Thursday, June 30, 2016

From Expedia | Iceland Vacation Travel Guide

From Expedia | Iceland Vacation Travel Guide

With a population of only 300,000, Iceland can feel like the most isolated place on earth, yet its capital Reykjavik, is only a three-hour flight from London and just under six from New York.

 Iceland Vacation Travel Guide

Reykjavik is relaxed and welcoming, yet possesses a cultural life that holds its own against other European capitals. Most buildings are built simple and low to beat the North Atlantic winds. However, the city is also graced with grand civic architecture inspired by Iceland’s natural beauty, such as the soaring central tower of Hallgrímskirkja.

Many of the country’s most popular sights are within easy reach of Reykjavík. Immerse yourself in the spirit of Iceland, at the Blue Lagoon. Then spend a day or two in The Golden Circle, an area which encompasses three of Iceland’s greatest natural wonders; Thingvellir National Park, the Geysir Geothermal Field, and Gullfoss.

Iceland’s main ring road strings together an endless series of epic landscapes. Less than two hours drive east of Reykjavik are two of the world’s most beautiful waterfalls, Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss. Continue eastward towards Vík, Iceland’s southern-most village, where you’ll find the dramatic landscapes of Black Beach, Reynisdrangar, and Dyrholaey. Follow the ring road for another two hours into the ethereal light of Jökulsárlón Lake, اذان شيعي where icebergs break away from Europe’s largest glacier and float for years before tumbling out to sea.

Head north and feel the earth rumble at Europe’s mightiest waterfall, Dettifoss. Then explore the Myvatn region, a tranquil lake surrounded by nature in all its violent beauty. Take a careful walk through the boiling landscape of Namafjall, lose yourself amid the lava pillars of Dimmuborgir, and peer into the caldera of Krafla Volcano.

Known as the Capital of the North, Akureyri is the perfect place to warm up and enjoy some creature comforts, before heading off into the wilds again. In Iceland, every side road is a story waiting to unfold. So come, and live your own Icelandic story, it’s one you’ll keep telling for the rest of your days.

Top 10 Places to Visit in Iceland

 Visit Iceland - Top 10 Places to Visit in Iceland

The Best of Iceland. The Top 10 Things To See & Do When You Are In Iceland. From watching icebergs flow, to whales diving, driving over fjords, hiking glaciers & eating amazing local delicacies, Iceland has something for everyone. Here are our Top 10 Iceland Tourist Spots.

Top 10 Places to Visit in Iceland

Tourist Information on Iceland Filmed in Reykjavik, Iceland Copyright Mark Wolters 2015

My wife and I are planing on being there in the summer and will be doing the Circle Ring Road around the island. Planning my stops along the way

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Iceland Tour Guide video

Iceland Tour Guide video

Iceland Tourism, Iceland Tour Guide, Iceland Vacation (HD)

Iceland is a mountainous island nation in the north Atlantic Ocean, located between Europe and North America. Though not part of the continental mainland, the country is considered Nordic European. 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 ("Ísland") is appropriate in English as well.

Iceland Tour Guide

See in Iceland
============ The Blue Lagoon is a geothermal spa and the most famous sight in Iceland. The Gullfoss waterfall is quite spectacular. Geysir, the namesake of all geysers, and its neighbour Strokkur which erupts every five minutes or so. Þingvellir National Park, a beautiful landscape of water-cut lava fields, which is historically important as the site of Iceland's parliament from 930 AD. Vatnajökull glacier is in Southeast Iceland and is Europe's largest glacier. Jökulsárlón, the largest glacier lake in Iceland, is located off Route 1 and part of Vatnajökull glacier. In the colder months, one may frequently get stunning views of the Aurora Borealis, a.k.a. Northern Lights[33] anywhere away from city lights.

Do in Iceland
============ 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 shoulder seasons, and particularly in the mountains. Don't stray into unknown terrain without proper equipment, read up more on hiking in Iceland. Iceland is not well known for skiing or big ski areas but the town of Akureyri in the north has a great little ski area and the mountains of the Troll Peninsula offer world class terrain for ski touring, ski mountaineering and heli skiing. 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 center of activity. Whale watching available all year from Reykjavik and during the summer from Husavik, but sightings are most common in summer in either place. There are some good opportunities to go mobiling and this can provide access to otherwise inaccessable areas. Whitewater rafting is popular. In south you can raft on the big Hvita river. North Iceland has some of the best rivers for rafting, Vestari and Austari Jokulsa. The companies offering rafting are located in Varmahlid. One of them is Bakkaflot with really good facilities (hot pools, accommodation restaurant & drinks) to use after your adventure.

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12 Days on Iceland Ring Road Trip

12 Days on Iceland Ring Road Trip

12 days on Iceland's Ring Road in our Happy Campers van!

Loving the crispness of your shots! What lens did you have on your 7D for this trip? Thinking of picking up something like a 60D or 70D for the quality over the Rebel series.

can't wait to see all these treasures! Beautiful editing and music choices! So much work, When I had my first 5k in the bank I wanted to go to Iceland. My wife wanted to open a IRA. So in 50 years both of us will be dead and you will have seen Iceland

12 Days on Iceland Ring Road Trip

epic adventures in beautiful Iceland with your sweetheart Mara. نقل عفش You two are great couple! This brought back many great memories of 3 months camper van trip to New Zealand.

My boyfriend and I were just in Iceland last December, but only for a 3 day lay over. We had enough time to visit the blue lagoon and drive the golden circle, but next summer we were planning on driving the ring road and camping as well. I was just wondering how much you guys spent on gas (and average total expenses), since the prices are outrageous. Really enjoyed your video and made me miss Iceland even more than I already did before.

Stephen Colbert talk about Iceland's Win In The Euro Cup Tournament

 Stephen Colbert talk about Iceland's Win In The Euro Cup Tournament

In more "bad things happening to England" news, their soccer team was defeated by Iceland in the Euro Cup tournament. Also, we called it "soccer" instead of football.

Soccer is the correct term. Football is a collective term for ball games played with the foot. There are a lot of reasons why we say football in the UK, but it does actually make more sense to say soccer.

for those not familiar with international soccer, Iceland defeating England is like a high school football team defeating the Denver Broncos

Stephen Colbert talk about Iceland

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 Stephen Colbert talk about Iceland's Win In The Euro Cup Tournament

England came in second

Don't forget the US has placed higher in the last two World Cups then England. Finished first in our group in 2010 while England came in second in the same group. Meanwhile, in 2014 England got knocked out in two games while the US made it out of the group of death against Ghana, Portugal, and eventual champs Germany. England has been poop for decades.

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How Iceland beat England and in Euro 2016

How Iceland beat England and in Euro 2016

Iceland's European Championship last-16 win over England "stunned the world", as per safeguard Kari Arnason.

They will play has France in the quarter-last on Sunday after objectives from Ragnar Sigurdsson and Kolbeinn Sigthorsson thumped out England and constrained supervisor Roy Hodgson to leave.

Iceland, positioned 34th on the planet, were amazement qualifiers for what is their first worldwide competition.

"We as a whole accepted. Whatever is left of the world didn't yet we did," said Arnason.

Iceland's populace is only 329,000 - relatively few more than live in Coventry and right around 10 times less than Wales - and it is trusted 8% of those are in France taking after their side.

The island country, which has no expert clubs, positioned 131st on the planet amid the last European Championships four years back.

"This is point of fact the greatest result in Icelandic football history. We've stunned the world," included Arnason.

Icelandic reporter goes wild - once more

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Remember the show of England's way out and Hodgson's acquiescence

How Iceland beat England and in Euro 2016

 Iceland beat England

Wayne Rooney put England ahead with a fourth-minute punishment however Iceland were ahead by the eighteenth moment and hung on serenely in spite of Hodgson's side having 18 endeavors on objective.

Iceland protector Sigurdsson, 29, blamed England for smugness against a side who had effectively held Portugal and Hungary and beaten Austria amid the gathering stage.

"They thought this would be a stroll in the recreation center however we had confidence in our capacity," Sigurdsson said.

"It went well. We didn't feel that England made any odds. We were simply heading ceaselessly long balls. I wasn't focused in the second half."

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