Archive for the Sport and wellness Category

The legendary Lagarfljótsormurinn is back

Posted on March 5, 2012 by

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. […]

Iceland bike tour 2011

Iceland bike tour 2011

Posted on August 18, 2011 by

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 […]


The Blue Lagoon of the North

Posted on November 24, 2009 by

A few kilometres away from Reykjavik there’s the Blue Lagoon of the North; it is a natural pool fed by warm springs that gushes out of a source standing 2500 mt beneath the ground. As in the famous Blue Lagoon in the South of Iceland, the colour of the water is caused by the Cyanobacteria […]


The Leirhnjúkur geothermal plant

Posted on October 10, 2009 by

In the North of Iceland, by the Krafla– the great volcanic area, there’s the geothermal plant of Leirhnjúkur. Here the Icelanders, besides exploiting the heat produced by the Krafla system, constantly monitor the status of the volcano and its activity. There are some white buildings that are used to cool down and some red ones […]


The Deildartunguhver geothermal spring

Posted on September 27, 2009 by

The Deildartunguhver geothermal spring is located in the Western part of Iceland; it is the widest geothermal source in Europe! It gives 180l/s of water, that springs at 100°C: the water is canalized in thick pipes that supply heat and hot water to the houses within the range of 30km. by the time the water […]


Snow kite in Iceland

Posted on May 9, 2009 by

This extreme sport, that combines the snowboard descent and the sail, has many followers in Iceland. On the Langjökull there’s a championship dedicated to this practice, but also other areas on the island may well fit to the snow kite. There’s an agency, managed by Icelandic lovers of snow kite, that informs on how and […]


Ice Climbing in Iceland

Posted on May 3, 2009 by

Iceland is the kingdom of the ice climbing. The itineraries on the glaciers may be easily reached, because they’re close to the major communication routes. They offer exciting tours among astonishing ice formations. The best are: Glymsgil, on the highest cascade of Iceland, located at the bottom of the Hvalfjördur, on the Western side of […]


Rafting on Icelandic rivers

Posted on May 1, 2009 by

The characteristic of the Icelandic rivers is the white water. They find their way among lavic rocks and glacial canyons, and they’re perfect for exciting rafting trips. Rafting tours are organized both in the Southern area, on the Hvítá, Þiórsá, Markarfljót and Hólmsá rivers, and on the Northern one, on the Jökulsá Vestari and Austari […]


Snowboard, the most beloved sport of Icelanders

Posted on April 18, 2009 by

Icelanders are fond of snowboard. People who wish to test the snowboard, can do it in dedicated areas, well equipped, at Bláfjöll, by Reykjavík, or at Hlíðarfjall, nearby Akureyri. For beginners or experienced people who want to try the acrobatic jumps, there’s a school- camp by the Snæfellsjökull glacier, in the Western peninsula of Snæfellsnes, […]


The Icelandic culture for the thermal pools

Posted on March 14, 2009 by

Swimming pools are very popular in Iceland, you can find them even in the smallest villages, because they’re considered as a sort of pub, where you go at the end of the working day. You meet there, chat, tell about your day and relax before going home for dinner. The thermal centres simply use the […]