Part 1: Here at Le Gourmet TV we take all the tough assignments to get the information you demand! This time we travel to Iceland to meet with Reyka Vodka master distiller Kristmar Olafsson, and learn what makes this a unique vodka on the world stage. For more like this visit: www.legourmet.tv Distributed by Tubemogul.
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Hiking Club Toppfarar hiking six peaks in glacier Tindfjallajökull in september 2010 in a fair weather, warm and sunny in the beginning but then foggy and rainy and sunny in the end at the last two peaks. In this one we are hiking down the fifth peak, Gráfell – 1.070 m – and the weather has changed to a sunny and warm weather with splendid view all over Tindfjalladalur with all the peaks of the day surrounding the valley.
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Pure Adventure tour in Iceland 2008 www.bluemountain.is
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Short customer video shot by one of the Arctic Adventures customers in February 2010 during the Glacier Ride day tour on Langjökull glacier Iceland – www.snowmobiletours.is
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Proven once again, Iceland is truly the land of fire and ice. The people of Iceland are used to the forces of nature, since there have been constant reports of volcanic activities throughout the history of our beautiful island. For the second time this year a volcanic eruption has started, now in the glacier with the name that no one can say Eyjafjallajökull. To see a volcanic eruption is something most people dont have a chance to many times in their lives (except if you are an Icelander!). Joins us on a tour for a unique experience. Our super trucks take you along the south shore to Hvolsvöllur. From there we turn off the main road and head to Fljótshlíð, where we stop to view the volcanic activity at a safe distance away from the eruption. Our guides give you a good overview of the geology of the area and about volcanic eruptions. We will be travelling on gravel roads for the last part of this tour, making it necessary to have our 4wd super trucks to take you safely to our view point. Please note that some parts of the area surrounding the volcano are closed but we will ONLY go where it is allowed to be, ensuring our passengers safety. We reserve the right to cancel or alter the itinerary of this tour depending on weather and road conditions. New departures will be added as long as the eruption continues but we reserve the right to discontinue the tour when the eruption stops.
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Golden Circle tour in Iceland, the most popular sightseeing tour in Iceland for years. The sightseeing tour takes you take you to the Þingvellir National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Gullfoss waterfall and the famous Geysir geothermal area where hot springs and geysers are abundant. To book the Golden Circle tour, please visit Icelandtotal.com.
A TripAdvisor™ TripWow slideshow of a travel blog to Reykjavík, Iceland by TravelPod blogger Wareameye titled “Reykjavik City Tour”. TravelPod is a company of TripAdvisor™. Wareameye’s travel blog entry: “Tuesday, August 5, 2008 Reykjavik City Tour Dear Readers: The rest of the group arrives on time this morning, with no luggage hassles, and make it to the hotel by 8am for breakfast before our city tour. We have a woman guide who was born and raised here in Reykjavik, and takes us to the most interesting parts of the city. One of our first stops is close to the hotel. It is the home/studio of one of Iceland’s most famous sculptors, Asmundur Sveinsson, who lived from 1893 – 1982. An unusual structure, it is surrounded by many of his works which were inspired by Iceland’s fantastic sagas and folklore. Down by the waterfront, we grab a group photo by the Viking ship sculpture several of us visited at sunset last night. Another stop is at the house where Presidents Reagan and Gorbachev met in 1986. That meeting is regarded by historians as the beginning of the end of the Cold War. The iconic symbol of Reykjavik, the Lutheran Church with the tall spire, is undergoing renovation, but we go to the top for good views over the city. Even better views are available from the “Pearl,” which is a domed restaurant sitting on top of the city’s huge tanks of water heated by geothermal activity. Our brief orientation tour also includes visits to the harbor to see the whaling ships which …
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Iceland: Untamed and Tourist-Friendly
Article by Vicki Landes
Oozing volcanoes, thousands of earthquakes, and countless exploding geysers you can set your watch by – it doesn’t sound like a coveted vacation destination. However, Iceland is quickly becoming the newest hot spot for travelers. Just a hop from the U.S.’s East Coast or Western Europe, this little island country is easier to visit than one would think.
Iceland’s attraction is its untamed countryside. Considering that most of this rugged island is uninhabitable, this leaves much open space and fresh air to the brave adventurer for exploring. The landscape is forever changing as the shifting continental plates refuse to give this country a moment of rest. Stand in awed before raging waterfalls and frozen glaciers, hike deep volcanic craters and rocky lava fields, even enjoy ice fishing, whale watching, puffin and other sea bird watching, kayaking and jet-boating. Iceland can be easily discovered with the help of local tour companies – the only question the tourist must answer is if they prefer to go by bus, snowmobile, or gentle Icelandic horse.
Not into roughing it? Iceland will still satisfy – the country is rich in cultural treasures, indulgences, and a serious patron of the arts. Savor a gourmet meal at a world-class restaurant, take in the unique artistic styles at a museum, learn about the tectonic plates and the Mid-Atlantic Ridge at a geological center, enjoy one of many musical concerts by local, national, or international talent, or soak your cares away in the steamy Blue Lagoon. The lagoon is probably Iceland’s most famous destination as an oasis of heat amid its chilly surroundings. Heated by geothermal energy, the intense cloudy blue waters feel almost scalding at times and are chock-full of healthy minerals. Troughs of soft white silica mud sit warm in the water for visitors to slather on – all while enjoying the balmy sunbeams and the crystal clear sky.
Despite its seemingly cold and uninviting name, Iceland boasts a mixture of friendly people, fascinating traditions, and an unsurpassed landscape. Need to get out?
See pictures of Iceland and more of Europe’s hidden treasures in “Europe for the Senses – A Photographic Journal” by Vicki Landes. Available at Amazon.com and other major bookseller sites.
About the Author
Vicki Landes has been soaking up Europe for almost seven years. Although educated in music and holding a day job in the humanitarian assistance field, her free time is spent supporting her travel and photography addictions. With a current list of 45 countries under her belt, Landes strives to find the overlooked details that make each place distinctive and unique. She currently lives in Stuttgart, Germany with her military husband and their son.