The Ultimate Discover the World Travel Quiz

Friday, 15th May 2020

Destination Specialist

south georgia st andrews bay king penguins sunset istk

Do you know which country has the largest coastline? Or how to order a refill of coffee in Iceland? Are you familiar with the unicorns of the sea? And do you know the Adélie penguin from the Gentoo?

Pit your wits against our bumper 30 question travel quiz. It’s an all encompassing travel trivia bonanza that will put your world knowledge to the test.

Think you can score full marks? The answers are at the end of the quiz.

Question 1:

What animal is otherwise known as the ‘unicorn of the sea’?

  • Unicorn Fish
  • Narwhal
  • Unicorn shrimp
  • Helmeted curassow

Question 2:

How many wine regions are there in Australia, approximately?

  • 40
  • 50
  • 60
  • 70

Question 3:

What is the capital of Svalbard?

  • Pyramiden
  • Spitsbergen
  • Ny-Ålesund
  • Longyearbyen

Question 4:

Which country is known as the ‘Land of a Thousand Lakes’

Question 5:

What is the national bird of the Faroe Islands?

  • Puffin
  • Guillemot
  • Oystercatcher
  • Storm Petrol
Ittoqqortoormiit settlement, Scoresby Sund

Question 6:

Where you could read the newspaper “Penguin News”

  • Greenland
  • Antarctica
  • The Falkland Islands
  • The Faroe Islands

Question 7:

Which country has the largest coastline in the world?

  • New Zealand
  • Fiji
  • Canada
  • Australia

Question 8:

If you would like a refill of coffee in Iceland, what would you ask for?

  • 15 more drops
  • 12 more drops
  • 8 more drops
  • 10 more drops

Question 9:

What was the name of the male ship cat that accompanied Ernest Shackleton’s Antarctica Expedition in 1914?

Question 10:

Where is the original ICEHOTEL located?

icehotel entrance swedish lapland rth

Question 11:

What is the capital of Greenland?

Question 12:

When was the Ghan railway line completed?

  • 1929
  • 1925
  • 1938
  • 1943

Question 13:

Where can you find the smallest reindeer in existence?

  • Finnish Lapland
  • Svalbard
  • Swedish Lapland
  • Norway

Question 14:

Which is the only American state capital that isn’t accessible by road?

  • Boise
  • Baton Rouge
  • Juneau
  • Raleigh

Question 15:

Kinos, hanki, tykky, hiutale, nuoska, puuteri. What would you be describing if you used these Finnish words?

  • Forest
  • Husky
  • Snow
  • Reindeer
finnish lapland reindeer lake inari

Question 16:

Which bird is nicknamed The Laughing Jackass?

Question 17:

Where was Sir Edmund Hilary, the first person to climb Mount Everest in 1953 from?

Question 18:

Who reached the South Pole first?

Question 19:

Which continent has been recently discovered to have once been a rainforest?

Question 20:

What is the name of the highest waterfall in Iceland?

  • Skogafoss
  • Dettifoss
  • Morsarfoss
  • Glymur
south iceland skogafoss spring day istk

Question 21:

Which country does this flag belong too?

  • Greenland
  • Svalbard
  • The Falkland Islands
Country Flag

Question 22:

Which country does this flag belong too?

  • The Cook Islands
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Tahiti

Question 23:

What is the name of this lake?

  • Lake Louise
  • Kenali Lake
  • Lake Mjosa
Summer Lake

Question 24:

What penguin species is this?

  • Gentoo
  • Adélie
  • Emperor
Adelie penguins

Question 25:

What is the name of this Alaskan National Park?

  • Denali
  • Glacier Bay
  • Kenai Fjords
National Park

Question 26:

Where would you find this awe-inspiring cliff?

  • New Zealand
  • Canada
  • Norway
Awe-inspiring cliff

Question 27:

What is the name of this Icelandic waterfall?

  • Dettifoss
  • Svartifoss
  • Gulfoss
Waterfall in Iceland

Question 28:

What is the name of this Canadian Lake?


Lake Louise

Question 29:

What is the name of this species of bear?

Bear watching

Question 30:

Where in the world would you you find Northern Lights sightings like this?

Northern Lights

Travel Quiz Answers:

  1. Narwahl
  2. 60
  3. Longyearbyen
  4. Finland
  5. Oystercatcher
  6. The Falkland Islands
  7. Canada
  8. 10 more drops
  9. Mrs Chippy
  10. Jukkasjärvi
  11. Nuuk
  12. 1929
  13. Svalbard
  14. Juneau
  15. Snow
  16. Kookaburra
  17. New Zealand
  18. Roald Amundsen
  19. Antarctica
  20. Morsarfoss
  21. Greenland
  22. The Cook Islands
  23. Lake Mjosa
  24. Adélie
  25. Denali National Park
  26. Trolltunga in Norway
  27. Gulfoss
  28. Lake Louise
  29. Spirit Bear
  30. Fairbanks, Alaska

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