The cool air even at the height of the short Northern summer, transparent glacial water, the spectacular scenery of the Icelandic plateau will appear before the traveller at strict beauty of the Northern nights. In Akureyri, the second largest city in Iceland, with a population of only 16 thousand people, there is an interesting exercise as connoisseurs of the history of Scandinavian countries, as well as eternal pilgrims, travelling the globe in search of unexplored corners of nature. For historians will be valuable going to the Akureyri Church. and for sportsmen — acquaintance with incredibly deep lake Eskuvo.
Nature – the main wealth of Iceland
A little known cruel nature of Iceland, especially the part located beyond the Polar circle, where is the town of Akureyri: a long winter, summer is fleeting and dormant volcanoes. On one of these volcanoes and settled a volcanic lake Eskuvo.
The volcano Askja, which is a lake, is an active stratovolcano, is located in the center of the Iceland plateau in the national Park Vatnajokull. The volcano height is 1510 meters above sea level. After a huge eruption in 1875 the volcano’s Caldera was formed at the same time two lake Viti and Esquevin. The difference to honey them Continue reading
The volcano Kelimutu (Kelimutu) height 1639 meters, located on the Indonesian island of Flores, known for crater lakes, from time to time changes color. Natural reservoirs in which are dissolved various minerals that change color every few years, becoming turquoise, red, brown, green or black. While colour transitions occur independently from each other, which strengthens the faith of the locals in the supernatural origin. According to ancient myth, in the lakes of Kelimutu find peace and shelter the souls of the dead.
Tourist route along the crater Kelimutu on Flores island, Indonesia // Baktiar. Flickr
Overnight in the village of Moni (Moni) closest to the Kelimutu crater locality, you should book in advance, especially during peak dates (July and August). The guest house, as a rule, arrange shuttles to the lakes for an additional fee. To see the sunrise on the volcano, to leave Moni stands no later than four in the morning. This is the best time for visitation is not so much because the sun-drenched spectacular scenery, but because of the weather conditions: in the afternoon the lake is often hidden by dense fog. For walking, you should choose warm and good protection from wind clothes and take a torch, water and snacks. However, early in the morning the locals on the trail, preparing tea and coffee Continue reading
KURGAN, August 14, RIA FederalPress. In Kurgan activists of the “popular front” asked the Governor of the region Alexey Kokorin to protect the local bear lake and Little bear in the Petrovsky district.
Social activists urged the Governor to take measures for the protection of the unique properties of these natural objects. TRANS-Ural activists drew attention to the problem of healing of bear lake, where for several years the poachers on a large scale produce precious and rare biological resources – the eggs of the crustacean Artemia.
“We had a constructive discussion, all participants came to the conclusion that in respect of the natural object necessary to produce expert studies, which are urgently needed in light of recent developments in this unique ecosystem: decreased density of water, and last winter for the first time in the history of bear lake is frozen,” – said the head of the regional working group on environmental issues and the protection of forests Olga Gordienko.
Also at the request of the “veterans” of the state unitary enterprise “Resorts of the Urals”, in whose Department there is “bear Continue reading