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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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The Mürren Via Ferrata: One of Switzerland’s Most Thrilling Experiences

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Does the idea of dangling 2000 feet above the Lauterbrunnen Valley floor interest you? How about walking across a tightrope, with nothing below you except a rushing river? Or how about walking across a wobbly, narrow, suspension bridge? If you said yes to all of these questions, then put the Mürren via ferrata on your list of things to do …

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Best Things to do in Grand Teton National Park

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Jagged mountain peaks, lush meadows, scenic lakes, the winding Snake River, historical sites, and miles of hiking trails…this is Grand Teton National Park. There is something here for everyone. Families will love the short, easy, scenic hiking trails, a boat ride across Jenny Lake, plus the possibility to see elk, moose, and bison. Photographers will have a blast capturing the …

Iceland Travel Tips

Iceland Travel Tips: Things to Know Before You Go to Iceland

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Planning a trip to Iceland can be very exciting. Whether you plan to be here for just a few days on a long layover or spend an extended amount of time exploring the island, there are some things you should know before you go to Iceland. Here are our Iceland travel tips, tips to help you have the best experience …

Sigoldugljufur Canyon

How to Get to Sigöldugljufur, One of Iceland’s Most Beautiful Waterfalls

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Sigöldugljufur canyon is one of Iceland’s best off-the-beaten path locations. This beautiful canyon, with its wall of waterfalls, is often overlooked or unknown to many visitors to Iceland. The first time I saw images of Sigöldugljufur online, I thought they were fake. How could this beautiful canyon with its wall of waterfalls be real? Well, I can assure you, it …

Kerlingarfjoll Hiking Guide

How to Visit Kerlingarfjöll and the Hveradalir Geothermal Area, Iceland

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Kerlingarfjöll is a mountain range located in Iceland’s central highlands. Tucked away within this mountain range is Hveradalir, a geothermal wonderland of steaming vents, boiling mud pools, and rainbow-colored hot springs. The combination of hiking trails, rust-colored mountains, and clouds of steam creates one of Iceland’s most unique hiking and photography destinations. Kerlingarfjöll is located in central Iceland and is …

How to Visit Ponte dei Salti Bridge

How to Visit Ponte dei Salti, Verzasca Valley, Switzerland

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Ponte dei Salti is a medieval-style bridge that is located in the Verzasca Valley in southern Switzerland. It looks like something right out of a fairytale, this double-arched bridge that spans a crystal clear, aquamarine river. Right around the corner is the tiny town of Lavertezzo, and with its stone buildings and church, complements the bridge perfectly. On a hot, …

Eiger Trail Hike

How to Hike the Eiger Trail in the Bernese Oberland, Switzerland

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If you are looking for a short but sweet hike in the Jungfrau region of the Bernese Oberland, the Eiger Trail is a great one to consider. This point-to-point hike follows the north face of the Eiger mountain. Along the way, you get jaw-dropping views across the Lauterbrunnen Valley to Mürren and also down to Grindelwald. This was one of …