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The equipment

Posted on September 2, 2011 by

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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Borgarfjörður

Posted on August 23, 2010 by

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 […]

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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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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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Iceland – standing among lava and ice

Posted on May 2, 2010 by

Do you want a vacation dedicated to freedom? Visit Iceland by camper van or even better by four wheel car. (4×4) . It’s not difficult to transport your own car to the island by ferryboat, and you’ll be able to move freely and with everything you need always at your disposal. For this kind of […]

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Spring anniversaries and celebrations in Iceland

Posted on September 24, 2009 by

March- April: l        Easter: this is celebrated with a dinner, main dish is smoked lamb, and the traditional excahnge of Easter eggs.   April: l        Sumardagurrinn Fyrsti: on the first Thursday after April 18th, Iceland celebrates the first day of the sub- arctic summer– there are parades, passing of groups and aprties similar to those […]

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Iceland: the door to the centre of the Earth

Posted on August 22, 2009 by

Because of its intense volcanic activity and the continuous changes of the territory, Iceland has always attracted scientists, writers and directors, so much so that Jules Verne had his Journey to the centre of the Earth start from Iceland! And it is this masterpiece that delighted so many young people, that will be back to […]

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