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Iceland Helicopter Tour: Golden Circle Experience
"This Golden Circle Experience includes waterfalls like Glymur and Gullfoss Geysir and Thingvellir Langjokull glacier and the amazing geothermal area at Hengill. The tour combines the spectacular aerial view of the famous Golden Circle and other highlights of Icelandic nature into an enlightening adventure. Witness spectacular waterfalls from an exoti land on a glacier and visit the magnificent Geysir geothermal area where you can stop for a wander or coffee before heading back over Þingvellir National Park. This is an experience you will never forget.Take off from Iceland´s capital Reykjavik and slide into Hvalfjord or Whale Bay and gaze at the never en as it was here that Iceland’s first parliament was formed in 930 AD.Soak up incredible views as you approach Langjokull glacier Iceland’s second largest glacier
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Reykjavik City Walking Tour
"Starting from the Hallgrímskirkja Church at the top of the down town hill our tour starts with trip up the bell tower for an incredible view over the city and its colorful rooftops the Faxaflói bay with its many islands and the surrounding mountains and volcanoes. Afterwards we will visit the statue garden of Einar Jónsson and learn about the norse god myths before walking through the streets of Thingholt hill towards the Re geese and swans that swarm the northern end of the pond great fun for kids and grown ups alike. Continuing across the pond into City Hall we will visit the super sized topographical map of Iceland as your guide will explain a little bit about Iceland's fascinating geology and volcanic history. Our tour our modest cathedral and the site of the first houses in the city before visiting the Old Harbour. Walking the north shore walkway from the harbour we will visit the impressive Harpa Concert Hall before our final stop at the Sólfar sculpture overlooking the Bay and the Esja mountain beyond the waters."
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Blue Lagoon and Evening Northern Lights Cruise from Reykjavik
"Begin with a hotel pickup from your Reykjavik hotel and travel by air-conditioned vehicle to the Blue Lagoon. As you travel hear all about the lagoon a geothermal spa with warm seawater that’s surrounded by Iceland’s otherworldly lava landscapes.On arrival change into your bathing suit and enter the turquoise waters clouded in warm steam (Entrance fees are not included. Pre-booking highly recommended). Then lie back and admire the lava fields as the mineral salts and other natural ingredients in the seawater soothe and nourish your body.When you have finished return to your vehicle and travel back to Reykjavik. In the evening
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Videy Island Tips (3)

Viðey island off Reykjavík shore.

Viðey is an island off the shore of Reykjavík and it only takes 5 minutes to sail there with Viðeyjarferjan ferry. It is 1,6 km2.

In Viðey was an Augustinian monastery from 1235-1539 and excavations have shown that Viðey was inhabited in the 10th century.

In Viðey one can find the oldest stone house in Iceland, Viðeyjarstofa, built by Skúli Magnússon, Iceland's first treasurer, in 1755 as his residency. Skúli Magnússon is called by our Icelanders "The Father of Reykjavík".

Skúli also built the church in Viðey, which is the second oldest church here, built in 1754. The fixtures in the church are original and amongst the oldest in Iceland. When I was visiting there were some Icelanders in the church with 3 kids who went berserk in the church, sic.

Amongst other Icelanders who have lived in Viðey is Ólafur Stephensen, our first prefect, and he held many splendid feasts here in Viðey. His son bought the island from the king and started a printery in Viðey. Later residents of the island run a large farm there and others built a small village here. People lived in Viðeyjarstofa until 1960.

So you can see that Viðey was a lively place in the olden times.

There is a restaurant now in Viðeyjarstofa, which is open every day from May 15th - 31st of August from 11:30-17:00. And from September 1st - May 14th only during the weekends form 13:30-16:00.

There are many good walks in Viðey and here is John Lennon's Peace tower (see my next tip).

The ferry leaves from Skarfabakki. A return ticket costs ISK 1.000.

During the summer time from May 15th - August 31st there are many trips to the island, but during the winter time from September 1st - May 14th the ferry only sails to the island on weekends.

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Regina1965
Oct 09, 2010

Videy Island

Not much to see,but it's possible to walk around the island in a peaceful atmosphere.The ferry only lasts for 5 minutes or so,but the worst is that the port (Sundahafn)is far away.You need a good plan going by bus.
Schedules from Sudahafn:11.15 12.15 13.15........up to 19.15
FROM videy:11.30 12.30 13.30..........up to 20.30

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albert34
Jul 01, 2009

Videy Island

In a sunny day this is a nice location for a day trip.
The island is just few hundred of meters away from the shore, and has a beautiful old mansion with church (there is a bar in the house, and you have to visit the toilette in order to appreciate the nice furnitures in the interior of the building).

In the southern part there was a fishermen village of the time when a big fishing industry was located there. You can see the rest of the bulldings, but also lots of birds, as this part of the island is a sort of birds sanctuary.

On the other part of the island there are other nice walking paths, a tiny beach with basalt columns and a nice view over the Snaefells volcano just in fron of you

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Aug 04, 2008
 
 
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