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  • The best places to visit in Iceland this summer

    The best places to visit in Iceland this summer

    February 16th, 2017Rebecca Hallett
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    Iceland is famous for majestic glaciers and snow-covered houses, for the Northern Lights and blue-lit ice caves. But visit in summer and it can feel like a totally different country. While there are still plenty of icy natural wonders, you can also party with the locals at summer festivals, hike across flower-strewn moorland or soak in hot... Read more »

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  • A day-by-day itinerary for the perfect weekend in Reykjavík

    A day-by-day itinerary for the perfect weekend in Reykjavík

    May 12th, 2016Rough Guides Editors
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    Reykjavík, a bustling port and the world’s most northerly capital, draws visitors from across the globe in record-breaking numbers – and its popularity shows no signs of waning. This is a city with a reputation for hedonistic revelry, where highbrow museums mix with colourful streets and buzzing nightlife. Ready to see what all the fuss... Read more »

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  • Hot tub happiness: the dos and don’ts of Icelandic spas

    Hot tub happiness: the dos and don’ts of Icelandic spas

    March 21st, 2016Mike MacEacheran
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    Going for a spa in Iceland can feel wonderfully alien. Against a backdrop of barren moonscapes and denuded hills, the waters are so preternaturally blue, so exaggerated and preposterously warm, that a simple dip can feel borderline indecent. Venture from the capital Reykjavik as far as Reyðarfjörður in the extreme east and you’ll also find... Read more »

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  • 360° video: up close and personal with Iceland’s Strokkur geyser

    360° video: up close and personal with Iceland’s Strokkur geyser

    October 14th, 2015Colt St. George
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    Feeling far away from the natural wonders of Iceland? You’re about to feel a lot closer. Welcome to 360° virtual reality, where you can look where you want, when you want, as the video plays in real time.  After hitting play, either click and drag on the video to take control of its camera (on desktop) or tilt... Read more »

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  • 21 pictures of Iceland to make you swoon

    21 pictures of Iceland to make you swoon

    October 6th, 2015Lottie Gross
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    Iceland‘s landscapes look different from every angle and at every time of day. Whether it’s a late-morning sunrise in the middle of winter, or the aurora borealis dancing in the skies above a glassy lake, the country produces vistas that make even the most travel-weary adventurers say “wow”. The climate can be challenging, but the rewards are plenty –... Read more »

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  • Video: 17 things you shouldn’t miss in Iceland

    Video: 17 things you shouldn’t miss in Iceland

    March 4th, 2015Site Editor
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    One of the world’s most beguiling countries, Iceland offers endless vistas of volcanic landscapes, black beaches, snow-topped mountains and one of the coolest cities in Europe. Here, we’ve compiled 17 things not to miss. Explore more of the world in video with the Rough Guides YouTube channel >

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  • A titillating tour of the world’s finest sex museums

    A titillating tour of the world’s finest sex museums

    February 27th, 2015Robin McKelvie
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    Sex museums are nothing new. Dozens were erected across Europe during the Swinging Sixties when the sexual revolution was in full swing. These days the orgy of sex museums has slowed to a mere mouthful, though they have been stimulated by a new breed of ‘erotic’ museum that aims to steer more towards art than... Read more »

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  • Why Reykjavík makes the perfect weekend break

    Why Reykjavík makes the perfect weekend break

    February 17th, 2015Lottie Gross
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    Iceland might not be the first place that springs to mind when you’re planning a weekend away. The obvious cities like Paris, Berlin or Budapest would probably occur to you well before Reykjavík becomes an option. But after a four-night jaunt across some of Iceland’s impressive landscapes, including the Golden Circle and Reykjanes Peninsula, Lottie... Read more »

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  • 9 new tourist attractions to visit in 2015

    9 new tourist attractions to visit in 2015

    January 7th, 2015Helen Ochyra
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    With a whole host of new attractions opening this year, from world-record-beating skyscrapers to whacky amusement parks, there’s plenty to get your teeth into. To help you decide where to visit, we’ve picked the top 9 new tourist attractions around the world.  Shanghai Tower, China A better symbol of China’s continuing march forward would be harder to... Read more »

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  • Travel News: the new Everest railway & Icelandic volcanoes

    Travel News: the new Everest railway & Icelandic volcanoes

    August 26th, 2014Steve Vickers
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    Steve Vickers checks in with another suitcase full of travel stories, including news of free wi-fi on London’s red buses and the new ‘roof of the world’ railway line that’s bringing tourists closer to Mount Everest. More on Myanmar visas Last month we reported that Myanmar (Burma) was about to introduce a new e-visa that would... Read more »

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  • Travel news: ninja bus tours and Burmese visas

    Travel news: ninja bus tours and Burmese visas

    July 28th, 2014Steve Vickers
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    Heated sleighs, bag-tracking apps, Burmese visas and ninja-themed bus tours: Steve Vickers gets you up to speed with the latest travel news. An iBeacon in your bag You know that thing at the airport where you’re waiting to get your bag off the luggage belt, and the whole thing is surrounded by so many other... Read more »

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  • Ten great literary journeys

    Ten great literary journeys

    July 22nd, 2014Lottie Gross
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    From India to Italy to the USA, whether it’s fiction or non-fiction, we’ve all travelled the world at some point in time through the captivating words of our favourite novels. Some will take you into the depths of the African jungles, and others plonk you right in the middle of the wide, empty ocean. It’s... Read more »

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