Iceland Encounter

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If you have never been to Iceland….here is a peak at the many reasons this country is a gem and a perfect destination to visit…..

“ICE” MAY BE IN ITS NAME, BUT ICELAND IS ONE OF THE “HOTTEST” YEAR-ROUND DESTINATIONS TO VISIT.

Featuring fields of porous black rock, spectacular mountain valleys, subterranean caves with walls of lava, glaciers looming far off the road, mysterious black sand beaches. At 20 million years old, this small, New York-sized country is Europe’s youngest island, and a true paradise for the both the outdoor enthusiasts and travelers seeking beauty all around.  

Iceland’s rivers are perfect for rafting, fishing, diving and snorkeling; its mountains, volcanoes and glaciers are good for hiking, climbing, dog-sledding, and snowmobiling; its snowy hills for skiing and snowboarding; its waves for surfing; its caves for exploring; and its barren highlands for jeep safaris.

Experience music, literature, art and design in interesting venues, galleries, and makeshift creative spaces in old factories around the country.

REYKJAVÍK IS A CITY OF BOLD CONTRASTS: IT IS BOTH COSMOPOLITAN AND SMALL-TOWN; VIBRANT AND SOPHISTICATED; YOUNG-AT-HEART AND YET FULL OF HISTORY.

Reykjavík is the natural starting point for any visit to Iceland.  The capital is world-renowned for its culture, history, and natural beauty on all fronts. Downtown Reykjavík (also known by its postal code as 101) is the nucleus of Iceland’s rich culture and arts scene. 

Throughout 101, playful murals and street art testify to the city’s sense of creativity and fun. Art galleries such as the Reykjavík Art Museum and the National Gallery showcase the works of classic Icelandic artists.

IN THE PAST FEW YEARS, ICELAND HAS EMERGED AS ONE OF EUROPE’S MOST DYNAMIC GASTRONOMIC DESTINATIONS

Icelandic food is another gem, awaiting you to come and discover it. Sustainable use of food resources is important to Iceland. “Locally grown” and “slow food” are descriptive phrases for Icelandic cuisine. As day turns into night, people start filing into the excellent restaurants for delectable meals, and local music is one of the mainstays in Reykjavík’s cultural life. 

ICELAND IS ONE OF THE FEW PLACES IN THE WORLD WHERE YOU CAN ENTER A MAGMA CHAMBER.

Iceland is one of the most active volcanic regions in the world. Its unique geological conditions make for some awe-inspiring rock formations, both beneath the surface as well as above it. Various tube caves—formed by magma flowing underneath the earth’s surface after lava has solidified overhead—can safely be explored through guided excursions year-round.

Iceland is not just a destination…..It is an Adventure of a Lifetime!

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