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Imagine Peace Tour

Imagine Peace Tour — this is a guided evening tour dedicated to Yoko Ono’s Imagine Peace Tower and Lennon’s and Ono’s continuing campaign for world peace. Visitors who sign up for this tour are transported via ferry ride to Viðey island. Upon arrival, a guided walk to the Imagine Peace Tower is provided with tourist-friendly […]

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Gunnuhver

Gunnuhver – located an hour southeast of Reykjavik, this is another eco-tourist destination. The mud pools and steam vents close to the Reykjanes lighthouse are collectively named Gunnuhver after a female ghost that was laid there.  She had caused great disturbance until a priest set a trap for her and she fell into the spring.  […]

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Golden Circle

Golden Circle – various travel outfits provide excursions that cover this popular tourist route, consisting of Pingvellir National Park (located in southwestern Iceland – which includes a rift valley that marks the crest of the Mid-Atlantic Ridge, and Pingvallavatn – the largest natural lake in Iceland). Pingvellir was once the location of Iceland’s supreme legislative […]

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Blue Lagoon

Blue Lagoon (Grindavik) – this is a popular geothermal spa, located near the town of Grindavik (53 km., or 48 minutes southeast of Reykjavik). The Blue Lagoon was accidentally formed in 1976 during operation at the nearby geothermal power plant. In the years that followed, people began to bathe in the unique water and apply […]

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Arctic Open Golf Championship

Arctic Open Golf Championship (Akyreyri Golf Club, Jader, Akureyri) – held every June, this is perhaps the most unusual of all golf tournaments — a game of midnight golf! This seems an unlikely prospect to many enthusiasts and few golfers have had this experience. But now you have a novel opportunity to participate in an […]

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Arnarker

Arnarker (Road 427, Þorlákshöfn) – located in the Leitarhraun lava field (49 km, or 42 minutes southeast of Reykjavik), this big hole in the ground (that looks like it was made by a fallen meteor) is actually a cave. A marked path leads from the information sign by the road to the cave, and a […]

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Aldeyjarfoss Waterfall

Aldeyjarfoss Waterfall (Sprengisandsleið) – located 6 ½ hours northwest of Reykjavik, this waterfall is only 20 meters in height. Yet, the ballast columns that frame it, and the water’s powdery blue color (confirming its glacial origins) make this natural site a worthy destination for many eco-tourists and nature lovers. Visitors who go through the moonscape-like […]