Bobby Fischer granted icelandic citizenship

When Reciprocity Becomes Persuasive

Article by Janice Jenkins

bobby fisher

It is a universal fact: reciprocity is a norm that obligates people to repay one’s kindness with another act of kindness. This is a very important factor to consider when creating your marketing campaign such as your poster printing. In order for you to be persuasive, you need to apply reciprocity in the message in your color posters.

People normally are compelled to return a favor that was given them. A very strong example of this is when Iceland grant citizenship to former world chess champion, Bobby Fischer. He was considered as an outlaw in the U.S. because of his high profile speeches on the 9-11 incidents where he spoke highly of the hijackers. Nevertheless, despite that, Iceland, a loyal ally of the U.S., welcomed Fischer with open arms and granted him citizenship.

Why is that? One reporter in Iceland said it all- Fischer put Iceland on the map when he beat another chess master, Boris Spassky during the 1972 World Chess Championship match. The match was considered as a high profile one considering that it was played during the height of the Cold War. Hence, it was dubbed as the Chess Match of the Century.

For more than 30 years, the Icelanders cannot forget the significance of what Fischer gave to the once unknown nation. Because of the match, people in Iceland remembered it and were keen on repaying the favor by providing Fischer with refuge when he needed it. This is despite the fact that many people were not too keen on his rather eccentric personality.

The event just proved that reciprocity is indeed an important and potent tool to have when you need to persuade people to do what we asked of them.

Reciprocity drives each individual to apply fairness and equality in our everyday interactions and dealings with other people. When we receive an act of kindness or unsolicited gifts especially from a stranger, we are obligated to return the favor. This allows us to build relationships founded on trust.

And that trust encompasses even those whom we do not like. It is like an indiscriminate norm that allows people to pass on the benefits of reciprocity even to those people who are unlikable.

The norm of reciprocity then is a powerful and useful insight to have when mounting your poster printing campaign. It transcends likeability and has the influence to make your marketing campaign such as your color posters noticed and remembered. Instead of asking yourself who can help you get more profits; it is far more productive to ask whom can you help. Whom can I do a favor? Who can benefit from my business? Our target clients will have more positive response to our offers when we first provide for their needs and concerns.

The bottom line is that reciprocity goes a long way in making your poster printing more persuasive and convincing. A little favor on your end can do many wonders to your customers, and eventually, a lot of good to your color posters when your message conveys even the toughest requests.

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About the Author

Janice Jenkins is a writer for a marketing company in Chicago, IL. Mostly into marketing research, Janice started writing articles early 2007 to impart her knowledge to individuals new to the marketing industry.

 

 

Majestic lakes of Iceland

Majestic lakes of Iceland

Article by Bjorn Olav Jonsson

 

Iceland has got the advantage or we can the windfall of numerous natural and man-made lakes. All lakes here are absolutely clean and glaciers fed. This is the reason why lakes of Iceland have become one of the most important tourist destinations here. Following is the report of two biggest lakes of Iceland.

LAKE THINGVALLAVATN

This is the largest natural lake of Iceland with an area of mammoth 83.7 square kilometers. Its depth is different at different places. At the deepest point it can be as deep  as 114 meters and at some places it is only 13 meters deep. The greatest length of this lake is 14.5 kilometers and width is 9.5 kilometers. Only river generating from this lake is the sogid river. It is a nineteen kilometer long river famous for its rich salmon content. Olfusa is a tributary which connects this lake to Iceland’s biggest glacier. The average flow going to river sog from this lake is about 108 m3/second. The amazing thing about this lake is the catchment area of this lake is 90 % underground and the temperature of the water is somewhere around three to four degrees Celsius entire year. Fishermen coming here for angling on boats are advised to check for the forecast of the weather before coming as the weather of Iceland changes very fast. It is said that on a windy day, it is impossible to stay in this lake as the water becomes so fierce and stern. This lake is about fifty kilometers far from the capital city of Reykjavik and is open for fishing for public for more than four months i.e. from may 1st to September 15th.

LAKE THORISVATN

This was the second largest natural lake of Iceland until it was refurbished into one of the two biggest basins for the power stations on the river Tungnaa and Thjorsa. Its natural cover area was 70 square kilometers but sometimes it can extend up to 86 square kilometers. The water level of this very beautiful lake is 561 and 578 meters above the sea level. Because of the extension of the water area, the vegetation around this lake has disappeared making the surroundings look very barren and infertile. The water of this lake is crystal clear because the water formed from melting of glaciers is directed to this lake. Its first discharge was named Thorisos but it was dammed and a new discharge channel was made all the way down to the first of the two power stations working here at Sigalda. The place where this discharge channel ends, a new man-made lake was formed and it’s very famous throughout Iceland for its big brown trouts. However, the count of fishermen coming here has dropped dramatically after the changes made by natural movements of the earth.

MývatnOther than these two lakes, Lake Myvatn is also very famous as a tourist attraction and as a fishing area in Iceland. The number of fishes caught in this lake is more than any other lake in the whole country and fish can be as much as 20 pounds heavy in weight. Its distance from capital city is around 488 kilometers when covered by a whale bay tunnel.

About the Author

Bjorn Olav Jonsson is a freelance writer. For further information visit the website, www.icelandguest.com.

 

 

Iceland Equals Adventure

Iceland Equals Adventure

Article by David Brooks

This is for all you trekking, hiking and outdoor enthusiasts out there – you know who you are. There’s a small island in the North Atlantic that has few rivals for those seeking adventure.

Iceland is a little known adventure destination; it’s a little known destination period, let’s face it. But, if you are like me and really enjoy the outdoors, Iceland is a great place to visit. It has so many offerings, coupled with a near pristine environment.

Here is a list of some of the adventure possibilities Iceland offers, some all year round: hiking, trekking, snowmobiling, glacier hiking, mountain climbing, ice and rock climbing, downhill skiing, telemark skiing, ocean and freshwater fishing, white water rafting, adventure jeep tours, extreme off-roading, scuba diving (both fresh water and ocean) camping and cycling tours. Additionally, you can explore hot springs, ice and lava caves, lave fields, geothermal fields, bird watching, the list goes on.

I will not go into detail on all these activities, just the ones I have done myself. First up is hiking and trekking. In Iceland you can opt for easy, short hikes, half day hikes and overnight hikes. I have even seen, though not done myself, a trek across the entire country that takes almost a month what an experience that would be! I lived in Reykjavik for two years and participated in numerous hikes. Just outside of the capital is Mt. Esjan. This is a fairly easy 3-4 hour hike up the face of Mt. Esjan with a rewarding, uncluttered view back to Reykjavik.

The jeep tours are outstanding and I have been on several. Most will take you in to the backcountry, crossing streams (really rivers) along the way, driving on glaciers, black sand beaches, up tight mountain passes into some of the most beautiful areas I have ever seen. On memorable jeep tour I took was to visit several natural hot springs. The whole point of the tour was to bathe in as many hot springs as possible.

I have also done glacier trekking where you have to where crampons and follow a guide to make sure you don’t fall into a crevasse. This is one of the most memorable and powerful outdoors activities I did while in Iceland. The colors and surreal beauty was outstanding.

I never personally got the opportunity to do many of the other items I listed but, I have spoken with people who have done them all. Of particular consequence is the salmon fishing. Iceland is a world-class destination for fly fishing and you don’t even have to leave the city of Reykjavik. My apartment was about one half mile from one of the best fishing rivers in the country. During the season I would see the salmon grouping up together, resting before their next push forward. I would watch the fly fishermen hauling them in.

Iceland, as an adventure destination, does have some detractions. For one, it is fairly remote, located just below the arctic circle way out in the north Atlantic. Though, it is not as far away as you might think. Flight times from the east coast of the US range from 5 to 6 hours. Secondly, Iceland can have very bad weather, described as capricious. I would advise traveling there in the high season from May to late August. You can expect temperatures in the mid to high fifties and on a really nice day the temperature can reach 70 degrees. Another big hurdle is Iceland’s high prices. I read recently that Iceland was one of the most expensive countries in the world. This is especially true for food, fuel and lodgings.

High prices, potentially bad weather and its remote location aside, Iceland is worth it. If you want an adventure, almost no matter what kind of adventure, Iceland will deliver. Just pick your thrill, book your flight and enjoy.

Iceland is a great place for adventure vacations and a good all-purpose beginning would be jeep tours or any day tour company that offers a wide curriculum of activities.

About the Author

David Brooks is the SEO Manager for Blindsgalore.com, a internet retailer of window treatments, blinds, shutters and shades.

 

 

Fascinating Glaciers Of Iceland

Fascinating Glaciers Of Iceland

Article by Bjorn Olav Jonsson

One of the most fascinating things of Iceland is the glaciers present here. These glaciers cover more than 11 percent of the total land area of this country. All types of glaciers are found here in Iceland. Below is the narration of two most popular and the biggest glaciers in every aspect, of Iceland

VATNAJOKULL

This glacier was named after some sub-glacial lakes, which were situated in the centre of a very volcanically active region. So far, it is the largest glacier of Iceland as well as Europe with an area of 8100 square kilometers. The average thickness of this glacier is 400 meters and at many places it is as thick as 1100 meters. It contains about 3300 cubic kilometers of ice. The sub-glacial landscape of this glacier is a plateau with lots of valleys and ravines. The highest icecap of this glacier is around 1800 meters above the sea level. The ablation elevation has lots of difference in each direction. Its 1100 meters in south, 1200 meters in west and 1300 meters in north. Many small and big sized glaciers are formed and flow towards the low lying areas. It is the most researched glacier in Iceland and one of the most researched in the world. One such research was started in 1934, following the eruption in the lake region. At that time a glaciological society was formed and it has continued its research every year. This society has many huts on the many icecaps of this glacier. The last eruption in lake region was witnessed in 1996 and then in 1998.

LANGJOKULL (THE LONG GLACIER)

The long glacier is the second largest glacier of Iceland. It covers an area of around 950 square kilometers. It highest peak is around 1300 meters above the sea level. It is set on the hump of Hyaloclastite Mountains. The rise is highest on the southern and northern part of the mountain. People do not know much about it because glaciological society has not researched on it to the extent, they should have done. This society has its hut at Nunatak Fjallkirjan which is 1228 meters above the sea level. The southwestern part of the icecap is named Gietlandsjokull at its height is more than 1400 meters at the elevation. One can get some excellent view from the peak, taking into consideration, if the weather is fine and the day is sunny and clear. At some distance from Gietlandsjokull is another part of glacier called the Thorisjokull. Its height is 1350 meters. According to some ancient stories, it was named after the name Agre Thorir who used to live in the green valley situated in the pass between the glaciers.

Many little glaciers are generated from this big glacier and all have their particular introduction. Nowadays, there is no snow or ice on the top of the mountain called Ok which is 1198 meters high. This mountain is very famous as it lies in the way of the Kaldidalur route. Two very famous glaciers are surrounding this bigger glacier. One is Eiriksjokull and the other is Hrutafell. These two glaciers are the suppliers of water to the country’s biggest natural lake, geothermal area in the west and also the geysers area.

About the Author

Bjorn Olav Jonsson is a freelance writer. For further information visit the website, www.icelandguest.com.

 

 

The Affect of Eyjafjallajokull eruption

Business Travel Jobs – Learning from Experience

Article by Tim Leach

For those keeping their eye out for business travel jobs, there have been several events in 2010 that have given business travel consultants and managers food for thought. The field is unpredictable by its very nature; there can sometimes be little warning before a problem overseas requires attention, or a new opportunity must be taken advantage of with an early meeting a long journey away. Travel managers, however, can never assume all will go as planned during these trips. Take a look at some of the events which affected business travel during 2010, and how they might affect the future of business travel.

Volcanic Ash

One of the biggest disruptions for travel in 2010 was the eruption of Eyjafjallajokull, a volcano in Iceland, which caused the most significant closure of European airspace since the Second World War. For weeks, many people simply couldn’t fly for a myriad of technical and legal reasons concerning the volcanic ash which was released over European airspace. Those looking for travel jobs would be wise to take note of the ways businesses adapted to the restrictions – making use of online conferencing programs like Skype and using long-distance train and ferry travel as a substitute. Many businesses found that their air travel wasn’t quite as critical as they’d first assumed. The most important lesson the volcanic eruption taught those in business travel jobs was to always have a back-up plan for travel arrangements, and a back-up for the back-up!

Snow Problems

At the beginning and end of 2010, heavy snowfalls in Europe left many airports and airlines struggling to cope. While the eruption of Eyjafjallajokull couldn’t have been predicted by those working in the industry, regular occurrences such as snow during the winter months should factor into business travel planning in 2011. It was Heathrow, Europe’s busiest airport, which was the most affected because – as its critics noted – it had done the least to prepare. A lesson for those in travel jobs in 2011 is not to assume major transport hubs will be ‘ever-ready’ whatever the weather – they are as susceptible to misfortune, and even closures, as smaller transport hubs.

Future Developments

With new transport security developments on the horizon in 2011, it remains to be seen what impact they will have on business travel jobs. In October 2010, the US Transport Security Administration introduced controversial new full-body scanners. Many air passengers saw them as highly intrusive as operators were able to see through clothes. When those in travel-related jobs need to deal with urgent or short-notice travel arrangements, avoiding such stringent security procedures may not be an option, and so the preferences of those embarking on the journey must be taken into account.

While 2010 threw up many challenges for the business travel industry, there will always be a necessity for efficient business travel arrangements. Those looking for travel jobs could learn a few lessons for the year ahead by examining the problems faced by travellers in 2010.

About the Author

Barbara Kolosinska (MREC CertRP) is a Sales Director for C&M, a leading travel recruitment agency who specialise in finding their clients the perfect http://candm.co.uk/cm/jobs/business_travel”> business travel jobs across all sectors of the travel industry. C&M have access to the largest choice of business travel jobs from the UK’s top travel employers.

 

 

Hike Iceland – My Commune with a Glacier

Hike Iceland – My Commune with a Glacier

Article by David Brooks

For all those nature lovers who also love a good adventure hike, you should check out Iceland. It is like a hiker’s paradise, especially if you love glaciers.

To me there is nothing better than getting outdoors and going for a nice long trek. I love the adventure, the physical challenge and exploring new places. I also have a certain proclivity towards glaciers. I think that they are amazing, though I have never actually seen one up close. Last month I got the chance to do just that.

I didn’t go to Iceland just for hiking, I was there on business. But over the weekend, I decided to get book a tour. There are several hiking and trekking tour companies in Iceland so it wasn’t hard. With the help of the front desk clerk at the hotel I was staying at, I got in touch with a company that offers tours right from Reykjavik; turns out that you don’t necessarily have to travel far to get out in nature or to commune with a glacier.

Anyways, I made my choice of tour operators and told them what I wanted to do. They suggested a tour that fit my time frame and desire to explore a glacier, in this case Solheimajokull glacier. I think this translates as “sun home glacier” at least I think that is what it translates to with my rough knowledge of Icelandic. This particular glacier is located about two hours away from the capital city.

The tour company picked me up from my hotel in the morning and off we went. I was amazed at how quickly we were in the country. Reykjavik is not a very big capital city and most of Iceland is uninhabited. When we arrived at the glacier, I instantly fell in love. The weather was picture perfect and the contrasting colors of blue sky and the white glacier were outstanding.

We took a few minutes to go over a safety brief, put on our extra clothes and crampons and then we were off. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and told us all kinds of facts about Iceland, glaciers and such. But, what I liked best was when everyone stopped talking. Rarely in our busy lives do we get to experience absolute silence and that was one of the early pleasures of this glacier tour. We all stopped walking and talking and there it was, total silence. I turned my face to the sun and just soaked up this moment.

Later, we got to explore some crevasses and beautiful blue-white ice sculptures. When you touch this kind of ice, you are amazed by how smooth it is like polished glass. We got to walk through long ridges that were like narrow ice hallways.

What struck me about this glacier was that it seemed to have a positive affect on everyone’s mood. It is kind of like the glacier is pumping out negative ions and it helps you feel content and grounded in that moment. I also think that the glacier, by the fact that it has been around for so long, imparts a certain sense of history and almost embodies a wise personality. Maybe it was just me, I tend to anthropomorphize everything.

One the way back to the city, our guide also stopped by two beautiful waterfalls, Skogafoss and Seljalandsfoss. Being from the western US, I am not used to seeing so much water and I was struck by the raw power and beauty of these falls. Raw power and beauty is a good analogy for Iceland in general.

All-in-all I was very satisfied with my Iceland hiking tour experience. This particular tour wasn’t very strenuous, so if you want something more physical, you can choose Zyrtec online a different tour. I think that one day I would like to come back here and do one of their multi-day tours.

So, if you are looking for a new hiking adventure or just an Iceland day tours idea, I wouldn’t hesitate to tell you to hike Iceland. Next time I am going to visit Skaftafell in the East for a longer trek.

About the Author

David Brooks is a customer service specialist at Blindsgalore.com, a internet retailer of window treatments, blinds, shutters and shades.

 

 

My Love-Hate Relationship with Iceland

My Love-Hate Relationship with Iceland

Article by David Brooks

I was originally going to title this article, “Why I like Iceland” But the truth is that title doesn’t express my true feelings about this country. The truth is far more complex.

There’s a great line in one of my favorite movies, “Lawrence of Arabia” where Lawrence is speaking to Auda, the leader of the Howeitat, who is very effectively convincing him to join him in his battle against the Turks – something he didn’t know he wanted to do but ends up agreeing to anyways. In the end, Auda, realizing that his mind has been changed for him, says to Lawrence, “You trouble me like women.” That line expresses how I feel about Iceland.To me, Iceland is like a difficult but beautiful woman, a woman that is mysterious and alluring, deep and brilliant, strong and proud, and yet sometimes shockingly callous, aloof, shallow and ignorant. Yet, I keep coming back. I keep trying to understand the mystery and get my mind around her many complexities.

I lived in Iceland for two years, from 2004-2006. And to paraphrase a famous quote from Charles Dickens, it was the best and worst of times. During that time, I don’t think I ever got comfortable with the people, the language, the culture and certainly not the weather. And to add to Iceland’s mystery and challenges, it is just a tiny island way out in the North Atlantic not far below the Arctic Circle. It’s cold and blustery and almost never warm – much like the people.

But every once and a while, the sun shines and the temperatures rise and the warmth and beauty is breathtaking, making all of the misery and hardship seem worth it.For this reason and many others, living in Iceland is not for the feint of heart. I believe it requires a high degree of emotional intelligence; either that or none at all. If you are somewhere in the middle, like I was, this chilly mistress will get in your head and make you doubt yourself in ways that can be cruel. In that sense I failed, at least initially. What I learned about myself while living in Iceland took me years to process and integrate. In short, I had to grow up and stop worrying about what people thought of me. I also had to learn patience. So, in a strange way, Iceland was a very real and direct part of my becoming an adult. But like a tough teacher or lover that forced you to be better, you resent the method but later, appreciate and respect the lesson.There is much to respect and love about Iceland. It is a country with an incredibly rich and long-standing history.

Take for example the Icelandic sagas, an amazing series of stories about life in Iceland, some of which were written almost a thousand years ago in a language that is still used in Iceland today. These sagas tell the tale of hardship, death, love, families and power. They also tell tales of a people that managed to eek out a living on an isolated, inhospitable island. The country had a parliamentary democracy in 938 A.D., called the Althing. And, Icelander’s were very early explorers, braving the cold, open ocean in small crafts. They scraped out a living on this tiny island for over a thousand years by what seems best described as pure gumption.

This deep respect for history is embedded in every Icelander, who by nature is reserved, proud and aloof. They know they are special even if the world does not. Maybe that’s what draws me to them, their deep abiding knowledge that they are unique and strong. There is a self-assurance in Iceland’s people born of the certainty of their lineage and the knowledge that they have endured much hardship and lived to tell the tale. And, the memory of this has forged its genetic imprint on every last damn one of them.

 

About the Author

David Brooks is a freelance SEO consultant, geothermal energy advocate and former Iceland resident. He is also a proud supporter of Iceland’s geothermal energy development and seeks to promulgate their expertise building and designing geothermal power plants.

 

 

Landmarks For a Reykjavik Holiday

Landmarks For a Reykjavik Holiday

Article by Vikki Beale

On a city break to Reykjavik you are sure to enjoy the city’s unique architecture and landmarks that reflect the distinctive landscape that you’ll explore on your Iceland holidays. Reykjavik has historic and modern buildings to visit, all of which have a style that is uniquely Icelandic.

hallgrimskirkja-2Hallgrimskirkja Church

One landmark that you will always be aware of on your city break to Reykjavik is the striking tower of Hallgrimskirkja Church. As one of the tallest buildings you’ll see on your Reykjavik holiday, reaching a height of 73 metres, it is an unmistakeable presence. The church, which is mostly white, has an unusual design with a skirt that cascades down from the spire merging into the ribbed walls. This has the effect of making the church resemble a space shuttle about to launch, although the intent of the designer was to emulate the texture of the basalt lava fields that you can see throughout the country. Whatever you make of it, the views of the city from the top are unrivalled, and you may be lucky enough to catch one of the classical concerts that are occasionally held here. If you like the sound of the Hallgrimskirkja, one of Reykjavik’s hotels called ‘Adam’ is just next door.

HöfðiHofdi House

A less assuming building, but just as important, is the Hofdi House. The house is a hundred years old, with white wooden facia, and distinctive gables, a look that strikes a balance between respectability and quaintness. This was the venue for the historic summit of Ronald Regan and Mikhail Gorbachev where in 1986 they set about ending the Cold War, and it is not open to the public because it is still used for the municipal business of Reykjavik. Holidaymakers should still take a look, however; a millionaire from Japan thought it so pretty that he had a copy of it made for his own use.

RáðhúsiðCity Hall

If you enjoy the atmosphere of official buildings, the City Hall is worth a visit too. You can access this building all week and make use of the cafe and see the art exhibitions. The City Hall, where the Mayor of Reykjavik does his nine to five, is set on the edge of Lake Tjornin, and is another example of interesting architecture. The water seems to rise up to meet the glass walls, as do the swans and ducks, which you can see paddling around the walkways and the curved modern building. One of the halls contains a map worth looking at as you begin your holidays: Iceland and Reykjavik modelled in large scale so you can walk around it and give yourself a sense of the island’s shape.If you like the City Hall’s glassy and shiny design, you might do well to choose the 4th Floor Hotel from the Reykjavik hotels available. It has a similar contemporary feel with modern styled interior.

EsjanMount Esja

But you shouldn’t spend too much time inside on your holiday in Reykjavik, indeed a city break to Reykjavik need not be restricted to the urban areas. Mount Esja hangs in the distance across the water, and since the city has relatively few tall buildings, the mountain imposes itself on the horizon. Mount Esja is a popular place to walk and the routes are forgiving in terms of difficulty, rewarding hikers with amazing views of the countryside.

grasagardurThe Laugardalur Valley

The Laugardalur Valley, where the city keeps its sports fields and stadium, zoo and botanical gardens is another place to take in nature while on your city break to Reykjavik. A popular feature is the outdoor hot spring pool where you can swim throughout the seasons in the comfort of naturally heated water. The Reykjavik Art Museum is located here, another idiosyncratic construction of minimalist white domes, blocks and sloped walls.

No matter which of the quality Reykjavik hotels you choose, there will be dramatic landmarks to see nearby. Be sure to take a walk in the city to soak up the local character and culture on your Reykjavik and Iceland holidays.

About the Author

Vikki Beale is a holiday expert for iceland2go, a specialist operator providing a selection of itineraries for the best Reykjavik holiday Iceland can provide. We arrange luxury tailor-made holidays to Iceland, Reykjavik and Greenland, with sights including glaciers, geysers, fjords, and the Northern Lights.

Capriccioso Iceland

Capriccioso Iceland

Article by Michael Drewell

Iceland is considered as a European country and it is a large mountainous island in the north of Atlantic Ocean which is between Europe and North America. In a sense, it is worthy of its name with over 10% of the country covered by glaciers, a surprisingly mild climate and countless geothermal hot springs.

Iceland is a very beautiful place if you enjoy strange and desolate landscapes. As it is so close to the Arctic Circle, the amount of daylight days varies dramatically by season. The sun sets briefly each night in June, but it doesn’t get fully dark before it comes up again. In March and September, days and nights are about equal, as elsewhere in the world. If you go there in December, it’s almost 20 hours of gloom or darkness. Summer is definitely the best time to go, and even then the tourist traffic is still mild. The midnight sun is a so beautiful sight that one definitely not to miss. It is easy to lose time when the sun is still high in the sky at 11pm. Early or late winter, however, can be surprisingly good times to visit. In late January, it is effectively light from about 10:00am to 5:00pm, and the snow-blanketed landscape is very beautiful.

Iceland was settled by Nordic and Celtic people in the 9th century AD. It is said that the first permanent settler is Ingolfur Arnarson, a Norwegian Viking who makes his home where Reykjavik now stands. The Icelanders still mainly speak the language of the Vikings. Iceland has surprisingly mild winters as a country at that latitude owing to the warming effect of the Atlantic Gulf Stream. Iceland enjoys a maritime temperate climate and the winters are often compared with those of New England. However, the rapidly changing weather has given rise to the local saying: ‘If you don’t like the weather, wait fifteen minutes’.

If you have more time for being in Iceland, you will have more tours to choose. You have the chance to go deep into Iceland by a jeep to explore the unfrequented plain and glacier. You have the chance to live in the farm for several days to make friends there with wranglers and their stocky horses. You have the chance to fly to the north of Iceland to watch the whales by the bay. You also have the chance to fly to world biggest island- Greenland- to experience the life of EskimosFor more information about traveling, please have a look at http://www.affordablecruisestours.com

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