ACTIVITIES IN ICELAND
GOLFING IN ICELAND
Playing golf in Iceland is an adventure you´ll remember for a lifetime. Do you think playing golf at midnight surrounded by lava fields´ sound too strange to be true? Not in Iceland! Midnight golf is available in summer due to Iceland´s northerly location, and one-tenth of Iceland´s surface is adorned with lava. Sweeping mountains and majestic ocean views characterises Icelandic golf courses, which follow the contours of the naturally dramatic landscape, a popular trend in golf course design today.
FISHING AND HUNTING
Through the centuries the inhabitants of this remote island have depended on their 'catch of the day' - fish coming from either the ocean or from rivers and lakes. Icelanders have been fishermen ever since the country was first settled and have taken great care to preserve their natural resources by monitoring their fish stocks.
Iceland´s clean air and pristine nature attract many foreign visitors who consider Iceland a great destination for outdoor sports. In addition to angling, bird and reindeer hunting have been gaining in popularity. The enjoyment of the outdoors, the chance to relax alone or with friends by one of a hundred salmon rivers, is an unforgettable experience.
HIKING AND TREKKING
Even though you are just taking a walk through the town, walking is a wonderful way to get to know your surrounding. In Reykjavík there are many walking trails located in the city itself leading you to nature and scenic sights. Such trails can be found in other towns too.
This is the classic way of getting to know the Icelandic countryside - either by walking cross-country with a map and compass or following one of the marked out routes. For longer tours you need to be fit and well equipped and well prepared. A wide variety of organized and special-interest tours are available to walking and hiking enthusiasts. More
SNOW AND ICE
Iceland has a wide choice of downhill ski resorts and also offers extensive cross-country skiing with a variety of prepared trails. In recent years the snow record has been mixed but the ski resorts in the north enjoy excellent winter skiing conditions. The environment is safe and children are welcome. The standard of service and equipment is also very high.More
There are several places in Iceland where you can go sailing. You can find anything from cayaking to bigger boats to satisfie your heart. Other water sports in Iceland include water-skiing, river-raftingand kayaking.
CAVES AND MOUNTAINS
The rugged terrain in Iceland offers a range of nature activities. Mountain hiking is among the most popular. You don´t need to travel very far to find any type of nature experience of your choice. In Iceland one can find many mountain hiking trails of various degree very close to literally anywhere you are staying. You need to find out the difficulty degree before you set of and enjoy your hike and the beautiful and rejuvenating nature.
Due to the rugged lava fields that cover most of the country Iceland can pride itself of magnificent caves, great and small, all over the island. The caves in Iceland have even served many purposes and are historically magnificent not only as a natural wonder but in the way the people throughout time have used them. Caves in Iceland have been used as living quarters-as recently as the first decades of the 19hundreds, hideouts for sheep thieves or other fugitives from the law, summer residents, and even sheep pens.More
SPA AND GEOTHERMAL POOLS
Iceland boosts about its clean and rejuvenating nature and not without reason. The Icelandic nature contains great amounts of energy that captures both hart and soul. Most spas in Iceland build on this knowledge and use what powers and products the nature provides.
We recommend that you try one of the many facilities available and just find what suits you the best. Soothing Blue Lagoon bath, warm healing stone massage, a lava mud bath, or just a relaxing dip in one of Iceland´s many geothermal pools that are all equipped with a warm and relaxing hot tub. NATURAL SPA
Many of Iceland´s nature sites are in essence rejuvenating, relaxing and a retrieve in them selves. All around the country one can find natural spas, hot pots and geothermal pools open to the public. The volcanic activity acts as a natural health spa for soul and body. We recommend that you ask around and find out about natural resources in the area that you will be staying in. More