Reed Travel Features
NEW YORK -- Iceland is paradise found for travelers interested
in an active and adventure-filled vacation destination.
Whatever clients' interests might be -- sea kayaking, ice
climbing, snowmobiling, cycling -- they probably can do it in
Following is a partial list of other activities for individuals
* Bird-watchers will find a variety of cliff-nesting spe-cies in
the West Fjords on Latrabjarg, which is billed as the largest bird
cliff in the world.
The Westman Islands are known for their number and types of
seabirds and are home to the country's largest puffin
* Hiking is a favorite pastime for Icelanders and visitors
Few places in Iceland have marked walking paths, but hikers will
revel in the variety of topography ranging from lava to glaciers
* Exploring the country on horseback is very popular with
visitors, and riding tours from one hour to 10 days in length are
* Skiers can partake of downhill or cross country at a number of
resorts throughout Iceland.
Summer skiing is available at Kerlingarfjoll, located near
A ski school is in operation there from the end of June through
* Iceland is known for its salmon and trout fishing.
The main season for salmon fishing is the end of June through
the middle of September.
Trout-fishing season varies from one lake or river to another,
but the normal season is from the end of April through the end of
Ice fishing is popular during the winter months.
Many local and U.S. tour operators offer organized programs that
are centered on these activities.
For more information, contact the Iceland Tourist Board at (212)
949-2333; fax (212) 983-5260.