(12/24/19) Top 5 Places to Travel in July: The solstice might have passed, but that doesn’t mean the fun is over! Summer is in full swing and around the world people are sweating out long climbs on the bicycle, exploring hidden mountains and valleys on foot, and relaxing on sunny beaches with a cold drink at the end of the day.
(02/06/19) Top 5 Places to Travel in May: Summer is so close you can almost taste it. It’s the time of year for graduations, grilling on the porch and staying up late to catch fireflies. The whole world seems content in May, looking forward to the long days and warm nights of the summer ahead. And if you’re like us, you can’t help but feel an eagerness to get out and experience it all!
(04/19/18) Life Under Iceland’s Midnight Sun: Imagine icebergs illuminated by pale sunlight at midnight, the sunrise at 2 a.m. over a thundering waterfall, or a day of hiking that ends with an 11 p.m. soak in a natural hot spring. These things are a reality in Iceland where, for about two months every year, the sun never sets. This is the “midnight sun,” a legendary peculiarity of Iceland’s far north.
(02/22/18) Your Guide to Puffin-Spotting in Iceland: What do you know about puffins? They’re smaller than penguins, they live in Iceland, and they’re cute. Great! Unfortunately they’re also elusive little creatures, with unique and specific migratory patterns and a habit of nesting in remote hundred-meter cliffs.
(01/19/18) A Tour of the Regions of Iceland: Iceland is a land of stunningly diverse scenery, where you can pass from lush glacial meadows into barren volcanic deserts in the blink of an eye. Cliffs tower hundreds of meters high only a few steps away from the sea. Backroads’ wide variety of trips here matches the diversity of the island’s landscapes. Every itinerary is different, and each offers a unique perspective on the majestic beauty of this lonely volcanic island.