Friday, 9 December 2016

Adventure Iceland

#EXPLORE Iceland's vast network of hidden trails and secluded tracks? Whether you choose to explore the landscape on foot, take an adventurous spin on a mountain bike, or enjoy the region on horseback, #Iceland offers a wide variety of exciting tours and activities.

Snow Mobiles
One activity on the Iceland 'must-do' list has to be to try a little snowmobiling, snowmobile tours can easily take you cruising across glaciers, lagoons, rivers and ice-caps.

Fat Bike Adventures
Iceland has long been a top destination for mountain bikers who love the unexpected thrills this unforgiving land can present, but now it seems that Fat Bikes are taking Iceland by storm. Built to cope with the most extreme conditions these chubby wheeled monsters are proving a massive hit with hardier travellers or for those seeking an adrenaline fueled biking adventure. Capable of coping with ice, snow, sand, dust, lava, mud and water, these robust all-weather bikes are proving a hit throughout the year.

Hike a glacier
The outlet glaciers from the icecaps on the South Shore are easily accessed and provide a whole host of glacier activities, ranging from easy hikes that can be adapted to suit almost everyone all the way up to more extreme glacier adventures.

If you are traveling in the area of the icecaps Myrdalsjökull and Vatnajökull (the biggest icecap in Iceland and the third largest in the world), you should not miss the opportunity to join a glacier hike. The tours are operated on the outlet glaciers of the icecaps i.e. Sólheimajökull, an outlet glacier from Myrdalsjökull and Falljökull and Svínafellsjökull, outlet glaciers in the Vatnajökull National Park in the Skaftafell area.
Sightseeing from the Saddle
Try riding Icelandic horses, sturdy and solid, these beautiful creatures make the perfect companions for exploring the rugged Icelandic terrain. The perfect excursion for friends and family, treks of various lengths can be arranged for both novice and experienced riders.

Where to Stay in Southern Iceland

A touch of luxury whilst enjoying the wilds of southern Iceland, then why not check in to Hotel Ranga. An exclusive privately owned hotel, set in the heart of South Iceland's most magnificent countryside. Hotel Ranga has been voted one of the best places in the world to experience the Northern Lights by The Telegraph and CN Traveller Magazine.

Hotel Rangá is the only 4 star resort in South Iceland and offers luxury accommodation, gourmet food and outstanding views. It boasts all the facilities and services of a modern resort yet is situated in an area of exceptional natural beauty. Located about an hour from Reykjavík between the towns of Hella and Hvolsvöllur, Hotel Rangá lies just off the main road right in middle of South Iceland's panoramic scenery.

More adventurous outlook? then why not book into The Highland Center which provides the perfect base camp for those intrepid guests wishing to explore Southern Iceland's exceptional interior. For lone travellers and larger groups The Highland Center, Hrauneyejar offers great value accommodation, excellent food and an unbeatable location. 

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