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Top-rated Glacier Walk Tour

Have you ever imagined a lacier walking and sightseeing? Explore the South coast and the frozen world of Sólheimajökull in your Glacier Walk Tour where you will see crevices, sinkholes and ice ridges. Training and all safety equipment needed is provided on-site.

Source: sternatravel.com/glacier-walk-and-waterfalls
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photo 2019-10-28 12:06
Purchase Highland Hikers Passport Online

Reserve your Highland Hikers Passport and to get to the trail of two of Iceland's most popular highland hiking routes, the Laugavegur hiking trail, and the Fimmvörðuháls hiking trail. It depends on you that whether you are going to do the Fimmvörðuháls or Laugavegur hike or both.

Source: icelandbybus.is/bus-passports/highland-hikers-passport
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url 2019-09-07 04:06
Hire Cheap Private Secret lagoon tour

Enjoy the beautiful scenery as we drive through the landscapes to Flúðir to find one of Iceland’s hidden treasures “The Secret Lagoon”. As an old natural crystal clear lagoon, it is one of the oldest natural geothermal pools in Iceland. 

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url 2019-04-17 12:36
Photography Tours in Iceland | Iceland Photo Tours

Looking for Iceland Photo Tours? Magical Sky Iceland offers Photography Tours in Iceland for travelers who loves Photography. We can also offer different tours and package tours / workshops. For more info, call + 354 895 6364 or visit our website.

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review 2019-03-28 01:17
The Island (Hidden Iceland #2) - Ragnar Jónasson

This series has an interesting format in that it’s written in reverse order. Book #1 (The Darkness) gave us Detective Inspector Hulda Hermannsdóttir at the end of her career with the Reykjavík police. In this outing we go back a bit to 1997 as she investigates a suspicious death on the island of Elliðaey.

 

Ten years ago, Dagur’s family was ripped apart when his sister was murdered in a rural cabin. (Thanks to a brief prologue we know what happened…sort of.) They used to hang with Benni, Alexandra & Klara, 3 other school mates who have since become estranged. So when Benni gets in touch it’s a bit of a surprise. He want to get the gang together & spend the weekend on an island to honour the anniversary of the death. Hmmm….remote island, just the four of them, no way to leave. Sure, sounds good.

 

It’s not long before Reykjavík police get a call. Seems a young woman has fallen to her death on Elliðaey. Hulda has been going through a tough spell & jumps at the chance to leave the city behind. Her subsequent interviews with the remaining friends only lead to more questions & the sneaking suspicion she’s not getting the whole story from any of them.

 

This is not a flashy fast paced thriller. It’s a quiet, reflective mystery that is almost more about the characters than the crimes. Not to say there aren’t any twists in the plot because there are. Secrets from the past & present are revealed. But it’s the background & relationships of these people that form the bulk of the story & help us understand how they ended up where they are.

 

At the centre of it all is Hulda. Her mother recently died & the death of the young woman has reminded her of the loss of her own daughter 10 years ago. She’s never known who her father was other than he was an American GI stationed in Reykjavík during the war. One side story deals with her search for him & I really enjoyed this part. You desperately want her to find some happiness in her small, colourless life.

 

I love it when a book opens with a creepy prologue. It’s always tucked in the back of my mind as I read, keeping an eye out for how/who it’s related to in the story. Here we get 2 that occur in the late 1980’s & you’ll have to pay attention as there are shifting time lines. Because of the pace & content, this one didn’t grab me as much as The Darkness. But I do enjoy spending time with Hulda. Books that feature a mature female detective are rare. Her life experience & dedication give her a different take on events & enable her to think outside the box (unlike Lýdur, her lazy pompous boss).

 

This hushed, atmospheric read perfectly mirrors the Icelandic landscape & serves as a reminder that wherever you go, your past travels with you. 

 

 

 

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