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  • Take part in Iceland's Festival of the Sea

    2012-06-20

    If travelers hope to plan their next adventure travel excursion in a new and exotic locale, they could consider making the journey to Iceland. This beautiful country is covered in wild landscapes and vibrant towns, which welcome guests to check out the interesting cultural offerings and attractions. Every June, Iceland hosts a fascinating event that guests will not want to miss on their summer getaway.

    The Festival of the Sea is a two-day celebration of Iceland's prized exports and livelihoods - fishing. Most of the local fishermen and women will take the days off to join others in the capital of Reykjavik in honoring the art of reeling in the catch of the day. There are activities for all to delight in during the festivities that tourists and locals can enjoy together.

    Resident tour groups will offer puffin adventures and whale watching at discounted rates during the event, and some of the museums are open during special times for the influx of guests. Families can watch aerobatic airplane stunt shows or speed-rowing demonstrations while they sample some delicious, freshly caught seafood, especially herring prepared in a variety of ways.

    Experience Iceland's capital  

    While in town for the festival, travelers have a wealth of things to see and do alongside the event. For instance, those visiting Iceland should not miss exploring more of Reykjavik. This city is full of color and life despite its location in such a cold part of the world. This is a good location to learn more about the area's rich history and legends at several museums in town, including the Einar Jonsson Museum. Jonsson was one of the country's most famous artists, specializing in sculpture of figures in unique poses. Inside are some of his smaller works, while the grounds boast more than 25 bronze castings of this interesting art pieces.

    Even though travelers have ventured to one of the most northerly parts of the world, they can still enjoy the sandy shores of Nautholsvik Beach. This area is mostly manmade but is a favorite among the locals and the water is warmer than in most other coastal areas, due to the thermal hot springs that run off onto the beach and into the water.

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