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Bewitched creatures in Iceland

Posted on July 30, 2009 by

Although there are only 300.000 inhabitants, Iceland may appear as a very populated country to people that believe into the surreal world. Besides the álfar, the elves, the Icelandic lands are inhabited by many different fairy creatures more or less friends of man. There are the gnomes, or jarðvergar, dwarves, or dvergar, the goblins, or […]

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The Icelandic way of lighthouses

Posted on May 15, 2009 by

The light house way is on the North east of the Island, and it consists of a long part of the coast dotted by 14 lighthouses, all located in astonishing areas. Starting from the West, there are Gjögurtáarviti, Flateyjarviti, Húsavíkurviti, Lundeyjarviti, Tjörnesviti, Mánáreyjaviti, Kópaskersviti, Rauðanúpsviti, Hraunhafnartangaviti, Raufarhafnarviti, Melrakkanesviti, Grenjanesviti, Langanesviti, Digranesviti. Gjögurtáarviti, Flateyjarviti, Lundeyjarviti, Mánáreyjaviti […]

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Iceland in summertime

Posted on March 31, 2009 by

In Iceland the summer is quite short: it starts in June and finishes in mid August. During this period, days are very long and, thanks to the latitude so close to the Pole, nights are never completely dark: that’s why, in June, in the Northern regions, there’s the midnight sun phenomenon. The weather is pleasant, […]

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Have a Bike Holiday in Iceland!

Posted on March 30, 2009 by

The bike is the best way to become part of the wonderful Icelandic landscapes and to live their astonishing beauty. Before leaving for this adventure, you must know that the weather may be “difficult” even during the summer: all year round there could be strong wind, heavy rain, sandstorms, snow, therefore it is important to […]

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How to organize a trip to Iceland

Posted on March 29, 2009 by

Iceland is approximately as wide as the North of Italy and offers different kind of environments, therefore to visit appropriately this peculiar land, you need to stay approximately 8 to 10 days.  This allows to arrange a complete tour of the island, considering the Ringroad (#1) as the reference, and to visit the most important […]

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Free camping in Iceland

Posted on March 27, 2009 by

It’s difficult to do free camping: in the national parks and in the nature reserve this is strictly forbidden. In the other areas, a permission is required: this because some areas are subject to sudden earthquakes or volcanic eruptions, some other areas may be damaged by sandstorms or floods. Because of all this, it is […]

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Camping in Iceland: suggestions and rules of behaviour

Posted on March 26, 2009 by

In Iceland the weather is changeable: a lukewarm and sunny day may quickly become cold and rainy. If you wish to camp it is therefore strongly suggested to use high quality tents, that well isolate from rain and strong wind. All camping areas forbid to light fire, therefore you must have a camp stove. Combustible […]

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How to pack for a trip to Iceland

Posted on March 24, 2009 by

Iceland is an unusual destination for a trip. In front of your empty suitcase, some doubts may arise about what to put in it. Here some hints:  Clothes must be various to comply with the weather; it must be comfortable to make moving on uneven grounds easy. Foresee cotton t-shirts for sunny days and […]

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