday, 31st March 2017

Destination Specialist

Stunning Spring Images from Around the World

Winter has been and gone, the flowers are blooming and the air is filled with the sweet scent of spring! The perfect season for exploring, here's just some of our favourite spring snaps to get you inspired.
  • Inspire Me

Wednesday, 29th March 2017

Destination Specialist

In Search of Gold in The Yukon, Canada

Our Head of Worldwide Product, Liz Lunnon, took a journey to the Yukon Territory, exploring the highlights of Canada's wild west...
  • Adventure

Friday, 24th March 2017

Liz Lunnon

A Spotlight on Canopy by Hilton Reykjavik City Centre

  • Destination Insiders

Tuesday, 21st March 2017

Destination Specialist

Meet the Expert: Jo Cooper, Senior Polar Specialist

Our very own Ice Queen, Jo has one of the coolest jobs around. Having worked at Discover the World for 19 years, her knowledge of the polar regions is unrivalled. Read on for some of Jo’s standout experiences and top travel tips for an Arctic exploration.
  • Destination Insiders

Tuesday, 21st March 2017

Jo Cooper