Hallmundarhraun lava field

Posted on August 15, 2010 by

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 […]

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Trips around Kirkjubaejarklaustur

Posted on August 11, 2010 by

Kirkjubaejarklaustur is located in the Skaftárhreppur region, a green area surrounded by the black morenic sands of the Mýrdalssandur on the west side, and of the Skeiðarársandur on the East side, and it lays between the mountains and the beach. This spot is quite famous not only for the enchanting landscape, but also for the […]

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The village of Kirkjubaejarklaustur

Posted on August 8, 2010 by

Road N. 1, that goes by the Ocean in the South, enters a waste land surrounded by mountains and the sea, that offers to tourists that astonishing contrast between the black rocks and the green of the arctic moss that covers them. The only settlement of the area is Kirkjubaejarklaustur, a small village of 150 […]

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The Hraunfossar Fall

Posted on August 5, 2010 by

Hraunfossar is located in the Borgarfjörður district (in the West). It’s a fall created by a very peculiar natural phenomenon, similar to the carsic phenomenon in Italy. The water falls from the Langjökull Glacier at a very low temperature, but instead of flowing outside, it filters beneath a porous lavic layer and it absorbs the […]

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Directions

Posted on July 29, 2010 by

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 […]

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Hints on clothes

Posted on July 24, 2010 by

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 […]

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Walking in Iceland

Walking in Iceland

Posted on July 21, 2010 by

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

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 […]

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

Posted on July 11, 2010 by

***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

**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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