Whether climbing Everest is at the top of your bucket list or you’d prefer a gentle hike through the British countryside, the world is full of jaw-dropping natural landscapes that beg to be discovered on foot. From Iceland’s otherworldly topography to unveiling the real Middle Earth in New Zealand, here are 10 of the best places to hike in the world.
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Whether your layover is a quick break or an entire 24 hours, venturing outside the airport in one of these ten European multi-faceted cities will make your layover just as memorable as your final destination.
Here are our picks for the best European cities for layovers.
For those who love experiencing beautiful landscapes, visiting waterfalls is one of the best ways to add some extra beauty to a day in the outdoors. Not all falls are created equal, however. If you want to view some of the world’s best cascades, here are our suggestions.
With nearly the entire world – almost 200 countries, hundreds of thousands of cities and towns, and countless rivers, mountains, beaches and deserts to explore – trying to narrow down a list of possible destinations to even a “Top 50” is tough. We know we won’t likely get to explore them all in a year, and it’s so hard to choose some places over other; it all depends on your particular travel style and interests. In the end, for this year’s Top 50 Travel Destinations we tried to offer Viator travelers a mix of popular destinations with compelling reasons to visit in 2013 plus some places you might not think of at first.
You’ll find all kinds of activities listed below, including musical field trips in Austria, island-hopping in Scotland, royal history lessons in Russia, castle visits in Portugal and Ireland, and enjoying a little luxury in Monaco. Join us for this tour of the Top 25 Things to Do in Europe!
From the snow-enveloped wilderness of Siberia to the northernmost tip of Canada, here are some of the best places to catch a glimpse of nature’s most enchanting lightshow. So wrap up warm, pick a crisp, clear night and cross your fingers.
While it’s commonly known that “Iceland is actually green” and “Greenland is mostly ice,” the fact remains that almost 11% of the landmass of Iceland is covered with glaciers. The best way to learn about these monumental masses is to strap on some crampons and get up close and personal. I book the Day Trip from Reykjavik: Glacier Hiking and Ice Climbing on Iceland’s Sólheimajokull Glacier, leaving out of Reykjavik, to do just that.
You know those animations you’ve seen of the tectonic plates moving across the oceans and forming continents and mountain ranges? Well here in Iceland you can see the real thing in vivid color. The Golden Circle Classic Day Trip from Reykjavik takes you to some of the geological highlights of Iceland: Þingvellir, where the North American plate and the Eurasian plates meet; Gullfoss, a massive double waterfall; and Geysir, which gave its name to the natural phenomenon of water spouting from the ground.
Imagine… visiting Europe when the weather is nice, the crowds are thin and the prices are slashed. Don’t think it exists? It does. Europe’s shoulder seasons – that gorgeous time of year when the temperatures begin their climb upwards or slow descent down, windows are flung open, the water is that perfect temperature and the prices for air and lodging are firmly planted in off-season prices, despite the glorious weather – are ideal times to plan international travel.
Iceland is full of natural wonders, and the Golden Circle loop – one of the most popular day trips on the island – will show you the best of these stunning phenomena. From spouting geysers to tumbling waterfalls and ancient volcanoes, the Golden Circle Classic Day Trip from Reykjavik will introduce you to Iceland’s pristine, world-renowned natural beauty.