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Rent a Car in Iceland with Glacier Car Rental

Rent a Car in Iceland with Glacier Car Rental

Article by Hallfreður Emilsson

Iceland’s Glacier car rental has announced the addition of the latest Garmin GPS navigation system to their rental fleet.

Glacier Car Rental Iceland has made GPS navigation systems available with their hire. The GPS navigation will be an option on any vehicle in their fleet.

The Garmin is the ultimate travel companion. It has all of the features that you would expect in a modern GPS unit: large color touch-screen display, voice direction, and automatic routing. But touring in an exotic place like Iceland can sometimes call for even more high-tech assistance.

The upgraded devices provide users with museum and restaurant suggestions, as well as translation services for easier interaction with the locals. In addition, Garmin fits Bluetooth wireless capabilities and an mp3 player into the system, which can be mounted in the car or will easily fit in traveller’s pocket.

To make explorers even more confident, the units used by Glacier Car Rental have been equipped with optional European travel guide updates that allow them to give useful information about the surrounding areas.

Iceland (Lonely Planet top 10 destination 2010) has become a prized travel destination for its unique combination of unspoiled wilderness and thriving nightlife. Vacationers from around the world are making excursions to this rugged country to enjoy outdoor pursuits like horseback riding, glacier travel, and hiking, and to enjoy the native’s famous Scandinavian beauty.

The Garmin GPS System will be available through Glacier car rental agencies in Iceland for a fee a small fee per day. Glacier Car Rental is a family owned car rental that offers delivery to all airports close to Reykjavik (the Capital) including Keflavik International Airport (KEF) and Reykjavik Domestic Airport. Glacier also offers delivery to Hotels within the capital area.

More information can be found at www.glaciercarrental.is

About the Author

Glacier Car Rental is a newly founded family car rental company, owned by two brothers and staffed with family members, with the main aim of providing quality cars and unbeatable service to traveler´s traveling in Iceland. The company was founded in 2009 and has since grown considerably. For more information and details call at 354-571-2240 or send an email at glacier@glaciercarrental.is

Holiday in Iceland

Holiday in Iceland

The little European country is renowned as the country of fire and ice. It is situated between the mainland of Europe and Greenland. The capital city is Reykjavik.

Iceland is taken as the destination for lovebirds; there is folklore in Iceland, “if you have initiated your love in Paris then come Iceland to put the fire in it’. Home to numerous active volcanoes which have shiny ice caps; Iceland is inhabited by almost 0.3 million people who are spread around the coastal and urban areas of the country.

Iceland is a natural bequest as it has received a uniquely diversified geology. Its icecaps are the largest after Antarctica and Greenland and it is replete with hot water geysers, which offers panoramic view. Tour to Iceland is quite haute among young exhilarators nowadays. Comprised of fire and snow, the geologically young country calls you to enjoy the perfect blend of natural contrast.

It is considered as a paradise for hikers. National Parks and Conservation Areas around Iceland are quite appealing. Summers are supposed to best to spend holidays in Iceland. A holiday in Iceland can tempt you with numerous activities including Horse riding, fishing, sea-angling, water-rafting, kayaking, canoeing, snowmobile ride and many more.

If you are looking for more than you can take strolls in the scenic sanctuaries of the country; while spending holidays in Iceland, many people opt for boat trips. These are supposed to be the most pulsating activity for holidaymakers in Iceland. To take the complete pleasure of Iceland tourism, you can enjoy the speed of glacial torrents in the country. Whale watching and dolphin watching are another tantalizing activity in Iceland, which becomes breathtaking in mountainous backdrop.

If you are looking forward for a cultural enticement in Iceland, you can checkout local museums, turf farms, historical buildings of Reykjavik and local churches. These places have more than hundred sagas to tell.

What have you planned for this summer? You are going to board for which tourism destination? Confused? I have a suggestion; explore the bewilderment of snowy land. Iceland will be on high this summer, as travel agencies are offering the best deals on Iceland holiday packages. You can avail these Iceland tour packages either from your travel agent or from online Iceland Travel Guides. Apart from better deals in Iceland hotels, these travel assists in getting flight-tickets as well.

What are you looking for; get your package booked today only.

By :- Nacy Eben
Iceland Hotels
Please visit:-
http://www.stayresiceland.com/iceland-tourist-attractions.html

Visit Iceland

Visit Iceland

Article by Breuiesmith

Think of Iceland and there are several familiar associations: Reykjavík, the beautiful therapeutic Blue Lagoon, or perhaps our musical exports Björk or Sigur Rós.

But this land of boiling mud pools, spurting geysers, glaciers and waterfalls is also an adventure playground. Its breathtaking landscape is an inspiration to artists and photographers.

Iceland is the least densely populated country in Europe, with a pure, unpolluted and truly magical landscape.

1157419_431327313643928_461492172_n  Travel to iceland’s summers are surprisingly warm, lush and green, with days lengthening until midsummer, when the sun dips down to the horizon but never sets.

Falleg vetrarmynd  During winter you can marvel at the amazing, undulating green, blue, yellow and pink lights of the aurora in the night sky, and the winters are not as cold as you might imagine.

Regardless of when you visit, you can be assured of the warmth of the Icelanders’ welcome and their desire to share their culture and make every effort to ensure that your stay is a pleasant one.Icecaps and glaciers, spouting geysers and steaming solfataras, volcanoes, raging rivers and magnificent waterfalls, a bevy of birds, cavorting whales offshore and much more are on your visit iceland itinerary.

Among lively Reykjavik’s multitude of attractions are Hallgrimur’s Church, a bevy of geothermal baths and sizzling hot nightlife. The Icelandic capital is the starting point for the Golden Circle Route driving tour through the southwest. The mineral-rich Blue Lagoon is a 40-minute drive from the city.

Gateway to Iceland is nice to tourists. It’s not only that the nature is breathtaking, you can enjoy the nature and the country in many ways. All around Iceland you can find great thermal pools which some are like a part of nature, you can also find natural pools, the Blue Lagoon is enchanting, you can see whales, hike, you can wade rivers, ride an Icelandic horse, catch salmon, trout or go to the sea to fish. Creative thinking is a good thing to bring to Iceland.The question is what kind of experience you seek.

A big factor is the island accomodation. In Iceland you can choose between different kinds of accomodation: nice hotels, camping, huts, youth hostels, apartments and more. It matters where you sleep.

About the Author

Iceland’s nature is pure and beautiful. The meat, milk products, vegetables and fish are something Icelanders are really proud of. Whether the food is eaten in restaurants, at home or the trout is simply cooked on the riverbank with herbs from nature, the Icelandic cuisine will inspire you.

Inspired by Iceland – Campaign breathing new life into Icelandic tourism

Inspired by Iceland – Campaign breathing new life into Icelandic tourism

In the wake of the volcanic eruptions of Eyjafjallajokull, the ash fall and corresponding trouble it caused in international airline transportation, the Icelandic tourist industry was in a bleak mode. Visits in the month of April had decreased to the amount of 22% from the previous year and the tourist board estimated that in total 100.000 fewer visitors would make the journey to visit Iceland than had been anticipated. For such a small market the losses of income that decrease would have in store were estimated to contain a significant proportion of the foreign currency in Iceland.
To address this unprecedented situation all the major travel- and tourist companies joined together with the Tourist board of Iceland to create a marketing venture designed to maintain Iceland´s position as a viable tourist attraction. All in all over 70 different associations have been involved in creating the campaign. Due to all the diverging interests among the participating companies the main goal of the campaign has been to highlight Iceland´s qualities and attractions, listing its culture, cuisine, recreational options and of course the vast unspoiled landscape. The focus has been put on stressing the fact that despite the volcanic eruptions and the financial sectors difficulties life goes on in Iceland. Icelanders still go on about their everyday life like they normally would, they still go on mountain hikes during the weekends and so forth.

The most remarkable aspect of this campaign is that it encourages the whole nation of Iceland to use social mediums like Facebook, Twitter and YouTube in order to gain interest in the campaign and its message. The use of all the other mediums is to point towards the campaigns website. Hence the participating people of Iceland are in a way affiliate marketers, without being fully aware of that. Most of them have been caught up in the wave that participating is fun, somewhat patriotic and will help the economy of the nation.

In short the Inspired by Iceland website is a highly innovative, informative and above all interactive site that highlights Iceland´s many exciting possibilities. It contains live streaming content from seven distinct attractions. Including the Blue Lagoon, Geysir and Gullfoss, Jökulsarlon and the downtown area of Reykjavik. Along with the customary and useful section that details all the necessary information for curious visitors, from accommodation to recreation and culture and shopping, the most vibrant factor of Inspired by Iceland though is the highly accessible design and the integration of personal and interactive material. The website encourages its visitors to supply their own pictures, stories and videos of why they are inspired by Iceland. Many noted Icelanders like Bjork and Sigurros have participated, but the most fascinating part is the amount of personal accounts of either amusing or informative content that the public has posted on the site.

At this juncture it seems the campaign has been fairly successful. Some international celebrities like Viggo Mortensen, David Byrne, Stephen Fry and Dame Kiri de Kanawa have pitched in with some original material on why now is the best time to visit Iceland, and by doing so have helped the campaign gain some much needed publicity. For once it seems that the Icelanders have managed to gain the world´s attention with their own agenda, without the aid of their sometimes brutal natural forces or dire financial management.

Vincent Pierce is a freelance designer and photographer based in Reykjavik. He has worked as a consultant on many tourist related ventures. His interior design work can be found in various shops and hotels in Reykjavik.