Lyse Road- Norwegian fjords miracle

January 27, 2017 seenplaces 0

Lyse Road The Lyse Road was constructed as a service route for a hydro-electricity station, but that bland description reveals nothing of the experience the road has to offer. It twists and sweeps, clinging precariously to the side of a mountain that rises out of one of Norway’s most beautiful […]

Snaefellsnes National Park- Iceland

January 27, 2017 seenplaces 0

Snaefellsnes National Park   A continuously evolving landscape of volcanoes, geysers and lava fields, the whole of Iceland is a geological treasure; and the Snaefellsjokull is the absolute jewel in the crown. A mysterious 1,446 m (4,743 ft) high strato-volcano, with a 200-m (650-ft) deep ice-filled crater, shrouded in a […]

The Hoga Coast trail of Sweden

January 27, 2017 seenplaces 0

The Hoga Kusten   The Hoga Kusten (High Coast) was formed when the region sank under a gigantic mass of ice during the last ice age. When the ice retreated, the land sprang back and it is still rising today. This has left a dynamic landscape of vertical cliffs and […]

Copenhagen waterbus journey

January 26, 2017 seenplaces 0

Copenhagen waterbus   Copenhagen is one of Europe’s truly great cities. With its perfect blend of old and new, it is a city that demands to be explored. While most cities are only slowly waking up to the fact that their waterways are a vital resource for life, as well […]

The King’s Road Trail of Finland

January 26, 2017 seenplaces 0

The King’s Road Trail   In it heyday the King’s Road was as important to Northern Europe as the Silk Road was to Asia. Linking Bergen in the west to St Petersburg in the east, it provided a strategic link, greatly aiding the flow of people, goods and ideas. The […]

The Trans- Siberian Railway

January 26, 2017 seenplaces 0

The Trans- Siberian   The legendary Trans-Siberian Railway is the greatest train journey in the world, an epic endurance test of nearly 10,000 km (more than 6,000 mi) across the vast Siberian steppe. The journey has such resonance that we have even invented the notion of ‘The Trans-Siberian Express’ – […]

Travel Tip: Take the Ferry to Orkney

January 25, 2017 seenplaces 0

Orkney   Sometimes the journey’s the thing, other times it’s the destination that counts – but when you sail to Orkney you get the best of both. This group of 67 islands is off Scotland’s northeastern tip and 20 are inhabited, with most people living on Mainland, the largest island […]

Lake Windermere

January 25, 2017 seenplaces 0

England’s largest natural lake, set within Cumbria’s Lake District National Park, has been a popular holiday destination since 1847, when a branch of the Kendal and Windermere Railway was opened. This magical lake set amidst spectacular fells beneath a big sky has never lost its appeal, surely attracting more visitors […]