Orbis Travel Club

Iceland is the subject today. Over the past few years, it has become more and more popular tourist attraction for various reasons, but the main reason is the still unspoilt landscape.

Iceland is a vast volcanic laboratory where mighty forces shape the earth, where  Geysers gush, Ice-covered volcanoes rumble and glaciers cut great pathways through the mountains. Its supercharged splendour seems designed to remind visitors of their utter insignificance in the greater scheme of things, with an eyeful of the cinematic landscapes everyone is transfixed.

Don’t for a minute think it’s all about the great outdoors. The counterpoint to so much natural beauty is found in Iceland’s cultural life, which celebrates a literary legacy that stretches from medieval sagas to contemporary thrillers by way of Nobel Prize winners. Live music is everywhere, as is visual art, handicrafts and Locavore cuisine. The world’s most northerly capital is home to the kind of egalitarianism, green thinking and effortless style that its Nordic brethren are famous for – all of which is wrapped in Iceland’s assured individuality.

The handicraft is a good representative Icelandic folklore. The picture on the left is called rebirth done by Gudrun Halldorsdottir one of Iceland’s better-known sculpturist.

During the long dark winter nights of old, storytelling was the chief form of Icelandic entertainment, with each region fostering its very own bulk of tales and legends that were passed down from generation to generation throughout the centuries.

The elves of Iceland commonly referred to as Huldufólk (hidden people), live in enchanted rocks and cliffs where they lead lives that are very similar to those lead by humans; they keep livestock, cut hay, row fishing boats, pick berries and go to church on Sundays. Not necessarily true but who cares.

Iceland has many hidden treasures and the best way to find them is to travel with small local travel companies like Borea in Isafjordur, they will take you to very remote places in lots of different ways. There are other tour companies in Iceland just click here to find out more.

One adventure everyone that goes to Iceland must try is to bathe in the blue lagoon that is an experience you are not likely to forget, but there are so many ways in which you can experience Iceland, like whale watching Pony riding, sea angling and Salmon fishing.

Iceland is not the cheapest country you go to, but what an adventure right on your doorstep.

Have a nice stay.

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