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Things to Do on Holidays in Iceland

Things to Do on Holidays in Iceland

Article by Suzel taber shaw

Europe has always been a favourite holiday spot for people from across the world. There are many areas in Europe that are hotspots for tourism and one such place that is growing in popularity year on year is Iceland. With its many Fjords, majestic mountains, blue lagoons and beautifully clean cities Iceland is an amazing place to spend your holiday.

Finding a perfect location to stay in Iceland is not that difficult, but making sure that you get to all the places you want to see in comfort can be a much trickier task. Exotic Iceland really makes the perfect destination for any holiday, and good planning is essential. The interior mainly consists of a plateau characterized by sand fields, mountains and glaciers, while many big glacial rivers flow to the sea through the lowlands.

Known as the Land of Fire and Ice, Iceland is home to many volcanic mountains and glaciers which provide magnificent scenery for tourists. You can even get away from the city noise and chill out on one of the luxury beaches of Iceland. It is an island country located in the North Atlantic Ocean between mainland Europe and Greenland. There are ample opportunities for the budding photographer to snap rare birds, wildlife in its natural environment or the beautiful rolling landscapes that make Iceland a favourite holiday choice to the many visitors that return there every year. If you have never spent a holiday in Iceland then you are truly missing out on a wonderful experience and a most relaxing time. There are many choices of luxury hotel accommodation with the very best amenities. Whatever you decide make sure that you investigate the many opportunities that Iceland has to offer for holidaymakers. Beautiful scenic views and fresh sea air will revive even the most tired traveller and help recharge the batteries.

There are many Things to Do on Holidays in Iceland like whale-watching, kayaking and horseback riding. You can indulge in exciting activities or you can just relax and enjoy the surroundings and have a peaceful holiday. You can also explore the Island and see all the wildlife or take a boat trip and indulge in some fishing or a cruise through some of the fjords. Taberhols.co.uk is a website that specialises in holidays to Iceland and the surrounding countries, and is full of information regarding each location as well as having friendly staff more than willing to share their own experiences and knowledge of the area.

Talk to Taber Holidays and let them help you plan your perfect holiday to Iceland.

About the Author

Suzel taber shaw is the author of the article. Suzel company provides holidays & vacations in Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Scandinavia & Sweden at best pricesMailing Address:Taber Holidays, PO Box 176, Tofts House, Tofts Road, Cleckheaton, West Yorkshire, BD19 3WX, UKEmail: info@taberhols.co.ukwebsite: http://www.taberhols.co.uk

Iceland Is Getting Bigger – Holidays To Iceland, A Geological Wonder

Iceland Is Getting Bigger – Holidays To Iceland, A Geological Wonder

Article by Vikki Beale

A growing number of visitors are taking Iceland holidays to see the country’s impressive collection of natural wonders – the kind you once heard about in a Geography classroom. The package holidays Iceland offers include walking on volcanoes and glaciers, swimming in hot pools, and seeing the place where the world gets wider.

The Mid-Atlantic Ridge

Holidays to Iceland offer a rare opportunity to witness a phenomenon that is usually concealed by 3,400 metres of Atlantic waters. A mid-ocean ridge crosses dry land here, so Iceland holiday makers get to see the join of two continental plates and the canyons that form where the ground is splitting. This means that as the plates grow apart Iceland is getting wider at a rate of about 5 cm per year.

Working-up a Lava

This creative power is evident in the nearby island of Surtsey. The island rose from the ocean floor after a series of eruptions between 1963 and 1968. The “lava bombs” and volcanic material cooled and hardened to form one of the world’s newest landmasses, at one point growing at the rate of an acre per day. Unfortunately there will be no holidays to Iceland’s little brother; visits to Surtsey are restricted to those conducting scientific research.

Since a volcano erupts here an average of once every five years there are many chances for those on Iceland holidays to walk on a lava landscape: black rippled sheets of what once was lava, floods of basalt and ash, and fields of ‘scoria’, which are areas of uneven – almost bubbly – volcanic rock. Some of those who take holidays to Iceland talk about how much it looks like a moon landscape.

Hot & Cold Running Water

But it’s the eruptions occurring every five or ten minutes that will feature on the itineraries of most package holidays. Iceland is famous for its geysers, especially for those at the town of Geysir, after which the hot fountains are named. Some of these plumes spurt frequently; others do not show for years before blasting boiling water sixty metres into the air.

For the water moving in the other direction, Iceland delivers generously, too. The Gullfoss waterfall, and the ‘Queen of Iceland’ waterfall provide wonderful attractions for Iceland holidays; the thunderous Dettifoss goes one further, claiming the title of the most powerful waterfall in Europe. The volume of Iceland’s water system is enhanced by meltwater drawn from its glaciers. Glaciers, too, are water on the move in a sense, but their power is less obvious at a glance. Though they appear hardly to move, their sheer size and the magnitude of erosion that they force upon the landscape (such as the fjords) is difficult to ignore.

More than a tenth of Iceland’s area is covered by glaciers at some point during the year, so this provides ample opportunity for tourists to explore the strange and captivating ice-landscape. Iceland holidays might include hikes across a glacier, or organised trips on snowmobiles or a tour in larger vehicles across the larger glacial areas.

When glaciers meet the ocean they put on yet another show. Seeing and hearing their ice walls crumble into the water is quite a spectacle and boat trips to see this happening in the fjords can be added to some specialist holidays. Iceland is always in flux it seems, whether it is melting, moving, exploding or growing, it makes itself a prize destination for seeing this world’s geological phenomena in force.

About the Author

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

Specialist Holidays in Iceland

Specialist Holidays in Iceland

Article by creative666

Residing in the isolated climes of the North Atlantic, the small nation of Iceland is a remarkable destination with something for just about everyone, no matter how niche their interests.

One of Iceland’s unique features is the Icelandic Horse which features a special fifth gait. The horse has been carefully protected by the Icelandic Government for decades; thanks to strict equine immigration laws (!) the horse has remained remarkably pure-bred. The horse is incredibly steady on the varied Icelandic landscape, and travelling through the natural splendour of the country on horseback is a wonderfully ‘Icelandic’ way to explore this stunning country.

Most trips on the Icelandic Horse are especially enjoyable as, by tradition, riders will ‘run’ with a free-running pack of horses, and most of the time riders will rotate between a few different horses. And after a long day in the saddle, what better way to relax than in a hot tub under the wide open skies?

Fishermen too will enjoy the natural bounty to be found in Iceland, especially in the North and Highland regions. Iceland offers some particularly fantastic freshwater fishing and has become a favourite fly fishing spot. One highlight is the ‘Hidden Lake,’ and as you might expect only a small number of Icelanders know of its location – the only way to get there is to join a fishing ‘tour’ with an expert guide. Once you reach this perfect hideaway, the exclusivity of the lake means you have a fantastic chance of catching a ‘monster brownie’ – ice age brown trout, bigger and wilder than the brown trout you may be used to. When conditions permit, the fishing here is truly incredible.

Also in recent years Iceland has become something of a wedding hotspot, and with a variety of settings from the quirky to the simply breathtaking, it is easy to find a poignant spot to exchange your vows. Options range from a traditional wedding in a tiny turf church overlooking lava fields and volcanic beaches, to an ‘adventurous’ wedding in a unique natural location, such as by a lake or alongside a waterfall. Iceland can provide the perfect base for a memorable wedding.

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Tips For Gay Holidays To Iceland

Tips For Gay Holidays To Iceland

Article by Howie Holben

Most visitors who travel to Iceland arrive with the intention of exploring the country’s diverse, unique natural beauty that is unlike any experience you will have on gay vacations to other popular destinations. From the Northern Lights and Europe’s largest glacier, to volcanoes and Grimsey, a minimally populated island in the Arctic Circle, Iceland is filled with opportunities to see the outdoors in an entirely new way. Rafting, hiking, kayaking, bird watching, ice climbing, ocean fishing and whale watching are just some of the popular activities that visitors partake in while in Iceland and are excellent options for outdoor gay tours.

Visitors who prefer an urban vacation will also find just what they are searching for in Iceland, especially in the capital city, Reykjavik, which is where individual travelers and folks traveling with gay tours will find a variety of historical and cultural attractions, dining and shopping, a beautiful waterfront, museums and an exciting nightlife.

Birdwatchers and nature lovers will also want to take a side trip to the small island of Grimsey, just 25 miles to the north. There is just one town on Grimsey, Sandvik, which is the northernmost settlement of Iceland and has a population of 150. The island is best known for the steep cliffs lining its shore and its abundance of bird colonies, both of which are popular draws for folks on gay vacations to Iceland. Lucky visitors might also catch a glimpse of polar bears, which sometimes show up on the shores of Grimsey after drifting on ice from Greenland.

While on Grimsey, participants on gay tours, as well as solo voyagers, will not want to miss the opportunity to get their certificate showing they crossed the Arctic Circle. Iceland’s other outdoor attractions include the glaciers that cover more than 10% of the land, particularly Vatnajokull, Europe’s largest glacier and a popular location for ice climbing.

Other sightseeing and hiking opportunities abound as well, including numerous waterfalls, picturesque cliffs and historic Videy Island, which is just a few minutes offshore and home to Iceland’s oldest stone building, as well as several pieces of sculptural art.

The time of year chosen for gay vacations to Iceland is an important factor in determining which of the country’s natural phenomena you will experience during your trip: the Polar Nights, Midnight Sun or Northern Lights.

Regardless of the time of year, there is one must-do activity that no gay vacations to Iceland can be complete without: taking a dip in the Blue Lagoon. This mineral-rich, geothermal seawater pool is located just 45 minutes from Reykjavik and treats visitors to a unique experience with fluorescent blue waters surrounded by black lava rocks.

About the Author

Howie Holben is owner and caretaker of Spirit Journeys. Spirit Journeys offers spiritual gay travel opportunities. He is a Reiki and Karuna Ki Master and also a Quantum Touch and Breathwork Practioner. You can learn more about Howie and gay vacations or gay tours with a spiritual focus at SpiritJourneys.com.

Volcano Tours and Cheap Holidays Provided by Iceland Total Website

Volcano Tours and Cheap Holidays Provided by Iceland Total Website

Adventure seekers looking to explore the recent volcanic eruption at the Eyjafjallajokull glacier, alongside other Iceland holidays in 2010 can do so via the online travel agency, Icelandtotal.com. The website offers incredible helicopter rides, bus tours, Jeep visits and snowmobile treks to see the volcano in all of its glory.

Leading online tour operators, Icelandtotal.com, also allows travellers to choose between numerous holiday packages with various themes. Through the website you can book unique adventure tours and relaxing day trips, such as Northern Lights tours, horseback riding treks and day excursions to the natural spas of the Blue Lagoon. Icelandtotal.com also offer cheap prices online through its website’s booking engine, allowing for ease-of-use and of course excellent value for money.

Furthermore, the complete Iceland Travel guide is featured on the website. This concise guide has information on popular attractions, including photos and videos from previous tours. Icelandtotal.com is the perfect website to organise that trip of a lifetime to Iceland.

Run by Iceland Travel, Iceland Total is the largest travel agency and tour operator in Iceland, and is a part of the Icelandair Group.

Iceland Total has been providing on of the best travel services in Iceland for many years and as the time is passing by its services and quality of these services is increasing too which make it the best travel company in Iceland.

For more details and get further useful information regarding Iceland holidays and adventure tours visit Iceland Total website at www.icelandtotal.com

Icelandtotal.com is the largest online travel agency in Iceland which offers the best selection of Iceland vacations and holiday packages, tours, accommodation and car rentals. It is an online travel agency that enables you to book Iceland packages and day tours online. It is your one-stop-shop for cheap travel deals and special offers in Iceland. It is operated by Iceland Travel which is part of Icelandair Group. Book your Iceland holiday on Iceland Total and enjoy the best value for money available.

Getting Around On Your Iceland Holidays

Getting Around On Your Iceland Holidays

Article by Vikki Beale







Iceland has an abundance of extraordinary landscapes and sights to take in along its coast. With natural spectacles such as geysers, lagoons, glaciers, fjords and volcanoes the question is which modes of travel will you use to see it all on your holidays to Iceland?

Getting Around on your Iceland Holidays

‘Around’ is the right word. There’s a great deal to see on and near Iceland’s coastlines so you’ll find that the coach tours for Iceland holidays won’t stray more than eighty kilometres from the sea. Along the coast you might come across a gleaming transparent ice-boulder lying on a coal-black beach. Or you might see waters filled with drifting turquoise tinted icebergs. And the great capital of Reykjavik (a ‘must see’ on your holidays to Iceland) rests on the glassy waters of Faxaflói Bay. It is linked to the other cities and the other coastal sights by a huge ring road that threads around the edge of the country.

Since no-one lives far inland there are only a couple of roads that cross the interior, and access to these is seasonal. The coach tours will get you in far enough to visit the sights popular on Iceland holidays, such as the Waterfalls at Gullfoss and the dramatic hot springs at Geysir. But beyond these, Iceland becomes difficult to negotiate. To penetrate the country’s inner frontier – in search of the lava fields, volcanic craters, deserts and mountain scenery – you’ll need to climb aboard a different kind of transport.

Big Wheels and Hooves

This is indeed a country of unusual and extreme landscapes, so the more specialist holidays to Iceland will involve some extreme vehicles to help you see more of it. Many people are mistaken in thinking that the whole of Iceland is buried under a deep wall of snow, but for the parts that really are, you will need a vehicle made for the job.

Commonly, operators of Iceland holidays use specialist 44 vehicles known as ‘Super Jeeps’ to transport visitors between the sights. These are powerful rovers with bulbous wheels that bound and charge through the snow drifts, making the ride as exciting as the scenery. You might drive these inland to the lava fields or through another of the formidable terrains in Iceland. Holidays can be relaxing here too though, with horseback treks for those places hard to reach on foot. Equally, a stroll near the lakes of the Thingvellir National Park suggests a more leisurely pace, and perhaps you’ll enjoy a dip into a natural hot pool.

Wings and Fins

Some specialist holidays in Iceland feature a plane tour of the island. This makes it possible to witness the amazing variety of the countryside within a single day. A fly-drive tour can be tailor-made to show the highlights of Iceland, and package holiday itineraries exist which let you see all of the country’s regions within two weeks.

Just in case you forget you’re on an island, you should include a boat trip. There’s Whale Watching from Husavik Harbour, and in the summer months when the fjords are clear of ice, the boats can take you to where the glaciers spill from the land into the sea.

Of course, you may choose not to stay constantly mobile. There’s plenty to keep you in Reykjavík for a few days. But if you still haven’t had enough excitement on your Iceland holidays, there are always the snowmobiles to try!



About the Author

Vikki Beale is a holiday expert for iceland2go, a specialist operator providing holidays to Iceland and Greenland. Iceland2go has a dedicated team of experienced travel consultants ready to share their knowledge to create the perfect tailor-made itineraries and finest package holidays Iceland offers, with sights including glaciers, geysers, fjords, and the Northern Lights.

Iceland Holidays for Cheap through Iceland Total Website

Iceland Holidays for Cheap through Iceland Total Website

Thrill seekers wishing to see the recent volcanic eruption at the Eyjafjallajokull glacier, alongside other Iceland holidays in 2010, can through the excellent online travel agency Icelandtotal.com. The website offers a multitude of Iceland holiday ideas, such as self drive holidays, car rentals, vacation packages, flights, accommodation, day tours and activities.

Through Icelandtotal.com, you can choose between various holiday packages with different themes and ideas. The website can provide incredible adventure tours, such as snowmobile treks and horseback riding, through to relaxing trips to natural spas and sight-seeing tours. In addition, Icelandtotal.com offers cheap prices for customers purchasing package deals online through its website booking engine, resulting in ease-of-use and great value for money.

Icelandtotal.com also offers the complete Iceland Travel guide, with in-depth information regarding sites and popular attractions, including videos and photos from previous tours. The website gives you the perfect chance to arrange that special holiday in Iceland.

Operated by Iceland Travel, Iceland Total is the biggest travel agency and tour operator in Iceland, and is part of the Icelandair Group.

Iceland Total is has been providing the best travel services in Iceland for many years and as the time is passing by its services and quality of these services is increasing too which make it the best travel company in Iceland. So if you are planning to go on a vacation in Iceland and want to enjoy the best time of your life then you do not need to look further than Iceland Total.

To find out more about cheap Iceland holidays visit www.icelandtotal.com

Icelandtotal.com is the largest online travel agency in Iceland which offers the best selection of Iceland vacations and holiday packages, tours, accommodation and car rentals. It is an online travel agency that enables you to book Iceland packages and day tours online. It is your one-stop-shop for cheap travel deals and special offers in Iceland. It is operated by Iceland Travel which is part of Icelandair Group. Book your Iceland holiday on Iceland Total and enjoy the best value for money available.