An article in the magazine ‘Iceland Review’ tells us that the National Geographic magazine puts the Blue Lagoon and the Northern Lights in Iceland in its ‘25 Wonders of the World’. It comes as no surprise to us that the Sahara Desert also made the list.
Our Geography Tour destinations have been deliberately selected and developed to offer students the opportunity to witness almost all natural environments in the world – and now the National Geographic has confirmed that we indeed offer tours to some of the very best places of all including Iceland and Morocco!
Ian Hardie, our Geography Tours Development Manager, describes some of the top mentions in the magazine below.
“In the case of Iceland, the Blue Lagoon is named and described as “a geothermal paradise where a turquoise world is surrounded by a black lava field reminiscent of the moon”. I can only agree; it is a magical experience in any weather, at any time of the year and at any time of the day.
Also in Iceland, the Northern Lights are listed as a must see phenomena; I fully agree again. In mid November 2011 and mid January 2012, I reckon I saw some of the best ever Northern Light shows in Southern Iceland. I would describe them as wide, waving, green frond-like ribbons of light, entrancingly dancing, lengthening and shortening, hour after hour (putting back my bedtime on those evenings till well after midnight!).
The hot desert scenery of the Sahara is given in the National Geographic listing too. All who have been with us on our Morocco tour have indeed been captivated by the Saharan scenes, the sand dunes, the camels, the date palms, the sunsets and the sunrises of Erg Chebbi on the Sahara’s edge. Look out for a recent Morocco Tour Report from Michelle Dimes of the Queen Elizabeth’s Hospital School in the 2012/13 Geography Brochure making its way to you later this month! After reading it you’ll need no more convincing; it is truly fantastic (both the Sahara and the article!).”