Driving Iceland’s Ring Road
After traveling Iceland extensively I can with out a doubt tell you the best way to experience this stunning nation is to drive what is referred to as the “Loop”. Iceland’s #1 highway slowly takes you through desolate lave fields, across epic fjords, past timeless landscapes, quaint villages and lets you experience Iceland at its own pace. Driving Iceland’s Ring Road also provides ample opportunities to make detours into the dramatic Westfjords, wild Snæfellsnes Peninsula and plenty more. Follow this guide to get the best out of Iceland’s Loop!
Kizhi Island, Russia
Hidden deep in Russia’s off the beaten track Republic of Karelia are the UNESCO churches on the Island of Kizhi. This is the real Russia, small remote wooden villages whose locals still primarily make a living from farming and hunting. Kizhi couldn’t feel further from Russia’s glitzy high life in the capital. Hopping aboard a Soviet-era hovercraft we blast across the frozen lake ice passing by these intriguing villages before the giant UNESCO wooden church towers emerge from the black forested island deep into Karelia’s wilds. This is the Russia I was looking for, the Russia many believe to be long gone! Welcome to Kizhi Island deep in the heart of remote Russia!
I am not sure what it is, maybe it is the incredible architecture, the colorful domed churches or the massive Soviet monuments, but after all these years dreaming of traveling to Moscow, I finally made it. Entering the Red Square and walking across to the Kremlin was an epic milestone for me, the country with one of the hardest most expensive visas to obtain for westerners and I was finally here. Although I have been many places, Moscow is now on my list of top favorite cities. Do as the Muscovite’s do, down a vodka, enjoy the best of Russian cuisine and get lost in one of the worlds great cities! This is Moscow, Russia, nothing will prepare you for how amazing it really is!
In a martian-like landscape where the weather
changes instantaneously and the pure vastness of the place makes it seem as if
you will never see enough, you may be thinking “Where do I start?”. Well lucky
for you we have created a list of activities and the companies we used so that
you can see as much of this magical place in the most fun and adventurous ways