Like something straight out of Star Wars, the arid 3.4 million acre desert Death Valley – one of the driest national parks – is yours for roaming. Summer heat is to be taken seriously here, where isolation and empty water bottles can quickly spiral into a scary, and possibly fatal, scenario. Be extremely careful when venturing out, and pack more water than you think you’ll need.

Like something straight out of Star Wars, the arid 3.4 million acre desert Death Valley – one of the driest national parks – is yours for roaming. Summer heat is to be taken seriously here, where isolation and empty water bottles can quickly spiral into a scary, and possibly fatal, scenario. Be extremely careful when venturing out, and pack more water than you think you’ll need.

The Grand Canyon needs no introduction, and thoroughly deserves its place on the list of incredible canyons to visit. Hikes along the rim either for sunrise or sunset are a guaranteed spectacle of colors and lights, or take it easy, perhaps opting for the shuttle rides around Hermit’s road, with stops to enjoy views from the different lookouts. For a full panoramic view above the 2952-mile drop, Mather Point on the Rim Trail is your best bet.

The Grand Canyon needs no introduction, and thoroughly deserves its place on the list of incredible canyons to visit. Hikes along the rim either for sunrise or sunset are a guaranteed spectacle of colors and lights, or take it easy, perhaps opting for the shuttle rides around Hermit’s road, with stops to enjoy views from the different lookouts. For a full panoramic view above the 2952-mile drop, Mather Point on the Rim Trail is your best bet.

USA road trip: discover the canyon country of the American Southwest!  Canyon de Chelly National Monument, Arizona. Within the boundaries of Navajo nation, and cooperatively managed by the Navajo tribal Trust and the National Park Service, Canyon de Chelly lies surrounded by history of early indigenous tribes. Take the South Rim Drive to catch some views across the surprisingly lush canyon floor and check out the two-hour round-trip hike to White House Ruin.

USA road trip: discover the canyon country of the American Southwest! Canyon de Chelly National Monument, Arizona. Within the boundaries of Navajo nation, and cooperatively managed by the Navajo tribal Trust and the National Park Service, Canyon de Chelly lies surrounded by history of early indigenous tribes. Take the South Rim Drive to catch some views across the surprisingly lush canyon floor and check out the two-hour round-trip hike to White House Ruin.

USA road trip: discover the canyon country of the American Southwest!  Get inspired with our all-American road trip and cruise through canyon country. Soak up mountains, deserts and historic landmarks and gaze upon some of America's most beautiful sights.

USA road trip: discover the canyon country of the American Southwest! Get inspired with our all-American road trip and cruise through canyon country. Soak up mountains, deserts and historic landmarks and gaze upon some of America's most beautiful sights.

North Iceland  This region is home to six ski resorts, with Hlíðarfjall and Tröllaskagi among the best. The latter offers thrill sports such as backcountry skiing, heli-skiing and ski mountaineering. Another highlight here is the Dettifoss Waterfall, one of Europe’s greatest with 1640 cubic feet of water plunging over the edge every second; to put that in perspective, that’s around 500 baths’ worth of water per second. A one-hour drive away lies the horse-shoe shaped canyon Ásbyrgi.

North Iceland This region is home to six ski resorts, with Hlíðarfjall and Tröllaskagi among the best. The latter offers thrill sports such as backcountry skiing, heli-skiing and ski mountaineering. Another highlight here is the Dettifoss Waterfall, one of Europe’s greatest with 1640 cubic feet of water plunging over the edge every second; to put that in perspective, that’s around 500 baths’ worth of water per second. A one-hour drive away lies the horse-shoe shaped canyon Ásbyrgi.

East Iceland spans rolling valleys, steep fjords, mountain peaks, volcanoes and interesting minerals – in short a geological melting pot. The Vatnajökull National Park, Europe’s largest national park, covers 13% of Iceland’s landmass, and features the Kverkfjöll mountain range housing active volcanoes and glacier caves, hiking heaven Hvannalindir, the ancient dormant volcano Snæfell and wild reindeers. Driving through the East, you’ll pass many villages, all bearing clear influences from…

East Iceland spans rolling valleys, steep fjords, mountain peaks, volcanoes and interesting minerals – in short a geological melting pot. The Vatnajökull National Park, Europe’s largest national park, covers 13% of Iceland’s landmass, and features the Kverkfjöll mountain range housing active volcanoes and glacier caves, hiking heaven Hvannalindir, the ancient dormant volcano Snæfell and wild reindeers. Driving through the East, you’ll pass many villages, all bearing clear influences from…

Lost in nature: the complete guide to your 10-day Iceland road trip!  The ultimate Iceland road trip: discover volcanoes, glaciers, waterfalls and picturesque villages on this 10-day itinerary around the entire country.  The Sólheimasandur plane wreck is a sight to behold!

Lost in nature: the complete guide to your 10-day Iceland road trip! The ultimate Iceland road trip: discover volcanoes, glaciers, waterfalls and picturesque villages on this 10-day itinerary around the entire country. The Sólheimasandur plane wreck is a sight to behold!

Lost in nature: the complete guide to your 10-day Iceland road trip!  The ultimate Iceland road trip: discover volcanoes, glaciers, waterfalls and picturesque villages on this 10-day itinerary around the entire country.  This spectacle of erupting boiling water is perhaps Iceland as most imagine it. There are two geysers, Geysir and Strokkur, but the “shows” are provided mostly by the latter. You can get close to it, but be advised that the sulphurous stench will be difficult to stand.

Lost in nature: the complete guide to your 10-day Iceland road trip! The ultimate Iceland road trip: discover volcanoes, glaciers, waterfalls and picturesque villages on this 10-day itinerary around the entire country. This spectacle of erupting boiling water is perhaps Iceland as most imagine it. There are two geysers, Geysir and Strokkur, but the “shows” are provided mostly by the latter. You can get close to it, but be advised that the sulphurous stench will be difficult to stand.

Lost in nature: the complete guide to your 10-day Iceland road trip!  Not very far from Reykjavik (one-hour drive), you’ll find three of Iceland’s most popular destinations. Gullfoss Waterfall, Þingvellir National Park and the geysers of Haukadalur form the Golden Circle. First stop: Þingvellir National Park. Beautiful valleys, snow-capped mountains, clear water lakes – this place is a nature-lovers’ paradise.

Lost in nature: the complete guide to your 10-day Iceland road trip! Not very far from Reykjavik (one-hour drive), you’ll find three of Iceland’s most popular destinations. Gullfoss Waterfall, Þingvellir National Park and the geysers of Haukadalur form the Golden Circle. First stop: Þingvellir National Park. Beautiful valleys, snow-capped mountains, clear water lakes – this place is a nature-lovers’ paradise.

Lost in nature: the complete guide to your 10-day Iceland road trip!  Take to the road and discover the natural wonders of Iceland, on our 10-day country-wide itinerary for the cold season. You might even see the elusive Northern Lights – or the Aurora Borealis, an other-worldly and enchanting light phenomenon.

Lost in nature: the complete guide to your 10-day Iceland road trip! Take to the road and discover the natural wonders of Iceland, on our 10-day country-wide itinerary for the cold season. You might even see the elusive Northern Lights – or the Aurora Borealis, an other-worldly and enchanting light phenomenon.

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