The travel hotlist: six of the best destinations for 2022
New year, new adventures! It’s time to plan your next holiday (or two) and get something in the diary to look forward to. We’ve taken stock of our favourite destinations for great escapes in 2022, and high on our wish-list are: natural beauty; fresh air; fun with friends and family; a lot of relaxation; and some cultural va-va-voom!
Norway's so now
For big spaces and wild wonders, Iona explores Norway’s beautiful west coast this summer and next.
For architecture - Jugendstilsenteret
For wildlife - Runde Island
Ready for Norway?
The Catalonian capital of Barcelona provides a vivid mix of ancient and modern.
Ready for Barcelona?
A particular highlight on many Mediterranean fly-cruises is the volcanic island of Santorini, the most southern of the Cyclades islands and reputedly the site of the 'Lost City of Atlantis'.
Ready for Santorini?
The Atlantic islands of Madeira and Lanzarote have different personalities, and both are full of unexpected delights.
Lanzarote in the Canary Islands is so much more than a sun worshipper’s paradise. Beyond the sunloungers you’ll find fascinating geology, dazzling marine life, action and adventure (the cycling and surfing are incredible), and the pioneering work of local artist, architect and environmentalist, César Manrique, who has left his mark on the island through dramatic sculptures and structures that work in harmony with the surrounding landscape.
For scenary - Jameos del Agua Tourist Centre
For landscapes - Timanfaya National Park
Ready for Lanzarote?
Subtropical and volcanic, Madeira is lush, dramatic and packed full of things to do and see. Swim in a sculpted rock pool at Porto Moniz, marvel at the amazing rock formations of Pico de Ana Ferreira or feel the sand between your toes on the black-sand beaches at Seixal.