Palin's Travels: Michael Palin's travel website MS Empress MS Empress is a cruise ship operated by Pullmantur Cruises. She was formerly operated by Royal Caribbean International as Nordic Empress and Empress of the Seas. The ship was ordered by Admiral Cruise Lines and was intended to be called the Future Seas and join the other Admiral ships, the Azure Seas and the Emerald Seas. However, when Royal Caribbean merged with Admiral in 1987, the Admiral brand was dissolved and the newbuild (still under construction) was incorporated into the Royal Caribbean fleet. A few signature Royal Caribbean brand elements were added, including the Viking Crown and Windjammer Cafe. MS Empress in a new coloring. The ship was originally named Nordic Empress and was the final Royal Caribbean ship whose name did not end with "of the Seas". Nordic Empress was the first mainstream cruise ship especially designed for the 3 and 4 day cruise market. In 2000, Royal Caribbean announced that the Nordic Empress would be undertaking a series of cruises in South America.
Tests et évaluations de location de voiture: Avis des clients sur le prestataire Daytours from Reykjavik, Iceland Overview: This Northern Lights tour in Iceland takes you in a super Jeep out of town, far from the city lights to observe this fascinating natural phenomenon also known as Aurora Borealis. Given clear skies and a little bit of luck, sightings can occur from autumn through to spring. Departures: 20:00 Daily 15 Sep 2013 - 15 Apr 2014 Duration: 3 - 4 hours Prices: Adult: 19.500,00 kr.Child: 9.750,00 kr. Minimum passengers: No minimum passenger requirement Description: The elders say that the harsher the night‘s frost, the more intense the colours will be. The Northern Lights Jeep tour is dependent on the weather and sky conditions and we reserve the right to cancel at any time. Make sure you book your Northern Lights in Iceland tour for your first night in town in order to maximise your chances of sightings. Northern Lights super Jeep tour Highlights: Northern lights Icelandic nature in the dark Lifetime experience This tour lasts 3-4 hours. Gallery: Book tour Now Reviews: David Regler, United Kingdom
TheTravelzine.com Volcanos in the North pole More evidence comes to light that one should have his doubts about all the clamour that has been raised about climate change and its contribution on the melting of the ice caps (see entry on this blog of Apri 9, 2007). According to a report that appeared in that unique scientific journal, "NATURE", researchers from Europe, the U.S.A and Japan recently ascertained some gigantic volcanic activity 4.000 meters down under the ice cap in what is called the Gakkel Ridge. Back in 1999 phenomenal seismic activity in the area had drawn the attention of the scientific community. The scientists say the heat released by the explosions is not contributing to the melting of the Arctic ice. This, however, is to be seen in the immediate future when the facts are more carefully examined. The attached photo from Canwest News Service shows lava rabble from the Ridge. Labels: climate change, Greenland's coastline, Piri Reis Map
Voyages-sncf.com : Voyage en train, en avion, réservation d'hôtels et séjours Reykjavik: Nightlife Reykjavik Nightlife is unlike any other. With over 50 bars lining the main street (Laugavegur) and the small streets leading from it, it can be a daunting task to know where to start. The bars in Reykjavik change with the seasons to provide Icelanders with a new favourite place each year, this is why many online accounts or reviews are outdated and many of the places described do not exist anymore. This does however mean that there is always plenty to look at whilst strolling the streets. Everything from small quaint coffee shops to large fancy bistros welcome you from every angle. Due to the small population, many bars have dual personalities. Most Icelanders begin drinking at home and then arrive into the city center shortly after midnight. Some examples Restaurant by day / Popular dance bar by night
Foreign Affairs Canada Hot Topics Canada stands in solidarity with the people of Ukraine in their fight for a free and democratic Ukraine. This landmark agreement constitutes Canada’s first free trade agreement in the Asia-Pacific region. An interactive global map. Ammassalik Island Ammassalik Island (Danish: Ammassalik Ø) is an island in the Sermersooq municipality in southeastern Greenland, with an area of 772 km2 (298.1 sq mi). Geography Tasiilaq on Ammassalik Island The island is separated from the mainland of Greenland by the wide Sermilik Fjord in the west, and by the Ikaasartivaq Strait in the northeast. In the east and southeast the southern, progressively wider half of the Ammassalik Fjord separates the island from an archipelago of islands, including the largest Apusiaajik Island, and Kulusuk Island across the Torsuut Tunoq sound. The southern coast of the island is washed by the waters of the open North Atlantic. The highest point of the island is a glaciated peak in the northern part, at 1,352 m (4,435.7 ft). Settlement The only settlement on the island is Tasiilaq town, with 1,893 inhabitants as of 2009, the most populous community on the eastern coast, and the seventh-largest town in Greenland. References
10 things you could do in reykjavik | Ice Cold Land – a walk around reykjavik unearths a lot of treasures - stopping over for a holiday in iceland and wanting to savour a quick byte off its capital, reykjavik? then here’s some interesting things to fill up your itinerary. – take a walk into harpa, reykjavik’s main concert and performance hall - 1. stop by harpa and take a picture of your shadow against reykjavik’s impressive newly built concert and performance hall. – reykjavik’s famous public square, austurvöllur - 2. take a break and indulge in a cuppa joe or tea at the nation’s version of starbucks, te & kaffi or during the summer, take in the leisurely pace of the city at an outdoor cafe in austurvöllur. there are loads of them on the streets of vallarstræti and pósthússtræti. 3. shop at leagavegur and buy something from iceland’s very own GAP store, 66 north. 4. head to 10-11, a supermarket and 7-11 chain that sells essential items. – the magnificient view of reykjavik from the top of hallgrimskirkja church tower - Like this: Like Loading...