Iceland Holidays offers large selection of local Accommodation Breaks. Iceland is a stunningly beautiful place if you enjoy strange and desolate landscapes.
The Iceland – Trailer.
Stunning aerial views of Iceland’s unique landscape coupled with a perfectly fitting soundtrack and informative comments make this film by Stefan Erdmann and Þórhallur Óskarsson an exceptional nature documentary.
On the southern tip of Iceland is rather small village of Skogar. The interior of the houses are comfortably furnished and the privately owned Homeland Museum gives a good insight into the daily life of bygone times.
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Large stones support the wooden sides of the houses, the roofs and remaining walls of which are protected by grass-covered earth. In this area is one of the island’s most gigantic and highest waterfalls, Skogafoss, that rages sixty metres into the depths below.
The mist above the water cloaks the sight of this mighty natural wonder whose water thunders down across the cliffs of the ancient shoreline with awesome power. This is a fascinating world of water, fire and ice and full of breathtaking beauty and overwhelming contrast. It is one of the last natural paradises on Earth.
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The name of the country – Iceland – may not be that appropriate; although 10% of Iceland is covered by glaciers, it has a surprisingly mild climate and countless geothermal hot-spots. The native spelling (“Island”) is appropriate in English as well.
Iceland is a stunningly beautiful place if you enjoy strange and desolate landscapes. Because it is so close to the Arctic Circle, the amount of daylight varies dramatically by season.
The sun sets briefly each night in June, but it doesn’t get fully dark before it comes back up again. In the March and September equinoxes, days and nights are of about equal length, as elsewhere in the world. If you go in December, it’s almost 20 hours of darkness.
Summer is definitely the best time to go, and even then the tourist traffic is still mild. The midnight sun is a beautiful sight and one definitely not to be missed. It is easy to lose track of time when the sun is still up at 23.00.
THINGS TO SEE
Blue lagoon. Famous outdoor pool and health centre. The spa is in Grindavik on the Reykjanes Peninsula, south-western Iceland. It is situated approximately 13 km (8 ml) from the Keflavik International Airport and 39 km (24 ml) from Reykjavik. This geothermal spa in the middle of a lava field with its milky blue water is quite surreal.
Gullfoss (Golden Falls).
Gullfoss (English: Golden Falls) is a waterfall located in the canyon of Hvítá river in southwest Iceland. Gullfoss is one of the most popular tourist attractions in the country.
The wide Hvítá rushes southward. About a kilometer above the falls it turns sharply to the left and flows down into a wide curved three-step “staircase” and then abruptly plunges in two stages into a crevice 105 feet deep
Gullfoss. On the edge of the inhospitable interior about 60 miles east of Reykjavik, the river Hvita plunges down a double cascade to create what many people believe is the most beautiful waterfall in Iceland.
Geysir. Geothermal hot spot located 10km west of Gullfoss. Geysir itself (from which the English word “geyser” derives) is no longer reliably active, but fortunately Stokkur next door goes off every five to ten minutes.
THINGS TO DO
Iceland offers many hiking opportunities. Hiking in Iceland is no easy business, strong walking boots which support your ankles are recommended as the terrain is usually craggy lava rock or springy moss with hidden holes!
Likewise, you’ll need to be prepared for strong bursts of sideways rain and sleet, especially in winter and particularly in the mountains. Don’t stray into unknown terrain without proper equipment, read up more on hiking in Iceland.
Ice climbing is great with world class frozen waterfalls and plenty of glaciers. Glacier hiking is one of Iceland’s most popular tourist things to do with the area of Skaftafell in the SE being the centre of activity.
EAT AND DRINK
Iceland cuisine has changed a lot in the last few decades from involving mainly lamb or fish in some form or other, as the popularity of other types of food has increased. A vegetarian diet is more tricky to maintain but there are several vegetarian restaurants in Reykjavik and vegetarian dishes widely available at other restaurants.
Distinctively Icelandic foods include: fish, harofiskur (dried fish pieces eaten as a snack with butter), skyr (a yogurt-like dairy product available in flavoured and unflavoured varieties all over the country), hangikjot (smoked lamb).
Tap water is safe to drink in Iceland and it has some of the cleanest water in the world. Coffee is easy to find and is comparable to what is found throughout Europe. Juices are generally imported and made from concentrate. Alcoholic drinks are very expensive compared to the UK and USA.
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Lonely Planet Iceland (Travel Guide).
Lonely Planet Iceland is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you.
Splash around in the Blue Lagoon’s geothermal water, catch a glimpse of the celestial Northern Lights, or take a boat trip among the icebergs; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart and begin your journey now!
Inside Lonely Planet’s Iceland Travel Guide:
- Colour maps and images throughout
- Highlights and itineraries help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests
- Insider tips to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots
- Essential info at your fingertips – hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices
- Honest reviews for all budgets – eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss
- Cultural insights give you a richer, more rewarding travel experience – history, politics, landscapes, wildlife, literature, music, cinema, art, architecture, customs, cuisine.
- Free, convenient pull-out Reykjavik map (included in print version), plus over 37 maps
- Covers Reykjavik, the Westfjords, the Highlands, North Iceland, East Iceland, South Iceland, the Golden Circle, Southwest Iceland, the Eastfjords, Akureyri, Hunafloi and more
eBook Features: (Best viewed on tablet devices and smartphones)
- Downloadable PDF and offline maps prevent roaming and data charges
- Effortlessly navigate and jump between maps and reviews
- Add notes to personalise your guidebook experience
- Seamlessly flip between pages
- Bookmarks and speedy search capabilities get you to key pages in a flash
- Embedded links to recommendations’ websites
- Zoom-in maps and images
- Inbuilt dictionary for quick referencing
The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet Iceland, our most comprehensive guide to Iceland, is perfect for both exploring top sights and taking roads less travelled.
- Looking for a guide focused on Reykjavik? Check out Lonely Planet’s Pocket Reykjavik,a handy-sized guide focused on the can’t-miss sights for a quick trip.
- Looking for more extensive coverage? Check out Lonely Planet’s Scandinavia guide for a comprehensive look at all the region has to offer.
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