In the beginning, there existed an island -- uninhabited but for the Arctic fox -- sculpted by snow and ice, wind, water, and fire. This wild, windswept land had no name, until settlers arrived in the 10th century, and made this place their home.
Haven't heard of Kaleo? Listen to "All the Pretty Girls" and you'll have 'em on repeat.
The landscape is beautiful, especially on a sunny, clear day. On one side was the ocean; on the other, a snow-capped mountain range and Snæfellsjökull, the massive glacier-covered volcano at the tip of the peninsula.
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The hike to scenic Glymur with a cascade of 196 meters is approximately 7.5km roundtrip with an elevation gain of 245m. Along the hike, there are tunnels and caves to check out, so be sure to bring your camera.
After a long, hard winter where everything was colored in white (and then grey, and then black) snow, you deserve some color in your life. Escape to these seven spectacularly hued beaches, where you won't believe the color of the sand.
Would Swedish actress and Casablanca star Ingrid Bergman have made a good producer or director? Hollywood movie fans may not know much about the Sca...
From sleeping suspended over a valley from a cliff-edge to glamping in high style on the plains of the Serengeti, these are 11 of the most incredible and unique camping experiences in the world.
In John McPhee's sharp and heedful book, The Control of Nature, he chronicles attempts by Man to wrestle down disruptive Nature.
I started off my Euro trip on an island, but warm weather and coconut cocktails weren't on the menu. I was in search of adventure, majestic sights -- I wanted to change my perspective on the world, and come back a new person.
Today, the Earth got a little hotter and a little more crowded. @@ Climate Change: The Elevator Pitch * * * ...
It is said that most people can't tell one Nordic country from another. Maybe so, but what they do know is that these nations are exceptional. This collective exceptionalism is worth studying up close and Michael Booth's book is a good place to begin.
Gazing out of the plane on the approach and spying the first indication of dry land for hours below revealed little more than a craggy, frozen coastline and an apparently inhospitable, snow-covered hinterland.
Every New Year's resolution involves three key ingredients -- the commitment to better one's self, the passion to try something new, and the inevitable promise to venture beyond one's comfort zone -- and no one act accomplishes those goals more than international travel.
By the time I went on my northern lights "safari," I had already fallen in love with the land of ice and gnomes, realizing there's so much more the country has to offer.
Like lava from a volcano, Olafur Eliasson's fascinating installation 'Riverbed' runs through the Danish Louisiana Museum of Modern Art. The highly praised artist here shares his intriguing thoughts behind the installation.