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Ploughing His Own Furrow in Iceland

Many of us long to tour Iceland – indeed, with the stunning scenery, amazing natural attractions and fabulous geological wonders here, it’s the perfect destination for a self drive holiday. But where most of us would opt for a comfortable hire car to get out and about in Iceland, retired theatre technician Reiner Huttasch is exploring the country on his 54 year old Buhler tractor!

Expecting to spend around six weeks in the country - travelling at just 20mph and sleeping in a self-built mobile home he tows behind his tractor - Reiner’s trip through Iceland is just one leg of a much longer journey through Germany, Denmark, the UK, Belgium and France. More...

17. October 2014 by James Walker

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A Vroom with a View

This year, Iceland’s Route 1 ring road was ranked seventh in Virtual Tourist’s list of the world’s top coastal drives due to its "incredible coastal views and landmarks". And you can explore its beauty for yourself on the Mighty Fine Company's fabulous range of Iceland holidays .

Our self drive and escorted tours in Iceland all feature the chance to travel along The Icelandic Ring Road. This 1335km circle around the country, takes in the vast majority of the country’s major highlights, providing an experience you’ll treasure for a very long time to come!

10. October 2014 by James Walker

What a Mighty Fine Collection of Canada Holidays!

The Mighty Fine Company has updated its range of holidays in Canada and I, for one, cannot wait to get out on one of them! From Polar Bear watching to helicopter rides to the stunning Northern Lights display, you really will feel spoilt for choice! Take a look…

 

Blueberry Lake
Here you can enjoy a vast array of activities which are fun for people of all ages. This, in combination with the areas beautiful scenery means you get excitement and an enticing backdrop all in one trip. Take the Luxury Canada Winter Adventure and enjoy snow-based activities such as cross-country skiing, ice fishing and more. Alternatively, take the Canadian Summer Adventure Holiday and indulge in whitewater rafting and off road buggy tours, amongst other exciting summer activities.

 

The Rocky Mountains
Visit the awe striking ‘Rockies’ and be thrilled by the spectacular attractions which spread through North America and Canada. Travel by rail, road and the famous Rocky Mountaineer as you discover Banff, Vancouver and so much more! Check out the Canadian Rockies Rail Tour for your chance to explore by rail on the Rocky Mountaineer plus engage in a thrilling Helicopter Tour. Explore the area on the Wild West Rockies Self Drive where you’ll spend four nights in traditional wild west style ranches. Take the Luxury Rockies Fly Drive where you’ll not only have the chance to explore your stunning surroundings, but you’ll also stay in the lap of luxury at a beautiful waterside lodge.

 

The Northern Lights
Churchill in Canada is one of the best places in the world to view the surreal Aurora Borealis due to its northerliness. On the Northern Lights in Canada tour you make the most of this great Northern Lights spotting location as you embark on four night time safaris in search of the stunning vision. Also, try your hand at exciting snow-based activities such as dogsledding and snowshoeing.

 

Niagara Falls and Toronto
On the Toronto and Niagara Falls Holiday, spend eight days enjoying the stunning highlights of Toronto and the surrounding area. Visit natures stunning creation, Niagara Falls, and gaze in wonderment at its beauty. Spend a day touring the nearby winery and later, tasting the delicious local wines.

 

 

 

Canada by Trans Rail
Explore Canada in unique style on the Trans Canada Rail Holiday as the one-of-a-kind Rocky Mountaineer leads you from west to east stopping at truly remarkable attractions. Banff National Park offers hot spring reserves and unparalleled mountain scenery for you to enjoy. The clear waters of Lake Louise allow for some fantastic landscape photograph opportunities.

 

Polar Bear Watching
Visit the ‘Polar Bear Capital of the World’ in Churchill where you’ll feast your eyes on the majestic, snowy coloured animals which reside in the area. Be overwhelmed by their presence as your Tundra Buggy transport gets within inches of the great white bears. The Polar Bear Watching Holiday is ideal for wildlife lovers as it allows you to spend three full days on board the buggy ensuring that you have ample opportunities to enjoy this unique vision. Keen photographers should take the Polar Bear Photography Holiday for their chance to improve their skills with the help of a professional photographer and capture the shot of a lifetime.

 

Canadian Wildlife
Aside from Polar Bears, Canada offers a whole host of stunning wildlife for you to discover. The Polar Bears closest living relative, the Black Bear, resides in western areas of Canada along with other rare animals such as the Bald Eagle. On the Wildlife Holiday in British Columbia adventure you’ll travel by floatplane to the fantastic Knight Inlet Lodge where you’ll spend three days Bear watching. You’ll also enjoy two separate Whale watching activities.

Canadian Fjords and the Sunshine Coast
Travel by land and sea as you discover sublime Canadian Fjords, striking Black Bears and fascinating Whales on the Canada Sunshine Coast Self Drive Holiday. Travel on a round trip from Vancouver visiting the Sunshine Coast and many other places along the way. Also, take part in a thrilling Black Bear watching safari and an exciting Whale watching safari.

 

Snow Hotel in Québec
Feast your eyes on a truly remarkable piece of architecture as you visit the amazing Hôtel de Glace in Québec. As the hotel melts every summer, a new building is created every year for tourists to enjoy. The structure is made solely from ice and snow and consists of fantastic artistic carvings and mood lighting. A trip to the Snow Hotel Quebec not only allows you to stay in this marvellous creation but also features an exciting dog sledding activity and gives you some time exploring the only walled city north of Mexico, Québec.

With so much choice, it’s hard to decide! Take a look at the full selection of new Canadian getaways and see which trip is right for you.

16. July 2014 by Joanne Wilson

The Not-So-Secret Beauty of Iceland

The sensational scenery of Iceland has hit our screens plenty of times over the last few years, featuring as everything from medieval wilderness to the otherworldly terrains of an alien planet! Now though, Iceland gets the credit it deserves in The Secret Life of Walter Mitty as Ben Stiller explores some of the country’s most breathtaking scenery.

From stunning lava fields and mighty volcanoes to awe-inspiring glaciers, Iceland has it all and with this latest, must-see movie, it hits the big screen in style!

Experience the country’s amazing beauty for yourself on an adventure in Iceland with the Mighty Fine Company.

 

13. January 2014 by Emma Smith

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