Iceland - leisure , attractions , weather , food , tours , photos , map
Travels / / April 05, 2016
Iceland - is an island located in the northern part of Europe, at the foot of the Arctic Circle, its shores are washed by the Atlantic Ocean.The island and small islands around it constitute a single state.In a country dominated by a volcanic plateau terrain - there are many active volcanoes.
total area of the island-state is about 103 000 sq.kilometers, of which 12 thousand. is covered by glaciers.The number of the population of Iceland - 320 000 people, most of whom were Icelanders (98%).Common languages - Icelandic, English and German;common monetary currency - the krona.On the territory of the Evangelical Lutheran Church operates.
Reykjavik is considered the smallest capital in Europe, he also is the capital of Iceland.The city of 120,000 people.A truly unique place, the purest in the world.Small but cozy town on three sides by the sea.There are many old buildings, among them a deep interest are House of Parliament in 1881 and built in the XIII century.The building of the Government.The city center is surrounded by crystal lakes and green lawns.
Close Akureyri is the center of tourism, sport, education and culture.Isaferdur famous for the abundance of fish, the locals call it fishing town.Hafnarfjordur - a major commercial and industrial center.
Iceland - rest and attractions
country of ice and fire - so called visiting Iceland.The island is fraught with miracles.Such natural phenomena as auroras, geysers, combined with mountains and glaciers create an enchanting atmosphere.Mysterious lunar landscape, opening eyes a rest, allows us to represent himself in the role of a space traveler, visiting different worlds and planets.That is how many describe their feelings.
two- waterfall called Gullfoss is becoming increasingly popular with tourists.Cold mesmerizing beauty is revealed to them, especially when the sun is shining through the drops can be seen a huge multi-colored rainbow.Is not it an eyeful?
created for lovers of art and culture of the place where you can spend time with benefits.It is a variety of museums and galleries.For example, the National Museum in the capital, filled with historical collection, and Árni Magnússon Institute, where the unique historical writings are kept.Such a lot of places in Reykjavik.Cekovi Central Botanical Garden, leisure park - and this is not a complete list of attractions of the capital.
Iceland offers great faces for leisure and entertainment: trekking in the surrounding volcanoes, trips to the beach and local glaciers.Tourists also have the unique opportunity to make a jeep safari, horse riding on thoroughbred horses and bicycle tour of the local mountains.Rich country fish fishing enthusiasts will be pleasantly surprised.
tours over the vast blue lake left a good mark in your memory.For example, the Glacial Lagoon, Blauloun or Blue Lagoon - rich in natural salt lake, where you can dive at any time of the year.In the capital, many swimming pools, including outdoor, as well as different places, suitable for evening out.Bars, discos, night clubs will not miss the youth.
Iceland - the weather (climate)
climate in the state of the marine subarctic.Suffice mild due to the influence of warm currents golfstrimskogo.Ocean water from the tropics and the arctic air masses are also strongly influence the country's climate.All year round the weather is windy, frequent rains morosistye inherent to Iceland, but thunderstorms and showers there is not seen.
July - the month of sunny and warm, temperature in some areas in this period is raised to day +15 degrees, falls slightly at night, usually up to 8, 10 degrees.The elevated areas with a predominance of continental climate the temperature rises only up to 7 m.
In winter the temperature drops to 0, - 1 on landing sites in mountainous areas also can drop as low as -20.Throughout the strong winds common in winter.Since December rolls Iceland's time the longest nights.A light day lasts just over 4 hours.
In March, begins to decrease the amount of precipitation, the temperature rises to 2 degrees, 3, in April and May is much warmer, devices show from +7 to +10.Autumn - soft and less windy than the other months.This period is considered the most favorable for a trip to Ireland.
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Iceland - cuisine
Due to the severity of the climate, flora and Iceland are not different worlds wealth.But marine life is more than enough, so the formation of the kitchen and the main focus lay on them.Icelanders eat a variety of fish (halibut, flounder, trout, herring, salmon, etc.), Shrimp and lobster.
seafood - that's what Iceland is famous.Dishes of fish are so diverse that a year is not enough rasprobovat all of them.Smoked, salted, baked, boiled - any of your choice.
addition to fish dishes Icelanders eat mutton, dairy products and vegetables (where do without them!).Available vegetables - potatoes, lettuce, tomatoes, cucumbers, cabbage and turnips.Fruits imported from other countries, luckily, they abound in Icelandic stores.
If you visit this country, you will have the opportunity to try the famous snacks, which have no analogues in the world!Baked cod in sauce with cream and seasoned with white wine, fish in garlic sauce, popular fish balls, and much more awaits you in the small restaurants of the country.
Iceland - interesting facts
people planning a trip to Iceland, will be curious to learn some interesting facts about it.
1. Life expectancy in Iceland is an average of 80 years.This is due to a clean environment and the consumption of marine products.
2. Drawings are images on the coins of different sea creatures.On one crown coin - cod 10 - herring, 50 - crab, and 100 - perch.
3. Traditional souvenir in Iceland - Lopi sweater with a circular ornament in the throat.
4. Icelanders - a very educated and well-read people.According to the number of books have been read the country ranked first.Residents say, if life has meaning, then it must be a book.Writing - their national interests.
5. The most exotic dish - "Hakarl" - prepared from meat rotting shark.
6. In Iceland, almost all know each other, though not in person, but in the face.
7. On the island there are no forests.The blame early settlers who burned all the vegetation in order to sow barley at sites.Gradually eroded soil ceased to give a thick vegetation.
Iceland - registration
visa for entry to the island of Russian citizens must have a visa.Its design is engaged in the Consular Section of the Royal Embassy of Denmark in Moscow.
To apply for registration turvizy in Iceland must submit the following documents:
- passport and photocopy of the first page (as well as the old passport, if available);
- two photographs (color, on a light background) 3,5x4,5;
- copies of the completed pages of your passport;
- certificate from the present employer (signed and stamped by an official);
- medical insurance (original and copy);
- a return ticket (original and copy);
- completed questionnaire in English.
visa fee will cost you the amount - 4000 Russian rubles.
Embassy of Denmark in Moscow (Opening Hours: Mon - Fri from 9.15 to 17.00, Fri - up to 16.15):
Address: 119034, Prechistenskiy lane
9 Phone: +7 (495) 642-68-01