Alftavatn – Icelandic Touring Association

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Mörkin 6, 108 Reykjavík
999, Hálendi
www.fi.is

+354 568-2533
+354 568-2535
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GPS: N63°51,477 W19°13,640
By Fjallabak road south – Gas for cooking, water, wc, showers, outdoor grills, camping area.

Fljótstunga Travel Service

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Fljotstunga is located in one of the largest lava areas in Iceland, which is also the home of the largest lava caves in the country. In the land of Fljotstunga is Vidgelmir, one of the most remarkable and largest lava caves in the world.  The cave has been preserved since 1993 and entrance is only allowed with guidance. Guides from Fljótstunga arrange short (1 hour) and long (3-4 hours) tours.

The farm is mentioned in the Viking Sagas as far back as the year 1011. The land has run in one family since the late 1800’s and is one of the five farms that originally started tourism in the country side in Iceland.

Tourism Services

Fljotstunga offers accommodation in cabins, rooms, camping, food services and guided cave tours.The farm is located deep in the west of the country, between glaciers and hot springs and it is close to Reykholt, the historic home of 13th century writer Snorri Sturluson.

Activities

In the land of Fljótstunga there are many activities. Besides caving there fishing rivers, swan lakes and hiking paths with berries and mushrooms. It is a peaceful place and in winter a perfect place to see the aurora boreal (northern lights). Close to the farm there are glacier tours, swimming pools, hot tubs, golf courses and a horse rental.

Since 2010 tourism at Fljótstunga has been supporting artistic projects.

Please contact for prices and booking information.

Fljótstunga
320, Reykholt
www.fljotstunga.is

+354 435-1198
+354 865-4060
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Sport Tours

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Sport Tours is an authorized Travel Agency by the Icelandic Tourist Board and has been operating since 1994. The headquarters are in North-Iceland but we operate our tours all over Iceland and offer a variety of tailor made and activity-packed tours for groups and both private and schedule tours for groups and individuals.
Sport tours are specialists in this field and have been organizing package tours for many years.  Our tours contain plenty of excitement and action blended with Iceland?s spectacular nature, relaxation in geothermal water, excellent food and good accommodation.

The Old Farmhouse  Ytri-Vík The old three-storey house was built in 1929 and was the homestead for farming and fishing for many years. In 1982, the lovely farmhouse achieved the new role of a friedly guesthouse. The house has been completely renovated and is now equipped with all modern facilities.
Rooms: 7 x 2 made up beds
Sleeping bag accommodation: 25 persons
Kitchen with all modern appliances
Dining Room: seats 30Log Cabins
There are also 7 log cabins at Ytri-Vík.

Please contact for prices and booking information.

Ytri-Vík / Kálfsskinn
621, Dalvík
www.sporttours.is

+354 899-8000
+354 894-2967
+354 461-2867
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Inside a Volcano!

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Launched last week, “Inside The Volcano” may sound like a ride at Alton Towers, but it is instead a very literal description of the dormant chamber of Thrihnukagigur, a volcanic peak just outside Reykjavik, which is now open to visitors. For the first time, intrepid travellers can climb over the rim and descend into the once-fiery abyss.

It has been 4,000 years since Thrihnukagigur last popped, and like all eruptions it was tremendously violent. Crucially, though, it wasn’t so cataclysmic as to destroy the chamber and the entire mountain; instead the vast geological pressure was likely to have been vented through tunnels and arteries deeper in the earth, preserving a newly opened chamber and creating what cave explorer Arni Stefánsson describes as a “pristine collapse”.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/travel/2012/jun/22/volcano-tour-iceland-interior#_

http://www.insidethevolcano.com/