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Introduction to Iceland

Sheep round-up and the Golden Circle

In the fall, the farmers gather the sheep to a fold, the Icelandic term is “réttir". There the farmers sort out the sheep according to their home farm. This used to be the biggest social event in the country provinces and still is a very lively event where people meet . After a hard work it’s customary to warm up the spirit with some traditional Icelandic alcohol "Brennivín" and sing songs about the beautiful countryside. After visiting “réttir”, the tour continues to the geothermal area around the great Geysir and Strokkur. From there it is only a short drive to the beautiful waterfall Gullfoss. Before we return to Reykjavík, we will stop in Þingvellir, where Alþingi assembly was established around 930 and continued to convene until 1798.

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Iceland is a land of contrasts, fire and ice. Reykjavík, the capital, may not be the largest city in the world but there you can find everything that bigger cities offer today. Whether it is modern Icelandic design you search, designer boutique or the typical low prize brands you can do some good shopping. In Reykjavík you can also find quality restaurants and a vivid night live.

If it is nature you seek you will not be disappointed. As the land is densely populated and unpolluted it is easy to find peace and quiet in the midst of extraordinary magical landscape.

But you can also find lots of opportunity for adventure in Iceland; spurting geysers, glaciers and waterfalls offer endless possibilities for an exciting adventure either in the sun or in snowfall.