20/02/2012 15:54 GMT | Updated 21/04/2012 10:12 BST

Starter For 10: Iceland

It might seem contradictory to travel somewhere known for its icy climate during the coldest months of the year - but arranging your trip to Iceland for late autumn or Spring helps you miss the busy tourist season, and gives you the chance to see the famous Northern Lights, which are set to be the most impressive this year with solar activity at its peak in 2012.