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3 Favourite Canadian lakes

5 Successful whale watching trips

34 Countries visited

Eric joined Discover the World in October 2014 as an Iceland Specialist. Ever since he studied geography A-level, this land of 'fire and ice' has held special appeal for him and he has travelled there extensively. He is also well travelled in the Nordics generally having visited Sweden, Finland and Denmark. Further afield he's been to Bali, Vietnam, Thailand and Singapore as well as Italy, Portugal and Germany.

I had heard good reviews of Snorkelling at Silfra but I was absolutely blown away by the experience. The water was crystal clear and looking down to the tectonic plates I felt as if I was floating. It was a really relaxing experience and I was stunned by the size of the plates. I now have a new favourite excursion in Iceland and will never forget the moment I first put my head under the water.

Eric's Top Travel Experiences


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Racing a snowmobile through Finnish Lapland


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Taking a superjeep trip to the top of Eyjafjallajokull, the volcano which erupted in 2010


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Being surrounded by orcas on a whale watching trip off Snaefellsnes


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Watching the northern lights dance in the sky in Iceland's East Fjords in September after a day exploring


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Marvelling at the incredible Art Suites in the Icehotel

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