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Blue Lagoon Cycling Challenge

Cyclists from all over Iceland and beyond are coming together for the 16th annual Blue Lagoon Cycling Challenge on the 7th of June this year. Organised by the Reykjavik Cycling Club and Blue Lagoon Spa, this 60km race is open to anyone over the age of 16 and promises to be a real challenge to enthusiasts from around the world. The race starts at Kaldarselsvegur and crosses varied terrains, from paved roads to gravel paths, with the total elevation gain coming to an impressive 600 metres. The finish line is at the Blue Lagoon, where competitors can take advantage of their free entry and relax.

If you’re interested in exploring Iceland yourself, in a less gruelling manner of course, take a lot at the Mighty Fine Company’s range of breaks.

5. June 2014 by Emma Smith

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Something for the Family

Whale Watching Iceland

Looking for something new to try with the family in the New Year? Well the Lonely Planet has a few suggestions! They’ve released their list of the 10 best family destinations in 2014, offering a host of spectacular ideas and featuring both Iceland and Lapland.

So, why Iceland? Well for starters it’s home to some of the world’s most iconic natural features, from other-worldly lava fields to cascading waterfalls and even the largest glacier outside the Poles: Vatnajökull! As well as these breathtaking and educational discoveries, Iceland offers plenty for families with smaller children. Whisk the kids away on the ultimate activity break and try out some of the unforgettable pursuits on offer including country walks, meeting the famous Icelandic horses and even whale watching!

Family Snowshoeing Lapland

Of course, it’s easy to see why Lapland made the cut. The world famous home of Santa, this winter wonderland escape is undoubtedly one of the best places to take the kids this year. If you’re already excited for next Christmas then take a look at a festive break to Lapland and discover one of 2014’s best destinations at one of 2014’s best times to travel! This said, whether it’s Christmas or not, the pristine landscapes of Lapland are well worth a look. So for the ultimate winter holiday, check out what the Mighty Fine Company can do for you!

3. January 2014 by Emma Smith

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The Norwegian Mountain Code

Kjerag RockOn our Big Five Hiking holiday in Norway you’ll be lucky enough to witness some of the country’s most spectacular scenery. Great views, however, mean exhilarating hikes and so we always recommend that our travellers follow the Norwegian Mountain Code. Developed in the late 1960s by the Norwegian Red Cross and Norwegian Mountain Touring, the code is a simple, no nonsense guide to tackling life in the peaks.

1. Be prepared

This covers physical and mental fitness for your journey as well as the importance of having the right equipment to hand. More...

6. September 2013 by Joanne Wilson

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