The legendary Lagarfljótsormurinn is back

Posted on March 5, 2012 by cinzia

The Icelanders have a rich and long tradition of tales and mysteries. And among them, of course there’s the Lake Monster.
In February, many newspapers and networks spread the news that there’s been a sighting, as if it was the Iceland answer to the famous Loch Ness, just to gather some pennies during the crisis.
Indeed, it’s [...]

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Iceland in the “Top ten” of the best places to visit in 2012

Posted on January 7, 2012 by cinzia

This week the best magazines and guides for trips and travelling have listed the top ten places of the world that can’t be missed in 2012.
NatGeo, Lonely Planet, Fodor’s, Michelin, Travel are only a few of the most presitgious journals that particpated to this selection.
… And it should not surprise that among the best destinations [...]

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The equipment

Posted on September 2, 2011 by cinzia

Even if the bike will be my companion during such a long trip, I did not spend too much to buy it: if I’d spent too much I would not have had enough funds for the trip itself, therefore I preferred to buy cheaper but still good products.
I’m not a biker, I’ll not pay [...]

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The itinerary_Iceland by bike, part 2

Posted on August 21, 2011 by cinzia

According to the planning, the trip was going to be quite interesting: visit Iceland by bike was a big challenge, however leaving and run trough different countries before arriving, would have given me the chance to know Iceland better. It would have been useful to have the opportunity to really understand the differences among the [...]

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Iceland bike tour 2011

Posted on August 18, 2011 by cinzia

I wanted to undertake a long trip in tune with the Nature, using a fast and ecological means of transport that would not disturb my thoughts too much during the journey. Moreover, once the trip would have been over, I would have liked to feel the satisfaction of having performed an extraordinary achievement….. which other [...]

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The Litlanesfoss fall

Posted on February 10, 2011 by cinzia

In the Eastern part of Iceland, downstream the Hengifoss fall, there’s another jump that deserves a visit: Litlanesfoss.
It’s made by the Lagarfljot river, and it winds through a tight gorge, that a great number of basaltic columns make an amazing place; it then ends into a tight funnel where it makes a small lake.

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The Hengifoss Waterfall jump

Posted on January 30, 2011 by cinzia

The Hengifoss is one of the highest and most peculiar waterfalls of the Island: it is more than 120mt high and it is enclosed in the wonderful gorge by Hallomormsstaður, in the Eastern part of Iceland.
The rocky wall from where it falls, is made of basalt in the upper part, while at the bottom the [...]

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The killing of whales in the Fær Øer islands

Posted on August 31, 2010 by cinzia

Every year, at the Fær Øer, an archipelago in the North Sea, close to Iceland, there’s a really cruel show related to the crossing of the young and adult whales: it’s the massacre of the “pilot whales”.
This tradition dates back to the 16th century and since 1709 it has been reported in the local chronicles.
For [...]

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Borgarfjörður

Posted on August 23, 2010 by cinzia

It’s the region close to the homonym fiord, located in the Western part of Iceland.
This area offers many interesting places to visit, among whom mountains with breathtaking views, falls, parks.
Moreover, tourists may practice different outdoor activities, such as horse riding, trekking, fishing.
The main town is Borgarnes standing on a peninsula over a fiord.

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The Hafnarfjall relief

Posted on August 18, 2010 by cinzia

Hafnarfjall is a picturesque mountain standing by Borgarnes, the main city of the Borgarfjörður district.
It’s 844 mt high and it’s many paths with different kind of difficulty. You need about two hours to reach the top, from where you can enjoy a breathtaking view.

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