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  • Interactive map: 20 best places to pitch your tent

    Interactive map: 20 best places to pitch your tent

    August 1st, 2013Site Editor
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    Picking the best place to pitch up for the night is an art that requires precision. Rocky terrain makes for an uncomfortable sleep; hard ground means battling with those tent pegs; and soft spots mean you might fly away. Put all these concerns aside for a moment though, and imagine waking up in the shadow... Read more »

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  • Extreme hiking in Iceland: the Laugavegur trail

    Extreme hiking in Iceland: the Laugavegur trail

    July 12th, 2013David Leffman
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    In an adventure only for the bravest hikers, David Leffman tackles the rhyolite hills, black sand deserts and the icy glacier caps of the 55km trail from Landmannalaugar to Skógar. Whiteout. Five hours into a five-day hike and I was already stuck in a blizzard, barely able to see my feet through the stinging wind-driven... Read more »

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  • 20 amazing volcanoes

    20 amazing volcanoes

    July 8th, 2013Rough Guides Editors
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  • Iceland: top 10 hot pools to take a dip

    Iceland: top 10 hot pools to take a dip

    July 4th, 2013David Leffman
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    An outdoor soak is an essential part of the Icelandic experience – a surreal way to spend a dark winter’s day, or to unkink those muscles after a long day’s hiking. In fact, the Icelandic tradition of bathing outdoors in volcanically heated pools dates right back to Viking times. A few of these old pools... Read more »

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  • Trekking to Door Mountain, Iceland

    Trekking to Door Mountain, Iceland

    July 1st, 2013Site Editor
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    At the wild and sparsely inhabited eastern edge of Iceland, the granite crag of Dyrfjoll towers above the natural amphitheatre known as Stórurð (the Elves’ Bowl). One edge is sharp and steep, the other a flattened tabletop, and in between, the giant square gap that earns the whole its name: Door Mountain. Hewn by a glacier millions of years... Read more »

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  • 20 great places to pitch a tent

    20 great places to pitch a tent

    June 24th, 2013Rough Guides Editors
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  • Subterranean wonders

    Subterranean wonders

    June 10th, 2013Rough Guides Editors
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  • Ten trip ideas for watersports fanatics

    Ten trip ideas for watersports fanatics

    May 21st, 2013Site Editor
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    There’s few better ways to spend a holiday than getting wet. Here, from the pages of Make The Most Of Your Time On Earth, we present some of the best water-based holidays around the world. So whether it’s kayaking with sharks or snorkelling with turtles, give one of these experiences a try and let us... Read more »

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  • The best beaches in Europe

    The best beaches in Europe

    April 19th, 2013Rough Guides Editors
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  • 10 essential dolphin and whale-watching trips

    10 essential dolphin and whale-watching trips

    February 27th, 2013Site Editor
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    From whales in Iceland to the pink penguins of Hong Kong harbour, here’s ten of our favourite holidays for seeing whales and dolphins, taken from the pages of travel bible Great Escapes. Let us know your own below. Whale-watching off the coast of Iceland Iceland’s waters are blessed with large numbers of almost every kind... Read more »

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  • Seven spots for thrilling volcanic activity

    Seven spots for thrilling volcanic activity

    February 8th, 2013Site Editor
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    Hiking up a volcano and dunking in natural hot springs should be on everyone’s bucket list. If you’re yet to get up close and personal with lava, and the only geysers you’ve encountered are down the pub, might we suggest one of these memorable experiences? Hiking by Stromboli’s lava flows, Italy Stromboli is the most... Read more »

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  • The travel bucket list

    The travel bucket list

    February 8th, 2013Tim Chester
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    If you’re after unforgettable experiences to add to your travel bucket list, look no further. With some help from our authors, editors and other travel experts, we’ve run-down 30 of the most incredible sights and activities around the world. Whether you want to embark on an epic journey, encounter some of the world’s most fascinating... Read more »

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