Day Tours in Iceland, Freebooter Style

Posted by gjtraveliceland on January 6th, 2015

Freebooters are the lawless adventurers who wouldn’t crowd onto buses to take a tour. They would seek a more adventurous root rather. So should you. Iceland is the beautiful place in Europe, especially in winter tides. Iceland is a relative new-comer to the global travel scene and, by comparison, is much less crowded but no less beautiful.

Why Iceland should be your Ultimate Destination?


If unspoiled nature and spectacular landscapes is your bag, look to Iceland. Crossing streams, driving on glaciers, sandy beaches, or taking you up close and personal with a volcano, that's what Iceland offers. On a clear day in Iceland you can see as far as your eyes permit in brilliant colours. You will see an amazing diversity of flora and fauna. You will get to experience nature as it should be: clean and unspoiled. You can even drink water from a stream, something I, sadly, wouldn't recommend almost anywhere else in the world.

Here's what you should know about Iceland besides all the pretty stuff. Iceland is expensive and not for the faint of heart. Get ready for it. Food, fuel, lodging and alcohol are amongst the most expensive in Europe. My advice is to stay in a hostel, make your own lunches and buy your liquor from the state run stores called, "VinBud," which translates literally to, "Wine Store." Iceland has notoriously capricious weather. It could be raining one minute, sunny the next and snowing the next after that. And, it is rarely warm. On a good summer day the temperature could hit 70 degrees Fahrenheit. Be prepared. Other than that, it's all good.

Iceland is a lifestyle and culture that is totally unique and prides itself on its quirkiness. There is no word for please in native language. In a recent survey, 20 percent of the population said they still believed in fairytales. This may be the only place on earth that has modern-day conveniences in a society that is both charming and haphazardly sophisticated.

While the social activities may be unsophisticated, the cuisine is unparalleled. Seafood dishes are fresh and exotic. Regular seafood dishes include Asian crab legs, cod, sushi, lobster and rarities such as whale, puffin or foal. Popular red meat delicacies include free range lamb and the lamb hot dog, the most popular meal on the island.

Duty-free shopping, Iceland features great tariff-free shops of all homemade goods as well as international designer goods. The brave and striking structural designs appeal to the more formal evening hours where guests and natives dress up in the evening.

So pack you bag packs and get ready for the Day tour in Iceland.

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Lara Johnson is the author of this post. He works at GJtravel and loves to travel around the world.

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