Visit the Iceland Airwaves Festival with Us (Oct 13-17) - Iceland ProTravel Offers 7 Percent Discount on your Holidays in Iceland

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Since the first edition was held in 1999 (in an airplane hangar), Iceland Airwaves has become one of the premier annual showcases for new music – Icelandic and otherwise – in the world. It´s made a heap of friends and won many fans along the way, and been lavished with praise pretty much everywhere they write about music. Example: Rolling Stone magazine called it "The hippest long weekend on the annual music-festival calendar."

About the festival.
Since the first edition was held in 1999 (in an airplane hangar), Iceland Airwaves has become one of the premier annual showcases for new music – Icelandic and otherwise – in the world. It's made a heap of friends and won many fans along the way, and been lavished with praise pretty much everywhere they write about music. Example: Rolling Stone magazine called it "The hippest long weekend on the annual musicfestival calendar."

What to do during the day?
But there's more to Airwaves than music. Reykjavík is quite possibly the perfect festival city – small enough to be welcoming, sophisticated enough to offer cultural, historical and nightlife diversions to rival cities ten times its size. Maybe twenty… who knows? And it's surrounded by some of the most unique and astonishing natural beauty you're ever likely to see (this is a grand statement, but you should just see it).

Iceland ProTravel UK has put together some interesting tours you can go on while recouping from the night before.

Roll out of bed, hose the party remains out of your hair and hop on a bus. Before you can remember what you did the night before, you're on your way to The Golden Circle, looking at geysers, waterfalls, lava fields – all the best that a volcanic island has to offer, including the world famous Blue Lagoon, favorite soaking spot of the international hung-over glitterati. Mmm! You can really taste the hipster!

Dolphin and Whale Watching from Reykjavik harbor is a good way to get some fresh air in the lungs after a good night out. Whale watching in Iceland is a unique experience and the Icelandic Dolphin and Whale spotting boat trips are famous all over the world for their adventures and excitement. Definitely not to be missed during your holiday.

Another way to freshen up after a good night is to go horseback riding. Lava Riding tour is ideal for that. The tour is an adventurous ride into the lava fields surrounding Mt. Helgafell volcano to the old Kaldársel sheep corral or to Lake Hvaleyrarvatn through lava fields and across beautiful hillsides. View rough lava fields and look for different formations in the lava, maybe you will be able to spot a troll or two. The beautiful Bláfjöll Mountains tower above on the horizon. All riding is on excellent riding paths.

If you wish to see the most impressive nature spot in Iceland during your holiday, we recommend our Thorsmörk Super Jeep tour - for nature lovers this is a must. Lush valleys and lava fields with soft moss, abundant bird life, diverse flora, craters and salmon rivers characterize this part of Iceland. Thorsmörk is a valley in Iceland that was named after the god Thor. It is situated in the south of Iceland between the glaciers Tindafjallajökull, Mýrdalsjökull and most famous Eyjafjallajökull. This leads to an especially warm climate, better than in the rest of south Iceland. Here, the cold glacier river Krossá winds between the mountains. In the protected valley, there is green vegetation of Moss, Fern, Birchwood and other small shrubs.

Looking for the right tour operator?
Iceland ProTravel UK is part of a family of tour operators based in Germany, Switzerland and Sweden. To serve our customers we also have staff located in Iceland. The office in Reykjavik has extensive experience in catering for groups and incentives. We make your holidays in Iceland an adventure. Interested? A great deal for unforgettable holidays in Iceland is the offer of a 7% discount on all self-drive tours for summer 2011 if booked before 1st November!

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