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More Than a Feeling

‘What does it feel like to see the Northern Lights?’ It’s one of those questions we are often asked by customers planning a trip to see the Aurora and the one question, if we are honest, that’s practically impossible to answer.

Seeing the lights is a very personal and emotional experience. For some, it is quite literally breathtaking, whilst others find it an almost religious experience. According to Northern Lights photographer Pal Jakobsen, a native of Narvik, north Norway, the Aurora ‘cannot be described in words, it must be experienced.’ More...

21. November 2014 by Emma Smith

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What's That Coming Over the Hill?

We all know about the legend of the Loch Ness Monster but did you know that Iceland has its very own version of Nessie?

The Lagarfljótsormur, or Icelandic worm monster, is purported to live in Lagarfljót, Egilsstaðir and was first ‘sighted’ in 1345. Serpent like in appearance, longer than a football field and with many humps, the creature often rises above the waterline of its freshwater home. Indeed, it has even been sighted out of the water, either coiled up or slithering through the lakeside trees. More...

18. November 2014 by Emma Smith

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Kermit Yourself to a Trip to Madagascar!

A new species of tree frog has been found in Madagascar by a student from the University of Bristol. The 'boophis ankarafensis' was identified by Samuel Penny during a student trip to the Sahamalaza Peninsula of Madagascar to study amphibians and the noises they make.

The frog is described as green with red speckles across its head and back. Adult males are around 24mm long and females 29mm long.

To see Madagascar's amazingly diverse creatures for yourself, plan your Mighty Fine trip to this magical island today!

 

14. November 2014 by James Walker

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To Infinity and Beyond!

Any luxury hotel worth its salt has an infinity pool. There’s something oh so magical about the water reaching out to the horizon, it’s as if you could swim forever. Yet, as always, where man follows, nature has gone before – the natural infinity pools of the Azorean island of Sao Miguel are simply stunning!

The Caldeira Velha is a remote attraction, accessed by a rainforest path. Here a warm waterfall cascades into a creek, creating a picture perfect infinity pool. More...

11. November 2014 by James Walker

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Good Vibrations?

It’s one thing taking your job seriously, but, when it comes to scientific research, how many of us would go free diving with Sperm and Humpback Whales? Well, that’s exactly what a team of researchers have been doing in the Indian Ocean of late.

Dare Win is a group of researchers determined to get up close and personal to the creatures of the deep. Keen not to frighten the whales by using bulky equipment, the researchers – all experienced freedivers – can stay underwater for more than four minutes on just one breath of air. The whales are often attracted to the divers and have been allowing the visitors to join their pods for hours at a time.

It should not, of course, be forgotten than Sperm Whales, in particular, can be very dangerous. Weighing up to 45 tonnes and measuring some 18 metres long, they have 20cm long teeth and could swallow several humans in seconds - without even pausing to chew! That said, they aren’t generally interested in attacking humans unless, of course, they are being attacked themselves. More...

7. November 2014 by Emma Smith

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