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Reykjanes Peninsula Private Tour from Reykjavik
"First we visit Grindavik one of Iceland’s fishing villages where a visit to the “Saltfisksetrid” Museum is optional. Then we drive to the west along southern Reykjanes peninsula past Gunnuhver where we will observe active geothermal areas. Next the tour leads to the country’s oldest lighthouse “Reykjanesviti” where spectacular birdlife can be viewed. On a clear day you can see the small island of Eldey about 10 miles from the shore (16 km). At the next stop is
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Snorkelling at Silfra in Crystal Clear Water between Two Tectonic Plates
"Located in Þingvellir National Park a place of national significance to Iceland the Silfra fissure is located between the Eurasian and American tectonic plates. Offering one of the best freshwater snorkeling locations in the world the Snorkeling in Iceland – Into The Blue tour will take you to all the four stages of Silfra namely the Big Crack Silfra Hall Silfra Cathedral and Silfra Lagoon.The contributing factors to these unrivalled clear waters is the source of the water
From GBP245.00
 
Wonders of Iceland: Golden Circle and Glacier Snowmobiling from Reykjavik
"The tour kicks off with a visit to the birthplace of modern Iceland Thingvellir National Park which houses the famous Silfra fissure and lava caves. From there the tour takes you to the hot springs region where you will see Strokkur and Geysir geysers. You will witness the ferocious power of nature as plumes of hot spring water shoot up to 30 metres into the sky. Next stop is the Golden Falls locally known as Gullfoss Waterfall.Followed by the adrenaline pumping snowmobile ride on one for the most beautiful glaciers on earth.""""One of the most popular tours in Iceland due to the number of experiences you can enjoy all in one day
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Kortabók road atlas - great map

After driving for a day or 2, the roadmap we brought from home appeared not to be as useful as we hoped: there were too much icons/signs (waterfalls, campsites, ...) blocking the roads on our...
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Renting camping equipment in Iceland

I have often been asked where guests can rent camping equipment and such in Iceland. There is such a store in Reykjavík, where one can rent all kinds of camping equipment. It is called Iceland...
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GUIDEBOOK

IT IS USEFUL TO HAVE THE LONELY PLANET GUIDE BOOK TO ICELAND OR THE NEW CITY ONE TO REYKJAVIK, BUT THE TOURISM OFFICE ALSO HAS EXCELLENT BOOKLETS ON DIFFERENT PARTS OF THE COUNTRY THAT LIST...
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Sneakers ain't good enough on lava

Bring your ankle high hiking boots with a fairly stiff outer sole if you intend to wander on trails and lava fields on Iceland. The lava might cut right through your light sneakers/sports shoes.You...
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Packing List

Although warmer clothes are a definite must, don't hesitate to bring a bathing suit no mater what time of year you visit Iceland! The many natural hot springs feed public outdoor pools where the water...
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Waterproof, Windproof, Layers

If you are doing a road trip and there are 3 or more people in the car, make sure you can fit everything inside a carry on case and a smaller bag. We probably could get by without the duffel had we...
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Free books that come in handy

These small guidebooks come in very handy when travelling in Iceland.There are several editions on different parts of the country.The guidebooks give general information about the area as well as...
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Iceland Road Guide

This is a very detailed road guide with over 3.000 interesting places mentioned.We bought this book at home, but I've seen it widely sold in Iceland.The book is arranged according to the...
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More free stuff

If you don't want to invest money in buying roadmaps or guidebook, you can easliy get around with the free maps and brochures you can find almost everywhere.Some of this stuff cmes in quite...
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For winter

In April it was cold! Thermals were a definite as were waterproof outer clothing. Makes absolutely no mistake - the weather is unbelievably changeable and layers are the way forward. My children had...
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before you fly to Iceland... at duty free

Iceland is exceptionally expensive when it comes to food and drink. I purchased a nice bottle of rum in duty free as I left the UK and then in Iceland I only had to purchase some coke. I was then...
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Gas-containers we use for camping gas-cookers.

I add here a link to gas-containers we use in Iceland for camping gas-cookers/primus. You can buy these containers at the gas-stations all around the country. I add the link to our biggest...
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Weather in summer..

Jumpers are recommended as a precaution.Also, a lightweight waterproof can come in handy, as the weather is so changeable. August is the summer, but weather there can change suddenly.Definitely...
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You will most likely need some of these items

- Sleeping bag: it might save you money if you bring your own bag, so that you won't have to pay for bed linen and/or eventually a cheaper room/bed rate. - Rain jacket- Warm, breathable clothes that...
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Popular Cities in Iceland

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Reykjavík

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Höfn

Austur-Skaftafellssÿsla
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Gullfoss

Árnessÿsla
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Geysir

Árnessÿsla
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Selfoss

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Þingvellir

Árnessÿsla
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Top Hotels in Iceland

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Skalholtsstigur 2a, Reykjavi­k, 101, Iceland
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Sudurlandsbraut 2, Reykjavik, 108, Iceland
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Hafnarstraeti 87 - 89, Akureyri, IS-602, Iceland
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Myvatn, 660, Iceland
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Myrdal, Vik, 870, Iceland
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Top Things to Do in Iceland

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Hallgrimskirkja

Hallgrímskirkja is our biggest church (kirkja=church) and is named after Hallgrímur Pétursson, a reverend and hymn writer (1614-1674) who wrote the beautiful hymns "Passíusálmar" which are Iceland's...
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Haukadalsskógur (Haukadalur forest)

The church in the National Forest Haukadalsskógur was re-built in 1842-1843. The original one was probably constructed around 1030, but it was pulled down and replaced. When we visited the door was...
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Vatnshellir cave

There are endless interesting and beautiful sights on the Snæfellsnes peninsula and I am always finding "new" places to visit there. On my last visit I visited the colourful lava tube cave,...
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Þorvaldseyri farm

There is a big farm, Þorvaldseyri farm, in South-Iceland in an area we call "Undir Eyjafjöllum" or beneath the Eyjafjöll mountains. It got hit very hard by the volcanic eruption in Eyjafjallajökull,...
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Vidistadatun Sculpture Park

We loved this great little Viking play park in the sculpture park. I think it is a lovely idea to have all the play things in traditional Viking style. It exposes children to traditional art and also...
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Blue Lagoon

In 2013 the Blue Lagoon Chill party went from being an exclusive and fun outdoor party in the lagoon with bands and DJs to an indoor venue. All those videos you see online of people dancing in the...
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