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Northern Lights

Brighten up the winter months with a trip to view the Aurora Borealis

The northern lights, or Aurora Borealis, is created when charged particles become trapped in the Earth's magnetic field. Most visible during the long winter nights, the best place to view this otherworldly spectacle is Iceland, along with northern Norway, Sweden and Finland.


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3rd August 2018 by Stuart

Wizz Air to launch four new London Luton routes

This brings a whole new meaning to the term "taking a wizz"...The newest British budget airline on the block, Wizz Air UK, have just announced the launch of four new winter routes from their London Luton base:Israeli seaside resort, Eilat (Ovda) - commencing 28th October 2018Tromsø in northern Norway - commencing 14th December 2018Grenoble in the French Alps - commencing 15th December 2018Verona in Italy - commencing 15th December 2018Already the second largest airline at the base, Wizz Air...

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15th June 2018 by Stuart

Fancy a Eurovision-inspired holiday?

"My, my" (don't worry, I'll avoid the full ABBA rendition)Eurovision is upon us!Yep, it's that time of year again - signs that summer is on its way, and the opportunity to throw open your doors and invite people over for barbecues and celebratory Eurovision parties. In true British style, it often tends to be more about the party than the music, but that's ok...what better excuse to get together and laugh at strange songs, questionable costumes, mad presenters and iffy voting...

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28th January 2020 by PommieTravels

Why you should visit Lapland

Lapland is a very special corner of the planet. With a strong and peculiar personality, it is the home to Santa Claus, reindeers, Siberian huskies, moose, polar bears, salmon and the Saami people. Their scenarios change completely according to the seasons. It has northern lights in autumn and spring, blue twilight in the winter fort and in summer it is the land of the midnight sun. This region, north of the Arctic Circle, is inhabited by the Lappers and encompasses part of the territories of...

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9th March 2020 by ScribbleStu

So how expensive is Iceland, really?

The short is answer is: very. But don’t let that put you off going. I’ve just come back from the land of fire and ice and here are my top tips for making the most of your stay, and your money. Iceland’s a fascinating place filled with breathtaking once-in-a-lifetime scenery and natural wonders. With a limited amount of time in the country you’ll want to make the most of it. So don’t wait until you’re there to find out how close your accommodation is to stuff, or whether a particular...

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3rd May 2020 by PommieTravels

5 Things to See and Do in Iceland

As the name suggests, Iceland is a land full of ice formations. However, cold should not deter you, since Iceland is warmer than the United Kingdom during winter. There are a couple of reasons why you should visit Iceland. The place is characterised by nature wonders ranging from springs, the northern lights, and fantastic coastal views. There is no doubt that Iceland should top your travel bucket list. The country is rich in outstanding culture and unique natural beauty, waiting to be...