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Old 20-02-2008, 18:06   #1
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Iceland in 2009

Planning a trip to Iceland in 2009 from Boston and would like any and all info. Thanks Michael
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Iceland is about 180 miles East of Greenland, and 600 miles West of Norway, at about 65 Deg. N x 18 Deg. W.

The Official Gateway to Iceland:
Goto: Iceland.is - Gateway to Iceland

The Noonsite profile for Iceland:
Goto: http://www.noonsite.com/Countries/Iceland

Log of Holly Hughes’ 2001 voyage to Iceland aboard “Hannah Brown”:
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Planning a trip to Iceland in 2009 from Boston and would like any and all info. Thanks Michael
Go out. Turn left. Wait till it gets even colder. Turn right. Wait till you hit snow covered rock.

More people would go if it was called CoconutIceland.






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There is a real nice article on the environmental problems that Iceland is facing today in National Geographic this month. Iceland looks fascinating. I may go there someday. By boat would be real cool (no downrite cold).
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... By boat would be real cool (no downrite cold).
In spite of it's proximity to the Arctic Circle, the climate of Iceland is not particularly harsh, and winters are relatively mild, mainly because of the warming waters of the Gulf Stream.
The average temperatures are above freezing, in winter.

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http://www.hi.is/~oi/climate_in_iceland.htm
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Ok so wait for a Southerly go to the Gulf stream and turn left. Temps don't sound horrible its the getting there that sounds cold. I imagine that you would get artic storms trying to get to Iceland unless you got a perfect window.
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I recommend the book "Into the Light" by Dave and Jaja Martin, which describes their voyage to Iceland (and beyond).
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I lived in Iceland for seven years - I would be happy to chat with you about that wonderful country.
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A couple more resources:

http://www.bethandevans.com/Iceland%...ing%20info.htm

http://www.setsail.com/s_logs/dashew/dashew439.html (see Plan B)
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