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Iceland

In this travel guide of Iceland, you’ll find many reasons to visit it.

Iceland is a land of contrasts: it’s called “land of fire and ice” because it’s home to some of the world’s most active volcanoes and several of Europe’s largest glaciers.

Sports and adventures

Here are the sports and adventures we recommend in this destination.

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  • Trekking and hiking in the midst of breathtaking views of mountains, lava flows, fields of ice, waterfalls, …
  • Cycling tours on the Ring Road, a road that runs around the entire perimeter of the island, or in the fjord areas
  • Diving to discover underwater geology
  • Caving in caves formed by the solidified magma of volcanoes
  • Ice climbing on the numerous waterfalls

And then

  • skiing and snowboarding until June
  • Rafting
  • Dog sled safari, an unforgettable experience
  • Snowmobile safari, recommended for those who love adrenaline and speed

Experiences

Sleeping in a shelter, spending a day with the locals, discover unknown places, here are some of the special experiences that you could live in this destination.

  • Outdoor swimming pool and geothermal spa to relax, warm up and socialize
  • Whale, orc, dolphin, shark whatching
  • Northern Lights, a magnificent light show created by the electric particles emitted by the sun
  • Taking part in music festivals, there are kind for everyone.

What to see

Here are some ideas of what you can admire in this wonderful place:

Visit Iceland also for:

  • Reykjavyk, a very active city, especially at night, full of art galleries, restaurants and cafes, music festivals, …
  • national parks to see gaysers, waterfalls, flora and fauna, volcanoes, …
  • the typical fishing villages
  • The fjords

Nature

The landscape, the flora and the fauna of this country are just one of the reasons to visit it.

Nature in Iceland is certainly a predominant element. The landscape changes from area to area: sea, mountains, fjords, gaysers, glaciers, stretches of lava or expanses of meadows, forests, waterfalls, …

 

If you want to see wild animals, Iceland is the ideal place for whales, penguins, birds, many varieties of fish and many others.

Food and Wine

What you could eat and drink in this country

The main dishes of Icelandic cuisine are lamb, fish, milk, potatoes. Today it is also integrated with beef, pork, chicken and vegetarian foods.

During the folk traditional fests, in particular, during the Þorrablót season, menu includes items such as rotten shark’s meat (hákarl), boiled sheep’s head (svið), smoked lamb, and cooked sheep’s blood and tallow (blóðmör).

When to go

Recommended in summer and winter.

Thanks to being surrounded by the sea, Iceland enjoys a temperate maritime climate, with short fresh summers and long but mild winters. But the island is still in the Arctic Circle.

Temperatures do not fluctuate from day to night or from season to season, but unexpected precipitations may occur, even if for a while, and the wind can intensify the cold.

From June to August, you can expect average monthly temperatures of around 10 to 13 ° C. On hot days 20-25 ° C

In winter the temperatures are around 0 ° C, up to a maximum of -10 ° C in the coldest areas.

Rain is a constant throughout the year, with short but intense precipitation.

Information

Language: mainly Icelandic. English is widespread.
Currency: Icelandic crown
Capital city: Reykjavik
Seasons: spring from April to June; summer from June to August; autumn from August to Oc-tober; winter from October to April. Spring and autumn are seasons of transition and often the passage between sum-mer and winter is not even noticed.

For up-to-date and detailed information visit www.viaggiaresicuri.it

Some tips

In winter it’s recommended to have thermal clothing. Better to dress in layers. It is essential to have a warm hat and gloves. Temperatures can change suddenly and it can rain or snow at any time.


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