It is the world’s largest man-made ice cave. Tunneled into Europe’s second largest glacier, Langjökull “the Long Glacier”. Giving visitors a chance to experience the magnificent “blue ice” which is buried deep beneath the glacier’s surface.
The tunnel is 500 meters long. The layers of ice walls show the chronological story of the glacier and each black line shows a volcanic eruption. Even from the famous Eyjafjallajökull volcanic eruption. Each layer tells a story. The tunnel consists of numerous nooks and dens and even a small chapel.
Since glaciers are constantly moving and also climate change is taking its toll, it is not known for how long this ice cave tunnel is going to last. But it is estimated that it will last for about 10 years with maintenance.
An 8-wheel drive glacier monster truck, which was converted from an ex-NATO cruise missile launcher, takes visitors from base camp to the tunnel entrance.
The special misty feeling of standing behind Seljalandsfoss waterfall. Best when dressed for the occasion and wearing hiking shoes for climbing the muddy rocks. Being a world-known celebrity, Seljalandsfoss attracts people from all over the world and some of them big celebrities themselves. For the full experience of hiking and enjoying the unique walk through the small cave behind the waterfall there is no short-cut. Stick your tongue out, the water is pure enough to drink it.
Experiencing the radiant powers of the Blue Lagoon’s geothermal seawater in the heart of a volcanic landscape.
The Blue Lagoon holds nine million liters of geothermal seawater which is naturally renewed every 40 hours. This natural resource is rich in salt, silica, and other minerals.
The water temperature is generally between 37°C and 40°C (98-104°F). But owing to variables outside of our control, including the weather and the season, the water temperature sometimes fluctuates beyond this range. Nonetheless, the lagoon remains warm, relaxing, and rejuvenating throughout the year.
A journey into Raufarhólshellir is a unique experience and a great opportunity to witness the inner workings of a volcanic eruption as one walks in the path of lava that flowed during the Leitahraun eruption, which occurred east of the Bláfjöll mountains about 5200 years ago. Every winter spectacular ice sculptures are formed inside the entrance of the cave making the experience of visiting the lava tunnel even more breathtaking.
First Class will be attending IMEX America tradeshow in Las Vegas October 16th – 18th 2018. As before this is a great opportunity to meet MICE buyers from USA and Canada, as well as from many other countries. Come meet us in Las Vegas and learn more about what Iceland has to offer. You can find us in booth A3418 – The Scandinavian Pavillion. You can make an appointment by clicking this link
Iceland has qualified for the first time to participate in the FIFA World cup finals starting next month in Russia. Iceland is by far the smallest nation to ever qualify with only approx. 340.000 inhabitants, something close to a miracle.
As Iceland’s first game against Argentina gets closer, excitement builds up in our small island. Argentina, fans favorite to win the tournament, has some of the world’s most esteemed players in their team, such as Lionel Messi, Sergio Aguero and Angel Di Maria. How will the Icelandic Vikings tackle this huge task?
Become a member of #Team Iceland and cheer for our team. Go Iceland!
First Class will be attending IMEX America tradeshow in Las Vegas October 14th – 16th 2014. As before this is a great opportunity to meet MICE buyers from USA and Canada, as well as from many other countries. Come meet us in Las Vegas and learn more about what Iceland has to offer. You can find us in booth 2719 – The Scandinavian Pavillion. You can make an appointment by clicking this link
First Class will be attending IMEX America tradeshow in Las Vegas October 15th – 17th 2013. This is a great opportunity to meet the leading Incentive houses and Corporate clients in the USA and Canada, as well as from many other countries. Come meet us in Las Vegas and we will show you what Iceland is all about. You can find us in booth 2819 – The Scandinavian Pavillion. You can make an appointment by clicking this link
The World Outgames festival is organized by GLISA (Gay and Lesbian International Sports Association) and is open to all irrespective of sexual orientation. The festival centres on three pillars, i.e. sports, culture and human rights. The festival is held every four years and lasts ten days. In all it attracts between 10.000 and 20.000 participants.
Reykjavik applied to host the games in 2017 along with 18 other cities. The number was then reduced to five: Miami, Rio de Janeiro, Denver and Reykjavik. After further evaluation GLISA decided that discussions should only continue with Reykjavik and Miami. GLISA representatives visited Iceland over the period 25th to 28th of Jan. to evaluate facilities. Representatives from Reykjavik city will then travel to Antwerp on the 28th of Feb. for a further presentation and that same evening the successful location will be announced.