The Glacier Skywalk – an Exciting Observation Platform in Canada

The Glacier Skywalk – an Exciting Observation Platform in CanadaA glass-floored viewpoint that spans over the Sunwapta Valley in Jasper National Park offers an extremely exciting walk. The skywalk, situated on the edge of a cliff, juts out above a 280 m (918 ft) drop. A spectacular views of the Canadian wildlife, glaciers and mountains open from this transparent observation platform.

The park is established in the Canadian Rockies and is the biggest one here. Besides the glaciers and mountains it also features hot springs, lakes, waterfalls and fossils. The adrenaline pumping experience is guaranteed as the hikers get to see amazing panoramic views in front of them and geologically significant rocks below, while having a feeling of walking on the air.

Why to go there?: Great views and exciting experience guaranteed.
When to go there?: All year round.
How to get there?: The Glacier Skywalk is found on the Icefields Parkway. Get there by car from Jasper or Banff or by shuttle from Columbia Icefield Glacier Discovery Centre.

The Glacier Skywalk – an Exciting Observation Platform in Canada
Photo: Glacier Skywalk
Thursday, August 21, 2014
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Stunning Photos of The Otherworldly Beauty of Antarctica's Iceberg

Tokyo-based nature photographer Martin Bailey takes us to the otherworldly beauty of monolithic icebergs and ice palaces that extend throughout the frozen continent of Antarctica.

In this stunning natural landscape, Bailey finds parallels to the manmade wonders of the world, as some icebergs resemble the great pyramids and some other grand palaces of our human history.

Stunning Photos of The Otherworldly Beauty of Antarctica's Iceberg

Beautiful Winter in The Karkonosze Mountains, Poland

Beautiful Winter in The Karkonosze Mountains, PolandThe Karkonosze National Park spreads in the southwestern Poland and borders with Czech Republic. Sniezka is the highest point in the mountains and reaches 1,602 m (5,256 ft) above sea level. The structures on top of it look like a space station.

No professional equipment is needed to climb Sniezka from the Polish side. However, in winter it might be quite challenging. About 1.5 million tourists visit the park every year. There are many walking paths in summer and skiing areas in winter.

Why to go there?: Visit this wonderful nature reserve and you will meet friendly locals, as well as see these majestic landscapes.
When to go there?: Go in winter to ski, in summer to climb the mountains.
How to get there?: The path to Sniezka goes from adorable mountain town Jelenia Góra.

Beautiful Winter in The Karkonosze Mountains, Poland
Photo: Piotr Krzaczkowski
Wednesday, August 20, 2014
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Amazing Arctic Aerochrome Film Captures

Amazing Artic Aerochrome Film CapturesRecently, New York City-based photographer Daniel Zvereff acquired some of the last remaining stock of Kodak Aerochrome film.
Kodak Aerochrome– an old infrared-sensitive, false-color reversal film featuring medium resolving power and fine grain. That way white artic shots will turn out to almost alien like, giving it an extra WOW effect.

Amazing Arctic Aerochrome Film Captures
Monday, August 18, 2014
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Amazing Landscapes and All Year Round Activities at Oeschinen Lake, Switzerland

Amazing Landscapes and All Year Round Activities at Oeschinen Lake, SwitzerlandFound in an elevation of 1,578 m (5,177 ft), the lake is a real mountain jewel, protected by UNESCO. Oeschinen is fed by a fresh underground water and is rich of various fish. Fishing is a popular activity here, especially in winter, when the lake is covered by thick ice.

The whole area is also love by hikers and skiers. The breathtaking landscape attracts many tourists all year round. In summer it is all green and flowery, suitable to have an exhilarating hike in a fresh alpine air, while in winter skiing, snowboarding and ice fishing attract winter lovers. There is even an exciting cable car lift to the lake!

Why to go there?: Wonderful nature, all year round activities, tourist facilities.
When to go there?: Anytime of the year.
How to get there?: Get to Oeschinensee town center or Kandersteg by car, bus or train. Get to the lake by foot. There is a taxi for seniors or disabled people.

Amazing Landscapes and All Year Round Activities at Oeschinen Lake, Switzerland
Photo: Steffen Sauder

Shimmering Aurora in Enigmatic Lapland, Finland

Shimmering Aurora in Enigmatic Lapland, FinlandAurora is called a firefox by the Finns, who used to believe that the lights were a result of a fox causing fire with its tail. It is a nightly phenomena in winter and the locals hardly pay any attention. However, the visitors find it breathtaking and never boring, since its colors and forms are constantly changing.

The frequency of the Northern Lights depend on a solar activity and sometimes can be seen in the southern parts in Finland. However, in Lapland they are the most frequent and can be observed two nights out of three. In general this place is somewhat magical, fairy-like land, where Santa Claus lives. If you dream of winter, come to Lapland!

Why to go there?: The best place to see beautiful Aurora and enjoy winter fun.
When to go there?: Anytime – this year the Sun is still very active and it is the best time to see Aurora.
How to get there?: By bus or train – the access is easy, since Lapland is a popular tourist destination.

Shimmering Aurora in Enigmatic Lapland, Finland
Photo: Tiina Törmänen
Sunday, August 17, 2014
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Dramatic Skyline and Hiker’s Paradise in Stunning Torres del Paine, Chile

The park fascinates with the stunning, unspoiled nature and therefore attracts hundreds of thousands of tourists each year from all around the world. The landscape here varies from rivers to lakes, from glaciers to mountains, whose peaks create a dramatic skyline.

The park is a popular hiking destination, which provides plenty of routes. There are mountain huts, that accommodate hikers, who have committed for the longer trails. Of course there are various other activities: kayaking, mountaineering, horseback riding, fly fishing and sailing. The park has all the facilities needed for a nice visit to the park.

Why to go there?: Wonderful nature, that can be explored on your own or by hiring an experienced guide; various activities; facilities.
When to go there?: Anytime, but the weather is quite rough here. So prepare for the wind, sun and rain. The seasons are reverse here – summer takes place from December to February.
How to get there?: Get here by bus from Puerto Natales.

Dramatic Skyline and Hiker’s Paradise in Stunning Torres del Paine, Chile
Photo: Andrew Waddington
Saturday, August 16, 2014
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Astrophotographer Nicholas Buer Captures All Kinds of Spectacular Light Shows Exploding Throughout The Sky.

Astrophotographer Nicholas Buer Captures All Kinds of Spectacular Light Shows Exploding Throughout The Sky.Landscape and astrophotographer Nicholas Buer captures all kinds of spectacular light shows exploding throughout the sky. He documents many of the natural wonders of our planet through his lens by combining his love of the outdoors with long camera exposures and a lot of patience.

Buer says, "I love all climates from the cold of the arctic to the dry heat of the desert and I just adore the feeling of serenity I get from being alone with nature." That passion certainly shines through in his extraordinary work, a collection featuring striking landscapes set against vibrant night skies filled with twinkling stars and mysterious streaks of colorful light.

Astrophotographer Nicholas Buer Captures All Kinds of Spectacular Light Shows Exploding Throughout The Sky.
Friday, August 15, 2014
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Amazing Ice Sculptures That Put Edward Scissorhands To Shame.

Ice is a cool, new medium for some amazing art. Ice sculptures have been popping up around the (coldest parts of) the country. Whether it is a result of new sculpting technology or madness inspired by the Polar Vortex temperatures, the sculptures are amazing. Some of these artists are incredibly gifted and patient with their difficult medium.

They make this look easy:

1.) You mess with the bull...you get frozen.
1.) You mess with the bull...you get frozen. - Amazing Ice Sculptures That Put Edward Scissorhands To Shame.
Photo: IceSculptureUK
Thursday, August 14, 2014
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Top 10 Things to See and Do in Iceland

Iceland is one of our favorite countries. So many natural wonders here! Only a few top lists do it without Iceland, therefore we created this list made entirely of Icelandic beauties. Have you seen any of them? Aren’t they unbelievable?

1. Gullfoss Waterfall
The gorgeous waterfall is one of the most popular attractions in the country. Located in the canyon, which forms three step terraces, river Hvítá plunges creating a powerful stream and Gullfoss. There are no rails – just a natural surroundings.

Why to go there?: The must see in Iceland, exciting experience.
When to go there?: The plunge is stronger in summer.
1. Gullfoss Waterfall - Top 10 Things to See and Do in Iceland
Photo: Coolbiere. A.
Friday, August 8, 2014
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The First Hotel Of Its Kind Is In The Works And It Sounds Extraordinary!

The hotel is designed to have hallways with futuristic blue shapes, a fireplace with transparent bricks, a conference rooms with Jetson-style seating, as well as a spa, and wellness center. - The First Hotel Of Its Kind Is In The Works And It Sounds Extraordinary!Work will began next year for the perfect place to view the Northern Lights. The first of its kind, this 86-room floating hotel called The Krystal is set to be opened to visitors at the end of 2016. The snowflake-shaped property will be based in the fjords near Tromso, the largest city in northern Norway.

The Krystal Hotel will have a glass roof so guests can enjoy the Northern Lights.
The Krystal Hotel will have a glass roof so guests can enjoy the Northern Lights. - The First Hotel Of Its Kind Is In The Works And It Sounds Extraordinary!
Thursday, August 7, 2014
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