Puffins at Borgarfjörður eystri

How to See the Puffins at Borgarfjörður Eystri, Iceland

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Puffins nest in Iceland from late-April through mid-August. They can be found along the coast throughout Iceland, but there are a few places where you can easily see enormous colonies of these birds. Some of the most popular places to see puffins in Iceland are Heimaey Island, Hornstrandir Nature Reserve and the Latraberg Cliffs on the Westfjords, and Dyrholaey Arch …

Lugano Travel Guide

Lugano, Switzerland: What to Do, Where to Eat & Where to Stay

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Surrounded by mountains and lining the shore of an enormous lake, Lugano is a city with a beautiful setting. Located in the Italian-speaking Ticino canton of Switzerland, this city is a wonderful blend of Italian, Swiss, and Mediterranean influences. Yes, you may be in Switzerland, but it looks and tastes a lot more like Italy. With one day, you have …

Grinnell Glacier Hiking Guide

How to Hike to Grinnell Glacier in Glacier National Park

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The hike to Grinnell Glacier is one of Glacier National Park’s most beautiful hikes. This hike has it all…stunning alpine scenery, waterfalls, emerald green lakes, wildflowers, the chance to see wildlife, and of course, a glacier. On this hike, we spotted moose, mountain goats, and bear. The wildlife sightings and the gorgeous scenery made this was one of our favorite …

Skogafoss

Iceland Bucket List: 40 Epic Things to do in Iceland

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Iceland…the land of fire and ice. This small country is one of Europe’s best outdoor destinations. Go on an epic road trip, see the northern lights, walk on a glacier, visit more waterfalls than you can count, journey into the unique landscape of the Highlands, stand on volcano, relax in a hot spring, or hike some of the most scenic …

Mannlichen to Kleine Scheidegg Walk

Walking from Männlichen to Kleine Scheidegg on the Panorama Trail

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The walk from Männlichen to Kleine Scheidegg is one of the most popular hikes in the Jungfrau region. This easy, mostly downhill trail offers spectacular views of both the Lauterbrunnen Valley and the mountain peaks of Eiger, Mönch, and Jungfrau. This hike is suitable for all ages and ability levels. It’s perfect for families, travelers with limited time who want …

Best things to do in Glacier

10 Best Things to do in Glacier National Park

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With glacier-capped mountains, brilliant aquamarine lakes, stunning alpine scenery, and some of the most exciting hiking trails in the country, it’s no wonder that Glacier National Park is called the “Crown of the Continent.” If you want to see waterfalls, wildlife, and mountain slopes covered in a blanket of wildflowers, put Glacier National Park on your list. This is the …

Landmannalaugar Travel Guide

The Essential Landmannalaugar Guide for First-Time Visitors

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Landmannalaugar is an area in Iceland that is famous for its colorful rhyolite mountains and epic day hikes. Geothermal hot springs, lava fields, and unique hiking trails attract adventurous travelers all summer long. Landmannalaugar is one of Iceland’s best areas for day hikes. Take your pick from short, easy trails or tougher climbs up ancient volcanos for panoramic views over …

Landmannalaugar Loop Hike

Hike the Blahnúkúr Brennisteinsalda Loop, Landmannalaugar, Iceland

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Mt. Blahnúkúr and Mt. Brennisteinsalda are two very popular hikes to do in Landmannalaugar, Iceland. If you can’t decide between the two, it’s possible to do both, combining the hikes into one big loop. If you are looking for an epic experience in Landmannalaugar, it’s hard to beat this hike. You will walk through lava fields, past steaming fumaroles, up …

Brennisteinsalda

Mt. Brennisteinsalda: Hiking the Sulphur Wave in Landmannalaugar, Iceland

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Mt. Brennisteinsalda, also called the Sulphur Wave, is a rainbow-colored mountain in Landmannalaugar. This hike combines the best features of Landmannalaugar: lava fields, geothermal features, and panoramic views. You even get to hike a very short portion of the Laugavegur Trail, Iceland’s most famous multi-day trek. Facts About the Hike Distance: 6.5 km (4 miles) Total Ascent: 300 meters (1000 …

Hike Blahnúkúr Iceland

How to Hike Mt. Blahnúkúr (the Blue Peak) in Landmannalaugar, Iceland

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The hike up Mt. Blahnúkúr, also called the Blue Peak, is one of the most popular day hikes in Landmannalaugar. It’s a tough, short hike but the views are incredible and well worth the effort. This is not only our favorite hike in Landmannalaugar, it is one of our favorite hikes in Iceland. The spectacular views over the rhyolite mountains …

Matterhorn

How to Visit Gornergrat and Hike to Riffelberg, Zermatt, Switzerland

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For one of the best views of Matterhorn, it’s hard to beat Gornergrat. A scenic, cogwheel train takes you from Zermatt to this alpine paradise. Once at the top station, you can simply enjoy the sweeping views of the Matterhorn and the Swiss Alps from the restaurant and terraces. Or, you can add on the short but stunning hike to …

Artist Point Yellowstone

One Day in Yellowstone National Park

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If you only have one day in Yellowstone National Park, what should you do? Yellowstone National Park is massive. It’s the largest national park in the United States outside of Alaska. With thousands of acres of land, five entrances, numerous canyons and geyser basins to visit, plus a drive through valleys filled with bison and elk, there’s no way you …

Selfoss Iceland

How to Visit Dettifoss and Selfoss Waterfalls in Iceland

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Dettifoss is one of Europe’s most powerful waterfalls. Selfoss is a smaller but more elegant waterfall located just upriver. There are viewpoints of Dettifoss and Selfoss from the east and west sides of the river. Each side offers a slightly different experience. For the best experience, you can view Dettifoss and Selfoss from the east and west riverbanks. However, this …

Is Jungfraujoch Worth It

A Visit to Jungfraujoch, Top of Europe…Is It Worth It?

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A trip up to Jungfraujoch is one of the most popular things to do in the Bernese Oberland. Stand on one of the highest points in the Swiss Alps, walk through an ice cave, play in the snow, get panoramic views over the Alps, and hike out to Mönchsjochhütte. This high alpine experience has a huge price tag. Also called …

Yellowstone National Park

18 Best Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

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Yellowstone National Park is a wonderland of geothermal activity, stunning landscapes, and abudant wildlife. Steam hisses out of the ground along walking trails, bison stop cars in their tracks on the main park road, and technicolor hot springs never fail to amaze even the most seasoned traveler. Here are the best things to do in Yellowstone National Park. Facts About …

Fimmvorduhals Hike

Fimmvörðuháls Hike: A Step-By-Step Guide to Iceland’s Best Day Hike

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26 waterfalls, 1 volcano, 2 glaciers, and 3 very unique landscapes…this is the Fimmvörðuháls hike in Iceland. This is one of the best day hikes we have done yet. Never have we seen so much diversity as there is on the Fimmvörðuháls hike. Start at the mighty Skógafoss waterfall. The land is lush and green as you hike past 25 …

Bellagio Lake Como

How to Plan the Perfect Day Trip to Lake Como

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Lake Como is a wishbone-shaped lake nestled in the foothills of the Alps. This is where the rich and famous vacation in luxurious villas and visitors flock to the colorful lakeside towns. It is one of Italy’s most scenic destinations and easily visited from Milan and Lugano, Switzerland. If you are planning a day trip to Lake Como, we have …

Highline Trail Hike Glacier

Highline Trail: Logan Pass to the Loop, Glacier National Park

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The Highline Trail is one of Glacier National Park’s best day hikes. For almost 12 miles, this trail takes hikers high above Going-to-the-Sun Road, with stunning views of the park and a chance to see glaciers, alpine wildflowers, and wildlife. Twelve miles may sound like a long way to hike, but these miles tick by fast. With only 800 feet …

Snaefellsnes Peninsula

20 Best Things to do on the Snaefellsnes Peninsula, Iceland

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Black sand beaches, waterfalls, volcanoes, remote lighthouses, iconic mountains, lava fields, street art, and some of the most dramatic coastal cliffs in Iceland…this is the amazing Snaefellsnes Peninsula in Iceland. Whether you plan to be here on a quick day trip from Reykjavik or on a longer stay, here are the best things to do on the Snaefellsnes Peninsula. Interesting …