Iceland Travel

Iceland location

Iceland is the second largest island in Europe. It is in between New York and Moscow and lies near the artic circle so Iceland travel is not far. Iceland is a very young country and hence waiting to be explored. Iceland travel deals include all the information about various places to visit and include in your trip. You have a lot of site seeing areas, as the interior of travel Iceland is full of mountains and its highest peak being Hvannadalshnukur at a height of 2,119m. TOURIS tour operators take optimum care to show you all the sites that are worth watching.

The climate

Though Iceland is in the northern region it seems adventure tours might be difficult but on the contrary the climate is much milder and supports Iceland travel. The average temperature in January is about -1°C and in July is 11.2°C. TOURIS takes extra efforts that you are comfortable in these climates while the tour operators make Iceland tour packages. The coastal area is rather windy but thunderstorms are very rare which supports Iceland travel. The western and southern coasts have mild temperatures and July and August are the warmest months. The dark period lasts from November to January and Touris tour operators take extra care that Iceland travel deals take these facts into consideration.

The islands

In Iceland there are numerous islands, which act as sites for Touris Iceland tour operators. Though only some islands are inhabited the largest are the Westman Islands in the south of Iceland. Touris Iceland travel deals include sightseeing of these islands and a flight from Reykjavik takes less than half an hour.

Iceland glaciers

Iceland travel has a very distinctive feature that is its glaciers, which occupy approximately 10% of its total area. These glaciers range from small cirque glaciers to extensive glacier caps like the ones in Greenland. The glaciers are an exciting place for adventure tours and you can have them included in your tour by opting for Touris.

The rivers and lakes

Iceland has many rivers and lakes due to water that melts from the glaciers. But these are not navigable due to heavy currents but make excellent site for river rafting as included in tour of TOURIS Iceland tour package. The longest river in Iceland is Thjorsa that is 230 km long.

The flora

Earlier Iceland was covered with trees and plants all over but due to excessive grazing and logging of fuel the forests have for the most part disappeared. Now in Iceland there are few wooded areas. The flora includes about 470 species of indigenous and naturalized species of vascular plants, including 37 species of vascular Cryptograms, 1 Gymnosperm, nearly 290 species of Dicotyledons and 145 species of Monocotyledons. Touris Iceland tour packages allow you to witness all these fantastic plants and rejuvenate yourself. There are lot many grasses and few varieties of artic-alpine species. Your tour to travel Iceland should include watching these plants.

The mammals

The most common wild animal in Iceland is the Arctic fox. Reindeer are in considerable number but was originally introduced from Norway. The best adventure tours are viewing whales. Mink was intrroduced to Iceland for fur farming but it went wild and caused great damage to bird and fish life. The most common domestic animals are cattle, sheep and horses, pigs, goats, dogs and cats, hens, geese, ducks, turkeys, pigeons and angora rabbits. The more common one is the Icelandic horse and these horses offer an astonishingly smooth ride. The sea mammals include whales, grey seals and artic seals. In Iceland around seventeen species of whales have been found which include porpoises, killer whales, fin whales, sei whales, sperm whales and mink whales. Even the big blue whales and humpback whales are increasing in numbers. Viewing all these sea animals is a part of Iceland tour operators.

The birds

There are about 241 species of birds in Iceland. Out of these, 72 nests regularly, 6 are common passage migrants, about 30 are regular drift migrants or winter visitors, and the rest end up here accidentally. Sea birds, waterfowl, and waders are the most common birds. Bird watching can also be a very different experience when you travel Iceland with touris. There are 16 species of ducks. Iceland is one of few places where the whooper swan is still a common breeding bird. The most important sea birds are the common guillemot, Brunnich's guillemot, the razorbill, the puffin, the kittiwake, the fulmar, and the gannet. The most celebrated of all birds is the Icelandic falcon, which in former times enjoyed a great reputation amongst falconers. The huge white-tailed eagle was formerly fairly common. There are two species of owls. The snowy owl, which is extremely rare, was restricted to certain wild parts of the central highlands. The short-eared owl is found in low-lying moorland and valleys. Iceland tour packages give you the essential information and Iceland travel deals ensure that you watch these birds.

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