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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 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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Hallmundarhraun lava field

Posted on August 15, 2010 by cinzia

Hallmundarhraun is a wide field of lava on the North West side of the Langjökull glacier, where there’s Surtshellir -one of the biggest caves of the island. It’s a 1970mt long cavern, and it has signs that demonstrate that it used to be inhabited.
Viðgelmir seems to be the widest cave of the world: it’s 148.000 [...]

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Directions

Posted on July 29, 2010 by cinzia

In Iceland the roads network on the coasts are well marked and easily practicable if you have a map.
In case you wish to go towards the internal area, on off-roads, you need a very good map that clearly details the roads and the morphology of the ground. It useful to have a GPS system that [...]

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Hints on clothes

Posted on July 24, 2010 by cinzia

If you consider the environment characteristics of Iceland, clothes must first of all meet the following requirements: comfort and flexibility.
In the first case, we suggest sport clothes that make movements easier. Flexibility instead is important to adapt to the sudden weather changes, that require to dress or undress quickly.
T-shirt and short pants are just perfect [...]

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Walking in Iceland

Posted on July 21, 2010 by cinzia

To explore the Icelandic wild areas and enjoy it, you must be able to move on irregular grounds, therefore you need trekking or mountain shoes, made of warm and transpiring material, with anti-skid soles, suitable for snowy or iced grounds. Shoes must also be resistant against thermal range, as it might happen that you have [...]

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Iceland for photographers

Posted on July 15, 2010 by cinzia

There are many good reasons taht make Iceland the ideal place of photographers; just to mention a few:
- Great variety of scenarios
- short distances
- light for 24hours in summertime
- great variety of weather conditions
- Aurora borealis
In summertime the long days and the purity of the air make the atmosphere clean- fundamental to make

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Hotels open all year round in the Eastern Area (Austurland)

Posted on July 11, 2010 by cinzia

***Hotel Herad
Town: Egilsstadir
Tel  +354 471 1500
Fax +354 471 1501
Email: icehotels@icehotels.is
www.icehotels.is
Characteristics: 60 rooms, restaurant, meeting room, internet point, disabled access
Activities: swimming pool (within 500mt), trekking, golf (within 2km)

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Hotels open all year round in the North Eastern area (Nordurland Eystra)

Posted on June 16, 2010 by cinzia

**Hotel Gigur
Town: Myvatn
Tel +354 464 4455
Fax +354 464 4279
Email: gigur@keahotels.is
www.keahotels.is
Characteristics: 37 rooms, restaurant, meeting room
Activities: swimming pool (100mt), trekking, horse riding

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Hotels open all year round in the Akureyri area

Posted on May 23, 2010 by cinzia

Hotel Soley
Town: Dalvik
Tel +354 466 3395
Fax +354 466 3396
Email: info@hotel-soley.com
www.hotel-soley.com
Characteristics: 25 rooms, 12 rooms without sheets, restaurant, meeting room
Activities: swimming pool (400mt), bike rental, trekking, golf (within 6 km), horse riding

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