Vatnajökull features miles of white, pure ice, intertwined with blue and smoky hues in interesting shapes formed by compressed ice.

Visiting Vatnajökull Glacier

Iceland earns its ubiquitous “fire and ice” nickname in the Vatnajökull region. Vatnajökull Glacier’s ice cap covers several active volcanoes; you’ll frequently see hot streams erupting from beneath frozen banks of ice.

Washington's Lake Crescent is a catch-and-release recreational lake, with trout and salmon.

Planning a Visit to Lake Crescent

More than a place of beauty and mystery, there’s plenty to do at Lake Crescent. From hiking to swimming, kayaking to fishing, camping to cabins, here’s a look at planning a visit to Lake Crescent.

The village of Stonington on Deer Isle.

Deer Isle and Isle au Haut Travel Planning

Isle au Haut is a remote section of Acadia National Park that’s raw and rugged, beautiful, even breathtaking in parts, a place where it’s easy to feel far removed from civilization. Nearby is Deer Isle, a colony of artists and artisans inspired by these landscapes.

The town of Ólafsvík in the Snæfellsnes Peninsula.

Snæfellsjökull National Park, Iceland

The jewel of the western coast, the Snæfellsnes Peninsula has a taste of everything; many locals refer to the region as “Iceland in miniature.” Here’s a look at the region’s highlights, including climbing glaciers in Snæfellsjökull National Park.

Visitors walk along a grassy ridge in Iceland's Highlands.

Iceland Highlands Travel Planning

Iceland’s uninhabited interior is home to an otherworldly landscape that must be seen to be believed. The scenery is wild and the land unforgiving; ensure your travel preparations are through before you strike out.