Categories

Archives

Polls

If you were to take an active vacation, what type would you take?

View Results

Loading ... Loading ...

Subscribe/RSS Feeds

Escaping North to Iceland
September 22nd, 2010

With a name like Iceland, a country might start off with a disadvantage in the tourism industry. Luckily, enough travelers have been intrigued by its proximity to the arctic circle and awed by its natural beauty to make fears induced by the name virtually obsolete. cover ysl iphone x 273jkt This is not to say that it’s a warm weather destination, it is not. cover custodia case iphone 11 S7381 disney wallpaper 18fM0 However, in the summer (really the only time to go for casual tourism) it can reach into the 60s Fahrenheit. Tshirt pokemon Iceland is an ideal destination for active and adventurous travelers, as well as those interested in nature and photography. Among the landscape of this country are geysers, waterfalls, volcanos, natural hot springs, lava fields and mountains. By contrast, the capital of Reykjavik is a lively, cosmopolitan city with shopping, dining of all sorts, museums, galleries and nightlife that’s tough to beat. The city is small, so can easily be explored in a two days, allowing plenty of time to enjoy all that the outdoors have to offer here. fjallraven kanken kids backpack un blue Reykjevik, Iceland The Golden Circle, which is in the south near the capital, is home to some of the country’s most popular attractions. Custodia Cover iphone 11 pro max bts collage X9180 Case Gullfoss, a double tiered waterfall which falls 30 meters into a narrow canyon, is among the most visited sites. fjallraven kanken for kids coque samsung In this region visitors can also find the spouting hot spring of Geysir. cover custodia case iphone 11 A1635 disney wallpaper 18gF8 The opportunities for hiking in Iceland are plentiful. From Reykjevik, take a hike along the hot springs river, or for something a bit more intense, hike to the top of Mt. royal blue and ox red fjallraven kanken backpack big Hekla, Iceland’s second most active volcano. There are numerous tour operators who provide small group and private guided hikes throughout the country, and for those inexperienced in hiking in these conditions, a guide is recommended. Iceland's landscape Iceland’s waters provide ample opportunity for sea kayaking, canoeing, rafting and diving. asics soldes bague argent For those who prefer to stay further above the water, it is also one of the best places in the world for whale watching. boutique en ligne nike Of course, a trip to this northern country would would be virtually incomplete without seeing the Northern Lights, which are visible from September to March. For those who truly want to take advantage of Iceland’s location, take the ferry from the town of Dalvik (way in the north of the country) to Grimsey Island, where you can actually cross the arctic circle. sky blue fjallraven kanken backpack big coque samsung A warning – the water may be quite choppy so if you tend towards any seasickness, take along some medication (over-the-counter or prescribed) to combat this. Iceland's Gullfoss Waterfall Finally, I thought I’d share a few suggestions from a client of mine who went to Iceland this August who had some great feedback for visitors: “Go north! Visit the northern city of Akureyri and stay there if possible…From there one can get to Myvatn Lake, Detifoss and the northern national park called Jökulsárgljúfur. magasin nike If you want to go to Grimsey Island and cross the Arctic Circle then a bus can take you to the ferry in Dalvik (there is no real reason to stay in Dalvik). We raced through the eastern part of the island making our way back to Reykjavik and I think we all wished that we had more time. One of my favorite roads to travel was route 939. It is a road that cuts off part of the Ring Road (Route 1) in the east and allows for more direct travel. We took it from the north down toward the coast (i.e. fjallraven kanken mini backpack navy from the interior) and were treated to some spectacular scenery as well descended over 600 meters from the highlands to the fjord. cover custodia case iphone 11 R0198 bts wallpaper 10iP8 We saw many waterfalls and clouds bisect mountain ridges as we experienced the weather change throughout the decent. It was amazing! We then continued west on the Ring Road and eventually came to Jokulsarlon (again approximate spelling). fjallraven rucksack no 21 medium green coque huawei This is also a MUST SEE location. This a a glacier created lake that is filled with icebergs making their way to the sea. cover custodia case iphone 11 R2750 botw wallpaper 8qE3 WOW! The views are otherworldly (as are a number of views throughout the whole country).” Fast Facts: Entry Requirements: US visitors do not need a visa to enter Iceland. When to visit: Temperatures are warmest in July and August. Custodia Cover iphone 11 pro max Amazing Game of Thrones art Z0946 Case Reykjevick, though, is a rainy city (average 213 days of rain per year) and May and June tend to have a few more sunny days than other months. west side custodia iphone x tyui6173 coque samsung Getting there: Icelandair operates nonstop from New York, Boston, Orlando, Toronto, Seattle and Halifax.

Leave a Reply

You must be logged in to post a comment.