Souvenirs from Iceland
Charming souvenirs from the Republic of Iceland reflect the country's proud traditions and history. Befitting its status as birthplace of the Vikings, you will find the proud warriors emblazoned on all manner of items, from beer steins and plates, to decorative statutes made from resin, pewter and wood. If you are looking for something just a tad more feminine, souvenier dolls in costume replicas are a lovely addition to your curio shelf, along with thimbles painted in folkloric patterns. Looking for something warm? Hand knit sweaters in traditional patterns make an excellent Icelandic souvenir. Artisans working in natural materials, such as fish skin, lava rocks and driftwood, will be glad to create a unique memento for that special someone. Stuffed replicas of horse and sheep, handcrafted from felt, are perfect for the little ones, while post cards, magnets and key chains of Iceland will keep the memories with you every day.
Iceland: Natural Playground
Iceland has a range of activities to offer the tourist, including hiking and horseback riding through the fjords, taking in the spectacular vistas. River rafting, canoeing, bicycling, and sport fishing are guaranteed to raise your heart beats per minute, and offer the chance to view amazing flora and fauna. More leisurely outdoor activities bird watching and glacier tours. The most popular outdoor activity for Icelandic visitors is whale watching. There are many species of whales near Husavik, which is called the "Whale Watching Capital of Europe." Once you've finished exploring for the day, spend some time relaxing in a hot pot, or heated swimming pool. Iceland has a lot of volcanic activity and hot springs, leading to a long tradition of communal pools. The majority of these are outdoors and open year round, letting you enjoy a dip in the heated waters while snow falls around you.