Iceland is a beautiful country and a place you may want to add to your list if you have not done so already. In Iceland you can see the aurora borealis, also known as the Northern Lights, which is a green glow in the sky created by collisions between electrically charged particles released from the sun that enter the earth’s atmosphere and collide with gases such as oxygen and nitrogen.
You can also enjoy Reykjavik, the beautiful capital with lots of local fisheries and beautifully coloured buildings too. With tumbling hills in the distance, the city is close to the water and fishing is the main industry, but the people are lovely, as are the sites and it’s basically a haven for wildlife and nature photographers. Another activity you will want to do is visit the Blue Lagoon which is a geothermal spa so you can dip into to beautiful warm water even though you’re surrounded by snowy hills and mountains.
If you are thinking of what to do this new year’s eve, why not try something a little bit different. The Northern lights in Iceland are a unique and wonderful experience that can be seen in Iceland, and what better way to start the new year.
The best time to see the northern lights is during the darkest months between September and may, meaning December and January fit in perfectly with this time. Although you are not guaranteed to see the northern lights on one particular date as they are truly unpredictable if you stay a few nights you increase your chances of seeing this natural display of dancing lights.
There are many great places to stay in Iceland to make your trip even more incredible, from wooden log cabins to Aurora bubbles there is something for everyone. You can plan your trip yourself or you could be part of a tour which may improve your chances of seeing the northern lights.
Many people choose to book their holiday last minute as they feel they get a better deal than booking in advance, however, there are some downfalls to this method.
Finding a cheap last minute deal isn’t an unrealistic option, however, you may have to make other compromises to achieve a good deal on your holiday. Be leaving your holiday booking until the last minute may mean your desired location is fully booked, meaning you will have to decide on an alternative destination for your holiday.
Although you may find a great hotel deal, you may find flight costs increase the later you leave it. You may also have to choose flights that depart at an awkward time, as the popular timed flights are all fully booked.
If you don’t mind taking these risks, then leaving your holiday booking until last minute is no problem. Some like choosing their holiday destination at random rather than choosing in advance, so in some circumstances it works well.
A fantastic adventure for any traveller is to explore the beauty of Vietnams east coast. With Thailand becoming the most popular destination for backpackers, Vietnam has seen a dramatic increase in visitors over the past few years, and we can see why.
Vietnams east coast is fringed with beautiful beaches, blue clear waters and weather perfect for any sun chasers. There are many tours and activities that you can sign up to along the way, with the main places to visit being, Hanoi, Ha Long Bay, Hue, Hoi An, Nha Trang and Ho Chi Minh city, but many more beautiful destinations can be added in along the way.
If you love adventure, try to book yourself on a motorbike tour through the picturesque mountains and dip into the untouched waterfalls to cool yourself down from the strong heat.
Of course, the best part of Vietnam is tasting the local foods and famous dishes, such as a Bún bò Huế from Hue and a Cao Lầu from Hoi An to name a few, but don’t forget to try the country-wide famous Pho soup.
It is always important to do your research before travelling to a new destination. With more travellers wanting to venture further and further, there are new rules for us to follow.
Visas: When entering a new country, it is vital that you check and visa requirements. Some countries such and Thailand allow you to enter by air for 30 days without the requirement of a visa, however, their neighbouring country Laos requires a 30-day visa. Some Visas must be obtained in advance while others can be obtained on arrival. It is always handy to carry some spare passport photos with you for ease of immigration.
Passport: Most countries outside of Europe will require 6 months on your passport on the day of entry into their country, always check your expiry dates especially if you are going on a long adventure. Make sure you have enough full pages available within your passport for visa and stamps as this could cause you to be refused entry.