Category: Europe

10 useful things to know for a trip to Iceland

10 useful things to know for a trip to Iceland

Iceland is one of the most beautiful countries in the world - a land full of natural wonders - but knowing these useful tips will hopefully ensure that your trip benefits from some inside knowledge.
Driving Iceland's ring road - clockwise or anti-clockwise?

Driving Iceland's ring road - clockwise or anti-clockwise?

A common question for visitors to Iceland is whether it's best to drive Iceland's Route 1 ring road in a clockwise or anti-clockwise direction. This blog post explores this issue in more detail.
Iceland: Why we chose not to drive the entire Route 1 ring road

Iceland: Why we chose not to drive the entire Route 1 ring road

One of the first things you might think about when planning a trip to Iceland is whether to drive the full length of the ring road that goes around the entire country - known as Route 1.
Short stay: Topaz Suite, Diamond Suites, Keflavik, Iceland

Short stay: Topaz Suite, Diamond Suites, Keflavik, Iceland

Occupying the uppermost floor of the already-renowned Hotel Keflavik, Diamond Suites Luxury Boutique Hotel is Iceland's first five star hotel and consists of a collection of individually-decorated suites.
Short stay: Hotel Keflavik, Keflavik, Iceland

Short stay: Hotel Keflavik, Keflavik, Iceland

Hotel Keflavik is a clean, funky and well-located 4-star hotel with a good restaurant. For us, it was perfect place to base ourselves for our last night in Iceland prior to an early morning flight.
A guide to the best weekend in Barcelona: Things to see and do

A guide to the best weekend in Barcelona: Things to see and do

If you’re looking for the perfect weekend away, look no further than Barcelona. From rooftop drinks, to up-all-night partying, this blog has you covered.
FlyOver Iceland in Reykjavik - what to expect

FlyOver Iceland in Reykjavik - what to expect

FlyOver Iceland is one of Reykjavik's newer attractions, having opened in the Autumn of 2019 in the Grandi Harbor District, about a 20-minute walk from the city centre.
Wedding ceremonies in the Plitvice Lakes National Park

Wedding ceremonies in the Plitvice Lakes National Park

Getting married under the beautiful Plitvice waterfalls... is there anything more beautiful than that? The “ Plitvice wedding” was created as a vision of the fusion of man and nature.
6 of the best in Reykjavik, Iceland

6 of the best in Reykjavik, Iceland

If you are visiting Reykjavik and your time is limited, then here are some of the key things a first-time visitor will want to see.
Dining with Icelanders in Reykjavik, Iceland

Dining with Icelanders in Reykjavik, Iceland

Wouldn't it be nice if you could experience the real Iceland for a day, or even just a few hours? A more authentic experience where you get to meet local Icelandic people and learn a little about their culture and day-to-day lives.
Barrow Dock Museum

Lake District museums

The Lake District is famous for its breath-taking beauty and amazing landscapes, but it’s always worth having a cold or rainy day alternative up your sleeve.
What to expect from a trip to Reykjavik's Sky Lagoon, Iceland

What to expect from a trip to Reykjavik's Sky Lagoon, Iceland

Built into dark grey volcanic rock at Kópavogur, Sky Lagoon offers a 70-metre infinity-edged geothermal pool with stunning views of the North Atlantic as well as access to a unique seven-step ritual experience.
Where to watch the most beautiful sunsets in the world

Where to watch the most beautiful sunsets in the world

Sunsets are a glorious and awe-inspiring time of the day. The notorious golden hour magically lights up the sky as the day's magic slowly fades into the evening.
Whale watching from a luxury yacht off Reykjavik, Iceland

Whale watching from a luxury yacht off Reykjavik, Iceland

The cold waters off Iceland's coast support a variety of marine life and provide the perfect opportunity for whale watching, particularly during the period from April to September.
Short stay: Radisson Blu 1919 Hotel, Reykjavik, Iceland

Short stay: Radisson Blu 1919 Hotel, Reykjavik, Iceland

The 88-bedroomed Radisson Blu 1919 Hotel is housed in a historic building in downtown Reykjavik and caters for both business and leisure travellers.
Short stay: The Green Cumbria, Ravenstonedale, Cumbria, UK

Short stay: The Green Cumbria, Ravenstonedale, Cumbria, UK

Drive through fells, past drystone walls, and over stone bridges to reach The Green Cumbria, a trio of Visit England 5* Gold self-catering cottages.