A fisherman at sunrise in the port of Horta on the island of Faial, in the Azores archipelago, Portugal in the Atlantic Ocean on Mallory on Travel adventure travel, photography, travel Iain Mallory_azores-1

Postcards from the Azores

Less than five minutes after picking up the rental car from the airport on Faial, one of the nine islands of the Azores I was already pulling in to take some shots. The subject of this unmissable shot? A couple of cows, in a small field with a row of palm trees, this may not seem the most inspiring image, …

The colourful warehouses which line the River Nidelven, which runs through the city of Trondheim in Norway, Scandinavia on Mallory on Travel adventure travel, photography, travel Iain Mallory_trondelag-1-24

Pride and Presentability in Trondheim

Strolling across one of the numerous bridges in Trondheim, a sign caught my eye, actually, a single word on the sign grabbed my attention “Pride”. In a colourful city of multi-hued warehouses, now converted to fashionable apartments, restaurants, bars and coffee shops, it seemed the perfect place to experience a gay pride parade for the first time. Pride in Trondheim I …

Sami performers singing during a nightless night on the Kiilopää fell near Inari, Arctic Finland on Mallory on Travel adventure travel, photography, travel Iain Mallory_finland-1-27

Nightless Nights in Finnish Lapland

It was slightly eerie, standing on top of Kilopää, in northern Finland as the hands on my watch slowly registered midnight, the sun still high above the horizon and the blue sky marbled with high fluffy clouds. This is what nightless nights in Finnish Lapland feels like, well inside the Arctic Circle, even several weeks after the summer solstice, the …

Best of Canada; Moraine Lake near Banff, Alberta in the Canadian Rockies on Mallory on Travel adventure travel, photography, travel Iain Mallory-240

Best of Canada – Bucketlist #Canada150

Canada is one of my favourite destinations, returning there almost annually in the years since becoming a travel writer/photographer. It’s a vast almost continent sized country, diverse with incredible scenery, iconic wildlife and fascinating First Nation culture and art. This year the country is celebrating Canada150, 150 years since the establishment of the confederation, and as today is also Canada …

The Blue Hole, Gozo one of the Mediterranean islands making up the Malta group on Mallory on Travel adventure travel, photography, travel gozo_bluehole

Malta, behind the Façade

Malta is made up of three islands, Malta, Comino and Gozo. Our trip was focused on diving off Gozo but there was enough time for a walk round Mdina on Malta before heading for our ferry to Gozo. The position of the island group in the Mediterranean Sea means that it has long been prized as a strategic asset. From …

Dog sledding in the winter wonderland of Lappeasuando, dog sledding in Swedish Lapland, the far north of Sweden, within the Arctic Circle on Mallory on Travel adventure travel, photography, travel Iain Mallory_Lapland-1-35

A Dog Sledding Adventure in Swedish Lapland

The remainder of the dog sledding group were huddled around the table, receiving the safety briefing from our guide, Brenda. Already ensconced in their thick, puffy over suits and woolly hats, like a meeting of Michelin people, conspiring to replace sled runners with tyres perhaps. Brenda explained what to expect from our experience, possible issues with the dogs and how …