Popping in to Iceland

Iceland's other-worldly and handy collection of natural wonders - glaciers, icebergs, volcanoes, lava fields, auroras among them - is making the island nation popular for short European side trips and transatlantic stopovers, writes Patricia Maunder.

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Aerial view showing the beach of Copacabana (L) and the Sugar Loaf hill in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

2013: a place odyssey

Lance Richardson does the legwork for your guide to the planet's most compelling destinations for the new year.

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