A limited number of people will from now on be allowed to visit ice caves and to go glacier hiking within five areas in the southern part of Vatnajökull National Park.
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20 Weird And Wonderful Places On Earth That Are Strictly Off-Limits To The Public; Caren Gibson; Scribol
Behind these stunning exteriors lie secrets and hidden dangers making them inaccessible to the public. Most people have heard the phrase “harder to get into than Fort Knox.” In fact, it’s the most highly protected place in the world, with what’s rumored to be electric fences, lasers, radar, machine guns and landmines making its gold reserves nigh on impossible to access.
Los Glaciares National Park is situated in the Argentinian part of Patagonia and is spread over an area of 1,794 acres. The park gets its name from the fact that almost half of the area is covered by glaciers. It is the largest national park in Argentina and was classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1981.
Coronavirus isn’t the only thing keeping you from these amazing destinations.
In quarantine, we’re reminded that we can’t take the Earth’s wonders for granted. Remind yourself of how beautiful the world can be on our virtual tour.
Arctic World Heritage Conference: Managing complexity – the way forward for World Heritage in the Arctic Region; Unesco
Sunsets are reliably beautiful subjects and backgrounds for photography. Even when they’re not colorful and majestic, they still create a lovely change in lighting, which can make boring scenes look suddenly magical. But sunsets can also be frustrating, especially for beginners. When a sunset is particularly gorgeous, you can feel discouraged trying to capture its…
Hiking around Ilulissat in Greenland is the quickest and easiest way to get up close and personal to the immense Ilulissat icefjord.
Iceberg sightseeing in Ilulissat is best done at night, not by moonlight, but beneath the Arctic’s infamous midnight sun.
Visiting this remote town in Greenland is a once-in-a-lifetime chance to get up close and personal with some famous ice.
The world is so vast yet technology has made it possible to unearth cities and places that have been buried underground for centuries. Faster and more efficient travel has made it possible to reach places that were quite inaccessible in the past, yet despite all this advancement, there are some places that remain a mystery.…
Silfra is the only place in the world where you can dive between two tectonic plates. Here’s what you need to know and what to pack.
UNESCO Embraces Vatnajökull: Iceland’s National Park Now A UNESCO World Heritage Site; A Rawlings; Reykjavik Grapevine
UNESCO’s 2019 World Heritage List includes 29 new sites featuring some of the world’s natural and cultural wonders. See the full list in pictures here.
Iceland’s Vatnajökull National Park Is Named a World Heritage Site!
From ancient archaeological sites to natural canyons and cliffs, here are 50 of the most incredible views in the world.