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Active vacation in Iceland - things to do, entertainment and nightlife

Keflavik In Iceland, vibrant nightlife is concentrated in clubs and bars, which can be found not only in the capital. Cozy R5 Bar in Akureyri, the “northern capital” of Iceland, is known for a rich selection of beers, including the authentic Icelandic. In Borgarnes, you'll find a unique late night cafe, Blomasetrid, resembling a residential house with its warm atmosphere. It is also a flower shop - the cafe's veranda is buried in flowers, while inside, in addition to a cafe itself furnished with easy chairs, one can find a gift shop. Coffee and tea, as well as waffles, pies and other desserts, are served here. And on the second floor, there are guest rooms where they can have a good rest.
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Dularfulla Búdin is a small bar in Akranes where tea and local beer are poured, tasty sandwiches and pastries are served, and live music is played. Owners of the bar are very friendly. Visitors to Selfoss are advised to go to Fron Bar and Nightclub - a beautifully decorated nightlife facility where you can dance to crazy music and enjoy a broad selection of cocktails presented here. While in Reykjavik, it would be nice to explore Micro Bar where one can taste an incredible amount of beer for free and Kaldi Bar where gin and craft beer are poured.
Those preferring daytime activities are recommended to go on the Golden Circle tour, which includes a visit to the Thingvallavatn valley. The trip lasts 8 hours and costs about $ 65. Beautiful Tingvallavatn lake, amazing geysers, magnificent waterfalls, historic Skalholt Church - all these can be seen in one day of traveling by comfortable air-conditioned bus, guided by a guide. Those who dream of seeing the Northern Lights with their own eyes must go on a five-hour night tour. Tours are held from early autumn to April - only during this period of clear nights is it possible to witness the incredible sky glow. The trip would cost you $ 50 and more. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
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The most energetic hiking enthusiasts cannot miss their chance to go on a twelve-hour travel tour of southern Iceland. Buses take tourists to the best places for walking and exploring the area: huge waterfalls, a wonderful black sand beach, majestic glaciers, quiet Icelandic villages. Be sure to bring along food and a camera. The trip would cost you $ 180 and more. In Iceland, there is also something to do for rafting enthusiasts. In Akureyri, you can go rafting under the guidance of friendly instructors on Viking Rafting tour - about five hours on clear river waters guarantee excitement and a desire to experience this adventure once again.
Reykjavik In Hella, you can find "Icelandic HorseWorld", a must-see for lovers of animals and, above all, horses. This is a real farm where you can book an all-inclusive tour with breakfast, lunch and dinner, a cozy room in a small house and, of course, horseback riding. Friendly guides are ready to tell all they know about these wonderful animals and the local nature. Dalvik must be visited by all those who admire whales and dolphins. That's where you can book a boat tour to observe the marine creatures and learn a lot about them from professional guides. Besides dolphins and whales, you can see seabirds and seals. Such a truly fantastic experience will be remembered for a long time.
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Akureyri invites travelers to relax after all the incredible adventures in the famous Bjorbodin Beer Spa. A warm bath of beer, hops and clean water nourishes and moisturizes the skin, strengthens the hair and, of course, relieves stress. Those who like to splash in clear water would probably prefer a geothermal bath - its water heated by a volcano has a great effect on the body due to its high content of minerals. The contrast between warm water, cold white snow around, and the clear fresh air is pleasantly refreshing. There are many similar geothermal sources in Iceland, you only need to choose the nearest one.
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Unique attractions in Iceland

Rock Hvitserkur

From the series “Top 15 Most Fantastic Creations of Nature”
Incredibly beautiful places and formations, in the existence of which is hard to believe, can be found in Iceland. Hvitserkur Rock is in the north of Vatnsnes peninsula off the coast. It is also known to tourists under its unofficial name, the Drinking Dinosaur. This huge rock actually reminds of a dinosaur that bowed its head to the water. This rock was formed by an erosion. Under influence of the environment, it’s steadily destroying. To preserve the amazing natural heritage, it was decided to strengthen the rock with concrete.

The rock of 15 meters height is located in the Gulf of Hunafloi. Every day, hundreds of tourists come to admire it. The best time to visit the attraction is low tide, as you can go to the rock along the sandy coast. At high tide, the rock is completely … Read all

Hakarl Rotten Shark in Cafe Loki Restaurant

From the series “The Most Disgusting Dishes in the World”
The most famous and impressive delicacy in Iceland is hakarl, rotten shark meat. This delicacy is able to strike with its odor and appearance rather than taste. Rough viking meal is cooked the same way as long time ago. Greenland shark meat is cut and then hung on special wooden supports. Chefs have to wait patiently until it reaches the desired stage of decay. It is important to note that hakarl may be cooked of shark fillet or shark stomach. Experts claim that these two types of meat are very different in taste.

The smell of rotting shark meat is terrible. Farms specializing in its production smell like a dirty public toilet. After cutting and packing, the shark meat becomes more attractive. It is cut into small cubes and packed in bags under vacuum. You can buy local delicacy in many … Read all
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Manchester Airport Gets a Hotel

Wellness travel has been a hit in the US in recent years but the trend is not so big in Europe. IHG hopes that by opening more hotels like EVEN it will increase awareness and popularity of wellness in the UK. Although the hotel is located near to the airport, the distance to such important objects as top universities and colleges, cultural landmarks, and natural attractions is also short. Tax-free outlets are a cherry on top of the pie. To make it more comfortable for guests to get to and from the airport, the hotel has a free shuttle service and a free parking lot. Read this

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Entertainment, recreation and attractions in cities of Iceland

Reykjavik
Tourists will love to rest and enjoy fantastic dishes in one of the local restaurants. Moreover travelers will get a chance to take part in jeep-safari, organized in the most beautiful suburban area of Reykjavik. Tourists opting for horse riding should visit the Islenski Hesturinn center. This center has an excellent horse riding school in which expert coaches will teach amateurs the basics of riding meanwhile roughriders may take part in organized tours to scenic areas of the resort. One of … Read more
Keflavik
The resort runs its own small hotel so anyone can stay here for a few days. Since its opening, Blue Lagoon has been very popular with locals, many of them come here for the weekend with the whole family. You can visit the lagoon at any time of the year. Active tourists would probably be interested in visiting Keflavik in the warm season when the largest number of activities is available to them. In the vicinity of the city are dozens of hiking trails perfect for admiring the local natural … Read more

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