Thousands of feet below you are Iceland’s most iconic natural phenomena – the massive Gulfoss waterfall, unpredictable Geysir and black, hardened lava fields. And on a tour with Nordurflug, the pilot will land you near all of this, safely, just in time for lunch. Grab the picnic basket that the Restaurant Silfur packed for you and have lunch on Langjökull glacier. Carve out ice cubes for your Brennivín (an Icelandic schnapps), and take a minute to listen to the pure quiet around you. This meal’s highlight isn’t necessarily the food. It’s about where you are. And where you are makes everything taste like the best meal ever. Tours from $260. nordurflug.is
Can you taste it? A 14-course meal in Japan. A Caribbean beach barbecue with fresh-caught lobster. And, for the meat and potatoes lover, Portuguese fare steamed all morning in an active geyser. But don’t let the food distract you too much. This meal isn’t just about the delicious eats. Look around – you’re on an uninhabited Tahitian motu; atop one of Europe’s largest glaciers; cruising through Marlborough Sound in New Zealand. After this meal, you won’t just leave with a full, happy stomach. You’ll leave with a once-in-a-lifetime experience.
Photo by: Brown W. Cannon III