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A most impressive national park!

Advantages: Stunning place with great historical and geographical significance
Disadvantages: Tour is expensive

...The Thingvellir (or Þingvellir) National Park in Iceland has a long and distinguished history. The Icelandic Parliament was established there in AD 930, remaining there until 1789. The Thingvellir National Park was founded in 1930 to protect the remains of this site and also the natural aspects of the area. The Parliament helped to forge a common cultural heritage and national identity among...

Absinthe_Fairy 30.09.2011 07:34 · Read review
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Review of Thingvellir National Park

The first National Marine Park in the Indian Ocean

Advantages: A unique habitat for wildlife
Disadvantages: In a remote part of the world

...The Sainte Anne Marine National Park comprises of six separate islands that are located about 5 kilometres off the island of Mahe, the largest of the Seychelles islands. These six islands are Sainte Anne, Cerf Island, Île Cachée, Round Island, Long Island and Moyenne Island. This was the first Marine Park to be established in the Indian Ocean. In June 2013 during my visit to the Seychelles we...

micksheff 18.08.2013 13:08 (18.08.2013 13:10) · Read review
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Review of Ste Anne Marine National Park, Sainte Anne Island

Ice Ice Baby; walking on the Solheimajokull Glacier

Advantages: A chance to see something you can't do in the UK
Disadvantages: All that gear....

...confirm) comfortable. At a local service station we were invited to buy lunch (as it happened lunch was carried around the glacier with no opportunity to stop and eat it, but I?m sure it enjoyed the journey in my rucksack) and be fitted for our crampons. On our arrival we could see how the ice had been in retreat; the car park and bus stop prepared a mere 5 years or so ago stopped about a half mile...

cr01 31.12.2013 18:42 (31.12.2013 20:09) · Read review
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Review of Solheimajokull Glacier