There’s a number of reasons Iceland rocks. But, let’s be real, people swap stories about the best places in Europe to travel, and most skip over one of Europe’s hidden gems on their way over. Iceland, home of volcanoes, mountains, thermal geysers and a whole island filled with adventure, can be experienced for much less than your typical European excursion.
There are only 325,671 people on 103,000 square kilometers, which makes Iceland the least densely populated country in all of Europe.Iceland boasts an enormous amount of adventure activities,. Starting with the best of them, the Blue Lagoon is a natural thermal spa in Iceland, and it’s the most visited. Also, The Northern Lights over the June 21 solstice and on Dec. 21 are among the best times to view them.
The Viking World Museum is also notably one of Iceland’s most visited attractions. It boasts five exhibitions, a settlement zoo, a playground and an outdoor classroom.
The Gullfoss Waterfall may be one of the most eye-catching attractions in south Iceland and certainly the biggest, however, Iceland boasts more than 24 independent waterfalls. Iceland also has more than 130 volcanic mountains, but only possesses 18 active ones (which have shown activity in the last 100 years).
With a scenic landscape second to none, Iceland is far overlooked by many tourists, but it definitely shouldn’t be. With everything from jeep tours, wildlife excursions to see polar bears, whale-watching tours, volcano expeditions and thermal geyser spa treatments, Iceland should be a top destination for many people, especially Americans on the East Coast.
Instead of the Caribbean islands for your next vacation, look to the great northeast for an adventure trip that’s not only affordable, but will feel out of this world.
Anyone who’s visited a destination known for its northern lights viewing during certain times of the year knows, just because you visit doesn’t mean you’ll be able to actually see the northern lights. A lot has to come together for them to be visible, and if the weather doesn’t cooperate, you might be out of luck. However, a new cruise aims to help travelers avoid the disappointment of traveling across the world just to be left lightless.
The Saronic or Argo Saronic Islands of Greece call travelers to explore its seven small islands and islets brimming with history, natural sites and more. With most easily accessible by boat, the islands’ proximity to ports of Athens make the Saronic Islands an ideal destination for those preferring shorter boat rides. In fact, trips from Athens ports to the islands take only between 10 minutes and two hours, depending on the island you choose, making them perfect for day or weekend trips.
With the NFL season in full swing and games already booked for months, there’s more than one reason to look forward to cheering on your favorite team. What better way to celebrate (or mourn a loss) after a game than visiting some great bars within walking distance of these massive NFL stadiums?
Filled with hidden treasures waiting to be discovered, Seoul invites travelers to unearth its many gems, and Seoul Tourism Organization is here to help travelers do just that. Through thoughtfully created initiatives like the Theme Tourism County Competition, Seoul Tourism Organization works closely with local districts to identify and showcase what makes each district unique and charming in all seasons.
More and more travelers want to feel good about the hotel they stay in and the trips they take. They want to know their vacation isn’t harming the environment and local community they are visiting. These hotels go above and beyond when it comes to giving back to local communities, employees, the environment and more.