Category: Iceland

Top 5 things to do in Reykjavik

Top 5 things to do in Reykjavik

Reykjavik is the majestic capital of Iceland and its striking beauty proves the perfect backdrop to an outstanding range of attractions, sights and entertainment as well as a quirky culture and vivid architecture. The Blue Lagoon If you want to escape the icy climate of the Icelandic metropolis then a visit to The Blue Lagoon […]

Top 10 luxury destinations in Europe

Top 10 luxury destinations in Europe

In the past taking a luxury holiday often meant long haul flights to exotic locations, which was something that could take the shine off of an otherwise perfect experience. Choose Europe however and rest and relaxation are on our doorstep. Whatever your preference, European luxury destinations will have something to suit your need. Top 10 luxury destinations in […]

The world's best pools

The world’s best pools

In the highly competitive tourism industry, pools have become a focal point in most of the world’s finest resorts and hotels. They are not only a place to unwind, swim a few laps or work on your tan; many are architectural wonders. For the family oriented market, indoor and outdoor water parks are all the […]

An Icelandic music festival at the edge of the world... and you're invited!

An Icelandic music festival at the edge of the world… and you’re invited!

The celebrated Icelandic music festival Aldrei fór ég suður will take place on 22nd and 23rd April 2011 in Ísafjörður, on Iceland’s West Fjords, and you are invited to attend via a live stream at www.inspiredbyiceland.com. Aldrei fór ég suður is a music festival unlike any other: located practically at the end of the world, in […]

2011 Summer holiday hotspots according to Great Hotels of the World

2011 Summer holiday hotspots according to Great Hotels of the World

In a bid no doubt to build awareness for its members, Great Hotels of the World has revealed its holiday hotspot predictions for Summer 2011 based on searches made on their site. 1. Tenerife, Spain The Canary Island of Tenerife is a firm favourite with holiday makers and continues to be one of the most […]

Top 10 spa destinations

Top 10 spa destinations

According to an email just received at A Luxury Travel Blog HQ from Tripadvisor, the top 10 spa destinations are as follows: 1. Sedona, AZ, USA 2. Bath, United Kingdom 3. Reykjavik, Iceland 4. Bora Bora, French Polynesia 5. Ubud, Indonesia 6. Playa Mujeres, Mexico 7. Oia, Greece 8. Providenciales, Turks and Caicos 9. Santa […]

Interview with Aaron Ritoper, Vice President of Business Development at fly.com

Interview with Aaron Ritoper, Vice President of Business Development at fly.com

Formerly with Skyscanner, Aaron Ritoper is the Vice President of Business Development at Fly.com, a website which scours major airlines, international carriers and online travel sites, and helps people easily sort and refine results by criteria such as number of stops and departure times and traveller class. What is it that you do exactly? I’m […]

The best hotel to see the Northern Lights?

The best hotel to see the Northern Lights?

Hotel Ranga in Sudurlandsvegur, Iceland, a member of Special Hotels of the World, has been recommended by The Sunday Times as the best hotel in the world from which to view the northern lights. The Northern Lights, also known as the Aurora borealis, are one of Hotel Ranga’s biggest attractions and can be best seen […]

Test your taste buds in Iceland

Iceland’s most notorious delicacy hákarl (rotten shark) may have made Gordon Ramsay‘s stomach turn on the The F-Word but curious foodies can sample some for themselves from 25th January  to 23rd  February 2009 during Thorrablot – Iceland’s annual mid-winter Viking feast. Join the locals for the month-long festivities and try unusual Viking dishes such as […]

Ten gorgeous glaciers!

Ten gorgeous glaciers!

This week Forbes Traveler has run a feature entitled “10 Gorgeous Glaciers“. It caught my eye not only because of the beautiful pictures but also because I have a particular  interest in this subject. Few of you will know this, but my  PhD was in glaciology.   Alas, Greenland – where I worked – doesn’t […]

Ever considered a stopover in Iceland?

Ever considered a stopover in Iceland?

When flying Icelandair to one of their European destinations such as London, Paris or Copenhagen, stopover in Iceland for up to seven nights at no additional airfare.   For more information, see http://www.icelandair.com/icestop/  – go for Saga Class if you want to fly in style and comfort, have more leg room and the usual perks.

Hotel Glymur, Iceland

A light-hearted look at the recently re-designed Hotel Glymur, 45 minutes drive from Reykjavik in Iceland.

4th Floor Hotel in Reykjavik

4th Floor Hotel in Reykjavik

The 4th Floor Hotel in Reykjavik is a recently improved boutique hotel with eighteen rooms with one, two or three beds, and one luxury suite. With a décor influenced by modern minimalism trends in a color scheme of white, black and brown,  the hotel  offers an atmosphere of soothing comfort. All rooms come with luxury […]

Luxury Adventures Iceland

Luxury Adventures Iceland

Luxury Adventures Iceland offers clients a chance to travel in the style usually reserved for movie stars and heads of state. Guests are greeted at the airport by a guide that speaks their native language. From there they are chauffeured in a luxury vehicle to the destination of their choosing. The first stop is usually […]

10 incredible hotel swimming pools

10 incredible hotel swimming pools

Courtesy of Forbes: Intercontinental Hong Kong La Casa Que Canta, Zihuatanejo, Mexico The Biltmore Hotel, Coral Gables, FL Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas, NV Bacara Resort & Spa, Santa Barbara, CA St. Regis Resort, Bora Bora Paradisus Riviera Cancún, Mexico Blue Lagoon, Iceland Club Dauphin Pool at the Grand Hotel du Cap-Ferrat, French […]

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