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
fljotstunga@fljotstunga.is
www.fljotstunga.is

+354 435-1198
+354 865-4060
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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/

The Icelandic Expo pavilion in Harpa

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The pavilion features a unique 360 degree film where the walls and ceiling form a visual unity. The film reveived much acclaim at the world fair in Shanghai in 2010 and at the Frankfurt book fair in 2011. Almost three million people have already seen the film Screenings in Harpa begin on June 28th in Silfurberg hall. For the first time this summer, Icelanders, and those visiting Iceland will have the chance to experience the atmosphere of the Iceland Expo Pavilion which was designed for the World fair in Shanghai in 2010. The pavilion was then raised again for the Frankfurt book fair in 2011.  Now, it‘s Iceland‘s turn.

Inside the pavilion there is a screening of an Icelandic film in 360 degrees. The film, which is fifteen minutes long, presents Iceland in all its diversity. Footage from both city and nature is projected onto the four sides and the ceiling of the pavilion, together forming a cube that surrounds its guests.

http://en.harpa.is/expo